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eulogy
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
euphemism
mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
euphony
sweet sound
euphoria
feeling of exaggerated (or unfounded) well-being
euthanasia
mercy killing
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing
evasive
not frank; eluding
evince
show clearly
evenhanded
impartial; fair
evocative
tending to call up (emotions, memories)
evoke
call forth
ewe
female sheep
exacerbate
worsen; embitter
exact
require or demand, often forcibly; take
exacting
extremely demanding
exalt
raise in rank or dignity; praise
exasperate
vex
exceptionable
objectionable
excerpt
selected passage (written or musical)
excise
cut away; cut out
exclaim
cry out suddenly
excoriate
scold with biting harshness; stip the skin off
exculpate
clear from blame
execrable
very bad
excrate
curse; express abhorrence for
execute
put into effect; carry out
exegesis
explanation, especially of biblical passage
examplary
serving as a model; outstanding
exemplify
show by example; furnish an example
exempt
not subject to a duty or obligation
exertion
effort; expenditure of much physical work
exhilarating
invigoration and refreshing; cheering
exhort
urge
exhume
dig out of the ground; remove from the grave
exigency
urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention
exiguous
small; minute
existential
pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
exodus
departure
exonerate
acquit; exculpate
exorbitant
excessive
exorcise
drivne out evil spirits
exotic
not native; strange
expansive
outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
expatiate
talk at length
expatriate
exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land
expedient
suitable, practical; politic
expedite
hasten
expenditure
payment or expense; output
expertise
specialized knowledge; expert skill
expiate
make amends for (a sin)
expletive
interjection; profane oath
explicate
explain; interpret; clarify
explicit
totally clear; definite; outspoken
exploit
deed or action, particularly a brave deed; make use of, sometimes unjustly
expository
explanatory; serving to explain
expostulation
protest; remonstrance
exposure
risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements
expropriate
take possession of
expunge
cancel; remove
expurgate
clean; remove offensive parts of a book
extant
stil in existence
extemporaneous
not planned; impromptu
extenuate
weaken; mitigate
extirpate
root up
extol
praise; glorify
extort
wring from; get money by threats
extradition
surrender of prisoner by one state to another
extraneous
not essential; superfluous
extrapolation
projection; conjecture
extricate
free; disentangle
extrinsic
external; not essential; extraneous
extrovert
person interested mostly in external objects and actions
extrude
force or push out
exuberance
overflowing abdundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
exude
discharge; give forth
exult
rejoice
fabricate
build; lie
facade
front (of building); superficial or false appearance
facet
small plane surface (of a gem); a side
facetious
joking (often inappropriately); humorous
facile
easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial
facilitate
help bring about; make less difficult
faxsimile
copy
faction
party; clique; dissension
factious
inclined to form facions; causing dissension; artificial; sham
factotum
handyman; person who does all kinds of work
faculty
mental or bodily powers; teaching staff