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Word: impel

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


More Vocab Words

::: epistemologist - philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge; N. epistemology
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: mercenary - motivated solely by money or gain; N.
::: impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
::: unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
::: warranted - justified; authorized
::: woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: prelate - church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
::: inception - start; beginning