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imprest (IM-prest) noun
An advance of money, especially one made to carry out some business for a government.
Also, archaic past tense and past participle of impress.
[From obsolete imprest (to lend), from Italian imprestare.]
"Golden's office spent far more, writing $75,842 in imprest fund checks."
"But soon Reflection's power imprest
This week's theme: words that appear misspelling of everyday words.
The zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without trial and I feel guilty because I do nothing about it. I wanted to see an oyster-catcher, so I was no better than the people who caged the oyster-catcher for me to see. -Russell Hoban, author (1925- )
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