earnest – Ardent in spirit and speech.
earthenware – Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
eatable – Edible.
ebullient – Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
eccentric – Peculiar.
eccentricity – Idiosyncrasy.
eclipse – The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
economize – To spend sparingly.
ecstasy – Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
ecstatic – Enraptured.
edible – Suitable to be eaten.
edict – That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
edify – To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
editorial – An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
educe – To draw out.
efface – To obliterate.
effect – A consequence.
effective – Fit for a destined purpose.
effectual – Efficient.
effeminacy – Womanishness.
effeminate – Having womanish traits or qualities.
effervesce – To bubble up.
effervescent – Giving off bubbles of gas.
effete – Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
efficacious – Effective.
efficacy – The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
efficiency – The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty.
efficient – Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
efflorescence – The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
efflorescent – Opening in flower.
effluvium – A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
effrontery – Unblushing impudence.
effulgence – Splendor.
effuse – To pour forth.
effusion – an outpouring.
egoism – The theory that places man’s chief good in the completeness of self.
egoist – One who advocates or practices egoism.
egotism – Self-conceit.
egotist – One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
egregious – Extreme.
egress – Any place of exit.
eject – To expel.
elapse – To quietly terminate: said of time.
elasticity – That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
electrolysis – The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
electrotype – A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
elegy – A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
element – A component or essential part.
elicit – To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
eligible – Qualified for selection.
eliminate – To separate and cast aside.
Elizabethan – Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.
elocution – The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent – Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
elucidate – To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
elude – To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
elusion – Evasion.
emaciate – To waste away in flesh.
emanate – To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
emancipate – To release from bondage.
embargo – Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
embark – To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
embarrass – To render flustered or agitated.
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.
emblem – A symbol.
embody – To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
embolden – To give courage to.
embolism – An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
embroil – To involve in dissension or strife.
emerge – To come into view or into existence.
emergence – A coming into view.
emergent – Coming into view.
emeritus – Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
emigrant – One who moves from one place to settle in another.
emigrate – To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
eminence – An elevated position with respect to rank, place, character, condition, etc.
eminent – High in station, merit, or esteem.
emit – To send or give out.
emphasis – Any special impressiveness added to an utterance or act, or stress laid upon some word.
emphasize – To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
emphatic – Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
employee – One who works for wages or a salary.
employer – One who uses or engages the services of other persons for pay.
emporium – A bazaar or shop.
empower – To delegate authority to.
emulate – To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.
enact – To make into law, as by legislative act.
enamor – To inspire with ardent love.
encamp – To pitch tents for a resting-place.
encomium – A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
encompass – To encircle.
encore – The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
encourage – To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
encroach – To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
encumber – To impede with obstacles.
encyclical – Intended for general circulation.
encyclopedia – A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.
endanger – To expose to peril.
endear – To cause to be loved.
endemic – Peculiar to some specified country or people.
endue – To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
endurable – Tolerable.
endurance – The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
energetic – Working vigorously.
enervate – To render ineffective or inoperative.
enfeeble – To debilitate.
enfranchise – To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
engender – To produce.
engrave – To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
engross – To occupy completely.
enhance – To intensify.
enigma – A riddle.
enjoin – To command.
enkindle – To set on fire.
enlighten – To cause to see clearly.
enlist – To enter voluntarily the military service by formal enrollment.
enmity – Hatred.
ennoble – To dignify.
enormity – Immensity.
enormous – Gigantic.
enrage – To infuriate.
enrapture – To delight extravagantly or intensely.
enshrine – To keep sacred.
ensnare – To entrap.
entail – To involve; necessitate.
entangle – To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
enthrall – To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
enthrone – To invest with sovereign power.
enthuse – To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
enthusiastic – Full of zeal and fervor.
entirety – A complete thing.
entomology – The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
entrails – pl. The internal parts of an animal.
entreaty – An earnest request.
entree – The act of entering.
entrench – To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
entwine – To interweave.
enumerate – To name one by one.
epic – A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
epicure – One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
Epicurean – Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epicycle – A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
epicycloid – A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
epidemic – Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
epidermis – The outer skin.
epigram – A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
epilogue – The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
epiphany – Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
episode – An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
epitaph – An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
epithet – Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in “Father Aeneas.”
epitome – A simplified representation.
epizootic – Prevailing among animals.
epoch – A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
epode – A species of lyric poems.
