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eugenic
pertaining to the improvement of race
eulogy
expression of praise at a funeral
euphony
sweet sound
evanescent
fleeing; vanishing
the evanescent rays of the sunset
evince
show clearly
his letters evince the excitement he had
ewe
female sheep
exacerbate
worsen; embitter
exacerbating the problem
exceptionable
objectionable
that band is a bunch of punks, a very exceptionable group
exchequer
treasury
excise
cut away; cut out
excise the dead limbs of the tree
excoriate
scold with harshness; strip the skin off
he was excoriated in the press
the skin on his neck was excoriated
exculpate
clear from blame
ex+culp
exculpated of the crime
execrable
very bad; apalling
an execrable piece of work
execrate
curse; express abhorrence for
we execrate the memory of Hitler
exegesis
explanation (of biblical passages)
i can follow your exegesis of this passage
GESIS = GENESIS
exhort
urge
he exhorted the sinners to reform
exhume
dig from the ground/grave
they exhumed the body from its grave
exigency
urgent situation
in this exigency, we should find aid from our allies
exiguous
small; minute
exiguous wages
expansive
outgoing and sociable
he was engagingly expansive
expatiate
talk at length
you can expatiate later
expedient
practical
politically expedient
expiate
make amends for a sin
he expiated his crimes with a confession
expostulation
protest
despite the teacher's expostulations, the class remained unruly
expropriate
take possession of
the govt expropriated his land
expurgate
cancel; remove offensive parts
the editors expurgated the book of swears
expunge
cancel; remove
i can expunge this from your record
extant
still in existance
some copies are still extant
NOT EXTINCT
extenuate
weaken; mitigate
we extenuate our shortcomings
extirpate
root up
the Salem witch trials extirpated superstition
extol
praise; glorify
we extol the gods
extrinsic
external; not essential
extrinsic factors
extrude
force or push out
extrude plastics
opposite of INTRUDE
facile
easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial
SPANISH FACILE
a facile speaker
factious
causing dissension
a factious statement
factotum
handyman; person who does lots of kinds of work