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Flashcards in E2 Mneomonics Deck (33):
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estranged

(verb): separated in a negative way.

"uh STRANGED"

Think: stranger

Gotye's estranged girlfriend cut him out and treated him like a strange and it felt so rough

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ethereal

(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

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etiolated

(verb): made pale; weakened. "EE tea uh late id "

Think: toilet-ed

Keeping my goldfish in the bleach-containing toilet tank violated hi trust and etiolated him so much that he turned white

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euphemism

(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

5

eurytopic

(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

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evanescent

(adjective): fleeting: lasting only briefly. "eh van ESS sint"

Think: vanish scent

the cologne's fragrance will vanish soon; its scent is evanescent

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evinced

Verb: revealed "uh VINSED"

Think: evidence

Vince evinced the villain by providing evidence

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exacerbated

(verb): made more severe; aggravated "eggs Zass er bait id"

Think: exasperated

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

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exact

(verb): to take. "egg ZACKT"

Think: Exacto knife

I'm going to exact my share of the cookie with the Exacto knife

10

exacting

(adjective) : requiring strict attention to detail. "egg ZAKT ing"

Think: exact

Our exacting architecture Professor demanded that our model be drawn exactly to scale

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exaggerate

(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

12

excise

(verb): to take or cut out "eck SIZE"

Think: ex-size

During liposuction, doctors excise fat- your current size will be an ex-size and you'll be skinny

13

excoriated

(verb): strongly condemmed. "ex KOR ee ate id"

Think: scoured

Simon Cowell's criticism on American idol excoriated the contestant- she felt as if she'd bee scoured by a rough dish pad

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exculpated

(verb): freed from blame. "ex CULL pate id"

Think: ex-culprit

If you commit a crime but have a clever lawyer, you'll be exculpated and ba an "ex-culprit"

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execrable

(adjective): destable; awful "ex eh CRUH bull"

Think: excrement

Your unfunny jokes about excrement are execrable- they're shit

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exigent

(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

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exodius

(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!"

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exorbitant

(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

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expatiate

(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

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expatriate

(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

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expediant

(adjective): helpful in a pracitical way. "ex PEED ee int"

Think: speedy

To be speedy, I booked by flight on Expedia.com; it was more expedient than calling the airline

22

explicate

(verb): to explain, analyze, or develop an idea. "EX plih kate"

Think: looks like "explain"

To explain is to make explicit, or explicate

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exponent

(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

24

exounge

(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

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expurgate

(verb): to cleanse. "EX per gate"

Think: purge

By the time they were done expurgating the "offensive" parts from Huckleberry Finn, there was almost nothing left; they purged almost everything

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extant

(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

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extemporaneous

(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

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extenuating

(adjective): less serious due to a partial excuse. "ex TEN you ate ing"

Think: extension

I got an extension on my paper because there were extenuating circumstances- I got trampled by an elephant

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extirpate

(verb): to get rid of completely. "EK stir pate"

Think: exterminate

If you have pests in your house that you want to extirpate call someone who will exterminate them

30

extol

(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

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extraneous

(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

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extrapolate

(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

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exult

verb, to show great happiness. "egg ult"

think: ultimate ex

I exulted in the fact that my ex still plays ultimate Frisbee with me, since ultimate has always been my one true love