burgeon [ bur-juhn ]
The word of the day is ‘burgeon.’
The word is a verb, i.e., it demonstrates an action or an occurrence.
Yes, the past form of the word is burgeoned.
2. Begin to grow or increase rapidly
1. Hindi – Burgaion
2. Spanish -Brote
3. French – Bourgeon
4. Mandarin – Fāyá
1. Her heart expanded, her soul seemed to burgeon and to bloom.
2. As I drained the glass now, new life seemed to burgeon within me.
3. I looked down, cursing myself that I had dared to suspect she could burgeon only in the affluence of satins.
4. Unless a writer feels free, things will not come to him, he cannot burgeon on any subject whatsoever.
5. Then the tree began to bud and burgeon with gifts, and the rare glories of colour crept in upon the snows of winter
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
prosper, snowball, sprout, blossom, bud, expand, flower, grow, increase, mushroom, thrive, grow rapidly, increase rapidly/exponentially, spring up, shoot up, swell, explode, boom, proliferate, multiply, become more numerous, escalate, rocket, skyrocket, run riot, put on a spurt, flourish, prosper etc.
decline, decrease, die, diminish, fade, lessen, lose, shrink, shrivel, wither
Surrounded by a burgeoning human population, Asian elephants have to contend with the spread of settlements and farming, and the demands of rapidly developing nations: plantations, mines, railways, and irrigation canals have carved up the former wilderness.Mark Shand
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