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eadness                       luxury or happiness

eagre                         a tidal bore or flood tide (up an estuary)

earing                        line for fastening corner of a sail to the gaff or yard

earwig                        a small insect; to bias; to pester with demands; to eavesdrop

earworm                       a song or tune that repeats over and over inside a person's head

easement                      rights held over another's land

eau-de-nil                    pale green colour

ebberman                      one who fishes under bridges

ebeneous                      like or resembling ebony

éboulement                    falling in of wall of a fort; landslide

ebriection                    mental breakdown from too much drinking

ébrillade                     jerking of horse's rein when it does not turn

ebrious                       tending towards excessive drinking

ebullioscope                  instrument for measuring boiling point of liquids

ebullition                    boiling over; agitation; outbreak; ; a sudden violent outburst or display

eburnean                      of or like ivory; ivory-coloured

ecardinate                    without hinges

ecarlate                      fine woollen cloth, usually dyed scarlet

ecaudate                      tailless

ecbatic                       grammatical construction indicating result without intention

ecbole                        digression

ecbolic                       assisting childbirth; aiding abortion

eccaleobion                   incubator

eccedentesiast                a person who fakes a smile, such as on television

eccentricate                  to go out of one's proper sphere

ecchymosis                    black-and-blue spot

ecclesiarchy                  government by clerics or ecclesiastical authorities

ecclesiastry                  affairs of the church

ecclesioclastic               disruptive or destructive to the church

ecclesiolatry                 excessive devotion to church tradition and form

ecclesiology                  study of church affairs

ecclesiophobia                the fear of churches

eccoprotic                    laxative; mildly cathartic; purgative

eccrinology                   study of excretion

ecdemic                       not endemic; of foreign origin

ecdemomania                   abnormal compulsion for wandering

ecdysiast                     one who performs a striptease; a stripper

ecdysiophile                  a person who likes to visit strip joints or watch people strip

ecdysis                       the shedding of an outer layer of skin, as by insects, crustaceans, or snakes; molting

ecesis                        the establishment of a plant or animal in a new habitat

echard                        water in the soil not available to plants

echidna                       Australian toothless spined monotreme resembling a hedgehog

echinate                      like a hedgehog; prickly

echinoproctous                having a spiny or prickly rump (like a pocupine)

echinuliform                  resembling small spines

echoism                       the formation of imitative words

echolalia                     the often pathological repetition of what is said by other people as if echoing them

echopraxia                    echo-like repetition of another's actions eg. yawning

echt                          genuine, authentic, typical  as performances these are echt masterpieces

eclaircise                    to clear up

éclaircissement               clarification; enlightenment

éclat                         publicity; dazzling effect; brilliance; applause

eclat                         to make notorious

eclegme                       ancient syrupy medicine that is licked off a spoon

eclipsareon                   astronomical toy used to show phenomena of solar and lunar eclipses

eclipsis                      an omission or suppression of words or sounds

ecliptic                              imaginary circle which the sun follows from earth perspective

eclogue                       a poem in which shepherds are introduced conversing; pastoral or rustic poem

eclosion                      emergence, as from a larva or egg, or of an era or movement

ecmnesia                      loss of memory of the events of a specific period

ecocide                       destruction of the environment

economacy                     position of controller of ecclesiastical affairs

ecophene                      range of phenotypes produced by a genotype in a given environment

ecophobia                     the fear of home

écorché                       a human figure portrayed stripped of the skin

ecphasis                      explicit declaration or interpretation

ecphonesis                    an emotional exclamation; e.g., O God!

ecphorize                     to evoke or revive an emotion, a memory, or the like by means of a stimulus

ecphory                       the evocation of an engram from a latent to a manifest state

ecphrasis                     plain interpretation of a thing

ecthlipsis                    omitting one or more sounds in pronouncing a word

ectobatic                     carrying or leading towards the outside

ectogenesis                   variation in response to outside conditions

ectomorphic                   being slender and thin

ectopia                       displacement of internal organs in the body

ectype                        reproduction or copy

ectypography                  etching in relief

écuelle                       two-handled soup or porridge bowl

ecydisis                      shedding or moulting of the skin

edacious                      voracious; devouring, often said of time

edacious                      voracious; gluttonous; pertaining to eating

edacity                       1) ravenousness  2) voraciousness  3) esurience  4) greediness

edapha                        organisms living in soil

edaphic                       of, like or pertaining to the soil

edaphology                    study of soils

edentate                      toothless; without teeth; pertaining to aardvarks and sloths

edentulous                    toothless, edentate, agomphious

edulcorate                    to sweeten; to rid of soluble particles by washing

eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious good, perhaps very good

eesome                        attractive or gratifying to the eye

effable                       utterable; that that can be uttered or spoken

efferent                      carrying outward or away

effete                        weak or worn-out; degenerate

effigiate                     to form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt

effigurate                    having a definite shape

effleurage                    stroking movement in massage

effluvium                     invisible emanation; offensive exhalation or smell

effluxion                     1) the process of flowing out  2) effluence; emanation

effodient                     burrowing

effrenate                     unbridled, ungovernable

effrenation                   unruliness

effulge                       to shine out; to beam

effulgence                    radiant splendor; brilliance

effusiometer                  instrument for comparing molecular weights of gases

