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evince
v. show clearly


when he tried to answer the question, he evinced his ignorance of the subject matter
evenhanded
adj. impartial; fair


evenhanded treatment from their teachers
exacerbate
v. worsen; embitter


exacerbate the situation
exacerbate the already existing bitterness
exact
v. require or demand, often forcibly; take


exact a heavy toll
exacting
adj. extremely demanding


exacting task
exasperate
v. vex


johnny often exasperates his mother
exceptionable
adj. objectionable


exceptionable, thoroughly distasteful band
excoriate
v. scold w/ biting harshness; strip the skin off


his mother excoriated him for ruining his new clothes
exculpate
v. clear from blame


exculpated of the crime
execrable
adj. very bad


execrable taste
execrate
v. curse; express abhorrence for


the world execrates the memory of hitler
exegesis
n. explanation, esp of biblical passages


the minister based her sermon on her exegesis of a difficult passage
exhort
v. urge


the evangelists exhorted all the sinners in the audience to repent
exhume
v. dig out of the ground; remove from the grave


exhume the victim's body
exigency
n. urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention



exigencies of war
an exigent lord w/ many demandds
exiguous
adj. small; minute


grass grew here and there - exiguous
existential
adj. pertaining to existence; pertaining tto the philosophyof existentialism
exodus
n. departure



the exodus from the hot and stuffy city
exonerate
v. acquit; exculpate


exonerated their client
exorbitant
adj. excessive


exorbitant prices
exorcise
v. drive out evil spirits


exorcise the evil spirits
expansive
adj. outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size


expansive humor
expansive waistline
expatiate
v. talk at length


first give us your resume; you can expatiate later
expedient
adj. suitable; practical; politic

the politician was guided by what was expedient rather than what is ethical
expiate
v. make amends for (a sin)


expiate his crimes by performing acts of charity
expletive
n. interjection; profane oath
explicate
v. explain; interpret; clarify


he explicated James Joyce's novels
exploit
n. deed or action, particularly a brave deed


he was noted for his exploits

v. make use of, sometimes unjustly
expository
adj. explanatory; serving to explain
expostulation
n. protest; remonstrance


Despite the teacher's scoldings and expostulations, the class remained unruly
exposure
n. risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open

she no longer feared exposure
expropriate
v. take possession of


you have no right to expropriate his land
expunge
v. cancel; remove


maybe the principal will expunge this offense from your record
expurgate
v. clean; remove offensive parts of a book
extant
adj. still in existance


some copies of this book are still extant
extemporaneous
adj. not planned; impromptu


her extemporaneous remarks were misinterpreted
extenuate
v. weaken; mitigate; make less serious

to extenuate a crime.
Do not extenuate the difficulties we are in.
extirpate
v. root up


extirpate an unwanted hair
extol
v. praise; glorify


the president extolled the astronauts
extort
v. wring from; get money by threats, etc...

the bully extorted money from his victim
extradition
n. surrender of prisoner by one state to another
extrapolation
n. projection; conjecture


extrapolation from the results
extricate
v. free; disentangle

extricate the trapped dolphin from the nets
extrude
v. force or push out
exuberance
n. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness

exuberance of Amy's welcome
exuberant good health
exude
v. discharge; give forth


these trees exude sap
exult
v. rejoice

we exulted when our team won
fabricate
v. build; lie


fabricate the building
fabricate a story
facade
n. front (of a building); superficial or false appearance


facade of the church
confidence was just a facade to hide her insecurity
facet
n. small plane surface (of a gem); a side


the diamond had many facets
facetious
adj. joking(often inappropriately); humorous
facile
adj. easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial

n. facility

facile victory
he was a facile speaker
facsimile
n. copy


facsimiles of the art
faction
n. party; clique; dissension


bickering of 2 factions
factious
adj. inclined to form factions; causing dissension (disagreement)

factious feelings

fractious (unruly; unmanageable)
factitious (not natural; not genuine; bogus)
factotum
n. handyman; person who does all kinds of work
faculty
n. mental or bodily powers; teaching staff

as i get older, i'm scared that i'll lose my faculties and be unfit to teach