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caco-
poor, bad, harsh
diameter
line segment passing through the center of a circle
catastrophe
any great and sudden disaster
encyclopedia
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field, usually arranged alphabetically.

eulogy
high praise
ecstasy
feeling of overpowering joy
hetero-
other, difficult, unlike
cata-, cath-
down, away from, complete, against
dys-
bad, difficult, impaired
ec-, ex-, ecto-
out, outside of, from
epi-
on, upon, over, besides
encircle
to make a circle around
embryo
An organism in its early stages of development, especially before it has reached a distinctively recognizable form.
eu-
good, well
cacophony
harsh, jarring sound; discord
epitaph
An inscription on a tombstone in memory of the one buried there.
cataclysm
any great and sudden change as in war
dystrophy
degenerate disorder caused by inadequate nutrition
epidermis
outermost layer of skin on vertebrates
en-, em-, endo-
in, within
enzyme
Any of numerous proteins or conjugated proteins produced by living organisms and functioning as biochemical catalysts.

eccentric
One that deviates markedly from an established norm, especially a person of odd or unconventional behavior.
heterogeneous
differing or opposite in structure
dia-
through, across
epithet
A term used to characterize a person or thing
eucalyptus
Any of numerous tall trees of the genus Eucalyptus, native to Australia and having aromatic leaves that yield an oil used medicinally and wood valued as timber.

euthanasia
The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition
euphoria
A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
eclectic
Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources
dysentery
An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.

diathermy
the production of heat under skin for medical treatment by high-frequency electric current
diadem
kingly power or authority
diabolic
very wicked; devilish