Words - Letter E
 
 
 
 
American English Vocabulary - Letter E

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Words - Letter E
  • each - ad. every one by itself
  • early - ad. at or near the beginning, especially the beginning of the day; opposite late
  • earn - v. to be paid in return for work done
  • earth - n. the planet we all live on; the ground or soil
  • earthquake - n. a sudden, violent shaking of the earth's surface
  • ease - v. to reduce; to make less difficult
  • east - n. the direction from which the sun rises
  • easy - ad. not difficult; not hard to do
  • eat - v. to take food into the body through the mouth
  • ecology - n. the scientific study of the environment and links among living and material things
  • economy - n. the system by which money, industry and trade are organized
  • edge - n. the line where something ends or begins
  • education - n. the act of teaching
  • effect - n. the result or change caused by something ("The storm had a serious effect on the economy.")
  • effort - n. an attempt; the work necessary to do something
  • egg - n. the rounded object containing unborn young produced by female birds, fish or reptiles; a single cell in a female person or animal that can develop into a baby
  • either - ad. one of two, but not the other
  • elect - v. to choose by voting
  • electricity - n. a form of energy that flows through wires to provide heat and light, and power to machines
  • embassy - n. the offices of an ambassador and his or her assistants
  • embryo - n. a human or animal in the earliest stages of its development
  • emergency - n. an unexpected and dangerous situation demanding quick action
  • emotion - n. a strong feeling such as love, hate, fear or sadness
  • employ - v. to give work in return for wages
  • empty - ad. having nothing inside; v. to remove everything
  • end - v. to stop; to finish; n. the part which comes last
  • enemy - n. a person opposing or hating another; a person or people of the other side in a war
  • energy - n. power used to do work, usually with machines; the ability and willingness to be active
  • enforce - v. to make something be done
  • engine - n. a machine that uses energy to cause movement or to do work
  • engineer - n. a person who designs engines, machines, roads, bridges or railroads
  • enjoy - v. to be pleased or satisfied by something
  • enough - ad. as much as necessary; pro. the amount needed
  • enter - v. to come or go into
  • environment - n. all surrounding things, conditions and influences that affect life; the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals
  • equal - ad. the same in amount, size, weight or value; having the same rights
  • equipment - n. things, tools or machines needed for a purpose or activity
  • escape - v. to get free; to get away from; to get out of
  • especially - ad. more than others ("We liked the food, especially the fish.")
  • establish - v. to bring into existence; to create
  • estimate - v. to form an opinion about a value, size or amount using less than complete information
  • ethnic - ad. of or concerning people belonging to a large group because of their race, religion, language, tribe or where their ancestors lived
  • evaporate - v. to change from a liquid into a gas
  • even - ad. in a way not thought possible ("They survived, even though the building was destroyed.")
  • event - n. that which happens, especially something of importance
  • ever - ad. at any time
  • every - ad. each one; all
  • evidence - n. material or facts that prove something; a reason for believing
  • evil - ad. not good; extremely bad
  • exact - ad. having no mistakes; correct in every detail
  • examine - v. to study closely
  • example - n. a part that shows what the rest of a thing or group is like
  • excellent - ad. extremely good
  • except - prep. but for
  • exchange - v. to trade; to give or receive one thing for another
  • excuse - v. to take away blame; to pardon; to forgive; n. a reason (sometimes false) for an action
  • execute - v. to kill
  • exercise - n. an activity or effort for the purpose of improving the body or to stay in good health
  • exile - v. to force a person to leave his or her country; to expel; n. a person who is forced to leave his or her country
  • exist - v. to be; to live
  • expand - v. to make larger; to grow larger
  • expect - v. to think or believe that something will happen; to wait for an event
  • expel - v. to force out; to remove from; to send away
  • experience - v. to live through an event, situation or condition ("She experienced great pain."); n. something that one has done or lived through ("The experience caused her great pain.")
  • experiment - v. to test; n. a test or trial carried out to prove if an idea is true or false, or to discover something
  • expert - n. a person with special knowledge or training
  • explain - v. to give reasons for; to make clear; to tell about; to tell the meaning
  • explode - v. to break apart violently with a loud noise, like a bomb
  • explore - v. to travel in a place that is not well known to learn more about it; to make a careful search; to examine closely
  • export - v. to send to another country; n. something sent to another country, usually for sale
  • express - v. to say clearly
  • extend - v. to stretch out in area or length; to continue for a longer time
  • extra - ad. more than normal, expected or necessary
  • extraordinary - ad. far greater or better than the usual or normal
  • extreme - ad. more than the usual or accepted
  • extremist - n. a person with strong religious or political beliefs who acts in an extreme or violent way
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