effutiation                   twaddle, balderdash

eft                           1. again; afterwards

eft                           2. a newt

efter                         a thief who robs theater patrons during a show

eftsoons                      soon after

egad                          mild oath

egency                        need

egestion                      the removal of materials from the body

eglomerate                    to unwind, as thread from a ball

egoism                        doctrine that the pursuit of self-interest is the highest good

egotheism                     identification of oneself with God

egredouce                     sweet and sour sauce

egyptology                    study of ancient egypt

eidetic                       marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall

eidograph                     instrument for copying drawings

eidolism                      the belief in ghosts and spirits

eidolon                       an unsubstantial image; phantom; confusing reflected image deal

eigne                         first born

eikonology                    metaphor

einfuhlung                    an understanding so intimate that the feelings, thoughts, and motives of one person are readily comprehended by another

eirenarch                     officer in charge of keeping the public peace; justice of the peace

eirenicon                     peace-making message, proposition for peace

eirenics                      theological doctrine of religious unification

eirenism                      peaceful state of mind

eisegesis                     the interpretation of a text (as of the bible) by reading into it one's own ideas

eisel                         sour wine resembling vinegar

eisoptrophobia                the fear of mirrors

eisteddfod                    an annual Welsh competitive arts festival [early Aug]

eiswein                       a sweet German wine made from grapes that have frozen on the vine

ejectamenta                   material ejected from a volcano

ejulation                     a wailing, lamentation

eke                           in addition; also; likewise

ekistic                       relating to ekistics or human settlements

ekistician                    one who studies or is versed in ekistics

ekistics                      the study of human settlements and the way they develop and adapt themselves to changing circumstances

ekka                          small one-horse carriage

ekphrasis                     description of a work of art as rhetorical exercise

ekpyrotic                     referring to the destruction and recreation of the world in fire

élan                          impetuosity; dash or style; brilliancy or vivacity

elance                        to throw as a lance

elaphine                      of, like or belonging to a red deer; of, of, like or pertaining to red deer

elapid                        of, like or pertaining to cobras

elative                       indicating movement out of or away from

elatrometer                   instrument for measuring gaseous pressure

elaqueate                     to free from a noose or other entanglements

elchee                        ambassador

eldritch                      horrifying; arcane; strange; weird; eerie

electrocardiograph            instrument for recording unusual electrical fluctuations of the heart

electrochemistry              study of relations between electricity and chemicals

electrodynamometer            instrument for measuring electrical current

electroencephalograph         instrument for measuring the brain's electrical impulses

electrogenesis                production of electricity

electrograph                  instrument for recording electrical potential

electrology                   study of electricity

electrometer                  instrument for measuring electrical potential

electromyograph               instrument for diagnosing neuromuscular disorders

electrophile                  substance having an affinity for electrons or negative charge

electrophobia                 the fear of electricity

electroretinograph            instrument for measuring electrical activity in the retina

electroscope                  instrument for detecting electrical charges in the body

electrostatics                study of static electricity

electuary                     medicine mixed with honey or syrup

eleemosynary                  of, like or pertaining to charity or giving alms; dependent on charity

elenchus                      refutation; esp. one in syllogistic form; sophism

elenctic                      of, like or pertaining to argument; cross-examination or refuting

elephant                      large unit of paper measurement equal to 28 by 23 inches

elephantine                   of, like or pertaining to elephants

Eleusinian                    of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone

eleutherian                   freedom-giving

eleutheromania                manic desire for freedom

eleutherophillist             someone who advocates free love

eleutherophobia               the fear of freedom

elflock                       lock of tangled hair

elide                         1. omit; ignore; suppress or abridge

elide                         2. to suppress or alter by elision; to strike out (a word or passage)

ell                           old unit of length equal to 45 inches

ellipsograph                  instrument for describing ellipses

elocation                     removal from someone's control; alienation

éloge                         funeral oration; panegyric

elogium                       eulogy

eloign                        to convey to a distance; to remove

elozable                      amenable to flattery

elsewhen                      at another time, at other times

elsin                         shoemaker's awl

elucubrate                    to work out or express by studious effort; to burn the midnight oil

elumbated                     made weak in the loins

elurophobia                   the fear of cats

elution                       purification or separation by washing

elutriate                     to separate by washing into finer portions

elydoric                      painted with both oil and watercolour

elysian                       pertaining to Elysium; blissful, delightful

elytriferous                  having or bearing hardened forewings

em                            unit of measuring width of typeface where width of letters equals height

emacity                       an urge to buy things or to spend money

email                         type of dark ink

emarcid                       wilted; limp

embale                        to enclose; to bind in; to make into a bale

embar                         to shut in; to hinder; to put under embargo

embase                        to lower; to debase

embayment                     bay

emberlucock                   to confuse; to bewilder

emblements                    growing crops

embolalia                     the use of... um... virtually meaningless filler words, phrases, or... er... stammerings

