Glossary of Terms: Becoming Minnesotan

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Definition
Eastern

Adjective:  Of or relating to Asia or the Far East.

economics

Noun:  The management of the money and resources of a community or system.

edit

Verb:  To prepare written material for publication by correcting and revising the text.  (edits, editing, edited)

efficiently

Adverb:  Describes an act that is done correctly and without any waste.

elaborate

Verb: To give further detail or explanation. (elaborates, elaborating, elaborated)

elder

Noun:  An older person or an older member, usually a leader, of some community.

elevate

Verb:  To raise (something) to a higher position; to lift.  (elevates, elevating, elevated)

elite

Adjective: Representing the choicest or most select of a group.

elope

Verb: To run away from home with a lover for the purpose of getting married. (elopes, eloping, eloped)

embassy

Noun:  The official residence of a group of officials who permanently represent their home country while living in another country.

embellish

Verb:  To make more beautiful and attractive; to decorate; To make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality, to distort.  (embellishes, embellishing, embellished)

embrace

Verb:  To accept fully.  (embraces, embracing, embraced)

emphasis

Noun:  Special attention or forcefulness given to something considered important.

emphasize

Verb:  To stress, give emphasis, or special weight to.  (emphasizes, emphasizing, emphasized)

encounter

Verb:  To stumble upon; to find accidentally.  (encounters; encountering; encountered)

engaged

Adjective:  Agreed to be married.

engineering

Noun:  The profession of applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes that safely realize solutions to the needs of society.

enquire

Verb:  To ask about something.  (enquires, enquiring, enquired)

enrichment

Noun:  The act of adding emotional, intellectual, or monetary value.

entrepreneurs

Noun:  People who organize and operate a business venture and assume much of the associated risk.

environment

Noun:  A particular political or social setting, arena or condition.

equivalent

Adjective: Similar or identical in value, meaning or effect.

era

Noun:  A period of time characterized by particular circumstances, events, or people.

escargots

Noun:  Cooked snails, usually served as an appetizer.

escort

Noun:  Someone who accompanies another person.

esoteric

Adjective:  Understood only by a chosen few or an enlightened inner circle.

essence

Noun:  The inherent nature of a thing or idea; a significant feature of something.

ethics

Noun: The standards that govern the conduct of a person.

ethnic

Adjective: Of or relating to a group of people having common racial, national, religious or cultural origins.

ethnicity

Noun: The common characteristics of a group of people; one's ethnic group.

evacuate

Verb:  To leave or to remove troops or people from a place of danger. (evacuates, evacuating, evacuated)

evacuation

Noun: Leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection.

evaluation

Noun: A study or test of something.

evolve

Verb:  To develop; to change.  (evolves, evolving, evolved)

exceed

Verb: To go beyond; to surpass.  (exceeds, exceeding, exceeded)

excel

Verb:  To do much better than others.  (excels, excelling, excelled)

exile

Noun:  1. The state of being banished from one's home or country.  2. Someone who is banished from one's home or country.

Verb:  To send into exile.  (exiles, exiling, exiled)

expectation

Noun:  The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen; that which is expected or looked for; the prospect of the future.

expecting

Adjective:  Pregnant; expecting a baby.

expenses

Noun:  The costs in monetary terms for purchasing items or services.

experience

Noun:  1. Participation in events, leading to knowledge, opinons, or skills.  2. The knowledge thus gathered.

export

Verb:  To send or transport abroad.  (exports, exporting, exported)

expose

Verb:  To introduce to; to become familiar with.  (exposes, exposing, exposed)

exposure

Noun:  The act of exposing or the condition of being exposed.

express

Verb:  To convey or communicate; to make known or explicit.  (expresses, expressing, expressed)

extended family

Noun:  A family consisting of parents and children, along with either grandparents, grandchildren, aunts or uncles, etc.

extensive

Adjective:   A large amount; covering a large area.

extent

Noun:  The space, area, volume, etc., to which something moves to, stretches, or encompasses.

extinction

Noun:  The action of making or becoming extinct; annihilation.

extract

Verb:  To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.  (extracts, extracting, extracted)

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