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prolific
abundantly fruitful
a prolific writer produces a lot of books
prolix
way too wordy
encumber
burden
encumbered with debt
endemic
prevailing among a group of people or in a specific area
malaria is endemic in Africa
endue
provide with a quality; endow
he was endued with a lion's courage
enervate
weaken
the hot weather enervated her
engender
cause; produce
his works engendered a revolt
enjoin
command; order; forbid
the enjoined the union from picketing the plant
enrapture
please intensely
the audience was enraptured
ensconce
settle comfortably
she ensconced herself in her favorite armchair
entree
entrance; a way in
he had entree into the exclusive club
environ
enclose; surround
Paris was environed by a wall
epaulet
ornament worn on the shoulder of a uniform
epicure
connoisseur of food and drink
epicures frequent this sushi restaurant
epigram
witty thought or saying, usually short
episodic
loosely connected
an episodic account of the war
epistemologist
philosopher who studies the nature of knowledge
epithet
word to describe a person
Charles the Wise and James the Fat
equable
tranquil; steady; uniform
she found the climate of the island equable and pleasant
equanimity
calmness of temperment; composure
she confronts the crisis with equanimity
equine
resembling a horse
equinox
period of equal days and nights; beginning of spring and fall
equipoise
balance; balancing force; equilibrium
the acrobat uses the pole as an equipoise to walk across the wire
equivocal
ambiguous; misleading
the equivocal comments on tax reform were meant to mislead
opposite of unequivocally
equivocate
lie; mislead
they saw through his attempts to equivocate on the subject
escapade
prank
they couldn't ignore this escapade
eschew
avoid
he eschewed from political involvement
espouse
adopt; support
she was ready to espouse a worthy cause
ethereal
light; heavenly
ethereal beauty
ethnology
study of humankind
ETHNIC
ethos
underlying character of a culture, group
the values of the Spanish ethos
etymology
study of word parts
eulogistic
praising
the eulogy was eulogistic towards the dead man