This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
(verb) be a hindrance or obstacle to
She is impeding the progress of our project
(verb) block passage through
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impede
impede from impedance meaning resistance
Ped (Tree in hindi)on the way.....
relate it with stampede.in a stampede there is great obstruction
im-peed(i think u no whts pee)
the path was blocked coz IM peed on the floor ;)
impede ( im means negative and pede means foot from greek roots so it means that not allowing to walk or hampering
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.
impede = im (not) + pede;not go in forward.
sounds like human centipede!! in that movie the victims will be BLOCKED by the villan
Short Definition : hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
(noun) any structure that makes progress difficult
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impediment
impediment itself has the word imped(e) which means to obstruct.
impediment - im + ped(legs) + ment--so you can't move your legs because of stumbling block.
à¤ªà¥‡à¤¡ in ur way,....hinrance
Girls wearing pads impede you.
Short Definition : drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
(verb) urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
(verb) cause to move forward with force
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impel
rhymes with compel...so when you are compelled or in a compulsion , you are FORCED to do the work.
impel, compel, propel all have similar meanings(with minor changes)_
rhymes with INTEL.. in intel company they force or drive us to do the work....
opposite to repel.. we normally say i impelled him to do this or that..
Short Definition : nearing; approaching; about to happen
(adj) close in time; about to occur
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.
Im - not, pending - waiting for. Impending - Not waiting for; about to happen.
im-pending... if i m not pending my work,then my promotion is "approching" towards me,rite?
IMP+ENDING:My GRE exams is "About to come" in a few days... This is an "IMPORTANT ENDING" for me.
Short Definition : not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
(adj) not admitting of penetration or passage into or through
an impenetrable fortress
impenetrable rain forests
(adj) permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
(adj) impossible to understand
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impenetrable
impenetrable > im(not)+enetr(enter)+able, not able to be entered
Short Definition : not repentant
(adj) not penitent or remorseful
(adj) impervious to moral persuasion
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impenitent
penny penny tent banane mein chali gayi phir bhi repent nahi karunga.
Im - not, penitent - penetence or repenting. Someone who is impenitent does not do penetence after confession.
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
Even you don't have a single penny(impenitent) don't ever repent.
IM(not)+REPENTANT.....not repentant hence impenitent
a penetentiary is a prison, where prisoners penetent or repent. So impenenitent means who doesnt repent
Im(not)+Peni(willing get penanlized for wrong doing)+tent = impenitent