Test Prep Vocabulary – burgeon

A pink rose bud
A burgeoning rose bud – sprouting, blooming, flourishing

Today’s Word: ┬áburgeon

– to grow or flourish, to sprout

Word Origin:

burra meaning wool or shaggy cloth – similar to budding of tree sprouts (Latin)

Sample Sentence:

Online tutoring is a burgeoning field, but something many of today’s high school students will appreciate prior to graduating from college.

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