Thursday, October 16, 2014

Word of the Week: Evanescent

Time for another Word of the Week!

Word: evanescent

How you say it: [ev-uh-nes-uhnt]

What it is: adjective

What it means: 1.) vanishing; fading away; fleeting. 2.) tending to become imperceptible; scarcely perceptible. (Definition courtesy of

[For further consideration: evanesce, evanescence. Look 'em up!]

Use it three times and it's yours! Using a word three times can help it stick in your memory.

The evanescent vision still danced inside her memory.

In Ecclesiastes, Solomon notes how evanescent human life is.

In a world that embraces war, peace is evanescent.

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1 comment:

  1. 1.) Any trace of loneliness evanesces the moment that I receive a friend's message.
    2.) The evanescence of Vienna's memories only caused her to chase after them more determinedly.
    3.) The sweetest dreams fade from one's mind with all the evanescence of a rainbow.

    Do those work? I think so...