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impending
(adj)
im-PEND-ing
Meaning

nearing; approaching; about to happen

1st Sample Sentence

As the days passed, she grew more and more anxious about her impending marriage.

Root

in (into, in, on, upon)#pendere (to hang, weigh) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Im - not, pending - waiting for. Impending - Not waiting for; about to happen. Impending: Im+Pending- nothing can be left pending when the deadline is near.

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