Thursday, November 19, 2009

Word of the Week - Effervescent

Ever come across a word in a story that you'd just like to lick and lavish with affection? Sometimes you've no idea what it means, but it just jumps off the page and smacks you in the face going 'LOOK AT ME! I'M FREAKING AWESOME! POW!'? Maybe it's just me... wouldn't be the first time... But that's what this weekly section 'Word of the Week' is all about.

I'm always open to suggestions for this, so drop me a line on the ALASL email, and recommend me some words to molest - remember to include details of where you found it!

So, welcome to Part One...

Main Entry: ef·fer·vesce
Pronunciation: \ˌe-fər-ˈves\
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): ef·fer·vesced; ef·fer·vesc·ing
Etymology: Latin effervescere, from ex- + fervescere to begin to boil, inchoative of fervēre to boil
Date: 1784

1 : to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes
2 : to show liveliness or exhilaration

— ef·fer·ves·cence \-ˈve-sən(t)s\ noun
— ef·fer·ves·cent \-sənt\ adjective
— ef·fer·ves·cent·ly adverb
(Courtesy of Merriam-Webster Online)

Catonspeed examples:

James would be bliss at this point, how she longed for his effervescent ruby eyes...


The Twi-Hards we teased into an effervescent frenzy at all this hand holding fuckery. You'd think they'd thrown down and we going full at it on the side walk...

Graphical representation:

My morning after hangover cure effervesces quite nicely...


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