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ES'cy-A(^E, 77. (Feudal Law.) A kind of tenure
by knight's service. [ical.

es-cu-la'pi-an, a. Relating to ^Esculapius ; med.

Es'cu-LENT, a. Good for food; eatable.

ES'cy-LiiNT, n. A plant good for food.

Es-cuTCH'EQN (es-Mch'un), 77. The shield of a
family ; the ensigns armorial.

fis-p-TER'lc, a. Secret, applied to the private
teachings or doctrines of Pythagoras : — opposed
to exoteric or public.

Es-pal'ier (es-pal'yer), 77. A tree on a frame.

Es-pe"cial (es-pesh'al), a. Principal ; special.

Es-pe"cial-l'v (es-pesh'al-le), ad. Principally.

Es-Pi'AL, 77. Act of espying ; secret observation.

Es-Pi'ER,n. One who watches as a spy.

ES'P!-p-NA(^E (es'pe-p-naj or es'pe-o-nSzh) [es'pe-
9-naj, Ja. K. ; es'pe-o-nazh, S7n.i,7i. [espionnage,
Fr.] Aclose watch ; practice of a spy.

Es-pla-nade', 77. [Fr.] (Fort.) The sloping of
a counterscarp towards the open country ; a gla-
cis : — a grass-plot.

ps-PoO'^AL, a. Relating to the act of espousing.

Es-poij'|al§, n. pi. A contracting of marriage.

Es-pof)sE', B. a. To betroth; to marry: — to de-

Es-p6ij§'er, 77. One who espouses. [feud.

Esprit de corps (es-prS'de-kor'), [Fr.] The spirit
of the body or company to which one belongs ;
the corporation spirit.

Es-py', v. a. To see at a distance ; to discover.

Es-PY^ V. n. To watch ; to look about.

5s-quIre', 77. An attendant on a knight : — a title
of a justice of the peace, &c.

Es-quTre', v. a. To attend ; to wait on.

Es-say', v. a. To attempt ; to try ; to endeavor.

iis'sAY (114), 77. An attempt; a trial: — a short
treatise or dissertation ; a tract.

Syn. — Essay, treatise, tract, tractate, dissertation,
and disquisition are all used for compositions of
greater or less length. A short essay, small trea-
tise, small tract, learned dissertation, profound

5s-say'er (es-sa'er), n. One who essays.

JllENjSIE; MOVE, NOR, s6n; bOLL, BUR, rCLE. — 9, 9, g,so/l!; 0, G,Q.,^, kard; § as z ; ^ as gz. : THIi




Es'SAY-tsT or Es-SAY'ist [es'ssi-Tst, P.Ja. K. Sm.
C. \ es-sa'ist,'^. IVb.], n. A writer of essays.

JES'SENCE, re. The nature, substance, or being of
any thing; existence: — perfume; scent.

fis'sENCE, V. a. To perfume ; to scent.

fls-sfiN'TlAL (es sen'sh?!), a. Necessary ; very
important ; principal: — pure ; highly rectified.

5s-si2N'TlAL, re. Something tliat is necessary;
nature; element; chief point.

!ps-SEN-Tl-AL'l-TY (es-sen-she-al'e-te), n. The
quality of being essential.

Es-sen'tial-ly, ad. In an essential manner.

5s-s6in', n. (Law.) An exemption ; a person ex-
cused : an excuse.

fs-TAB'LlSH, V, a. To constitute ; to settle firm-
ly ; to fix ; to confirm ; to ratify.

JEs-TAB'LlSH-EE, n. One who establishes.

JEs-TXB'LisH-MiJNT, ?!. Settlement; fixed state:

' — form ; foundation : ^- allowance ; income.

ES-ta-fette' ,n. [Fr.] A military courier.

Js-tate', 71. Condition; fortune: — possession in
land ; landed property ; quality ; rank. — PI.
Classes or representatives of a people.

^s-TEiiM', V. a. To value; to prize; to rate ; to
estimate; to respect : — to regard ; to think.

^s-TEiJlvi', n. Estimation ; high regard.

^Jgs-TEEJVL'A-BLE, a. Worthy of esteem ; estimable.

