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EAGER 
sour, harsh
EANLING 
a yeanling, a lamb 
EAR 
to plough 
ECHE 
to eke out 
EFT 
ready, convenient 
EISEL 
vinegar 
ELD 
old age 

EMBOSSED 
swollen into protuberances
EMBOWELLED 
disembowelled, emptied 
EMBRASURE 
embrace 
EMINENCE 
exalted station 
EMPERY 
empire 
EMULATION 
jealousy, mutiny 
EMULOUS 
jealous 
ENCAVE 
to place oneself in a cave 
END 
'Still an end,' continually for ever 
ENFEOFF 
to place in possession
ENGINE 
a machine of war 
ENGLUT 
to swallow speedily 
ENGROSS 
to make gross or fat 
ENGROSSMENT 
immoderate acquisition 
ENKINDLE 
to make keen 
ENMEW 
to shut up, as a hawk is shut up in a mew 
ENSCONCE 
to cover as with a fort 
ENSEAMED 
fat, rank 
ENSHIELD 
hidden 
ENTREATMENTS 
interviews, pleas 
EQUIPAGE 
attendance 
EREWHILE 
a short time since 
ESCOT 
to pay a man's reckoning, to maintain 
ESPERANCE 
hope, used as a war-cry 
ESPIAL 
a scout or spy 

ESTIMATION 
conjecture 
ETERNE 
eternal 
EVEN 
to equal 
EXAMINE 
to question 
EXECUTOR 
an executioner 
EXEMPT 
excluded 
EXERCISE 
a religious service 
EXHALE 
to hale or draw out to draw the sword 
EXHIBITION 
allowance, pension 
EXIGENT 
death, ending 
EXION 
ridiculously used for 'action.' 
EXPECT 
expectation 
EXPEDIENCE 
expedition, undertaking haste 
EXPEDIENT 
expeditious, swift 
EXPIATE 
completed 
EXPOSTULATE 
to expound, discuss 
EXPOSTURE 
exposure 
EXPULSE 
to expel 
EXSUFFICATE 
contemptible 
EXTEND 
to seize 
EXTENT 
a seizure 
EXTERN 
outward 
EXTIRP 
to extirpate 
EXTRACTING 
distracting 
EXTRAUGHT 
extracted, descended 
EXTRAVAGANT 
foreign, wandering 
EYAS 
a nestling hawk 
EYAS-MUSKET 
a nestling of the musket or merlin, the smallest species of British hawk 
EYE 
a glance
EYE 
a shade of colour, as in shot silk 
EYNE 
eyes 
William Shakespeare Education - the Elizabethan Alphabet - Differences only 24 letters - Deciphering manuscripts of the era
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