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The Essential E


About the letter E I am enthusiastic, enchanted, ecstatic, exhilarated, ecstatic, exuberant, ebullient, and effervescent. Ah, those wonderful words that begin with E: In their early lives, enthusiastic meant "possessed by a god," enchanted "singing a magic song," ecstatic "in a trance, exhilarated "made thoroughly cheerful," exhuberant, and ebullient and effervescent, "overflowing, boiling over, spouting out." E is truly a godlike letter that magically entrances, cheers our spirits, and bubbles over.