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docile
obedient; easy to teach
doctrinaire
dogmatic;
inflexibly commited to a doctrine or theory without regard to its practicality
dogmatic
arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas;
stubbornly claiming that something (often a system of beliefs) is beyond dispute
domestic
having to do with the household or family; not foreign
dormant
inactive; asleep
dubious
full of doubt; uncertain
duplicity
the act of being 2-faced;
double-dealing;
deceptive
ebullient
bubbling with excitement;
boiling;
exhuberant
eccentric
not conventional; a little kooky; irregular
eclectic
choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources
edify
to enlighten;
to instruct, esp in moral/religious matters
efface
to erase; to rub away the features of
effusion
a pouring forth
egalitarian
believing in the social and economic equality of all people
egocentric
selfish;
believing tha one is the center of everything
egregious
extremely bad; flagrant
elicit
to bring out; to call forth
elliptical
oval;
missing a word or words;
obscure
elusive
hard to pin down; evasive
emigrate
to move to a new country;
to move to a new place to live;
to expatriate
eminent
well-known and respected;
standing out from others
empirical
relying on experience or observation; not merely theoretical
emulate
to strive to equal or excel, usually thru imitation
encroach
to make gradual/stealthy inroads into;
to trespass
endemic
native;
restricted to a particular region or era;
indigenous
enervate
to reduce the strength or energy of, esp gradually
enfranchise
to grant the privleges of citizenship, esp the right to vote
engender
to bring into existence; to create; to cause
enigma
mystery
enormity
extreme evil;
a hideous offense;
immensity