Es-TEEM'ER, re. One who esteems.

J^s-THET'lcs, re. fl. The science that treats of the
beautiful, or of taste, art, &c. See jEsthettcs.

ES'TI-MA-BLE, a. Worthy of esteem ; valuable.

fis'Ti-MA-BLE-NESS, re. Desert of esteem.

ES'ti-mate, v. a. To set a value on ; to rate.

Syn. — Estimate the value ; rate or prize the
property ; compute the loss ; appreciate character ;
esteem merit.

£s'ti-mate, n. Computation ; calculation ; value ;
valuation ; appraisement ; estimation.

Es-ti-ma'tiqn, re. Act of estimating ; computa-
tion ; estimate ; opinion ; esteem ; valuation.

fis'Tl-MA-TlVE, a. Comparing and adjusting.

Es'tj-ma-tor, re. One who estimates ; a valuer.

ES'ti-val [es'te-v?!, S. W. P. Ja. K. Sm. C. ; es-
\l'vH\,Dyche], a. Pertaining to the summer.

ES-ti-va'tion, re. Act of passing the summer. —
(Bot.) State of a plant in summer.

JBs-TOP', u- o. {Law.) To bar ; to stop.

Es'to per-pet'tt-a, [L.] Be perpetual: — may this
institution be permanent. [toppel.

Es-t6pped' (es-topt'), a- {Law.) Under an es-

$s-TOP'PEL, re. An act that bars a legal process.

Es-To'vERS, re. pi. Necessaries allowed by law.

ES-TRADE\n. [Fr.] A level place ; a platform.

Es-TRAN^E', V. a. To make strange ; to alienate.

Es-tran^e'ment, re. Alienation ; distance.

ES-TR^-PADE', re. [Fr.J The act of a restive horse.

^s-tray', re. A beast lost or wandering ; a stray.

Es-TREAT', re. A true copy of an original writing.

j^s-treat', v. a. {Law.) To extract ; to copy.

4;s-trepe'ment, re. {Lain.) Spoil ; waste of land.

EST'y-^-RY, re. An arm of the sea ; a frith.

EST'u-ATE, V. a. To swell and rage ; to boil.

£st-u-a'tioiv, re. Act of boiling ; agitation.

fE^'V-RiNE (ezh'u-rln), a. Corroding ; eating.

^r^r-.i/^j-Oi? (a-'ta'ma'zhbr), re. [Fr.] A specific
number of officers belonging to the same corps.

Et ccBtera (et-set'e-ra), [L.] These words, as also
the contraction etc., or S^c, denote and the rest,
and so on, or and so forth.

ETCH, V. a. To engrave on copper by means of
aquafortis ; to sketch ; to delineate.

Etch'ing, re. An impression of a copperplate.

F.-TiJR'NAT^, a. Without beginning or end ; infi-
nite ; endless; perpetual; everlasting; constant.

E-tjer'nal, re. An appellation of God.

^-ter'naTj-ly, ad. Without beginning or end.

B-TiJR'N^-TV, n. Duration without end.

B-ter'nTze, v. a. To make eternal or endless.

g-TL'^i-AN (e-tC'zhe-fin), a. Noting winds that

_ blow at stated times ; periodical.

e'ther, n. An element rarer and purer than air. —

(Clicm.) A fluid exceedingfy volatile, inflam-
mable, and intoxicating.

5-the're-al, a. Formed of ether ; celestial.

|;-the'RE-6Ds, a. Formed of ether ; heavenly.

E-ther-i-za'tiqn, re. Act of etherizing or im-
pregnating with ether.

E'THER-iZE.B. ffl. To fill or impregnate with ether

ETH'ic, ) a. Relating to ethics, morality, ol

ETH'i-CAL, \ morals ; moral.

Eth'i-cal-ly, ad. In an ethical manner.

ETH'ics, re. pL The science of morals ; moral phi«
losophy ; morality ; morals.

e'thi-op, re. A native of Ethiopia ; a blackamoor.

eth'niCj ) a. Heathen; pagan: — relating to

eth'ni-cal, \ ethnology, or to races of mankind.

ETH'Ni-CI§M,7i. Heathenism; paganism.

