Root Word of the Day: IMMINENT

imminent (adj) – impending or about to happen
BREAKDOWN: IM- (upon, toward) + MIN- (project) + -ENT (inclined to)
imminence is the state or condition of being impending or about to happen (also imminency)


This word is built on the root MIN-, which means to threaten, project, or hang over.
Common MIN- words include menace and prominent.
More esoteric MIN- words include commination and minatory.

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