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immigrate, emigrate

To immigrate means “to enter a country with the intention of becoming a citizen.” To emigrate means “to leave a country with the intention of settling elsewhere.”A trick you...

immutable - vocabulary

adjective
Unchangeable; not subject or susceptible to change. Despite the promised "new direction for America," getting the money out of politics and all of that, some facts of Washington life appear ...

impact, affect

Here’s another one of those fancy words many people misuse. Traditionally, the word impact served as a noun, but recently it has transformed into a trendy verb...

impalpable - vocabulary

adjective
Incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch; intangible; difficult for the mind to grasp easily or readily, as in impalpable distinctions. This name [Virginia Woolf] springs to...

impecunious - vocabulary

adjective
Having little or no money; penniless; poor. He was an eccentric, disheveled, toothless and impecunious lifelong bachelor, an amateur poet and musician and an autodidact able t...

imperative mood

The mood of verbs shows how the speaker regards the utterance. The speaker might regard the utterance as a statement: that's the indicative mood. The speaker might ask a question: that's the interrogative mood. The speaker might iss...

imperative mood

The mood of verbs shows how the speaker regards the utterance. The speaker might regard the utterance as a statement: that's the indicative mood. The speaker might ask a question: that's the interrogative mood. The speaker might iss...

Imperative mood

Mood Mood indicates the expression of a sentence – for example whether it a question, ...

Imperative Mood

English is a pervasive language. There are different ways and means to convey what you are thinking to the o...

imperfect tense, progressive tense

The progressive tense (also called the progressive aspect) is sometimes referred to as the imperfect tense.There are six progressive tenses: present, past, future, present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect. Some gram...

impervious - vocabulary

adjective
Impenetrable, as in impervious to rain; incapable of being injured or impaired, as in impervious to wear and tear; incapable of being persuaded, influenced, or affected, as in impervious...

implement - correct spelling

implement - verb and noun
Example: Congress failed to implement the new program to improve the schools. v...

implicate, implicit - vocabulary

verb
Implicate: to show to be also involved, usually in an incriminating manner, as in He was implicated in the crime; to imply as a necessary circumstance, or as something to be inferred ...

Imply vs. Infer

These two words are actually quite different in their meanings and in the subject who commits the act itself...

imply, infer

Both of these words have to do with the communication of ideas through an indirect but logical process. The difference lies in who is making (or attempting to make) the logical connection.A writer or speaker implies.  ...

importune - vocabulary

verb
To beset with solicitations, to demand with urgency; to beg for something urgently. When Benedict comes to the United States, he is likely to be importuned by conservative Catholics to ...

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improvident - vocabulary

adjective
Lacking foresight; incautious; neglecting to provide for future needs. In the House of Representatives late this afternoon a sensational appeal was made by Representative John J. Fitzgerald of...

impugn - vocabulary

verb
To challenge as false, cast doubt upon. “This was a great N.Y.P.D. officer who dedicated himself—put his life in harm’s way hundreds of times during his career—and you can use your own definition,” Mr. ...

impute - vocabulary

verb
To ascribe or attribute, as in She imputed special powers to the new software program. Kings are much to be pitied, who, misled by weak ministers, and deceived by wicked favour...

in receipt of

Here’s another of those expressions favored by writers of letters. Careful writers avoid it altogether and use have received.See ...

In Route vs. En Route

When languages borrow from each other, they play fast and loose with spelling rules. Sometimes, the borrowed...

inadvertent - correct spelling

inadvertent - adjective
Not inadvertant.Example: Though his mistake was inadvertent, it was also costly....

inane - vocabulary

adjective
Lacking sense, ideas, or significance; silly; empty or void. Anna made no answer. The conductor and her two fellow-passengers did not notice under her veil her panic-stricken face. She went ba...

inanimate - vocabulary

adjective
Lacking the qualities associated with living organisms; sluggish, dull. “Do you call that happiness—the ownership of human beings?” cried Miss Stackpole. “He owns his tenants, and he has thous...

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