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s self-indulgence
excessive indulgence of one's own desire
egoism
excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
s hysteria
excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
fanaticism
excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
superfluous
excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
meticulous
excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
s rhapsody
excessively enthusiastic expression of feeling; musical composition of irregular form (as if made up as one plays it)
hypercritical
excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
obese
excessively fat; N. obesity
n prude
excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
ornate
excessively or elaborately decorated
n uxorious
excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
n ejaculation
exclamation; abrupt ejection (to discharge sperm); V. ejaculate
s interjection
exclamation; Ex. ``Ouch''
s except
exclude; N. exception: objection; exclusion; ADJ. exceptional: unusual; of unusually high quality
pretext
excuse
s dominant
exercising the most influence; high and easily seen; stronger than the other part of a system; not recessive
n grueling
exhausting; Ex. grueling marathon race
s artful
exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
s halfhearted
exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
n iridescent
exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
expatriate
exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
subsistence
existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
congenital
existing at birth
primordial
existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
n egress
exit; opening for going out; act of going out; OP. ingress
dilate
expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
distend
expand; swell out
n oust
expel; drive out; force out; N. ouster: ousting
seasoned
experienced
n vicarious
experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
n queasy
experiencing nausea; nauseated; easily nauseated; squeamish; Ex. feel a little queasy
adept
expert at; very skilled
expound
explain
n gloss_over
explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
explicate
explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
construe
explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
elucidate
explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
n exegesis
explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
legend
explanatory list of symbols on a map
expository
explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition
probe
explore with a probe or tools; investigate; N: slender instrument used to explore a wound or body cavity; device designed to investigate an unknown region; thorough investigation; Ex. space probe
detonation
explosion
n debunk
expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
traduce
expose to slander
condole
express condolences; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
deprecate
express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
n gloat
express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
n decry
express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
derogatory
expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
s significant
expressing a meaning; important; Ex. significant smile; N. significance: importance; meaning; V. signify: denote; mean; signal; make known; matter; be significant
ironic
expressing irony; occurring in an unexpected and contrary manner
potential
expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
n plaintive
expressing sorrow; mournful; Ex. plaintive song
n eulogy
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death; V. eulogize
n idiom
expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
eloquence
expressiveness; persuasive speech; ADJ. eloquent: movingly expressive; expressing ideas well so that the hearers can be influeneced
n bowdlerize
expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
n cordon
extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (¾î±ú¿¡¼­ °Üµå¶û ¹ØÀ¸·Î °ÉÄ¡´Â) Àå½Ä ¸®º»; V.
extrinsic
external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
n pterodactyl
extinct flying reptile; CF. wing+finger
n prowess
extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
n turmoil
extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
depravity
extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
penury
extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
opulence
extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; ADJ. opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
n blatant
extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
jingoist
extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
exacting
extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
n parched
extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
n ravenous
extremely hungry; voracious
destitute
extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
n draconian
extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
n minuscule(miniscule)
extremely small
n lilliputian
extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
minute
extremely small; CF. minutes: official record of the proceedings at a meeting
n astigmatism
eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
s vision
eyesight; foresight; mental image produced by the imagination; experience of seeing the supernatural
n physiognomy
face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
s brave
face courageously; Ex. brave the storm
n visage
face; appearance
n grimace
facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
n founder
fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
default
failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
equitable
fair; impartial; OP. inequitable
equity
fairness; justice; OP. inequity
philanderer
faithless lover; flirt
ravel
fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
s drip
fall or let fall in drops; shed drops; N: action or sound of falling in drops; liquid that falls in drops
n plummet
fall sharply; fall straight down; Ex. Stock prices plummeted.
n windfall
fallen fruit; unexpected lucky event
n deciduous
falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
dilapidated
falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
delusion
false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
perjury
false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
fallacious
false; based on a fallacy; misleading; N. fallacy: false idea or notion; false reasoning; Ex. popular fallacy; Ex. fallacy of the argument
n spurious
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
renown
fame; ADJ. renowned
conversant
familiar with; having knowledge of
ancestry
family descent; ADJ. ancestral