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GRE Word of the Day: 1.25.2012

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Jan 25, 2012 @ 08:51 AM

Burgeon - {verb}

1. To grow or develop quickly; flourish: The town burgeoned into a city. He burgeoned into a fine actor.

2. To begin to grow, as a bud; put forth buds, shoots, etc., as a plant (often followed by out, forth ).

Synonyms

1.  bloom, blossom, mushroom, expand.

Example Sentence:

"Online reference resources burgeon as traditional reference publishers slowly die in a digital world"

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