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echelon
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n. level or rank in an organization, profession, or society; formation of troops, ships
We have to get better to get to that top echelon, which is what our goal is.
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eclipse
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v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
The new stock market high would eclipse the previous record set in 1995.
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eerie
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a. suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
In that eerie setting, it was easy to believe in ghosts and other supernatural beings.
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egregious
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a. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
She was an egregious liar; we all knew better than to believe a word she said.
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eject
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v. put out or expel from a place; discharge
This beveled design also helps automatically eject wood cuttings from the teeth while working.
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eloquent
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a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
My cousins, full of exhilaration, were so eloquent in narrative and comment that their fluency covered him.
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elusive
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a. difficult to describe; difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
Trying to pin down exactly when the contractors would be finished remodeling the house, Nancy was frustrated by their elusive replies.
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embezzlement
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n. stealing; fraudulent appropriation of property
It was later found guilty on a charge of embezzlement from the Pentagon.
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embodiment
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n. act of embodying; state of being embodied
The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but history.
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emerge
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v. come into prominence; spring up; appear
New cases continue to emerge on an almost daily basis.
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eminence
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n. fame; high-status importance owing to marked superiority; the rise of ground; hill
The two great commanders sat together on an eminence and conducted the field operations by orders delivered through aides-de-camp.
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emissary
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n. the agent sent on a mission to represent or advance the interests of another
A native of Brazil, Bella considers herself a kind of emissary from the Brazilian community.
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empathy
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n. understanding and entering into another's feelings
Empathy is a code word for favoring criminal defendants, plaintiffs, labor, and other groups that happen to match up with the liberal policy agenda.
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endorsement
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n. act of endorsing; support; formal and explicit approval; a signature that validates something
The athlete was highly paid to do an endorsement of the product.
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engaging
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a. charming; tending to draw attention or affections
Everyone liked Nancy's pleasant manners and engaging personality.
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enhancement
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n. act of increasing, or state of being increased; augmentation; aggravation
This is the first time we've been able to document this kind of enhancement associated with exercise.
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enigma
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n. puzzle; difficult problem
'What do women want?' asked Dr. Sigmund Freud; their behavior was an enigma to him.
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enlightenment
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n. education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
If all we needed was more knowledge, then the search for enlightenment might be the answer.
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enlist
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v. enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
It seems strange that all around me do not burn to enlist but join in the same enterprise.
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ensemble
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n. union of parts in a whole; a coordinated outfit or costume; a coordinated set of furniture
It's hard to tell what color the Second Lady's ensemble is due to the lighting, but we're calling it a deep purple.
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