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Equilibrium (noun) 
a stable state characterized by the cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces
The fusion process released tremendous amounts of heat and light which could then
combat the compressing force of gravity; eventually, the two forces reached
equilibrium.

Equip (verb) 
to supply what is needed for some activity or purpose
To further their success, psychics must equip themselves with the fundamental
knowledge regarding human nature that most of us do not normally appreciate. 

Equivalent (adjective) 
equal in force, amount, or value; also : equal in area or volume but not admitting of 
superposition; corresponding or virtually identical especially in effect or function 
"This is a boon to employers," said Ross Eisenbrey, policy director for the liberal 
Washington based think tank. "They'll be given a green light to exempt people (from  overtime) whom Congress never intended to be treated as the equivalent of doctors and 
lawyers."

Era (noun) 
a large division of geologic time usually shorter than an eon 
For example, 65 million years ago a 6.2-mile (10 kilometer)-diameter asteroid impact
Resulted in a 100-million-megaton explosion that excavated a 112-mile (180
Kilometer)-wide crater on the yucat√°n peninsula in mexico and brought the
Dinosaur era to an end. 

Eradicate (verb) 
to destroy all traces of 
Even though smallpox was eradicated two years after the last known case was
Reported in somalia in 1977, it is still considered a danger due to the potential
Terrorist threat it poses if used as a biological weapon.

Erect (verb) 
to make or form a structure
In more modern times in the united states, windmills were erected as the west was
Being developed during the late 19th century.

Erode (verb) 
to consume gradually, as by chemical reaction, friction, etc.
Powerful waves caused by a storm off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean eroded more than
150 miles of coastline.

Eruption (noun) 
a sudden, violent explosion, as from a volcano
The Indonesian volcano Toba blew its top in the largest volcanic eruption of the last half
million years.

Essentially (adverb) 
as an inborn and basic element
Studies of lunar samples revealed that the interior of the Moon is essentially devoid of
water, so no underground supplies could be used by lunar inhabitants. 

Eternal (adjective) 
existing or occurring without interruption or end
It was not until the end of World War II that the eternal succession of international
wars ceased in Europe.  

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