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Elucidate

To explain, make clear and understandable

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Elusive

Evasive, hard to pin down

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Eminent

Being distinguished by high birth, notable

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Emulate

To strive to equal or excel

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Encroach

To invade another's space over time

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Enervate

To drain of strength and energy

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Engender

To case to develop. To bring forth

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Enormity

Immensity, also outrageously bad or evil

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Equanimity

Composure, self-possession

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Equivocal

Intentionally confusing, ambiguous

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Erudite

Scholarly, learned or polished

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Espouse

To promote, or embrace as good

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Etiology

The science of the cause of things, specifically disease

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Euphemism

An inoffensive expression that takes the place of a potentially offensive one

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Exacerbate

To aggravate the condition of, to make worse

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Exemplify

To serve as an example

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Exigency

An emergency, an urgent requirement

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Expatriate

To renounce allegiance to ones homeland and leave

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Extol

To sing the praises of

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Exude

To give off,cod ooze out