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Lesson Nine. English I. elude. Definition. Example. (v) to escape notice; to get away from syn : avoid, evade, lose. The fugitive was able to elude his pursuers by carefully covering his tracks. embroil. Definition. Example. (v) to draw into a conflict or fight syn : entangle.

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Lesson nine

Lesson Nine

English I


Elude
elude

Definition

Example

  • (v) to escape notice; to get away from

  • syn: avoid, evade, lose

  • The fugitive was able to elude his pursuers by carefully covering his tracks.


Embroil
embroil

Definition

Example

  • (v) to draw into a conflict or fight

  • syn: entangle

  • The committee was embroiled in a heated discussion over the new zoning ordinance.


Emissary
emissary

Definition

Example

  • (n) one sent on a special mission to represent others

  • In those days there was no such thing as diplomatic immunity, and an emissary was often taken captive and killed.


emit

Definition

Example

  • (v) to send out; to give forth, as in sound

  • syn: discharge, issue, utter

  • The geyser Old Faithful emits water on a regular basis.


Enmity
enmity

Definition

Example

  • (n) deep-seated hostility, often mutual

  • syn: hatred, antagonism

  • ant: friendship

  • There had always been a feeling of enmity between the two schools.


Ensue
ensue

Definition

Example

  • (v) to result from

  • syn: to follow

  • ant: to cause

  • Spontaneous applause ensued when the principal announced that school would be closed for two weeks for repairs.


Entice
entice

Definition

Example

  • (v) to attract by offering reward or pleasure

  • syn: tempt, lure

  • ant: discourage

  • I was enticed by the color and style of the gown, but the price was too high.


Entity
entity

Definition

Example

  • (n) an independent being; a real and independent existence

  • What had frightened him was no more than a mixture of fog and gas being blown by the wind. There was no malevolent entity that stalked that graveyard.


Envisage
envisage

Definition

Example

  • (v) to form a mental picture

  • syn: to imagine, visualize

  • Jack should try to envisage how he will do the task before he begins it.


Epigram
epigram

Definition

Example

  • (n) a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation

  • syn: statement

  • The guest speaker used many epigramsto hold the attention of his audience.


Epitaph
epitaph

Definition

Example

  • (n) inscription on a tombstone

  • The epitaph on the headstone was simple, but meaningful: “Husband, Father, Friend.”


Equivocal
equivocal

Definition

Example

  • (adj) ambiguous; purposely vague

  • syn: uncertain, questionable

  • ant: certain, definite, unequivocal

  • He never said “Yes” or “No.” He always had to give an equivocal answer.


Eradicate
eradicate

Definition

Example

  • (v) to wipe out; destroy

  • syn: erase, eliminate

  • ant: add, create

  • The girl tried to eradicate the memory of the crash from her mind.


Fabricate
fabricate

Definition

Example

  • (v) to make, to build; to make up a story in order to deceive

  • syn: to erect; to invent

  • We tried to fabricate a story our parents would believe.


Facade
facade

Definition

Example

  • (n) deceptive outward appearance; front part of a building

  • Although Joan put on a cheerful façade, we knew she was heartbroken.


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