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54 Cards in this Set

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schism
discord, disharmony
scintillate
throw off as a spark
scion
descendant
scission
division or split
scotch
hinger, thwart
scourge
1. whip
2. cause great trouble, or suffering
scrappy
quarrelsome, belligerent
scrawl
write or draw hastily, awkwardly
scrutable
comprehensible
scuff
become scratched, roughened
scurrilous
using coarse language containing slander, invective, truculent, vituperative
truculent
aggressively self-assertive
scurvy
disgustingly mean, comtemptible, beggarly (meagre and ungenerous), cheap, despicable
scythe
tool used for cutting crops
2. move through or penetrate rapidly and forcefully
seamy
degraded, sordid
secular
1. not religious
2. economic trend
3. occurring once every century or long period
4. denoting slow changes in motion of sun or planets
sedulous
assiduous, diligent in application or pursuit
seemly
proper, appropriate
seine
fish net
seminary
training college for priests or rabbis
sentinel
guard whose job is to stand and keep watch
2. thing that actss as indicator of presence of disease
septic
infected, suppurating, putrid
sepulchral
relating to tomb
2. gloomy, dismal, lugubrious
sequela
condition which is the consequence of a previous disease or injury
sequestrate
1. take legal possession of assets until debt repaid, declare bankrupt, legally place in hands of trustee for division among creditors
2. take forcible possession of, confiscate
seraph
angel of highest order
sere
dried and withered
serfdom
agricultural labourer who was tied to working on his lord's estate
serpentine
like serpent, winding, twisty
seroentine election rules, complicated
serrate
notched or toothed on the edge, jagged peaks and serrate ridges
serried
standing close together (people)
shackle
deprive of freesom especially of action by means of restrictions or handicaps, getter, impede, hamper
shard
piece of pottery
shiftless
lacking in ambition or incentive, lazy
shirk
avoid, malinger
shoal
shallow
shopworn
trite, cliche, hackneyed, stale, timeworn
shrewd
clever discerning awareness and hardheaded acumen
shun
avoid
sidestep
avoid, bypass (person or issue)
simper
smile in silly manner, smirk
simpleton
foolish or gullible person
sinecure
well-paid position w/little responsibility
sinew
solid resilient strength, chief supporting force
singe
burn lightly
sinuous
winding, intricate, flexuous, serpentine
skirmish
minor fight in war
slake
1. quench (thirst), satisfy (a desire,
slew
large number
slight
trivial, scanty
not sturdy
treat with disdain, neglect, discount
sling
he had to keep his broken arm in a sling
slink
sneak, creep, gumshoe
slipshod
careless, slovenly
slovenly
untidy, careless work habits