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encumber
v. burden
endearment
n. fond statement
endemic
adj. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
endorse
v. approve; support
enduring
adj. lasting; surviving
energize
v. invigorate; make forceful and active
enervate
v. weaken
enfranchise
v. admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote)
engage
v. attract; hire; pledge oneself; confront
engaging
adj. charming; attractive
engender
v. cause; produce
engross
v. occupy fully
enhance
v. increase; improve
enigma
n. puzzle; mystery
enigmatic
adj. obscure; puzzling
enmity
n. ill will; hatred
ennui
n. boredom
enormity
n. hugeness (in a bad sense)
enrapture
v. please intensely
ensconce
v. settle comfortably
ensemble
n. group of (supporting) players; organic unity; costume
entail
v. require; necessitate; involve
enterprising
adj. full of initiative
enthrall
v. capture; enslave
entice
v. lure; attract; tempt
entitlement
n. right to claim something; right to benefits
entity
n. real being
entomology
n. study of insects
entourage
n. group of attendants; retinue
entrance
v. put under a spell; carry away with emotion
entreat
v. plead; ask earnestly
entrepreneur
n. businessman; contractor
enumerate
v. list; mention one by one
enunciate
v. speak distinctly
eon
n. long period of time; an age
ephemeral
adj. short-lived; fleeting
epic
n. long heroic poem, or similar work of art
epicure
n. connoisseur of food and drink
epigram
n. witty thought or saying, usually short
epilogue
n. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
episodic
adj. loosely connected; divided into incidents
epistolary
adj. consisting of letters
epitaph
n. inscription in memory of a dead person
epithet
n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
epitome
n. perfect example or embodiment
epoch
n. period of time
equable
adj. tranquil; steady; uniform
equanimity
n. calmness of temperament; composure
equestrian
n. rider on horseback
equilibrium
n. balance
equine
adj. resembling a horse
equinox
n. period of equal days and nights; the beginning of Spring and Autumn
equitable
adj. fair; impartial
equity
n. fairness; justice
equivocal
adj. ambiguous; intentionally misleading
equivocate
v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
erode
v. eat away
erotic
adj. arousing sexual desire; pertaining to sexual love
erratic
adj. odd; unpredictable
erroneous
adj. mistaken; wrong
erudite
adj. learned; scholarly
escapade
n. prank; flighty conduct
escapism
n. avoiding reality by diverting oneself with amusements
eschew
v. avoid
esoteric
adj. hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
espionage
n. spying
espouse
v. adopt; support
esteem
v. respect; value
estranged
adj. separated; alienated
ethereal
adj. light; heavenly; unusually refined
ethnic
adj. relating to races
ethos
n. underlying character of a culture, group, etc.
etymology
n. study of word parts