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pundit
pedant authority on a subject
pungency
sharpness stinging quality
purvey
provide supply
pusillanimous
cowardly craven
putrefaction
becoming rotten
pyre
large pile of wood for burning
quack
person dishonestly claiming to smth
quaff
drink deeply
quail
lose courage turn frightened
qualm
feeling of doubt temporary feeling of sickness
quandary
state of doubt or perplexity
quell
suppress subdue
quibble
try to avoid by sophistication
quiescence
state of being passive/motionless
quiescent
at rest dormant torpid
quirk
habit or action peculiar to smb or smth
quixotic
generous unselfish
quotidian
banal everyday
rabble
mob crowd the lower classes of populace
raconteur
person who tells anecdotes
raffish
low vulgar base tawdry
ramify
to be divided or subdivided to branch out
rancorous
feeling bitterness spitefulness
rant
use extravagant language
rapacious
greedy (esp for money)
rarefy
to make thin to make less dense to purify or refine
rave
act with excessive enthusiasm
reactionary
opposing progress
rebuff
snub
recalcitrant
disobedient
recant
take back as being FALSE give up
recast
cast or fashion anew
recidivism
relapse into antisocial or criminal behavior
reciprocity
granting of privileges in return for similar
recitals
a number of performance of music
recluse
person who lives alone and avoids people
recompense
make payment to reward punish
reconcile
settle a quarrel restore peace
recondite
little known abstruse
recreancy
cowardice a cowardly giving up
recuperate
become strong after illness loss exhaustion
redeem
get back by payment compensate
redoubtable
formidable causing fear
refine
make or become pure cultural
refractory
stubborn unmanageable untractable
refulgent
shining brilliant
regale
to delight or entertain to feast
regicide
crime of killing a king
reiterate
say or do again several times
rejuvenation
becoming young in nature or appearance
relapse
fall back again
remonstrate
to protest object
render
deliver provide represent
renovate
restore smth to better condition
renowned
celebrated famous
repast
meal
repel
refuse to accept/cause dislike
repine
at be discontented with
reproach
scold upbraid
reprobate
person hardened in sin one devoid of decency
repudiate
disown refuse to accept or pay
repulsive
causing a feeling of disgust
requite
repay give in return
rescind
repeal/annul/cancel
resigned
unresisting submissive
resilience
quality of quickly recovering the original shape
resort
to frequently visit
restive
refusing to move reluctant to be controlled
resuscitation
coming back to consciousness
retard
check hinder
reticent
reserved untalkative silent taciturn
revere
have deep respect for
reverent
feeling or showing deep respect
riddle
puzzling person or thing
rift
split crack dissension
rivet
fix take up secure metal pin
roll
call calling of names
rotund
rich and deep plump and round
ruffian
violent cruel man
rumple
make rough
sagacious
having sound judgment perceptive wise like a sage
salacious
obscene
salubrious
healthful
salutary
remedial wholesome causing improvement
sanctimony
self-righteousness hypocritical with FALSE piety
sanction
approval (by authority) penalty
sanguine
cheerful confident optimistic
sanity
health of mind soundness of judgement
sash
long strip worn round the waist
satiate
satisfy fully
saturnine
gloomy dark sullen morose
savant
person of great learning
savor
taste flavor smth
sawdust
tiny bits of wood
scabbard
sheath for the blade
scent
smell (esp pleasant)
scorch
become discolored/dry up/go at high speed
scribble
write hastily
scurvy
mean contemptible
secular
material (not spiritual) living outside monasteries
sedulous
persevering
seminal
like a seed constituting a source originative
sententious
short and pithy full of maxims/proverbs
sequence
succession connected line of
sere
make hard and without feeling
sermon
reproving a person for his faults
serrated
having a toothed edge
serration
having a toothed edge
servile
like a slave lacking independence
sever
break off
severance
severing
shallow
little depth not earnest
shard
piece of broken earthenware
sheath
cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool
shrewd
astute showing sound judgement
shrill
sharp piercing
shun
keep away from avoid
shunt
send from one track to another lay aside evade discussion
sidestep
step to one side
simper
(give a) silly/self-conscious smile
sinuous
winding undulating serpentine
skiff
small boat
skit
short piece of humorous writing
slack
sluggish dull not tight
slake
to assuage to satisfy allay
slate
king of blue-grey stone propose criticize
sluggard
lazy slow-moving person
slur
join sounds/words (indistinct)
smolder
burn slowly without flame
snare
trap
snub
treat with contempt
soar
rise fly high
sober
self-controlled
sobriety
quality or condition of being sober
sodden
soaked saturated
soggy
heavy with water
solvent
of the power of forming a solution
somatic
of the body
soot
black powder in smoke
sophisticated
complex subtle refined
sophistry
fallacious reasoning faulty logic
sophomoric
self-assured though immature affected bombastic overblown
soporific
producing sleep
sordid
wretched comfortless contemptible
spear
weapon with a metal point on a long shaft
specious
illogical of questionable truth or merit
splenetic
bad-tempered irritable
splice
join (two ends)
sponge
porous rubber for washing live at once expense
spurious
FALSE counterfeit
spurn
have nothing to do reject or refuse
squalid
foul filthy
squander
spend wastefully
squat
crouch/settle without permission
stanch
to stop the flow of a fluid
steeply
rising or falling sharply
stentorian
extremely loud and powerful
stickler
person who insists on importance of smth
stigma
mark of shame or disgrace
stigmatize
describe smb scornfully
sting
smth sharp
stingy
spending using unwillingly
stint
to be thrifty to set limits
stipple
paint with dots
stipulate
state or put forward as a necessary condition
stolid
showing no emotion impassive
stray
wander lose one's way
streak
long thin move very fast
striated
striped grooved or banded
stride
walk with long steps
strut
a supporting bar
stygian
hence dark gloomy
stymie
to hinder obstruct or block
subdue
overcome bring under control
sublime
extreme astounding
submerge
put under water liquid sink out of sight
suborn
induce by bribery or smth to commit perjury
subpoena
written order requiring a person to appear in a low court
substantiation
giving facts to support (statement)
subsume
include under a rule
succor
assistance relief in time of distress
suffice
be enough
suffocate
cause or have difficulty in breathing
sullied
to be stained or discredited
summarily
briefly without delay
sumptuous
magnificent
sundry
various miscellaneous separate
supercilious
disdainful characterized by haughty scorn
superfluous
more then is needed or wanted
superimpose
put smth on the top
supersede
take the place of
supine
lying on the back slow to act passive
suppliant
asking humbly beseeching
supplicate
make a humble petition to
suppress
prevent from being known put an end to
surcharge
additional load/charge
surfeit
satiate feed to fulness or to excess
susceptibility
sensitiveness
swerve
change direction suddenly
sycophant
person who flatter to the rich and powerful