economy [the system by which money, industrytrade are organized] Many people hopeeconomy will continuegrow.
edge [the line where something ends or begins] Do not write nearedgethe paper.
education [the actteaching] Congress approvedspending450 million dollarsaideducation.
effect [the result or change caused by something] The storm hadserious effectthe economy.
effort [() an attempt; (2)work necessarydo something] The boy made an efforthelpmother. () Climbingmountain required great effort. (2)
egg [()rounded object containing unborn young produced by female birds, fish or reptiles; (2)single cella female person or animal that can develop intobaby] Sea turtles bury their eggsthe sand. () Human eggs can be transplanted from one womananother. (2)
either [onetwo, but notother] Can eitheryou tell me howgetthe airport?
elect [to choose by voting] The voters electedstate governor as Presidentthe United States.
electricity [a formenergy that flows through wiresprovide heatlight,powermachines] We did not have electricity or clean water afterstorm.
embassy [the officesan ambassador andor her assistants] All foreign embassies areWashington.
emergency [an unexpecteddangerous situation demanding quick action] The President declaredwildfire emergencyNew Mexico.
emotion [a strong feeling such as love, hate, fear or sadness] The dispute produced strong emotionsboth sides.
employ [to give workreturnwages] Janeemployed asprison guard.
empty [() having nothing inside; (2)remove everything] The house was empty. () The old man emptiedglassaskedmore water. (2)
end [()stop; (2)finish; (3)part which comes last] The chairman endedmeeting. () The year ended peacefully. (2) We were happyreachendthe project. (3)
enemy [()person opposing or hating another; (2)person or peoplethe other sidea war] The two men were fierce political enemies. () Enemy soldiers attacked allied forcesthe island. (2)
energy [() power useddo work, usually with machines; (2)abilitywillingnessbe active] Electricity provides mostthe energyour city. () You can increase your energy by eating healthy foodexercising every day. (2)
enforce [to make something be done] Police enforcelaw.
engine [a machine that uses energycause movement ordo work] He sayscar's engine will not start.
engineer [a person who designs engines, machines, roads, bridges or railroads] He worked as an engineerthe space program.
enjoy [to be pleased or satisfied by something] Did you enjoymovie?
enough [() as much as necessary; (2)amount needed] Does Richard have enough moneybuy herring? () Richard said he had enough. (2)
enter [to come or go into] They enteredstore together.
environment [() all surrounding things, conditionsinfluences that affect life; (2)natural worldland, sea, air, plantsanimals] The group support stronger lawsprotectenvironment from industrial pollution. () Tell us what we can doprevent further damageour natural environment. (2)
equal [()sameamount, size, weight or value; (2) havingsame rights] Eachthem provided an equal amountmoneystartnew business. () The amendment guaranteed that menwomen would have equal rights. (2)
equipment [things, tools or machines needed forpurpose or activity] Jack has allequipment we will needour camping trip.
escape [()get free; (2)get away from; (3)get out of] The lion escaped fromcage. () Three prisoners escaped from their guards. (2) No one could escape fromhigh security prison. (3)
especially [more than others] We likedfood, especiallyfish.
establish [()bring into existence; (2)create] Mister Jenkins establishedbusiness 23 years ago. () Scientists have establishednew waycommunicate with creatures anywherethe universe. (2)
estimate [to form an opinion aboutvalue, size or amount using less than complete information] The media have failedtheir attemptsestimatewinnersnational elections.
ethnic [of or concerning people belonginga large group becausetheir race, religion, language, tribe or where their ancestors lived] JayCindy enjoy eating ethnic food as often as possible.
evaporate [to change fromliquid intogas] Water evaporates more quickly during dry weather.
even [inway not thought possible] They survived, even thoughbuilding was destroyed.
event [that which happens, especially somethingimportance] Swearinga new Presidenta big eventWashington.
ever [at any time] Did you ever meet Joseph's wife?