embonpoint                    stout; plump or full in figure; corpulent

embouchement                  opening of a passage or tunnel

embower                       to place in a bower; to shelter with trees

embracery                     an attempt to corruptly influence a jury

embrangle                     embroil, confuse, entangle, perplex

embrasure                     recess of a door or window

embrocate                     to moisten and rub with a lotion

embryogenesis                 production of an embryo

embryoniform                  shaped like an embryo

embuggerance                  a natural or artificial hazard that complicates any proposed course of action

emendation                    correction; usually of a text

emergicenter                  urban clinic offering emergency outpatient services

emesis                        the act of vomiting

emetology                     study of vomiting

emetophobia                   the fear of vomiting

émeute                        a popular rising or uproar

emicate                       to sparkle

emiction                      the discharging of urine

eminentissimo                 a person of superlative eminence

eminento                      an eminent person (but often used as a disparaging epithet)

emissile                      able to be emitted or pushed out

emmenagogue                   drug aiding menstrual flow

emmenology                    the study of menstruation

emmet                         1. a holiday-maker or tourist; a summer visitor (Cornish, used in a disparaging way)

emmet                         2. an ant

emmetropia                    correct refraction of light by the eyes; having 20-20 vision

emmew                         to confine or mew up

emollient                     characteristic of that which softens or soothes the skin; softening; making supple

emolument                     payment; profit arising from employment

emonomancy                    fortunetelling using demons

emotivism                     theory that moral statements are inherently biased

empaestic                     of, like or pertaining to the art of embossing

empanoply                     to clothe in full armor

empasm                        deodorant powder

empennage                     the tail assembly of an airplane

empery                        wide dominion; empire

emphractic                    stopping the pores of the skin

emphyteusis                   perpetual but conditional lease of property

empiecement                   an insertion in a garment

empleomania                   an insatiable urge to hold public office

emporeutic                    of, like or pertaining to trade

empressment                   show of affection or eagerness

emprise                       adventurous undertaking

emption                       the act of buying; purchase

emptysis                      spitting up of blood

empyreal                      of, like or pertaining to heaven; sublime; skyward

emulge                        to milk or drain out

emunction                     the act of removing obstructions from or cleaning bodily passages

emunctory                     of or pertaining to the blowing of the nose; a cleansing organ or canal; a term applied to the excretory ducts and organs of the body

enallage                      the substitution of one grammatical form for another; e.g., the editorial we for I

enantiodrome                  a word which has two (nearly) opposite meanings; a Janus word, eg; dust, which means to add or remove dust

enantiodromia                 process when a thing is replaced by its opposite

enantiodromic                 characteristic of something which has become its opposite

enantiomorph                  a form which is related to another as an object is related to its image in a mirror; a mirror image

enantiomorphic                of or relating to, or exhibiting properties of an enantiomorph

enantiopathy                  allopathy; sympathy with one's opposite

enantiosis                    the rhetorical device of stating the opposite of what is meant, usually ironically, eg. Yes, right! meaning no

enatic                        related on the mother's side

enation                       outgrowth; extension

encaenia                      anniversary festival of renewal of an institution

encaustic                     having the colours burned in

enceinte                      pregnant

encephalasthenia              a form of mental distress caused by emotional stress

encephalograph                instrument for recording brain images

encephaloid                   like or resembling a brain

encephalophone                an apparatus that emits a continuous hum whose pitch is changed by interference of brain waves which is used to diagnose abnormal brain functioning

enchiridion                   book carried in the hand for reference, esp. for music or theology

enchorial                     belonging to or used in a country; domestic

encolpion                     reliquary; cross worn on the breast

encomiast                     person who utters encomiums; praiser

encomiastic                   praising; eulogistic; laudatory

encomic                       having closely curled hair

encomium                      glowing and warmly enthusiastic praise; an expression of said praise

encraty                       self-control

encumbrous                    cumbersome, distressing, troublesome

encyclical                    letter sent by the pope to multiple bishops

endarchy                      centralised government

endeictic                     showing, exhibiting or demonstrating

endeixis                      an indication

endemiology                   study of local diseases

endlong                       lengthwise

endochronic                   relating to transformed or modified internal time

endocrinology                 study of glands

endogenous                    having no external cause

endomorphic                   being short but powerful

endomusia                     silent recall of a melody; endomusia often appears as a type of obsessive thought

endophagy                     cannibalism within a tribe; eating away from within

endoscope                     instrument for observing interior of a hollow organ

endosmometer                  instrument for measuring osmosis into a solution

endysis                       growth of new feathers, hair or skin

energumen                     one who is possessed by a demonic entity

energumenist                  one possessed by demons

enervate                      to weaken; to debilitate

enetophobia                   the fear of pins and needles

enfilade                      series arranged as if threaded on a string

engastration                  the action of stuffing one fowl inside another

engastrimyth                  a ventriloquist

engouement                    excessive infatuation

engrailment                   ring of dots around edge of a coin

engram                        lasting effect on memory

engrenage                     series of decisions leading towards unspoken goal

enigmatography                composition of riddles or enigmas

enigmatology                  the investigation or analysis of enigmas; so enigmatologist; the art and science of puzzle construction

