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earthenware

noun) ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat

eccentricity

noun) strange and unconventional behavior : a ratio describing the shape of a conic section : a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path [ant: concentricity]

edible

noun) any substance that can be used as food (adjective) suitable for use as food

effective

adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect : able to accomplish a purpose [syn: efficient] : works well as a means or remedy

ego

noun) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others [syn: egotism, self-importance] : your consciousness of your own identity [syn: self] : (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

element

noun) an abstract part of something [syn: component, constituent, factor, ingredient] : any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter : the situation in which you are happiest and most effective "in your element"

eliminate

verb) terminate, end, or take out : do away with : remove from a contest or race : dismiss from consideration or a contest

emblem

noun) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc : visible symbol representing an abstract idea

emphasis

noun) special importance or significance : intensity or forcefulness of expression : special and significant stress by means of position or repetition

emphatic

adj) spoken with emphasis : sudden and strong : forceful and definite in expression or action

employee

noun) a worker who is hired to perform a job [ant: employer]

emporium

noun) a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise

endanger

verb) pose a threat to : put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

endear

verb) make attractive or lovable

engross

verb) devote (oneself) fully to [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, absorb, soak up] : consume all of one's attention or time

enlist

verb) join the military : hire for work or assistance [syn: engage]

enthrone

verb) provide with power and authority : put a monarch on the throne

episode

noun) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events : a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series : a part of a broadcast serial

estrange

verb) remove from customary environment or associations : arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness

eventual

adj) expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating

evidential

adj) serving as or based on evidence

exaggerate

verb) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth [syn: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify] : do something to an excessive degree

exceed

verb) be greater in scope or size than some standard [syn: transcend, surpass] : be superior or better than some standard

excellence

noun) the quality of excelling : an outstanding feature

excellent

adj) very good [syn: first-class, fantabulous, splendid]

excitable

adj) easily excited : capable of responding to stimuli

exhaust

verb) wear out completely : use up : deplete (noun) gases ejected from an engine as waste products; exhaust fumes; system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged [syn: exhaust system]

exhaustion

noun) extreme fatigue : serious weakening and loss of energy : the act of exhausting something entirely

exhaustive

adj) performed comprehensively and completely [syn: thorough, thoroughgoing]

exit

noun) an opening that permits escape or release : euphemistic expressions for death (verb) move out of or depart from : lose the lead

expand

verb) extend in one or more directions : become larger in size or volume or quantity : grow vigorously : exaggerate or make bigger

expense

noun) amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures) : a detriment or sacrifice : money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer (verb) reduce the estimated value of something

explode

verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy : burst outward, usually with noise : show a violent emotional reaction : cause to burst as a result of air pressure

explosion

noun) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction [syn: detonation, blowup] : the act of exploding or bursting : a sudden outburst

expressive

adj) characterized by expression

extensive

adj) large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity : broad in scope or content [syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide] : of agriculture

external

adj) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface : coming from the outside (noun) outward features

extinguish

verb) put an end to : put out, as of fires, flames, or lights : kill in large numbers

extraordinary

adj) beyond what is ordinary or usual : far more than usual or expected

extravagance

noun) the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth : excessive spending

faculty

noun) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind : the body of teachers and administrators at a school

fanatic

noun) a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause) [syn: fiend] : (adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea [syn: fanatical, overzealous, rabid]

fancier

noun) a person having a strong liking for something [syn: enthusiast]

fatal

adj) bringing death : having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences : controlled or decreed by fate

faulty

adj) having a defect : characterized by errors

finally

adv) after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay [syn: eventually] : as the end result of a succession or process

financial

adj) involving financial matters

firebrand

noun) a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning : someone who deliberately foments trouble

foggy

adj) stunned or confused and slow to react : indistinct or hazy in outline : filled or abounding with fog or mist

folk-lore

noun) the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture

folly

noun) the trait of acting stupidly or rashly : a stupid mistake

foolery

noun) foolish or senseless behavior

forefather

noun) the founder of a family : person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group

foreground

noun) the part of a scene that is near the viewer (verb) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent

foresee

verb) realize beforehand : picture to oneself : act in advance

forth

adv) from a particular thing or place or position : forward in time or order or degree : out into view

fragile

adj) easily broken or damaged or destroyed : vulnerably delicate : lacking substance or significance

freshness

noun) the property of being pure and fresh : originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel : an alert and refreshed state

frightful

adj) provoking horror : extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact [

fungus

noun) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter

generally

adv) usually : without distinction of one from others

generate

verb) bring into existence : give or supply : produce

gladden

verb) make glad or happy : become glad or happy

glimpse

noun) quick look : a brief or incomplete view : a vague indication (verb) catch a glimpse of or see briefly

grave

noun) death of a person : a place for the burial of a corpse : a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: grave accent] (Adj) dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises : causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

grievance

noun) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation : a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action : an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice

guess

verb) expect, believe, or suppose : put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation (noun) : a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence : an estimate based on little or no information

gusty

adj) blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts

habitant

noun) a person who inhabits a particular place

habitual

adj) commonly used or practiced

hallucination

noun) illusory perception : a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea : an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode

hard-hearted

adj) lacking in feeling or pity or warmth : devoid of feeling for others

haughty

adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy

headstrong

adj) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

hesitancy

noun) a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something : a certain degree of unwillingness

hibernate

verb) sleep during winter : be in an inactive or dormant state

hinder

verb) be a hindrance or obstacle to : hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of : put at a disadvantage (adj) located at or near the back of an animal

hindmost

adj) located farthest to the rear

homogeneity

noun) the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature : the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure

homophonic

adj) having the same sound : having a single melodic line with accompaniment

hospitality

noun) kindness in welcoming guests or strangers

humanize

verb) make more humane

humid

adj) containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor

hysteria

noun) state of violent mental agitation : excessive or uncontrollable fear : neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions

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