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Desiccated

Adj. dried up.

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Despicable

Adj. contemptible, hateful.

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Desultory

Adj. wandering from subject to subject.

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Deviate

V. To turn aside.

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Diadem

N. A crown.

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Diaphanous

Adj.very sheer and light.

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Dichotomy

N. A division into two parts.

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Ebullient

Adj. enthusiastic.

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Eclectic

Adj. choosing from various sources.

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Edify

V. Improve someone morally.

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Effete

Adj. warn out; barren.

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Egregious

Adj. remarkably bad;outrageous.

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Elegy

N. A sad or mournful poem.

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Elicit

V. To draw forth; to call forth.

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Elixir

N. A supposed remedy for all ailments.

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Elucidate

V. To make clear.

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Emanate

V. To come forth; to send forth.

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Emendation

N. A correction.

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Empathy

N. An understanding of another's feelings.

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Empirical

Adj. based on practical experience rather than theory.

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Endemic

Adj. confined to a particular country or area.

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Enervate

V. To weaken.

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Ennui

N. Boredom; a weariness resulting from a lack of interest.

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Ephemeral

Adj. lasting only a brief time; short lived.

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Epitome

N. A typical example; a condensed account.

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Ergo

Adv. therefore.

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Erotic

Adj. pertaining to sexual love.

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Eschew

V. To keep away from; to avoid; to shun.

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Facetious

Adj. comical; jocular; flippant.

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Deride

V. To ridicule, to mock.