- ECCLESIASTIC Dictionary lookup
(adj.): Pertaining to the clergy or the church - recognized as an authority in ecclesiastic matters. Antonyms: secular, lay
(noun): A clergyman - an ecclesiastic of liberal views.
198. EDICT: A public command or proclamation issued by an authority - proclaimed by royal edict.
- EGOTISTIC Dictionary lookup
: Conceited - an egotisticperson, flourishing on praise.
Synonyms: egocentric, vain
- EGREGIOUS Dictionary lookup
: Outstandingly bad an egregiousmistake with serious implications.
203. EJACULATE: To exclaim or utter suddenly - ejaculateda cry of horror.
204. ELICIT: To draw out - elicitedno response from the audience.
Synonyms: evoke, extract, extort
- ELUCIDATE Dictionary lookup
: To make clear; to explain - elucidatedhis theory so that even a schoolboy could understand it.
- EMISSARY Dictionary lookup
: A person sent on an errand or mission - delegated his emissary to conclude a pact.
207. ENGENDER: To cause, produce, or stir up-an act that engenderedgood will.
208. ENNUI: Boredom; weariness of mind-fell asleep at the meeting from sheer ennui.
209. ENSUE: To follow or result-Silence ensuedwhen the leader arose to speak.
210. ENTREAT: To beg earnestly - entreatedthe judge to show mercy.
Synonyms: solicit, supplicate, beseech, implore, importune;
- EPHEMERAL Dictionary lookup
: Very short-lived - an ephemeraljoy, lasting but a day.
Synonyms: fleeting, transitory, transient, evanescent
- EPICUREAN Dictionary lookup
(noun): A person devoted to luxurious living and pleasure - an epicurean, seeking to enjoy every meal.
(adj.): Pleasure-loving - His entire existence demonstrated his epicureantastes.
213. EPIGRAM: A brief pointed saying - a speech full of original epigrams.
Synonyms: maxim proverb, adage
- EPITAPH Dictionary lookup
: A tombstone inscription - an epitaphengraved on marble.
215. EPITHET: A phrase that describes a quality (good or bad) in a person or thing - "Glaring" error is a commonly used epithet.
Synonyms: characterization , appellation
- EQUANIMITY Dictionary lookup
(adj.: EQUABLE): Evenness of temper or mind - suffered his cruel fate with equanimity.
Synonyms: serenity, composure, imperturbability, aplomb
- ERR Dictionary lookup
(noun: ERRATUM): To be mistaken or go astray - To err is human, to forgive divine.
Synonyms: stray, blunder
- ERRATIC Dictionary lookup
: Irresponsible, eccentric; lacking a fixed purpose erratic behavior, reflecting his queer ideas.
219. ERUDITE: Learned - an erudite person, an editor of many books.
Synonyms: scholarly , knowing
- ESOTERIC Dictionary lookup
: Understood by only a select few - an esoteric subject, discussed only by scholars.
Synonyms: abstruse, recondite
- EXCEPTIONABLE Dictionary lookup
: Objectionable - exceptionable behavior, universally criticized.
Synonyms: questionable, reprehensible, censurable
- EXCULPATE Dictionary lookup
: To free from blame - exculpated by a jury.
Synonyms: vindicate, exonerate, absolve, acquit
Antonyms: arraign, indict, inculpate
- EXEMPLARY Dictionary lookup
(noun: EXEMPLAR): Serving as a model; commendable - exemplary conduct approved by all.
Synonyms: illustrative, typical; praiseworthy, laudable
- EXPATIATE Dictionary lookup
: To speak or write at great length - He expatiated on the subject for two hours.
- EXPEDIENT Dictionary lookup
(adj.): Convenient in helping to attain some purpose - found it expedient to maintain silence at that moment.
Synonyms: opportune, seasonable
(noun): A means to accomplish something - tried all expedients to achieve a quick result.
- EXPOUND Dictionary lookup
(noun: EXPOSITION): To set forth in detail; to explain - expounded his theory in a learned article.
231. EXPURGATE: To purify (usually a piece of writing) of offensive material - expurgate all obscenities before the book could be sold.
Synonyms: purge, delete
- EXTEMPORANEOUS Dictionary lookup
: Done or spoken on the spur of the moment or without preparation - an extemporaneous speech.
Synonyms: impromptu, offhand
- EXTINCT Dictionary lookup
: No longer existing or active - the extinct dinosaur, alive only in history.
- EXTIRPATE Dictionary lookup
: To root out, destroy totally - extirpated the cause of trouble.
Synonyms: eradicate, exterminate, efface, obliterate
- EXTRANEOUS Dictionary lookup
. Not essential; foreign; irrelevant - excluded material extraneous to the subject.
Synonyms: extrinsic, adventitious
Antonyms: germane, intrinsic, inherent, relevant, pertinent
- EXULTATION Dictionary lookup
: Great rejoicing - received the good news with exultation.