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EBB

a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number); outward flow of the tide

EDICT

that which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action; a command

EFFIGY

a likeness or image,esp. a crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group

EGREGIOUS

notorious; conspicuously bad, offensive, or shocking

ENTREAT

to make an earnest petition or request; to plead; to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition for

ETHEREAL

light, airy, delicate; highly refined; suggesting what is heavenly (rather than earthbound)

EXACERBATE

worsen; aggravate; embitter

EXHUME

dig out of the ground; remove from a grave

EXONERATE

acquit; exculpate; free from blame or guilt

EXTRICATE

to free or release from a difficulty or entanglement.

FASTIDIOUS

possessing careful attention to detail; difficult to please

FETID

malodorous; smelly--as in Evan and London's gym socks or a ninth grader

FLACCID

lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

FORTE

strong point or special talent in a person's character

FOUNDER

to sink, fail, collapse, breakdown

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