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Barron's 3500 (Duration- Encroachment)

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duration
n. length of time something lasts
duress
n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully
dutiful
adj. respectful; obedient
dwindle
v. shrink; reduce
dynamic
adj. energetic; vigorously active
earthy
adj. unrefined; coarse
ebb
v. recede; lessen
eccentric
adj. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre
ecclesiastic
adj. pertaining to the church
eclipse
v. darken; extinguish; surpass
ecologist
n. a person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment
economy
n. efficiency or conciseness in using something
ecstasy
n. rapture; joy; any overpowering emotion
eddy
n. swirling current of water, air, etc
edict
n. decree; official command
eerie
adj. weird
effectual
adj. able to produce a desired effect; valid
efficacy
n. power to produce desired effect
effigy
n. dummy
effrontery
n. shameless boldness
egoism
n. excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others
egregious
adj. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
n. exit
ejaculation
n. exclamation
elixir
n. cure-all; something invigorating
ellipsis
n. omission of words from a text
emanate
v. issue forth
emancipate
v. set free
embargo
n. ban on commerce or other activity
embed
v. enclose; place in something
embezzlement
n. stealing
embody
v. personify; make concrete; incorporate
embrace
v. hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include
embroil
v. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle
emendation
n. correction of errors; improvement
eminent
adj. high; lofty
emissary
n. agent; messenger
emollient
n. soothing or softening remedy
empathy
n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas etc
enamored
adj. in love.
encipher
v. encode; convert a message into code
enclave
n. territory enclosed within an alien land
encomium
n. high praise; eulogy
encroachment
n. gradual intrusion