stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

impression (im PRESH uhn) (s) (noun), impressions (pl)
1. A feeling or an idea which is formed without thinking about it very much: After writing his first short story, James asked his friend to read it and give his first impressions and comments about it.

Ted’s parents had a very good impression about his new girlfriend who seemed to be very friendly and courteous to them.

2. A visible representation of an item or of somebody, as in a picture: The police asked the robbery victim to give his impression of the culprit so they could try to find and arrest him or her.
3. A marking which is imprinted on the outside of something: Jane thought that the impressions of the cartoons on the coffee cups at the restaurant were very amusing.
4. The formation that is made of the teeth by having them pressed into a soft material: While Nils was at his dentist, there was an impression made of his dentures in preparation for the new tooth which was missing.
5. An effect or influence that something or someone has on another person's thoughts or feelings: First impressions are important; however, they can be misleading and inadequate for knowing what is really true.

The saleswoman's pleasantness and cheerfulness always left positive and lasting impressions on her customers.

in situ
1. In its original or normal position.
2. In position, localized.
3. In the normal place without disturbing or invading the surrounding bodily tissue.
4. Not invasive; applied especially to carcinomas which have not invaded beyond their original epithelial confines.

Literally from Latin, "in place", an expression used by scholars, who may say, for example, that an observation or experiment was performed in situ, signifying that it was made in the natural or original location of the material or process under study.

insist (verb), insists; insisted; insisting
1. To demand that something happen or that a person do something: "Jillian didn't want to go to the dentist, but her husband insisted because she stumbled and fell against the wall and broke two of her front teeth."
2. To say something in a way which is very forceful and that doesn't allow for any disagreement: "Henry is insisting that his son didn't mean to be impolite when he disagreed with what his aunt said about his web site."

"The couple next to Karl and Janine insisted on talking during the movie."


Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.