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el |el| — angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
elaborate |ɪˈlæbərət| — add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
elaborated |əˈlæbəretəd| — developed or executed with care and in minute detail
elaborately |ɪˈlæbərətlɪ| — with elaboration
elaboration |ɪˌlæbəˈreɪʃn| — addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
elan |eɪˈlɑːŋ| — a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
eland |ˈiːlənd| — either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes
elapse |ɪˈlæps| — pass by
elapsed |əˈlæpst| — (of time) having passed or slipped by
elastic |ɪˈlæstɪk| — a narrow band of elastic rubber used to hold things (such as papers) together
elasticity |iːlaˈstɪsɪtɪ| — the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
elate |əˈleɪt| — fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
elated |ɪˈleɪtəd| — full of high-spirited delight
elation |ɪˈleɪʃn| — an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
elbow |ˈelbəʊ| — hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
elbow-chair |ˈelbəʊˈtʃeə| — A chair with long armrests for the elbows.
elbow-grease |ˈelbəʊɡriːs| — (idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
elbow-room |ˈelbəʊrʊm| — (idiomatic) Room or space in which to move or maneuver.
eld |eld| — a late time of life
elder |ˈeldər| — a person who is older than you are
elderberry |ˈeldərberɪ| — a common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
elderly |ˈeldərlɪ| — people who are old collectively
elders |ˈeldərz| — plural form of elder
eldest |ˈeldɪst| — the offspring who came first in the order of birth
eldritch |ˈeldrɪtʃ| — suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
elecampane |ˌeləkæmˈpeɪn| — tall coarse Eurasian herb having daisylike yellow flowers with narrow petals whose rhizomatous roots are used medicinally
elect |ɪˈlekt| — an exclusive group of people
elected |əˈlektəd| — subject to popular election
election |ɪˈlekʃn| — a vote to select the winner of a position or political office
electioneer |əˌlekʃəˈnɪr| — work actively for a political candidate or a party
electioneering |əˌlekʃəˈnɪrɪŋ| — persuasion of voters in a political campaign
elections |əˈlekʃənz| — plural form of election
elective |ɪˈlektɪv| — a course that the student can select from among alternatives
elector |ɪˈlektər| — a citizen who has a legal right to vote
electoral |ɪˈlektərəl| — relating to or composed of electors
electorate |ɪˈlektərət| — the body of enfranchised citizens; those qualified to vote
electorial — electoral
electric |ɪˈlektrɪk| — a car that is powered by electricity
electrical |ɪˈlektrɪkl| — relating to or concerned with electricity
electrically |ɪˈlektrɪklɪ| — by electricity
electrician |ɪˌlekˈtrɪʃn| — a person who installs or repairs electrical or telephone lines
electricity |ɪˌlekˈtrɪsətɪ| — a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
electricize — To electrify.
electrification |ɪˌlektrɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the activity of thrilling or markedly exciting some person or group
electrified |əˈlektrəˌfaɪd| — Powered by electricity.
electrify |ɪˈlektrɪfaɪ| — excite suddenly and intensely
electrifying |əˈlektrəˌfaɪɪŋ| — causing a surge of emotion or excitement
electrization |ɪˌlektrɪˈzeɪʃən| — electrification
electrize |ɪˈlektraɪz| — To electrify
electrized — simple past tense and past participle of electrize
electrizing — Present participle of electrize.
electro |ɪˈlektrəʊ| — (uncountable, music) An electronic style of hip hop; electrofunk
electrocardiogram |ɪˌlektrəʊˈkɑːrdɪəʊɡræm| — a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
electrochemical |ɪˌlektrəʊˈkemɪkəl| — of or involving electrochemistry
electrochemistry |ɪˌlektrəʊˈkemɪstrɪ| — branch of chemistry that deals with the chemical action of electricity and the production of electricity by chemical reactions
electrocute |ɪˈlektrəkjuːt| — kill by electric shock
electrocution |ɪˌlektrəˈkjuːʃn| — execution by electricity
electrode |ɪˈlektrəʊd| — a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
electrodynamics |ɪˌlektrəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks| — (physics) The phenomena associated with moving electric charges, and their interaction with electric and magnetic fields; the study of these phenomena.
electrokinetics |ɪˌlektrəʊkɪˈnetɪks| — (physics) the electrodynamics of electrical circuits
electrolier |əˌlektrəˈlɪr| — A fixture, usually hanging from the ceiling, for holding electric lamps.
electrolyse |ɪˈlektrəˌlaɪz| — Alternative spelling of electrolyze.
