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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: E (Earnest - Exult)

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earnest
sincere; serious
earthly
realistic; coarse
ebb
to slowly decrease
ebullient
enthusiastic
eccentric
odd; out of the ordinary
ecclesiastical
pertaining to the church
echelon
rank of authority; level of power
├ęclat
brilliance; fame
eclectic
selecting from various sources
eclipse
to overshadow or outshine
ecology
study of the environment
ecstatic
extremely happy
edifice
structure; building
edify
to improve someone morally; to instruct
educe
to draw or bring out
eerie
weird; mysterious
efface
to erase
effectual
effective; adequate
effeminate
womanly
effervescent
spirited; bubbly
effete
worn-out; barren
efficacy
power to produce an effect
effigy
a likeness
efflorescent
blossoming
effluent
flowing out
effrontery
shameful boldness
effulgent
radiant
effusion
a pouring out; an uncontrolled display of emotion
egalitarian
pertaining to belief in the equality of all men
ego
a feeling of self-importance
egotism
selfishness; boasting about oneself
egregious
remarkably bad; outrageous
egress
exit
ejaculation
an exclamation
eject
to throw out
elapse
to slip away
elated
overjoyed
electrify
to thrill
elegy
a mournful poem
elicit
to cause to be revealed
elite
the best of a group of persons
elixir
remedy
ellipsis
the omission in a sentence of a word or words
eloquent
convincing or forceful in speech
elucidate
to make clear
elude
to avoid
elusive
difficult to grasp
elysian
blissful; heavenly
emaciated
abnormally thin
emanate
to come or send forth
emancipate
to set free
embark
to begin a journey or an endeavor
embellish
to decorate
embezzle
to steal
embroil
to involve in trouble; to complicate
embryonic
undeveloped; in an early stage
emendation
correction
emetic
causing vomiting
eminent
famous; renowned
emissary
one sent on a special mission
emit
to send out
emollient
something that soothes or softens
emolument
profit; gain
empathy
understanding another's feelings
empirical
based on experience rather than theory
emulate
to imitate
emulous
jealous
enamored
(of) in love with
enclave
a country, or part of a country, surrounded by another country
encomium
an expression of high praise
encompass
to include; to surround
encore
a repeat performance
encroach
(upon)to trespass
encumbrance
obstruction
encyclopedic
filled with knowledge
endearment
an expression of affection
endemic
confined to a particular country or area
energize
to rouse into activity
enervate
to weaken
enfranchise
to give the right to vote
engender
to promote
engrossed
completely absorbed in
engulf
to overwhelm
enhance
to increase in value or beauty; to improve
enigma
a puzzling situation; a dilemma
enigmatic
mysterious; puzzling
enlighten
to inform; to reveal truths
enmity
hostility
ennui
boredom
enormity
an outrageous and immoral act
enrapture
to delight beyond measure
ensconce
to hide; to settle comfortably
ensue
to follow
enthrall
to captivate; to charm
entice
to attract; to tempt
entity
independent being
entomology
study of insects
entourage
a group of personal attendants
entranced
filled with delight or wonder
entreaty
a request
entrenched
firmly established
entrepreneur
successful businessman
enunciate
to pronounce words clearly
environs
surroundings
envisage
to form a mental picture
envoy
a messenger or agent
eon
extremely long period of time
ephemeral
temporary
epic
a long poem about heroic occurrences
epicure
one who seeks pleasure in fine foods
epigram
witty saying
epilogue
closing part of a speech or literary work
epiphany
appearance of a deity; a revelation
epistle
a letter
epitaph
inscription on a tomb
epithet
a descriptive word or phrase
epitome
a typical example; a summary or condensed account
epoch
particular period of history
equanimity
calmness; evenness of temperament
equestrian
a horse-back rider
equilibrium
balance; stability
equine
pertaining to horses
equinox
the time when day and night are of equal length
equipoise
balance
equitable
fair; just
equity
fairness; justice
equivocal
ambiguous; doubtful
equivocate
to confuse by speaking in ambiguous terms
eradicate
to wipe out
ergo
therefore
erode
to wear away
erotic
pertaining to sex
err
to make a mistake
errant
wandering (in search of adventure); straying from what is right
erratic
abnormal; irregular
erroneous
wrong
ersatz
inferior substitute
erstwhile
in the past
erudite
scholarly; learned
escalate
to increase or intensify
escapade
a reckless adventure
escarpment
steep cliff
eschew
to avoid
escrow (preceded by "in")
money deposited with a third person pending fulfillment of a condition
esoteric
for a select few; not generally known
espionage
spying
espouse
to support (a cause)
essay
(verb) to attempt
estival
pertaining to summer
estranged
separated
ethereal
spiritual
ethnic
pertaining to a particular race or culture
etymology
the origin and development of words
eugenics
science of improving the human race
eulogy
praise for a dead person
euphemism
substitution of a pleasant expression for an unpleasant one
euphonious
having a pleasant sound; harmonious
euphoria
a feeling of well-being
euthanasia
mercy killing
evanescent
temporary
evasive
not straightforward; tricky
eventuate
to happen finally
evict
to expel
evince
to show clearly
evoke
to call forth
evolve
to develop gradually
exacerbate
to aggravate
exact
accurate; to demand or require
exalt
to raise in position; to praise
exasperate
to irritate or annoy extremely
excise
a tax on liquor, tobacco, etc.; to cut out of off
excoriate
to scrape the skin off; to criticize sharply
excruciating
unbearably painful
exculpate
to free from blame
execrate
to curse
exemplary
worthy of imitation
exhilaration
liveliness; high spirits
exhort
to warn
exhume
to reveal; to bring out of the earth
exigent
urgent
exiguous
scanty; small in quantity
exodus
a departure
exonerate
to free from guilt or blame
exorbitant
excessive; unreasonable
exorcise
to drive out an evil spirit
exotic
foreign; excitingly strange
expatiate
to enlarge upon; to speak or write at length
expectorate
to spit out
expatriate
a person who is banished from, or leaves, his native country
expedient
practical; advantageous
expedite
to speed up; to make easy
expendable
replaceable
expiate
to atone for
explicate
explain in detail; to make clear
explicit
clear; direct
exploit
to use for one's own advantage
expound
to explain; to interpret
expressly
especially; particularly
expunge
to erase
expurgate
to remove offensive passages; to cleanse
extant
still in existence
extemporaneous
offhand; done without preparation
extenuation
less serious
extinct
no longer in existence
extirpate
to remove completely
extol
to praise
extort
to obtain by force
extradite
to give up a prisoner to another authority
extraneous
unrelated; not essential
extrapolate
to estimate; to infer
extricate
to disentangle; to set free
extrinsic
external
extrovert
an outgoing person
exuberant
full of enthusiasm
exude
to discharge; to ooze
exult
to rejoice

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