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Lesson Eight. English I. edifice. Definition. Example. (n) a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building syn : building. The palace was not just a place to live; it was an edifice meant to excite the envy of the other princes. educe. Definition. Example. (v) to draw or bring out

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lesson eight

Lesson Eight

English I

edifice
edifice

Definition

Example

  • (n) a large, elaborate structure; an imposing building
  • syn: building
  • The palace was not just a place to live; it was an edifice meant to excite the envy of the other princes.
educe
educe

Definition

Example

  • (v) to draw or bring out
  • syn: elicit
  • ant: suppress
  • The lawyer tried to educe a response from the witness.
eerie
eerie

Definition

Example

  • (adj) weird, mysterious; strange and frightening
  • syn: weird
  • ant: common, ordinary
  • We had an eerie feeling about entering the deserted old house at night.
efface
efface

Definition

Example

  • (v) to obliterate; to wipe out
  • syn: erase
  • ant: enshrine
  • It appeared that he had tried to efface her very memory by burning all her pictures.
effrontery
effrontery

Definition

Example

  • (n) unashamed boldness
  • syn: presumptuousness, impudence, audacity
  • The thief had the effrontery to demand a reward for returning the money he had stolen.
effusive
effusive

Definition

Example

  • (adj) a pouring out; an excessive display of emotion; overly demonstrative
  • syn: overflowing; gushing
  • ant: reserved, restrained
  • She was so effusive that everyone stared at us, and I was sorry that I agreed to meet her in a public place.
egalitarian
egalitarian

Definition

Example

  • (adj)(n) belief in the equality of all people
  • ant: elitist
  • The equal rights amendment for women was founded on egalitarian principles.
egress
egress

Definition

Example

  • (n) the right to go out, or a way to go out
  • (v) to go out; emerge
  • syn: exit
  • ant: ingress, entrance
  • The deed to the property did not specify that the buyer had rights of ingress and egress over the adjoining land.
elated
elated

Definition

Example

  • (adj) to be in high spirits; exultantly proud and joyful
  • syn: overjoyed
  • ant: depressed
  • We were elated at the prospects of the Caribbean cruise.
elite
elite

Definition

Example

  • (n) the choice or best of a group
  • ant: common, multitude
  • An elite army group specially trained in anti-terrorist tactics stormed the plane.