Lexicon: immure – impatient

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immure (-d), v. [Fr. < L.] (webplay: imprison).

Confine; incarcerate; put away; shut up; enclose within walls; take into custody; [fig.] remand; exclude; put into seclusion.

imp (-s), n. [OE.]

Gremlin; fiend; little demon; evil spirit; devil's offspring; being from hell; creature who accompanies a witch.

impair, v. [OFr < L.] (webplay: witness).

Lessen; decrease; diminish; condemn; make unworthy.

impale (-ed), v. [Fr. < L.] (webplay: stake).

Crucify; thrust a pointed stake through; fix upon a stake thrust up through the body; [fig.] torture; torment.

impalpable, adj. [Fr. < L. impalpābilis.] (webplay: feeling).

  1. Untouchable; intangible; out of reach; [fig.] incomprehensible; unapproachable; far away in distance.
  2. Abstract; theoretical; hypothetical; out of touch.

impanel (impanelled), v. [OFr < L. pannellus, piece of cloth.]

Draped; veiled; covered with curtains; fit as with panels; [fig.] obscured; filled with clouds.

impart (-s), v. [OFr impartir < L. 'share, communicate, bestow'.]

  1. Reassure; give comfort to; communicate confidence in; share a portion with.
  2. Preach; teach; prophesy; give a salutation; present an uplifting message; [fig.] greet with birdsong; share a melody; deliver by singing.

impassable, adj. [AngFr and MFr.]

Inaccessible; difficult to get through; [fig.] indefensible; untenable; irreconcilable; senseless; unsupportable; unwarranted.

impassive, adj. [L. im + patior, capable of suffering.]

  1. Lifeless; unfeeling; insensible to pain; not capable of emotions such as pleasure, fear, and sadness.
  2. Inanimate; immovable; stationary; cold and hard.

impatient, adj. [OFr < L. impatientem, suffering.] (webplay: restraint).

  1. Fiery; restless; fretful; unstable; volatile; hot-tempered; not yet annealed.
  2. Phrase. “impatient of”: demanding of; intolerant of; harsh with; irritable at; easily upset at; lacking forbearance for; easily displeased with.