enjambment                    continuation of the sense of a verse without pause

enjoin                        to command; to order; to prohibit by injunction

ennead                        any group of nine objects

enneagon                      polygon with nine sides

ennomic                       lawful; legal

enochlophobia                 the fear of crowds

enology                       the science dealing with wine and wine-making

enoptromancy                  fortunetelling using mirrors

enoptrophobia                 the fear of mirrors

enosimania                    pathological belief that one has sinned

enosiophobia                  the fear that one has commited an unpardonable sin

enosis                        union; unification

enounce                       to enunciate; to proclaim

enow                          enough

enracinate                    to put forth roots

enracination                  the act or process of taking root

ensanguine                    to cover with blood

ensiform                      resembling or possessing characteristics of a sword

ensign                        large naval flag

ensilage                      storage of green fodder in silos

ensorcel                      to bewitch

entablature                   wall that rests on top of columns

entasis                       swelling on vertical columns to counteract optical illusion of concavity

entelechy                     a vital force that directs an organism toward self-fulfillment

enteral                       of, pertaining to or within the intestine

entermete                     to meddle

enthalpy                      heat per unit mass

entheastic                    agitated by divine energy; inspired

entheate                      divinely inspired or possessed by a god

entheate                      possessed or inspired by a god

entheomania                   abnormal belief that one is divinely inspired

enthetic                      introduced from outside the body

entify                        to treat as or cause to become a separate entity

entitative                    regarded as a distinct entity without regard to context

entomical                     of, like or pertaining to insects

entomology                    study of insects

entomophagous                 eating insects

entomophilous                 adapted for pollination by insects

entomophobia                  the fear of insects

entoptic                      within the eyeball; visibility of objects in the eye

entozoology                   study of parasites that live inside larger organisms

entrechat                     a ballet leap in which the dancer repeatedly crosses the legs; used figuratively, as in his verbal entrechats

entredentolignumologist       one who collects toothpick boxes

entremets                     edible pastry sculpture served between main courses

entrepôt                      an intermediary center of trade and transshipment, warehouse, port of entry

entresol                      mezzanine

entropion                     inversion of the edge of the eyelid

entryism                      doctrine of joining a group to change its policies

enturbulate                   used as a shibboleth or punch-line by Scientologists to disturb; to harass

entwicklungsroman             a novel dealing with the protagonist's character development from childhood to maturity

enuresis                      uncontrollable urination

enzone                        to engirdle or surround with a zone or belt

enzymology                    study of enzymes

eoan                          of, like or pertaining to dawn

eolation                      geological effects of the wind

éolienne                      fine silk and wool

eolith                        stone naturally formed but thought to be manufactured

eolithic                      of or relating to the early period of the Stone Age marked by the use of crudely chipped flint

eonism                        adoption by a male of female dress and manner; transvestism, esp. by a man

eosophobia                    the fear of dawn

eozoic                        containing early evidence of animals

epact                         a period added to harmonize the lunar with the solar calendar

epaenetic                     eulogistic

epagoge                       induction

epagomenal                    intercalary; inserted between others

epagomenic                    to insert a day or month in a calendar; to insert, interpose, or interpolate; when you notice or celebrate something that's not on the calendar

epanadiplosis                 sentence which begins and ends with same word

epanalepsis                   repetition

epanodos                      recapitulation of chief points in a discourse after digression

epanorthosis                  retraction of statement in order to intensify it

eparchy                       diocese of an eastern church

epassyterotically             one after another

epedaphic                     of, like or pertaining to atmospheric conditions

epeirogenesis                 building continents by moving of earth's crust

epenthesis                    insertion of extra sound into a word

epeolatry                     the worship of words; hence, epeolatrist

epergne                       branched ornamental centrepiece

epexegesis                    addition of words to make the sense more clear; additional explanation

ephebiatrics                  branch of medicine dealing with adolescence

ephebophile                   an adult who is attracted to youths who are postpubescent; hence, ephebophilia

ephectic                      tending to reserve judgement

ephelis                       freckle or mole

ephemeral                     beginning and ending in a day

ephemeris                     table giving location of celestial body at different specific times

ephemerist                    1. one who keeps an ephemeris; a journalist

ephemerist                    2. one who studies the daily motions and positions of the planets

ephemerist                    3. a collector of ephemera [paper items such as posters and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use but have since become collectibles]

ephemeromorph                 life form that cannot be classified as animal or vegetable

ephemeron                     creature that lives for only one day

ephesian                      a jovial companion; a thief; a roysterer

ephestian                     domestic

ephialtes                     a demon supposed to cause nightmares; the nightmare itself

ephidrosis                    profuse perspiration

ephod                         Jewish priestly vestment

ephorize                      to exercise a controlling influence over

epibole                       device of beginning several clauses with same word

epicaricacy                   taking pleasure in another's misfortune; schadenfreude

epicede                       funeral ode

epicedial                     of, like or pertaining to dirges or elegies

epicene                       having one form or characteristics of either sex

epicheirema                   syllogism confirmed by an incidental proposition

epichoric                     belonging or pertaining to a rural area

epiclesis                     calling on the holy spirit to consecrate the eucharist

epicrisis                     critical appreciation for literature

epicritic                     relating to sensory nerve fibers that enable the perception of slight differences in the intensity of stimuli, esp. touch or temperature