5th-n6g'ra-pher, ?i. One versed in ethnography

eth-no-GRXph'i-c AL, a. Relating to ethnography.

^th-nog'ra-phy, re. A description of nations ol
races of men.

eth-no-l69'I-CAL, a. Relating to ethnology.

5th-n6l'o-(jTst, re. One versed in ethnology.

Eth-nol'o-^v, re. A treatise on races of men.

Eth-p-lo^'i-cal, a. Treating of morality.

5-th6l'p-9Y, re. A treatise on ethics.

e'ti-o-late, v. a. To whiten by excluding tha

_ sun.

e-ti-(?-l,a'tion, re. The whitening of plants by
the exclusion of the sun's rays.

ET-!-QUETTE'(et-e-ket'), re. [Fr.] The ceremonial
code of polite life ; forms of ceremony ; civility.

Etui {3.-iwe'),n [Fr.] A case for tweezers, &c

et-y-iviq-l6(^'i-cal, a. Relating to etymology.

ET-Y-MO-Loqt'i-CAL-I.Y, ad. According to «ty-

Et-y-mol'O-^Tst, re. One versed in etymologj

et-y-m5l'p-9IZE, v. re. To treat of etymology.

Et-y-Mol'p-^y, h. That part of philology which
treats of the origin, derivation, and signification
of words : — a treatise on the parts of sjieech.

Et'y-mon, n. An original or primitive word.

ED'£;ha-rist (yu'ka-rist), re. The Lord's supper,
communion. See Sacrament.

Eu-jBHA-ri's'tic, ) a. Relating to the sacrament

Eu-jEHA-Rls'Ti-CAL, ( of the Lord's supper.

Eu'jeHLp-RINE [yu'klo-rin. Sin. Brande ; yu-klo'
rjn, Craig], re. ( Chem.) A green oxide of chlorine.

Eu-shol'p-^y, re. A formulary of prayers.

Eu';eHY-MY (yu'ke-me), re. A good state of blood

Eu'CRA-SY,re. {Med.) An agreeable temperament.

Eu-Di3M'p-NT§lvr, re. A system of moral philosophy
which makes morality depend on the production
of happiness.

E0-di-6m'e-ter (yii-de-om'e-ter), re. An instru-
ment to determine the purity of the air or of gas.

Eu-bi-6m'e-try, n. 'i'he art of ascertaining the
salubrity of the air.

EiJ-Lo^^'l-CAL, (yu-loj'e-kal), a. Containing praise.

Eu-Loijt'l-CAL-LY, ad. In a laudatory manner.

EO'Lp-(^'l'sT, re. One who eulogizes.

'Eu-L.o'qi-vm., 11. Eulogy; panegyric.

Eil'Lp-^iZE, V. a. To commend ; to praise.

EO'Lp-(^Y (y>i'l9-j?)> ^- A speech or writing In
praise of another ; encomium ; a panegyric ; praise.

Eu'nuch (yu'nuk), n. One that is castrated.

Eu'NUXDH-i^M, n. The state of a eunuch.

ED'PEP-SY or Eu-pEp'sy [yii'pep-se, fV. Ja. ; yu-
pep'se, K. Sm..], re. Good digestion.

Eu-PEP'Tic (yu-pep'fik), a. Easy of digestion.

Eu'PHijM-T^M (yii'fem-Tzm),re. The describing oJ
an offensive thing by an inoffensive expression.

Eu-phon'ic, I a. Sounding agreeably ; euplion-

Eu-phon'i-cal,, \ ous ; harmonious.

Eu-pho'nJ-oijs, a. Harmonious ; euphonic.

EO'php-nT^M, re. Agreeable sound : euphony.

Eu'pho-non, n. A fine musical instrument.

EO'PHO-lvoOs, n. Harmonious; euphonic.

Efi'PHp-NY (yu'fo-ne), re. Agreeable sound.

EG-phor' Bl-UM,n. [L.] A medicinal gum-resln.

Eu'pilp-TIDE, re. {Min.) A rock consisting oi
felspar and diallage.

