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Word Meaning Eponym
Einstein A genius (The kid's no Einstein). Albert Einstein (1879-1955), a brilliant German-born American physicist, known for his Theory of Relativity and formula for energy: e=mc2.
epicure A person of refined tastes. Epicurus (341-270 BCE), Greek philosopher who taught that the highest form of good is pleasure and virtue.
erlang A unit of the intensity of traffic in a communication system. Agner Krarup Erlang (1878-1929), a Danish mathematician who is the founder of modern telephonic traffic theory that made possible multiple telephone circuits on a single wire.
erotic Sexually stimulating. Eros, the Greek god of love.
euphuism An affectedly elegant literary style. After Euphues in the romantic novels Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and his England (1580) by English writer John Lyly (circa1554-1606).
excelsior Curly wood shavings used as packing material. After the American Excelsior Company, which first began producing this product in 1888.
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