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earnest
sincere , serious
earthy
realistic ; coarse
ebb
to slowly decrease
ebullient
enthusiastic
eccentric
odd ; out of the ordinary
ecclesiastical
pertaining to the church
echelon
rank of authority ; level of power
eclat
brilliance , fame
eclectic
selecting ; chooseing from various sources
eclipse
to overshadow ; to outshine
ecology
study of the environment
ecstatic
extremely happy
edufice
structure ; building
edify
to improve someone morally ; to instruct
educe
to draw or bring out
eerie
weird ; mysterious
efface
to erase ; to wipe out
effectual
effective ; adequate
effeminate
unmanly ; womanly ; soft and weak
effervescent
bubbly ; spirited
effete
worn-out ; barren
efficacy
power to produce an effect
effigy
a likeness ; an image
efflorescent
blossoming ; flowering
effuent
flowing out
effrontery
shameful boldness
effulgent
shining forth brilliantly ; radiant
effusion
a pouring out ; an uncontrolled display of emotion
egalitarian
pertaining to belief in the equality of all men
ego
a feeling of self-importance
egotism
selfishness ; boasting about oneself
egregious
remarkably bad; outrageows
egress
exit (noun and verb)
ejaculation
an exclamation
eject
to throw out
elapse
to pass ; to slip away
elated
overjoyed
electrify
to thrill
elegy
a sad or mournful poem
elicit
to draw forth ; to cause to be revealed
elite
the choice or best of a group of persons
elixir
remedy
ellipsis
the omission in a sentence of a word or words
eloquent
convincing or forceful in speech
elucidate
to make clear
elude
to avoid ; to escape notice
elusive
difficult to grasp
elysian
blissful ; heavenly
emaciated
abnormally thin
emanate
to come forth ; to send forth
emancipate
to set free
embark
(on) begin a journey or an endeavor
embellish
to decorate
embezzle
to steal
embroil
to involve in trouble ; to complicate
embryonic
undeveloped ; in an early stage
emendation
correction
emetic
causing vomiting
eminent
famous ; renowned
emissary
one sent on a special mission
emit
to send out ; to give forth
emollient
something that soothes or softens
emolument
profit ; gain
empathy
understanding another's feelings
empirical
based on experience rather than theory
emulate
to imitate
emulous
jealous ; envious
enamored
(of) in love with
enclave
a country , or part of a country ,surrounded by another country
encomium
an expression of high praise
encompass
to include; to surround
encore
a repeat performance
encroach
(upon) to trespass ; to intrude
encumbrance
hindrance ; obstruction
encyclopedic
filled with knowledge ; comprehensive
endearment
an expression of affection
endemic
confined to a particular country or area
energize
to rouse into activity
enervate
to weaken
enfranchise
to give the right to vote
engender
to promote
engrossed
completely absorbed in
engulf
to overwhelm
enhance
to increase in value or beauty ; to improve
enigma
a puzzling situation ; dilemma
enigmatic
mysterious ; puzzling
enlighten
to inform ; to reveal truths
enmity
hostility ; hatred
ennui
boredom
enormity
an outrageous and immoral act
enrapture
to delight beyond measure
ensconce
to hide ; to conceal ; to settle comfortably
ensue
to follow ; to captivate
entice
to attract ; to tempt
entity
independent being
entomology
study of insects
entourage
a group of personal attendants
entranced
filled with delight or wonder
entreaty
a request ; a plea
entrenched
firmly established ; dug in
entrepreneur
successful businessman ; promoter
enunciate
to pronounce words clearly
environs
surroundings
envisage
to imagine ; to form a mental picture
envoy
messenger ; agent
eon
extremely long period of time
ephemeral
temporary ; short-lived
epic
a long poem about heroic occurrences
epicure
one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
epigram
witty saying
epilogue
closing part of a speech or literary work
epiphany
appearance of a deity (god) ; revelation
epistle
a letter
epitaph
inscription on a tomb
epithet
a descriptive word or phrase
epitome
a typical example ; a summary or condensed account
epoch
particular period of history
equanimity
calmness ; evenness of temperament
equestrian
a horseback rider
equilibrium
balance ; stability
equine
pertaining to horses
equinox
the time when day and night are of equal length
equipoise
balance
equitable
fair ; just
equity
fairness ; justice ; impartiality
equivocal
doubtful ; ambiguous
equivacate
to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms
eradicate
to erase ; to wipe out
ergo
therefore
erode
to wear away
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
err
to make a mistake
errant
wandering (in search of adventure); straying from what is right
erratic
irregular ; abnormal
erroneous
mistaken ; wrong
ersatz
artificial ; inferior substitute
erstwhile
formerly ; in the past
erudite
scholarly ; learned
escalate
to increase ; to grow rapidly ; to intensify
escapade
a reckless adventure
escarpment
steep cliff
eschew
to avoid ; to keep away from
escrow
(preceded by in) money deposited with a third person pending fulfillment of a condition
esoteric
for a select few ; not generally known
espionage
spying
espouse
to support (a cause)
essay
(verb) to try ; to attempt
estival
pertaining to summer
estranged
separated ; alienated
ethereal
spiritual ; airy
ethnic
pertaining to a particular race or culture
etymology
the origin and development of words
eugenics
science of improving the human race
eulogy
praise for a dead person
euphemism
substitution of a pleasant expression for an unpleasant one
euphonious
having a pleasant sound ; harmonious
euphoria
a feeling of well-being
euthanasia
mercy killing
evanescent
temporary ; fleeting
evasive
not straightforward ; tricky
eventuate
to result ; to happen finally
evict
to expel ; to throw out
evice
to show clearly
evoke
to call forth ; to produce
evolve
to develop gradually
exacerbate
to aggravate ; to make more violent
exact
(two meanings) accurate (adjective) ; to demand or to require (verb)
exalt
to raise in position ; to praise
exasperate
to irritate ; to annoy extremely
excise
(two meanings) a tax on liquor,tabacco,etc.(noun) ; to cut out or off (verb)
excoriate
(two meanings) to scrape the skin off ; to criticize sharply
excruciating
unbearably painful
exculpate
to free from blame ; to vindicate
execrate
to curse
exemplary
worthy of imitation
exhilaration
liveliness ; high spirits
exhort
to warn
exhume
to bring out of the earth ; to reveal
exigent
urgent ; critical
exiguous
scanty ; small in quantity
exodus
a departure ; a going out
exonerate
to free from guilt or blame
exorbitant
excessive ; unreasonable
exorcise
to drive out an evil spirit
exotic
foreign ; excitingly strange
expatiate
to enlarge upon ; to speak or write at length
expatriate
a person who is banished from, or leaves, his native country
expectorate
to spit out
expedient
practical ; advantageous
expedite
to speed up ; to make easy
expendable
replaceable
expiate
to atone for
explicate
explain in detail ; make clear
explicit
clear ; unambiguous ; direct
exploit
to use for one's own advantage
expound
to explain ; to interpret
expressly
especially ; particularly
expunge
to erase
expurgate
to remove offensive passages ; to cleanse
extant
still in existence
extemporaneous
offhand ; done withput preparation
extenuating
less serious
extinct
no longer in existence
extirpate
to destroy ; to remove completely
extol
to praise
extort
to obtain by force
extradite
to give up a prisoner to another authority
extraneous
unrelate ; not essential
extrapolate
toestimate ; to infer
extricate
to set free ; to disentangle
extrinsic
external ; coming from outside
extrovert
an outgoing person
exuberant
full of enthusiasm
exude
to discharge to ooze
exult
to rejoice