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Flashcards in Words 8/23/12 Deck (100)
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elliptical

oval; obscure

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elocution

the art of public speaking

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eloquent

expressive in speech or writing

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elucidate

to make clear

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elusive

evasive

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emaciate

to make extremely thin

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emanate

to emit

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emancipate

to liberate

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emasculate

to weaken, to deprive of strength

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embargo

an order to suspend foreign trade

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embezzle

to appropriate illegally

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embody

to personify

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embroil

to involve in argument

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embryonic

in the early stage of development

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emend

to edit

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emissary

a representative agent

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emphatic

forcibly expressive

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empirical

relying on observation or experience

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empower

to permit, enable

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en masse

as a group

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enclave

a small group surrounded by a larger group

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encomium

glowing and warm praise

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encroach

to trespass

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encumbrance

a hindrance

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endear

to cause to be liked

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endeavor

to strive, to reach

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endemic

native

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endow

to grant, to give

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enervate

to gradually drain of strength

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enfranchise

to set free, to liberate

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engaging

pleasing, attractive

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engross

to occupy the attention of

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enmity

deep-seated hatred

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enormity

immensity

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ensign

a banner or flag; naval officer

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ensue

to occur just after another event

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entail

to involve or make necessary

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enthrall

to captivate

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entity

something with independent existence

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entourage

one's associates, attendants

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entrepreneur

independent businessman

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enumerate

to list

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envision

to imagine

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eon

a long period of time

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epaulet

ornamental strip across the shoulder

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ephemeral

short-lived

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epigram

a brief and witty saying

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epigraph

quote at the beginning of a piece of literature

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epilepsy

condition caused by electrical impulses

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epilogue

a concluding section in a piece of literature

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epistemology

study of what can be known

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epitaph

writing on a tombstone

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epoch

an era

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equable

even

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equanimity

composure

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equitable

fair

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equivocal

ambiguous, confusing

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equivocate

to avoid giving a direct answer

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erroneous

false

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erstwhile

formerly

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escapade

an unconventional, adventurous act

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eschew

to avoid or shun

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esplanade

an open stretch of land near water

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espouse

to adopt, to support

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espy

to discover, glimpse

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et al

and others

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etching

an engraving

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ethereal

delicate, very light

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ethnocentricity

a belief that one's own group is superior

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eulogy

great praise for someone who has died

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euthanasia

an easy death

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euthanize

to put to death

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evanescent

happening for a brief period

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eventuate

to result ultimately

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evince

to demonstrate clearly

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exacerbate

to make worse

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exacting

demanding, difficult

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exalt

to glorify

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exasperate

to thoroughly annoy

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excise

to cut out

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excoriate

to denounce strongly

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excruciating

very intense

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execrable

detestable, wretched

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exemplar

an example

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exemplify

to serve as an example

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exempt

excused

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exert

to expend effort

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exhaustive

thorough, complete

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exhilarate

to make cheerful, to enliven

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exhort

to urge strongly

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expedite

to speed up

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expiate

to atone or make amends

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explicate

to explain in detail

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exposition

a public exhibition

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expostulate

to argue earnestly with someone

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expurgate

to purify

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exquisite

especially beautiful

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extant

still existing

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extempore

spoken with little or no advanced preparation

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extirpate

to exterminate