Word of the Week - Imminent


  1. ready to take place.
  2. 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,".