This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
(noun) a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
reached an impasse on the negotiations
(noun) a street with only one way in or out
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impasse
im(IMPOSSIBLE)+passe(PASS)....IMPOSSIBLE TO PASS through a canal, which has no way to escape.
impasse=i+m+pass...."i m unable to pass the CAT xam...it was my last hope of becoming something good in life...now i am going to become just a middle class person in my life...there is NO ESCAPE from this situation..."..:)
I am not getting pass marks â€“ this is impasse.
Short Definition : (of speech) filled with passion; fervent
(adj) characterized by intense emotion
an ardent lover
a fervent desire to change society
a fervent admirer
an impassioned appeal
a torrid love affair
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassioned
impassioned: i m Passioned
i m filled with passion
Short Definition : without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
(adj) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited
her impassive remoteness
he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight
a silent stolid creature who took it all as a matter of course
her face showed nothing but stolid indifference
(adj) deliberately impassive in manner
his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impassive
Impassive-> A person saying-"I m Passive(Not Active)", that means he has no feelings,emotions.
Passive : inactive hence a person inactive in revealing emotions.zzzz
impassive=i+m+passive....i.e. someone saying.."i am passive=: deadpan , expressionless , poker-faced , unexpressive"...:)
'im-' normally means 'not'...but for these words...'im' means 'yes'...
1)impassioned(lot of passion)
2)impassive(lot of passiveness)...
Kim was simply I.M.ing her friends in Lit class when the sad PASSage was read.
Kim was impassive when the passage was read.
by memory man
I+M+PASSIVE....passivemeans accepting or allowing what happens or what others do , without active response hence impassive
impassive = im (not) + passive; not activate by something.
Short Definition : charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
(verb) challenge the honesty or veracity of
the lawyers tried to impeach the credibility of the witnesses
(verb) charge (a public official) with an offense or misdemeanor committed while in office
The President was impeached
(verb) bring an accusation against; level a charge against
The neighbors accused the man of spousal abuse
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impeach
i m "pee"ing in the bEACH(i m pe each),so the police caught me and accused me for the crime :(
impeach - imp(important)+ pea(person)+ ch(charge)..So, charge important person (public office) for a crime.
impeach: i'm breached, my security has been breached and my secrets are out, hence I'm charged with felony
Preacher = Dictator. Im and In are often used interchangably. Impeach = indict = charge with crime :).
In the public Speech imran khan was accusaed by Parvez Mushruf
Short Definition : faultless
(adj) without fault or error
speaks impeccable French
timing and technique were immaculate
an immaculate record
(adj) not capable of sin
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impeccable
im+pecca(pakka.it was there in our science book in class 2)...pakka house is always faultless as compared to kutchcha house.
Picking on somebody means to finding faults. Hence Im Pickable means, no fault can be found
remember bird WOODPECKER.....he can drill the wood with his beak....hence create flaws ....imPECKable or flawless
pakka+able: means work will be done definitely. only possible when a faultless man do
He packed the cable wire impeccably.
nothing to pick out
impossible thing must be done without fault.
it is IMpossible to PICK a flaw
pecca means fault so impeccable is faultless and peccadillo is minor fault
Short Definition : without money
(adj) not having enough money to pay for necessities
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for impecunious
pecu (read as pesu means money). impec(s)unious who doesn't have money.
IM(MEANS NOT)+PECUNE(MONEY)..SOMEONE WITHOUT MONEY..
It is IMPossible to C U IN US "Without Money"
Read it like:
Inpe kyu nahi yash(money).
IM(not)+PECUNIA is a root for money...hence impecunious means having little or no money.
I just remember and Imp has no money. Its and Imp.
imPEcuNIous..the letters in caps form PENI ie PENNY..so penniless
PE-paise CU-kyun NI-nahi hain with US?
by shivani shukla
it sounds like iMpeKUNIous->KUNI means murder in hindi...so we can make a story like"IMPportant KUNI is done by US coz we didnt have money"
im+pecunious: pecunious means rich, so impcunous memans without money
: im+pecunious: pecunious means rich, so impecunious means without money