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each ad. every one by itself
early ad. at or near the beginning, especially the beginning of the day; opposite late
earn v. to be paid in return for work done
earth n. the planet we all live on; the ground or soil
earthquake n. a sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface
ease v. to reduce; to make less difficult
east n. the direction from which the sun rises
easy ad. not difficult; not hard to do
eat v. to take food into the body through the mouth
ecology n. the scientific study of the environment and links among living and material things
economy n. the system by which money, industry and trade are organized
edge n. the line where something ends or begins
education n. the act of teaching
effect n. the result or change caused by something
effort n. an attempt; the work necessary to do something
either ad. one of two, but not the other
elect v. to choose by voting
electron n. a small part of an atom that has an electrical force
electricity n. a form of energy that flows through wires to provide heat and light, and power to machines
element n. one of more than 100 substances known to science that cannot be separated into other substances
embassy n. the offices of an ambassador and his or her assistants
embryo n. a human or animal in the earliest stages of its development
emergency n. an unexpected and dangerous situation demanding quick action
emotion n. a strong feeling such as love, hate, fear or sadness
employ v. to give work in return for wages
empty ad. having nothing inside; v. to remove everything
end v. to stop; to finish; n. the part which comes last
enemy n. a person opposing or hating another; a person or people of the other side in a war
energy n. power used to do work, usually with machines; the ability and willingness to be active
enforce v. to make something be done
engine n. a machine that uses energy to cause movement or to do work
engineer n. a person who designs engines, machines, roads, bridges or railroads
enjoy v. to be pleased or satisfied by something
enough ad. as much as necessary
enter v. to come or go into
environment n. all surrounding things, conditions and influences that affect life; the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals
enzyme n. a special kind of protein; it produces changes in other substances without being changed itself
equal ad. the same in amount, size, weight or value; having the same rights
equipment n. things, tools or machines needed for a purpose or activity
escape v. to get free; to get away from; to get out of
especially ad. more than others
establish v. to bring into existence; to create
estimate v. to form an opinion about a value, size or amount using less than complete information
ethnic ad. of or concerning people belonging to a large group because of their race, religion, language, tribe or where their ancestors lived
evaporate v. to change from a liquid into a gas
even ad. in a way not thought possible
event n. that which happens, especially something of importance
ever ad. at any time
every ad. each one; all
evidence n. material or facts that prove something; a reason for believing
evil ad. not good; extremely bad
exact ad. having no mistakes; correct in every detail
examine v. to study closely
example n. a part that shows what the rest of a thing or group is like
excellent ad. extremely good
except prep. but for
exchange v. to trade; to give or receive one thing for another
excuse v. to take away blame; to pardon; to forgive; n. a reason (sometimes false) for an action
execute v. to kill
exercise n. an activity or effort for the purpose of improving the body or to stay in good health
exile v. to force a person to leave his or her country; to expel; n. a person who is forced to leave his or her country
exist v. to be; to live
expand v. to make larger; to grow larger
expect v. to think or believe that something will happen; to wait for an even
expel v. to force out; to remove from; to send away
experience v. to live through an event, situation or condition; n. something that one has done or lived through
experiment v. to test; n. a test or trial carried out to prove if an idea is true or false, or to discover something
expert n. a person with special knowledge or training
explain v. to give reasons for; to make clear; to tell about; to tell the meaning
explode v. to break apart violently with a loud noise, like a bomb
explore v. to travel in a place that is not well known to learn more about it; to make a careful search; to examine closely
export v. to send to another country; n. something sent to another country, usually for sale
express v. to say clearly
extend v. to stretch out in area or length; to continue for a longer time
extra ad. more than normal, expected or necessary
extraordinary ad. far greater or better than the usual or normal
extreme ad. more than the usual or accepted
extremist n. a person with strong religious or political beliefs who acts in an extreme or violent way
n. (noun) a name word
v. (verb) an action word
ad. (adjective/adverb) a describing word
prep. (preposition) a word used to show a relatio
pro. (pronoun) a word used in place of a noun
conj. (conjunction) a joining word

Quote:VOA Special English WordBook