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embark

to load goods or passengers onto a ship or aeroplane

enact

to make a proposal into a law

encampment

a group of tents in a particular place, especially those used by soldiers

enlist in

to join a country's military force, such as the army - enlisted in, enlisting in; also enlistment (noun)

enteric fever

another name for typhoid fever, an infection caused by ingestion of Salmonella typhosa bacteria with food or water

escort

one or more guards, soldiers, vehicles or vessels who accompany others for protection, guidance or restraint, or as a symbol of honour

eugenics

the study of methods to improve the human race by selecting parents who will produce children with desirable traits

euthanise

to kill a person or animal painlessly, such as to relieve suffering from an incurable illness

expeditionary

relating to a journey undertaken for an exploratory or military purpose