elaboration N. /细节;复杂/addition of details; intricacy. Tell what happened simply, without any elaboration.
elated ADJ. /过分高兴的;兴高采烈/overjoyed; in high spirits. Grinning from ear to ear, Bonnie Blair was clearly elated by
her fifth Olympic gold medal. elation, N.
elegy N. /挽歌，悲歌/poem or song expressing lamentation. On the death of Edward King, Milton composed the elegy
"Lycidas." elegiacal, ADJ.
elicit V. /得出/draw out by discussion. The detectives tried to elicit where he had hidden his loot.
elixir N. /包治百病，万能药/cure-all; something invigorating. The news of her chance to go abroad acted on her like an
ellipsis N. /省略/omission of words from a text. Sometimes an ellipsis can lead to a dangling modifier, as in the
sentence "Once dressed, you should refrigerate the potato salad."
elliptical ADJ. /椭圆的;有意模棱两可的/oval; ambiguous, either purposely or because key words have been left out. An
elliptical billiard ball wobbles because it is not perfectly round; an elliptical remark baffles because it is not perfectly clear.
eloquence N. /雄辩;修辞/expressiveness; persuasive speech. The crowds were stirred by Martin Luther King's
eloquence. eloquent, ADJ.
elucidate V. /解释;启迪/explain; enlighten. He was called upon to elucidate the disputed points in his article. elusive ADJ. /难懂的，难捉摸的;令人困惑的/evasive; baffling; hard to grasp. Trying to pin down exactly when the
contractors would be finished remodeling the house, Nancy was frustrated by their elusive replies. elude, V.
emaciated ADJ. /瘦弱的，脆弱的/thin and wasted. His long period of starvation had left him emaciated. emanate V. /散发，发出/issue forth. A strong odor of sulphur emanated from the spring.
emancipate V. /释放，解放/set free. At first, the attempts of the Abolitionists to emancipate the slaves were unpopular
in New England as well as in the South.
embargo N. /禁运/ban on commerce or other activity. As a result of the embargo, trade with the colonies was at a
embark V. /开始旅程，开始，登机，上船，上车/commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey. In devoting
herself to the study of gorillas, Dian Fossey embarked on a course of action that was to cost her her life.
embed V. /封装，嵌入，插入/enclose; place in something. Tales of actual historical figures like King Alfred have become
embedded in legends.
embellish V. /装饰/adorn; ornament. The costume designer embellished the leading lady's ball gown with yards and
yards of ribbon and lace.
embezzlement N. /偷窃，侵占/stealing. The bank teller confessed his embezzlement of the funds.
embody V. /具体化;包含，收录/personify; make concrete; incorporate. Cheering on his rival Mark McGwire's efforts to
break Roger Maris's home run record, Sammy Sosa embodied the spirit of true sportsmanship.
embrace V. /拥抱;接受，包含/hug; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include. Clasping Maid Marian in his arms,
Robin Hood embraced her lovingly. In joining the outlaws in Sherwood Forest, she had openly embraced their cause.
embroider V. /镶边，绣花;添油加醋/decorate with needlework; ornament with fancy or fictitious details. For her mother's
birthday, Beth embroidered a lovely design on a handkerchief. When asked what made her late getting home, Jo embroidered her account with tales of runaway horses and rescuing people from a ditch. embroidery, N.
embroil V. /连累，牵连;使其混乱，麻烦缠身/throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle. He became embroiled in the
heated discussion when he tried to arbitrate the dispute.
embryonic ADJ. /胚胎的;未开发的，原始的/undeveloped; rudimentary. The CEO reminisced about the good old days
when the computer industry was still in its embryonic state and start-up companies were founded in family garages.
emend V. /修订，校勘/correct; correct by a critic. The critic emended the book by selecting the passages which he thought most appropriate to the text.