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Dotage

Decline of mental faculties; esp associated with old age; senility
Excessive fondness; foolish affection

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Doyenne

Woman who is the senior member, as in age or rank, of a group, class, profession, etc..

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Draconian

Rigorous; unusually severe or cruel

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Dramaturgy

Craft or techniques of dramatic composition

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Dross

Waste matter; refuse

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Dyed-in-the-wool

Through and through; complete
Dyed before weaving
Extreme or unchanging in attitude, opinion

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Earmark

Distinguishing mark or characteristic
To set aside for a specific purpose, use, recipient, etc.

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Earthy

Realistic, practical
Coarse, unrefined
Direct; robust; unaffected

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Ecumenical

General; universal

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Efface

To wipe out; do away with; expunge; erase

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Effectual

Valid or binding, as an agreement or document
Capable of producing an intended effect; adequate

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Effeminate

(Of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc.. traditionally considered feminine
Softness, delicacy, self-indulgence

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Effete

Exhausted of vigor or energy; worn out
Unable to produce; sterile

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Effusive

Pouring out; overflowing

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Emblazon

To depict
To decorate with brilliant colors
To proclaim; celebrate or extol

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Encumber

To impede or hinder; hamper; obstruct; burden; weigh down

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Epicurean

Fond of/adapted to luxury or sensual pleasures, luxurious habits, especially in food and drinking

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Epoch

Particular period of time marked by distinctive features, events

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Equable

Free from many changes or variations; uniform

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Eremite

A hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow