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ebullient

(adjective): excitedly enthusiastic "uh BOOL ee int"

Think: Red Bull

After I chugged a giant Red Bull, I felt extremely ebullient

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eclectic

(adjective): varied "ek LEK tick"

Think: selection collection

If your musical tastes are eclectic, I can probably name my style selection and you'll say it's in your collection

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effaced

(verb): made less visible. "uh FACED"

Think: erased

On old nickles, Thomas Jefferson's face is often effaced to the point of almost being erased

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effete

(adjective): without strength or vitality; weak; soft "uh FET"

Think: feeble

The former athlete became effete and feeble from years of just sitting on the couch

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efficacious

(adjective): effective "eff ick A (sounds like the letter) shus"

Think: effectiveness

If you have senioritis, a brief vacation is an efficacious way to increase your effectiveness

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efflorescence

(noun): blossoming: 'eff lerr REH since"

Think: florist

Efflorescence is all around me- I'm a florist

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effluvium

(noun): an invisible, often harmful, vapor.
"uh FLOOVE lee um"

Think: flu

The effluvium coming from the flue patients moth infected the nurse

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effrontery

(noun): shameless boldness

Think: fronting homies

What's with these homies dissin' my girl? Why do they gotta front? (Because they have effrontery, Weezer)

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effusive

(adjective): extremely expressive "uh FYUSE ive"

Think: fussy

Imagine if Nicki Minaj was your grandma? She's so effusive she'd make a fuss over your every accomplishment

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egalitarian

(adjective): based on the belief in human equality "ee gal in TAIR ee in"

Think: equal eagle

In the U.S, our egalitarian belief that all men are created equal is symbolized by the bald eagle

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egregious

(adjective): bad in an obvious way "uh GREE jis"

Think: outrageous

Her saying that she had to wash her hamster was such a egregious and outrageous excuse that it made me say "jesus!"

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eldritch

(adjective): weird; eerie. "el DRISH"

Think: elf- witch

The elf-witch Galadriel in The lord of the Rings was eldritch becasue of her ability to speak inside our heads

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emancipate

(verb): to free. "eh MAN sih payt

Think: emancipation proclamation

president abraham lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation on January 1, 1863. It delcrared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforwarth shall be free"

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embroiled

(verb): in a difficult situation. "em BROY uled"

Think:on broil

I was embroiled in a dangerous situation when I got locked in an oven set on "broil"

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embryonic

(adjective) : in an early state "em bree ON ick"

Think: embryo

It's pretty obvious that a human embryo is embryonic when it is compared to an adult human

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eminent

adjective: respected, famous, well-known "EM ih nint"

Think: eminem

If asked to name the most eminent white rapper, i wouldn't think twice: Eminem is an easy choice. (sorry Macklemore)

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emollient

(adjective): sooting. "uh MOLE ee int"

Think: emo

Listening to emo music has a emollient effect on my emotions because it's so sensitive

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emphatic

(adjective): forceful. "em FAT ick"

Think: emphasize

When I yell at people, I emphasize every word to be more emphatic about my demands

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empirical

(adjective) observed, firsthand
"em PEER ih cuhl"

Think: miracle

If you're claiming that there was a miracle here, then I would like to see some empirical evidence that it happened

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encomium

(noun) : priase "en COH mi um"

Think: In Comic-con

In Comic-Con, the entertainment convention, nerds give encomium to the latest comic-book movies

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encompass

(verb): to include. "en KUM pess"

Think: compass

Use this compass to draw a circle around the things you want to encompass

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encroaching

(verb): gradually invading one's rights or property. "en KROACH ing"

Think: roaches

My apartment's roaches are encroaching upon my space: they now occupy the kitchen

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enervating

(adjective): tiring. "EN ur vating"

Think: renovating

Renovating their kitchen by themselves not only got on the couple's nerves, but also was extremly enervating

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enigmatic

(adjective) : mysterious, unpredictable. "en igg MAT ick"

Think: dark matter

Dark matter comprises most of the universe but remains enigmatic to scientist

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enmity

(noun): hatred. "EN mit ee"

Think: enemy

I have enmity for my enemy- what else would you expect?

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ennui

(noun): dissatisfaction resulting from boredom "ON we"

Think: ennui there yet?

Take a seven- year-old on a long car ride, and you'll hear the ennui in his voice when he repeadedly asks, "ennui there yet?"

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ensorcelled

(adjective): bewitched; enchanted "EN sir celled"

Think: sorcerer

The sorcerer ensorcelled the adventurers with a powerful spell that made them forget who they were

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entitled

(adjective): pompous, conceited. "en TIGHT ild"

Think: N possible titles

If your name begins with "count, " " Duke," "Prince" or any other of N possible titles, then you're probably entitled

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entreat

(verb): to plead. "en TREAT"

think: in retreat

In retreat, the fleeing general entreated us to spare his soldier's lives.

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ephemeral

(adjective): fleeting; short- lived. "Eh FEM er ul"

Think: FM for all

Since satellite radio is ten times better than normal radio, the days of FM for all are ephemeral

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epitome

adjective, the purest or best example of something: uh PIT uh me"

Think: epic tome

When it comes to classic literature, "Moby Dick" is the epitome of an epic tome

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equivocal

(adjective): intentionally unclear. "uh QUIV oh cull"

Think: equally vocal

The equivocal politican was equally vocal about both sides of the issues

33

eradicate

(verb); to wipe out. "ee RAD ih kate"

Think: radiate

You can radiate food to eradicate the bacteria in it

34

ersatz

(adjective): being an artificial and inferior substitute. "AIR sotts"

Think: Er, Saltz?

When I tried using Saltz by Pfitzer (TM) instead of actual table salt, i found it to be an inferious substitute

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erstwhile

(adjective): former "ERST while"

Think: Hearse after a while

It is important to prepare for the future , but also to live for the moment. One must remember that our lives will eventually become our erstwhile lives, because we're all destine for the hearse after a while

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erudite

(adjective): knowledgeable (from studying) "eERR ooh dite"

Think: he read it

My english professor is so erudite: every time I bring up a great book I dont think he knows about, it turns out that he read it

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eschew

(verb): to avoid. "us CHOO"

Think: ah-choo!

Eschew people who say "ah-choo!" unless you want to catch their colds

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esoteric

(adjective): known by only a few people "ess oh TERR (rhymes with "err")"ick"

Think: isolated terrific

Einstein's esoteric knowledge isolated him form most of his peers since his acumen was so terrific

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espouse

(verb): to support or to give loyalty to. "ess POUZE"

Think: spouse

Chances are that you will espouse your spouse- you married her, so you probably have her back

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espy

(verb): to glimpse; to catch sight of "uh SPY"

Think: I spy

I spy something blue- do you espy it, too?

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estimable

(adjective): worthy. "ESS tim uh ble"

Think: esteem-able

If someone is estimable they are "esteem-able", i.e., they're deserving of your positive regard