Barrons GRE Vocabulary List 10: Print Flashcard - Page 1
improperly forward or bold; rude E.g.His neighbors' impertinent curiosity about his lack of dates angered Ted; it was downright rude of them to ask him such personal questions.
unshakably calm; placid; incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted E.g.In the midst of the battle, the Duke of Wellington remained imperturbable and in full command of the situation despite the hysteria and panic all around him.
marked by sudden and violent force; hasty; impulsive and passionate E.g.I don't believe that "Leap before you look" is the motto suggested by one particularly impetuous young man.
incentive; stimulus; force or energy associated with a moving body E.g.A new federal highway program would create jobs and give added impetus to our economic recovery.
irreverence; lack of respect for God E.g.When members of the youth group draped the church in toilet paper one Halloween, the minister reprimanded them for their impiety.