Found 134 articles starting with E:

e.g., i.e.

Both abbreviations are actually for Latin, not English words.Id est (i.e.) is Latin for “that is.”Exempli gratia (e.g.) is the Latin “for example.”If the ph...

earnest - correct spelling

earnest adjective and nounExample: The earnest young worker received a Christmas bonus. adjective...

easily - correct spelling

easily adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here ...

easy - correct spelling

easy adjectiveExample: Learning how to spell is easy.Example: Now we’re on ...

ebullient - vocabulary

ebullient - adjective Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling; excited; high-spirited. The world was kept informed of Pavarotti's joie de vivre, his ebullient flirtatio...

eccentric - vocabulary

eccentric - noun One who goes his own way and cares little about the norm.adjectiveDeviating from customary or recognized character; erratic; odd; peculiar. An insi...

ecstasy - correct spelling

ecstasy nounExample: His ecstasy caused him to shout with glee....

ecstatic - correct spelling

ecstatic adjectiveExample: After the thrilling performance, the audience was ecstatic....

education - correct spelling

education nounExample: He wanted to further his education by attending night school....

Education vs. Experience: Where to Place What, Where on Your Resume

By Dave Landry Jr When it comes to deciding if you should place education before experience or vice versa on you...

efface - vocabulary

efface - verb To wipe out, do away with, obliterate, expunge, as in She effaced her most dreadful memories.Note: The related terms self-effacement and self-effacing mean...

effect - correct spelling

effect noun and verbNot affect (which is usually a verb, but sometimes a noun). For a discussion of affect vs. effect...

effete - vocabulary

effete - adjective Lacking in wholesome vigor, degenerate, decadent; exhausted of energy or support, worn out. A spirit of national masochism prevails, encouraged by an effete corps o...

efficacious - vocabulary

efficacious - adjective Capable of having the desired result; effective as a method, means, or remedy.Note: The noun form efficacy means effectiveness. For exampl...

efficiency - correct spelling

efficiency nounExample: The new computer system increased the company’s efficiency....

efficient - correct spelling

efficient adjectiveExample: The efficient workers increased the company’s productivity....

effrontery - vocabulary

effrontery - noun Unblushing impudence or boldness; barefaced audacity; “nerve.”Note: Do not confuse the noun effrontery with the verb and ...

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egoism, egotism - vocabulary

egoism, egotism - noun Egoism: a philosophical doctrine that morality has its foundations in self-interest.Egotism: an excessive preoccupation with self. ...

egregious - vocabulary

egregious - adjective Extraordinary in a bad way, glaring, flagrant, as in an egregious violation of the law. On Jan. 31, 1996, the city ordered the tenants of a Harlem brownstone to move out...

eight - correct spelling

eight nounExample: She loved her eight grandchildren....

eighth - correct spelling

eighth adjective and nounExample: This was the eighth time he won the lottery. adjective...

either - correct spelling

either adjective, adverb, pronoun, and correlative conjunctionExample: You may sit on ...

elicit, illicit

Elicit is a verb that means “to draw out.”Illicit is an adjective describing unlawful or underhanded behavior or a...

elicit, illicit - vocabulary

Elicit: verb, to draw out, to bring forth, to call forth or provoke.Illicit: adjective, not legally perm...

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