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expatriate
To send into exile.
elegy
A poem composed in elegiac couplets.
extol
To praise highly; exalt.
empathy
Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives.
extremity
The outermost or farthest point or portion.
enmity
Deep-seated, often mutual hatred.
extenuate
To lessen or attempt to lessen the magnitude or seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses.
edify
To instruct especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement.
expiate
To make amends or reparation for; atone.
endemic
Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality, region, or people.
evince
To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest.
esoteric
Intended for or understood by only a particular group.
extricate
To release from an entanglement or difficulty; disengage.
egress
The act of coming or going out; emergence.
extemporaneous
Carried out or performed with little or no preparation; impromptu: an extemporaneous piano recital.
effusive
Unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression; gushy.
extrinsic
Not forming an essential or inherent part of a thing; extraneous.
emulate
To strive to equal or excel, especially through imitation.
expunge
To erase or strike out.
efface
To rub or wipe out; erase.
excerpt
A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
ebb
1. Ebb tide. 2. A period of decline or diminution.
expedient
Appropriate to a purpose.
eclectic
Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles.
exult
To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant.
enervate
To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of.
euphoria
A feeling of great happiness or well-being.
entity
Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit.
extraneous
Not constituting a vital element or part.
epilogue
A short poem or speech spoken directly to the audience following the conclusion of a play
eulogy
A laudatory speech or written tribute, especially one praising someone who has died.