A, E,T, 0,V,Y,long;l, E,t, 6, 0, Y, sAort; A, E, I, p, i;, y, oJ^crere. — FARE,FARjFisT, ALL; HEIR, HER,




Eu'PHTJ-I^M, n. Extrfline purity ; fastidious deli-
icacy or atTectation in language.

Eu'PHV-lST, n. One who uses euphuisms.

EO'RITE, 71. (Min.) A tine-grained granite.
Eu-RO-pe'an (124) [yu-r9-p6'?n, S. fV. J. K. Sm.
R. C. Wb. ; yu-ro-pS'fin or yii-ro'pe-fin, P.]. a.
Belonging to Europe. — n. A native of Europe.

Eu'RUS,n. [L.] The east wind.

ED'ryth-MY, n. Symmetrical proportion.

EO'STYL,E, n The proper position of columns.

Efj-THAN-A' §I-A (yi5-than-a'zhe-?i), ) n. An easy

EO-than'a-sy (yu-than'a-se), J death.

5-Vac'u-Ant, n. A purgative medicine.

^-VAC'y-ATE, V. a. To make empty ; to quit.
^-VAC-u-A'TipN, n. Act of evacuating; vacua-

tion ; a di-^charge ; a withdrawing.
E-VAC'U-A-TlVE, a. Purgative; evacuating.

£-VAC'u-A-TOR, n. One who evacuates.

4;-VADE', y. a. To avoid by artifice; to elude;
to shun : — to equivocate.

Syn. — Evade the question ; elude research ;
avoid contention ; shun bad company : — one equiv-
ocates in order to deceive.

£v-a-ga'tion, 71. Act of wandering ; excursion.

EV-A-NES'cENCE,7i. Disappearance; a vanishing.

£v-A-NES'CENT, a. Vanishing; imoerceptible.

*e-Van-(^el'!C, a. Agreeable to the gospel.

*e-van-9el'i-cal 07- ev-an-(^el'i-cal [e-v?n-
jel'e-kal, S. J. E. Ja. K. C. ; ev-an-jel'e-kal, fV.
F. Sm. R.], a. Agreeable to, or contained in, the
gospel. See Orthodox.

*E-VAN-9EL'!-cAL-Ly,a'/. Accordiug to the gospel.

E-VAN-9EL'l-ci§M, 77. Evangelical principles.

]p-VAN'9E-Li§M, 77. The preaching of the gospel.

41-Van'9^e-list, 77. One of the four writers of tlie
gospel history : — a preacher of the gospel.

5-VAN'<f E-LiZE, V. a. To instruct in the gospel.

?-VAP'p-RA-BLE, a. Easily dissipated in vapor.

^-Vap'o-rate, v. n. To fly away in vapors.

5-vSp'p-rate, v. a. To disperse in vapors.

JE-vXp-o-ra'tion, 71. Act of evaporating ; vapor.

J-Vap'o-ra-tive, a. Causing evaporation.

|;-va'sion (e-va'zhun), 77. Subterfuge ; artifice.
Syn. — Subtle evasion; base subterfuge j mean
artifice; pitiful shift.

5-va'sive, a. Practising evasion ; elusive.

5va'sive-ly, ad. By evasion ; elusively.

EVE or E'VEN (e'vn), 77. The evening.

S-VEC'TION (e-vek'shun), 77. Exaltation.

E'VEN (e'vn), a. Level : uniform , equal; paral-
lel : — calm ; quiet : — out of debt : — not odd.

E'vEN (e'vn), V. a. To make even ; to level.

E'VEN (e'vn), V. 77. To be equal or level.

e'ven, ad. Verily ; likewise ; so much as; still.

e'ven-hXnd'ed, (2. Impartial; equitable.

E'VEN-iNG (e'vn-Ing), 77. The close of the day.

E'VEN-ing-Star, 77. Hesper or Hesperus : — Venus

_ when visible in the evening.

E'vEJf-Ly (e'vn-le), ad. Equally : uniformly.

E'ven-nEss (5'vn-nes), n. State of being even.

E'VEN-SoNG, 77. A song for the evening.

Jp-VENT', 77. Any thing that happens, good or bad ;
issue i end ; incident ; consequence.

Syn. — Event is applied to matters of greater
importance than is inctrfcTit. An important event;
a trifling incident.

