Impediment in speech, a defect which prevents distinct utterance.

Syn. — Hindrance; obstruction; obstacle; difficulty; incumbrance. — Impediment, Obstacle, Difficulty, Hindrance. An impediment literally strikes against our feet, checking our progress, and we remove it. An obstacle rises before us in our path, and we surmount or remove it. A difficulty sets before us something

Impearl to Imperial

(Im*pearl") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impearled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Impearling.] [Pref. im- in + pearl: cf. F. emperler.]

1. To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls. [Poetic]

Dewdrops which the sun
Impearls on every leaf and every flower.

2. To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls. [Poetic]

With morning dews impearled.
Mrs. Browning.

The dews of the morning impearl every thorn.
R. Digby.

(Im*pec`ca*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. impeccabilité.] The quality of being impeccable; exemption from sin, error, or offense.

Infallibility and impeccability are two of his attributes.

(Im*pec"ca*ble) a. [L. impeccabilis; pref. im- not + peccare to err, to sin: cf. F. impeccable.] Not liable to sin; exempt from the possibility of doing wrong.n. One who is impeccable; esp., one of a sect of Gnostic heretics who asserted their sinlessness.

God is infallible, impeccable, and absolutely perfect.
P. Skelton.

(Im*pec"can*cy) n. Sinlessness. Bp. Hall.

(Im*pec"cant) a. Sinless; impeccable. Byron.

(Im`pe*cu`ni*os"i*ty) n. The state of being impecunious. Thackeray. Sir W. Scott.

(Im"pe*cu"ni*ous) a. [L. im- not + pecunia money: cf. F. impécunieux.] Not having money; habitually without money; poor.

An impecunious creature.
B. Jonson.

(Im*pede") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Impeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Impeding.] [L. impedire, lit., to entangle the feet; pref. im- in + pes, pedis, foot. See Foot, and cf. Impeach.] To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.

Whatever hinders or impedes
The action of the nobler will.

(Im*ped"i*ble) a. Capable of being impeded or hindered. [R.] Jer. Taylor.

(Im*ped"i*ment) n. [L. impedimentum: cf. F. impediment.] That which impedes or hinders progress, motion, activity, or effect.

Thus far into the bowels of the land
Have we marched on without impediment.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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