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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.
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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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