Learning English

Word: Effusive

Effusive [Adjective]

Sentence: While Trump has been highly critical of the former secretary of state throughout his presidential campaign — including knocking Clinton over her email scandal and calling her an “enabler” of her husband’s alleged sexual abuse — the New York real estate mogul had previously been effusive in his praise of the Clintons. (Source: edition.cnn.com)

Meaning: Showing excessive enthusiasm in showing gratitude or approval

How To Remember?

Fusion” is a nuclear reaction which leads to release of a huge amount of energy. Similarly, one is “effusive” when one shows a huge amount of excitement while praising someone or showing gratitude. Too much!

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Picture Credit: www.sbs.com.au

[The above is a screenshot from the movie “Malena“. Released in 2000, watch this Monica Belucci starrer creation. In this show, we can see the men getting all effusive.]

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  1. I’ve just found this website and must admit it’s great! The explanation is awesome, definitely helpful in remembering the words! 🙂


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