2. dismissal, discharge, casting out, forcing out, ejection, expulsion, eviction; extrusion, throwing out, driving out, ouster; debarment, segregation, ostracism, separation; banishment, relegation, exile, proscription, expatriation, deportation; purgation, liquidation, leaving no vestige or trace of; termination, dissolution, check, suspension.
3. obliteration, annihilation, extinguishment, extinction; extirpation, discreation, eradication, extermination, abolition, abolishment; blotting out, striking out, stamping out, crushing out; quashing, suppression, squelching, vanquishment, squashing; overthrow, overturn, subversion, defeat.
4. Physiol, voidance, egestion, excretion, defecation, urination, evacuation.
elite, n. 1. privileged class, dominant class, ruling class, establishment; upper class, Inf upper crust, gentry, gentility, aristocracy, nobility, silk-stockings, blue bloods; meritocracy, the best and the brightest, the high and the mighty; notables, personages, bigwigs, men of mark, grandees.
2. high society, cream of the crop, Fr. crime de la crime, Fr. haut monde, beau monde, fashionable society, jet set, the beautiful people, celebrities, stars, U.S. Four Hundred; F.F.V.'s, First Families of Virginia.
3. good life, high life, SI. the big time, Inf. the major leagues.
4. choice, best, first water, first-class, nonpareil, nonesuch, paragon; pink, pearl, sterling.
elixir, n. 1. extract, tincture, compound; cordial, invigorator; panacea, catholicon, nostrum, cure-all, cure for all ills, wonder drug, miracle drug.
2. quintessence, essence, pith, heart, core, kernel; principle, basis, elliptical, adj. 1. oval, ovate, ovoid, egg-shaped, curved.
2. (all of speech and writing) economic, terse, laconic, concise, succinct, concentrated, compact, neat.
3. (all of speech and writing) ambiguous, abstruse, cryptic, obscure, recondite, mysterious.
elocution, n. manner of speaking, utterance, delivery; articulation, enunciation, pronunciation; diction, wording, phrasing, parlance, phraseology; oratory, rhetoric, declamation, elongate, v. lengthen, extend, Anat. protract, draw out, stretch, Scot. and North Eng. rax; increase, grow longer, trail out. elope, v. 1. (all in order to marry) run off, run away; sneak off or away, steal off or away, slip off or away.
2. abscond, flee, bolt, escape. See abscond (defs. 1,2). eloquence, n. power of speech, forcefulness, expressiveness, cogency; elocution, diction, address, articulation, enunciation; gift of gab, command of words, way with words, Archaic, facundity; (all of speech) fluency, facility, ease, gracefulness, glibness, slickness, smoothness; oratory, rhetoric, declamation, eloquent, adj. 1. articulate, well-spoken, silver-tongued, Archaic, facund, Obs. facundious, Ciceronian; oratorical, rhetorical, declamatory; (all of speech) poetic, graceful, easy, facile, flowing, fluent, glib, slick, smooth, smooth-tongued.
2. (all of speech) expressive, cogent, telling; forceful, emphatic, spirited, vigorous, impassioned, trenchant, vehement, burning; striking, vivid, graphic; effective, persuasive, impressive; concise, succinct, pointed, pithy, meaty.
3. (of looks) meaningful, significant, revealing, suggestive.
elsewhere, adv. in or to some other place, somewhere else, anywhere else, another place, not here; not present, away, absent, abroad, hence, elucidate, v. 1. shed or throw light on, make lucid or clear, illuminate; clarify, make plain, simplify, ren-