Found 163 articles starting with E:

epiphany - vocabulary

nounA sudden appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity; a sudden, intuitive perception of the essential meaning or significance of something, usually initiated by a commonplace occurrence.Note:...

epithet - vocabulary

nounAny word or phrase applied to a person or thing and used to describe an actual or attributed quality, as in The Great Communicator used to describe Ronald Reagan or man’s best friend used to describe ...

epitome - vocabulary

nounA person or thing that is typical of or represents to a high degree the attributes of an entire class; a summary or abstract of a larger literary work.Note: The word epitome does not m...

equable, equitable

The word equable means “even, tranquil, level.” The word equitable derives from equity and means “fair, just, or relating to a court of equity.”Example: ...

equanimity - vocabulary

nounEmotional or mental stability or composure, especially when tensed or strained; calm. We could not help contrasting the equanimity of Nature with the bustle and impatience of man. His w...

equipment - correct spelling

equipment nounExample: He bought all new computer equipment....

equipped - correct spelling

equipped verb (past tense and past participle of the verb equip)Example: They equipped...

equity - vocabulary

nounCharacterized by fairness. In law, the term courts of equity refers to a parallel system of courts in England and, later, the United States, that could give remedies deemed inadequate in courts of law...

equivalent - correct spelling

equivalent adjective and nounExample: His new TV was equivalent to mine. adjective...

equivocal - vocabulary

verbEquivocate: To hedge, to utter ambiguous statements, to use unclear expressions.adjectiveEquivocal: Ambiguous, open to more than one i...

err - correct spelling

err verbExample: “To err is human, to forgive divine.” *Example: We will err...

erudition, erudite - vocabulary

nounErudition: deep, extensive knowledge and learning.adjectiveErudite: characterized by great knowledge and learning. ...

eschew - vocabulary

verbTo stay away from, to avoid, to abstain from. Revelry rules the roost on New Year's Eve, but there are those who value fine dining more than noise-making. Many of Long Island's best restaurants are plan...

especially - correct spelling

especially adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

essential - correct spelling

essential adjective and nounExample: The ability to write is essential to your success. adjective...

estimable - vocabulary

adjectiveWorthy of respect, deserving esteem and admiration. But this is truly a wonderful occasion, the culmination of years of hard work and remarkable generosity, and all of which was due to the goo...

Ethics vs. Morals

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Eulogy vs. Elegy

The English language is full of confusing words that mix up writers and speakers alike, and most of this con...

euphemism - vocabulary

nounA figure of speech by which a less offensive phrase is substituted to convey a harsh thought. For example, pass away is a euphemism for die. Euphemisms abound...

evening - correct spelling

evening nounExample: They sat on their front porch every evening....

everyday, every day

Everyday is an adjective used to describe things that are “common” or “ordinary.”Every day describes things that happen daily; it’s a ...

evident - correct spelling

evident adjectiveExample: His red face made his anger evident to all....

evince - vocabulary

verbTo make manifest or evident; to show clearly, to prove; to reveal the possession of a quality or trait. Presidents and prime ministers everywhere, I suspect, sometimes wonder how history will deal with ...

evoke - vocabulary

verbTo call up or summon forth memories or feelings; to elicit, draw forth; to summon. Railroad iron is a magician’s rod, in its power to evoke the sleeping energies of land and water....

Evoke vs. Invoke

While these two words aren’t quite homophones or homonyms, they still sound similar enough to cause some con...

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