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Ebullient
bubbling with excitement
- She was ebullient when her father said she could go to the party.
Eclectic
choosing the best from many sources
- His taste in art was eclectic.
Edify
to enlighten
- We found the pastor's sermon edifying.
Efface
to erase
- The vandals effaced the painting by rubbing it down with sand paper.
Effusion
pouring forth
- There was an effusion of emotion after the child was rescued.
Egalitarian
believing in the social and economic equality of all people.
egregious
extremely bad
- The mother's egregious neglect led to her child's disappearance.
elliptical
missing a word or words or obscure
- The elliptical statement was hard to understand.
Elusive
hard to pin down
- The answer to the problem was elusive.
Emigrate
to leave a country permanently
- Pierre emigrated France.
Emperical
relying on experience or observation
- The scientists need emperical evidence that aliens exist.
Emulate
to strive to equal or excel
- The young boy emulated his brother.
Encroach
to trespass
- As the city grew, it encroached into the countryside.
Endemic
native; indigenous
- The plant was endemic to the island of Tahiti.
Enervate
to reduce the strength or energy of
- He felt enervated after his long workout.
Enfranchise
to grant the privilages of citizenship - the right to vote
- In the U.S. citizens are enfranchised on their 18th birthday.
Engender
to create
- The girl engendered discontent among her co-workers.
Enigma
mystery
- The wizard spoke in riddles and enigmas.
Enormity
extreme evil offense
- Hitler's army commited one enormity after another.
Ephemeral
lasting a very short time
- Their friendship was ephemeral.
Equanimity
composure; calm
- She dealt with the situation with equanimity.
Equitable
fair
- The divorce settlement was equitable.
Equivocal
ambiguous; intentionally confusing
- Joe's response was equivocal; we couldn't tell what he meant.
Erudite
scholarly
- The professor had a tendancy to say erudite things.
Esoteric
hard to understand
- The author's books were esoteric.
Espouse
to support
- Alex espoused many causes.
Ethereal
heavenly
- The dream was ethereal.
Euphemism
a pleasant expression used in place of an unpleasant one
- He had many euphemisms; "crossing over" was his way of saying death.
Evanescent
vanishing
- Meteors are evanescent.
Exacerbate
to make worse
- She had a way of exacerbating every situation.
Exacting
extremely demanding
- The exacting math teacher took away points for even minor errors.
Exalt
to glorify
- The manager exalted the batboy by placing him in the team's opening game.
Exhort
to give a serious warning to
- The forest ranger exhorted us not to go into the cave.
Exigency
emergency; urgency
- He couldn't make it to work because of a family exigency.
Existential
having to do with existence
- It was a existential experience.
Exonerate
to free completely from blame
- The defendent was exonerated after his friend testified on his behalf.
Expatriate
to throw someone out of his or her native land
- The rebels were expatriated by the general.
Expedient
providing an immediate advantage
- Delivering the package early proved to be expedient.
Extol
to praise highly
- The millionaire extolled the citizen who returned his gold watch.
Extraneous
unnecessary
- There was a lot of extraneous material in the book.
Extrapolate
to project or deduce from something known.
- His estimates were extrapolatd from last year's data.
Extricate
to free from difficulty
- He extricated himself from his job by pretending to be sick.
Exult
to celebrate
- They were exultant after their victory.