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earthy
ebb
ebullient
eccentricity
ecclesiastic
eclectic
ecologist
edentate
edible
edict
edify
educated
efface
effective
effectiveness
effectual
effervescence
efficacy
efficiency
efficient
effigy
effluvia
effort
effrontery
effusive
eggshell
egoism
egress
ejaculation
elaboration
elate
elated
elbow
electron
elegy
element
elicit
eliminate
elixir
ellipsis
elliptical
eloquence
eloquent
elucidate
elude
emaciated
emanate
emancipate
emancipation
embargo
embarrass
embed
embellish
embody
embrace
embroider
embroidery
embroiled
embryonic
emend
emendation
eminence
eminent
emit
emollient
emotion
empirical
emulate
enamored
encase
encipher
encircle
enclave
enclose
encomium
encompass
encounter
encroach
encroachment
encumber
endangered
endearment
endeavor
endemic
endlessly
endow
endowment
enduring
energize
enervate
enfranchise
engender
engrave
engross
engulf
enigmatic
enjoin
enlightenment
enmity
ennui
enormity
enrage
enrapture
ensconce
entail
enterprising
enthrall
enthusiasm
enthusiastically
entitle
entitled
entitlement
entomology
entreat
entrenched
enumerate
enunciate
envelop
eon
ephemeral
epicure
epidermis
epigram
epilogue
episodic
epistolary
epitaph
epithet
epitome
epoch
eponymous
equable
equanimity
equestrian
equine
equinox
equitable
equivalent
equivocal
equivocate
erode
erratically
erroneous
ersatz
erudite
erupt
escapade
escapism
escapist
eschew
esoteric
espouse
espy
estate
estimate
eternal
ethereal
ethically
ethos
etymology
euphonious
euphoria
euthanasia
evaluate
evanescent
evenhanded
evince
evocative
ewe
exacerbate
exacting
exalt
exasperate
excavate
exceed
exception
exceptionable
exceptional
exceptionally
excerpt
excess
excessive
excise
exclaim
exclude
excoriate
exculpate
excuse
execrable
exegesis
exemplify
exertion
exhaust
exhaustive
exhibition
exhilarating
exhort
exhume
exigency
exodus
exorbitant
exorcise
exotic
expanding
expansion
expansive
expatriate
expedient
expedition
expenditure
expiate
expire
expletive
explicate
explode
explore
exponent
exposition
expository
expound
expropriate
expunge
expurgate
extant
extended
extenuate
exterminate
external
extirpate
extol
extract
extraneous
extraordinary
extrapolation
extremity
extricate
extrinsic
extrovert
extrude
exuberance
exuberant
exude
exult


earthy: Read  unrefined; crude or indecent; of this world; worldly

ebb: Read  fall away or back; decline or recede; fall back from the flood stage

ebullient: Read  showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm

eccentricity: Read  oddity; departure from that which is stated, regular, or usual; deviation from center

ecclesiastic: Read  minister or priest; cleric; one holding an office in the Christian ministry

eclectic: Read  composed of elements from a variety of sources

ecologist: Read  biologist who studies relation between organisms and their environment

edentate: Read  having few teeth; lacking teeth

edible: Read  eatable; substance that can be used as food

edict: Read  decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command

edify: Read  instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement

educated: Read  informed; learned; having an education, especially one above the average

efface: Read  rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing

effective: Read  efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response

effectiveness: Read  efficiency; quality of being effective

effectual: Read  able to produce a desired effect; valid

effervescence: Read  inner excitement or exuberance; process of bubbling as gas escapes

efficacy: Read  power to produce desired effect

efficiency: Read  effectiveness; quality or property of being efficient; ratio of useful output to the total input in any system

efficient: Read  effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input

effigy: Read  crude figure or dummy representing a hated person or group; likeness or image, especially of a person

effluvia: Read  waste; foul-smelling outflow or vapor

effort: Read  exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object

effrontery: Read  shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity

effusive: Read  pouring forth; uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

