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environs
surroundings
Growing up in the continue environs of elves' presence can affect one's behavior.
envisage
to imagine; to form a mental picture
It wasn't hard for anyone who knew the two friend to envisage what would happen during this harmless little hunting trip.
envoy
messenger; agent
King Thranduil again had to send an envoy to Lord Elrond with the message that his sons are found.
eon
extremely long period of time
It has been an eon since the last time Legolas had left Mirkwood.
ephemeral
temporary; short-lived
There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript" Irving R. Kaufman
epic
a long poem about heroic occurrences
The Odyssey and Iliad are two classical epics.
epicure
one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
The hobbits are all epicures.
epigram
witty saying
The playwright Oscar Wilde was noted for his epigrams.
epilogue
closing part of a speech or literary work
The epilogue of Twilight was really long.
epiphany
appearance of a deity (god); revelation
"I experienced an epiphany, a spiritual flash that would change the way I viewed myself" Frank Maier.
epistle
a letter
King Thranduil received an epistle from Lord Elrond informing him that Legolas is going to stay in Rivendell for a little while .
epitaph
inscription of a tomb
In the Great Expectations, Pip was reading the epitaph of his dead parents when the convict found him.
epithet
a descriptive word of phrase
The young elves had plenty of epithet for the orcs and non and complementary.
epitome
a typical example; a summary or condensed account
"He is seen . . . as the epitome of the hawkish, right-of-center intellectual" Paul Kennedy.
epoch
particular period of history
Estel was learning about the epoch of the Great Alliance.
equanimity
calmness; evenness of temperament
Lord Elrond possessed a great amount of dignity and equanimity.
equestrian
a horseback rider
The people of Rohan are great equestrians.
equilibrium
balance; stability
During an equilibrium, the combined force acting on an object is zero.
equine
pertaining to horses
ostled, but obstinate, he would remain there, trying to express the view newly opened to his sympathies of the human and equine misery in close association.
equinox
the time when day and night are of equal length.
There are only two equinox ever year.
equipoise
balance
The elves held a perfect equipoise on the thin branch.
equitable
fair; just
Lord Elrond is an equitable ruler.
equity
fairness; justice; impartiality
Equity is an important characteristics for a good ruler.
equivocal
doubtful; ambiguous
Because this question was equivocal, many students misinterpreted it.
equivocate
to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms
The Maia and elves are very fond of equivocating the humans.
eradicate
to erase; to wipe out
The government tried to eradicate poverty.
ergo
therefore
Since I had than two more thousand years of experience than you, ergo you must listen to me.
erode
to wear away
The water eroded away the rough edges on the rocks.
erotic
pertaining to sexual love
In health class, people learn how to deal with erotic desire.
err
to make a mistake
People can learn best from their own err.
errant
wandering (insearch of adventure); straying from what is right
What is your errant to the land of Mark?
erratic
irregular; abnormal
Legolas grew increasing worried when Aragorn's pulse became erratic.
erroneous
mistaken; wrong
The soldiers reached the erroneous conclusion that Legolas was a traitor.
ersatz
artificial; inferior substitute
Ersatz coffee are made mostly of chicory.
erstwhile
formerly; in the past
We have parted with our erstwhile companions who are heading toward Lorien while we are heading for Mirkwood.