ebullient ( ebul-lient)
adjective: boiling; agitated; exhilarated; enthusiastic; having or showing liveliness and enthusiasm
He is ebullient with enthusiasm.
The ebullient candidate
eclectic ( eclec-tic)
adjective: selecting from various sources
an eclectic mixture of architectural styles
The collection includes an eclectic mix of historical artifacts.
effervescence ( ef-fer-ves-cence)
noun: state of high spirits or liveliness; the process of bubbling as gas escapes
Effervescence occurs when hydrochloric acid is added to a block of limestone.
effervesce ( ef-fer-vesce)
intr. verb 1. to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas excapes
2. to show liveliness or exhilaration
That hot spring was effervescing with bubbles.
effervescent ( ef-fer-ves-cent)
an effervescent presonality
adjective: depleted of vitality; no longer fertile; marked by weakness or decadence
the effete monarchies
an effete system of education
to make cheerful and excited; refresh
The exhilarating feeling of flying that hang gliding offers
noun: efficiency; effectiveness
The efficacy of a treatment should be measured.
efficacious ( ef-fi-ca-cious)
the most efficacious ways
It occurs to me that example is always more efficacious than precept.
Noun: shameless boldness; presumptuousness;
He had the effrontery to say I was lying.
noun: the tendency to see things in relation to oneself; self-centeredness ; self-interest
He was looked down upon because of his egoism.
adjective: excessively self-centered; conceited
characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance; charateristic of false pride
in an egotistical manner.
noun : poem or song expressing lamentation
to provoke; draw out
In one hour he had elicited the truth.
Noun: a substance believe to have the power to cure ills
adjective: blissful; delightful
In the Elysian fields
adjective: thin and wasted
The prisoner was emaciated after being ed only bread and water for three months.
to adorn; decorate; enhance; make more attractive by adding details
emollient ( emol-lient)
adjective: 1. Making soft or supple ( flexible) soothing; 2. Making less intense or harsh;
an emollient cream
engender ( en-gen-der)
verb: to cause; produce; originate;
The meeting engendered several quarrels.
This issue had engendered a considerable amount of debate.
empirical ( em-pir-i-cal)
adjective: derived from observation or experiment; experiential; experimental;
They collected plenty of empirical data from their experiements.
emulate ( em-u-late)
a. to strive to equal or excel
You must work hard to emulate your sister.
She grew up emulating her sports heroes.
encomium ( en-co-mi-um)
noun: a formal expression of praise
the encomiums bestowed on a teacher at her retirement ceremonies
endemic ( en-dem-ic)
adjective: inherent; native to an area; belonging to an area;
He said that racism is endemic in this country.
endemic species; endemic diseases
enervate ( ener-vate)
adjective: lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor; enervated;
verb: to weaken; to reduce; to lessen
a lifetime of working in dreary jobs had enervated his very soul
the surgery really enervated me for weeks afterwards
verb: to increase; improve;
The growth of a city often enhances the value of land close to it.
entomology ( en-to-mol-o-gy)
noun: the scientific study of insects
Considering that there are approximately 900,000 species of insects, entomology is a vast field to study.
enunciate ( enun-ci-ate)
verb: to pronounce clearly
In everyday speech the sounds of many words are not enunciated clearly.
heuristic ( heu-ris-tic)
adjective: involving or serving as an aid to learning, discovery, or problem-solving by experimental
heuristic method of teaching
eradicate ( erad-i-cate)
verb: 1. to pull up by the roots
2. to do away as completely as if by pulling up by the roots; exterminate;
The disease has now been completely eradicated.
neurosis ( neu-ro-sis)
plural: neuroses: a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality