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Flashcards in E Deck (57):
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ebullient

extremely lively, enthusiastic

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eclectic

consisting of a diverse variety of elements

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edict

an order, decree

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efface

to wipe out, obliterate, rub away

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effervescent

bubble, lively

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efficacious

effective

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effrontery

impudence, nerve, insolence

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effulgent

radiant, splendorous

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exculpate

to free from guilt or blame, exonerate

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egregious

extremely bad

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elegy

a speech given in honor of a dead person

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elicit

to bring forth, draw out, evoke

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elucidate

to clarify, explain

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embezzle

to steal money by falsifying records

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emend

to correct or revise a written text

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eminent

distinguished, prominent, famous

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emollient

soothing

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emulate

to imitate

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execrable

loathsome, detestable

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enamor

to fill with love, fascinate, usually used in passive form followed by 'of' or

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exorbitant

excessive

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enervate

to weaken, exhaust

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engender

to bring about, create, generate

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ennui

boredom, weariness

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expunge

to obliterate, eradicate

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extant

existing, not destroyed or lost

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entail

to include as a necessary step

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equivocal

ambiguous, uncertain, undecided

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enthrall

to charm, hold spellbound

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extricate

to disentangle

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epitome

a perfect example, embodiment

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epistolary

relating to or contained in letters

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equanimity

composure

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eschew

to shun, avoid

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evanescent

fleeting, momentary

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espouse

to take up as a cause, support

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ethereal

heavenly, exceptionally delicate or refined

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etymology

the history of words, their origin and development

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expedient

advisable, advantageous, serving one's self-interest

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exhort

to urge, prod, spur

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enfranchise

to grant the vote to

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evince

to show, reveal

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exacerbate

to make more violent, intense

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exigent

urgent, critical

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exalt

to glorify, praise

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encumber

to weigh down, burden

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exasperate

to irritate, irk

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excavate

to dig out of the ground and remove

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erudite

learned

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exonerate

to free from guilt or blame, exculpate

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expiate

to make amends for, atone

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euphoric

elated, uplifted

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expurgate

to remove offensive or incorrect parts, usually of a book

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ephemeral

short-lived, fleeting

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extol

to praise, revere

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esoteric

understood only by a select few

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exult

to rejoice