^-VENT'FUL, a. Full of events ; momentous.

E'vEN-TiuE (e'vn-tid), 77, The time of evening.

tpvfiN'Tl-LATE, V. a. To wimiow ; to sift out.

t-vl^iNT'v-AL, a. Consequential; ultimate: final.

JP-VENT-U-AL'!-TY, 77. {Phren.) A propensity to
take cognizance of facts and events.

5-VENT'v-AL-LY, orf. In the event ; ultimately.

]P-VENT'y-ATE,7j. 77. To issue ; to happen, ff/. S.]

£v'er, ad. At any time; at all times; always.
— For ever, eternally. — Ever is used in compo-
sition in the sense oi ahnayg ; as, evergreen.

£v'i>R-GLADn:,77. A low, marshy tract of country.

fiv'ER-GRilEN, a. Verdant thro\igliout tlio year.

Ev'er-grTjen, 77. A plant green all the year.

£'jng, a. Having no end ; eternal.

Ev-er-lAst'ing-ly, ad. Eternally ; without and.

ev-er-more', ad. Always ; eternally.
5-VERT', V. a. To destroy ; to overthrow.

EV'ER-Y, ad. Each one ; all, taken separately.

ev'er-y-day, a. Common ; occurring on any day.

ev'er-y-where, ad. In all places ; in each place.

^-vicT', i). a. (LazB.) To takeaway by legal process.

l^-vxc'TloN, 77. {Law.) Dispossession ; deprivation.

EV'l-DENCE,?7. State of being evident; whatevei
evinces; testimony; proof; witness.

Syn. — Direct or circumstantial evidence ; posi-
tive testimony ; full proof; true or false witness.

EV'I-DENCE, V. a. To prove ; to evince ; to show-

fiv'i-DENT, a. Plain ; apparent ; notorious.

EV-l-DiJN'TlAL, a. Affording evidence or proof.

EV'i-DENT-LY, ad. Apparently ; certainly.

e'vil (e'vl), a. Not good ; wicked ; bad ; ill.

e'vil (e'vl), 77. Wickedness : — injury ; calamity.
Syn. — Pain is a natural evil ; wickedness or si77,
a moral evil ; — great injury ; sad calamity or mis-
fortune : — do no harm or mischief.

e'vil (e'vl) ad. Not well ; injuriously.

e'vil-Do'er (S'vl-do'er), 77. A malefactor.

E'VIL-EYED(5'vl-id), a. Having a malignant look.

e'vil-mind'ed (e'vl-mind'ed), a. Malicious.

e'vil-ness (S'vl-nes), n. Contrariety to goodness.

E'viL-SpiiAK'iNG (e'vl-spek'ing), n. Slander.

E-viNCE', V. a. To prove ; to show ; to manifest.

fl-viN'ci-BLE, a. Capable of proof.

E-vin'cive, a. Tending to prove ; indicative.

JEi-vis'CER-ATE, V. a. To take out the entrails of.

Ev'l-TA-BLE, a. Capable of being shunned.

EV-p-CA'TiQN, 77. Act of evoking or calling out.

E-v6ke', v. a. To call forth ; to call from.

EV-p-LA'TlON, n. The act of flying away.

ev-P-lO'tipn, 77. Act of unfolding ; a displaying.
— {Arith.) Extraction of roots. — (J)/(7.) Tha
motion and wheeling of troops.

EV-p-Lir'TIpN-A-RY, a. Relatmg to evolutions.

5-v6lve' (e-volv'), V. a. To unfold ; to open.

E-v6lve', v. n. To open or disclose itself.

^-VUL'SION, 77. Act of plucking or tearing out.

EWE (yu) [yu, W. J. F. Ja. Sm. C. Wb.; yo, S. f
yu or yo, P. K.'], n. A female sheep.

Evv'er (yu'er), n. A kind of pitcher for water.

EX (eks or eg?). A Latin preposition, signifying out
of, from. It is prefixed to names or terms o(
office, implying out of office, late ; as, ez-chancel-
lor, M-ininister.

