A Word A Day : Effervescence
Tuesday, 11th September 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : ef-er-vesa-nse
1. To emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid
2. To escape from a liquid as bubbles
3. To show high spirits or animation
4. The bubbling of a solution due to the escape of gas
5. The property of giving off bubbles
6. Inner Excitement, Showing High Spirits
Latin effervscere : ex-, up, out, see ex- + fervscere, to start boiling, inchoative of fervre, to boil; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots
• This effervescence
made her flit with a bird-like movement, rather than walk by her mother's side.
• It is the bribe for living, the champagne of the blood, the effervescence
of the ferment--that makes some men think holy thoughts.
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