Impasse vs Impaste - What's the difference?

impasse | impaste |


As a noun impasse

is a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac.

As a verb impaste is

to knead; to make into paste; to concrete.

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impasse

English

Noun

(wikipedia impasse) (en noun)
  • a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
  • a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1960 , author= , title=(Jeeves in the Offing) , section=chapter XIV , passage=“It seems to me the thing's an impasse . French expression,” I explained, “meaning that we're stymied good and proper with no hope of finding a formula.”}}
  • * 2010 ,
  • "Young man, this town is at a bit of an impasse . If you have any suggestion that might help, now would be the time to voice it."

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    impaste

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    Verb

  • To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
  • Blood baked and impasted . — Shakespeare.
  • (art) To lay colour on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. See (impasto).
  • (Webster 1913)