Tuesday, March 22, 2011

English One-Word Vocabulary (E - G)

(E)
Eccentric
Irrational or unconventional person or attitude
Edible
Fit to be eaten as food
Effeminate
Manners, behaviours like those of a woman.
Efficacious
Having the power to produce desired effect.

Egoist
One given to under self-importance.
Eligible
Capable of being selected.
Elixir
A very effective life-giving remedy.
Embezzle
To use money fraudulently for one’s own use.
Emigrant
A person leaving his own native country and settling in another.
Ennui
A feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction
Entomology
Science about insects.
Epicurean
One who believes that pleasure is the end of all morality.
Epidemic
A disease affecting a large number of people.
Epitaph
Inscription on a grave
Episcopacy
Government of the church by bishops
Epistolary
Pertaining to letters.
Equestrian
A person who goes on a horse back.
Equilibrium
A state of balance between opposing influences, interests etc.
Equinox
That time at which the sun crosses the equator and days and nights are equal.
Equivocal
Having two or more significations
Eradicate
To root out an evil
Etymology
Science of words and their origion
Examinee
One who sits for an examination
Exculpate
To free a person from charge or blame
Exonerate
To free from blame.
Exorcise
To expel evil spirit out from a person, or place
Explicit
Clearly stated and having no disguised meaning.
Expurgate
To clear from anything hurtful, offensive or erroneous
Extempore
Without previous study or meditation
Eunuch
A castrated male person employed in harem
Eurasian
A person of mixed European and Asiatic parentage.
(F)
Fanatic
A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, especially on religious subjects.
Fastidious
One who is difficult to please.
Fatal
That which results in death.
Fatalist
One who has belief in fate instead of human effort.
Federation
A union of different units and organizations.
Feminist
One who advocates the cause of women.
Fisticuffs
Fighting with the fists
Fratricide
Murder of one’s brother
(G)
Galaxy
Collection of stars
Garrulous
One who talks much
Genocide
Extermination of a race
Germicide
Anything that destroys germs
Glutton
Given to over-eating
Graminivorous
One who feeds on grass
Granary
A store house of grain
Gratis
That which is given without any cost or fee.
Gregarious
Living in flocks, fond of company
Gymnasium
A place for practice in gymnastics

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