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ebullient
exhilarated, extremely lively, full of enthusiasm and high spirits
ecstatic
joyful
edict
law, command, official public order
edifice
building
edify
to instruct morally and spiritually
efface
to erase or make illegible
efficacious
effective, efficient
effrontery
impudent boldness; audacity; nerve; insolence
egregious
extremely bad
elatino
exhilaration, joy
elegy
mournful poem, usually about the dead
elicit
to draw out, provoke
elucidate
to explain, clarify
emaciated
skinny, scrawny, gaunt, especially from hunger
emancipate
to set free, liberate
embezzle
to steal money in violation of a trust
emend
to correct a text
eminent
celebrated, distinguished; outstading, towering
emollient
having soothing qualities especially for skin
empathy
identification with another's feeling
encipher
to translate a message into code
encore
additional performance, often demanded by audience
encumber
to hinder, burden, restrict motion
enjoin
to urge, order, command; forbid or prohibit, as by judicial order
ensconce
to settle comfortably into a place
enshroud
to cover, enclose with a dark cover
entail
to involve as a necessary result, necessitate
entomologist
scientist who studies insects
entreat
to plead, beg
enunciate
to pronounce clearly
epigram
short, witty saying or poem
epilogue
concluding section of a literary work
epitome
representative of an entire group; summary
equine
relating to horses
equivocate
to use vague or ambiguous language intentionally
eradicate
to erase or wipe out
estrange
to alienate, keep at a distance
ethos
beliefs or character of a group
etymology
origin and history of a word; study of words
euthanasia
mercy killing; intentional, easy, painless death
evict
to put out or force out
evince
to show clearly, display, signify, reveal
evoke
to inspire memories; to produce a reaction
exasperation
irritation
excommunicate
to bar from membership in the church
excruciating
agonizing, intensely painful
exculpate
to clear of blame or fault, vindicate, exonerate
execrable
utterly detestable; abhorrent; loathsome; detestable
exhort
to urge or incite by strong appeals
exhume
to remove from a grave; uncover a secret
exigent
urgent; critical; excessively demanding
exorbitant
extravagant, greater than reasonable
exorcise
to expel evil spirits
exotic
foreign; romantic, excitingly strange
expatriate
one who lives outside one's native land; to drive someone from his/her native land
explicable
capable of being explained
exponent
one who champions or advocates
expunge
to erase, obliterate, eradicate, eliminate completely
expurgate
to censor
extemporaneous
unrehearsed, on the spur of the moment
extenuate
to lessen the seriousness, strength, or effect of
extort
to obtain something by threats
extraneous
irrelevant, unrelated, unnecessary, superfluous
ebb
recede; lessen
eccentric
odd; whimsical; irregular
eclectic
selective in choosing from a variety of sources
eclipse
darken; extinguish; surpass
effervescent
exuberant; bubbly and excited
egotistical
excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited
elated
overjoyed; in high spirits
eloquence
expressiveness; persuasive speech
elusive
evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
embellish
adorn; ornament
emulate
imitate; rival
endorse
approve; support
enduring
lasting; surviving
enervate
weaken, exhaust
engender
cause; produce
enhance
advance; improve
enigma
puzzle; mystery
enmity
ill will; hatred
enumerate
list; mention one by one
ephemeral
short-lived; fleeting
epic
long heroic poem, or similar work of art
epicure
connoisseur of food and drink
episodic
loosely connected; divided into incidents; occurring at intervals
equanimity
calmness of temperament; composure
equivocal
ambiguous; intentionally misleading
erratic
odd; unpredictable; wandering
erroneous
mistaken; wrong
eschew
to shun, avoid
erudite
learned; scholarly
esoteric
hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
espouse
adopt; support
esteem
respect; value; judge
ethereal
light; heavenly; unusually refined
eulogy
expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
euphemism
mild expression used in place of an unpleasant one
euphonious
pleasing in sound
euphoria
feeling of great happiness and well-being (sometimes exaggerated)
evanescent
fleeting; vanishing
exacerbate
worsen; embitter
exacting
extremely demanding
exalt
raise in rank or dignity; praise
execute
put into effect; carry out
exemplary
serving as a model; outstanding
exemplify
serve as an example of; embody
exhaustive
thorough; comprehensive
exhilarating
invigorating and refreshing; cheering
exonerate
acquit; exculpate
expedient
suitable to achieve a particular end; practical; politic
expedite
hasten
expertise
specialized knowledge; expert skill
explicit
totally clear; definite; outspoken
exploit
deed or action, particularly a brave deed
expository
explanatory; intended to explain
extant
still in existence, not destroyed or lost
extol
praise; glorified; revere
extricate
free; disentangle
exuberance
overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
effulgent
radiant, splendorous
expiate
to make amends for, atone