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Encumber
Synonyms: block, burden, charge, clog, cramp, discommode, embarrass, hamper, handicap, hang up, hinder, hog-tie*, hold up, impede, incommode, inconvenience, lade, load, make difficult, obstruct, oppress, overburden, overload, retard, saddle, saddle with*, slow down, tax, trammel, weigh down, weight
Antonyms: aid, alleviate, assist, ease, free, help, lighten
bother
Endearment
Synonyms: amore, ardor, attachment, care, case*, closeness, concern, crush, desire, devotion, emotion, endearment, feeling, friendliness, friendship, good will, hankering*, heart, inclination, itch*, kindness, liking, love, mash, pash, passion, predilection, propensity, puppy love*, regard, sentiment, shine*, soft spot*, solicitude, tenderness, tumtum, warmth, weakness*, yen*, zealousness
Antonyms: coldness, disgust, hatred, loathing
fondness
Enfranchise
1. to grant a franchise to; admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting.
2. to endow (a city, constituency, etc.) with municipal or parliamentary rights.
3. to set free; liberate, as from slavery.

Synonyms: citizenize, emancipate, empower, free, give rights to, grant citizenship to, liberate, manumit, naturalize, release
Antonyms: enslave
set free
Engender
Synonyms: arouse, beget, breed, bring about, bring forth, cause, create, develop, excite, father, foment, generate, hatch, incite, induce, instigate, lead to, make, muster, occasion, precipitate, procreate, produce, propagate, provoke, quicken, rouse, sire, spawn, stimulate, stir, work up
Antonyms: destroy, finish, halt, stop
cause
Enjoin
Synonyms: adjure, admonish, advise, appoint, bid, call upon, caution, charge, command, counsel, decree, demand, dictate, direct, forewarn, impose, instruct, ordain, prescribe, require, rule, tell, urge, warn
Antonyms: acquiesce, agree, comply, obey, submit, yield

Synonyms: ban, bar, deny, disallow, inhibit, interdict, outlaw, preclude, prohibit, proscribe, restrain, taboo
Antonyms: allow, let, permit
order
forbid
Ennui
Synonyms: apathy, blahs, blues, dejection, depression, dissatisfaction, doldrums, dumps*, fatigue, ho hums*, languidness, languor, lassitude, listlessness, melancholy, sadness, satiety, spiritlessness, surfeit, tedium, weariness, yawn*
Antonyms: energy, enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness
boredom
weary
Enrapture
Synonyms: allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, charm, delight, elate, enamor, enchant, enthrall, entrance, fascinate, freak out, gladden, gratify, knock dead, knock out, please, ravish, rejoice, score, send, slay, spellbind, tickle pink, transport, turn on, vamp, wow
Antonyms: disenchant, disgust, disillusion, repel
captivate;
please intensely
Enthrall
Synonyms: absorb, beguile, bewitch, charm, enchant, engage, enrapture, enslave, entrance, fascinate, grab, grip, hold spellbound, hook, hypnotize, intrigue, master, mesmerize, preoccupy, rivet, spellbind, subdue, subject, subjugate
Antonyms: bore, disenchant, disillusion, dull, turn off, weary
captivate
Ensconce
Synonyms: bury, cache, conceal, cover, curl up, ditch, establish, fix, install, locate, nestle, place, plant, protect, screen, seat, secrete, set, settle, shelter, shield, situate, snuggle up, stash, station, tuck away
Antonyms: disclose, divulge, give away, reveal, show, uncover, unveil

hide
Entice
Synonyms: attract, bait, beguile, cajole, coax, decoy, draw, entrap, grab, inveigle, lead on, lure, mousetrap, persuade, prevail on, seduce, tempt, toll, turn on*, wheedle
Antonyms: dissuade, repel, repulse, scare off, turn away
allure
Entomology
the branch of zoology dealing with insects.
..insects
Entreat
to ask (a person) earnestly; beseech; implore; beg: to entreat the judge for mercy.
to ask earnestly for (something): He entreated help in his work.
–verb (used without object)
to make an earnest request or petition.


Synonyms: appeal to, ask, beg, beseech, blandish, coax, conjure, crave, enjoin, exhort, implore, importune, invoke, pester, petition, plague, pray, press, request, supplicate, urge, wheedle
Antonyms: command, demand
plead
Enunciate
Synonyms: advance, affirm, announce, articulate, declare, deliver, develop, enounce, express, intone, lay down, modulate, outline, phonate, postulate, proclaim, promulgate, pronounce, propound, publish, say, show, sound, state, submit, utter, vocalize, voice
Antonyms: mispronounce, muffle, mumble, mutter
speak
Epaulet
an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers.

Synonyms: epaulet, hash mark, Hershey bar, overseas bar
military decoration
Ephemeral
Synonyms: brief, episodic, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, passing, short, short-lived, temporary, transient, transitory, unenduring, volatile
Antonyms: enduring, eternal, everlasting, lasting, long-lived, permanent
momentary
Epicure
1. a person who cultivates a refined taste, esp. in food and wine; connoisseur.
2. Archaic. a person dedicated to sensual enjoyment.