eggshell: Read  thin, brittle, exterior covering of the egg of a bird or reptile; pale yellow to yellowish white

egoism: Read  excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others

egress: Read  act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out

ejaculation: Read  act of throwing or shooting out; darting or casting forth; uttering of exclamations, or of brief exclamatory phrases

elaboration: Read  production by gradual process; act of working out with great care in detail

elate: Read  lifted up; raised; elevated; fill with optimism

elated: Read  overjoyed; extremely happy and excited

elbow: Read  hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm

electron: Read  elementary particle with negative charge

elegy: Read  poem or song expressing lamentation; mournful poem

element: Read  fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity; basic assumptions or principles of a subject

elicit: Read  draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer

eliminate: Read  eradicate; abolish; rule out

elixir: Read  substance believed to cure all ills

ellipsis: Read  omission of words from text; mark or series of marks used in writing to indicate omission

elliptical: Read  rounded like an egg; in a shape reminding of an ellipse; oval

eloquence: Read  powerful and effective language; persuasive speech

eloquent: Read  vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive

elucidate: Read  make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify

elude: Read  avoid cleverly; escape perception of

emaciated: Read  very thin especially from disease or hunger

emanate: Read  come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of intangible thing, as light

emancipate: Read  free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate

emancipation: Read  freeing someone from the control of another

embargo: Read  ban on commerce or other activity

embarrass: Read  humiliate; shame; cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert

embed: Read  enclose; place in something; fix firmly in surrounding mass

embellish: Read  adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate

embody: Read  give a bodily form to; represent in bodily or material form; incorporate

embrace: Read  hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; hold close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection

embroider: Read  decorate with needlework; add details to

embroidery: Read  elaboration by the use of decorative detail; ornamentation of fabric with needlework

embroiled: Read  throw into confusion; deeply involved especially in something complicated

embryonic: Read  in early stage of development; of an organism prior to birth; related to embryo

emend: Read  correct; improve by critical editing; free from fault; alter for the better

emendation: Read  correction of errors; removal of errors; alteration intended to improve

eminence: Read  fame; high status importance owing to marked superiority; rise of ground; hill

eminent: Read  standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth

emit: Read  give off; send out; give out as sound

emollient: Read  having softening or soothing effect, especially to skin

emotion: Read  feeling; mood; state of mental agitation or disturbance

empirical: Read  derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

emulate: Read  be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel

enamored: Read  totally in love; marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

encase: Read  embed; enclose in or as if in a case

encipher: Read  encode; convert plain message into code

encircle: Read  form a circle about; enclose within a circle or ring; surround

enclave: Read  country or part of a country lying wholly within boundaries of another

enclose: Read  include; surround on all sides; close in

encomium: Read  high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute

encompass: Read  surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop

encounter: Read  face; confront; meet, especially unexpectedly; come upon

encroach: Read  intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits

encroachment: Read  gradual intrusion; entry into a place that was previously uncommon; advance beyond former borders

encumber: Read  burden; put a heavy load on; load with debts, or other legal claims

endangered: Read  in danger, at risk; small in numbers, with significant possibility of extinction, of species

endearment: Read  tender affection; love; act of showing affection

endeavor: Read  earnest activity intended to do or accomplish something; exertion powers to attain an object

endemic: Read  prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country

endlessly: Read  in an endless manner

endow: Read  grant; award; give qualities or abilities to

endowment: Read  gift; donation; funds or property donated to an individual or group

enduring: Read  lasting; surviving; long-suffering; patient

energize: Read  give energy to; make forceful and active; supply with an electric current

enervate: Read  weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve

enfranchise: Read  admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote

engender: Read  cause; bring into existence; give rise to

engrave: Read  carve or cut into a block or surface, as used for printing; impress deeply as if by carving

