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1

to explain; to make clear and understandable

elucidate
ih-LOO-sih-date

2

evasive, baffling, hard to pin down

elusive
ih-LOO-siv

3

distinguished as being above others by birth, station, talent, or virtue; standing out, notable

eminent
EM-un-nent

4

to strive to equal or excel; to rival

emulate
EM-yoo-late

5

to gradually invade another's property, business, etc.; trespass

encroach
en-KROHCH

6

to sap the stength and energy of; to unnerve

enervate
EN-er-vate

7

to cause to develop; to bring forth; to produce

engender
en-JEN-der

8

immensity (also: extreme wickedness; outrageous act or offense)

enormity
ih-NOR-mih-tee

9

composure, self-possession, calm

equanimity
ee-kwah-NIM-uh-tee

10

ambiguous; intentionally confusing; wavering in meaning

equivocal
ee-KWIV-uh-kul

11

scholarly, learned, polished

erudite
ER eh dite

12

to take up a cause; to embrace, promote

espouse
es POUZ

13

science or description of causes, especially of disease

etiology
ee tee AHL oh jee

14

an inoffensive expression substituted for one that might offend or upset

euphemism
YOO fuh mih zum

15

to aggravate a condition, make worse

exacerbate
egg ZAS sur bate

16

to serve as an example

exemplify
ig ZEM pluh fye

17

an emergency; an urgent requirement

exigency
ek SIJ en see

18

to renounce allegiance to one's homeland

expatriate
eks PAY tree ut

19

to sing the praises of; to laud

extol
ek STOHL

20

to give off; to ooze out

exude
ek ZOOD