Synonyms: bon vivant, connoisseur, Epicurean, gastronome, gastronomer, gastronomist, gourmand
gourmet
Epigram
Synonyms: aphorism, bon mot, joke, meat, mot, motto, pithy saying, quip, quirk
Notes: an epigram is a short statement that makes an interesting, frequently profound, observation about life or the world; an epigraph is a statement culled from the writings or sayings of someone else and used as the heading
witticism
Episodic
Synonyms: anecdotal, digressive, disconnected, discursive, disjointed, incidental, irregular, occasional, picaresque, rambling, roundabout, segmented, soap, soap opera*, sporadic, wandering
Antonyms: frequent, permanent, recurrent, regular
intermittent
Epistemologist
a branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
Epitaph
Synonyms: commemoration, elegy, epigraph, eulogy, hic jacet, legend, memorial, monument, remembrance, sentiment
Notes: an epitaph is an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there, while an epithet is a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
inscription
Epithet
1. any word or phrase applied to a person or thing to describe an actual or attributed quality: “Richard the Lion-Hearted” is an epithet of Richard I.
2. a characterizing word or phrase firmly associated with a person or thing and often used in place of an actual name, title, or the like, as “man's best friend” for “dog.”
3. a word, phrase, or expression used invectively as a term of abuse or contempt, to express hostility, etc.

Synonyms: appellation, description, designation, name, sobriquet, tag, title
nickname
Equable
Synonyms: agreeable, composed, consistent, constant, easy-going, even, even-tempered, imperturbable, level-headed, methodical, orderly, placid, regular, serene, smooth, stabile, stable, steady, systematic, temperate, tranquil, unchanging, unexcitable, unflappable, unfluctuating, uniform, unruffled, unvarying
Antonyms: changeable, fluctuating, inequable, irregular, spasmodic, unequal, vacillating, variable
calm
Equanimity
Synonyms: aplomb, assurance, ataraxy, calm, calmness, composure, confidence, cool, coolness, detachment, equability, imperturbability, patience, peace, phlegm, placidity, poise, sangfroid, self-possession, serenity, steadiness, tranquility
Antonyms: anxiety, discomposure, excitableness, hysteria, nervousness, panic
level-headedness
Equestrian
1. of or pertaining to horseback riding or horseback riders: equestrian skill.
2. mounted on horseback: equestrian knights.
3. representing a person mounted on a horse: an equestrian statue.
4. pertaining to or composed of knights or mounted warriors: an equestrian code of honor.
5. of or pertaining to the ancient Roman equites.
–noun
6. a person who rides horses.
horse rider
Equipoise
1. an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.
2. a counterpoise.
–verb (used with object)
3. to equal or offset in weight; balance.

Antonyms: differ, disproportion, imbalance
make even
Equivocate
Synonyms: BS, CYA, bull, cavil, con, cop out*, cover up*, dodge, double-talk, elude, escape, eschew, evade, falsify, fence, fib, flip-flop*, fudge*, hedge, jive*, lie, mince words, palter, parry, pettifog, prevaricate, pussyfoot, quibble, run around, shuck, shuffle, sidestep, stonewall*, tergiversate, tergiverse, waffle*, weasel*
Antonyms: confront, face, face up, speak honestly
avoid
Errant
Synonyms: aberrant, deviant, deviating, devious, drifting, errable, erratic, erring, fallible, itinerant, meandering, misbehaving, mischievous, naughty, offending, rambling, ranging, roaming, roving, shifting, sinning, stray, straying, unreliable, wandering, wayward
Antonyms: correct, inerrant, on course, reliable, right, righteous, trustworthy
wrong
Escapade
Synonyms: antic, caper, fling, folly, frolic, gag, high jinks, lark, mischief, monkeyshines*, prank, rib*, roguery, rollick, romp, scrape, shenanigans*, spree, stunt, trick, vagary
adventure;
Eschew
Synonyms: abandon, abjure, abstain, avoid, bilk, double, duck, elude, evade, forgo, forswear, give up, not touch, refrain, renounce, sacrifice, shun, shy, swear off*
Antonyms: choose, embrace, indulge in, like, love, take up
avoid
Esoteric
Synonyms: abstruse, acroamatic, arcane, cabalistic, cryptic, deep, heavy, hermetic, hidden, inner, inscrutable, mystic, mystical, obscure, occult, orphic, private, profound, recondite, secret
Antonyms: exoteric, familiar, known, obvious, plain, public, simple, understandable
Notes: eclectic means selecting what seems best of various styles, methods, or ideas while esoteric means intended for and understandable by only a small knowledgeable group
mysterious
Espionage
Synonyms: intelligence, reconnaissance, secret service, shadowing, tailing, undercover operations, undercover work, underground activities
spying
Espouse
Synonyms: accept, adopt, advocate, approve, back, champion, defend, embrace, get into*, maintain, stand behind*, take on, take up, uphold
Antonyms: abandon, deny, desert, detract, reject, repudiate, spurn

Synonyms: betroth, catch, wed
Antonyms: divorce, split up
support
marry
Ethereal
Synonyms: aerial, airy, celestial, dainty, divine, empyreal, empyrean, exquisite, fairy, filmy, fine, gaseous, ghostly, gossamer, heavenly, impalpable, insubstantial, intangible, light, rarefied, refined, spiritual, sublime, subtle, supernal, tenuous, unearthly, unsubstantial, unworldly, vaporous, vapory
Antonyms: earthly, heavy, indelicate, substantial, thick, worldly
delicate
Eugenic
1.of or bringing about improvement in the type of offspring produced.
2.having good inherited characteristics.



Synonyms: abiogenetic, ancestral, digenetic, eugenic, genesiological, genital, hereditary, historical, matriclinous, patrimonial, phytogenetic, sporogenous, xenogenetic
ancestral