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espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace. [2 definitions]
espresso a strong coffee made by forcing pressurized steam through dark-roasted, finely ground coffee beans.
esprit liveliness of mind or spirit; wit and good cheer.
esprit de corps a sense of pride and honor shared by members of a group.
espy to catch sight of, esp. at a distance.
Esq. abbreviation of "Esquire."
-esque in the style or manner of; having a quality of.
esquire (cap.) an unofficial title of respect, usu. placed in its abbreviated form after a full name, esp. a lawyer's name. [4 definitions]
-ess female.
essay a short, usu. prose literary work that expresses the writer's ideas, feelings, and opinions on a particular subject. [4 definitions]
essayist one who writes essays.
esse (Latin) to be; existence or essence; being.
essence the inherent qualities that make something what it is; crucial ingredients; central nature. [4 definitions]
Essene a member of an ascetic Jewish sect of mystics that existed from the second century B.C. to the second century A.D.
essential fundamental; necessary; indispensable. [4 definitions]
essentialism the educational doctrine that certain traditional values and skills are necessary elements of society and should be taught to all students.
essentially at the core; when the most important part is considered.
essential oil any rapidly evaporating oil that gives a characteristic odor or flavor to a plant, flower, or fruit, used in making perfumes, flavorings, and the like.
essonite a brown or yellow type of garnet; cinnamon stone.
-est used to form the superlative degree of many adjectives and adverbs.
EST abbreviation of "Eastern Standard Time," the standard time used in the eastern region of the United States, five hours behind Greenwich time.