engross: Read  occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger

engulf: Read  absorb or swallow up as in a gulf; flow over or cover completely

enigmatic: Read  obscure; puzzling; not easily explained or accounted for

enjoin: Read  direct or impose with urgent appeal; order with emphasis

enlightenment: Read  education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge

enmity: Read  ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile

ennui: Read  feeling of being bored by something tedious

enormity: Read  hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness

enrage: Read  infuriate; put into a rage; provoke to fury or madness; make furious

enrapture: Read  please intensely; fill with great delight or joy

ensconce: Read  settle oneself securely or comfortably; place or conceal in secure place

entail: Read  imply or require; cause to ensue or accrue; cut or carve in ornamental way

enterprising: Read  full of initiative; marked by aggressive ambition and energy and initiative

enthrall: Read  capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection

enthusiasm: Read  great excitement for or interest in a subject or cause; feeling of excitement

enthusiastically: Read  eagerly; wholeheartedly; in a lavish or enthusiastic manner

entitle: Read  give right to; authorize; furnish with a right or claim to something; designate; give title to

entitled: Read  eligible; qualified; qualified for by right according to law

entitlement: Read  right to claim something; right to benefits

entomology: Read  study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects

entreat: Read  plead; make earnest request of; ask for earnestly

entrenched: Read  established firmly and securely; rooted

enumerate: Read  list each one; mention one by one

enunciate: Read  speak distinctly; state or set forth precisely or systematically; pronounce; articulate

envelop: Read  enclose or encase completely with or as if with a covering

eon: Read  indefinitely long period of time; age

ephemeral: Read  short-lived; enduring a very short time

epicure: Read  a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine

epidermis: Read  outer, protective layer of skin of vertebrates

epigram: Read  witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation

epilogue: Read  short speech at conclusion of dramatic work

episodic: Read  loosely connected; divided into incidents; occurring or appearing at usually irregular intervals

epistolary: Read  consisting of letters; written in form of or carried on by letters

epitaph: Read  inscription on tombstone in memory

epithet: Read  word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing

epitome: Read  representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article

epoch: Read  particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable

eponymous: Read  giving one's name to a tribe, people, city, year, or period; regarded as founder or originator

equable: Read  tranquil; not varying; uniform; not easily disturbed

equanimity: Read  calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.

equestrian: Read  one who rides a horse or performs on horseback

equine: Read  be similar or bear likeness to horse; relating to horse

equinox: Read  period of equal days and nights; beginning of Spring and Autumn

equitable: Read  marked by or having equity; just and impartial

equivalent: Read  interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning

equivocal: Read  open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead

equivocate: Read  lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth

erode: Read  eat away; wear away by abrasion; become worn

erratically: Read  irregularly; off and on

erroneous: Read  containing or derived from error; mistaken

ersatz: Read  being an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation

erudite: Read  learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books

erupt: Read  explode; burst out; become violently active

escapade: Read  wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act

escapism: Read  tendency to escape from daily reality by indulging in daydreaming, fantasy, or entertainment

escapist: Read  escaping into a world of fantasy from real life; intended for or tending toward escape

eschew: Read  avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from

esoteric: Read  hard to understand; known only in a particular group

espouse: Read  take in marriage; marry; give one's loyalty or support to; adopt

espy: Read  catch sight of; glimpse; discover at a distance

estate: Read  extensive landed property; everything you own; all of your assets

estimate: Read  judge to be probable; form an opinion about; evaluate

eternal: Read  forever; being without beginning or end; existing outside of time; infinite

ethereal: Read  light as air; heavenly; unusually refined

ethically: Read  in an ethical manner; according to the doctrines of morality

ethos: Read  disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement

etymology: Read  study of historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words

euphonious: Read  pPleasing or agreeable to ear; having a pleasant sound

euphoria: Read  feeling of great happiness and well-being, sometimes exaggerated

euthanasia: Read  practice of ending life of hopelessly ill individuals; assisted suicide

