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Glossary of Kaplan's SAT Vocab (E)

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effluvia
n. waste; odorous fumes given off by waste
elegy
n. a mournful poem, usually about the dead
elude
v. to avoid cleverly, to escape the perception of
emollient
adj. soothing, especially to the skin
emulate
v. to strive to equal or excel, to imitate
encumber
v. to weigh down, to burden
enjoin
v. to direct or impose with urgent appeal, to order with emphasis; to forbid
epochal
adj. momentous, highly significant
eponymous
adj. giving one's name to a place, book, restaurant
equivocate
v. to avoid committing oneself in what one says, to be deliberately unclear
ersatz
adj. being an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation
eschew
v. to shun; to avoid (as something wrong or distasteful)
espouse
v. to take up and support as a cause; to marry
espy
v. to catch sight of, glimpse
euphemism
n. an inoffensive and agreeable expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive
euthanasia
n. the practice of ending the life of hopelessly ill individuals; assisted suicide
excoriate
v. to censure scathingly; to express strong disapproval of
exponent
n. one who champions or advocates
expound
v. to explain or describe in detail
expunge
v. to erase, eliminate completely
extirpate
v. to root out, eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly
extrapolation
n. the use of known data and information to determine what will happen in the future; prediction
extrinsic
adj. external, unessential; originating from the outside
extrude
v. to form or shape something by pushing it out, to force out, especially through a small opening

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