E for SAT words

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earnest

sincere , serious

earthy

realistic ; coarse

ebb

to slowly decrease

ebullient

enthusiastic

eccentric

odd ; out of the ordinary

ecclesiastical

pertaining to the church

echelon

rank of authority ; level of power

eclat

brilliance , fame

eclectic

selecting ; chooseing from various sources

eclipse

to overshadow ; to outshine

ecology

study of the environment

ecstatic

extremely happy

edufice

structure ; building

edify

to improve someone morally ; to instruct

educe

to draw or bring out

eerie

weird ; mysterious

efface

to erase ; to wipe out

effectual

effective ; adequate

effeminate

unmanly ; womanly ; soft and weak

effervescent

bubbly ; spirited

effete

worn-out ; barren

efficacy

power to produce an effect

effigy

a likeness ; an image

efflorescent

blossoming ; flowering

effuent

flowing out

effrontery

shameful boldness

effulgent

shining forth brilliantly ; radiant

effusion

a pouring out ; an uncontrolled display of emotion

egalitarian

pertaining to belief in the equality of all men

ego

a feeling of self-importance

egotism

selfishness ; boasting about oneself

egregious

remarkably bad; outrageows

egress

exit (noun and verb)

ejaculation

an exclamation

eject

to throw out

elapse

to pass ; to slip away

elated

overjoyed

electrify

to thrill

elegy

a sad or mournful poem

elicit

to draw forth ; to cause to be revealed

elite

the choice or best of a group of persons

elixir

remedy

ellipsis

the omission in a sentence of a word or words

eloquent

convincing or forceful in speech

elucidate

to make clear

elude

to avoid ; to escape notice

elusive

difficult to grasp

elysian

blissful ; heavenly

emaciated

abnormally thin

emanate

to come forth ; to send forth

emancipate

to set free

embark

(on) begin a journey or an endeavor

embellish

to decorate

embezzle

to steal

embroil

to involve in trouble ; to complicate

embryonic

undeveloped ; in an early stage

emendation

correction

emetic

causing vomiting

eminent

famous ; renowned

emissary

one sent on a special mission

emit

to send out ; to give forth

emollient

something that soothes or softens

emolument

profit ; gain

empathy

understanding another's feelings

empirical

based on experience rather than theory

emulate

to imitate

emulous

jealous ; envious

enamored

(of) in love with

enclave

a country , or part of a country ,surrounded by another country

encomium

an expression of high praise

encompass

to include; to surround

encore

a repeat performance

encroach

(upon) to trespass ; to intrude

encumbrance

hindrance ; obstruction

encyclopedic

filled with knowledge ; comprehensive

endearment

an expression of affection

endemic

confined to a particular country or area

energize

to rouse into activity

enervate

to weaken

enfranchise

to give the right to vote

engender

to promote

engrossed

completely absorbed in

engulf

to overwhelm

enhance

to increase in value or beauty ; to improve

enigma

a puzzling situation ; dilemma

enigmatic

mysterious ; puzzling

enlighten

to inform ; to reveal truths

enmity

hostility ; hatred

ennui

boredom

enormity

an outrageous and immoral act

enrapture

to delight beyond measure

ensconce

to hide ; to conceal ; to settle comfortably

ensue

to follow ; to captivate

entice

to attract ; to tempt

entity

independent being

entomology

study of insects

entourage

a group of personal attendants

entranced

filled with delight or wonder

entreaty

a request ; a plea

entrenched

firmly established ; dug in

entrepreneur

successful businessman ; promoter

enunciate

to pronounce words clearly

environs

surroundings

envisage

to imagine ; to form a mental picture

envoy

messenger ; agent

eon

extremely long period of time

ephemeral

temporary ; short-lived

epic

a long poem about heroic occurrences

epicure

one who seeks pleasure in fine foods

epigram

witty saying

epilogue

closing part of a speech or literary work

epiphany

appearance of a deity (god) ; revelation

epistle

a letter

epitaph

inscription on a tomb

epithet

a descriptive word or phrase

epitome

a typical example ; a summary or condensed account

epoch

particular period of history

equanimity

calmness ; evenness of temperament

equestrian

a horseback rider

equilibrium

balance ; stability

equine

pertaining to horses

equinox

the time when day and night are of equal length

equipoise

balance

equitable

fair ; just

equity

fairness ; justice ; impartiality

equivocal

doubtful ; ambiguous

equivacate

to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms

eradicate

to erase ; to wipe out

ergo

therefore

erode

to wear away

erotic

pertaining to sexual love

err

to make a mistake

errant

wandering (in search of adventure); straying from what is right

erratic

irregular ; abnormal

erroneous

mistaken ; wrong

ersatz

artificial ; inferior substitute

erstwhile

formerly ; in the past

erudite

scholarly ; learned

escalate

to increase ; to grow rapidly ; to intensify

escapade

a reckless adventure

escarpment

steep cliff

eschew

to avoid ; to keep away from

escrow

(preceded by in) money deposited with a third person pending fulfillment of a condition

esoteric

for a select few ; not generally known

espionage

spying

espouse

to support (a cause)

essay

(verb) to try ; to attempt

estival

pertaining to summer

estranged

separated ; alienated

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