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impede

Short Definition : hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block

Definition
(verb) be a hindrance or obstacle to
Synonyms : hinder
Example Sentence
  • She is impeding the progress of our project

Definition
(verb) block passage through
Synonyms : block , close up , jam , obstruct , obturate , occlude
Example Sentence
  • obstruct the path

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impede

impede from impedance meaning resistance
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by saeedkhan89

Ped (Tree in hindi)on the way.....
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by neel_kris

relate it with stampede.in a stampede there is great obstruction
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by khushboo104

im-peed(i think u no whts pee) the path was blocked coz IM peed on the floor ;)
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by hidus

impede ( im means negative and pede means foot from greek roots so it means that not allowing to walk or hampering
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by santosh pokhrel

impede,concentrate on pede in impede.in hindi a sweet call pede.when somebody is dieting to reduce weight.then pede would be hindrence for him.
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by gdabli

impede = im (not) + pede;not go in forward.
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by shaktipada

sounds like human centipede!! in that movie the victims will be BLOCKED by the villan
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by akshayakshay

impediment

Short Definition : hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment

Definition
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
Definition
(noun) any structure that makes progress difficult
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impediment

impediment itself has the word imped(e) which means to obstruct.
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by channu

impediment - im + ped(legs) + ment--so you can't move your legs because of stumbling block.
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by KM2009

पेड in ur way,....hinrance
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by rahulkhadse

Girls wearing pads impede you.
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by myth17

impel

Short Definition : drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action

Definition
(verb) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
Synonyms : force

Definition
(verb) cause to move forward with force
Synonyms : propel
Example Sentence
  • Steam propels this ship

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impel

rhymes with compel...so when you are compelled or in a compulsion , you are FORCED to do the work.
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by imajeeth

impel, compel, propel all have similar meanings(with minor changes)_
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by friendofafriend

rhymes with INTEL.. in intel company they force or drive us to do the work....
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by tejaswi0803

opposite to repel.. we normally say i impelled him to do this or that..
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by RajeshBorkar

impending

Short Definition : nearing; approaching; about to happen

Definition
(adj) close in time; about to occur
Example Sentence
  • retribution is at hand
  • some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand
  • in imminent danger
  • his impending retirement

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impending

Impending: Im+Pending- nothing can be left pending when the deadline is near.
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by yokel

Im - not, pending - waiting for. Impending - Not waiting for; about to happen.
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by nic42991

im-pending... if i m not pending my work,then my promotion is "approching" towards me,rite?
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by hidus

IMP+ENDING:My GRE exams is "About to come" in a few days... This is an "IMPORTANT ENDING" for me.
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by Torpedox

impenetrable

Short Definition : not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery

Definition
(adj) not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
Example Sentence
  • an impenetrable fortress
  • impenetrable rain forests

Definition
(adj) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
Synonyms : dense , heavy
Example Sentence
  • dense smoke
  • heavy fog
  • impenetrable gloom

Definition
(adj) impossible to understand
Example Sentence
  • impenetrable jargon

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impenetrable

impenetrable > im(not)+enetr(enter)+able, not able to be entered
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by Galu

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by Galu

impenitent

Short Definition : not repentant

Definition
(adj) not penitent or remorseful
Synonyms : unremorseful , unrepentant

Definition
(adj) impervious to moral persuasion
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impenitent

penny penny tent banane mein chali gayi phir bhi repent nahi karunga.
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by cp.jethani

Im - not, penitent - penetence or repenting. Someone who is impenitent does not do penetence after confession.
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by nic42991

impenitent=i+m+peni+tent...imagine your house tenent saying to you that.."I M not going to pay u a single penny for this month.."i tried to make him understand but HE WASNT SORRY/NOT REPENTANT and hence i had to file a complaint
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by verbal800

Even you don't have a single penny(impenitent) don't ever repent.
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by Rushabh22

IM(not)+REPENTANT.....not repentant hence impenitent
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by nileshdive

a penetentiary is a prison, where prisoners penetent or repent. So impenenitent means who doesnt repent
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by spacker

Im(not)+Peni(willing get penanlized for wrong doing)+tent = impenitent
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