Word of the Week: Ebullient

Ebullient is an adjective, but it can also be used as an adverb, ebulliently or a noun, ebullience. Ebullient is defined as joyously unrestrained or bubbling over with enthusiasm. The word ebullient is derived from the Latin verb ebullire (to bubble out), which is further broken down into the Latin word bulla (bubble). First recorded in the late 1500s, the original definition of ebullient probably referred to a pot boiling over. Only later did it encompass the definition that included the human personality and to describe a person bubbling over with excitement. 

boisterous, bubbly, exuberant

Her ebullient personality made her a perfect preschool teacher. 

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