Today’s Word: impending

March 14, 2017 =========

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Today’s word is a formal word to describe an event that is going to happen very soon. It is often used to describe negative events, such as having a bad dream and awaking with a feeling of “impending disaster.” In fact, people who suffer from depression or anxiety often have a sense of “impending doom” and so this is now a medical term!

However, it’s not all bad news! You could talk about the happy news such as an impending arrival of a friend from overseas, or the impending arrival of a baby that will be born soon. Or someone might be getting married soon, so you could talk of their impending marriage.