Practice Words: e


each
pronoun
every one by itself
ear
noun
the organ on the side of your head that you use to hear with, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
early
adjective
at or near the beginning, especially the beginning of the day; opposite late
earn
verb
to be paid in return for work done
earth
noun
the planet we all live on; the ground or soil
earthquake
noun
a sudden, violent shaking of the earth’s surface
ease
verb
to reduce; to make less difficult
east
noun
the direction from which the sun rises
easy
adjective
not difficult; not hard to do; not worried
eat
verb
to take food into the body through the mouth
ecology
noun
the scientific study of the environment and links among living and material things
economy
noun
the system by which money, industry and trade are organized
edge
noun
the line where something ends or begins
effect
noun
the result or change caused by something (“The storm had a serious effect on the economy.”)
effort
noun
an attempt; the work necessary to do something
egg
noun
the rounded object containing unborn young produced by female birds, fish or reptiles (bird eggs are often eaten as food); a single cell produced by female sexual organs that can combine with a cell from a male (sperm) to develop into a baby
eight
Number: 8
Adjective: eighth
either
preposition
one of two, but not the other
elbow
noun
the joint where your upper and lower arm meet and the arm bends, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
elect
verb
to choose a person for an official position by voting
electricity
noun
a form of energy that flows through wires to provide heat and light, and power to machines
electron
noun
a small part of an atom that has an electrical force
element
noun
one of more than 100 substances known to science that cannot be separated into other substances
eleven
Number: 11
Adjective: eleventh
else
adverb
extra (“I know this is your home, but does anyone else live here?”); different, instead (“Did you buy it in London or somewhere else?”)
embassy
noun
the offices of an ambassador and his or her assistants
emergency
noun
an unexpected and dangerous situation demanding quick action
emotion
noun
a strong feeling such as love, hate, anger, fear or sadness
employ
verb
to give work in return for wages
empty
adjective
having nothing inside; not having any people
empty
verb
to remove everything from a container or place
end
verb
to stop; to finish
end
noun
the part which comes last
enemy
noun
a person opposing or hating another; a person or people of the other side in a war
energy
noun
power used to do work, usually with machines; the ability and willingness to be active
enforce
verb
to make something be done
engine
noun
a machine that uses energy to cause movement or to do work
engineer
noun
a person who designs engines, machines, roads, bridges or railroads
enjoy
verb
to be pleased or satisfied by something
enough
adverb
as much as necessary
enough
pronoun
the amount needed
enter
verb
to come or go into
environment
noun
all surrounding things, conditions and influences that affect life; the natural world of land, sea, air, plants and animals
envy
noun
strong desire for something that another person has
envy
verb
to strongly desire something that another person has
equal
adjective
the same in amount, size, weight or value; having the same rights
equipment
noun
things, tools or machines needed for a purpose or activity
escape
verb
to get free; to get away from; to get out of
especially
adverb
more than others (“We liked the food, especially the fish.”)
establish
verb
to bring into existence; to create
estimate
verb
to form an opinion about a value, size or amount using less than complete information
ethnic
adjective
of or concerning people belonging to a large group because of their race, religion, language, tribe or where their ancestors lived
evaporate
verb
to change from a liquid into a gas
even
adverb
in a way not thought possible (“They survived, even though the building was destroyed.”)
even
adjective
flat or smooth; equal
event
noun
something that happens, especially something that is important or interesting; a planned activity where people gather together to watch or do something
ever
adverb
at any time; for all time
every
determiner
each one; all
evidence
noun
material or facts that prove something; a reason for believing
evil
adjective
not good; extremely bad
exact
adjective
having no mistakes; correct in every detail
examine
verb
to study closely
example
noun
a part that shows what the rest of a thing or group is like
excellent
adjective
extremely good
except
preposition
but for
exchange
verb
to trade; to give or receive one thing for another
excite
verb
to cause strong feelings (in someone), especially positive feelings
excuse
verb
to take away blame; to pardon; to forgive
excuse
noun
a reason (sometimes false) for an action
execute
verb
to kill
exercise
noun
an activity or effort for the purpose of improving the body or to stay in good health
exercise
verb
to perform physical activity in order to improve one’s health
exile
verb
to force a person to leave his or her country; to expel
exile
noun
a person who is forced to leave his or her country
exist
verb
to be; to live
expand
verb
to make larger; to grow larger
expect
verb
to think or believe that something will happen; to wait for an event
expel
verb
to force out; to remove from; to send away
experience
verb
to live through an event, situation or condition (“She experienced great pain.”)
experience
noun
something that one has done or lived through (“The experience caused her great pain.”); the process of gaining skill by doing things
experiment
verb
to test
experiment
noun
a test or trial carried out to prove if an idea is true or false, or to discover something
expert
noun
a person with special knowledge or training
explain
verb
to give reasons for; to make clear; to tell about; to tell the meaning
explode
verb
to break apart violently with a loud noise, like a bomb
explore
verb
to travel in a place that is not well known to learn more about it; to make a careful search; to examine closely
export
verb
to send to another country
export
noun
something sent to another country, usually for sale
express
verb
to say clearly
extend
verb
to stretch out in area or length; to continue for a longer time
extra
adjective
more than normal, expected or necessary
extreme
adjective
very great in intensity; very serious or severe
eye
noun
one of the two parts of the body located on the face that a person uses to see, see spotlight_body_diagram.png