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Flashcards in G800_26-30 Deck (50):
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efficacy

effectiveness; efficiency

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effrontery

shameless boldness; presumptuousness

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egoism

the tendency to see things in relation to oneself; self-centeredness

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egotistical

excessively self-centered; conceited

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elegy

poem or song expressing lamentation

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elicit

to provoke; draw out

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elixir

a substance believed to have the power to cure ills

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Elysian

delightful; blissful, related to heaven or a place of perfect happiness

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emaciated

thin and wasted

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embellish

to adorn; enhance

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emollient

soothing; mollifying

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empirical

derived from observation or experiment

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emulate

to imitate; copy

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encomium

a formal expression of praise

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endemic

inherent; belonging to an area

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enervate

to weaken

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engender

to cause; produce

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enhance

to increase; improve

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entomology

the scientific study of insects

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enunciate

to pronounce clearly

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ephemeral

short-lived; fleeting

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epistemology

branch of philosophy that examines the nature of knowledge

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equable

steady; unvarying; serene, not easily angered

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equanimity

composure; calmness

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equivocate

intentionally use vague language

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errant

mistaken; straying from the proper course

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erudite

learned; scholarly

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esoteric

hard to understand; known only to a few

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essay

to make an attempt; subject to a test

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estimable

admirable; possible to estimate

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ethnocentric

based on the attitude that one's group is superior

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etiology

causes or origins

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etymology

origin and history of a word

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eugenics

study of factors that influence the hereditary qualities of the human race and ways to improve those qualities

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eulogy

high praise to a death person

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euphemism

use of agreeable or inoffensive language in place of offensive language

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euphoria

feeling of extreme happiness

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euthanasia

mercy killing

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evince

to show plainly; be an indication of

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evocative

tending to call to mind or produce a reaction

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exacerbate

to aggravate; make worse

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exact

to force the payment of; demand and obtain by authority

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exculpate

to clear of blame; vindicate

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execrable

detestable; abhorrent

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exhort

to urge by strong appeals

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exigency

crisis; urgent requirements

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existential

having to do with existence

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exorcise

to expel evil spirits; free from bad influences

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expatiate

to speak or write at length

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expatriate

to send into exile