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cria

[kree-uh] noun a baby alpaca, vicuna, llama, or guanaco. The cria had yet to be weaned from its mother.

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imperfective

nounThe imperfective aspect; a verb having this aspect.adjectiveOf, relating to or having the properties of the imperfective aspect.

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imperfections

ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)nnouna fault, blemish, or undesirable feature.the imperfections and injustices in our political systemdefect,fault,flaw,deformity,discoloration,disfigurement,crack,break,scratch,chip,dent,pit,notch,nick,blemish,stain,spot,mark,streak,failing,deficiency,weakness,weak point,weak spot,shortcoming,fallibility,frailty,infirmity,foible,inadequacy,limitation,Achilles heel,chink in one’s armour,hang-up

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imperfection

ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)nnouna fault, blemish, or undesirable feature.the imperfections and injustices in our political systemdefect,fault,flaw,deformity,discoloration,disfigurement,crack,break,scratch,chip,dent,pit,notch,nick,blemish,stain,spot,mark,streak,failing,deficiency,weakness,weak point,weak spot,shortcoming,fallibility,frailty,infirmity,foible,inadequacy,limitation,Achilles heel,chink in one’s armour,hang-up

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imperceptibly

ˌɪmpəˈsɛptəbliadverbin a way that is so slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived.the corners of her mouth rose almost imperceptibly

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imperfect

ɪmˈpəːfɪktadjectivenot perfect; faulty or incomplete.an imperfect grasp of Englishfaulty,flawed,defective,shoddy,unsound,unsaleable,unsellable,unfit,inferior,second-rate,below par,below standard,substandard,damaged,impaired,blemished,broken,cracked,torn,scratched,deformed,warped,shabby,inoperative,malfunctioning,not functioning,not working,out of order,in a state of disrepair,not up to snuff,not up to scratch,tenth-rate,crummy,lousy,duff,ropy,rubbish,not much cop,incomplete,abridged,not whole,not entire,partial,unfinished,half-done,deficient,lacking,wanting,unpolished,unrefined,patchy,rough,crude,disjointed,faltering,halting,hesitant,rudimentary,limited,non-fluentnounthe imperfect tense.

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impercipient

ˌɪmpəˈsɪpɪəntadjectivefailing to perceive something.he was impercipient of this last manifestation of Abyssinia’s traditional pageantry

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imperceptive

ɪmpəˈsɛptɪvadjectivelacking in perception or insight.he dismissed the remark as juvenile and imperceptive

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imperceptible

ɪmpəˈsɛptɪb(ə)ladjectiveso slight, gradual, or subtle as not to be perceived.his head moved in an almost imperceptible nodunnoticeable,undetectable,indistinguishable,indiscernible,unapparent,inappreciable,invisible,inaudible,impalpable,unobtrusive,impossible to detect,slight,small,subtle,faint,fine,inconsequential,negligible,tiny,minute,minuscule,microscopic,nanoscopic,infinitesimal,indistinct,unclear,obscure,vague,indefinite,shadowy,hard to make out

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imperators

ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔːnouncommander (a title conferred under the Republic on a victorious general and under the Empire on the emperor).

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imperator

ˌɪmpəˈrɑːtɔːnouncommander (a title conferred under the Republic on a victorious general and under the Empire on the emperor).

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impends

ɪmˈpɛndverb(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) be about to happen.it seemed certain that some great trial of strength impended between the opponentsimminent,at hand,close,close at hand,near,nearing,approaching,coming,forthcoming,upcoming,to come,on the way,about to happen,upon us,in store,in the offing,in the pipeline,on the horizon,in the air,in the wind,brewing,looming,looming large,threatening,menacing,on the cards

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imperative

ɪmˈpɛrətɪvadjectiveof vital importance; crucial.immediate action was imperativevitally important,of vital importance,all-important,vital,crucial,critical,essential,of the essence,a matter of life and death,of great consequence,necessary,indispensable,exigent,pressing,urgent,required,compulsory,mandatory,obligatorynounan essential or urgent thing.free movement of labour was an economic imperative

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impenitent

ɪmˈpɛnɪt(ə)ntadjectivenot feeling shame or regret about one’s actions or attitudes.impenitent elitistsunrepentant,unrepenting,without regret/remorse,uncontrite,remorseless,unremorseful,shameless,unashamed,unblushing,unapologetic,unabashed,brazen,conscienceless

