Chapter 5 Vocabulary Booster What's in, What's Out? What's Hot, What's Not?

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Encapsulate

To place in a capsule; to condense or summerize.

Enclave

Any small, distinct area or group within a larger one.

Enmesh

To catch in a net; entangle

Ensemble

All parts of a thing considered only as the whole, not separately, such as an entire costume or a group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors.

Embed

To fix or place firmly in a surrounding mass; to insert, as a clause in a sentence.

Embroiled

To be involved in conflict or confusion.

Embellish

To beautify with ornamental or elaborate details.

Enroll

To register or become a member of a group.

Eclipse

Any obscuring of light (darkening) especially of planets; to surpass by comparison.

Emaciated

Abnormally thin, as if wasting away.

Eccentric

Peculiar or odd; not having the same center.

Effervescent

Bubbling; lively or enthusiastic

Exalt

Raise or elevate in rank or character; praise highly.

Exaggerate

To stretch the limits of the truth or overstate.

Nonchalant

Coolly indifferent, unconcerned, unexcited.

Nondescript

Undistinguished or dull, a person or thing of no specific type or kind; not easy to describe.

Nonpartisan

Objective; not controlled by an established political party.

Nonplussed

Completely puzzled, totally perplexed so as to become unable to continue.

Nonconformist

Someone who refuses to act inaccordance with established customs.

Calorie

A specific unit of heat (cal.) in physics; a unit of expressing the energy value of food (Cal.) in nutrition.

Caloric

Of or pertaining to calories or heat; high in calories.

Scald

To burn with hot liquid or steam; to bring to a temperature just short of the boiling point.

Caldera

A basinlike depression or collapsed area caused by the explosion of the center of a volcano.

Cauldron

A large kettle for boiling.

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