Barron's 3500 (Duration- Encroachment)

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duration

n. length of time something lasts

duress

n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully

dutiful

adj. respectful; obedient

dwindle

v. shrink; reduce

dynamic

adj. energetic; vigorously active

earthy

adj. unrefined; coarse

ebb

v. recede; lessen

eccentric

adj. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre

ecclesiastic

adj. pertaining to the church

eclipse

v. darken; extinguish; surpass

ecologist

n. a person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment

economy

n. efficiency or conciseness in using something

ecstasy

n. rapture; joy; any overpowering emotion

eddy

n. swirling current of water, air, etc

edict

n. decree; official command

eerie

adj. weird

effectual

adj. able to produce a desired effect; valid

efficacy

n. power to produce desired effect

effigy

n. dummy

effrontery

n. shameless boldness

egoism

n. excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others

egregious

adj. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking

egress

n. exit

ejaculation

n. exclamation

elixir

n. cure-all; something invigorating

ellipsis

n. omission of words from a text

emanate

v. issue forth

emancipate

v. set free

embargo

n. ban on commerce or other activity

embed

v. enclose; place in something

embezzlement

n. stealing

embody

v. personify; make concrete; incorporate

embrace

v. hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include

embroil

v. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle

emendation

n. correction of errors; improvement

eminent

adj. high; lofty

emissary

n. agent; messenger

emollient

n. soothing or softening remedy

empathy

n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas etc

enamored

adj. in love.

encipher

v. encode; convert a message into code

enclave

n. territory enclosed within an alien land

encomium

n. high praise; eulogy

encroachment

n. gradual intrusion

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