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34 Cards in this Set

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erudite
scholarly; learned
escalate
to increase; to grow rapidly; to intensify
escapade
a reckless adventure
escarpment
steep cliff
eschew
to avoid; to keep away from
escrow (preceded by in)
money deposited with a third person pending fulfillment of a condition
esoteric
for a select few; not generally know
espionage
spying
espouse
to support (a cause)
essay (verb)
to try; to attempt
estival
pertaining to summer
estranged
separated; alienated
ethereal
spiritual; airy
ethnic
pertaining to a particular race or culture
etymology
the origin and development of words
eugenics
science of improving the human race
eulogy
praise for a dead person
euphemism
substitution of a pleasant expression for an unpleasant one
euphonious
having a pleasant sound; harmonious
euphoria
a feeling of well-being
euthanasia
mercy killing
evanescent
temporary; fleeting
evasive
not straightforward; tricky
eventuage
to result; to happen finally
evict
to expel; to throw out
evince
to show clearly
evoke
to call forth; to produce
evolve
to develop gradually
exacerbate
to aggravate; to make more violent
exact (two meanings)
accurate (adj); to demand or to require (v)
exalt
to raise in position; to praise
exasperate
to irritate; to annoy extremely
excise (two meanings)
a tax on liquor, tobacco, etc.(n); to cut out of off (v)
excoriate (two meanings)
to scrape the skin off; to criticize sharply