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used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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make worse or less effective
  • His speech was miraculously unimpaired by his cigar.
    p. 261.8
unimpaired = not made worse

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unimpaired means not and reverses the meaning of impaired. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
  • My left impaired, I sailed in with my right, but not for long.
    p. 112.1
impaired = less effective
There are no more uses of "impair" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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