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Chapter 5 Vocabulary Booster What's in, What's Out? What's Hot, What's Not?

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Encapsulate
To place in a capsule; to condense or summerize.
Enclave
Any small, distinct area or group within a larger one.
Enmesh
To catch in a net; entangle
Ensemble
All parts of a thing considered only as the whole, not separately, such as an entire costume or a group of musicians, singers, dancers, or actors.
Embed
To fix or place firmly in a surrounding mass; to insert, as a clause in a sentence.
Embroiled
To be involved in conflict or confusion.
Embellish
To beautify with ornamental or elaborate details.
Enroll
To register or become a member of a group.
Eclipse
Any obscuring of light (darkening) especially of planets; to surpass by comparison.
Emaciated
Abnormally thin, as if wasting away.
Eccentric
Peculiar or odd; not having the same center.
Effervescent
Bubbling; lively or enthusiastic
Exalt
Raise or elevate in rank or character; praise highly.
Exaggerate
To stretch the limits of the truth or overstate.
Nonchalant
Coolly indifferent, unconcerned, unexcited.
Nondescript
Undistinguished or dull, a person or thing of no specific type or kind; not easy to describe.
Nonpartisan
Objective; not controlled by an established political party.
Nonplussed
Completely puzzled, totally perplexed so as to become unable to continue.
Nonconformist
Someone who refuses to act inaccordance with established customs.
Calorie
A specific unit of heat (cal.) in physics; a unit of expressing the energy value of food (Cal.) in nutrition.
Caloric
Of or pertaining to calories or heat; high in calories.
Scald
To burn with hot liquid or steam; to bring to a temperature just short of the boiling point.
Caldera
A basinlike depression or collapsed area caused by the explosion of the center of a volcano.
Cauldron
A large kettle for boiling.

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