Words that Start with Ex: Expand Your Vocabulary Easily

Discover an extensive list of words starting with “ex” to expand your vocabulary and enhance your language skills.

  1. Exacerbate- To make a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling worse.
  2. Exact- To demand and obtain (something, especially a payment) from someone.
  3. Exaggerate- To make something seem larger, more important, better, or worse than it really is.
  4. Exalt- To hold (someone or something) in very high regard; think or speak very highly of.
  5. Examine- To inspect someone or something in detail to determine their nature or condition; investigate thoroughly.
  6. Example- A thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule.
  7. Excavate- To make (a hole or channel) by digging; remove earth carefully and systematically from (an area) to find buried remains.
  8. Exceed- To be greater in number or size than (a quantity, number, or other measurable thing).
  9. Excel- To be exceptionally good at or proficient in an activity or subject.
  10. Exceptional- Unusual; not typical.
  11. Excerpt- A short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.
  12. Excess- An amount of something that is more than necessary, permitted, or desirable.
  13. Exchange- An act of giving one thing and receiving another (especially of the same kind) in return.
  14. Excite- Cause strong feelings of enthusiasm and eagerness.
  15. Exclaim- Cry out suddenly, especially in surprise, anger, or pain.
  16. Exclude- Deny (someone) access to a place, group, or privilege.
  17. Exclusive- Restricted to the person, group, or area concerned.
  18. Excommunicate- Officially exclude (someone) from participation in the sacraments and services of the Christian Church.
  19. Excrement- Waste matter discharged from the bowels; feces.
  20. Excursion- A short journey or trip, especially one taken as a leisure activity.
  21. Excuse- Attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify.
  22. Execute- Carry out or put into effect (a plan, order, or course of action).
  23. Exemplary- Serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind.
  24. Exempt- Free (a person or organization) from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
  25. Exercise- Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.
  26. Exert- Apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).
  27. Exfoliate- (of a material) come apart or be shed from a surface in scales or layers.
  28. Exhale- Breathe out in a deliberate manner.
  29. Exhaust- Drain (someone) of their physical or mental resources; tire out.
  30. Exhibit- Publicly display (a work of art or item of interest) in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair.
  31. Exhilarate- Make (someone) feel very happy, animated, or elated.
  32. Exile- The state of being barred from one’s native country, typically for political or punitive reasons.
  33. Exist- Have objective reality or being.
  34. Exit- A way out of a building, room, or passenger vehicle.
  35. Exodus- A mass departure of people, especially emigrants.
  36. Exonerate- (especially of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.
  37. Exorbitant- (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
  38. Exorcise- Drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place.
  39. Expand- Become or make larger or more extensive.
  40. Expanse- An area of something, typically land or sea, presenting a wide continuous surface.
  41. Expect- Regard (something) as likely to happen.
  42. Expedient- (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
  43. Expedite- Make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  44. Expend- Spend or use up (a resource such as money, time, or energy).
  45. Expense- The cost required for something; the money spent on something.
  46. Expert- A person who is very knowledgeable about or skillful in a particular area.
  47. Expire- (of a document, authorization, or agreement) come to an end or no longer be valid.
  48. Explain- Make (an idea or situation) clear to someone by describing it in more detail or revealing relevant facts.
  49. Explicit- Stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
  50. Explode- Burst or shatter violently and noisily as a result of rapid combustion, excessive internal pressure, or other process.
  51. Exploit- Make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource).
  52. Explore- Travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.
  53. Explosion- A violent shattering or blowing apart of something, as is caused by a bomb.
  54. Exponent- A person who believes in and promotes the truth or benefits of an idea or theory.
  55. Export- Send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
  56. Expose- Make (something) visible by uncovering it.
  57. Exposition- A comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
  58. Express- Convey (a thought or feeling) in words or by gestures and conduct.
  59. Extend- Cause to cover a larger area; make longer or wider.
  60. Extensive- Covering or affecting a large area.
  61. Extent- The area covered by something.
  62. Exterior- Forming, situated on, or relating to the outside of something.
  63. External- Belonging to or forming the outer surface or structure of something.
  64. Extinct- (of a species, family, or other larger group) having no living members.
  65. Extol- Praise enthusiastically.
  66. Extort- Obtain (something) by force, threats, or other unfair means.
  67. Extra- Added to an existing or usual amount or number.
  68. Extract- Remove or take out, especially by effort or force.
  69. Extraneous- Irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
  70. Extraordinary- Very unusual or remarkable.
  71. Extrapolate- Extend the application of (a method or conclusion) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable.
  72. Extravagant- Lacking restraint in spending money or using resources.
  73. Extreme- Reaching a high or the highest degree; very great.
  74. Extricate- Free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty.
  75. Extrinsic- Not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside.
  76. Exuberant- Filled with or characterized by a lively energy and excitement.
  77. Exude- Discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily.
  78. Exult- Feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation.
  79. Exurb- A district outside a city, especially a prosperous area beyond the suburbs.
  80. Exuviate- Shed (old outer skin).
  81. Ex- wife** – A woman to whom one was formerly married but is now divorced.
  82. Exorcist- A person who expels or attempts to expel evil spirits from a person or place.
  83. Expatiate- Speak or write at length or in detail.
  84. Exhume- Dig out (something buried, especially a corpse) from the ground.
  85. Expunge- Erase or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).
  86. Expectorate- Cough or spit out (phlegm) from the throat or lungs.
  87. Expiate- Atone for (guilt or sin).
  88. Explicate- Analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail.
  89. Exploratory- Involving or designed to explore or examine something.
  90. Explosive- Able or likely to shatter violently or burst apart.
  91. Expository- Intended to explain or describe something.
  92. Extempore- Spoken or done without preparation.
  93. Extendible- Capable of being extended.
  94. Exterritorial- Outside the jurisdiction of the local law.
  95. Extinguish- Cause (a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine.
  96. Extirpate- Root out and destroy completely.
  97. Extracurricular- Pursued in addition to the normal course of study.
  98. Extradite- Hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.
  99. Extrajudicial- (of a decision or process) not involving a judicial proceeding or legal process.
  100. Extrapolative- Relating to the extension or projection of known information or trends into an area not currently known in order to predict future outcomes.

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