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Eminent and imminent

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By Mary Morel

eminent

Eminent means distinguished, famous or highly respected.

She is an eminent scientist in her field.

imminent

Imminent means soon, about to happen.

Rain is imminent.

The eminent scientist’s visit is imminent.

if these words confuse you, use simpler words.

She is highly respected scientist in her field.
Rain is likely.

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