enormity N. /巨大的，严重的，极恶劣/hugeness (in a bad sense). He did not realize the enormity of his crime until he saw what suffering he had caused.
enrapture V. /使其狂喜/please intensely. The audience was enraptured by the freshness of the voices and the excellent orchestration.
ensconce V. /安排妥当/settle comfortably. Now that their children were ensconced safely in the private school, the jet-setting parents decided to leave for Europe.
ensemble N. /全体;歌舞团;套装/group of (supporting) players; organic unity; costume. As a dancer with the Oakland Ballet, Benjamin enjoyed being part of the ensemble. Having acted with one another for well over a decade, the cast members have developed a true sense of ensemble: They work together seamlessly. Mitzi wore a charming two-piece ensemble designed by Donna Karan.
entail V. /要求，需要;牵涉到/require; necessitate; involve. Building a collegelevel vocabulary will entail some work on your part.
enterprising ADJ. /有魄力/full of initiative. By coming up with fresh ways to market the company's products, Mike proved himself to be an enterprising businessman.
enthrall V. /俘获/capture; enslave. From the moment he saw her picture, he was enthralled by her beauty.
entice V. /吸引;引诱/lure; attract; tempt. She always tried to entice her baby brother into mischief.
entitlement N. /权利/right to claim something; right to benefits. While Bill was entitled to use a company car while he worked for the firm, the company's lawyers questioned his entitlement to the vehicle once he'd quit his job.
entity N. /实体/real being. As soon as the Charter was adopted, the United Nations became an entity and had to be considered as a factor in world diplomacy.
entomology N. /昆虫学/study of insects. Kent found entomology the most annoying part of his biology course; studying insects bugged him.
entourage N. /随从，随行人员/group of attendants; retinue. Surrounded by the members of his entourage, the mayor hurried into city hall, shouting a brusque "No comment!" to the reporters lining the steps.
entrance V. /使其着迷;使其神志恍惚/put under a spell; carry away with emotion. Shafts of sunlight on a wall could entrance her and leave her spellbound.
entreat V. /恳求/plead; ask earnestly. She entreated her father to let her stay out till midnight.
entrepreneur N. /商人，企业家，承包人/businessman; contractor. Opponents of our present tax program argue that it discourages entrepreneurs from trying new fields of business activity.
enumerate V. /枚举/list; mention one by one. Huck hung his head in shame as Miss Watson enumerated his many flaws.
enunciate V. /阐明/speak distinctly. Stop mumbling! How will people understand you if you do not enunciate?
eon N. /时代/long period of time; an age. It has taken eons for our civilization to develop.
ephemeral ADJ. /朝生暮死，短暂，短命/short-lived; fleeting. The mayfly is an ephemeral creature: its adult life lasts little more than a day.
epic N. /史诗;剧作/long heroic poem, or similar work of art. Kurosawa's film Seven Samurai is an epic portraying the struggle of seven warriors to destroy a band of robbers. alsoADJ.
epicure N. /老饕;享乐主义者/connoisseur of food and drink. Epicures frequent this restaurant because it features exotic wines and dishes. epicurean,ADJ.
epigram N. /警句;讽刺民谣/witty thought or saying, usually short. Poor Richard's epigrams made Benjamin Franklin famous.
epilogue N. /尾声;收场白/short speech at conclusion of dramatic work. The audience was so disappointed in the play that many did not remain to hear the epilogue.
episodic ADJ. /插曲式的/loosely connected; divided into incidents. Though he tried to follow the plot of Gravity's Rainbow, John found the novel too episodic; he enjoyed individual passages, but had trouble following the work as a whole.
epistolary ADJ. /书信的/consisting of letters. Mark Harris's Wake Up, Stupid! is a modern epistolary novel that uses letters, telegrams, and newspaper clippings to tell the hero's story. The movie You've Got Mail tells a story using e-mail; does that make it an e-pistolary movie? epistle, N.