epideictic                    rhetorically demonstrative; showing off

epidemiology                  study of diseases; epidemics

epidiascope                   instrument for projecting images of objects

epigamic                      attractive to the other sex

epigeal                       living near or in the ground

epigenesis                    theory of embryonic development

epigeous                      growing or living on or above the ground

epigon                        descendant or successor

epigone                       an inferior imitator of a creative thinker or artist; hence, epigonic

epilate                       to remove hair from

epileptology                  study of epilepsy

epimyth                       moral of a story or work of literature

epincion                      a victory song or anthem

epinician                     in celebration of victory

epinikion                     ode in honour of a victor or winner

epinosic                      unhealthy; unwelcome

epipastic                     dusting powder used in medicine

epiphenomenalism              doctrine that mental processes are epiphenomena of brain activity

epiphenomenon                 1. a secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another

epiphenomenon                 2. an additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease

epiphonema                    exclamation, finishing phrase or reflection

epiphora                      watering of the eyes

epiphyte                      a plant which grows on another plant; usually restricted to those which derive only support (and not nutrition) from the plants on which they grow; air plant

epipolism                     fluorescence

epirot                        one who lives inland and not on the coast

episcope                      instrument for projecting images of opaque objects

episcopicide                  the act of killing a bishop

episcopolatry                 worship of bishops

episemon                      badge or characteristic device; one of three extra Greek numeral-letters

epistatic                     suppressing some factor

epistaxiophobia               the fear of nose bleeds

epistaxis                     nose bleeding

epistemic                     of or pertaining to knowledge or the conditions for acquiring it

epistemology                  the study of the nature and grounds of knowledge, esp. its limits

epistolary                    of, like or pertaining to letters

epistoler                     reader of the epistle in anglican service

epistolography                letter-writing

epistrophe                    repetition of a word or expression at the end of successive phrases for rhetorical or poetic effect e.g., government of the people, by the people, for the people

epitasis                      the part of the play developing the main action and leading to the catastrophe

epithalamion                  song or poem composed for weddings

epithymy                      desire; lust

epithesis                     addition of one or more letters to a word

epithymetic                   of, like or pertaining to desire

epitimesis                    adverse criticism

epitoga                       wide academic gown with bell sleeves

epitonic                      subjected to excessive strain; overstrained

epitrachelion                 stole of an orthodox priest or bishop

epitrope                      ironic permission

epizeuxis                     immediate repetition of a word for emphasis

epizoic                       dwelling upon an animal

epizootic                     an outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same time; also; the disease itself

epomania                      craze for writing epics

eponym                        personal name from which another name is derived

eponymous                     of, relating to, or being the person for whom something is believed to be named

epopee                        epic poem; saga

epopoean                      befitting an epic poet

epopoeist                     one who writes epic poetry

epopt                         one instructed in a secret system; one who is initiated into mysteries

epos                          epic poem

éprouvette                    instrument for testing strength of gunpowder

epulary                       of, like or pertaining to banquets

epulation                     feasting

epulose                       feasting to excess; hence epulosity, a feasting to excess

epulotic                      substance encouraging growth of scar tissue

epuration                     purification or purging

equable                       smooth; without wide variations

equanimity                    evenness of mind esp. under stress; right disposition, balance, calmness

equanimous                    possessing or displaying equanimity; even-tempered

equative                      indicating likeness or identity

equatorium                    computational instrument for planetary astronomy

equifinality                  the property of allowing or having the same effect or result from different events

equilibrist                   tightrope walker

equine                        of, like or pertaining to horses

equinoctial                   relating to the equinox

equinophobia                  the fear of horses

equiparate                    to regard or treat as equal

equiparent                    having a level or mutual relationship

equipluve                     line drawn through locations having same annual rainfall

equipoise                     equilibrium; counterbalancing thing

equipollent                   having equal power or force

equiponderate                 to be equal in weight; to balance

equison                       horse groom; jockey

equitation                    the act or art of riding on horseback

equivoque                     an equivocal word, a pun, wordplay

equivorous                    consuming horseflesh

eradiate                      to shoot out like a ray of light

erastophilia                  the obsession to meddle in and gossip about the sexual lives of others

ere                           before

erean                         made of copper or brass

erelong                       before long; soon

eremic                        of or belonging to deserts

eremikophobia                 the fear of sand or deserts

eremite                       a hermit, esp; a religious recluse

eremite                       hermit; religious recluse

eremology                     the study of deserts

eremophobia                   the fear of being left alone; the fear of stillness

eremophyte                    plant that lives in desert biome

ereptation                    a creeping forth

ereption                      a taking away

erethism                      abnormal irritability or sensitivity to stimulation (of an organ or body part)

erewhile                      until now

erg                           unit of work measuring force of one dyne applied over one centimeter

ergasia                       love of work; workaholism

ergasiomania                  excessive desire to work; ergomania

ergasiophobia                 the fear of work

ergative                      indicating subject of a transitive verb

ergatocracy                   government by the workers or the working class

ergo                          therefore; hence

ergodic                       1. of or relating to a process in which every sequence or sizable sample is the same statistically and therefore equally representative of the whole

