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entrepreneur
business man, contractor
epicure
conoisseur of food and drink
epigram
witty thought or saying, usually short. adage, aphorism
epilogue
short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
episodic
loosely connected
epistolary
consisting of letters
epithet
word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
equable
tranquil, steady, uniform
equanimity
calmness of temperament, composure
equestrian
rider on horseback
equine
resembling a horse
equitable
fair, impartial
equivocate
lie, mislead, attempt to conceal the truth
escapade
prank, flightly conduct
escapism
avoiding reality b diverting oneself with amusesments
eschew
avoid
espouse
adopt, support
estranged
separated, alienated
ethos
underlying character of a culture, group, etc.
euphonious
pleasing in sound
evanescent
fleeting, vanishing
evenhanded
impartial, fair
evince
show clearly
evocative
tending to call up (emotions, memories)
ewe
female sheep
exacting
extremely demanding
exasperate
vex, annoy
exceptionable
objectionable
excise
cut away, cut out
excoriate
scold with biting harshness, strip the skin off
execrable
very bad
exegesis
explanation, interpretation, espescially of a biblical text
exhort
urge
exhume
to dig out of the ground, remove from the grave
exigency
urgent situation
exodus
departure
exorbitant
excessive
exorcise
drive out evil spirits
expansive
outgoing and sociable, broad and extensive, able to increase in size
expatriate
exile, someone who has withdrawn from his native land
expedite
hasten, accelerate
expiate
make amends for (a sin)
explicate
explain, interpret, clarify
exploit
deed or action, particularly a brave deed
expository
explanatory, serving to explain
expropriate
take possesion of
expunge
cancel, remove
expurgate
clean, remove offensive parts of a book
extant
still in existance
extent
degree, magnitude, scope
extenuate
weaken, mitigate
extort
wring from, get money by threats, etc..
extradition
surrender of prisoner by one state to another
extrinsic
external, not essential, extraneous
exude
discharge, give forth
exult
rejoice
earthy
unrefined, coarse
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm, showing excitement
ecclesiastic
pertaining to the church
eclipse
darken, extinguish, surpass
eddy
swirling current of water, air, etc
edict
decree (usually by a sovereign), official command
edify
correct morally, instruct
effectual
able to produce a desired effect
efficacy
power to produce desired effect
effrontery
shameless boldness
effusive
pouring forth, gushing
egregious
notorious, conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
exit
elegy
song or poem expressing lamentation
elicit
draw out by discussion
elixir
cure-all, something invigorating
ellipsis
omission of words from a text
emanate
issure forth
emancipate
set free
embargo
ban of commerce or other activity
embezzlement
stealing
embody
personify, make concrete, incorporate
embroil
entangle, throw into confusion, involve in strife
emend
correct, correct by critic
emendation
correction of errors, improvement
emissary
agent, messenger
enamored
in love
enclave
territory enclosed by alien lands
encomium
high praise, eulogy
encroachment
gradual intrusion
encumber
burden
endearment
fond statement
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
enervate
weaken
enfranchise
admit to the rights of citizenship (espescially the right to vote)
engage
attract, hire, pledge oneself, confront
engaging
charming, attractive
engender
cause, produce
engross
occupy fully
enmity
ill will, hatred
ennui
boredom
enrapture
please intensely
ensconce
settle comfortably
entail
require, necessitate, involve
enterprising
full of initiative
enthrall
capture, enslave
entice
attract, lure, tempt
entitlement
right to claim something, right to benefits
entourage
group of attendants, retinue
entrance
put under a spell, carry away with emotion
entreat
plead, ask earnestly