electrolysis |ɪˌlekˈtrɑːləsɪs| — (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
electrolyte |ɪˈlektrəlaɪt| — a solution that conducts electricity
electrolyze — To decompose by means of, or as a result of electrolysis
electromagnet |ɪˈlektrəʊmæɡnət| — a temporary magnet made by coiling wire around an iron core; when current flows in the coil the iron becomes a magnet
electromagnetic |ɪˌlektrəʊmæɡˈnetɪk| — pertaining to or exhibiting magnetism produced by electric charge in motion
electromechanical |ɪlektrəmɪˈkænɪkl| — of or relating to or involving an electrically operated mechanical device
electrometallurgy |ɪˌlektrəʊˈmetˌlɜːrdʒiː| — The deposit of a metal coating on a prepared surface by electrochemical means, as in electroplating and electrotyping.
electrometer |ˌɪlekˈtrɑːmɪtər| — meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source
electromotive |ɪˌlektrəˈməʊtɪv| — concerned with or producing electric current
electromotor |ɪˌlektrəˈməʊtər| — (physics) Any device that generates electricity
electron |ɪˈlektrɑːn| — an elementary particle with negative charge
electron-volt |vəʊlt| — (physics) A unit for measuring the energy of subatomic particles; the energy equal to that attained by an electron moving through a potential difference of one volt. Equivalent to 1.6022 x 10-19 joules.
electronegative |əˌlektrəˈneɡədɪv| — having a negative charge
electronic |ɪˌlekˈtrɑːnɪk| — of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
electronically |ɪˌlekˈtrɑːnɪklɪ| — by electronic means
electronics |ɪˌlekˈtrɑːnɪks| — the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
electropathy |ɪlekˈtrɒpəθɪ| — (medicine) The treatment of disease by electricity.
electrophone |ɪˈlektrəˌfəʊn| — (music) any instrument designed to create sounds using electrical currents
electroplate |ɪˈlektrəpleɪt| — any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis
electroplating |əˈlektrəˌpletɪŋ| — Present participle of electroplate.
electropositive |ɪˌlektrəˈpɑːzɪtɪv| — having a positive charge
electroscope |ɪˈlektrəˌskəʊp| — measuring instrument that detects electric charge; two gold leaves diverge owing to repulsion of charges with like sign
electrostatic |ɪˌlektrəʊˈstætɪk| — concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity
electrostatics |ɪˌlektrəʊˈstætɪks| — the branch of physics that deals with static electricity
electrotherapy |ɪˌlektrəʊˈθerəpiː| — the therapeutic application of electricity to the body (as in the treatment of various forms of paralysis)
electrotype |ɪˈlektrəˌtaɪp| — a plate, made by electroplating a mold, such as used in letterpress printing
electuary |ɪˈlektʃuːˌeriː| — (medicine) Any preparation of a medicine mixed with honey or similar in order to make it more palatable to swallow.
eleemosynary |ˌelɪiːˈmɒsɪnərɪ| — generous in assistance to the poor
elegance |ˈelɪɡəns| — a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
elegancy |ˈeləɡənsiː| — Alternative form of elegance.
elegant |ˈelɪɡənt| — suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
elegantly |ˈelɪɡəntlɪ| — with elegance; in a tastefully elegant manner
elegiac |ˌelɪˈdʒaɪək| — expressing sorrow often for something past
elegiacal — elegiac; expressing sorrow.
elegize |ˈelɪdʒaɪz| — compose an elegy
elegy |ˈelədʒɪ| — a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
element |ˈelɪmənt| — an abstract part of something
elemental |ˌelɪˈmentl| — of or being the essential or basic part
elementary |ˌelɪˈmentrɪ| — easy and not involved or complicated
elements |ˈelɪmənts| — violent or severe weather (viewed as caused by the action of the four elements)
elephant |ˈelɪfənt| — five-toed pachyderm
elephantiasis |ˌelɪfənˈtaɪəsɪs| — hypertrophy of certain body parts (usually legs and scrotum); the end state of the disease filariasis
elephantine |ˌelɪˈfæntiːn| — of great mass; huge and bulky
elevate |ˈelɪveɪt| — give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
elevated |ˈelɪveɪtɪd| — a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
elevating |ˈeləˌvetɪŋ| — Present participle of elevate.
elevation |ˌelɪˈveɪʃn| — the event of something being raised upward
elevator |ˈelɪveɪtər| — lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building
eleven |ɪˈlevn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
elevenses |ɪˈlevnzɪz| — (UK) A snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the late morning.
