UIL Spelling Competition 2011-2012 "E" word definitions

This set contains all of the definitions of the words that start with "E" found in the Word Power List.
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Ecuador
a republic in northwestern South America
efficacious
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
eland
either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
electroshock
treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anesthetized patients for therapeutic effect. Its mode of action is unknown. Today, ECT is most often recommended for use as a treatment for severe depression which has not responded to other treatment, and is also used in the treatment of mania and catatonia.
en brochette
cooked on a skewer
ennead
any group of nine objects
enokidake
a thin, long-stemmed and tiny-capped white mushroom, Flamma velutipes, native to the northern mountain ranges of Japan and prized as a food.
epicycloids
n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
epidermis
the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
errata
a list of errors in a printed work
erudition
the knowledge acquired through many years of study
euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
excelsior
thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing
exemplum
citing an example; a tale with a moral message
expatiate
add details, as to an account or idea
extant
still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost