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earnest
sincere or serious
earthy
realistic; coarse
ebb
to slowly derease
ebullient
enthusiastic
eccentric
unusual; odd; weird
ecclesiastical
pertaining to the church
echelon
level of power
eclectic
choosing from various sources
eclipse
to outshine
edifice
structure; building
edify
to improve someone morally; to instruct
eerie
mysterious
efface
to wipe out
effectual
effective; adequate
effeminate
unmanly; womanly; soft and weak
effervescent
bubbly; spirited
effete
worn-out; barren
efficacy
power to produce an effect
effigy
a likeness
effluent
flowing out
effrontery
shameful boldness
effusion
an uncontrolled display of motion
egalitarian
belief in the equality of all men
egregious
very bad; outrageous
egress
exit
elaborate
to give details; complex
elapse
to pass
electrify
to thrill
elegy
a sad pom or speech
elicit
to cause to be revealed
elixir
remedy
ellipsis
the ommision in a senetence of a word or words
eloquent
articulate; speaking well
elucidate
to make clear
elude
to avoid
elusive
difficult to grasp
elysian
blissful
emaciated
abnormally thin
emanate
to come forth; to send forth
emancipate
to set free
embank
to put a wall around
embellish
to decorate; to add details; to exaggerate
embezzle
to steal
embroil
to involve in trouble
embryo
in an early stage
emetic
causing vomiting
eminent
famous
emissary
one sent on a special mission
emit
to send out
emollient
something that soothes or softens
empathy
understanding another's feelings
emulate
to imitate
empirical
based on experience rather than theory
enamored
in love with
enclave
a country, or part of a country, surrounded by another country
encompass
to include
encore
a repeat performance
encroach
to intrude
encumbrance
hindrance or obstruction
endemic
confined to a particular area
endorse
to support
enduring
forever; lasting
enervate
to weaken
enfranchise
to give the right to vote
engender
to produce; to create
engross
completely absorbed in
engulf
to overwhelm
enhance
to increase in value or beauty; to improve
enigmatic
mysterious
enlighten
to inform
ennui
boredom
enormity
an outrageous and immoral act
enrapture
to delight beyond measure
ensconce
to hide; to conceal
ensue
to follow
enthrall
to charm
entice
to attract
entity
independent being
entourage
a group of followers
entreaty
a request; a plea
entrenched
firmly established
entrepreneur
a businessman; promoter
enunciate
to pronounce clearly
environs
surrounding
envisage
to imagine
envoy
messenger
ephemeral
temporary; short-lived
epic
a long poem
epicure
one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
epigram
witty saying
epilogue
closing part of a speech or literary work
epiphany
appearance of a deity (god); revelation
epistle
a letter
epitaph
inscription on a tomb
epithet
a descriptive word or phrase
epoch
particular period of history
equanimity
calmness; evenness of temperament
equestrian
a horseback rider
equilibrium
balanced
equine
pertaining to horses
equinox
the time when day and night ore of equal length
equivocal
doubtful
eradicate
to wipe out
erode
to wear away
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
err
to make a mistake
erratic
irregular; without direction
erroneous
mistaken
ersatz
inferior substitute
erstwhile
in the past
erudite
scholarly
escalate
to grow rapidly
escapade
a reckless adventure
escarpment
steep cliff
eschew
to avoid
esoteric
known only to a few
espouse
to support
essay
to try
steem
high regard
estival
pertaining to summer
estranged
separated
ethereal
spiritual
ethnic
pertaining to a particular race
etymology
the origin and development of words
eugenics
science of improving the human race
euphemism
substitution of one expression for another
euphonious
having a pleasant sound
euphoria
a feeling of well-being
euthanasia
mercy killing
evanescent
temporary; fleeting
eventuate
to happen
evince
to show clearly
evoke
to produce
exacerbate
to aggravate
exact
accurate; to require
exasperate
to irritate or to annoy
excise
to cut out or off
excruciating
unbearably painful
exculpate
to free from blame
execrate
to curse
exemplary
worthy of imitation; outstanding
exhaustive
thorough; complete
exhilaration
liveliness
exhort
to warn or urge
exhume
to bring out of the ground
exigent
urgent
exodus
a going out
exonerate
to free from guilt or blame
exorcise
to drive out an evil spirit
expatiate
to enlarge upon
expatriate
a person who leaves his native country
expedient
practical
expedite
to make easy; to make faster
exemplify
to make an example of
expiate
to atone for
expound
to explain
explicate
make clear
expunge
to erase
expurgate
to remove
extant
still in existence or stand above
extemporaneous
done without preparation
extraneous
not essential
extenuating
less serious
extirpate
to destroy
extol
to praise
extort
to obtain by foce
extrapolate
to estimate; to infer
extricate
to set free; to disentangle
extrinsic
external; coming from outside
extrovert
an outgoing person
exuberant
full of enthusiasm
exude
to spread out or to give off
exult
to rejoice