evanescent ADJ. /消散的;凋零的/fleeting; vanishing. Brandon's satisfaction in his new job was evanescent, for he
immediately began to notice its many drawbacks. evanescence, N.
evasive ADJ. /逃避的/not frank; eluding. Your evasive answers convinced the judge that you were withholding
important evidence. evade,V.
evenhanded ADJ. /公平的/impartial; fair. Do men and women receive evenhanded treatment from their teachers, or,
as recent studies suggest, do teachers pay more attention to male students than to females?
evince V. /表示/show clearly. When he tried to answer the questions, he evinced his ignorance of the subject matter. evocative ADJ. /唤起的/tending to call up (emotions, memories). Scent can be remarkably evocative: the aroma of
pipe tobacco evokes the memory of my father; a whiff of talcum powder calls up images of my daughter as a child.
ewe N. /母羊/female sheep. The flock of sheep was made up of dozens of ewes, together with only a handful of rams. exacerbate V. /恶化，加剧/worsen; embitter. The latest bombing exacerbated England's already existing bitterness
against the IRA, causing the prime minister to break off the peace talks abruptly.
exacting ADJ. /苛刻的/extremely demanding. Cleaning the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was an exacting task, one that
demanded extremely meticulous care on the part of the restorers. exaction, N.
exalt V. /晋升;赞扬/raise in rank or dignity; praise. The actor Alec Guinness was exalted to the rank of knighthood by
exasperate V. /激怒/vex. Johnny often exasperates his mother with his pranks. exceptionable ADJ. /不可的，可反对的/objectionable. Do you find the punk rock band Green Day a highly exceptionable,
thoroughly distasteful group, or do you think they are exceptionally talented performers?
excerpt N. /摘抄，摘录/selected passage (written or musical). The cinematic equivalent of an excerpt from a novel is a
clip from a film. also V.
excise V. /去除/cut away; cut out. When you excise the dead and dying limbs of a tree, you not only improve its
appearance but also enhance its chances of bearing fruit. excision. N.
exclaim V. /呼喊，大叫/cry out suddenly. "Watson! Behind you!" Holmes exclaimed, seeing the assassin hurl himself on
excoriate V. /责难，挖苦，批判;揭露/scold with biting harshness; strip the skin off. Seeing the holes in Bill's new pants,
his mother furiously excoriated him for ruining his good clothes. The tight, starched collar chafed and excoriated his neck, rubbing it raw.
exculpate V. /开脱，洗脱/clear from blame. He was exculpated of the crime when the real criminal confessed. execrable ADJ. /非常糟糕的/very bad. The anecdote was in such execrable taste that it revolted the audience. execute V. /执行，完成/put into effect; carry out. The choreographer wanted to see how well she could execute a
pirouette. (secondary meaning) execution, N.
exegesis N. /解释，注解，通译/explanation; interpretation, especially of a biblical text. The minister based her sermon on
her exegesis of a difficult passage from the book of Job. exegetical, ADJ.
exemplary ADJ. /出色的;典范的;(杀鸡儆猴的)例子/serving as a model; outstanding. At commencement the dean praised
Ellen for her exemplary behavior as class president.
exemplify V. /作为典型;具体化/serve as an example of; embody. For a generation of balletgoers, Rudolf Nureyev
exemplified the ideal of masculine grace.
exempt ADJ. /被免除的/not subject to a duty, obligation. Because of his flat feet, Foster was exempt from serving in the
armed forces. also V.
exertion N. /努力，尽力/effort; expenditure of much physical work. The exertion spent in unscrewing the rusty bolt left
exhaustive ADJ. /彻底的，完全的/thorough; comprehensive. We have made an exhaustive study of all published SAT tests and are happy to share our research with you.