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1

exonerate

to free completely from blame, to exculpate

2

exorbitant

excessively costly, excessive

3

expatriate

to throw someone out of his or her native land, to emigrate

4

expedient

providing an immediate advantage; serving one's immediate self-interest; practical

5

expedite

to speed up or ease the progress of

6

expiate

to make amends for, to atone for

7

explicate

to make a detailed explanation of the meaning of

8

exposition

explanation; a large public exhibition

9

expunge

to erase, to eliminate any trace of

10

extant

still in existence

11

extort

to obtain through force, threat, or illicit means

12

eextraneous

unnecessary, irrelevant, extra

13

extricate

to free from difficulty

14

exuberant

highly joyous or enthusiastic, overflowing, lavish

15

exult

to rejoice, to celebrate

16

fabrication

a lie, something made up

17

facade

front of a building; the false front or misleading appearance of anything

18

facet

any of the flat, polished surfaces of a cut gem; aspect

19

facetious

humorous, not serious

20

facile

fluent; skillful in a superficial way; easy

21

fallacy

a false notion or belief, a misconception

22

farcical

absurd, ludicrous

23

fastidious

meticulous; demanding; finicky

24

fatalist

someone who believes that future events are already determined and that humans are powerless to change them

25

fathom

- to understand, to penetrate the meaning of
- measure of depth equal to 6 feet at sea