Word of the Day: Eminent and Imminent

eminent   em-i-nent  /  ĕm-ə-nənt   adjective  
  1. famous and respected within a particular sphere or domain
Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent. Jonathan Swift 1667-1745  
  1. outstanding; worthy of notice
No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. Charles Kendall Adams, 1835 – 1902  
  1. prominent or protruding
Out of the fertile ground he caused to grow All trees of noblest kind for sight, smell, taste; And all amid them stood the Tree of Life, High eminent, blooming ambrosial fruit Of vegetable gold John Milton, 1608 – 1674     imminent   im-mi-nent  /  ĭm-ə-nənt   adjective  
  1. impending, near at hand, about to happen
Epileptics know by signs when attacks are imminent and take precautions accordingly; we must do the same in regard to anger. Seneca, c. 4 B.C. – 65 A.D.