|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)|| adjective: |
an effervescent presonality
|effete (ef-fete)|| adjective: depleted of vitality; no longer fertile; marked by weakness or decadence |
the effete monarchies
an effete system of education
|exhilarate (ex-hil-a-rate)|| to make cheerful and excited; refresh|
The exhilarating feeling of flying that hang gliding offers
|efficacy (ef-fi-ca-cy)|| noun: efficiency; effectiveness|
The efficacy of a treatment should be measured.
|efficacious ( ef-fi-ca-cious)|| adjective: effective; |
the most efficacious ways
It occurs to me that example is always more efficacious than precept.
|effrontery (ef-fron-tery)|| Noun: shameless boldness; presumptuousness; |
He had the effrontery to say I was lying.
|egoism (ego-ism)|| noun: the tendency to see things in relation to oneself; self-centeredness ; self-interest|
He was looked down upon because of his egoism.
|egotistical|| adjective: excessively self-centered; conceited|
characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance; charateristic of false pride
in an egotistical manner.
|elegy (el-e-gy)||noun : poem or song expressing lamentation|
|elicit (elic-it)|| to provoke; draw out|
In one hour he had elicited the truth.
|elixir (elix-ir)|| Noun: a substance believe to have the power to cure ills|
|Elysian|| adjective: blissful; delightful|
In the Elysian fields
|emaciate (ema-ci-ate)|| adjective: thin and wasted|
The prisoner was emaciated after being ed only bread and water for three months.
|embellish (em-bel-lish)||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
|enhance|| 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|