Monday, August 13, 2012

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Enactment (noun) 
the formal product or a legislative or judicial body
Unlike other countries which have a nationwide policy, in the United States, the
enactment and enforcement of motor vehicle regulation is done by the states.

Encase (verb) 
to cover something completely; to enclose something
Encased in a padded steel cocoon, most drivers are unhurt if they are wearing their
seatbelts during the time of the collision.
Encroachment (noun) 
the act of trespassing or intruding on the property of another
From 1863 to 1868, the Sioux fought the army's encroachment. 

Encrypt (verb) 
to convert information from one system of communication into another; especially: to 
convert a message into code
The function that fills in forms offers an option to store credit card numbers too, but the
information is encrypted on the hard drive of a user's computer instead of Google's
computers, for security and privacy reasons. 

Endanger (verb) 
to subject to danger or destruction 
Fires help habitats and are important to endangered species of animals that rely on
these plants for survival.  

Endogamy (noun) 
The custom of marrying only within one’s group, clan, or tribe
Data from the two locations of Stirling's ethnography show a uniform preference for
marriage within the community as well as an interesting contrast in rates of

Endure (verb) 
to remain in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time
Some towns and schools are named after Oak trees, reminding Californians of things
that are free and enduring.
Engage (verb) 
to involve someone in an activity
His concerts were a great success, and the emperor, Joseph II, encouraged him, later
(1787) engaging him as court composer.   

Engulf (verb) 
to flow over completely
At this point in its life, the Sun's envelope will expand to engulf all of the inner solar
system out to Mars. 

Enhance (verb)
to endow with beauty and elegance by way of a notable addition
Students are also expected to enhance the teaching, communication, and administrative
skills he will need in his professional career.   

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