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eastward

/ˈistwəʳd/ (adj)

Toward the east.

Example:

The wind is blowing in an eastward direction.

embezzle

/ˈɪmˌbezəl/ (v)

Steal money from the place where you work.

Example:

Robert is in jail. He embezzled $2 million from his company 4 years ago.

eraser

/ɪˈreɪsər/ (n)

A piece of rubber used to remove marks on paper made by a pencil.

Example:

I used half my eraser on a math test today!

escalator

/ˈɛskəˌleɪtər/ (n)

A set of stairs that moves from one floor of a building to another.

Example:

I’m going to take the escalator. My bags are too heavy to walk up the stairs.

elaborate

/ɪˈɪæbəˌreɪt/ (v)

Give more information about something you have already discussed.

Example:

Please elaborate on the idea you discussed with me yesterday. I am confused about parts of it.

eradicate

/ɪˈrædəˌkeɪt/ (v)

Completely destroy something.

Example:

No scientist has been able to iradicate the flu.

exacerbate

/ɪgˈzæsərˌbeɪt/ (v)

To make a bad situation worse.

Example:

Please stop trying to help. You will exacerbate the problem.

evict

/ɪˈvɪkt/ (v)

To legally force somebody to move out of the house the person is renting.

Example:

Andrew was evicted from his apartment. He lost his job and could not pay his rent.

enrich

/ɪnˈrɪtʃ/ (v)

To make the quality of something better.

Example:

Nowadays, most companies enrich orange juice with calcium and vitamin C.

empower

/ɪmˈpaʊər/ (v)

Give someone the confidence or right to do something.

Example:

Parents must empower children to stand up to school bullies.

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