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71 Cards in this Set

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ebullient
extremely lively, enthusiastic
eclectic
consisting of a diverse variety of elements
ecstatic
intensely and overpoweringly happy
edict
an order, decree
efface
to wipe out, obliterate, rub away
effervescent
bubbly, lively
efficacious
effective
effrontery
impudence, nerve, insolence
effulgent
radiant, splendorous
egregious
extremely bad
elaborate
complex, detailed, intricate
elated
overjoyed, thrilled
elegy
a speech given in honor of a dead person
elicit
to bring forth, draw out, evoke
eloquent
expressive, articulate, moving
elucidate
to clarify, explain
elude
to evade, escape
emaciated
very thin, enfeebled looking
embellish
to decorate, adorn Vocabulary
emend
to correct or revise a written text
eminent
distinguished, prominent, famous
emollient
soothing
emote
to express emotion
empathy
sensitivity to another’s feelings as if they were one’s own
empirical
based on observation or experience, capable of being proved or disproved by experiment
emulate
to imitate
enamor
to fill with love, fascinate, usually used in passive form followed by “of” or “with”
encore
the audience’s demand for a repeat performance
encumber
to weigh down, burden
enervate
to weaken, exhaust
enfranchise
to grant the vote to
engender
to bring about, create, generate
enigmatic
mystifying, cryptic
enmity
ill will, hatred, hostility
ennui
boredom, weariness
entail
to include as a necessary step
enthrall
to charm, hold spellbound
ephemeral
short-lived, fleeting
epistolary
relating to or contained in letters
epitome
a perfect example, embodiment
equanimity
composure
equivocal
ambiguous, uncertain, undecided
erudite
learned
eschew
to shun, avoid
esoteric
understood by only a select few
espouse
to take up as a cause, support
ethereal
heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined
etymology
the history of words, their origin and development
euphoric
elated, uplifted
evanescent
fleeting, momentary
evince
to show, reveal
exacerbate
to make more violent, intense
exalt
to glorify, praise
exasperate
to irritate, irk
excavate
to dig out of the ground and remove
exculpate
to free from guilt or blame, exonerate
excursion
a trip or outing
execrable
loathsome, detestable
exhort
to urge, prod, spur
exigent
urgent, critical
exonerate
to free from guilt or blame, exculpate
exorbitant
excessive
expedient
advisable, advantageous, serving one’s self-interest
expiate
to make amends for, atone
expunge
to obliterate, eradicate
expurgate
to remove offensive or incorrect parts, usually of a book
extant
existing, not destroyed or lost
extol
to praise, revere
extraneous
irrelevant, extra, not necessary
extricate
to disentangle
exult
to rejoice