As the doctor completed an examination of the patient, he said:
- I can"t find a cause for your complaint. Frankly, I think it"s due to drinking.
- In that case, - said the patient, - I"ll come back when you"re sober.
n. Art technique of laying on paint thickly. [italian]
v. - charge with a crime against the state, esp. Treason.
- us charge (a public official) with misconduct.
- call in question, disparage. impeachable adj. Impeachment n. [french empecher from latin pedica fetter]
v. (-ll-; us -l-) endanger.
n. - force with which a body moves.
- driving force or impulse. [latin impeto assail]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 lack of piety or reverence.
- act etc. Showing this.
v. (-ging) (usu. Foll. By on, upon) 1 make an impact or effect.
- encroach. impingement n. [latin pango pact- fix]
adj. - not pious.
- wicked, profane.
—v. - (often foll. By in) insert or fix.
- (often foll. By in) instil (an idea etc.) In a person's mind.
- a insert (tissue etc.) In a living body. B (in passive) (of a fertilized ovum) become attached to the wall of the womb. —n. Thing implanted, esp. A piece of tissue. implantation n. [latin: related to *plant]
v. (-ding) (cause to) burst inwards. implosion n. [from *in-2: cf. *explode]
Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile; so if you ever find yourself chased by one, run in a zigzag line. You"ll lose him or her every time.