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earthenware
noun) ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
eccentricity
noun) strange and unconventional behavior : a ratio describing the shape of a conic section : a circularity that has a different center or deviates from a circular path [ant: concentricity]
edible
noun) any substance that can be used as food (adjective) suitable for use as food
effective
adj) producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect : able to accomplish a purpose [syn: efficient] : works well as a means or remedy
ego
noun) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others [syn: egotism, self-importance] : your consciousness of your own identity [syn: self] : (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
element
noun) an abstract part of something [syn: component, constituent, factor, ingredient] : any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter : the situation in which you are happiest and most effective "in your element"
eliminate
verb) terminate, end, or take out : do away with : remove from a contest or race : dismiss from consideration or a contest
emblem
noun) special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc : visible symbol representing an abstract idea
emphasis
noun) special importance or significance : intensity or forcefulness of expression : special and significant stress by means of position or repetition
emphatic
adj) spoken with emphasis : sudden and strong : forceful and definite in expression or action
employee
noun) a worker who is hired to perform a job [ant: employer]
emporium
noun) a large retail store organized into departments offering a variety of merchandise
endanger
verb) pose a threat to : put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
endear
verb) make attractive or lovable
engross
verb) devote (oneself) fully to [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, absorb, soak up] : consume all of one's attention or time
enlist
verb) join the military : hire for work or assistance [syn: engage]
enthrone
verb) provide with power and authority : put a monarch on the throne
episode
noun) a happening that is distinctive in a series of related events : a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series : a part of a broadcast serial
estrange
verb) remove from customary environment or associations : arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
eventual
adj) expected to follow in the indefinite future from causes already operating
evidential
adj) serving as or based on evidence
exaggerate
verb) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth [syn: overstate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify] : do something to an excessive degree
exceed
verb) be greater in scope or size than some standard [syn: transcend, surpass] : be superior or better than some standard
excellence
noun) the quality of excelling : an outstanding feature
excellent
adj) very good [syn: first-class, fantabulous, splendid]
excitable
adj) easily excited : capable of responding to stimuli
exhaust
verb) wear out completely : use up : deplete (noun) gases ejected from an engine as waste products; exhaust fumes; system consisting of the parts of an engine through which burned gases or steam are discharged [syn: exhaust system]
exhaustion
noun) extreme fatigue : serious weakening and loss of energy : the act of exhausting something entirely
exhaustive
adj) performed comprehensively and completely [syn: thorough, thoroughgoing]
exit
noun) an opening that permits escape or release : euphemistic expressions for death (verb) move out of or depart from : lose the lead
expand
verb) extend in one or more directions : become larger in size or volume or quantity : grow vigorously : exaggerate or make bigger
expense
noun) amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures) : a detriment or sacrifice : money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer (verb) reduce the estimated value of something
explode
verb) cause to burst with a violent release of energy : burst outward, usually with noise : show a violent emotional reaction : cause to burst as a result of air pressure
explosion
noun) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction [syn: detonation, blowup] : the act of exploding or bursting : a sudden outburst
expressive
adj) characterized by expression
extensive
adj) large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity : broad in scope or content [syn: across-the-board, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, blanket, broad, encompassing, panoptic, wide] : of agriculture
external
adj) happening or arising or located outside or beyond some limits or especially surface : coming from the outside (noun) outward features
extinguish
verb) put an end to : put out, as of fires, flames, or lights : kill in large numbers
extraordinary
adj) beyond what is ordinary or usual : far more than usual or expected
extravagance
noun) the quality of exceeding the appropriate limits of decorum or probability or truth : excessive spending
faculty
noun) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind : the body of teachers and administrators at a school
fanatic
noun) a person motivated by irrational enthusiasm (as for a cause) [syn: fiend] : (adj) marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea [syn: fanatical, overzealous, rabid]
fancier
noun) a person having a strong liking for something [syn: enthusiast]
fatal
adj) bringing death : having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences : controlled or decreed by fate
faulty
adj) having a defect : characterized by errors
finally
adv) after an unspecified period of time or an especially long delay [syn: eventually] : as the end result of a succession or process
financial
adj) involving financial matters
firebrand
noun) a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning : someone who deliberately foments trouble
foggy
adj) stunned or confused and slow to react : indistinct or hazy in outline : filled or abounding with fog or mist
folk-lore
noun) the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
folly
noun) the trait of acting stupidly or rashly : a stupid mistake
foolery
noun) foolish or senseless behavior
forefather
noun) the founder of a family : person from an earlier time who contributed to the tradition shared by some group
foreground
noun) the part of a scene that is near the viewer (verb) move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent
foresee
verb) realize beforehand : picture to oneself : act in advance
forth
adv) from a particular thing or place or position : forward in time or order or degree : out into view
fragile
adj) easily broken or damaged or destroyed : vulnerably delicate : lacking substance or significance
freshness
noun) the property of being pure and fresh : originality by virtue of being refreshingly novel : an alert and refreshed state
frightful
adj) provoking horror : extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact [
fungus
noun) an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter
generally
adv) usually : without distinction of one from others
generate
verb) bring into existence : give or supply : produce
gladden
verb) make glad or happy : become glad or happy
glimpse
noun) quick look : a brief or incomplete view : a vague indication (verb) catch a glimpse of or see briefly
grave
noun) death of a person : a place for the burial of a corpse : a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: grave accent] (Adj) dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises : causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
grievance
noun) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation : a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action : an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
guess
verb) expect, believe, or suppose : put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation (noun) : a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence : an estimate based on little or no information
gusty
adj) blowing in puffs or short intermittent blasts
habitant
noun) a person who inhabits a particular place
habitual
adj) commonly used or practiced
hallucination
noun) illusory perception : a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea : an object perceived during a hallucinatory episode
hard-hearted
adj) lacking in feeling or pity or warmth : devoid of feeling for others
haughty
adj) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
headstrong
adj) habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
hesitancy
noun) a feeling of diffidence and indecision about doing something : a certain degree of unwillingness
hibernate
verb) sleep during winter : be in an inactive or dormant state
hinder
verb) be a hindrance or obstacle to : hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of : put at a disadvantage (adj) located at or near the back of an animal
hindmost
adj) located farthest to the rear
homogeneity
noun) the quality of being similar or comparable in kind or nature : the quality of being of uniform throughout in composition or structure
homophonic
adj) having the same sound : having a single melodic line with accompaniment
hospitality
noun) kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
humanize
verb) make more humane
humid
adj) containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor
hysteria
noun) state of violent mental agitation : excessive or uncontrollable fear : neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions