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 recordedContinue reading “Word of the Week: Ebullient”

Word of the Week: Demagogue

Demagogue is a noun, but can also be used as a verb, demagogue. Defined as a leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions, demagogue has been used since the 1650s.  Borrowed from the ancient Greek word dēmagōgós, dēmagōgós can be broken down into dêmos (people) + -agōgos (leading, impelling). Additionally, this Greek wordContinue reading “Word of the Week: Demagogue”