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ebb
to fade away, recede
Ebullient
exhilerated, full of enthusiasm and high spirits
Eclectic
selecting from various sources
eddy
air or wind scurrent
edict
law, command, official public order
Edify
to instruct morally and spiritually
Efface
to erase or make illegible
Effluvia
outpouring of gases or vapors
Effrontery
impudent boldness, audacity
Effulgent
brilliantly shining
Egregious
conspicuously bad
Egress
exit
Elegy
mournful poem, usually about the dead
Embezzle
to steal money in violation of a trust
emend
to make corrections to a text
Emollient
having soothing qualities, especially for skin
Editorialize
to express an opinion on an issue
Emotive
appealing to or expressing emotions
Emulate
to copy, imitate
Encipher
to translate into code
Endemic
belonging to a particular area, inherent
Engender
to produce, cause or bring about
Enjoin
to urge, order, command, forbid or prohibit
Ensconce
to settle comfortably in a place
Enshroud
to cover, enclose with a dark cover
Entail
require, necessitate
Entity
something with its own existance or form
Entomologist
scientist who studies insects
Epicure
person with refined taste in food and wine
epigram
short, witty saying
Epigraph
quotation at the beginning of a literary work
Equanimity
calmness, compopsure
equestrian
one who rides on horseback
equine
relating to horses
equivocal
ambiguous
equivocate
to use vague or ambiguous language intentionally
errant
straying, mistaken
espouse
to support or advocate
Ethos
BELIEFS OR CHARACTER OF A GROUP
etymology
origin or history of a word
Eulogy
high praise, often in public speech
Euphony
a pleasant sound
eurythmics
art of harmonious bodily movement
euthanasia
mercy-killing, intentional, easy, painless death
evict
to force out
evince
to show or display
exacerbate
to aggravate
exculpate
to free from blame, or vindicate
execrable
utterlly detestable
exhort
to urge or incite
exhume
to remove from a grave, to uncover a secret
Exigent
urgent, excessively demanding
expansive
sweeping, comprehensive
expatriate (v)
to drive out of one's native land
expiate
to make amends for
exponent
one who champions or advocates
expunge
erase, eliminate completely
expurgate
to censor
Extemporaneous
unrehearsed, impromptu
Extenuate
to lessen the strength, seriousness or effect of
extol
praise
extort
to obtain something by threat
Extraneous
irrelevant, unnecesary
extremity
outermost point
extricate
to free from, disentangle
extrinsic
not essential or inherent
exuberant
lively, happy
exude
to give off, ooze