every [() each one; (2) all] Every winner getsdifferent prize. () She has read every bookthe library. (2)
evidence [() material or facts that prove something; (2)reasonbelieving] The evidence provessuspectguilty. () Children do not need evidencebelieveSanta Claus. (2)
evil [() not good; (2) extremely bad] He had an evil plan. () Onlytruly evil person would treatchild so badly. (2)
exact [() having no mistakes; (2) correctevery detail] Thatthe exact numberstudents present. () His reports were exactevery way. (2)
examine [to study closely] The judge examinedevidence carefully.
example [a part that shows whatresta thing or grouplike] Her successan examplethe resultsa good education.
excellent [extremely good] Georgeexcellent at cooking French food.
except [but for] ExceptJoe, everyone wantedhelp.
exchange [()trade; (2)give or receive one thinganother] He exchangedsharesstock forcash payment. () The two sides exchanged ideasa peace agreement. (2)
excuse [()take away blame; (2)pardon; (3)forgive; (4)reason (sometimes false)an action] He excused himselflyingher. () A governor's pardon excusesprisoner's criminal act. (2) Please excuse mespeaking your language so poorly. (3) Missus Warner refusedaccept her husband's excusewhat he did. (4)
exercise [an activity or effortthe purposeimprovingbody orstaygood health] Doctors sayhalf hourexercise several timesweek can prevent heart attacks.
exile [()forcepersonleaveor her country; (2)expel; (3)person whoforcedleaveor her country] The writer was exiled becausebook criticizedgovernment. () The new government exiledformer dictator. (2) Afterfallthe communist government, exiles were ablereturn home. (3)
exist [()be; (2)live] Manythe documents needed bycourt no longer exist. () How long has life existedEarth? (2)
expand [()make larger; (2)grow larger] The mayor expandedpolice forcestop an increasecrimes. () This economyexpanding atratefour percentyear. (2)
expect [()think or believe that something will happen; (2)waitan event] Do you expect an increasepay this year? () TomMary Ann are expectingnew babyAugust. (2)
expel [()force out; (2)remove from; (3)send away] The dishonest officers were expelled frommilitary forces. () The students were expelledbringing alcoholschool. (2) Somethe exiles were expelledreligious reasons. (3)
experience [()live through an event, situation or condition ; (2) something that one has done or lived through] She experienced great pain. () The experience caused her great pain. (2)
experiment [()test; (2)test or trial carried outprove if an ideatrue or false, ordiscover something] The candidate said he experimented with marijuana when he wasstudent. () The medical experiments showed thatnew medicine was not effective against cancer. (2)
expert [a person with special knowledge or training] Shean expertnuclear disarmament.
explain [()give reasons for; (2)make clear; (3)tell about; (4)tellmeaning] Linda explainedher father why she wantedbig wedding. () The president explaineddetailplansend American soldiersthe troubled area. (2) Wyatt explainedsteps he usedsolvebudget problem. (3) Justin was askedexplaineffectshis solutionall sidesthe dispute. (4)
explode [to break apart violently withloud noise, likebomb] The criticism made him explodeanger.
explore [()travela place thatnot well knownlearn more about it; (2)makecareful search; (3)examine closely] A team led by Meriwether LewisWilliam Clark exploredland westthe Mississippi River almost two hundred years ago. () The spacecraft exploredsolar systemsearchsignslife. (2) The committee explored every possibility before deciding whatdo. (3)
export [()sendanother country; (2) something sentanother country, usuallysale] The United States has been importing much more from Asia thanexports. () Butexpects exports will increase followingapprovalfull trade relations with China. (2)
express [to say clearly] He expressedloveher.
extend [()stretch outarea or length; (2)continue forlonger time] The rebels have extended their control over morethe country. () Officials have extendedtime that students must beschool each day, from seven hourseight. (2)
extra [more than normal, expected or necessary] Newspapers printed extra copiesreport election results.
extreme [more thanusual or accepted] My broken leg was extremely painful. (～ly adverb)
extremist [a person with strong religious or political beliefs who actsan extreme or violent way] Animal rights extremists broke intobuildingreleased alllaboratory animals.