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Today's Words: Ebullient, Cogent and Buttinsky

 Ebullient  (ih-buhl-yuhnt, ih-bool-) Adjective overflowing with fervour, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited. More about Ebullient Ebullient was first recorded in English between 1590–1600. It comes from a Latin word meaning “boiling up.” Examples of Ebullient When the final whistle blew, the stadium erupted into ebullient cheers and applause. Her ebullient personality always brightened the room. The candidate’s ebullient speech energized the crowd during the campaign rally. Cogent (koh-juhnt) Adjective to the point; relevant; pertinent More about Cogent It was first recorded in English in 1650–60. It comes from a Latin word meaning “to drive together, collect, compel.” Examples of Cogent The professor presented a cogent argument, backed by extensive research and compelling evidence. I found her reasoning quite cogent and eventually conceded to her point of view. The CEO’s cogent explanation of the company’s strategy reassured investors and bolstered their confidence. Buttinsky (