Word of the Week (WOW): Effervescent


This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly meme is a great way of improving your vocabulary.  If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

Here’s my WOW for this week:



ef-fer-ves-cent (ˌɛfəˈvɛsənt)

Part of Speech
adjective: effervescent

verb: effervesce
noun: effervescence, effervescency
adverb: effervescently
past participle: effervesced
continuous: effervescing

1) (Chemistry) of a liquid, giving off bubbles of gas, bubbling

3) exhibiting great excitement, vivacity, etc

1) aerated, bubbling, carbonated, fizzing, fizzy, foaming, foamy, frothing, frothy, gassy, sparkling, sparkly,

2) animated, buoyant, bubbly, chirpy, dynamic, ebullient, energetic, enthusiastic, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, joyful, lively, merry, scintillating, sparkling, vital, vivacious, zingy

1) flat, stale, still, weak

2) boring, dull, dour, flat, jejune, lacklustre, lifeless, insipid, spiritless, unexciting, vapid,

Word Origin
C18: from Latin effervescere to foam up, from fervescere to begin to boil, from fervēre to boil, ferment

Use in a sentence
1) She raised the champagne glass in toast, watching the bubbles soar in an effervescent dance through the pale amber liquid.

2) Her effervescent nature was almost legendary – Livvy bounced her way through life with an energy and enthusiasm that inspired all she encountered.

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