evaluate: Read  judge; examine and judge carefully; appraise

evanescent: Read  fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor

evenhanded: Read  impartial; fair; rightly balanced; equitable

evince: Read  show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer

evocative: Read  tending to call up emotions, memories

ewe: Read  female sheep, especially when full grown

exacerbate: Read  increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate

exacting: Read  making severe demands; rigorous; requiring great care, effort, or attention

exalt: Read  raise in rank or dignity; praise

exasperate: Read  make worse; irritate; make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly

excavate: Read  unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out

exceed: Read  go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree

exception: Read  instance that does not conform to a rule

exceptionable: Read  open or liable to objection or debate; liable to cause disapproval

exceptional: Read  extraordinary; unusual; well above average

exceptionally: Read  extremely; in an exceptional or unusual manner

excerpt: Read  passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition

excess: Read  amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; surplus

excessive: Read  extreme; inordinate; too much

excise: Read  cut away; cut out; remove by or as if by cutting

exclaim: Read  cry out suddenly, as from surprise or emotion

exclude: Read  leave out of; keep out of; reject

excoriate: Read  scold with biting harshness; strip skin off; abrade

exculpate: Read  pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

excuse: Read  free from blame; clear from guilt; release from a charge; forgive entirely

execrable: Read  very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful

exegesis: Read  explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text

exemplify: Read  serve as an example of; embody

exertion: Read  effort; expenditure of much physical work

exhaust: Read  gases ejected from an engine as waste products ; use up the whole supply of

exhaustive: Read  treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive

exhibition: Read  exposition; presentation; large-scale public showing

exhilarating: Read  invigorating and refreshing; cheering; making lively and joyful

exhort: Read  urge on or encourage, especially by shouts; make urgent appeal

exhume: Read  dig out of ground; remove from grave

exigency: Read  urgent situation; state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action

exodus: Read  departure of a large number of people

exorbitant: Read  greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits

exorcise: Read  drive out evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer

exotic: Read  from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual

expanding: Read  increasing; something expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging

expansion: Read  growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded

expansive: Read  outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size

expatriate: Read  someone who has withdrawn from his native land

expedient: Read  suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest

expedition: Read  journey organized for a particular purpose

expenditure: Read  payment or expense; output

expiate: Read  make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt

expire: Read  come to an end; terminate; lose validity; breathe one's last breath; die

expletive: Read  interjection; word or phrase having no independent meaning; expression usually of surprise or anger

explicate: Read  explain;make clear the meaning of; unfold meaning or sense of

explode: Read  erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure

explore: Read  investigate systematically; examine; search

exponent: Read  one that expounds or interprets; one that speaks for, represents, or advocates

exposition: Read  exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue

expository: Read  explanatory; serving to explain

expound: Read  explain or describe in detail

expropriate: Read  take possession of; transfer another's property to oneself

expunge: Read  cancel; remove; erase or strike out

expurgate: Read  clean; remove offensive parts of book

extant: Read  still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct

extended: Read  great in range or scope

extenuate: Read  weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses

exterminate: Read  eliminate; eradicate; kill on a large scale; kill man

external: Read  exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside

extirpate: Read  root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly

extol: Read  praise highly; glorify; celebrate

extract: Read  draw or pull out, usually with some force or effort; remove; get despite difficulties or obstacles

extraneous: Read  not essential; coming from outside

extraordinary: Read  exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual

extrapolation: Read  inference about future or hypothetical situation based on known facts

extremity: Read  end; utmost point; outermost or farthest point or portion

extricate: Read  free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved

extrinsic: Read  external; not essential; extraneous

extrovert: Read  person interested mostly in external objects and actions

extrude: Read  force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office

exuberance: Read  overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness

exuberant: Read  high spirited; joyously unrestrained; abundant; luxurious

exude: Read  discharge; release liquid in drops or small quantities

exult: Read  rejoice; feel extreme happiness