ergodic                       2. involving or relating to the probability that any state will recur; hence ergodicity

ergograph                     instrument for measuring and recording muscular work

ergology                      study of effects of work on humans

ergomania                     excessive desire to work; workaholism

ergometer                     instrument for measuring work performed

ergonomics                    study of people at work

ergophile                     one who loves work

ergophobia                    the fear of work

ergotise                      to wrangle

ergotism                      1. arguing, quibbling, wrangling

ergotism                      2. logical conclusion

ergotize                      to quibble, wrangle

eric                          a payment imposed for homicide in medieval Irish law upon the slayer and his kin consisting of a fixed price for the life of the slain and the honor price of the slayer

erinaceous                    describing people with prickly or bristly manners

eriometer                     instrument for measuring very small diameters

eristic                       pertaining to dispute, argument or controversy; argumentative, controversial

erlking                       a spirit that does mischief or evil, esp. to children

erme                          to grieve; to feel sad

erogenesis                    induction of sexual desire; production of arousal

eromancy                      fortunetelling using water vessels

eroteme                       a question mark

eroteme                       the symbol used in writing known as a question mark

erotetic                      engaging in or pertaining to rhetorical questioning

erotogenic                    producing erotic desire or sexual gratification

erotographophobia             the fear of writing love letters

erotology                     erotic description in literature

erotomane                     someone having excessive sexual desire

erotomania                    abnormally powerful sex drive

erotopathy                    pathological sexual desire

erotophobia                   the fear of sex

errant                        traveling; straying outside the proper path; moving about aimlessly; deviating from a standard; fallible

errhine                       something which causes sneezing or for nasal ingestion

erstwhile                     former, previous; formerly, in the past

erubescent                    growing red; blushing

eruciform                     like or resembling a caterpillar

eructate                      to belch out; to emit lava

eructation                    the act of belching; the discharge of a volcano

erumpent                      bursting out; bursting forth

erythema                      redness of the skin

erythraean                    reddish colour

erythrochroism                excessive or pathological redness of the hair

erythrophobia                 the fear of red lights or of blushing

erythropsia                   condition of seeing all colour as red

esbat                         meeting of a witches' coven

escadrille                    squadron of aircraft; flotilla

escalade                      crossing moat or scaling wall using ladders

escalier                      staircase

escamotage                    juggling, sleight of hand, trickery

escapology                    study of freeing oneself from constraints

escargatoire                  place where snails are reared

escharotic                    caustic

eschatocol                    concluding clause or section of a charter

eschatology                   a branch of theology concerned with the end of the world

eschaton                      end of the world; end of time

escheatment                   forfeiture of property to state for lack of heir

esclandre                     1. an incident that arouses unpleasant talk or gives rise to scandal; scene

esclandre                     2. notoriety; unpleasantness

escritoire                    writing-desk

esculent                      eatable; fit for consumption

escutcheon                    1. a decorative metal plates around doorknobs or locks

escutcheon                    2. part of ship's stern where name is displayed

esemplastic                   having the power to shape disparate things into a unified whole

esemplasy                     the unifying power of imagination

esker                         ridge of sandy soil

esne                          designation of a class of domestic slaves; serf

esotropic                     squinting

espalier                      lattice on which trees are trained across

esperable                     expected, hoped for

esperance                     hope, expectation

espiègle                      roguish; frolicsome; mischievous

esprit de l'escalier          a retort or remark that occurs to a person after the opportunity to make it has passed

esquivalience                 esquiver, dodge, slink away; the wilful avoidance of one's official responsibilities

essive                        indicating a temporary state of being

essoin                        giving of an excuse for not appearing in court

essorant                      soaring

estacade                      dike of stakes in a river against an enemy

estafette                     a military courier who rides on a horse

estaminet                     a small cafe; bistro

estampie                      vigorous rhythmic Provençal stamping dance

estiferous                    producing heat

estival                       of, like or pertaining to summer

estivation                    to go away somewhere for the summer

estoppage                     preventing someone from alleging a fact due to prior denial

estoppel                      a bar to alleging or denying a fact because of one's own previous contrary actions or words

estrade                       low platform or dais

estrapade                     horse's attempt to throw its rider

estreat                       to consult court records in order to enable prosecution

estuosity                     heated state or condition

esurient                      hungry; greedy; starving

etaerio                       an aggregate cluster of fruit derived from a single flower; e.g., raspberry, blackberry

etamine                       light open-mesh cotton or worsted

eternalism                    the belief that matter has existed eternally

etesian                       periodic; winds blowing at certain seasons

eth                           old English letter for voiced 'th' sound

etheromania                   craving for ether

ethmoid                       of or like a sieve

ethnarchy                     government over an ethnic group

ethnocracy                    government by an ethnic group or race

ethnogenesis                  origin of an ethnic group

ethnogeny                     study of origins of races or ethnic groups

ethnomania                    obsessive devotion to one's own people

ethnomethodology              study of everyday communication

ethnomusicology               study of comparative musical systems or folk music

ethology                      study of natural or biological character

ethonomics                    study of economic and ethical principles of a society

ethos                         the distinguishing character, sentiment, moral nature or guiding beliefs of a people or group

