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duration
length of time something lasts
duress
forcible restraint
dutiful
respectful; obedient
dwindle
shrink; reduce
dynamic
energetic; vigorously active
dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion
earthy
unrefined; coarse
ebb
receded; lessen
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eccentric
irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre
eccentricity
oddity; idiosyncrasy
ecclesiastic
pertaining to the church
eclectic
selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
eclipse
darkend; extinguish, surpass
ecologist
person concered with the interrelatonship between living organisms adn their new enviromnent
economy
efficiency or conconiseness in using something
ecstasy
raputure; joy; any overpowering emotion
eddy
swirling current of water, air, etc.
edict
decree (especialy one issued by a sovereign); official command
edify
instruct; correct morally
eerie
weird
efface
rub out
effectual
able to produce a desired effect
effeminate
having womanly traits
effervescence
inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
effete
lacking vigor; worn out; sterile
efficacy
power to produce desired effect
effigy
dummy
effluvium
noxious smell
effrontery
umpudence; shameless boldness; sheer nerve; presumptuousness
effusion
pouring forth
effusive
pouring forth; gushing
egoism
excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than others
egotistical
excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited
egregious
notoriousl conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
exit
ejaculation
exclamation
elaboration
additon of details; intricacy
elated
overjoyed; in high spirits
elegy
poem or song expressing lamentation
elicit
draw out by discussion
elixir
cure-all; something invigoration
ellipsis
omission of words from a text
elliptical
oval; ambiguous; either purposely or because key words have been left out
eloquence
expressiveness; persuasive speech
elucidate
explain; enlighten
elusive
evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
elysian
relating to paradise; blissful
emaciated
thin and wasted
emanate
issue forth
emancipate
set free
embargo
ban on commerce or other activity
embark
commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
embed
enclose; place in something
embellish
adorn; ornament; enhance, as story
embezzlement
stealing
emboss
produce a design in raised relief
embrace
hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; ;include
embroider
decorate with needlework; arnament with fance or fictitious details
embroil
throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle
embryonic
undeveloped; rudimentary
emend
correct, usually a text
emendation
correction of errors; improvement
emetic
substance causing vomiting.
eminent
high; lofty
emissary
agent; messenger
emollient
soothing or softening remedy
emoulument
salary; compensation
empathy
ability to identify with another's feelings
empirical
based on experience
emulate
imitate; rival
enamored
in love
enciper
encode; convert a message into code
enclave
territory enclosed within an alien land
encomiastic
praising; eulogistic
encomium
high praise; eulogy
encompass
surround or encircle; enclose; include
encroachment
gradual intrusion