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steadfast
firm in purpose; dependable; constant
stentorian
very loud
sterling
of high quality; excellent
striated
striped; marked with lines
stigma
mark of disgrace
stilted
artificially formal
stint
to be sparing; to conserve
stipend
salary
stipulate
to specify; to arrange definitely
stoic
showing no emotion; indifferent to pleasure or pain
stolid
impassive; having little emotion
strait
a position of difficulty; a narrow passage of water
strew
to spread about; to scatter
stricture
negative criticism; a restriction
strident
harsh sounding; loud and shrill
stringent
strict; tight
sub rosa
secretly; confidentially
stultify
make absurd or ridi ulous; render worthless
stygian
dark; gloomy
subaqueous
underwater
subjective
not objective; personal
subjugate
to conquer
sublimate
to make a person act noble or moral
sublime
majestic; elevated or lofty in thought
subliminal
subconscious; unaware
subordinate
of lower rank
suborn
to hire for an unlawful act
subsequent
following; occurring later
sordid
dirty; filthy
sot
a drunkard
Spartan
warlike; brave; disciplined
spasm
a sudden burst of energy
specious
not genuine; pleasing to the eye but deceptive
spector
a ghost; a phantom
speculate
to meditate; to participate in a risky business transaction
two meanings
sphinx
person who is difficult to understand
splenetic
bad-tempered; irritable
sporadic
infrequent; irregular
spry
full of life; active
spume
foam
spurious
deceitful; counterfeit
squalid
filthy; dirty
stagnant
not flowing; stale; sluggish
stalemate
a deadlock; a draw
stalwart
strong; sturdy
stamina
endurance; resistance to fatigue
stance
attitude; posture
stark
complete; harsh; severe
static
inactive; motionless
stationary
standing still; not moving
statute
law; rule
saccharine
overly sweet
savant
a person of extensive learning
savoir faire
tact; knowledge of just what to do in any situation
scant
inadequate in size or amount
scathing
extremely severe or harsh, such as a remark
schism
a split or break
scintilla
a tiny amount; a speck
suture
to join together, as with stitches
susurration
whispering; murmuring
sustenance
nourishment
slither
to slide or glide
slothful
lazy
slough off
to discard; to shed
slovenly
untidy; dirty; careless
smite
to strike forcefully
smolder
to burn without flame; to keep feelings concealed
snare
to trap
snippet
a small fragment
snivel
to whine; to complain
sobriquet
nickname; assumed name
sodden
soaked; damp
sojourn
a brief stay or visit
solace
comfort
solecism
ungrammatical usage; error/inconsistency
solicit
to ask, to seek
solicitude
concern; anxiety
soliloquy
act of talking to oneself
solipsistic
pertaining to the theory that only oneself exists of can be proved to exist
solon
a wise man
solvent
having the ability to pay a debt
somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
somniferous
causing sleep
somnolent
drowsy; sleepy
sophistry
a deceptive, tricky argument
soporific
causing sleep
substantiate
to prove; to confirm; to support
subterfuge
trickery; deceit
subterranean
underground
subversive
tending to overthrow or undermine
succinct
conciwe; briief and to the point
succor
assistance; help; relief
succulent
juicy
succumb
to yield; to give in
sullen
gloomy; showing irritation
sully
to soil, stain, or tarnish
sultry
hot and moist
sundry
various; assorted
superannuated
retired because of old age
supercilious
proud; haughty
superficial
on the surface; shallow
superfluous
excessive; unnecessary
supernal
heavenly
supernumerary
extra; more than necessary
supersede
to take the place of
supervene
to take place or occur unexpectedly
supine
lying on the back
supplant
to replace
supple
flexible
i know wut this word means
suppliant
begging; asking humbly
supplicate
to pray humbly; to beg
surfeit
an excessibe ammount
surfeit
an excessibe ammount
surly
rude; bad-tempered
surmise
to guess
surmount
to go beyond
surmise
to guess
surmount
to go beyond; to overcome
surreptitous
acting in a sneaky way
surrogate
substitue
svelte
slender; graceful
swarthy
dark-complexioned
swathe
to wrap closely or fully
sybarite
one who is fond of luxuries and pleasure
sycophant
a flatterer; a parasite
sylvan
wooded; pertaining to the forest
symbiosis
mutual dependence between two different organisms
symmetrical
balanced; well-proportioned
synchronize
to happen at the same time
synthesis
a combination; a fusion
synthetic
not genuine; artificial