Difficult Words :

Volition and Volatile





Difficult Words : Volition and Volatile

Volatile (VOL uh tile) adj: quick to evaporate, highly unstable, explosive

A volatile liquid is one that evaporates readily.

Gasoline is a volatile liquid. It evaporates very readily and then the vapor poses a great danger of explosion.

A volatile crowd is one that seems to be in imminent danger of getting out of control or exploding.

The situation in the Middle East was highly volatile. The smallest incident could have set off a war.

To be volatile is to be characterized by volatility.




Volition (voh LISH un) n: a will, conscious choice

Insects, lacking volition, simply aren't as interesting as humans are.

The question the jury had to decide was whether the killing had been an accident or an act of volition.


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