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Epigram

Brief and witty or satirical saying

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Epitome

A brief summary that captures the meaning of the whole; a perfect example

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Equanimity

Composure; calm

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Equitable

Fair

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Equivocal

Intentionally ambiguous

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Erudite

Scholarly; deeply learned

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Esoteric

Hard to understand

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Espouse

To support; to advocate

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Ethereal

Heavenly; as light as a gas

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Euphemism

A pleasant or inoffensive expression used in place of an unpleasant or offensive one

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Evanescent

Vanishing; happening for only the briefest period

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Exacerbate

To make worse

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Exacting

Extremely demanding; difficult; requiring great skill

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Exalt

To raise high; to glorify

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Exasperate

To annoy thoroughly; to make very angry

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Exhaustive

Rigorous; complete

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Exhort

To urge strongly; to give a serious warning

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Exigency

An emergency

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Existential

Having to do with existence (humans are responsible for their own actions)

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Exonerate

Two free completely from blame

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Expatriate

To throw someone out of his native land

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Expedient

Providing an immediate advantage; practical

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Expedite

To speed up or ease the progress of

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Explicit

Clearly and directly expressed

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Extol

To praise highly; to laud

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Extrapolate

To project or deduced from something

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Extricate

To free from difficulty

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Exult

To rejoice; to celebrate