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enervate
weaken
energize
invigorate; make forceful and active. Rather than exhausting Maggie, dancing energized her
enduring
lasting; surviving. Keats believed in the enduring power of great rat, which would outlast its creators' brief lives
endue
provide with some quality; endow. He was endued with a lion's courage
endorse
approve; support. Everyone waited to see which one of the rival candidates for the city council the major would endorse (secondary meaning) endorsement
endemic
prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country. This disease is endemic in this part of the world; more than 80 percent of the population are at one time or another affected by it
endearment
fond word or act Your figts and endearments cannot make me forget your earlier insolence
encumber
burden. Some people encumber themselves with too much luggage when they take short trips
encroachment
gradual intrusion. The encroachment of the factories upon the neighborhood lowered the value of the real estate
encompass
surround or encircle; enclose; include. A moat, or deep water-filled trench, encompassed the castle, protecting it from attack. THe team alternative medicine can encompass a wide range of therapies, including chiropractic, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, meditation, biofeedback, massage therapy, and various'new age' therapies such as guided imagery and naturopathy
encomium
high praise; eulogy. Uneasy with the encomiums expressed by his supporters, Tolkien felt unworthy of such high praise
encomiastic
praising; eulogistic. Some critics believe that his encomiastic statements about Napoleon were inspired by his desire for material advancement rather than by an honest belief in the Emperor's genius
enclave
territory enclosed within a alien land. The Vatican is an independent enclave in Italy
encipher
encode; convert a message into code. In one of Bond's first lessons he learned how to encipher the messages he sent to Miss Moneypenny so that none of his other lady friends could read them
enamore
in love. Narcissus became enamored of his own beauty
emulate
imitate; rival. In a brief essay, describe a person you admire, someoen whose virtues you would like to emulate
empirical
based on experience. He distrusted hunches and intuitive flashes; he placed his reliance entirely on empirical data
empathy
ability to identify wiht another's feelings, ideas. What mad Ann such a fine counselor was her empathy, her ability to put herself into someone's shoe
emolument
salary; compensation. In addition to the emolument this position offers, you must consider the social prestige it carries with it
emollient
soothing or softening remedy. Emollients soften the skin by slowing evaporation of water.
emissary
agent; messenger. The Secretary of state was sent as the president's special emissary to the conference on disarmament
eminent
high; lofty. After her appointment to this eminent position, she seldom had time for her former friends
emetic
substance causing vomiting. Ingesting an emetic like mustard is useful in some cases of poisoning
emendation
correction of errors; improvement.Please intiail all the emendations you have made in this contract
emend
correct, usually a text. IN editing Beowulf for his new scholarly eiditon, Professor Oliver freely emended the manuscript's text whenever it seemed to make no sense.
embryonic
undevelpoped; rudimentary. The CEO reminisced about the good old days when the computer industry was still in its embryonic stage and star-up companies were being founded in the family garage
embroil
throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle. He became embroiled in the heated discussion when he tried to arbitrate the dispute
embroider
decorate with needlework; ornament wth fancy or fictitious details. For her mother's birthday, Beth embroidered a lovely design on a handkerchief. When asked what made her late getting home, Jo embroidered her account with tales of runaway horses and resculing peopel from a ditch. embroidery N
embrace
hug; adopt or espouse; accepty readitly; encircle; include. They embrace a kiss.
emboss
produce a deisgn in raised relief. The secretary of the corporation uses a special stamp to emboss the corporate seal on all official documents