eleventh |ɪˈlevnθ| — position 11 in a countable series of things
elf |elf| — (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
elfin |ˈelfɪn| — suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
elfish |ˈelfɪʃ| — usually good-naturedly mischievous
elicit |ɪˈlɪsɪt| — call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
elicitation |ɪˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃən| — stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
elide |ɪˈlaɪd| — leave or strike out
eligibility |ˌelɪdʒəˈbɪlətɪ| — the quality or state of being eligible
eligible |ˈelɪdʒəbl| — qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
Elijah |eˈlaɪdʒə| — a Hebrew prophet in the Old Testament who opposed the worship of idols; he was persecuted for rebuking Ahab and Jezebel (king and queen of Israel); he was taken up to heaven in a chariot of fire (circa 9th century BC)
eliminable — able to be eliminated.
eliminate |ɪˈlɪmɪneɪt| — terminate, end, or take out
eliminated |əˈlɪməˌnetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of eliminate
eliminating |əˈlɪməˌnetɪŋ| — Present participle of eliminate.
elimination |ɪˌlɪmɪˈneɪʃn| — the act of removing or getting rid of something
eliminative — Of, pertaining to, or producing elimination
eliminator |ɪˈlɪməˌneɪtər| — an agent that eliminates something
eliminatory — Tending to eliminate.
elision |ɪˈlɪʒn| — omission of a sound between two words (usually a vowel and the end of one word or the beginning of the next)
elite |eɪˈliːt| — a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
elitism |eɪˈliːtɪzəm| — the attitude that society should be governed by an elite group of individuals
elitist |eɪˈliːtɪst| — someone who believes in rule by an elite group
elixir |ɪˈlɪksər| — a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
Elizabethan |ɪˌlɪzəˈbiːθn| — a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
elk |elk| — large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male; called `elk' in Europe and `moose' in North America
ell |el| — an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
ellipse |ɪˈlɪps| — a closed plane curve resulting from the intersection of a circular cone and a plane cutting completely through it
ellipses |ɪˈlɪpsiːz| — plural form of ellipse
ellipsis |ɪˈlɪpsɪs| — omission or suppression of parts of words or sentences
ellipsoid |əˈlɪpsɔɪd| — a surface whose plane sections are all ellipses or circles
elliptic |ɪˈlɪptɪk| — (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
elliptical |ɪˈlɪptɪkl| — rounded like an egg
elm |elm| — any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
elocution |ˌeləˈkjuːʃn| — an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
elocutionist |ˌeləˈkjuːʃənɪst| — a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
elongate |ɪˈlɔːŋɡeɪt| — make long or longer by pulling and stretching
elongated |ɪˈlɔːŋˌɡeɪtɪd| — drawn out or made longer spatially
elongation |ˌiːlɔːŋˈɡeɪʃn| — the quality of being elongated
elope |ɪˈləʊp| — run away secretly with one's beloved
elopement |ɪˈləʊpmənt| — the act of running away with a lover (usually to get married)
eloquence |ˈeləkwəns| — powerful and effective language
eloquent |ˈeləkwənt| — expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
eloquently |ˈeləkwəntlɪ| — with eloquence
else |els| — Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
elsewhere |ˌelsˈwer| — in or to another place
elucidate |ɪˈluːsɪdeɪt| — make clear and (more) comprehensible
elucidating |ɪˈluːsɪdeɪtɪŋ| — Present participle of elucidate.
elucidation |ɪˌluːsɪˈdeɪʃn| — an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
elucidative |əˈluːsəˌdetɪv| — that makes clear
elucidatory |ɪˈluːsɪdeɪtərɪ| — Serving to elucidate.
elude |ɪˈluːd| — escape, either physically or mentally
elusion |ɪˈluːʒən| — the act of avoiding capture (especially by cunning)
elusive |ɪˈluːsɪv| — difficult to describe
elusiveness |əˈluːsɪvnəs| — the quality of being difficult to grasp or pin down
elusory |ɪˈluːsəriː| — That tends to elude
elutriate |ɪˈluːtriːˌeɪt| — to decant; to purify something by straining it
eluvium |ɪˈluːviːəm| — Residual deposits of soil, dust, and rock particles produced by the action of the wind.
elver |ˈelvər| — young eel; may be sauteed or batter-fried
elves |elvz| — an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
elvish |ˈelvɪʃ| — usually good-naturedly mischievous
Elysium |əˈlɪzɪəm| — a place or condition of ideal happiness
elytra |ˈelɪtrə| — plural form of elytron
elytron |ˈelɪˌtrɑːn| — either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings