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Eccentric

Departing from norms or conventions

Although he was often described by colleagues as a bit eccentric, it was precisely the unconventionality of his bedside manner that made the doctor so beloved by his young patients

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Eclectic

Composed of elements drawn from various sources

It was easy to get a sense of Alison's eclectic taste from looking at her music collection, which contained everything from Mahler Metallica

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Edifying

Enlightening, informative

The lecture we attended on the consequences of globalization was highly edifying, but what I learned only made me want to learn more

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Efficacy

The ability to produce the intended result

The efficacy of the ad campaign cannot be definitely measured at this stage in the game, but already the public response seems positive

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Efflorescence

The state or a period of flowering; an example or result of growth and development

The scholarly works she created early on in her academic career showed the efflorescence of her genius

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Effrontery

Extreme boldness; presumptuousness

The effrontery of her demand astonished everyone; no one had ever dared ask the head of the department to explain his reasoning before

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Effusive

Gushing; excessively demonstrative

The effusiveness of the review from a critic known for his stinginess with praise might have had something to do with the VIP treatment from the entire restaurant staff

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Egress

Exit

The dancer's final egress from the stage brought the audience to its feet

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Elegy

A mournful poem, especially one lamenting the dead; any mournful writing or piece of music

His elegy for the long list carefree days of his youth was moving, if somewhat cliched

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Eloquent

Well-spoken; expressive; articulate

It was hard to believe English wasn't her native language given her eloquent use of it

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Ebullience

The quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings

Allen's live for birds was clear from the ebullience with which he described them