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electronic
  • a  of or relating to electronics; concerned with or using devices that operate on principles governing the behavior of electrons
    electronic devices
  • a  of or concerned with electrons
    electronic energy
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electrostatic
  • a  concerned with or producing or caused by static electricity
    an electrostatic generator produces high-voltage static electricity
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eleemosynary
  • s  generous in assistance to the poor
    eleemosynary relief
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elegant
  • a  refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style
    elegant handwriting
    an elegant dark suit
    she was elegant to her fingertips
    small churches with elegant white spires
    an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid
  • s  suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
  • s  displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution
    an elegant dancer
    an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise
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elegiac
  • a  resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
    an elegiac poem on a friend's death
  • s  expressing sorrow often for something past
    an elegiac lament for youthful ideals
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elemental
  • a  relating to or being an element
    elemental sulphur
  • a  relating to severe atmospheric conditions
    a race against hail or cold rains or some other elemental catastrophe"- J.K.Howard
  • s  of or being the essential or basic part
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elementary
  • s  easy and not involved or complicated
    an elementary problem in statistics
    elementary, my dear Watson
  • a  of or pertaining to or characteristic of elementary school or elementary education
    the elementary grades
    elementary teachers
  • s  of or being the essential or basic part
    an elementary need for love and nurturing
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elevated
  • n  a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level
  • v  give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  • v  raise from a lower to a higher position
  • v  raise in rank or condition
  • s  raised above the ground
    an elevated platform
  • s  of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  • s  increased in amount or degree
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eleven
  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of ten and one
  • n  a team that plays football
  • s  being one more than ten
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eleventh
  • n  position 11 in a countable series of things
  • s  coming next after the tenth and just before the twelfth in position
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elfin
  • s  suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    thunderbolts quivered with elfin flares of heat lightning
  • s  small and delicate
    she was an elfin creature--graceful and delicate
    obsessed by things elfin and small
  • a  relating to or made or done by or as if by an elf
    elfin bells
    all the little creatures joined in the elfin dance
  • s  usually good-naturedly mischievous
    perpetrated a practical joke with elfin delight
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elicited
  • v  call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  • v  deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
  • v  derive by reason
  • s  called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation
    an elicited response
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eligible
  • a  qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
    eligible to run for office
    eligible for retirement benefits
    an eligible bachelor
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elite
  • n  a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
  • s  selected as the best
    elite colleges
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