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Your Roots2Words Affix of the Week is IM-:
imbibe (verb) – to drink or take in; to assimilate
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + BIB- (drink)
imminent (adj) – impending or about to happen
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in, upon) + MIN- (project) + -ENT (inclined to)
immure (verb) – to enclose, confine, or imprison; to build ionto a wall
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + MUR- (wall)
impale (verb) – to pierce with something sharp and pointed
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PAL- (stake or post)
impeach (verb) – to discredit, call into question, or call into account; to bring a legal proceeding against a public official for misconduct
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PEACH- (fetter, derived from PED-, foot)
— impeachment is the act of impeaching an elected or appointed public official or the state of being impeached
impede (verb) – to hinder or obstruct movement or progress
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PED- (foot)
— an impediment is a hindrance or something that obstructs progress
impel (verb) – to drive, force or urge
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + + PEL- (drive)
— an impulse is a wish, urge, push, or force that impels
— impulsive means driven by impulse or transient feelings; having the power to impel
impetus (noun) – a force that impels; an impulse or stimulus
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PET- (seek, strive)
— impetuous means given to impulsive or rash action; having great impetus or violent force
impugn (verb) – to criticize; to oppose or attack as lacking integrity
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in, upon) + PUGN- (to fight)
implode (verb) – to violently collapse inwardly
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PLOD- (to clap)
impute (verb) – to attribute, ascribe, or imply
BREAKDOWN: IM- (in) + PUT- (consider)
The prefix IM– is one of several variants of the prefix IN-, meaning in, into, on, or toward.
IM– can also be used as a variant of the prefix IN-, meaning not.
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