etiolate                      to bleach and alter the natural development of by excluding sunlight; to make pale and sickly

etiology                      the science of causes; especially of disease

etrennes                      New Year's gifts

ettle                         1. aim, intent, purpose

ettle                         2. chance, opportunity

étui                          case for holding sewing articles

etymology                     study of origins of words

etymon                        true origin of a word

etypical                      unconformable to type

euchology                     prayer book

eucrasy                       state of fitness and physical well-being

eudaemonia                    a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous; a feeling of well-being and happiness

eudaemonism                   the theory that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being

eudaemony                     happiness or well-being

eudemonics                    the study or the science of happiness

eudiaphoresis                 normal perspiration

eudiometer                    instrument for measuring air purity

eugeria                       normal and happy old age

euhemerism                    explanation of mythology as growing out of history

eulogomania                   obsessive craze for eulogies

eumoiriety                    happiness due to state of innocence and purity

eumoirous                     happy or lucky as the result of being good

euneirophrenia                peace of mind after a pleasant dream

eunomia                       state of being well governed

euonym                        a name well-suited to the person, place or thing named; a pleasing or beautiful name

euonymous                     appropriately named

eupathy                       good affections; right feeling; state of contentment

eupeptic                      1. cheerful, optimistic

eupeptic                      2. of, relating to or having good digestion

euphobia                      the fear of good news

euphonism                     custom of using pleasing sounding words

euphonym                      euphonious synonym

euphrasia                     an eyebright; in etymological sense; cheerfulness

euphuism                      artificial elegance of language; high-flown and affected style of writing

euphuistic                    of the nature of or characterized by euphuism (high-flown diction); hence, euphuistically

eupraxia                      correct or orthodox action

eupsychics                    proper education to induce human progress

euripus                       arm of the sea with strong currents

europhile                     one who loves Europe

eurythermic                   tolerating a wide variation in temperature

eurythmics                    system of rhythmic and harmonious movement

eustacy                       changes in world shoreline by changes in sea level

eustatic                      remaining at same altitude despite geological activity

eustress                      stress that is deemed healthful or giving one the feeling of fulfillment like a new baby, moving to a new home, getting married

eusuchian                     of, like or pertaining to alligators and crocodiles

eutaxy                        good order

eutechnics                    improvement in condition of humanity through natural forces

eutectic                      easily melted or fused, especially at low temperatures

eutexia                       the property of being easily melted

euthenics                     science concerned with improving living conditions

eutony                        pleasantness of the sound of a word

eutrapelia                    Aristotle's word for pleasantness in conversation; wit, repartee; liveliness; urbanity

eutrapely                     wit, ease and urbanity of conversation

eutropic                      turning to face the sun

evagation                     wandering; digression

evaginate                     to remove from a sheath; without a sheath; to turn inside out

evancalous                    pleasant to embrace

evanescent                    tending to vanish like vapour

evanish                       to vanish; to die away

evanition                     vanishing; dying away

evaporimeter                  instrument for measuring rate of evaporation

evection                      attraction of the moon to the sun causing change in its orbit

eventration                   protrusion of an organ from the abdomen

eversion                      turning inside out or outwards

evince                        indicate or exhibit

evirate                       to castrate; to make weak

eviscerate                    disembowel

eviternal                     eternal

évolué                        primitive person educated in modern ways

evulgate                      to divulge; to publish

evulse                        to pluck out

ex cathedra                   by virtue of, or in the exercise of one's office; with authority  

exactor                       one who exacts; extortioner; claimer of rights

exallotriote                  foreign

exanimate                     lifeless; spiritless; depressed

exanimation                   lifelessness

exarate                       containing grooves or furrows

exarch                        viceroy; rank below patriarch in eastern church

exarchy                       government by bishops

exauctorate                   to depose or oust from office; to deprive of authority

exaugurate                    to desanctify; to deprive of sacred status

excalation                    omission of one of a series or sequence

excantation                   disenchantment by a countercharm; an act of freeing by enchantment (as opposed to incantation)

excarnate                     to deprive or strip of flesh

excerebrose                   brainless

exclaustration                a release from religious vows to return to the secular world

exclave                       part of a country surrounded by foreign soil

excogitate                    to discover by thinking out or reasoning

excoriate                     censure severely; strip the hide off of

excorticate                   to strip the bark off of

excrementitial                of, like or pertaining to excrement

excresence                    outgrowth; projection; tumour

excruciate                    to inflict intense pain on; torture; to subject to intense mental distress

excubant                      keeping watch

excubant                      on guard

excursive                     constituting a digression

exeat                         1. a permit for temporary absence (as from a college or monastery)

exeat                         2. permission from bishop for clergyman to work elsewhere

execrate                      to denounce or place under a curse

executancy                    technique in music

exedra                        semicircular bench beside episcopal throne; outdoor bench or recess

exegesis                      exposition, esp. an explanation or critical interpretation of a text

exegetic                      explanatory, especially of scripture

exeleutherostomize            to speak out freely

exemplum                      1. example, model; an exemplum of heroism

exemplum                      2. a story illustrating a moral point or sustaining an argument

