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encumber
v. burden


encumber himself w/ too much luggage
endearment
n. fond word or act


gifts and endearments
endue
v. provide with some quality; endow


he was endued w/ a lion's courage
enervate
v. weaken

even walking enervated her
enfranchise
v. admit to the rights of citizenship ( esp the right to vote)

blacks were enfranchised after the civil war
engage
v. attract; hire; pledge oneself; confront


engaged my interest
engage my services
engender
v. cause; produce

receiving praise engenders self-confidence
engross
v. occupy fully

engrossed in his studies
enjoin
v. command; order; forbid


the court enjoined the union from picketing the plant
enmity
n. ill will; hatred
ennui
n. boredom
enormity
n. hugeness (in a bad sense)


enormity of his crime
enrapture
v. please intensely


the audience was enraptured by the performance
ensconce
v. settle comfortably


the children were ensconced safely in the private school
ensue
v. follow as a consequence; result
entail
v. require; necessitate; involve

building your vocab will entail some work on your part
enterprising
adj. full of initiative


emterprising businessman
enthrall
v. capture; enslave

enthralled by her beauty
entomology
n. study of insects
entrance
v. put under a spell; carry away w/ emotion

the view entranced her
entreat
v. plead; ask earnestly


she entreated her father to let her stay
entree
n. entrance; a way in


he had entree into the most exclusive circles
enumerate
v. list; mention one by one


enumerate his many flaws
environ
v. enclose; surround

Paris used to be environed by a wall
eon
n. long period of time; an age


it will take eons for our civilization to develop
epaulet
n. ornament worn around the shoulder(of a uniform, etc)
epic
n. long heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art
epicure
n. connoisseur of food and drink

epicures frequent this restaurant
epigram
n. witty thought or saying, usually short
epilogue
n. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
episodic
adj. loosely connected

the novel was too episodic to follow
epistemologist
n. philospher who studies the nature of knowledge
epitaph
n. inscription in memory of a dead person

epitaph placed on the tombstone
epithet
n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing


So many kings of France were named Charles that we need epithets to tell them apart
epitome
n. perfect example or embodiment
epoch
n. period of time

the glacial epoch lasted thousands of years
equable
adj. tranquil; steady; uniform

cali climate is equable and pleasant
equanimity
n. calmness of temperament; composure


nothing can disturb her equanimity
equestrian
n. rider on horseback
equine
adj. resembling a horse


emily has an equine look
equinox
n. period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn
equipoise
n. balance; balancing force; equilibrium

the acrobat used his pole as an equipoise
equitable
adj. fair; impartial

an equitable solution to this dispute
equivocal
adj. ambiguous; intentionally misleading

the candidate's equivocal comments
equivocate
v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth

give it to me straight; dont' equivocate
errant
adj. wandering

knights errant
errant youngsters
erudite
adj. learned; scholarly
escapade
n. prank; flighty (frivolous - lack of seriousness) conduct

latest escapade
eschew
v. avoid

try to eschew all vices
esoteric
adj. hard to understand; known only to a chosen few


esoteric allusions
espouse
v. adopt; support


she was always ready to espouse a worthy cause
essay
v. make an attempt at; test

the actor essayed the role
esteem
v. respect; value

Jill esteemed Jack's taste in music
estimable
adj. worthy of esteem; admirable

estimable career
estranged
adj. separated; alienated

the estranged wife sought a divorce
ethnology
n. study of humankind
ethos
n. underlying character of a culture, group, etc

In the Greek ethos the individual was highly valued.
etymology
n. study of word parts
eugenic
adj. pertaining to the improvement of race/offspring
eulogistic
adj. praising

the speech was eulogistic