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articulate
effective; distinct; expressing ideas clearly; having clear sounds; having joints; Ex. articulate speech; V: express thoughts and feeling clearly; pronounce clearly; unite by joints
s effective
effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
economy
efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources
exertion
effort; expenditure of much physical work; V. exert oneself: make a great effort
refulgent
effulgent; brilliant; brightly shining; gleaming; Ex. refulgent moon
n maudlin
effusively sentimental
ovoid
egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
egotistical
egotistic; excessively self-centered(egocentric); self-important; conceited
s correlate
either of the correlated things; V.
resilient
elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
medium
element that is a creature's natural environment; nutrient setting in which microorganisms are cultivated; appropriate occupation or means of expression; channel of communication; compromise; middle position between extremes; intervening substance through which something else is transmitted
component
element; ingredient
rudimentary
elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
s elevation
elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house
n apotheosis
elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
n dismiss
eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
elliptical
elliptic; oval; of an ellipse; containing an ellipsis; ambiguous either purposely or because key words have been left out
n manumit
emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
n abash
embarrass
s defalcate
embezzle
n reek
emit (an unpleasant odor or smoke); give off an unpleasant odor; give out smoke; Ex. reeking chimney; N: unpleasant odor; stench
n detached
emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
s engaged
employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
devoid
empty; lacking
n vacuous
empty; lacking in ideas; inane; stupid; Ex. vacuous expression; N. vacuity
embed(imbed)
enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
environ
enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
aviary
enclosure for birds; large cage
encipher
encode; convert a message into code; put into cipher
n hortatory
encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
termination
end; V. terminate
jeopardize
endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
interminable
endless
incarnate
endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
dynamic
energetic; vigorously active
worldly
engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
n rapt
engrossed; absorbed; enchanted; Ex. rapt listener
s season
enhance the flavor of by adding a spice, etc.; inure; harden; N. seasoning: something used in seasoning
n sphinx-like
enigmatic; mysterious
n savor
enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality
n relish
enjoy; savor; N: enjoyment; zest
abyss
enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
prodigious
enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
astronomical
enormously large or extensive
n ample
enough; abundant; spacious; large in size; Ex. ample opportunity/garden; N. amplitude: quality of being ample; abundance; largeness of space
incense
enrage; infuriate(make furious); make extremely angry; outrage; N: aromatic substance burned to produce a pleasant odor
n matriculate
enroll (in college or graduate school); CF. matrix
n mire
entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
s penetrate
enter into; pierce; permeate; see through; grasp the inner significance of; understand
n regale
entertain
n verve
enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
n ovation
enthusiastic applause
devotee
enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
allure
entice; attract; tempt
n gamut
entire range
n unexceptionable
entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
n entree(entr\\'ee)
entrance; a way in; right to enter; main dish of a meal; Ex. entree into the exclusive circle
solicit
entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
suppliant
entreating; beseeching; N.
ambience
environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
n begrudge
envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
n gourmand
epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
commensurate
equal in extent; of the same size
parity
equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
n accoutre
equip; N. accoutrement
paraphernalia
equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
n tantamount
equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
delete
erase; strike out
misapprehension
error; misunderstanding; V. misapprehend
blunder
error; stupid mistake
arcane
esoteric; secret; mysterious; known only to the initiated; Ex. arcane ritual; Ex. arcane process closed to the uninitiated listener
n gist
essence; main point; substance
n crux
essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
attribute
essential quality; V: ascribe; explain
intrinsic
essential; inherent; built-in
appraise
estimate value of; N. appraisal
elusive
evasive; not frank; baffling; hard to grasp, catch, or understand; V. elude: escape from; escape the understanding or grasp of; Ex. elude the hunter; Ex. His name eludes me.
s incident
event; event that causes a crisis
perpetual
everlasting
biennial
every two years
s credential
evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.
s apparent
evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
manifest
evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
n machinations
evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
s fiend
evil spirit; devil
n baleful
evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
sinister
evil; ominous
malefactor
evildoer; criminal
n gestate
evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
precise
exact
n plumb
exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
inflated
exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
n hyperbole
exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
autopsy
examination of a dead body; postmortem; V.
audit
examination of accounts of a business; official examination; V.
collate
examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
scrutinize
examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
surpass
exceed
transcendent
exceeding ordinary limits; superior; surpassing; V. transcend: go beyond; exceed; surpass; N. transcendancy
n plethora
excess; overabundance; Ex. a plethora of excuses