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Flashcards in Vocab 14-15 Deck (30):
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eclectic

adj: choosing what seems best from various sources
n: one who draws from various sources
n: eclecticism

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effete

adj: worn-out, marked by weakness/self-indulgence
n: effeteness

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efficacious

adj: capable of producing the desired effect
n: efficacy adv: efficaciously

4

effrontery

n: shameless boldness

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elicit

v: to draw out/call forth

6

elite

n: highly select group of superior individuals
adj: select/superior
n: elitism
adj: elitist

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emaciated

adj: wasted/reduced by starvation
n: emaciation
v: emaciate

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emanate

v: to flow out of/to send forth
n: emanation

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embellish

v: to decorate/enhance
n: embellishment

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eminent

adj: distinguished/outstanding
n: eminence
adv: eminently

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empathy

n: understanding of/identification with someone else's feelings
adj: empathic, empathetic
v: empathize

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emulate

v: to try to equal/excel the excellence of
n: emulation, emulator

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enclave

n: country/area w/in the borders of another country/area; separate group/community w/in larger group/community

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endemic

adj: peculiar to a locality/group of people
adj: endemical

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enigma

n: intentionally obscure statement; something that is puzzling
adj: enigmatic, enigmatical

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entice

v: to lead on by arousing hope/desire
n: enticement adj: enticing

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entreat

v: to ask/petition earnestly
n: entreaty

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envisage

v: to have mental image of something, esp when it doesn't exist yet

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ethical

adj: in accordance w/ principles of right and wrong
n: ethicalness, ethics
adj: unethical

20

ethnic

adj
n: ethnicity, ethnology

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euphemism

n: substitution of inoffensive term for a bad one
adj: euphemistic

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exacerbate

v: to increase the bitterness/severity of
n: exacerbation

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exalt

v: to elevate in power
adj: exalted n: exaltation

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exemplary

adj: worthy of imitation; serving as a model/illustration/warning
n: exemplar

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exigency

n: state of urgency/situation demanding immediate attention

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epithet

n: term of abuse/contempt; word used to characterize someone

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equanimity

n: calmness/evenness of temper

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equitable

adj: fair/just
adj: inequitable
n: equity

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erudite

adj: deeply learned
n: erudition
adv: eruditely

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esoteric

adj: understood by/intended for a select few; difficult to understand
adv: esoterically