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1. Embroil-v.

To bring into discord or conflict, to make worse
My friends were fighting, and I embroiled the situation by joining in.

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2. Empathy-n.

The intellectual identification with emotions of others
I empathized with my friend when his dog died.

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3. Emulate-v.

To try to equal or excel
The highschool basketball player emulated the Lebron James.

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4. Enervate-v.

To deprive of strength; weaken
The athlete fell to enervating after the marathon.

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5. Engender-v.

To produce, cause, procreate
The artist is famous for engendering new teqniques

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Enhance

-v. To raise to a higher degree: intensify
The tutor enhanced my understanding if calculus.

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Ephemeral

-adj. lasting a short time
Around here snow is ephemeral.

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Epicure

N. A person who cultivates a refined taste
The epicure demanded the highest quality wine.

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Estrange

V. To make unfriendly or hostile; to keep at a distance
The sisters were estranged by the argument and didn't talk for five years.

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Euphony

N. Agreeableness of sound, pleasing to the ear
Mrs. Hanselrig draws euphony out of the choir

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Evanescence

vanishing, fading away
I could see right through the evanescence fog

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Exacerbate

to make worse
Playing with an injury will exacerbate it

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Exculpable

v. To clear from charge of guilt
An attorney's job is to eculpate his client

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Execrable

utterly detestable
The execrable man had no sense of hygiene

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Exegesis

critical explanation or interpretation of text
The pastors gave an exegesis of Matthew 5