pon-, posit-, pos-, -poning, -poned, -ponency, -ponent, -ponement, -pound

(Latin: to place, to put, to set; placement, positioning)

impose (verb), imposes; imposed; imposing
1. To make another person do something or agree to something by using some form of authority: The supervisor, Mr. Smithson asked if he could impose on the secretary for a brief conversation.
2. To expect someone to do something or to spend time with another person even when it is inconvenient for him or her to do it: Steven, the witness, stated that he hoped that he was not imposing on the officer's time by going into too many details about the accident he had just seen.
3. When some government authority introduces something; such as, a new law or a new system, and forces people to accept it and to follow what has been authorized: The government imposed a new tax on the citizens.
imposing (adjective), more imposing, most imposing
Very large or impressive: Jeremy was an imposing man with a powerful voice and a strong body.

A reference to an imposing thing means that it is magnificent, grand, massive, commanding, etc. by virtue of its size and/or forcefulness.

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne was an imposing American fitness, exercise, and nutritional expert, and motivational speaker who is sometimes still called "the godfather of fitness" and the "first fitness superhero".

LaLanne also gained an imposing recognition for his success as a bodybuilder, as well as for his feats of strength.

The imposing Arnold Schwarzenegger once exclaimed: "That Jack LaLanne's an animal!" after the 54-year-old LaLanne beat the then 21-year-old Schwarzenegger "badly" in an informal contest.

Conveying a very impressive position because of size, appearance, or size.
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Referring to a strong impression because of great size.
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imposition (s) (noun), impositions (pl)
A burdensome or unfair demand; such as, on a person's time, income, or work schedule: The impositions of additional new taxes by the legislature resulted in demonstrations by the people who felt that it was just too much.
A very excessive and uncalled-for burden or requirement.
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impost (s) (noun), imposts (pl)
1. The top part of a pillar, column, or wall, that may be decorated or molded and on which a vault or arch rests: The woman noticed that the imposts around the courtyard were discolored by age and the weather.
2. A tax or other payment levied on goods brought into a country: Different levels of government in Canada have individual imposts on imports.
3. The weight a horse must carry, including that of the jockey, in a handicap race: The jockey was very careful with her diet so as not to violate the impost for the upcoming race.
impostor, imposter (s) (noun); impostors, imposters (pl)
1. Someone who pretends to be another person in order to deceive others: Sherlock, the clever detective, identified the impostor who tried to mislead the police.
2. A person who practices fraud as another character, identity, or name: Irene, the imposter, inveigled her way into the confidence of the wealthy old man.

People who are spies for their governments often pose as imposters so they can work without revealing their real objectives.

3. Etymology: from about 1586, from Middle French imposteur, from Late Latin impostorem, impostor; from impostus, collateral form of impositus; past participle of imponere, "place upon, impose upon, deceive"; from in-, "in" + ponere, "to put, to place".
Someone who deceives or cheats others; especially, by pretending to be a person or something which he is not.
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imposture (s) (noun), impostures (pl)
1. The act of pretending to be somebody else in order to trick people, or an occasion on which this is done: Mr. Hick attempted an imposture by pretending to be a railroad employee so he could board the train without paying.
2. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity: In many countries, dressing up for Halloween is an occasion of imposture; that is, wearing masks and costumes so they can hide their identities.
3. The action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others: Thomas, Jane and Timothy, the clerks at the bank, noticed the imposture of the unusual deposit and so they called the police.
4. Deception practiced under a false or assumed character: The unemployed man, Mr. Jackson, became an imposture when he tried to buy a car based on his claim to the salesperson that he had a regular job.
Deception, fraud, trickery.
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impound (verb), impounds; impounded; impounding
1. To lock something; such as, an illegally parked car in an enclosure or an area that is surrounded by a wall or a fence: The law enforcement agent, Mr. Gregory, impounded the vehicle that had been used as the getaway car in a robbery.
2. To take goods or possessions into official custody: The constable had to impound the evidence for the trial.

The officer impounded the stolen artwork which was to be held until the trial was finished.

3. To withhold something by legal means; especially, funds that the law requires to be spent: The governor, Mr. Thompson, impounded funds that were designated to be used by cities.
4. To shut up or to confine in a safe, secure location; such as, an animal: The dog, Jet, was dangerous and so it had to be impounded after it attacked a little boy.
impounder (s) (noun), impounders (pl)
1. Someone who seizes and retains people or something in legal custody: Ray, Hans and the group of dog impounders drove all around the city looking for stray dogs.

The police impounders were removing vehicles that were parked illegally and causing obstructions on the street.

2. Someone who shuts domestic animals in an enclosure: Gary, the farm impounder, was moving the cattle into a special area surrounded by a fence so they could be transported to town from a mountainous area to lower fields for winter feeding.
3. A dam that holds back or confines water: The dam served as an impounder of the melting snow when the weather became warmer.
indispose (verb), indisposes; indisposed; indisposing
1. To make unwell, unfit for, or not interested in doing something: Mr. Deal, the principal, was indisposed to meet with the parents who were complaining about the school policies.
2. To cause someone to be averse or unwilling to do something: The disorganized results of the revolution were indisposing the people to such a degree that they were no longer willing to support the rebels.
indisposed (adjective), more indisposed, most indisposed
1. Descriptive of being slightly ill or not feeling well: Nicole's indisposed sister didn't feel like going to school today.
2. Relating to being unwilling or not likely to do something: The mayor, Mr. Smith, had an indisposed reputation of not admitting that he was involved in drug use until it was proven by a police video.
Not willing to cooperate nor to do something.
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indisposedness (s) (noun) (no plural form)
A kind of illness; especially, one that makes a person incapable of doing something: Mrs. Lawson's indisposedness made it necessary for the class to have a substitute instructor for the next few days.
indisposition (s) (noun), indispositions (pl)
An illness that is not severe; a reluctance or disinclination to do something: Janet's indisposition kept her home from school for three days.
interpose (verb), interposes; interposed; interposing
1. To interrupt either verbally or by placing something or oneself between other people or objects: The teacher, Mrs. Dawson, interposed herself between the two boys who were fighting.
2. To say something as an interruption: Becky is always interposing herself into the conversations of other people.

During the TV debate, one of the other participants suggested that he would like to interpose a personal comment.

To intrude or to come between.
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interposition (s) (noun), interpositions (pl)
The fact of or act of interrupting or pushing oneself into a situation: David's frequent interpositions into our conversations became very irritating.

Gerald was prevented from taking his life by the interposition of his wife.

juxtapose (verb), juxtaposes; juxtaposed; juxtaposing
1. To place side by side, especially for comparison, information, or contrast: The thesaurus was juxtaposed with the dictionary.
2. To place two or more things together; especially, in order to suggest a link between them or to emphasize the contrast between them: To help the customers understand the emphasis of his sales theme, the bookseller juxtaposed the titles of the books in the window display.
To place side by side.
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Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; prosth-; stato-; the-, thes-.