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SAT vocabulary: fervent

What does fervent mean? Read below for the definition.

Quick vocab quiz for the word fervent

First, before you read about the word fervent, try this quick vocab quiz:

fervent most nearly means

(A) insane (B) zealous (C) tepid (D) ireful (E) irked

Write your answer down, or just store it in that razor-sharp mind of yours. (If you can’t wait, the answer is below.)

Now let’s learn about the word fervent.

Part of Speech of fervent

fervent is an ADJECTIVE.

Pronunciation fervent

Here’s how to pronounce fervent:

IPA: /ˈfɜr.vənt/

Glossary-style: [fur-VUHNT]

Definition of fervent

fervent means: having or showing great enthusiasm, passion, or zeal for something (Ex: fervent applause). extremely hot; glowing.

Explain more about fervent, please

fervent basically means very enthusiastic, excited, or passionate about something. The word fervent comes from the Latin word fervere, which means to boil, so fervent has a definite connotation of heat and passion.

So, you can be a fervent fan of a sports team, a happy audience could erupt into fervent applause, or you could defend a friend fervently.

Example of fervent

Here’s the word fervent used in a sentence:

Renato is a fervent fan of the local futbol team Flamengo; before every match, he paints his face red and black and puts on the Flamengo uniform.

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Answer to the quick vocab quiz

By Erin Billy

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