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Scapegoat
NOUN
someone or something that is innocently made to bear the blame for the mistakes of others
Schism
NOUN
a split or division within the ranks of an organization
Scrutinize
VERB
to examine closely
Secular
ADJECTIVE
not religious; pertaining to worldly matters
Senile
ADJECTIVE
showing the signs of old age, especially advanced mental or physical deterioration
Solace
NOUN/VERB
comfort or consolation in sorrow, distress, or misfortune
Sordid
ADJECTIVE
filthy and mean
Stamina
NOUN
endurance; the moral or physical strength required to withstand hardships
Stereotype
NOUN/VERB
a conventional, usually oversimplified, conception of something
Stigmatize
VERB
to brand or characterize as blemished or disgraceful
Stipulate
VERB
to specify or demand as a condition for agreement; to guarantree or affirm
Strategy
NOUN
an overall plan of action designed to achieve a specific goal
Strident
ADJECTIVE
loud and harsh in sound
Surveillance
NOUN
close observation of a person or group considered suspicious
Syndrome
NOUN
a group of traits, symptoms, or signs that characterize a disease
Tacit
ADJECTIVE
unspoken; implied or inferred
Taciturn
ADJECTIVE
habitually untalkative
Tangible
ADJECTIVE
capable of being touched; real or concrete
Tenable
ADJECTIVE
capable of being defended or maintained
Tenative
ADJECTIVE
in the nature of an experiment or trial; uncertain
Thwart
VERB
to block or frustrate
Tranquil
ADJECTIVE
peaceful and quiet; free of mental agitation
Traumatic
ADJECTIVE
so shocking as to produce a lasting psychological effect
Trenchant
ADJECTIVE
perceptive and forceful; cutting
Turbulent
ADJECTIVE
violently agitated or disturbed; restless or unruly
Ubiquitous
ADJECTIVE
being or seeming to be everywhere
Urbane
ADJECTIVE
refined, elegant, and sophisticated in manner or style
Usurp
VERB
to seize a power, office, function, or the like wihtout any legal right to do so
Vagary
NOUN
a bizarre or eccentric idea, action, or condition
Venal
ADJECTIVE
open to, or marked by, bribery or corruption