engage V. /吸引;雇佣;答应;结合;订婚/attract; hire; pledge oneself; confront. "Your case has engaged my interest, my
lord," said Holmes. "You may engage my services."
engaging ADJ. /有魅力的，有吸引力的/charming; attractive. Everyone liked Nancy's pleasant manners and engaging
engender V. /产生，导致/cause; produce. To receive praise for real accomplishments engenders self-confidence in a
engross V. /独占/occupy fully. John was so engrossed in his studies that he did not hear his mother call.
enhance V. /增加;改进/increase; improve. You can enhance your chances of being admitted to the college of your
choice by learning to write well; an excellent essay can enhance any application.
enigma N. /谜/puzzle; mystery. "What do women want?" asked Dr. Sigmund Freud. Their behavior was an enigma to
enigmatic ADJ. /朦胧的;谜一样的/obscure; puzzling. Many have sought to fathom the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa. enmity N. /憎恨;仇恨/ill will; hatred. At Camp David, President Carter labored to bring an end to the enmity that
prevented the peaceful coexistence of Egypt and Israel.
ennui N. /厌倦/boredom. The monotonous routine of hospital life induced a feeling of ennui that made him moody and
enormity N. /巨大的，严重的，极恶劣/hugeness (in a bad sense). He did not realize the enormity of his crime until he saw
what suffering he had caused.
enrapture V. /使其狂喜/please intensely. The audience was enraptured by the freshness of the voices and the
ensconce V. /安排妥当/settle comfortably. Now that their children were ensconced safely in the private school, the
jet-setting parents decided to leave for Europe.
ensemble N. /全体;歌舞团;套装/group of (supporting) players; organic unity; costume. As a dancer with the Oakland
Ballet, Benjamin enjoyed being part of the ensemble. Having acted with one another for well over a decade, the cast members have developed a true sense of ensemble: They work together seamlessly. Mitzi wore a charming two-piece ensemble designed by Donna Karan.
entail V. /要求，需要;牵涉到/require; necessitate; involve. Building a collegelevel vocabulary will entail some work on
enterprising ADJ. /有魄力/full of initiative. By coming up with fresh ways to market the company's products, Mike
proved himself to be an enterprising businessman.
enthrall V. /俘获/capture; enslave. From the moment he saw her picture, he was enthralled by her beauty. entice V. /吸引;引诱/lure; attract; tempt. She always tried to entice her baby brother into mischief.
entitlement N. /权利/right to claim something; right to benefits. While Bill was entitled to use a company car while he
worked for the firm, the company's lawyers questioned his entitlement to the vehicle once he'd quit his job.
entity N. /实体/real being. As soon as the Charter was adopted, the United Nations became an entity and had to be
considered as a factor in world diplomacy.
entomology N. /昆虫学/study of insects. Kent found entomology the most annoying part of his biology course;
studying insects bugged him.
entourage N. /随从，随行人员/group of attendants; retinue. Surrounded by the members of his entourage, the mayor
hurried into city hall, shouting a brusque "No comment!" to the reporters lining the steps.
entrance V. /使其着迷;使其神志恍惚/put under a spell; carry away with emotion. Shafts of sunlight on a wall could
entrance her and leave her spellbound.
entreat V. /恳求/plead; ask earnestly. She entreated her father to let her stay out till midnight.
entrepreneur N. /商人，企业家，承包人/businessman; contractor. Opponents of our present tax program argue that it discourages entrepreneurs from trying new fields of business activity.