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a predicament affording no obvious escape

The meaning of the word impasse is a predicament affording no obvious escape.

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visionthe act or power of seeing : sight
bateto reduce the force or intensity of : restrain
bourgeoisof, relating to, or characteristic of the social middle class
timiditylacking in courage or self-confidence
concurto express agreement
thwartto oppose successfully : defeat the hopes or aspirations of
rationalizeto bring into accord with reason or cause something to seem reasonable: such as
vultureany of various large birds (families Accipitridae and Cathartidae) that are related to the hawks, eagles, and falcons but have weaker claws and the head usually naked and that subsist chiefly or entirely on carrion