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Ebullient with words.

Do you ever come across little gems of vocabulary in your daily life? Especially the definitions of certain words which elude your knowledge, yet they drawn you in as you wonder what their enigmatic meaning is. Here's a few words that have sparked my interest recently:

Ebullient   [ih-buhl-yuhnt]   adjective
Overflowing with fervor or enthusiasm; boiling over, like a liquid.
"Grandfather is ebullient about his postage stamp collection."
{...see also: ebulliently, nonebullient, unebullient...}

Glib   [glib]   adjective
Smooth; slippery; easily moving; often superficial.
"Mrs. Parsons has a glib tongue."
{...see also: glibber, glibbest, glibly, unglib...}

Quixotic   [kwik-sot-ik]   adjective
Befitting Don Quixote; chivalrous to extravagance; visionary or impractical.
"His quixotic ways often put his family in fatal danger."
{...see also: quixotically, half-quixotic, unquixotic...}

Pother   [poth-er]   noun
Confusion; tumult; also, a suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust.
"Those little boys brought a lot of pother with them, wherever they went."
{...see also: pother (verb)...}


Sharing Our Bookshelves {September 2013}

Time for the new book link-up for the month! Feel free to share about anything you've recently read, or booklists for the rest of year. Add your blog posts to the linky below!

Here are some of my own favorite reads from this past month:

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
{my review}

Freddy the Detective by Walter R. Brooks
{my review}

The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
{my review}

The September edition of Sharing Our Bookshelves is open.
Come share about what you're reading!

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