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ecumenical

\ˌe-kyə-ˈme-ni-kəl\

D. universal; intended to bring together Christian churches

E. an ecumenical committee

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edict

\ˈē-ˌdikt\

D. a decree (an order usually having the force of law)

E. The government issued an edict banning public demonstrations.

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edifice

\ˈe-də-fəs\

D. a (usually large) building

E. a magnificent edifice with a domed ceiling

4

edify

\ˈe-də-ˌfī\

D. to instruct and improve

E. These books will both entertain and edify readers.

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educe

\i-ˈdüs also -ˈdyüs\

D. to rub out

E. the gift of a puppy finally educed a response from the shy boy

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efface

D. to rub off

E. coins with dates effaced by wear / a memory effaced by time

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effectual

D. efficient

E. acting like a jerk has generally not been a terribly effectual dating strategy

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effervesce

\ˌe-fər-ˈves\

D. to bubble; to be lively or boisterous

E. The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.

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effete

\i-ˈfēt\

D. exhausted; worn out

E. the soft, effete society that marked the final years of the Roman empire

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efficacy

\ˈe-fi-kə-sē\

D. power to have effect

E. questioned the efficacy of the alarms in actually preventing auto theft

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effigy

\ˈe-fə-jē\

D. an image or figure that demonstrate a disliked person

E. The president was burnt in effigy.

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effluence

\ˈe-ˌflü-ən(t)s\

D. a flowing forth

E. No effluence or water may be discharged onto the ground.

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effulgent

\i-ˈfu̇l-jən(t)s\

D. radiant

E. the exceptional effulgence of the harvest moon is always a striking sight

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effusive

D. pouring out, marked by the expression of great or excessive emotion or enthusiasm; gushing

E. They offered effusive thanks for our help. / often effusive no matter what the occasion, my aunt is even more so at weddings and funerals

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egotism

\ˈē-gə-ˌti-zəm\

D. constant reference to oneself

E. In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.

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egregious

\i-ˈgrē-jəs\

D. flagrant, conspicuously bad

E. the student's theme was marred by a number of egregious errors in spelling

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egress

\ˈē-ˌgres\

D. emergence; exit

E. the only egress from the nightclub was a dark, narrow stairway to the street below

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elation

D. high spirits

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eleemosynary

\ˌe-li-ˈmä-sə-ˌner-ē\

D. pertaining to charity

E. used his vast fortune for establishing and funding a host of eleemosynary institutions

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elegy

\ˈe-lə-jē\

D. a poem, particularly a lament for the dead

E. “O Captain! My Captain!” is Walt Whitman's elegy on the death of President Lincoln

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elicit

D. to draw out

E. My question elicited no response. / She's been unable to elicit much sympathy from the public.

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elucidate

\i-ˈlü-sə-ˌdāt\

D. to explain; to throw light on

E. When asked for details, he declined to elucidate further.

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elusive

D. hard to grasp

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emaciated

\i-ˈmā-shē-ˌāt\

D. Become thin

E. without adequate medical supplies, doctors could only look on helplessly as cholera victims continued to emaciate

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emanate

\ˈe-mə-ˌnāt\

D. to flow forth

E. a sweet scent emanating from the blossoms / Constant criticism has emanated from her opponents. / She seems to emanate happiness.

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embellish

D. to ornament

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embody

D. to give bodily form to; to make concrete

E. a politician who embodied the hopes of black youth / This model embodies many new features.

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embroil

\im-ˈbrȯi(-ə)l\

D. to confuse by discord; to involve in confusion

E. The new drug has been embroiled in controversy.

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embryonic

\ˌem-brē-ˈä-nik\

D. undeveloped

E. The tourism industry there is still in an embryonic stage.

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emend

\ē-ˈmend\

D. to correct

E. the first printout quickly revealed that our computer program needed to be emended

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eminent

\ˈe-mə-nənt\

D. lofty; distinguished

E. many eminent surgeons are on the hospital's staff

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emollient

\i-ˈmäl-yənt\

D. sth that soothed or softens (the body)

E. soothe us in our agonies with emollient words / an emollient hand lotion

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emolument

\i-ˈmäl-yə-mənt\

D. one's fees or salary

E. the annual emolument for the director of the charity is officially only one dollar

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empirical

D. based on observation

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empyreal

\ˌem-ˌpī-ˈrē-əl\

D. heavenly

E. a painting depicting the Deity as seated on an empyreal throne surrounded by saints and angels

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emulate

\ˈem-yə-ˌlāt\

D. to imitate with the hope of equaling or surpassing

E. She grew up emulating her sports heroes.

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enclave

D. an area enclosed in a foreign territory

E. a Chinese-speaking enclave in London. / The desert enclaved the little settlement.

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encomium

\en-ˈkō-mē-əm\

D. high praise

E. the encomiums bestowed on a teacher at her retirement ceremonies

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encompass

\in-ˈkəm-pəs\

D. to encircle; to contain

E. The job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities. / The fog soon encompassed the whole valley.

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encroach

\in-ˈkrōch\

D. to trepass

E. The suburbs encroach further into the rural areas each year.

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encumber

\in-ˈkəm-bər\

D. to impede or burdon

E. tourists encumbered by heavy luggage / negotiations encumbered by a lack of trust

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endemic

\en-ˈde-mik\

D. native to a particular area

E. problems endemic to translation / the fish is not an endemic species of the lake, and it is rapidly devouring the native trout population

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endue

\in-ˈdü\

D. to invest or endow

E. she's always been endued with an unquenchable optimism

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enervate

D. to weaken

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engender

\in-ˈjen-dər\

D. to cause or produce

E. The issue has engendered a considerable amount of debate. / a suggestion to go out for pizza that didn't seem to engender any interest

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engrossed

\in-ˈgrōs-d\

D. absorbed; fully occupied

E. a mystery story that will engross readers all the way to the surprise ending