Volitant - #505

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Feb 07 2019 17

Today’s word of the day is volitant. It’s spelled V-O-L-I-T-A-N-T. Volitant is an adjective that means having the power of flight.

Believe it or not, a word that describes a creature’s ability to fly is related to the word volatile. They both come from the Latin volito (VALL ee toe) meaning ‘to rush back and forth’ or ‘hurry.’

But a bird that is volitant is not necessarily in a bad mood. It simply has the ability to fly. 

Chasing down that chicken was a tough task. But it might have been even tougher had the bird been volitant.

Volitant is spelled V-O-L-I-T-A-N-T.