In honor of the Stanley Cup, today’s GRE Word of the Day is a Daily Double.

Aberrant

1. abnormal

2. deviant

Example:  Vancouver‘s fans exhibited aberrant behavior yesterday by burning police cars in response to their team’s inability to finish out a series.

Vancouver Riots Photo - AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hawyard

Ebullience

1. lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings

2. high spirits; exuberance

Example:  Contrary to the rioters of Vancouver, Boston and its fans greeted the championship with ebullience.

Boston Bruins Stanley Cup (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)

Congratulations to Boston.  As for you Vancouver, let’s try to keep it classy from now on.

Until later friends…

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