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1

Esoteric

Intended for or understood by a small, specific group

The most esoteric course offering this semester seems to be Advanced Pig Latin

2

Essay

To test or try; attempt, experiment

It was incredible to watch Valerie essay her first steps after her long convalescence; we were so proud of how hard she had worked at her rehabilitation

3

Estimable

Worthy, formidable

Garry kasparov's estimable opponent in the famous man versus machine chess game was a computer named Deep Blue

4

Eulogy

A speech honoring the dead

The eulogy briefly mentioned his many public accomplishments, but focused more on how much he had meant to his friends and family

5

Evanescent

Tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing

All trace of the evanescent first snow vanished as soon as the midday sun appeared

6

Evince

To show clearly, to indicate

The expression on James' face evinced what he thought of the proposal; her clearly thought it was terrible

7

Exacerbate

To make worse or more severe

My mother insisted that going outside with wet hair would only exacerbate my cold

8

Exact

To demand, call for, require, take

Celebrities often complain that fame exacts a heavy price in loss of privacy

9

Excoriate

To censure scathingly, to upbraid

Even though the mayor was excoriated by many for his role in the scandal, he nonetheless chose to run for reelection and seemed to have a reasonable chance of winning, which many found appalling

10

Exculpate

Exonerate; to clear of blame

Far from exculpating him as he had hoped, the new evidence only served to convince the jury of his guilt

11

Eschew

To shun or avoid

Daniel was unwilling to eschew her company even though I reminded him of how many times she had stood him up in the past