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2014-06-26 19:14:07
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  1. eulogy: instead of delivering a spoken eulogy at Benny's memorial service, he sang a song he had written in her honor
    expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death
  2. euphemism: the expression "he passed away" is a euphemism for "he died."
    mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
  3. evanescent: his satisfaction in his new job was evanescent, for he immediately began to notice its many drawbacks
    fleeting; vanishing
  4. exacerbate: the latest bombing exacerbated England's already existing bitterness against the IRA
    worsen; embitter
  5. exalt: the actor was exalted to the rank of knighthood by the queen
    raise in rank or dignity; praise
  6. execute
    put into effect; carry out
  7. exhaustive: we have made an exhaustive study of all published SAT tests and are happy to share our research with you
    thorough; comprehensive
  8. exhilarating: though some of the hikers found tramping through the snow tiring, he found the walk on the cold, crisp day exhilarating
    invigorating and refreshing; cheering
  9. exonerate: the defense team feverishly sought fresh evidence that might exonerate their client
    acquit; exculpate
  10. expedient: a pragmatic politician he was guided by what was expedient rather than by what was ethical
    suitable; practical; poilitic
  11. expedite: because we are on a tight schedule, we hope you will be able to expedite the delivery of our order
  12. explicit: don't just hint around that you're dissatisfied: be explicit about what's bugging you
    totally clear; definite; outspoken
  13. exploit: Cesar fought attempts to exploit migrant farm workers in CA
    make use of, sometimes unjustly
  14. extol: the president extolled the astronauts, calling them the pioneers of the space age
    praise; glorify
  15. extraneous: no wonder Ted can't think straight! His mind is so cluttered up with extraneous trivia he can't concentrate on the essentials
    not essential; superfluous
  16. extricate: icebreakers were needed to extricate the trapped whaled from the icy floes that closed them in
    free; disentangle
  17. exuberance: I was bowled over by the exuberance of her welcome
    overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm
  18. facilitate: rest and proper nourishment should facilitate the patient's recovery
    help bring about; make less difficult