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ecclesiastic

adj.--pertaining or relating to a church

syn.--priestly, ministerial, clerical, ecclesiastic, canonical, sacerdotal, church, churchly, religious, spiritual, holy, divine

2

edify

v.--1. to build or establish; 2. to instruct and improve the mind

syn.--educate, instruct, teach, school, tutor, train, guide; enlighten, inform, cultivate, develop, better

3

efface

v.--to erase; to remove from the mind

syn.--eradicate, expunge, blot out, rub out, wipe out, eliminate, delete, cancel, obliterate

4

effrontery

n.--impudence

syn.--impertinence, insolence, cockiness, audacity, temerity, presumption, nerve, gall, shamelessness, impoliteness, disrespect, bad manners

5

effusive

adj.--pouring out or forth; overflowing

syn.--gushing, gushy, unrestrained, extravagant, fulsome, demonstrative, lavish, enthusiastic

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egregious

adj.--remarkably bad, outrageous

syn.--shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous, frightful, atrocious, abominable, abhorrent, monstrous, heinous, dire, unspeakable, shameful, unforgivable, intolerable, dreadful

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egress

v.--to depart; to go out

syn.--departure, exit, withdrawal, retreat, exodus

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elegy

n.--a poem of lament and praise for the dead

syn.--requiem, threnody, dirge

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elucidate

v.--to make clear or manifest; to explain

syn.--explain, illuminate, clarify, clear up, sort out, unravel, spell out, interpret, explicate

10

emanate

v.--to send forth; to emit

syn.--issue, spread, radiate

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embellish

v.--to improve the appearance of

syn.--decorate, adorn, ornament, beautify, enhance, grace, trim, garnish, gild, bedeck, festoon, emblazon

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enamored

adj.--filled with love and desire

syn.--infatuated with, besotted with, smitten with, captivated by, enchanted by, fascinated by, bewitched by, beguiled by; keen on, taken with

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encroach

v.--to trespass or intrude

syn.--impinge on, obtrude on, impose oneself on, invade, infiltrate, interrupt, infringe on, violate, interfere with, disturb

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encumber

v.--to hold back; to hinder

syn.--hamper, obstruct, impede, cramp, inhibit, restrict, limit, constrain, restrain, bog down, retard

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enrapture

v.--to fill with pleasure

syn.--delight, enchant, captivate, charm, enthrall, entrance, bewitch, beguile, transport, thrill, excite, exhilarate, intoxicate

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epilogue

n.--closing section of a play or novel providing further comment

syn.--afterword, coda, codicil, appendix, supplement, addendum, postlude, rider, conclusion

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epiphany

n.--an appearance of a supernatural being

syn.--revelation, adumbration, divination, divulgement

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epitaph

n.--an inscription on a monument, in honor or memory of a dead person

syn.--commemoration, elegy

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epitome

n.--a part that is typical of the whole

syn.--personification, embodiment, incarnation, paragon, essence, quintessence, archetype, paradigm

20

equivocate

v.--to be purposely ambiguous

syn.--prevaricate, be evasive, be noncommittal, be vague

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eschew

v.--to escape from; to avoid

syn.--abstain from, refrain from, give up, forgo, shun, renounce, steer clear of, have nothing to do with, fight shy of, relinquish, reject, disavow, abandon, spurn

22

estranged

adj.--kept at a distance; alienated

syn.--antagonize, turn away, drive away

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ethereal

adj.--1. very light; airy; 2. heavenly; not earthly

syn.--delicate, exquisite, dainty, elegant, graceful, fragile, fine, subtle

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euphemism

n.--the use of a word or phrase in place of one that is distasteful

syn.--polite term, indirect term, circumlocution, substitute, alternative, understatement, genteelism

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euphoria

n.--a feeling of well-being

syn.--elation, happiness, joy, delight, glee, excitement, exhilaration, jubilation, exultation, ecstasy, bliss, rapture

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exhume

v.--to unearth; to reveal

syn.--disinter, dig up

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expunge

v.--to blot out; to delete

syn.--erase, remove, wipe out, efface, cross out, strike out, destroy, obliterate, scratch, eradicate, eliminate

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exude

v.--to flow slowly or ooze in drops

syn.--ooze, seep, issue, escape, discharge, flow, leak, radiate, display

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faction

n.--a number of people in an organization having a common end view

syn.--clique, coterie, caucus, cabal, bloc, camp, group, grouping, sector, section, wing, arm, branch, set

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fallible

adj.--liable to be mistaken or erroneous

syn.--error-prone, errant, liable to err, open to error; imperfect, flawed, weak