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impenetrable

ɪmˈpɛnɪtrəb(ə)ladjectiveimpossible to pass through or enter.a dark, impenetrable forestimpassable,unpassable,inaccessible,unnavigable,untraversable,pathless,trackless,untrodden,dense,thick,overgrown,jungly,jungle-like,thickset

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impending

ɪmˈpɛndɪŋadjective(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) about to happen; forthcoming.the author had returned to his country ahead of the impending war

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impend

ɪmˈpɛndverb(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) be about to happen.it seemed certain that some great trial of strength impended between the opponentsimminent,at hand,close,close at hand,near,nearing,approaching,coming,forthcoming,upcoming,to come,on the way,about to happen,upon us,in store,in the offing,in the pipeline,on the horizon,in the air,in the wind,brewing,looming,looming large,threatening,menacing,on the cards

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impedimenta

ɪmˌpɛdɪˈmɛntənounequipment for an activity or expedition, especially when considered as bulky or an encumbrance.she collected her briefcase and other impedimentaparaphernalia,trappings,equipment,accoutrements,appurtenances,accessories,bits and pieces,bits and bobs,odds and ends,things,tackle,effects,possessions,belongings,goods,movables,baggage,luggage,rubbish,stuff,gear,traps,junk,clobber,gubbins,odds and sods,equipage

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impended

ɪmˈpɛndverb(of an event regarded as threatening or significant) be about to happen.it seemed certain that some great trial of strength impended between the opponentsimminent,at hand,close,close at hand,near,nearing,approaching,coming,forthcoming,upcoming,to come,on the way,about to happen,upon us,in store,in the offing,in the pipeline,on the horizon,in the air,in the wind,brewing,looming,looming large,threatening,menacing,on the cards

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impels

ɪmˈpɛlverbdrive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measuresforce,compel,constrain,oblige,necessitate,require,demand,make,urge,exhort,press,apply pressure,pressure,pressurize,drive,push,spur,prod,goad,incite,prompt,persuade,inspire

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impedes

ɪmˈpiːdverbdelay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.the sap causes swelling which can impede breathinghinder,obstruct,hamper,handicap,hold back,hold up,delay,interfere with,disrupt,retard,slow,slow down,brake,put a brake on,restrain,fetter,shackle,hamstring,cramp,cripple,block,check,bar,curb,stop,thwart,frustrate,balk,foil,derail,stand in the way of,stymie,foul up,screw up,scupper,bork,cumber

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impellors

ɪmˈpɛlənounthe rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.

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impellor

ɪmˈpɛlənounthe rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.

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impelled

ɪmˈpɛlverbdrive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measuresforce,compel,constrain,oblige,necessitate,require,demand,make,urge,exhort,press,apply pressure,pressure,pressurize,drive,push,spur,prod,goad,incite,prompt,persuade,inspire

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impelling

ɪmˈpɛlverbdrive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measuresforce,compel,constrain,oblige,necessitate,require,demand,make,urge,exhort,press,apply pressure,pressure,pressurize,drive,push,spur,prod,goad,incite,prompt,persuade,inspire

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impellers

ɪmˈpɛlənounthe rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.

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impeller

ɪmˈpɛlənounthe rotating part of a centrifugal pump, compressor, or other machine designed to move a fluid by rotation.

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impel

ɪmˈpɛlverbdrive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measuresforce,compel,constrain,oblige,necessitate,require,demand,make,urge,exhort,press,apply pressure,pressure,pressurize,drive,push,spur,prod,goad,incite,prompt,persuade,inspire

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impeding

ɪmˈpiːdverbdelay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.the sap causes swelling which can impede breathinghinder,obstruct,hamper,handicap,hold back,hold up,delay,interfere with,disrupt,retard,slow,slow down,brake,put a brake on,restrain,fetter,shackle,hamstring,cramp,cripple,block,check,bar,curb,stop,thwart,frustrate,balk,foil,derail,stand in the way of,stymie,foul up,screw up,scupper,bork,cumber

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impediment

ɪmˈpɛdɪm(ə)ntnouna hindrance or obstruction in doing something.a serious impediment to scientific progresshindrance,obstruction,obstacle,barrier,bar,handicap,block,check,curb,brake,restraint,restriction,limitation,encumbrance,deterrent,drawback,setback,difficulty,problem,issue,snag,catch,hitch,stumbling block,fly in the ointment,hiccup,facer,spanner in the works,monkey wrench in the works,cumber

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