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Ebb

to diminish; to recede

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Ebullient

boiling; bubbling with excitement; exuberant

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Eccentric

not conventional; a little kooky; irregular

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Ecclesiastical

having to do with the church

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Eclectic

choosing the best from many sources; drawn from many sources

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Eclipse

to block the light of; to overshadow; to reduce the significance of; to surpass

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Ecosystem

a community of organisms and the physical environment in which they live

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Edict

an official decree

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Edifice

a big, imposing building

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Edify

to enlighten; to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters

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Efface

to erase; to rub away the features of

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Effectual

effective; adequate

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Efficacy

effectiveness

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Effigy

a likeness of someone, especially one used in expressing hatred for the person of who it is a likeness

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Effusion

a pouring forth

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Egalitarian

believing in the social and economic equality of all people

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Egocentric

selfish; believing that one is the center of everything

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Egregious

extremely bad; flagrant

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Electorate

the body of people entitled to vote in an election; the voters

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Elegy

a mournful poem or other piece of writing; a mournful piece of musuic

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Elicit

to bring out; to call forth

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Elite

the best or most select group

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Elliptical

oval; missing a word or words; obscure

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Elocution

the art of public speaking

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Elusive

hard to pin down; evasive

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Emaciate

to make extremely thin through starvation or illness

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Emanate

to come forth; to issue

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Emancipate

to liberate; to free from bondage or restraint

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Embargo

a government order suspending foreign trade; a government order suspending the movement of freight-carrying ships in and out of the country's ports

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Embellish

to adorn; to beautify by adding ornaments; to add fanciful or fictitious details to

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Embody

to personify; to give physical form to

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Embroil

to involve in conflict; to throw in disorder

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Embryonic

underdeveloped; rudimentary

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Emigrate

to leave a country permanantly; to expatriate

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Eminent

well-known and respected; standing out from all others in quality or accomplishment; outstanding

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Emissary

a messenger or representative sent to represent another

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Empathy

identification with the feelings or thoughts of another

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Empirical

relying on experience or observation; not merely theoretical

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Empower

to give power or authority to; to enable

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Emulate

to strive to equal or excel, usually through imitation

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Encroach

to make gradual or stealthy inroads into; to trespass

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Endear

to make dear; to make beloved

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Endemic

native; restricted to a particular region or era; indigenous

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Enervate

to reduce the strength or energy of, especially to do so gradually

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Enfranchise

to grant the privileges of citizenship, especially the right to vote

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Engaging

charming; pleasing; attractive

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Engender

to bring into existence; to create; to cause

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Enigma

a mystery

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Enmity

deep hatred; animosity; ill will

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Enormity

extreme evil; a hideous offense; immensity

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Ennui

boredom; listless lack of interest

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Ensue

to follow immediately afterward; to result

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Ephemeral

lasting a very short time

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Entail

to have as a necessary consequence; to involve

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Entity

something that exists; a distinct thing

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Entreat

to ask earnestly; to beg; to plead

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Entrepreneur

an independent business person; one who starts, runs,and assumes the risk of operating an independent business enterprise

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Enumerte

to name one by one; to list

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Envision

to imagine; to foresee

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Epicure

a person with refined taste in wine and food

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Epigram

a brief and usually witty or satirical saying

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Epilogue

an afterword; a short concluding chapter of a book; a short speech at the end of a play

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Epitome

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

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Epoch

an era; a distinctive period of time

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Equanimity

composure; calm

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Equestrian

having to do with horseback riding

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Equitable

fair

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Equivocal

ambiguous; intentionally confusing; capable of being interpreted in more than one way

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Erudite

scholarly; deeply learned

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Esoteric

hard to understand; understood by only a select few; peculiar

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Espouse

to support; to advocate

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Estimable

worthy of admiration; capable of being estimated

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Estrange

to make unfriendly or hostile; to cause to feel removed from

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Ethereal

heavenly; as light and insubstantial as a gas or ether

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Ethics

moral standards governing behavior

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Eulogy

a spoken or written tribute to a person, especially a person who has just died

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Euphemism

a pleasant or inoffensive expression use din place of a unpleasant or offensive one

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Evanescent

fleeting; vanishing; happening for only the briefest perios

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Exacerbate

to make worse

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Exacting

extremely demanding; difficult; requiring great skill or care

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Exalt

to raise high; to glorify

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Evince

to demonstrate convincingly; to prove

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Evoke

to summon forth; to draw forth; to awaken; to produce or suggest

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Exasperate

to annoy thoroughly; to make very angry; to try the patience of

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Excise

to remove by cutting, or as if by cutting

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Exemplify

to illustrate by example; to serve as a good example

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Exempt

excused; not subject to

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Exhaustive

thorough; rigorous; complete; painstaking

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Exhort

to urge strongly; to give a serious warning to

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Exhume

to unbury; to dig out of the ground

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Exigency

an emergency; an urgency

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Existential

having to do with existence; having to do with the body of thought called existentialism, which basically holds that human beings are responsible for their actions but is otherwise too complicated to summarize in a single sentence

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Exodus

a mass departure or journey away

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Exonerate

to free completely from blame; to exculpate

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Exorbitant

excessively costly; excessive

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Expatriate

to throw (someone) out of his or her native land; to move away from one's native land; to emigrate

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Expedient

proving an immediate advantage; serving one's immediate self-interest' practical

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Expedite

to speed up or ease the progress of

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Expiate

to make amends for; to atone for

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Explicate

to make a detailed explanation or the meaning if

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Explicit

clearly and directly expressed

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Exposition

explanation; a large public exhibition

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Expunge

to erase; to eliminate any trace of

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Exquisite

extraordinarily fine or beautiful; intense

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Extant

still in existence

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Extol

to praise highly; to laud

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Extort

to obtain through force, threat, or illicit means

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Extraneous

unnecessary; irrelevant; extra

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Extrapolate

to project or deduce from something known; to infer

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Extremity

the outermost point or edge; the greatest degree; grave danger; a limb or appendage of the body

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Extricate

to free from diffoculty

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Extrovert

an open, outgoing person; a person whose attention is focused on others rather than on himself or herself

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Exuberant

highly joyous or enthusiastic; overflowing; lavish

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Exult

to rejoice; to celebrate