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earthy
adj; unrefined; coarse
ebullient
adj; showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eddy
n; swirling current of water, air, etc
edict
n; decree; official command
efface
v; rub out
effervescence
n; inner excitement or exuberance
effete
adj; lacking vigor; worn out; sterile
efficacy
n; power to produce desired effect
effluvium
n; noxious smell
effrontery
n; impudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness
effusion
n; pouring forth
effusive
adj; pouring forth
egregious
adj; notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
n; exit
elysian
adj; relating to paradise; blissful
embroil
v; throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle
emend
v; correct, usually a text
emendation
n; correction of errors; improvement
emetic
n; substance causing vomiting
emollient
n; soothing or softening remedy
emolument
n; salary; compensation
enclave
n; territory enclosed within an alien land
encomiastic
adj; praising; eulogistic
encomium
n; high praise
encumber
v; burden
endemic
adj; prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
endue
v; provide with some quality; endow
enervate
v; weaken
engage
v; attract; hire; pledge oneself; confront
engender
v; cause; produce
enjoin
v; command; order; forbid
enmity
n; ill will; hatred
ennui
n; boredom
ensconce
v; settle comfortably
enumerate
v; list; mention one by one
environ
v; enclose; surround
epaulet
n; ornament worn on the shoulder (of a uniform, etc)
ephemeral
adj; short-lived; fleeting
epicure
n; connoisseur of food and drink
epigram
n; witty thought or saying, usually short
equable
adj; tranquil; steady; uniform
equanimity
n; calmness of temperament; composure
equipoise
n; balance; balancing force
equivocal
adj; ambious; intentionally misleading
equivocate
v; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
eschew
v; avoid
espouse
v; adopt; support
ethos
n; underlying character of a culture, group, etc
eugenic
adj; pertaining to the improvement of race
eulogistic
adj; praising
euphony
n; sweet sound
evanescent
adj; fleeting; vanishing
evince
v; show clearly
exacerbate
v; aggravate; worsen; embitter
exact
v; require or demand, often forcibly; take
exacting
adj; extremely demanding
exceptionable
adj; objectionable
excoriate
v; scold with biting harshness; strip the skin off
exculpate
v; clear from blame
execrable
adj; very bad
execrate
v; curse; express abhorrence for
exhort
v; urge
exigency
n; crisis; urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention
exiguous
adj; small; minute
expansive
adj; outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
expatiate
v; talk at length
expedient
adj; suitable; practical; politic
expiate
v; make amends for (a sin)
expostulation
n; protest; remonstrance
expropriate
v; take possession of
expunge
v; cancel; remove
extemporaneous
adj; not planned; impromptu
extenuate
v; weaken; mitigate
extirpate
v; root up
extol
v; praise glorify
epistemologist
n; philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge
extrapolation
n; projection; conjecture
extricate
v; free; disentangle
extrinsic
adj; external; not essential; extraneous
extrude
v; force or push out