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SAT vocabulary: ebullient

What does ebullient mean? You’re about to find out!

Quick Vocab Quiz for the word ebullient

First, before you read the explanation, definition, and discussion of the word ebullient, try this quick vocab quiz:

ebullient most nearly means

(A) miffed (B) shiny (C) leaden (D) insincere (E) excited

(Answer is below.)

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE

Pronunciations: IPA: /ɪ.ˈbʊl.yənt/ Glossary-style: [ih-BOOL-yuhnt]

Definition: lively, energetic, and enthusiastic, especially with great joy or excitement (Ex: ebullient partygoers).

Give it to me straight: ebullient basically means being very, very happy or excited and showing those emotions energetically. For example, ebullient people might laugh a lot, smile a lot, move or gesticultate a lot, etc.

ebullient are the most wonderful people in the world to be around because they express their happiness with great energy and gusto.

And of course, the greatest thing about ebullience is that it’s contagious. =)

Example: It can be mesmerizing to watch ebullient children playing at park or playground; seeing young people so happy is truly one of the most beautiful sights we can behold.

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By Erin Billy

Founder of TestMagic, Inc. in San Francisco, USA.

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