Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary E

Word List: E

  • earthenware: Dishes made of baked clay
  • ebullience: Exuberance, outburst of feeling
  • ebullient: Overflowing with enthusiasm; showing excitement
  • ecumenical: Representing the whole Christian world
  • edacious: Voracious, devouring
  • eddy: Circular or spiral movement (e. g. Of wind)
  • effete: Infertile, worn out, weak
  • efficacy: Production of a desired result
  • effluvia: Outflow in a stream of particles; a noxious odor or vapor
  • effrontery: Boldness, impudence, arrogance
  • egress: Way out, exit
  • elaborate: Worked out with much care in great detail
  • elate: Stimulate
  • elation: High-spirits
  • electorate: All the electors
  • elegy: a lament, a melancholy composition
  • elicit: Draw out
  • eloquence: Fluent speaking; skillful use of language
  • emaciate: Make thin and weak
  • embellish: Make beautiful
  • embezzle: Use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
  • emergence: Emerging
  • emote: Stir up, excite
  • empirical: Relying on experiment
  • encapsulate: Enclose in capsule
  • encomium: Warm or glowing praise; eulogy, panegyric
  • encumbrance-burden; things that get on the way of
  • endearing-making dear or liked
  • endemic: Epidemic
  • endemic: Prevailing in a specific area
  • endorse: Write one's name on the back of
  • enduring: Lasting
  • enervate: Weaken, deprive of strength, attenuate
  • engender: Cause, produce, give rise to
  • engrave: Impress deeply
  • engrossing: Taken up all the time or attention; writing in large or formal
  • engulf: Swallow up
  • enigma-smth that is puzzling
  • enmity: Hatred; being an enemy
  • enormity-excessive wickedness; evilness
  • enormousness: Great size
  • entangle-put into difficulties
  • entreat: Ask earnestly
  • enzyme: Catalyst
  • epicure: Food lover, a connoisseur of food
  • epicurean: Devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
  • epistle: Letter
  • epithet: Adjective
  • epitome: Brief summary; representative example; a typical model
  • equable: Steady, regular
  • equanimity: Calmness of temperament
  • equilibrium: State of being balanced
  • equipoise: Equal distribution of weight; equilibrium
  • equivocal: Having a double or doubtful meaning; suspicious
  • equivocate-try to deceive by equivocal language
  • eradicate: Get rid of; pull up by the roots
  • erasure: Erasing, removing all traces
  • erode: Wear away, eat into
  • erratic: Irregular in behavior or opinion
  • erudite: Learned, scholarly
  • escalate: Increase, develop
  • esoteric: Abstruse; intended only for a small circle of
  • espouse: Marry; give one's support to
  • eulogy: Formal praise; panegyric
  • euphoria: Elation; state of pleasant excitement
  • euthanasia: Easy and painless death
  • evaluating: Finding out the value
  • evaporate-change into vapor, disappear, die
  • evince: To show clearly, to indicate
  • evoke: Call up, bring out
  • evolve: Unfold, develop naturally and gradually
  • excoriate: To flay, strip off the skin; to denounce sharply
  • excoriation: Severe criticism
  • exculpate: Free from blame
  • exculpate: To clear from a charge of guilt
  • exert: But forth; bring into use
  • exertion: Instance of exerting
  • exhaustive: Complete, thorough
  • exigency: Emergency, an urgent situation
  • exonerate: Free; clear
  • exoneration: Set smb clear, free (e. g. From blame)
  • exorbitant: Much too high or great
  • expatiate: To roam, wander freely
  • expedient: Likely to be useful for a purpose
  • expiation: Ending; expiring
  • exploit: Brilliant achievement; develop; use selfishly
  • expostulate: Argue earnestly to dissuade, correct, or protest
  • expurgate: To remove obscenity, purify, censor
  • exscind: To cut out, cut away
  • exsert: Thrust out, push forth
  • extant: Still in existence
  • extensive: Far-reaching
  • extenuate: Reduce the strength of, lessen seriousness, partially excuse
  • extinct: No longer active
  • extirpate: To destroy, exterminate, cut out, exscind
  • extol: Praise highly
  • extort: Obtain by threats, violence
  • extralegal: Outside the law
  • extricable: That can be freed
  • extrovert: Cheerful person
  • exuberance: State of growing vigorously; being full of life
  • earthenware: Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. Ebullient: Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. Edacious: Given to eating. Edible: Suitable to be eaten. Educe: To draw out:
  • effete: Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
  • efficacy: The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. Effrontery: Unblushing impudence. Effulgence: Splendor.
  • egregious: Extreme. Egress: Any place of exit. Emaciate: To waste away in flesh.
  • embellish: To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
  • embezzle: To misappropriate secretly.
  • emblazon: To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
  • encomium: A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
  • encumbrance: A burdensome and troublesome load.
  • endemic: Peculiar to some specified country or people.
  • enervate: To render ineffective or inoperative.
  • engender: To produce.
  • engrave: To cut or carve in or upon some surface. Enigma: A riddle. Enmity: Hatred.
  • entangle: To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications. Entreat: To ask for or request earnestly.
  • epicurean: Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
  • epithet: Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in “Father Aeneas”
  • epitome: A simplified representation.
  • equable: Equal and uniform; also, serene.
  • equanimity: Evenness of mind or temper.
  • equanimity: Calmness; composure.
  • equilibrium: A state of balance.
  • equivocal: Ambiguous.
  • equivocate: To use words of double meaning. Erudite: Very-learned. Eschew: To keep clear of. Espy: To keep close watch.
  • eulogy: A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
  • euphonious: Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
  • evanescent: Fleeting.
  • evince: To make manifest or evident.
  • evoke: To call or summon forth.
  • exacerbate: To make more sharp, severe, or virulent. Exculpate: To relieve of blame. Exhaustive: Thorough and complete in execution. Exigency: A critical period or condition.
  • exigency: State of requiring immediate action; also, an urgent situation; also, that which is required in a
  • exorbitant: Going beyond usual and proper limits.
  • expatiate: To speak or write at some length.
  • expedient: Contributing to personal advantage.
  • expiate: To make satisfaction or amends for:
  • explicate: To clear from involvement.
  • expostulate: To discuss.
  • expropriate: To deprive of possession; also, to transfer (another's property) to oneself.
  • extant: Still existing and known.
  • extempore: Without studied or special preparation.
  • extenuate: To diminish the gravity or importance of:
  • extinct: Being no longer in existence.
  • extinguish: To render extinct.
  • extirpate: To root out; to eradicate.
  • extol: To praise in the highest terms.
  • extort: To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity. Extraneous: Having no essential relation to a subject. Exuberance: Rich supply.