Word of the Day – Aug. 22 – Impetus

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Noun: Impetus (IM-puh-tus)


1. A driving force: impulse.

2. Incentive, stimulus.

3. Stimulation or encouragement resulting in increased activity.

4. The property possessed by a moving body in virtue of its mass and its motion, used of bodies moving suddenly or violently to indicate the origin and intensity of the motion.

Sample sentence: The high salary and generous benefits package were impetus enough to apply for the job.

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