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55 Cards in this Set

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rote (N)
repetition
ruminate (V)
chew over and over (mentally, or like cows, physically)
runic (adj)
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
rusticate (v)
banish to the country; dwell in the country
sacrosanct (adj)
most sacred; inviolable
salacious (adj)
lascivious; lustful
salient (adj)
prominent
sallow (adj)
yellowish; sickly in color
salutary (adj)
tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome
sanguinary (adj)
bloody
sanguine (adj)
cheerful; hopeful
sardonic (adj)
disdainful; sarcastic; cynical
sartorial (adj)
pertaining to tailors
satiate (V)
satisfy fully
saturnine (adj)
gloomy
scad (n)
a great quantity
schematic (adj)
relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols
scintilla (n)
shred; least bit
scintillate (v)
sparkle; flash
scourge (n)
lash; whip; severe punishment
scruple (v)
fret about; hesitate
scurrilous (adj)
obscene; indecent
scuttle (v)
sink
seamy (adj)
sordid; unwholesome
secrete (v)
hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism
sedulous (adj)
diligent
seine (n)
net for catching fish
semblance (n)
outward appearance; guise
seminal (adj)
germinal; influencing future developments; related to seed or semen
sensual (adj)
devoted to the pleasures of the senses; carnal; voluptuous
sensuous (adj)
pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses
sententious (adj)
terse; concise; aphoristic
septic (adj)
putrid; producing putrefaction
sere (adj)
parched; dry
servile (adj)
slavish; cringing
sheaf (n)
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
sheathe (v)
place into a case
shunt (v)
turn aside; divert; sidetrack
shyster (n)
lawyer using questionable methods
sibylline (adj)
prophetic; oracular;
simper (v)
smirk; smile affectedly
simulate (v)
feign
sinecure (n)
well-paid position with little responsiblity
slacken (v)
slow up; loosen
slag (n)
residue from melting metal; dross; waste matter
slapdash (adj)
haphazard; careless; sloppy
sleight (n)
dexterity
slipshod (adj)
untidy or slovenly; shabby
slough (v)
cast off
smelt (v)
melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition
smolder (v)
burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment
solecism (n)
construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically
solicitous (adj)
worried,concerned
solvent (adj)
able to pay all debts
solvent (n)
substance that dissolves another