equivocate V. /撒谎;误导/lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth. The audience saw through his attempts to
equivocate on the subject under discussion and ridiculed his remarks.
erode V. /侵蚀/eat away. The limestone was eroded by the dripping water until only a thin shell remained.
erotic ADJ. /激情的/pertaining to passionate love. The erotic passages in this novel should be removed as they are
erratic ADJ. /奇怪的;不可预测的/odd; unpredictable. Investors become anxious when the stock market appears erratic. erroneous ADJ. /错误/mistaken; wrong. I thought my answer was correct, but it was erroneous.
erudite ADJ. /博学的/learned; scholarly. Though his fellow students thought him erudite, Paul knew he would have to
spend many years in serious study before he could consider himself a scholar.
escapade N. /胡闹;奇怪、出格的行为/prank; flighty conduct. The headmaster could not regard this latest escapade as a
boyish joke and expelled the young man.
escapism N. /逃避现实，纸醉金迷/avoiding reality by diverting oneself with amusements. Before you criticize her
constant reading as mere escapism, note how greatly her vocabulary has improved since she began spending her days buried in books.
eschew V. /避免/avoid. Hoping to present himself to his girlfriend as a totally reformed character, he tried to eschew
all the vices, especially chewing tobacco and drinking bathtub gin.
esoteric ADJ. /难以理解的，深奥的/hard to understand; known only to the chosen few. The New Yorker short stories often
include esoteric allusions to obscure people and events: the implication is, if you are in the in-crowd, you'll get the reference; if you come from Cleveland, you won't.
espionage N. /间谍行为/Spying. In order to maintain its power, the government developed a system of espionage that
penetrated every household.
espouse V. /接受，支持/adopt; support. She was always ready to espouse a worthy cause.
esteem V. /尊重;估价/respect; value. Jill esteemed Jack's taste in music, but she deplored his taste in clothes. estranged ADJ. /分离的;孤立的/separated; alienated. The estranged wife sought a divorce. estrangement, N. ethereal ADJ. /轻的，空气的;像天堂的/light; heavenly; unusually refined. In Shakespeare's The Tempest, the spirit Ariel is
an ethereal creature, too airy and unearthly for our mortal world.
ethnic ADJ. /种族的/relating to races. Intolerance between ethnic groups is deplorable and usually is based on lack of
ethos N. /社会精神特质，思潮，风气;气质/underlying character of a culture, group, etc. Seeing how tenderly ordinary
Spaniards treated her small daughter made author Barbara Kingsolver aware of how greatly children were valued in the Spanish ethos.
etymology N. /语源学/study of word parts. A knowledge of etymology can help you on many English tests: if you
know what the roots and prefixes mean, you can determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
Word List 18 eulogy -faculty
eulogy N. /颂词;赞美词/expression of praise, often on the occasion of someone's death. Instead of delivering a spoken
eulogy at Genny's memorial service, Jeff sang a song he had written in her honor.
euphemism N. /委婉的表达/mild expression in place of an unpleasant one. The expression "he passed away" is a
euphemism for "he died."
euphonious ADJ. /悦耳的/pleasing in sound. Euphonious even when spoken, the Italian language is particularly
pleasing to the ear when sung. euphony. N.
euphoria N. /非常愉快;病态的愉快，愉悦症/feeling of great happiness and well-being (sometimes exaggerated).
Delighted with her SAT scores, sure that the university would accept her, Allison was filled with euphoria. euphoric, ADJ.