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deride

to ridicule, to mock

desiccated

dried up

despicable

contemptible, hateful

desultory

wandering from subject to subject

deviate

to turn aside

diadem

a crown

diaphanous

very sheer and light

dichotomy

a division into two parts

ebullient

enthusiastic

eclectic

choosing from various sources

edify

improve someone morally

effete

worn out; barren

egregious

remarkably bad; outrageous

elegy

a sad or mournful poem

elicit

to draw forth; to call forth

elixir

a supposed remedy for all ailments

elucidate

to make clear

emanate

to come forth; to send forth

emendation

a correction

empathy

an understanding of another's feelings

empirical

based on practical experience rather than theory

endemic

confined to a particular country or area

enervate

to weaken

ennui

boredom; a weariness resulting from a lack of interest

ephermal

lasting only a brief time; short-lived

epitome

a typical example; a condensed account

ergo

therefore

erotic

pertaining to sexual love

eschew

to keep away from; to avoid; to shun

facetious

comical; jocular; flippant

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