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100 Cards in this Set

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s deport
send out of the country; behave; N. deportation, deportment
send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
n dotage
senility; feeblemindedness of old age; Ex. In one's dotage
n primogeniture
seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
s voluptuous
sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
sentry; lookout
separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group
n sever
separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
n sunder
separate; part; CF. asunder
separate; unconnected
separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
s gradation
series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
n staid
serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
s sober
serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
seriousness; ADJ. grave
seriousness; gravity
n homily
sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
n minion
servile dependent; obsequious follower
servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
n toady
servile flatterer; yes man; sycophant; V: be a toady to; fawn
serving as a model; outstanding; Ex. exemplary punishment/behavior; N. exemplar: typical example; model
serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary; N.
serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
serving to complete something
serving to warn
set free; liberate
n stint
set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
set off; start
set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
settle a dispute through the services of an outsider; act as an intermediary; produce by mediating; Ex. mediate a cease-fire
s liquidate
settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
n ensconce
settle comfortably; place comfortably (in a secure place)
n stricture
severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
severe disapproval; CF. approbation
severe dizziness; giddiness
severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
n censorious
severely critical
severity; Ex. rigors of the Russian winter
n sleazy
shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
n mangy
shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
n hovel
shack; small wretched house
n fetter
shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
n nuance
shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction
n totter
shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
s wag
shake repeatedly from side to side; Ex. The dog wagged its tail; N: humorous person; wit
s shudder
shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
n doddering
shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
n lagoon
shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
n barefaced
shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark
s tart
sharp to the taste; acid-tasting; caustic; sarcastic; Ex. tart apple/reply
n acclivity
sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
n hone
sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
n whet
sharpen; stimulate; Ex. whet someone's appetite
sharpness (of mind or senses of sight or hearing)
sharpness; roughness; severity (of temper or weather); Ex. asperities of a Russian winter
n tonsure
shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.
sheer; transparent
n gossamer
sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
n carapace
shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
n cameo
shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
n aegis
shield; protection; defense
s glitter
shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
s glow
shine brightly without a flame (as of eyes or metals); show redness and heat (in the face) after hard work or because of strong feelings; N: light produced by a heated body; brilliance of a color
n glimmer
shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope
s glare
shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
n shimmer
shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
n luster
shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
n luminous
shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
s effulgent
shining brightly; brilliant
n lustrous
shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
n squat
short and thick; stocky; Ex. ugly squat tower; V. N.
s idyll(idyl)
short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
s snip
short quick cut with scissors; V: cut with scissors
n parable
short simple story teaching a moral
short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
s bristle
short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
short story of an amusing or interesting event
s defect
shortcoming; V: desert (in order to join the opposite one)
shorten; reduce
short-lived; fleeting
n catcall
shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
n jostle
shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
show clearly
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm; boiling; N. ebullience; N. ebullition: state of boiling
s flashy
showy; gaudy; giving a momentary brilliance
n ostentatious
showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
n canny
shrewd in money matters; thrifty
n clarion
shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
shrink back as if in fear; cower
n cower
shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
n dwindle
shrink; reduce gradually
n wizened
shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement
n occlude
shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.