exennium                      a gift given at New Years

exenterate                    to take out the entrails of; to eviscerate, disembowel

exequy                        funeral rites; procession

exercitation                  putting into practice; exercise

exergue                       a space on a coin, token or medal usually on the reverse below the date

exflunct                      to demolish, to overcome or beat thoroughly; to exhaust, completely use up

exgorgitation                 vomited material

exheredate                    to disinherit

exigible                      that which may be exacted, non-optional

exiguous                      scanty in amount; meager; slender

exility                       slenderness or smallness; refinement

eximious                      excellent or distinguished

exinanition                   1. an emptying or enfeebling; exhaustion

exinanition                   2. humiliation, abasement

existentialism                doctrine of individual human responsibility in an unfathomable universe

exlex                         outside the law

exnihilation                  something created out of nothing

exobiology                    the branch of biology that deals with the search for extraterrestrial life and the effects of extraterrestrial surroundings on living organisms; hence exobiologist

exocentric                    of a linguistic compound, having a different grammatical function than its parts

exoculate                     blind; eyeless

exode                         farce or afterpiece

exodist                       one who departs from one place to settle in another; an emigrant

exodontia                     extraction of teeth

exodromy                      stabilizing movement of exchange

exogamous                     relating to or characterized by marriage outside a specific group, especially as required by custom or law

exogenous                     having an external origin

exonumia                      objects that resemble money but are not designed to circulate as money; e.g., medals, tokens, badges, scrip, etc.

exonym                        name for a town or country in a foreign language

exopathic                     due to external forces or causes

exophagy                      cannibalism outside one's own group

exorable                      capable of being moved or influenced

exordium                      a beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition

exosculate                    to kiss fervently or heartily

exoteric                      1. suitable to be imparted to the public

exoteric                      2. belonging to the outer circle; relating to the outside; external

exotropia                     outward squint

expatiate                     to wander freely; to write about in great detail

expede                        to expedite, to hasten

expediate                     expedire, to make ready, prepare; expeditious

expeditate                    to deprive of the ball of the foot or the claws

expergefacient                awakening; arousing

expergefaction                the act of rousing; the condition of being aroused

expergefactor                 someone or something that awakens; an awakener; e.g., an alarm clock

experientialism               doctrine that knowledge comes from experience

expiate                       to make amends for wrong

expiscate                     to learn through laborious investigation; to search out; literally, to fish out

expiscation                   a fishing out; an investigation of or into

expiscatory                   tending to expiscate or fish out; searching

explaterate                   to talk continuously without stop; to run off at the mouth

explement                     complement

exponible                     capable of being explained

expostulate                   to remonstrate; to discuss or reason with

exprobate                     to reproach; to upbraid

exprobration                  1. an act of reproach; the reproaching of a person with ingratitude, and unmindfulness of some benefit conferred upon him

exprobration                  2. a reproachful or upbraiding utterance; reproachful language

expromission                  relieving another person's debt by taking it upon oneself

expugn                        to take by storm; to overcome

expurgate                     to purify or revise; to censor

exsanguinate                  to drain blood from

exsanguination                the process of draining or losing blood

exsanguinous                  without blood

exscind                       to cut off; to uproot

exsect                        to cut out

exsert                        to protrude

exsibilation                  the collective hisses of a disapproving audience

exsiccate                     to dry up

exsiccosis                    insufficient intake of fluids or the state of bodily dehydration produced thereby

exspuition                    spitting

exstrophy                     turning an organ inside out

exsuccous                     lacking sap

exsufflate                    to blow away; to exorcise or renounce by blowing; exsufflicate, puffed up

exsufflation                  blowing out; forced breathing

exsufflicate                  something which is silly or trifling

extensometer                  instrument for measuring deformation in object due to forces applied

exterritority                 exemption from local regulations

extirp                        extirpate; to root out, exterminate

extirpate                     1. to destroy completely; wipe out; to root out

extirpate                     2. to cut out by surgery

extirpation                   the act of extirpating

extispex                      a person who predicts the future using entrails

extispicy                     inspection of the entrails of sacrificial victims for the purpose of divination; haruspicy

extraforaneous                outdoors

extramundane                  situated in or relating to a region beyond the material world; fig. out of this world

extravagate                   1. to wander widely; to exceed proper limits

extravasate                   2. to let out of the proper vessels; to flow out

extravasation                 1. forcing of the flow (of blood or lymph) from a vessel out into surrounding tissue

extravasation                 2. effusion of molten rock from a subterranean reservoir

extremophile                  an organism that lives under extreme environmental conditions (as in a hot spring)

extroitive                    directed to external objects

extropian                     an advocate or adherent of the theory of extropy

extropy                       the extent of a system’s intelligence, information, order, vitality, and capacity for improvement

extrorse                      turned outward

extrospection                 examination of matters external to oneself

extund                        to beat or force out

exungulation                  paring of the nails

exuviate                      to shed (a skin or similar outer covering); molt

eyas                          unfledged falcon or other bird of prey

eyelet                        small hole in fabric to allow passage of a cord; cotton fabric with small holes

eye-service                   work done only when the boss is watching

eyne                          eyes

eyot                          small island in a lake or river





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