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effrontery
Brazen boldness; presumptuousness

Even after clear evidence was shown, the jury was shocked by the defendant's effrontery in denying any guilt.
effusive
gushy
profuse
Plentiful; copious.
Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.
egress
exit
elasticity
resilience
elate
To make proud or joyful: Her success elated the family
elicit
bring force;
educe;
evoke;
derive
elocution
rhetoric
As a professional storyteller, Mrs. Thompson was known for her mastery of elocution
eloquent
articulate
elucidate
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
rhetoric
(rĕt'ər-ĭk)
The art or study of using language effectively and persuasively
explicate
To make clear the meaning of; explain
Construe;
decipher;
expound
elude
evade;
avoid
emaciate
To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation
emanate
散发, 产生, 放射, 发源, 发出
emancipate
unchain;
free
embalm
To treat a corpse with preservatives in order to prevent decay.
embargo
n.
封港令, 阻止
v.
禁运, 禁止出入港口
embark
v. tr. - 使上船, 使從事, 使上飛機
v. intr. - 上船, 從事, 著手
mortify
To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride; humiliate.
To discipline (one's body and physical appetites) by self-denial or self-inflicted privation.
embellish
To furnish with decorations: adorn, bedeck, deck2 (out), decorate, dress (up), garnish, ornament, trim. See beautiful/ugly.
To endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition: adorn, beautify, enhance, grace, set off. See beautiful/ugly.
defalcate
embezzle;
graft
embitter
envenom;
rankle
embody
具体表达, 包含, 使具体化
embosom
embrace;
enclose
embroider
embellish;
exaggerate
embroil
To involve in argument, contention, or hostile actions: “Avoid . . . any step that may embroil us with Great Britain” (Alexander Hamilton).
To throw into confusion or disorder; entangle

使卷入, 使纠缠, 牵连
embryo
胚胎, 胚芽, 胎儿

idioms:

in embryo 在胚胎阶段, 在未成熟时期
emend
To correct by changing the wording
I will need to emend my story before I submit it for publishing
emigrate
To leave one country or region to settle in another
migrate
eminent
Widely known and esteemed: celebrated, distinguished, famed, famous, great, illustrious, notable, noted, preeminent, prestigious, prominent, redoubtable, renowned.
prestige
(prĕ-stēzh', -stēj')
名望, 威望, 声望
emissary
envoy;
delegate;
ambassador
emolument
(ĭ-mŏl'yə-mənt)
Compensation
emulous
Full of ambition: ambitious, aspiring. See desire.
Given to competition: competitive. See conflict/cooperation.
enact
legislate;
To make into law: Congress enacted a tax reform bill.
To act (something) out, as on a stage: enacted the part of the parent.
enchant
charm;
delight;
enrapture
encompass
encircle
encroach
infringe;
invade
encumber
妨碍, 塞满, 拖累, 阻塞
To put a heavy load on; burden: a hiker who was encumbered with a heavy pack; a life that has always been encumbered with responsibilities.
To hinder or impede the action or performance of: restrictions that encumber police work.
To burden with legal or financial obligations: an estate that is encumbered with debts.
endemic
local;
native
endow
grant;
bestow;
award
endowment
flair;
gift
endue
endow;
furnish
endurance
durability;
tenacity;
mulishness;
obstinacy;
tenacity
The quality or state of being stubbornly unyielding: bullheadedness, doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obstinacy, obstinateness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perverseness, perversity, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, willfulness. See resist/yield.
enfranchise
emancipate;
give voting rights to
engender
produce;
bring about;
breed;
cause
engrave
infix;
imprint;
刻上, 铭记, 雕刻
engross
用大字体书写, 使全神贯注, 独占
empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
Antonym: theoretical (meaning #1)
enigma
riddle;
puzzle
conundrum
puzzle;
riddle;
enigma
pun
双关语, 押韵, 俏皮话, 说双关语, 说俏皮话
enjoin
forbid
吩咐, 嘱咐, 命令
enmity
hostility;
hatred;
bitterness
ennoble
授予爵位, 使高贵
ennui
(ŏn-wē', ŏn'wē)
boredom
enrage
infuriate;
anger
infuriate
enrage;
anger
enrapture
delight;
enchant;
transport;
entrance
entrance
n. [(ĕn'trəns)]
The act or an instance of entering.

v.
(ĕn-trăns')
To put into a trance.
To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment: a child who was entranced by a fairy tale
trance
n. - 催眠狀態, 恍惚, 昏睡狀態, 出神, 發呆
v. tr. - 使恍惚, 使發呆
ensue
follow;
To take place subsequently

