E ebullience Very energetic, positive, and happy He wasn't his usual ebullient self. effects The result of a particular influence The radiation leak has had a disastrous effect on/upon the environment. effectual effective and successful They wish to promote a real and effectual understanding between the two countries. effrontery Extreme rudeness without any ability to understand that your behaviour is not acceptable to other people egress The act or way of leaving a place: The main egress from the restaurant had been blocked off. elucidate to explain something or make something clear I don't understand. You'll have to elucidate. emaciated Very thin and weak, usually because of illness or extreme hunger There were pictures of emaciated children on the cover of the magazine. embellish To make something more beautiful or interesting by adding something to it emigre Someone who has had to leave their country permanently, usually for political reasons emphatic Done or said in a strong way and without any doubt The minister has issued an emphatic rejection of the accusation. encumber To weigh someone or something down, or to make it difficult for someone to do something enigma Something that is mysterious and seems impossible to understand completely ennui a feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do ensue To happen after something else, especially as a result of it The police officer said that he had placed the man under arrest and that a scuffle had ensued. envoy Someone who is sent as a representative from one government or organization to another equanimity A calm mental state, especially after a shock or disappointment or in a difficult situation equity The money value of a property or business after debts have been subtracted How much equity do you have in your home erudite Full of anger, arguments, and bad feeling Their marriage ended eight years ago in an acrimonious divorce. erudition Having or containing a lot of knowledge that is known by very few people eschew To avoid something intentionally, or to give something up espouse To become involved with or support an activity or opinion Vegetarianism is one cause she does not espouse. evince To make something obvious or show something clearly They have never evinced any readiness or ability to negotiate. exacerbate To make something that is already bad even worse This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities. exculpate To remove blame from someone The pilot of the aircraft will surely be exculpated when all the facts are known. exodus The movement of a lot of people from a place There has been a mass exodus of workers from the villages to the towns. exonerate To show or state that someone or something is not guilty of something The report exonerated the crew from all responsibility for the collision. expiate To show that you are sorry for bad behaviour by doing something or accepting punishment to expiate a crime/sin exploit To use something in a way that helps you We need to make sure that we exploit our resources as fully as possible. extant Used to refer to something very old that is still existing We have some extant parish records from the 16th century. extricate to remove something or set something free with difficulty It took hours to extricate the car from the sand.