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Ebullient: Word Wednesday

Ebullient! That’s me when I have heard good news 🙂 What does Merriam-Webster have to say about it: ebullient adjective ebul·lient \i-ˈbu̇l-yənt, -ˈbəl-\ Popularity: Top 30% of words Definition 1 : boiling, agitated 2 : characterized by ebullience : having or showing liveliness and enthusiasm <ebullient performers> ebulliently adverb On hearing good news, I show liveliness and enthusiasm as opposed to “boiling” or becoming “agitated.” Oh! come on good news! Did you know? Someone who is ebullient is bubbling over with enthusiasm, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that the adjective ebullient derives from the Latin verb ebullire, which means “to bubble out.” (The stem bullire is an ancestor of our word boil and derives from bulla, the Latin word for “bubble.”) In…

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