Flashcards in E2 Mneomonics Deck (33):
(verb): separated in a negative way.
Gotye's estranged girlfriend cut him out and treated him like a strange and it felt so rough
(adjective): delicate; heavenly; insubstantial. "uh THEER ee ul"
Think: other than real
My God, Joyce- your meringue cookies are ethereal- so light, so delicious- they must be something other than real
(verb): made pale; weakened. "EE tea uh late id "
Keeping my goldfish in the bleach-containing toilet tank violated hi trust and etiolated him so much that he turned white
(noun): an inoffensive term used in place of an offensive one "YOOF ih mism"
Think: use feminism
Use feminism if you're a guy and want to create a euphemism for PMS- otherwise you might get yourself killed
(adjective): tolerant of many different environments. "you ree TOP ick"
Think: Europe tropics
That plant is eurytopic because it grows both in cold, rainy Europe and in the hot, humid tropics
(adjective): fleeting: lasting only briefly. "eh van ESS sint"
Think: vanish scent
the cologne's fragrance will vanish soon; its scent is evanescent
Verb: revealed "uh VINSED"
Vince evinced the villain by providing evidence
(verb): made more severe; aggravated "eggs Zass er bait id"
I'm exasperated- not only did you get us lost in the woords, but you also exacerbated the situation by dropping our phone in the swamp
(verb): to take. "egg ZACKT"
Think: Exacto knife
I'm going to exact my share of the cookie with the Exacto knife
(adjective) : requiring strict attention to detail. "egg ZAKT ing"
Our exacting architecture Professor demanded that our model be drawn exactly to scale
(verb): to overestimate or underestimate, stretch the truth or hyberbolize. "eks ADGE urr ate"
Think: ex's age rate
My ex likes to exaggerate his age rate in the reverse direction: last year he told people he was 39, but now he's claiming that he's 38
(verb): to take or cut out "eck SIZE"
During liposuction, doctors excise fat- your current size will be an ex-size and you'll be skinny
(verb): strongly condemmed. "ex KOR ee ate id"
Simon Cowell's criticism on American idol excoriated the contestant- she felt as if she'd bee scoured by a rough dish pad
(verb): freed from blame. "ex CULL pate id"
If you commit a crime but have a clever lawyer, you'll be exculpated and ba an "ex-culprit"
(adjective): destable; awful "ex eh CRUH bull"
Your unfunny jokes about excrement are execrable- they're shit
(adjective): requiring immediate and/ or significant action "EX ih gent"
Think: exit gent
When there's an exigent problem, Clark Kent becomes an exit gent and returns as Superman
(noun): the departure of many people. "EX uh duss"
Think: exit us!
During the Syrian civil war, there was a mass exodus of refugees who must have been thinking, "exit us!"
(adjective): excessive. "ex ORB it int"
Think: extra for orbit
The fancy space hotel charged exorbitant fees due to the extra costs needed to orbit the earth
(verb): to speak or write about in detail "ex Pay she ate"
Think: paid she ate= food critic
Sarah loved to eat and to write, so she decided that she wanted to expatiate as a food critic and get paid when she ate
(noun): one who has moved to a foreign country "ex PAY TREE ate"
think: ex- patriot
We said our expatriate friend was a n anti-American ex-patriot since he moved to FRANCE
(adjective): helpful in a pracitical way. "ex PEED ee int"
To be speedy, I booked by flight on Expedia.com; it was more expedient than calling the airline
(verb): to explain, analyze, or develop an idea. "EX plih kate"
Think: looks like "explain"
To explain is to make explicit, or explicate
(noun): a supporter of something" EX poe nint"
Think: ex- opponent
Upon Romney's noination, McCain became his exponent for the greater good of the GOP and therefore was his ex- opponent
(verb): to get rid of "ex PUNJ"
Think: ex with sponge
The best way to make a spill an "ex-spill" is to use a sponge to expunge the mess
(verb): to cleanse. "EX per gate"
By the time they were done expurgating the "offensive" parts from Huckleberry Finn, there was almost nothing left; they purged almost everything
(adjective): present or existing (opposite of extinct). "EX tint"
Think: existing ant
Since he was about to get stepped on, "I exist!" exclamed the ant to the elephant
(adjective): done without preparation. "ex tem per RAIN ee us"
Think ex= without, tempo =time
If you don't have time to prepare, then your speech will have to be extemporaneous
(adjective): less serious due to a partial excuse. "ex TEN you ate ing"
I got an extension on my paper because there were extenuating circumstances- I got trampled by an elephant
(verb): to get rid of completely. "EK stir pate"
If you have pests in your house that you want to extirpate call someone who will exterminate them
(verb): to praise highly. "ek STOLL"
Think: ex- toll
I extol this highway because it used to charge a toll, but now it's an ex- toll road
(adjective): not important. "eks TRAIN ee us"
Think: extra strain
Just give me the facts, ma'am. All these extraneous details are putting an extra strain on my memory
(verb) to infer, conclude or draw a conclusion based on another observation or fact. "eks TRAP oh late"
Think: Extra police- we'll be late
due to the fact that there are extra police on the highway today, and traffic is at a standstill, I'm guessing that there was a bad accident. Hence, I can extrapolate that we;ll be late to work today