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Earmark

Mark of identification or quality that shows what something is; to designate something to be used or treated in a specific way

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Ebullient

Lively, enthusiastic

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Echelon

Level in an organization; group of individuals at a particular level or grade in an organization

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Eclectic

Including things taken from many different sources

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Efficacy

The power to produce a desired result or effect

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Egalitarian

Aiming for equal wealth,status,etc for all people

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Egregious

Very bad and easily noticed

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Emeritus

One retired from professional life but permitted to keep as an honorary title the rank of the highest held office

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Encompass

To include something as a part,cover or surround

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Endemic

Existing in a certain place or region, common to a certain area

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Ensconced

Firmly placed or hidden

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Ephemeral

Lasting a very short time

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Eponymous

Named after a particular person

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Equanimity

Mental/emotional stability/composure especially under strain

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Ersatz

Copied from something else and usually not as good as the original

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Eschew

To avoid something especially because you do not think it's right or proper

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Espouse

To express support for a cause or belief

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Ethnocentric

Having or based on the idea that your own group or culture is better or more important than others

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Excruciating

Very painful/severe

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Execrable

Very bad,detestable

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Exegesis

An exposition,explanation or critical interpretation of a text

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Expostulate

To disagree with something or argue against it