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dormant

The gardener knew her dry, brown grass was lying dormant, but in the spring it would perk up and turn green again.
lying asleep; in a state of rest
duplicity

The director of the lottery was arrested after his duplicity was uncovered and they found out that he was stealing money.
deceitfulness; the ability to trick or fool someone
ebb



Investors watched their savings ebb as the stock market fell to a new low.
to decline; to move downward or lower
eclectic


Shelia listens to rap music, rock, and classical music, her taste in music is eclectic.
consisting of selections from various sources;

when you pick or make something up from a lot of different sources
efface


My school's custodian tried to efface the ugly graffiti so that the school would look clean.
to wipe out; to erase
effervescent


Since I don't like carbonated drinks, I do not drink ginger ale because of its effervescent quality.
lively; giving off bubbles
egregious


Small errors could be overlooked, but there is no way we could ignore Jerry's egregious mistake.
extraordinarily bad; really bad
elucidate

The new tax laws are so complicated that a guide sheet is needed to elucidate them, so that most people can understand them.
to make clear; to explain something
elusive

It took all of the detective's skills to catch the elusive criminal.
hard to grasp; baffling;

able to escape or get away from
elusive

It took all of the detective's skills to catch the elusive criminal.
hard to grasp; baffling;

able to escape or get away from
dogmatic


When Tom wanted everyone to know his point of view, he was very dogmatic.
positive and emphatic in asserting opinions

tell everyone your opinion in a positive way