^Jf-X^'ER-BATE [egz-as'er-bat, TV. P. Sm. C. ;egz-
9-ser'bat, S. Ja. K. Wb.], v. a. To exasperate.

5)j-A9-ER-BA'TipN, 77. Exasperation ; the height
of a disease ; a paroxysm ; exacerbescence.

Ejf-A^-ER-BES'CENCE, 77. Increase of a disease.

E!f-ACT', a. Accurate; correct; precise; formal;
particular ; strict ; methodical , punctual.

jp^-XcT', V. a. To require authoritatively; to de-
mand of right.

Syn. — He Macted obedience, cJe777a77ded payment,
and extorted a confession.

Ejf-XcT'ER, n. One who exacts. See Exactor.

Ejf-Ac'TlpN, 77. Act of exacting; extortion; unjust
demand : — a tribute.

E3j:-Xct'!-tude, 77. Exactness ; nicety, [ij.]

E^-Xct'lv, ad. Accurately ; correctly ; precisely.

E)f-XcT'NESS, n. Accuracy ; nicety ; regularity.

E]j:-ACT'pR, 77. One who exacts ; an extortioner.

E5f-Xy'9ER-ATE, V. a. To heighten by representa-
tion ; to state too high ; to overstate.

pjf-Xf^-^ER-A'TlpN, 77. Act of exaggerating; too
high a statement ; hyperbole.

55f-A^'9ER-A-Tp-RY,a. Containing exaggeration*

^^-ALT', V. a. To raise ; to elevate ; to heighten,

ii!f-AL-TA'TIpN, 71. Act of exalting ; elevation.

PJf-At^T'ED, p. a. Raised liigh ; elevated; lofty.

Klj-ALT'ED-Niiss, 77. State of being exalted.

ijJf-SM'iN-A-BLE, a. Capable of being examined.

t^lf-Xlvi'iN-XNT, 77. One who is examined, [ie.]

$lf-Xlvi-i-NA'TipN, 71. Act of examining ; scrutiny;
a careful inquiry into facts, as into the acquisitions
of students, &.c.


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5:5:-Xm'ine (egz-3.m'in), v. a. To try ; to question ;
to search jnto ; to scrutinize ; to sift ; to discuss.

IE}^-am:-i-nee', n. One vvlio is examined.

f ^-Xm'j-ner, n. One wlio examines.

|;^-AM'PLE, n. Something to be imitated ; a copy ;
pattern ; model : — something to be avoided : —
instance ; illustration.

Syit. — An ezample to be followed or imitated ;
a pattern to be imitated or copied ; a copy of a
picture ; a model of an edifice : — an example, in-
stance, or illustration, to exemplify or illustrate.

JEjJf-AM'PLER, 71. Now called sample or sampler,

^Jf-AN'I-MATE, a. Lifeless; dead; spiritless.

l^i-AN-i-MA'TION, n. Deprivation of life.

Ex dn'i-mo, [L.] Heartily ; sincerely.

jpjf-AN'THEM, n. [ejr-a/i-tyje'ma, L.] (Med.) A rash;
eruption on the skin.

fiX-AN-THEM'A-TOUs, a. Efflorescent; eruptive.

£x'ARjeH (eks'ark), n. A viceroy ; a prefect.

EX'ar-jBHAte [eks'jr-kat, Ja. K. R. Todd; eks-
ar'kjtt, Wb.],n. The office of an exarch.

EX-AR-T'ic-y-LA'TlQN, n. Dislocation of a joint.

.^Jf-AS'PER-ATE, V. a. To irritate in a high de-
gree ; to prf)Voke ; to enrage ; to vex ; to excite.

tg}f-AS'PER-ATE,a. Provoked ; exasperated. Sliak.

.^llf-AS'PER-AT-ER, n. One who exasperates.

Jjf-AS-PER-A'TiON, n. Great provocation ; anger.

EX-CAN-DES'CENCE, 7!. A White or great heat.

EX-CAN-DEs'cENT,a. Very hot ; white with heat.

Ex ca-tlie'dra [ka-the'dra, K. Sm. Ash; katli'e-dra,
W'b. Brande], [L.] From the chair: — from the
bench ; from high authority.

