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  1. ebullient: her ebullient nature could not be repressed; she was always bubbling over with excitement
    showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
  2. eclectic: adj
    composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
  3. edify: although his purpose was to edify and not to entertain his audience, many of his listeners were amused rather than enlightened
    instruct; correct morally
  4. efface: the coin had been handled so many timed that its date had been effaced
    rub out
  5. effervescence: nothing depressed her for so long; her natural effervescence soon reasserted itself
    inner excitement or exuberance
  6. egotistical: adj
    excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited
  7. elated: grinning from ear to ear, she was clearly elated by her prize
    overjoyed; in high spirits
  8. elegy: on the death of the man, she composed the elegy
    poem or song expressing lamentation
  9. elicit: the detectives tried to elicit where he had hidden his loot
    draw out by discussion
  10. eloquence: the crowds were stirred by his eloquence
    expressiveness; persuasive speech
  11. elucidate: he was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article
    explain; enlighten
  12. elusive: trying to pin down exactly when the contractors would be finished remodeling the house, she was frustrated by their elusive replies
    evasive; baffling; hard to grasp
  13. emaciated: many severe illnesses leave their victims so emaciated that they must gain back their lost weight before they can fully recover
    thin and wasted
  14. embellish: the costume designer embellished the leading lady's ball gown with yards of ribbon and lace
    adorn; ornament
  15. emend: the critic emended the book by selecting the passages which he thought most appropriate to the text
    correct; correct by a critic
  16. emulate: in a brief essay, describe a person you admire. someone whose virtues you would like to emulate
    imitate; rival
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2014-06-26 22:50:50
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