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saccharine
adj. excessively sweet or sentimental
sacrilegious
adj. impious, irreverent toward what is held to be sacred or holy
salacious
adj. appealing to sexual desire
salient
adj. prominent, of notable significance
sanctimonious
adj. hypocrtically devout; acting morally superior to another
satiate
v. to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess
saturnine
adj. cold and steady in mood, gloomy; slow to act
savant
n. a person of learning; especially one with knowledge in a special field
scrupulous
adj. acting in strict regard for what is considered proper; punctilliously exact
seamy
adj. morally degraded, unpleasant
secular
adj. not specifically pertaining to religion, relating to the world
sedition
n. behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
seminal
adj. influential in an original way, providing a basis for further development; creative
sequester
v. to set apart, seclude
seraphic
adj. angelic, sweet
simian
adj. ape-like; relating to apes
sinecure
n. a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
sobriquets
n. a nickname
sojourn
n. a temporary stay; visit
solicitous
adj. anxious, concerned; full of desire, eager
sophomoric
adj. exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgment
spartan
adj. highly self-disciplined; frugal, austere
specious
adj. having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive
sportive
adj. frolicsome, playful
squalid
adj. filthy and degraded as the result of neglect or poverty
stalwart
adj. marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind, or spirit
stasis
n. a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
stint
v. to be sparing or frugal; to restrict with respect to a share or allowance
stipulate
v. to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement of offer
stratify
v. to arrange or divide into layers
strident
adj. loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy
stringent
adj. imposing severe, rigorous standards
stymie
v. to block or thwart
subterranean
adj. hidden, secret; underground
sully
v. to tarnish, taint
superfluous
adj. extra, more than necessary
supersede
v. to cause to be set aside; to force out of use as inferior, replace
supplant
v. to replace (another) by force, to take the place of
surmount
v. to conquer, overcome
sybarite
n. a person devoted to pleasure and luxury