A to Z Challenge: E


Hello all and welcome to the fifth day of the A to Z Challenge.  I have to say I am really enjoying this whole having a theme thing, much easier than pulling subjects out of thin air every day.  Here come the words.

Endemic 
Definition: 1. belonging or native to a country or people 2. characteristic of a certain area, region or environment
Sentence: Curry is not the only spice endemic to India.

Eleemosynary 
Definition: 1. of or for charity; charitable; 2. given in charity; having the nature of alms; 3. supported by or dependent on charity
Sentence: The school was exceptionally eleemosynary towards the low-income families in the surrounding communities.

Exigent 
Definition: requiring, demanding, or calling for much attention or action
Sentence: The lawyer had an exigent client who demanded his papers immediately.

Ebullient
Definition: joyously unrestrained.
Sentence: The piece opened with ebullient bursts of energy and colour that scampered over harmonica drones played by one or more members.
                  -- New York Times (May 10, 2010)

Empirical
Definition: derived from experiment and observation rather than theory.
Sentence: "So far, no one has reported empirical evidence from real city-traffic data that the transition Kerner predicted actually occurs," Davis pointed out.
            -- US News (Oct 18, 2011)

Comments

  1. Melissa, just this morning I felt relief all over again at picking a theme this year for the A to Z :) Truly beats freaking out over what to write every day, especially if one's writing on the fly, like me.

    Your A-Z posts will make a nice ebook!

    Cheers!

    Vidya
    http://vidyasury.com

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  2. Ooooh yes, your posts would make a great ebook!

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  3. My new word from your post: Eleemosynary

    Now, I have to use it...hmmmmm...

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  4. I have heard of the word ebullient before. I've never used it in a sentence, though! I agree about themes--I can't imagine trying to come up with a random thing to write about each day but restricting it to a letter of the alphabet!

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