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duration
n. length of time something lasts
duress
n. forcible restraint, especially unlawfully
dutiful
adj. respectful; obedient
dwarf
v. cause to seem small
dwindle
v. shrink; reduce
dynamic
adj. energetic; vigorously active
earthy
adj. unrefined; coarse
ebb
v. recede; lessen
ebullient
adj. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eccentric
adj. irregular; odd; whimsical; bizarre
eccentricity
n. oddity; idiosyncrasy
ecclesiastic
adj. pertaining to the church
eclectic
adj. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
eclipse
v. darken; extinguish; surpass
ecologist
n. a person connected with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment
economy
n. efficiency or conciseness in using something
ecstasy
n. rapture; joy; any overpowering emotion
edict
n. decree (especially issued by a sovereign); official command
edify
v. instruct; correct morally
eerie
adj. weird
efface
v. rub out
effectual
adj. able to produce a desired effect; valid
effervescence
n. inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation
effete
adj. lacking vigor; worn out; sterile
efficacy
n. power to produce desired effect
effrontery
n. shameless boldness
effusive
adj. pouring forth; gushing
egoism
n. excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others
egotistical
adj. excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited
egregious
adj. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
egress
n. exit
ejaculation
n. exclamation
elaboration
n. addition of details; intricacy
elated
adj. overjoyed; in high spirits
elegy
n. poem or song expressing lamentation
elicit
v. draw out by discussion
elixir
n. cure-all; something invigorating
ellipsis
n. omission of words from a text
elliptical
adj. oval; ambiguous, either purposely or because key words have been left out
eloquence
n. expressiveness; persuasive speech
elucidate
v. explain; enlighten
elusive
adj. evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
emaciated
adj. thin and wasted
emanate
v. issue forth
emancipate
v. set free
embargo
n. ban on commerce or other activity
embark
v. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
embed
v. enclose; place in sth
embellish
v. adorn; ornament
embezzlement
n. stealing
embody
v. personify; make concrete; incorporate
embrace
v. hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include
embroider
v. decorate with needlework; ornament with fancy or fictitious details
embroil
v. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle
embryonic
adj. undeveloped; rudimentary
emend
v. correct; correct by a critic
emendation
n. correction of errors; improvement
eminent
adj. high; lofty
emissary
n. agent; messenger
empathy
n. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.
empirical
adj. based on experience
emulate
v. imitate; rival
enamored
adj. in love
encipher
v. encode; convert a message into code
enclave
n. territory enclosed within an alien land
encomium
n. high praise; eulogy
encompass
v. surround
encroachment
n. gradual intrusion