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4th Q. Vocabulary #6

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Euphemism
a pleasant or inoffensive expression used in place of an unpleasant or offensive one
Evanescent
fleeting; vanishing; happening for only the briefest period
Exacerbate
to make worse
Exacting
extremely demanding; difficult; requiring great skill or care
Exalt
to raise high; to glorify
Exasperate
to annoy thoroughly; to make very angry; to try the patience of
Exemplify
to illustrate as an example; to serve as a good example
Exhaustive
thorough; rigorous; complete; painstaking
Exhort
to urge strongly; to give a serious warning to
Exigency
an emergency; an urgency
Existential
having to do with existence; having to do with the body of thought called existentialism, which basically holds that human beings are responsible for their own actions but is otherwise too complicated to summarize in a single sentence
Exonerate
to free completely from blame; to exculpate
Expatriate
to throw someone out of his or her native land; to move away from ones native land; to emigrate
Expedient
providing an immediate advantage; serving one's immediate self-interest