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Word List 18

Eulogy - Faculty

WordDefinition
Eulogy expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone’s death
Euphemism mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
Euphony sweet sound
Euphoria feeling of exaggerated happiness
Euthanasia mercy killing (killing someone painlessly)
Evanescent fleeting; vanishing
Evasive not frank; eluding
Evince to show clearly
Evenhearted impartial; fair
Evocative tending to call up
Evoke to call forth
Ewe female sheep
Exacerbate to worsen; to embitter
Exacting extremely demanding
Exalt to raise in rank or dignity; to praise
Exasperate to vex
Exceptionable objectionable
Excerpt selected passage
Exchequer treasury
Excise to cut away; to cut out
Exclaim to cry out suddenly
Excoriate to scold with biting harshness; to strip the skin off
Exculpate to clear from blame
Execrable very bad
Execrate to curse; to express abhorrence for
Execute to put into effect; to carry out
Exegesis an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
Exemplify to show by example to furnish an example
Exempt not subject to a duty or obligation
Exertion effort; expenditure of much physical work
Exhilarating invigorating and refreshing; cheering
Exhort to urge
Exhume to dig out of the ground; to remove from the grave
Exigency urgent situation
Exiguous small; minute
Existential pertaining to existence; pertaining to the philosophy of existentialism
Exodus departure
Exonerate to acquit; to exculpate
Exorbitant excessive
Exorcise to drive out evil spirits
Exotic not naive; strange
Expansive outgoing and sociable; broad and extensive; able to increase in size
Expatiate to talk at length
Expatriate exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land
Expedient suitable practical; politic; speedy (obsolete)
Expedite to hasten
Expenditure payment or expense; output
Expertise specialized knowledge; expert skill
Expiate to make amends for (a sin)
Expletive interjection; profane oath
Explicate to explain; to interpret; to clarify
Explicit totally clear; definite; outspoken
Exploit deed or action
Exploit To make use of selfishly or unethically
Expository explanatory; serving to explain
Expostulation protest; remonstrance
Exposure risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; acty of laying something open
Expropriate to take possession of
Expunge to cancel; to remove
Expurgate to clean; to remove offensive parts of a book
Extant still in existence
Extemporaneous not planned; impromptu
Extenuate to weaken; to mitigate
Extirpate to root up
Extol to praise; to glorify
Extort to wring from; to get money by threats
Extradition surrender of prisoner by one state to another
Extraneous not essential; superfluous
Extrapolation projection
Extricate to free; to disentangle
Extrinsic external; not essential; extraneous
Extrovert person interested mostly in external objects
Extrude to force or push out
Exuberance overflowing abundance
Exude to rejoice
Fabricate to build; to lie
Facade front (of building); superficial or false appearance
Facet small plane surface (of a gem); a side
Facetious joking (often inappropriately); humorous
Facile easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial
Facilitate to bring about; to make less difficult
Faction a party; a clique; a dissension
Factious inclined to form factions; causing dissension
Factitious artificial; sham
Factotum handyman; person who does all kinds of work
Faculty mental or bodily powers; teaching staff
Created by: triwaingle on 2008-04-02



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