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Vocabulary 5 & 6

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deride
to ridicule, to mock
desiccated
dried up
despicable
contemptible, hateful
desultory
wandering from subject to subject
deviate
to turn aside
diadem
a crown
diaphanous
very sheer and light
dichotomy
a division into two parts
ebullient
enthusiastic
eclectic
choosing from various sources
edify
improve someone morally
effete
worn out; barren
egregious
remarkably bad; outrageous
elegy
a sad or mournful poem
elicit
to draw forth; to call forth
elixir
a supposed remedy for all ailments
elucidate
to make clear
emanate
to come forth; to send forth
emendation
a correction
empathy
an understanding of another's feelings
empirical
based on practical experience rather than theory
endemic
confined to a particular country or area
enervate
to weaken
ennui
boredom; a weariness resulting from a lack of interest
ephermal
lasting only a brief time; short-lived
epitome
a typical example; a condensed account
ergo
therefore
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
eschew
to keep away from; to avoid; to shun
facetious
comical; jocular; flippant