Lookalikes — Imminent VS. Eminent


ImageAnother set of vocabulary lookalikes is coming your way.

Imminent [im-uh-nuh nt] (adj.):

1. likely to occur at any moment; impending.

2. projecting or leaning forward; overhanging.

Example:

Robert looked at the shattered glass in the laboratory, surrounded by bio hazard symbols, and knew, right away, that a catastrophe was imminent.

Eminent [em-uh-nuh nt] (adj.):

1. noteworthy, prominent.

2. high in station or rank.

Example:

The leader of the organization gave an eminent speech about the dangers of overpopulation.

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