Vocabulary Building: “FERVENT” – Meaning and Usage

In today’s video we’ll continue to expand our vocabulary and learn a new English word – “fervent.”

Let’s break it into parts and study the word’s origin.

The root of the word – “ferv” comes from Latin “fervere,” which means “to boil, to glow.”

And suffix “-ent” in English helps form an adjective and means “he who” or “that which.”

And thus, the literal meaning of “fervent” is simply “he who or that which boils or glows.”

To be fervent means to show passionate intensity.

Here is an example of how to use the word in a sentence:

“He was a fervent supporter of one of the presidential candidates.”



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