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Flashcards in Set 22 Deck (10):
1

Exhort

To incite, to make urgent appeals

At the last second I realized that he was waving his arms frantically to exhort me to look down before I fell of the cliff

2

Exigent

Urgent; pressing; requiring immediate action or attention

Exigent circumstances require extreme action

3

Exonerate

To remove blame

He said he wouldn't stop rallying until Kobe was exonerated of his rape charges

4

Expatiate

Discuss or write about at length; to range freely

My aunt expatiated on the subject of her Florida vacation for three hours until we were all bored to death

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Expiate

To atone or make amends for

Elvira tried to expiate her lateness by bringing flowers

6

Expurgate















To remove obscenity, purify, censor

The expurgated version of the novel was incredibly boring; it turned out thy the parts the censors removed had been the only interesting ones

*shares a root with purge, meaning to cleanse

7

Extant

Existing, not destroyed or lost

There are 48 copies of the Gutenberg Bible extant today

8

Extemporaneous

Improvised; done without preparation

Her extemporaneous remarks at he reception demonstrated that her speechwriter must largely be responsible for her reputation for eloquence

9

Extirpate

To destroy, exterminate, cut out, pull out by the roots

The dodo bird was extirpated by a combination of hunting by humans and predation by non-native animals

10

Exemplar

Typical or standard specimen; paradigm, model

He was the exemplar of success; if you looked up "successful" in the dictionary, you would probably find his picture next to the definition