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pervious vs. impervious

[ pur-vee-uhs ]
  1. admitting of passage or entrance; permeable: pervious soil.
  2. open or accessible to reason, feeling, argument, etc.: Unfortunately, she was pervious to whatever rationale had been most recently presented.
[ im-pur-vee-uhs ]
  1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable: The coat is impervious to rain.
  2. incapable of being injured or impaired: impervious to wear and tear.
  3. incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected: impervious to reason; impervious to another's suffering.

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