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Word: effusion

Definition: pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing


Sentences Containing 'effusion'

Her daughters listened in silence to this effusion, sensible that any attempt to reason with her or soothe her would only increase the irritation.
This was enough to prove that her approbation need not be doubted: and Elizabeth, rejoicing that such an effusion was heard only by herself, soon went away.
And as by any solid body, that it meets with in the way that is not penetrable by air, it is divided and abrupted, and yet neither slides off, or falls down, but stayeth there nevertheless: such must the diffusion in the mind be; not an effusion, but an extension.

More Vocab Words

::: provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
::: stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
::: reparable - capable of being repaired
::: downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
::: compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
::: disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
::: habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
::: undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
::: dross - waste matter; worthless impurities
::: carefree - free from worries; having no problems