Word of the Week - Imminent
- ready to take place.
- often used of something bad or dangerous seen as menacingly near.
Example: these people are facing imminent death.
Related/similar words: forthcoming, impediment, near.
Etymology: early 15th century
from Old French éminent "prominent" (13c.) or directly from Latin eminentem (nominative eminens) "standing out, projecting, prominent, high," figuratively "distinguished, distinctive,".