Monday, August 13, 2012

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Exclusively (adverb) 
to the exclusion of any other possibility
Kinesiology is a class exclusively for those majoring in Physical Education

Exert (verb) 
to bring to bear steadily or forcefully
Athletes must not over exert themselves too much when stretching but instead they
should let their flexibility increase over time.

Exhume (verb)  
to take out of the grave or tomb  The investigation calls for exhuming and testing the remains of Billy the Kid's mother
and Ollie L. “Brushy Bill'' Roberts.  Roberts, who died in 1950, swore he was William H.
Bonney, the name most often given by the Kid as his real one.

Exhibition (noun) 
an act of showing or displaying
Many sculptures and paintings are on exhibition at the National Gallery of Art.

Expenditure (noun) 
something spent to obtain a benefit or desired result
Total healthcare expenditures can be very expensive.

Expectant (adjective) 
expecting the birth of a child  
Putting bacteria back into the equation for expectant mothers and infants may help
reduce the risk of developing eczema (or dermatitis, as it is sometimes called) well into

Explode (verb) 
to come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure
In April 1986, Russia's nuclear power station at Chernobyl exploded, killing 250 people
and sending radioactive fallout around the world.

Exploit (noun) 
a great or heroic deed
Given to reading books of chivalry, the protagonist Alonso Quijano, influenced by the
exploits of his heroes, loses his mind and decides to become a knight, go out in search of
adventure and impose justice according to the code of the knights errant.

Exposure (noun) 
the condition of being laid open to something undesirable or injurious
General causes for primary brain cancer can include a prior head injury, infections,
exposure to chemical toxins such as insecticides and fungicides and exposure to
radiation such as microwave or radio frequencies.

Express (verb) 
to convey in language or words of a particular form This led to a professor at Stanford University to multiply this ratio by 100 to express a
child’s performance. He called this the intelligence quotient, or IQ. 

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