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1. any system of doctrines concerning last, or final, matters, as death, the Judgment, the future state, etc.
2. the branch of theology dealing with such matters.
eschatology
to abstain or keep away from; shun; avoid
eschw
1. Sociology. the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture.
2. a tendency to view alien groups or cultures from the perspective of one's own.
ethnocentric
1. Sociology. the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period
2. the character or disposition of a community, group, person, etc.
3. the moral element in dramatic literature that determines a character's action rather than his or her thought or emotion.
ethos
1. to cause (a plant) to whiten or grow pale by excluding light
2. to cause to become weakened or sickly; drain of color or vigor.
–verb (used without object)
3. (of plants) to whiten or grow pale through lack of light.
etiolated
1. Pathology.
a. the study of the causes of diseases.
b. the cause or origin of a disease.
2. the study of causation.
3. any study of causes, causation, or causality, as in philosophy, biology, or physics.
etiology
the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, esp. by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits .
eugenics
1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
2. to strip off or remove the skin from
excoriate
to clear from a charge of guilt or fault; free from blame; vindicate.
exculpate
scanty; meager; small; slender:
exiguous
1. to remove or destroy totally; do away with; exterminate.
2. to pull up by or as if by the roots; root up:
extirpate
1. a person who invents or relates fables.
2. a liar.
fabulist
pertaining to or marked by fever; feverish.
febrile
1. ineffective; incompetent; futile
2. having no sense of responsibility; indifferent; lazy.
feckless
1. existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.
2. having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication
3. of or characteristic of wild animals; ferocious; brutal.
feral
having an offensive odor; stinking.
fetid
1. British Dialect. doomed; fated to die.
2. Chiefly Scot.. appearing to be under a spell; marked by an apprehension of death, calamity, or evil.
3. supernatural; unreal; enchanted
4. being in unnaturally high spirits, as were formerly thought to precede death.
5. whimsical; strange; otherworldly
fey
a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners.
fop
1. refractory or unruly
2. readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome:
fractious
shining brightly; dazzling; resplendent
fulgent