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1

envision

to imagine, to foresee

2

epicure

- a person with refined taste in wine and food
- adjective form is EPICUREAN

3

epitome

brief summary that captures the meaning of the whole, the perfect example of something, a paradigm (model)

4

epoch

an era, a distinctive period of time

5

equanimity

composure, calm

6

equitable

fair

7

equivocal

ambiguous, intentionally confusing

8

erudite

scholarly, deeply learned

9

esoteric

hard to understand, understood only by a few, peculiar

10

espouse

to support, to advocate

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estimable

worthy of admiration, capable of being estimated

12

estrange

to make unfriendly or hostile, to cause to feel removed from

13

eulogy

a spoken or written tribute to a person, esp. a person who has just died

14

evanscent

fleeting, vanishing, happening for only the briefest period

15

exacerbate

to make worse

16

exalt

to raise high, to glorify

17

exacting

extremely demanding, difficult, requiring great skill or care

18

evince

to demonstrate convincingly, to prove

19

excise

to remove by cutting or as if by cutting

20

exempt

excused, not subject to

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exhaustive

thorough, rigorous, complete, painstaking

22

exhort

- to urge strongly, to give serious warning to
- adj form is HORTATORY

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exhume

to unbury, to dig out of the ground

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exigency

an emergency, an urgency

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existential

having to do with existence, having to do with the thought that humans are responsible for their own actions