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Eccentric

Not conventional; irregular

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Eclectic

Choosing the best from many sources

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Edify

To enlighten; to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters

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Efface

To erase; to rub away the features of

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Effusion

A pouring forth

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Egalitarian

Believing in the social and economic quality of all people

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Egocentric

Selfish; believing that one is the center of everything

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Egregious

Extremely bad

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Ellicit

To bring out; to call forth

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Elliptical

Oval; missing a word; obscure

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Elusive

evasive; escape, avoid

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Eminent

Well known and respected, outstanding

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Empirical

Relying on experience or observation

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Emulate

To strive to equal or excel, usually through imitation

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Encroach

To make gradual inroads into; to trespass

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Endemic

Native, indigenous

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Enervate

To reduce the strength or energy of

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Enfranchise

To grant the privileges of citizenship

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Engender

To bring into existence; to cause

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Enigma

A mystery

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Enormity

Extreme evil; a hideous offense; immensity

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Ephemeral

Lasting a very short time