EX'CA-VATE or gx-CA'VATE [eks -ka'vat, S. W.
P. J. Ja. ; eks'k9-vat, Sm. C. Wb. Rees, Maun-
der : eks'kj-vat or eks-ka'vat, F. R.], v. a. To
cut into hollows ; to hollow ; to make hollow.

EX-CA-VA'TION, 71. Act of excavating j cavity.

EX'cA-VA-TQR, 71. One who excavates.

5x-ci:ED', V. a. To go beyond ; to excel ; to sur-
pass ; to transcend ; to outdo.

{iX-CEED', c. n. To go too far; to pass bounds.

llx-ciJED'lNG, p. a. Great in quantity, extent, &c.

Jpx-CEED'iNG-LY, ad. To a great degree.

^X-CEl,',v.a. To outdo in excellence ; to surpass.

JEx CEl.', r. n. To have good qualities.

£x'CEL-LENCE, n. State of excelling ; superior-
ity ; good quality ; dignity ; purity ; goodness.

Sx'c EL-LE.\-c Y, 71. Excellence : — a title of honor.

£x'CET.-LENT, a. Eminent in any good quality ;
superior ; good ; meritorious.

Ex'cEL-LE>T-l,Y, ad. Well in a high degree.

EX-CEl.'srdR, a. [I..] H'.gher; more elevated.

j)X-Cfi\'TR!C, a. See Eccentric.

!^x-cept', (1. a. To leave out; to exclude; to re-

^x-cept', ?'. re. To object ; to make objections.

^k-cv:pt' , prep. Exclusively of ; not including

!^x-CEPT'iJ\G, prep. With exception of , except.

JEx-CEP'TlOiN, n. Act of excepting ; thing excepted ;
exclusion, objection: — cavil.

.?)x-cep'tiqn A-BLE,a. Liable to objection ; faulty

JEx-cep'tion-al, a. Implying exceptions.

fiX-CEP'Ti6ys(ek-sep',a. Peevish ; froward.

Ex-C'EP'TIVE, a. Including an exception.

J^x-CEP'TOR, ji. One who excepts.

gx-CERN', V. a. To strain out ; to excrete.

$x-CERPT', n. A passage extracted ; an extract.

EX-CERP'TA, ("L ] Extracts ; selections.

lEx-CERP'TOR, n A picker or culler.

J|iX-CESs', n. IMore than enough ; superfluity ; ex-
uberance ; extravagance : — intemperance.

flx-ciis'siVE, a. Beyond due bounds ; vehement.
Syn. — Excessive indulgence; vehement desire;
immoderate grief ; intemperate habits.

?X-CES'S!VE-l.v, ad. Exceedingly ; extravagantly.

Jx-CES'siVE-NESS, n. Excess ; vehemence.

gx-CHANf^E', V. a. To give one thing for another ;
to barter ; to commute , to change.

liX-CHAN^E', 77. Act of exchanging ; traffic; bar-
ter : — balance of money of different countries : —
a place where merchants meet.

5x-CHAN(?E-A-BiL'i-Ty, n. The state tf being

Jgx-CHANGE'A-BLE, a. That may be exchanged.

Jgx-CHEQ'uER (eks-chek'er), m. An English court
where the public revenue is received and paid,
and all causes relating to the revenue tried.

^x-CHEQ'UER-BiLL, 7i. A bill of credit issued
by the authority of the British parliament.

^x-ci§'A-BLE, a. Liable to the duty of excise.

^x-ct^E', 7i. An English inland tax levied upon
commodities of home consumption.

?x-ci§E', V. a. To levy a tax or excise.

Sx-ci§E'MAN, n. An inspector of excised goods.

5x-ci"5lON (ek-slzh'un), n. Extirpation ; ruin.

EX-ci-TA-BiL'l-TY, n. Capability of being excited.

^x ci'TA-BLE, a. Easy to be excited or stirred up.

gx-ci'TANT [ek-si'tant, K. C. ; ek'se-tant, Sm.],
n. (Med.) Medicine which excites action.

ex-cj-Ta'tion, 77. Act of exciting or rousing.

^ix-ci'TA-TiVE, a. Having power to excite.

Ex-ci'ta-to-rv, a. Tending to excite.

