Honors English 11 Vocab List 8

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 8
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  1. EMPIRICAL
    (adj) Based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
  2. EMULATE
    (verb) To strive to equal, often by imitation
  3. ENIGMA
    (noun) A riddle or puzzle; figuratively, a situation difficult to understand; also, a mysterious or baffling person.
  4. EPICURE
    (noun) One who is extremely fastidious in his tastes or pleasures, especially in matters of food and drink.
  5. EPITAPH
    (noun) A memorial statement designed to be engraved on a tombstone.
  6. EPITHET
    (noun) A short, colorful expression that characterizes someone. (colloquially, an insult)
  7. EPITOME
    (noun) Model, paragon, best example
  8. EQUANIMITY
    (noun) Calmness, composure
  9. EQUIVOCAL
    (adj) Being capable of double or doubtful interpretation; hence, questionable or uncertain
  10. ERUDITE
    (adj) Of profound learning
  11. ESOTERIC
    (adj) Understood by only a select few, either because of complexity or secrecy in content.
  12. ESTRANGE
    (verb) To cause to separate, divide or turn away
  13. EULOGY
    (noun) A speech or statement in praise of another person, usually given after that person has died.
  14. EVINCE
    (verb) To reveal the presence of a quality or feeling; to indicate
  15. EXACERBATE
    (verb) To make worse, especially pain or anger
  16. EXECRATION
    (noun) A curse expressing intense hatred
  17. EXIGENCY
    (noun) State of urgency or a case demanding immediate attention or action.
  18. EXONERATE
    (verb) To free from blame
  19. EXPATIATE
    (verb) To write or speak at great length
  20. EXPATRIATE
    • (noun) A person who chooses to live in a foreign country.
    • (verb) To go into voluntary exile.

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