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esoteric

adj. hard to understand; understood by only a select few; peculiar

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espouse

v. to support; to advocate

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ethereal

adj. heavenly; as light and insubstantial as a gas or ether

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euphemism

n. a pleasant or inoffensive expression used in place of
an unpleasant or offensive one

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evanescent

b. adj. fleeting; vanishing; happening for only the briefest period

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exacerbate

v. to make worse

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exacting

adj. extremely demanding; difficult; requiring great skill or care

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exalt

v. to raise high; to glorify

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exasperate

v. to annoying thoroughly; to make very angry; to try the patience of

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exemplify

v to illustrate by example; to serve as a good example

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exhaustive

adj. thorough; rigorous; complete; painstaking

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exhort

v. to urge strongly; to give a serious warning to

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