Flooding may ensue after the massive rainstorm.
entail
require;
necessiate
entangle
tangle;
twist up;
snare;
enmesh
snare
trap
mesh
n. - 網孔, 網眼, 網絲
v. tr. - 以網捕捉, 編織, 嚙合
v. intr. - 落網, 相嚙合
enterprising
industrious;
hardworking
enthrall
captivate;
intrigue;
charm;
fascinate
entrails
bowels;
innards;
内脏, 肠
entrap
ensnare;
decoy;
lure
decoy
n. - 引誘人或物, 媒鳥, 圈套, 誘騙
v. tr. - 誘騙
entreat
beg;
exhort
exhort
To urge by strong, often stirring argument, admonition, advice, or appeal: exhorted the troops to hold the line
entrench
围以壕沟, 保卫, 防护, 掘壕, 侵犯
envisage
envision;
picture
epicure
gourmand;
gourmet;
connoisseur;

美食家, 享乐主义者, 老饕
epidemic
infectious;
prevailing
fastidious
Very difficult to please;
Showing or marked by attentiveness to all aspects or details
epigram
witticism;
maxim;
adage
epilogue
A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play.
The performer who delivers such a short poem or speech.
A short addition or concluding section at the end of a literary work, often dealing with the future of its characters. Also called afterword
epistle
(ĭ-pĭs'əl)
especially a long, formal letter
epithet
nickname;
appellation;
designation
epitome
A short summary or version prepared by cutting down a larger work: abridgment, abstract, brief, condensation, synopsis.
epitomize
recapitulate;
review
epoch
ĕp'ək, ē'pŏk')
era;
time;
period
新纪元, 时期, 时代
equable
Unvarying; steady.
Free from extremes.
Not easily disturbed; serene: an equable temper.
equanimity
composure;
calmness;
steadiness
equate
equalize
equilibrium
balance;
equal
equipoise
equilibrium
equitable
fair;
just;
Make sure to share the cake in an equitable manner
equivocal
ambiguous
eradicate
wipe out;
eliminate
erratic
odd;
unstable
erroneous
wrong;
incorrect
erudite
learned
eschew
avoid;
forbear
esoteric
mysterious, obscure
espousal
betrothal
betrothal
婚约, 订婚礼
betrothed
engaged
estimable
Possible to estimate: estimable assets; an estimable distance.
Deserving of esteem; admirable: an estimable young professor.
revere
To regard with awe, deference, and devotion.
estrange
Estrange and alienate are often used with reference to two persons whose harmonious relationship has been replaced by hostility or indifference

Disaffect usually implies discontent, ill will, and disloyalty within the membership of a group

使疏远, 使离开, 离间

idioms:

become estranged from 跟...疏远
ethereal
Light and airy or delicate.

When we were on the mountaintop, the clouds looked ethereal
ethics
morality;
conscience
ethnic
racial;
national
etiquette
decorum;
behavior
evanescent
Vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
evade
avoid
evince
show;
indicate;
display
exacerbate
aggravate;
embitter
exacting
Making severe demands; rigorous: an exacting instructor.
Requiring great care, effort, or attention: an exacting task.
exalt
(ĭg-zôlt')

exhort
(ĭg-zôrt')
praise
exasperate
upset, provoke
excerpt
(ĕk'sûrpt')
something taken from a whole
excise
remove;
delete
exculpate
(culpable)
To clear of guilt or blame
exonerate;
vindicate
excursion
A usually short journey made for pleasure; an outing
execrate
curse;
imprecate
exert
发挥, 施以影响, 运用
exigency
emergency
exodus
A departure of a large number of people.
Exodus
The departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
(Abbr. Ex or Exod.) A book of the Bible.
expanse
extent;
space
expatriate
exile;
refugee
expectorate
spit
To clear out the chest and lungs by coughing up and spitting out matter
expediency
appropriateness
self-interest
expiate
pay for;
atone
exorbitant
excessive
expedient
adj. 权宜的, 有用的, 方便的
n. 权宜之计, 临时手段
expenditure
expense
exploit
开拓, 开采, 开发, 功绩, 勋绩
idioms:
exploitation right 开发权
exponent
supporter
exposition
bazaar;
exhibition
expressly
specifically
expropriate
seize;
take
expunge
remove
expurgate
cut out;
remove
extant
(ĕk'stənt, ĕk-stănt')
existing
extent
area;
expanse
extemporaneous
ad lib
(ăd'lĭb')

extemporary

To improvise and deliver extemporaneously
exterminate
wipe out;
extirpate
extirpate
exterminate
extol
(also)
extoll
To praise highly; exalt. See synonyms at praise.
extortion
Unlawful exaction of money or property through intimidation or undue exercise of authority. It may include threats of physical harm, criminal prosecution, or public exposure. Some forms of threat, especially those made in writing, are occasionally singled out for separate statutory treatment as blackmail

勒索, 强取, 敲诈
extraneous
unimportant
无关系的, 外来的
extravagant
costly;
expensive
extricate
To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage
free;
loose
extrude
挤出, 逐出, 压出, 伸出, 突出
To thrust, force, or press out.
To protrude or project.
exuberant
energetic;
lively
exult
rejoice
exultant
jubilant;
joyful
fable
story;
parable
facetious
jocular;
jocose;
comedic;
joking
facile
(făs'əl)
easy;
simple;
quick
facsimile
copy;
reproduction
faction
1. 写实小说

2. 派别, 宗派, 派系之争, 内讧, 小集团