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Ebullient

Lively and enthusiastic

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Eccentric

Unconventional

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Eclectic

Choosing from various sources

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Economy

Effectiveness; thrift

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Edifice

Large building

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Edify

Enlighten

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Efface

To rub away; behave humbly

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Effervesce

To produce tiny gas bubbles; to be lively/excited

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Efficacious

Able to effect something

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Effigy

Dummy representing someone disliked

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Effrontery

Shameless nerve

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Effusive

Unrestrained in expressing feelings

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Egregious

Outrageously bad

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Élan

Vigor and enthusiasm

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Elliptical

Highly concise in speech or writing

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Elocution

Art of clear speaking

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Elucidate

Explain something

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Emanate

Originate, arise

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Embezzle

Misuse entrusted money or property

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Emend

Correct text

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Eminent

Of high standing; noticeable

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Emissary

Representative

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Emollient

Soothing to skin; calming

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Empirical

Based on observation and experiment

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Enamored

Captivated; charmed

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Endemic

Occurring in a particular place

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Enervate

Weaken

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Enfranchise

Give someone right to vote

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Enmity

Hostility

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Entourage

People accompanying VIP

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Entreat

Plead desperately

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Epistolary

Associated with correspondence by letter

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Epitaph

Inscription on tombstone

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Epitome

Typical example

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Equanimity

Calm temperament

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Equivocal

Ambiguous

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Equivocation

Use of ambiguity

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Erudition

Scholarship

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Eschew

Avoid habitually on moral or practical grounds

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Esoteric

Restricted to initiated; intended for/understood by only an initiated few.

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Espouse

Adopt/support something

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Estimable

Admirable

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Etymology

Study of word origins

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Exacting

Demanding attention

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Excise

Tax

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Excoriate

To denounce/berate severely

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Exculpate

Prove someone innocent

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Execrable

Very bad

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Exonerate

Free someone from blame/guilt

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Exorbitant

Unreasonably high or large

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Expansive

Communicative

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Expedient

Appropriate; advantageous for practical rather than moral reasons

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Expiate

Atone for wrongdoing

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Explication

Explain something in a detailed or formal way

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Expostulate

To reason earnestly with someone against something they plan to do/has already done

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Expropriate

Take away something belonging to someone

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Expurgate

Edit something by removing offensive parts

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Extant

Existing

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Extemporize

Perform something without preparation

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Extenuate

Diminish the seriousness of

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Extirpate

Completely remove something undesirable

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Extol

Praise someone or something

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Extrapolate

Infer

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Extricate

Release with difficulty

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Extrinsic

Inessential; from the outside