Monday, August 13, 2012

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Enlarge (verb) 
to express at greater length or in detail; to make or become greater or larger
City-states’ importance were enlarged through the 1990s by the rapid flowering of the
Internet and the digital revolution.

Enlist (verb) 
to become a member of 
After World War I and II, American women and children were enlisted to help in the
war effort by collecting items of rubber and metal for recycling.

 Enmity (noun) 
positive, active, and typically mutual hatred or ill will
Laboring to transform the dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy into a triple monarchy
including a Slavic kingdom under Croatian leadership, he won the enmity of both the
Pan-Serbians and the Pan-Germans, and his support of the Christian Socialist campaign
for universal suffrage brought the hostility of the Hungarian magnates. 

Enormous (adjective) 
of extraordinary size and power
The community consists of an enormous number of people of every conceivable age,
race, religion, lifestyle, income, and opinion. 

Enrage (verb) 
full of or marked by extreme anger
Enraged smaller birds are seen driving away larger birds that are trying to invade the
smaller birds’ nests.

Enrich (verb) 
to make rich or richer especially by the addition or increase of some desirable quality, 
attribute, or ingredient 
Parts of a gas centrifuge system for enriching uranium were dug up in Baghdad. 

Ensemble (noun) 
a group of musicians engaged in a performance   
An ensemble of violinists played at the wedding.

Ensue (verb) 
to occur as a consequence
A large battle ensued, but the Vikings were eventually able to resist the attack.  

Enterprise (noun) 
A commercial organization
While healthcare strategies abound from diverse viewpoints and divergent professional
groups, no one strategy has all the answers to reform the medical healthcare

 Enthrall (verb) 
catching and holding the full attention
The journal of Lewis and Clark, which depicts their extraordinary journey of eight-
thousand miles, is enthralling reading today. 

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