equalize – To render uniform.
equanimity – Evenness of mind or temper.
equestrian – Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
equilibrium – A state of balance.
equitable – Characterized by fairness.
equity – Fairness or impartiality.
equivalent – Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
equivocal – Ambiguous.
equivocate – To use words of double meaning.
eradicate – To destroy thoroughly.
errant – Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
erratic – Irregular.
erroneous – Incorrect.
erudite – Very-learned.
erudition – Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
eschew – To keep clear of.
espy – To keep close watch.
esquire – A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
essence – That which makes a thing to be what it is.
esthetic – Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
estimable – Worthy of respect.
estrange – To alienate.
estuary – A wide lower part of a tidal river.
et cetera Latin. And so forth.
eugenic – Relating to the development and improvement of race.
eulogize – To speak or write a laudation of a person’s life or character.
eulogy – A spoken or written laudation of a person’s life or character.
euphemism – A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
euphonious – Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
euphony – Agreeableness of sound.
eureka Greek. I have found it.
evade – To avoid by artifice.
evanesce – To vanish gradually.
evanescent – Fleeting.
evangelical – Seeking the conversion of sinners.
evangelist – A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
evasion – Escape.
eventual – Ultimate.
evert – To turn inside out.
evict – To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
evidential – Indicative.
evince – To make manifest or evident.
evoke – To call or summon forth.
evolution – Development or growth.
evolve – To unfold or expand.
exacerbate – To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
exaggerate – To overstate.
exasperate – To excite great anger in.
excavate – To remove by digging or scooping out.
exceed – To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
excel – To be superior or distinguished.
excellence – Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
excellency – A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
excellent – Possessing distinguished merit.
excerpt – An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
excess – That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
excitable – Nervously high-strung.
excitation – Intensified emotion or action.
exclamation – An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
exclude – To shut out purposely or forcibly.
exclusion – Non-admission.
excrescence – Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
excretion – The getting rid of waste matter.
excruciate – To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
excursion – A journey.
excusable – Justifiable.
execrable – Abominable.
execration – An accursed thing.
executor – A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
exegesis – Biblical exposition or interpretation.
exemplar – A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
exemplary – Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
exemplify – To show by example.
exempt – Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
exert – To make an effort.
exhale – To breathe forth.
exhaust – To empty by draining off the contents.
exhaustible – Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
exhaustion – Deprivation of strength or energy.
exhaustive – Thorough and complete in execution.
exhilarate – To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
exhume – To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
exigency – A critical period or condition.
exigent – Urgent.
existence – Possession or continuance of being.
exit – A way or passage out.
exodus – A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
exonerate – To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
exorbitance – Extravagance or enormity.
exorbitant – Going beyond usual and proper limits.
exorcise – To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
exotic – Foreign.
expand – To increase in range or scope.
expanse – A continuous area or stretch.
expansion – Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
expatriate – To drive from one’s own country.
expect – To look forward to as certain or probable.
expectancy – The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
expectorate – To cough up and spit forth.
expediency – Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
expedient – Contributing to personal advantage.
expedite – To hasten the movement or progress of.
expeditious – Speedy.
expend – To spend.
expense – The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
expiate – To make satisfaction or amends for.
explicate – To clear from involvement.
explicit – Definite.
explode – To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
explosion – A sudden and violent outbreak.
explosive – Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
exposition – Formal presentation.
expository – Pertaining to a formal presentation.
expostulate – To discuss.
exposure – An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
expressive – Full of meaning.
expulsion – Forcible ejection.
extant – Still existing and known.
extemporaneous – Done or made without much or any preparation.
extempore – Without studied or special preparation.
extensible – Capable of being thrust out.
extension – A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
extensive – Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
extensor – A muscle that causes extension.
extenuate – To diminish the gravity or importance of.
exterior – That which is outside.
external – Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
extinct – Being no longer in existence.
extinguish – To render extinct.
extol – To praise in the highest terms.
extort – To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
extortion – The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
extradite – To surrender the custody of.
extradition – The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
extrajudicial – Happening out of court.
extraneous – Having no essential relation to a subject.
extraordinary – Unusual.
extravagance – Undue expenditure of money.
extravagant – Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
extremist – One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
extremity – The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.
extricate – Disentangle.
extrude – To drive out or away.
exuberance – Rich supply.
exuberant – Marked by great plentifulness.