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.

This site in general and this page in particular will certainly help the visitors to increase their knowledge of vocabulary in an exhaustive way. Whilst browsing through this list, at one full swoop you will pick up many words with the same or a related and the opposite meaning.

Reading this list is a great fun, while expanding your vocabulary at the same time. It is meant to help to improve the vocabulary of the visitors, the students (who are preparing for various examinations), the authors, journalists, literati and all other people who are interested in improving their language skills.

So enjoy this list and then get around for preparing your own list of words. There is no better way of boosting your words power. The most effective way to build your vocabulary is described in the page on Word Power. Educational research has discovered that your I.Q. is intimately related to your Word Power. Take a standard Vocabulary test and then an intelligent test, the result in both will be substantially the same. The more extensive your vocabulary, the better your chances of success, other things being equal- success in attaining your educational goals, success in moving ahead in your business or professional career, success in achieving your intellectual potential.

Go to The Difficult Words Index

Synonyms and Antonyms

Vocabulary| English Teacher| Etymology| Longest Word | Letter Writing

Proverbs| Misspelled Words| Contractions

From Volition to HOME PAGE