Monday, August 13, 2012

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Enthusiast (noun) 
one who is ardently attached to a cause, object, or pursuit; one who tends to become 
ardently absorbed in an interest
At one time, spotting a cougar in the eastern U.S. ranked alongside an encounter with
Bigfoot or a UFO. But over the years, the rise in cougar tales has sparked an interest in
wildlife officials and cougar enthusiasts alike.

Entirety (noun) 
an amount of quantity from which nothing is left out or held back
Some mental illnesses are caused by severe abuse during childhood violence so extreme
that the child cannot absorb the trauma in its entirety.

Entrap (verb) 
to catch or control by a source of danger not easily foreseen and avoided
Upon locating its food, the anteater entraps it with its sticky saliva, hence making sure
that the nest is wiped clean.

Envision (verb) 
to picture to oneself: think
But scientists envision nonmilitary uses.

Envoy (noun) 
a person delegated to represent one government in its dealings with another
In April 1803, Napoleon Bonaparte negotiated the sale of the Louisiana Territory with
the envoys of President Thomas Jefferson.

Eon (noun) 
a long time
Collectively, these frozen archives give scientists unprecedented views of global climate
over the eons.

 Epicenter (noun) 
the part of the earth’s surface directly above the focus of an earthquake 
Buildings from as far as 50 miles from the epicenter of the 7.9 earthquake suffered
extensive damage.

Episode (noun) 
something significant that happens
Most people have observed mild dissociative episodes in which they lose touch with
their surroundings. Examples include daydreaming, highway hypnosis, or losing oneself
in a movie or book.

Equation (noun)  
statement that two mathematical expressions are equal
Sucrose + H2O v Glucose + Fructose:  We will need to remember that equation for the

Equidistant (adjective) 
being the same distance as something else 
In the copper crystal the spheres are packed closely together in such a fashion that each
atom has twelve equidistant neighbors. 

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