^ix-ciTE', V. a. To rouse ; to animate ; to stir up.

|;x-cite'ment, n. State of being excited ; sensa-
tion; agitation; commotion; movement.

ipx-ciT'ER, 77. One who excites or stirs up.

$x-ciT'lN&, p. a. Tending to excite ; rousing.

^ix-CLAlM', V. n. To cry out ; to make an outcry.

Ex-claim'er, 77. One who makes outcries.

EX-CLA-MA'TION, 77. Vehement outcry ; clamors
— a mark [!] indicating emotion or wonder.

Ex CLAM'ATp-RY, a. Containing exclamation.

Jpx-CLUDE', V. a. To shut out ; to hinder from en-
trance ; to debar ; to prohibit ; to expel.

5x clO'^ion (eks-klu'zhun), n. Act of exclud-
ing ; prohibition ; a shutting out.

i5x-CLU'§lON-lST, n. One who excludes or debars.

igxcLu'siVE, a. Tending to exclude; debarnng-j
excepting : — opposed to inclusive.

Ex-ci^O'siVE-LY, ad. Without admitting another.

ExcLu'sivE-Nliss, 77. State of being exclusive.

5x-CLu'sQ-RV, a. Excluding; exclusive.

Ex-c69'l-TATE, 7j. a. To invent; to cogitate.

^x-c6(,^'i-TATE, V. n. To think ; to cogitate.

jix-coy-l-TA'TloN, n. Invention ; cogitation.

EX-COM-MU'NI-CA-BLE, a. Liable to excommu-
nication. _

ex-com-mu'ni-cate, v. a. To exclude from com-
munion ; to expel from fellowship.

EX-coM-Mu'Ni-CATE, a. Excluded from the
church or from fellowship.

ex-com-mO-ni-ca'tiqn, 71. Exclusion from the
fellowship of tlie church ; an interdict.

Ex cQn-cen'so, [L.] From what has been granted.

jpx co'Ri-ATE, V. a. To flay ; to strip off the skin.

gx-co RJ-A'TION, 77. Act of flaying ; a galling.

Ex-coR-Tl-c A'TION, 71. Act of pulling off the bark.

EX'cRE-MEiNT, 77. Alvine discharges ; dung.

i2X-CRE-M£.\T'AL, a. Relating to excrement.

EX-CRE iWEN-Ti"TIOVS, a. Containing excrement.

Ex-crDs'cence, 71. A protuberance ; a tumor.

|;x-CRES'c'i.NT,a. Growing out of something else.

Ex-CRETE', 7). a. To eject by excretion ; to excern.

^x-cre'tiqn, ?i. Ejection of animal substance.

Ex'cRE-TlvE [eks'kre-tiv, S. fV. P. J. F.; eks-
krS'tiv, ,7«. Sm.], a. Separating; ejecting.

EX'CRE-TQ-RY or gx-CRE'Tp-RY [eks'kre-tur-e,
S. W^ P. ; ?ks-kr5'tur-?, Ja. K. Sm. C], a. E.x-
creting ; excretive.

JEx-crO'ci-ate (eks-kru'she-at), c. a. To afflict
with great pain ; to torture ; to torment.

^x-CRtJ'ci-AT-lNG, p. a. Very painful.

Px-CRO-ci-A'TlQN, n. Torment ; vexation ; torture.

Ex-cDl'pa-ble, a. That may be exculpated.

Bx-ciJL'PATE, V. a. To clear from fault ; to excuse.

fix-cuL-PA'TlON, 71. Vindication ; excuse.

5x-cDL'PA-Tp-BY,a. Clearing from imputed fault.

kx cn'ri-a,'lL.] (Law.) Out of court.

JEx-ciiR'siQN, 71. A ramble ; digression ; journey.
Syn. — A pleasurable excursion into the country;
a ramble in the woods ; an occasional digression;
9. journey on business.

5. E, 1, 6, y, Y, long; X, £, I, 6, 0, y, short; A, E, I, p, y, V, oJixwre.— fAre, far, fAst, All,. HfiiR, hek




Px-CiJR'siVE, a. Rambling ; wandering ; roving.

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