Expedient means serving to promote or advance one’s interest. It is expedient for him to start his re-election campaign early. Expeditious means acting with speed and efficiency. Please transfer the funds the most expeditious way.
Expatiate means to write or speak at great length. That company likes to expatiate in detail about its products. Expiate means to atone or make amends for something. He wanted to expiate the guilt he felt all those years.
Expand means to increase something. The company’s healthcare business expanded by 50 percent. Expend means to lay out or spend. The company expended most of its effort on healthcare sales. Expound means to state in detail. The CPA expounded the intricacies of the new tax law.
Exhort means to urge strongly or give warnings or advice. We are all exhorted therefore to live according to the law. Extort means to get something through force or intimidation. They were arrested for extorting money from the elderly.
Exercise means to use the mind or body in some activity. Jogging exercises the body as well as the mind. Exorcize means to drive out an evil spirit. The minister exorcized the house before the new owners moved in.
Exceptionable means objectionable, offensive, or debatable. We found their crude language quite exceptionable. The court made some exceptionable decisions today. Exceptional means uncommon, unusual, or extraordinary. That student has an exceptional memory for small details.
Exalt means to raise, praise, or elevate a person or thing. Let us exalt the brilliance of your achievements and ideas. Exult means to rejoice greatly. The professor exulted at being named department chairman.
Exacerbate means to make more violent, brutal, or severe. Closing the plant may exacerbate the bad mood in the town. Exasperate means to anger, irritate, or annoy. The voters were exasperated by the candidate’s ignorance.
Evince means to exhibit or show something clearly. Paul McCartney evinced an amazing talent for music as a child. Evoke means to bring out something hidden or unexpressed. The music evoked many good memories of Molly’s college days. Invoke means to call upon for help or to activate something. The defendant invoked the Fifth Amendment […]