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IMPRESARIO, im-pre-sa'ri-[=o], _n._ a manager or conductor of a troupe of concert or operatic singers. [It.,--_impresa_, enterprise.]

IMPRESCRIPTIBLE, im-pre-skrip'ti-bl, _adj._ not founded on external authority.--_n._ IMPRESCRIPTIBIL'ITY.

IMPRESE, im-pr[=e]s', IMPRESS, im-pres', _n._ (_Milt._) a device worn by a noble or his retainers. [O. Fr.]

IMPRESS, im-pres', _v.t._ to press upon: to mark by pressure: to produce by pressure: to stamp: to fix deeply in the mind.--_ns._ IM'PRESS, that which is made by pressure: stamp: likeness; IMPRESSIBIL'ITY.--_adj._ IMPRESS'IBLE, susceptible.--_n._ IMPRESS'IBLENESS.--_adv._ IMPRESS'IBLY.--_ns._ IMPRESS'ION, the act or result of impressing: a single edition of a book: the effect of any object on the mind: idea: slight remembrance; IMPRESSIONABIL'ITY.--_adj._ IMPRESS'IONABLE, able to receive an impression.--_ns._ IMPRESS'IONISM, a modern movement in art and literature, originating in France, its aim being to cast off the trammels of artistic tradition, and to look at nature in a fresh and original manner--it employs general effects, vigorous touches, and deals in masses of form and colour; IMPRESS'IONIST.--_adv._ IMPRESSIONIS'TIC.--_adj._ IMPRESS'IVE, capable of making an impression on the mind: solemn.--_adv._ IMPRESS'IVELY--_ns._ IMPRESS'IVENESS; IMPRESS'URE (_Shak._), impression.

IMPRESS, im-pres', _v.t._ to force into service, esp. the public service.--_n._ IM'PRESS. [An altered spelling of _imprest_.]

IMPRESSMENT, im-pres'ment, _n._ the act of impressing or seizing for service, esp. in the navy. [A word coined from _press_, in _pressgang_.]

IMPREST, im'prest, _n._ earnest-money: money advanced.--_v.t._ IMPREST', to advance on loan.

IMPRIMATUR, im-pri-m[=a]'tur, _n._ a license to print a book, &c. [Lit.

'let it be printed;' from L. _imprim[)e]re_--_in_, on, _prem[)e]re_, to press.]

IMPRIMIS, im-pr[=i]'mis, _adv._ in the first place. [L., _in_, in, _primus_, first.]

IMPRINT, im-print', _v.t._ to print: to stamp: to impress: to fix in the mind.--_n._ IM'PRINT, that which is imprinted: the name of the publisher, time and place of publication of a book, &c., printed on the title-page: also the printer's name on the back of the title-page and at the end of the book.

IMPRISON, im-priz'n, _v.t._ to put in prison: to shut up: to confine or restrain.--_n._ IMPRIS'ONMENT, the act of imprisoning or state of being imprisoned: confinement or restraint.

IMPROBABLE, im-prob'a-bl, _adj._ unlikely.--_n._ IMPROBABIL'ITY.--_adv._ IMPROB'ABLY.

IMPROBATION, im-pro-b[=a]'shun, _n._ in Scots law, an action for the purpose of declaring some instrument false or forged.--_adj._ IMPROB'ATIVE, disapproving--also IMPROB'ATORY.

IMPROBITY, im-prob'i-ti, _n._ want of probity.

IMPROMPTU, im-promp't[=u], _adj._ prompt, ready: off-hand.--_adv._ readily.--_n._ a short witty saying expressed at the moment: any composition produced at the moment. [L., 'in readiness'--_in_, in, _promptus_, readiness.]

IMPROPER, im-prop'[.e]r, _adj._ not suitable: unfit: unbecoming: incorrect: wrong.--_adv._ IMPROP'ERLY.--_n._ IMPROPR[=I]'ETY.

IMPROPRIATE, im-pr[=o]'pri-[=a]t, _v.t._ to appropriate to private use: to place ecclesiastical property in the hands of a layman.--_adj._ IMPR[=O]'PRIATE, devolved into the hands of a layman.--_ns._ IMPROPRI[=A]'TION, act of appropriating: property impropriated; IMPR[=O]'PRIATOR, a layman who holds possession of the lands of the Church or an ecclesiastical living. [Low L. _impropri[=a]tus_--L. _in_, in, _proprius_, one's own.]

IMPROVE, im-pr[=oo]v', _v.t._ to make better: to advance in value or excellence: to correct: to employ to good purpose.--_v.i._ to grow better: to make progress: to increase: to rise (as prices).--_ns._ IMPROVABIL'ITY, IMPROV'ABLENESS.--_adj._ IMPROV'ABLE, able to be improved.--_adv._ IMPROV'ABLY.--_ns._ IMPROVE'MENT, the act of improving: advancement or progress: increase, addition; IMPROV'ER, one who improves: a pad worn by women to make the dress hang properly.--_pr.p._ and _adj._ IMPROV'ING, tending to cause improvement.--_adv._ IMPROV'INGLY.--IMPROVE ON, or UPON, to bring to a better state by addition or amendment; IMPROVE THE OCCASION, to point out a moral from some event that has just occurred. [A variant of _approve_.]

IMPROVIDENT, im-prov'i-dent, _adj._ not provident or prudent: wanting foresight: thoughtless.--_adj._ IMPROVIDE' (_Spens._), not provided against.--_n._ IMPROV'IDENCE.--_adv._ IMPROV'IDENTLY.

IMPROVISATE, im-prov'i-s[=a]t, IMPROVISE, im-pro-v[=i]z', _v.t._ to compose and recite, esp. in verse, without preparation: to bring about on a sudden: to do anything off-hand.--_ns._ IMPROVIS[=A]'TION, act of improvising: that which is improvised; IMPROVIS[=A]'TOR, IMPROVISAT[=O]'RE (-r[=a]), sometimes _fem._ IMPROVIS[=A]'TRIX, IMPROVISATRI'CE, one who improvises: one who composes and recites verses without preparation:--_pl._ IMPROVISAT[=O]'RI (-r[=e]).--_adjs._ IMPROVISAT[=O]'RIAL, IMPROVIS'ATORY.--_n._ IMPROV[=I]S'ER.--_adj._ IMPROV[=I]'SO, not studied beforehand. [Fr. _improviser_--L. _in_, not, _provisus_, foreseen.]

IMPRUDENT, im-pr[=oo]'dent, _adj._ wanting foresight or discretion: incautious: inconsiderate.--_n._ IMPRU'DENCE.--_adv._ IMPRU'DENTLY.

IMPUDENT, im'p[=u]-dent, _adj._ wanting shame or modesty: brazen-faced: bold: rude: insolent.--_n._ IM'PUDENCE.--_adv._ IM'PUDENTLY.--_n._ IMPUDIC'ITY. [L. _in_, not, _pudens_, _-entis_--_pud[=e]re_, to be ashamed.]

IMPUGN, im-p[=u]n', _v.t._ to oppose: to attack by words or arguments: to call in question.--_adj._ IMPUGN'ABLE.--_ns._ IMPUGN'ER; IMPUGN'MENT. [L.

_impugn[=a]re_--_in_, against, _pugn[=a]re_, to fight.]

IMPUISSANT, im-p[=u]'i-sant, _adj._ powerless.--_n._ IMP[=U]'ISSANCE.

IMPULSE, im'puls, _n._ the act of impelling: effect of an impelling force: force suddenly communicated: influence on the mind.--_n._ IMPUL'SION, impelling force: instigation.--_adj._ IMPULS'IVE, having the power of impelling: actuated by mental impulse: (_mech._) acting by impulse: not continuous.--_adv._ IMPULS'IVELY.--_n._ IMPULS'IVENESS. [L. _impulsus_, pressure--_impell[)e]re_.]

IMPUNITY, im-p[=u]n'i-ti, _n._ freedom or safety from punishment: exemption from injury or loss. [Fr.,--L. _impunitat-em_--_in_, not, _poena_, punishment.]

IMPURE, im-p[=u]r', _adj._ mixed with other substances: defiled by sin: unholy: unchaste: unclean.--_adv._ IMPURE'LY.--_ns._ IMPUR'ITY, IMPURE'NESS, quality of being impure.

IMPURPLE, im-pur'pl. Same as EMPURPLE.

IMPUTE, im-p[=u]t', _v.t._ to reckon as belonging to (in a bad sense): to charge: (_theol._) to attribute vicariously: (_rare_) to take account of.--_adj._ IMPUT'ABLE, capable of being imputed or charged: attributable.--_ns._ IMPUT'ABLENESS, IMPUTABIL'ITY.--_adv._ IMPUT'ABLY.--_n._ IMPUT[=A]'TION, act of imputing or charging: censure: reproach: the reckoning as belonging to.--_adjs._ IMPUT'ATIVE, imputed; IMPUT'ATIVELY.--_n._ IMPUT'ER. [Fr. _imputer_--L. _imput[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_--_in_, in, _put[=a]re_, to reckon.]

IN, in, _prep._ denotes presence or situation in place, time, or circumstances--within, during: consisting of: because of: by or through.--_adv._ within: not out: in addition to, thrown in.--_n._ in politics, a member of the party in office: a corner.--_adj._ IN'-AND-IN', from animals of the same parentage: with constant and close interaction.--_n._ a game with four dice.--IN AS FAR AS, to the extent that; IN AS MUCH AS, INASMUCH AS, considering that; IN ITSELF, intrinsically, apart from relations; IN THAT, for the reason that.--INS AND OUTS, nooks and corners: the whole details of any matter.--BE IN FOR A THING, to be destined to receive a thing; BE IN IT (_slang_), to be getting on successfully, esp. in a game; BE IN WITH, to have intimacy or familiarity with. [A.S. _in_; Dut., Ger. _in_, Ice. _i_; W. _yn_, L. _in_, Gr. _en_. A.S. also had _innan_, within; cf. Old High Ger. _innana_, Sw.

_innan._ In A.S. the prep. _in_ was often interchangeable with the related _on_.]

INABILITY, in-a-bil'i-ti, _n._ want of sufficient power: incapacity.

INABSTINENCE, in-ab'sti-nens, _n._ want of abstinence.

INACCESSIBLE, in-ak-ses'i-bl, _adj._ not to be reached, obtained, or approached.--_ns._ INACCESS'IBILITY, INACCESS'IBLENESS.--_adv._ INACCESS'IBLY.

INACCURATE, in-ak'k[=u]r-[=a]t, _adj._ not exact or correct: erroneous.--_n._ INAC'CURACY, want of exactness: mistake.--_adv._ INAC'CURATELY.

INACTIVE, in-akt'iv, _adj._ having no power to move: idle: lazy: (_chem._) not showing any action.--_n._ INAC'TION, idleness: rest.--_adv._ INACT'IVELY.--_n._ INACTIV'ITY, idleness.

INADAPTABLE, in-a-dap'ta-bl, _adj._ that cannot be adapted.--_n._ INADAPT[=A]'TION.--_adj._ INADAP'TIVE.

INADEQUATE, in-ad'e-kw[=a]t, _adj._ insufficient.--_ns._ INAD'EQUACY, INAD'EQUATENESS, insufficiency.--_adv._ INAD'EQUATELY.

INADMISSIBLE, in-ad-mis'i-bl, _adj._ not allowable.--_n._ INADMISSIBIL'ITY.--_adv._ INADMISS'IBLY.

INADVERTENT, in-ad-v[.e]rt'ent, _adj._ inattentive.--_ns._ INADVERT'ENCE, INADVERT'ENCY, negligence: oversight.--_adv._ INADVERT'ENTLY.

INAIDABLE, in-[=a]d'a-bl, _adj._ (_Shak._) that cannot be aided.

INALIENABLE, in-[=a]l'yen-a-bl, _adj._ not capable of being transferred.--_ns._ INALIENABIL'ITY, INAL'IENABLENESS.--_adv._ INAL'IENABLY.

INALTERABLE, in-awl'ter-a-bl, _adj._ unalterable.--_n._ INALTERABIL'ITY.

INAMORATA, in-am-o-ra'ta, _n.fem._ a woman with whom one is in love:--_masc._ INAMORA'TO. [It. _innamorata_--Low L. _inamor[=a]re_, to cause to love--L. _in_, in, _amor_, love.]

INANE, in-[=a]n', _adj._ empty, void: void of intelligence: useless.--_ns._ INANI'TION, exhaustion from want of food; INAN'ITY, senselessness: worthlessness: any kind of vain frivolity. [L. _inanis_.]

INANIMATE, -D, in-an'im-[=a]t, -ed, _adj._ without animation or life: dead: spiritless: dull.--_ns._ INAN'IMATENESS, INANIM[=A]'TION.

INAPPEASABLE, in-ap-p[=e]z'a-bl, _adj._ that cannot be appeased.

INAPPLICABLE, in-ap'plik-a-bl, _adj._ not applicable or suitable.--_ns._ INAPPLICABIL'ITY, INAP'PLICABLENESS.

INAPPOSITE, in-ap'poz-it, _adj._ not apposite, suitable, or pertinent.--_adv._ INAP'POSITELY.

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