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stratum n
A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material
streamlet n
Rivulet
stringency n
Strictness
stringent adj
Rigid
stripling n
A mere youth
studious adj
Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge
stultify v
To give an appearance of foolishness to
stupendous adj
Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree
stupor n
Profound lethargy
suasion n
The act of persuading
suave adj
Smooth and pleasant in manner
subacid adj
Somewhat sharp or biting
subaquatic adj
Being, formed, or operating under water
subconscious adj
Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception
subjacent adj
Situated directly underneath
subjection n
The act of bringing into a state of submission
subjugate v
To conquer
subliminal adj
Being beneath the threshold of consciousness
sublingual adj
Situated beneath the tongue
submarine adj
Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea
submerge v
To place or plunge under water
submergence n
The act of submerging
submersible adj
Capable of being put underwater
submersion n
The act of submerging
submission n
A yielding to the power or authority of another
submittal n
The act of submitting
subordinate adj
Belonging to an inferior order in a classification
subsequent adj
Following in time
subservience n
The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests
subservient adj
Servilely following another's behests
subside v
To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity
subsist v
To be maintained or sustained
subsistence n
Sustenance
substantive adj
Solid
subtend v
To extend opposite to
subterfuge n
Evasion
subterranean adj
Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth
subtle adj
Discriminating
subtrahend n
That which is to be subtracted
subversion n
An overthrow, as from the foundation
subvert v
To bring to ruin
succeed v
To accomplish what is attempted or intended
success n
A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted
successful adj
Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity
successor n
One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing
succinct adj
Concise
succulent adj
Juicy
succumb v
To cease to resist
sufferance n
Toleration
sufficiency n
An ample or adequate supply
suffrage n
The right or privilege of voting
suffuse v
To cover or fill the surface of
suggestible adj
That can be suggested
suggestive adj
Stimulating to thought or reflection
summary n
An abstract
sumptuous adj
Rich and costly
superabundance n
An excessive amount
superadd v
To add in addition to what has been added
superannuate v
To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service
superb adj
Sumptuously elegant
supercilious adj
Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt
superficial adj
Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious
superfluity n
That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed
superfluous adj
Being more than is needed
superheat v
To heat to excess
superintend v
To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement
superintendence n
Direction and management
superintendent n
One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement
superlative n
That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence
supernatural adj
Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power
supernumerary adj
Superfluous
supersede v
To displace
supine adj
Lying on the back
supplant v
To take the place of
supple adj
Easily bent
supplementary adj
Being an addition to
supplicant n
One who asks humbly and earnestly
supplicate v
To beg
supposition n
Conjecture
suppress v
To prevent from being disclosed or punished
suppressible adj
Capable of being suppressed
suppression n
A forcible putting or keeping down
supramundane adj
Supernatural
surcharge n
An additional amount charged
surety n
Security for payment or performance
surfeit v
To feed to fullness or to satiety
surmise v
To conjecture
surmount v
To overcome by force of will
surreptitious adj
Clandestine
surrogate n
One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another
surround v
To encircle
surveyor n
A land-measurer
susceptibility n
A specific capability of feeling or emotion
susceptible adj
Easily under a specified power or influence
suspense n
Uncertainty
suspension n
A hanging from a support
suspicious adj
Inclined to doubt or mistrust
sustenance n
Food
swarthy adj
Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion
Sybarite n
A luxurious person
sycophant n
A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence
syllabic adj
Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
syllabication n
Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
syllable n
That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
syllabus n
Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise
sylph n
A slender, graceful young woman or girl
symmetrical adj
Well-balanced
symmetry n
Relative proportion and harmony
sympathetic adj
Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others
sympathize v
To share the sentiments or mental states of another
symphonic adj
Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
symphonious adj
Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
symphony n
A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
synchronism n
Simultaneousness
syndicate n
An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise
syneresis n
The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever
synod n
An ecclesiastical council
synonym n
A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other
synopsis n
A syllabus or summary
systematic adj
Methodical
tableau n
An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life
tacit adj
Understood
taciturn adj
Disinclined to conversation
tack n
A small sharp-pointed nail
tact n
Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing
tactician n
One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness
tactics n
Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object
tangency n
The state of touching
tangent adj
Touching
tangible adj
Perceptible by touch
tannery n
A place where leather is tanned
tantalize v
To tease
tantamount adj
Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import
tapestry n
A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings
tarnish v
To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way
taut adj
Stretched tight
taxation n
A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution
taxidermy n
The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them
technic adj
Technical
technicality n
Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like
technique n
Manner of performance
technography n
The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development
technology n
The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures
teem v
To be full to overflowing
telepathy n
Thought-transference
telephony n
The art or process of communicating by telephone
telescope v
To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass
telltale adj
That gives warning or information
temerity n
Recklessness
temporal adj
Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life
temporary adj
Lasting for a short time only
temporize v
To pursue a policy of delay
tempt v
To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong
tempter n
An allurer or enticer to evil
tenacious adj
Unyielding
tenant n
An occupant
tendency n
Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end
tenet n
Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true
tenor n
A settled course or manner of progress
tense adj
Strained to stiffness
tentative adj
Done as an experiment
tenure n
The term during which a thing is held
tercentenary adj
Pertaining to a period of 300 years
termagant adj
Violently abusive and quarrelsome
terminal adj
Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit
terminate v
To put an end or stop to
termination n
The act of ending or concluding
terminus n
The final point or goal
terrify v
To fill with extreme fear
territorial adj
Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction
terse adj
Pithy
testament n
A will
testator n
The maker of a will
testimonial n
A formal token of regard, often presented in public
thearchy n
Government by a supreme deity
theism n
Belief in God
theocracy n
A government administered by ecclesiastics
theocrasy n
The mixed worship of polytheism
theologian n
A professor of divinity
theological adj
Based on or growing out of divine revelation
theology n
The branch of theological science that treats of God
theoretical adj
Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications
theorist n
One given to speculating
theorize v
To speculate
thereabout adv
Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately
therefor adv
For that or this
thermal adj
Of or pertaining to heat
thermoelectric adj
Denoting electricity produced by heat
thermoelectricity n
Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
thesis n
An essay or treatise on a particular subject
thoroughbred adj
Bred from the best or purest blood or stock
thoroughfare n
A public street or road
thrall n
One controlled by an appetite or a passion
tilth n
Cultivation
timbre n
The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch
timorous adj
Lacking courage
tincture n
A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine
tinge n
A faint trace of color
tipsy adj
Befuddled with drinks
tirade n
Harangue
tireless adj
Untiring
tiresome adj
Wearisome
Titanic adj
Of vast size or strength
toilsome adj
Laborious
tolerable adj
Moderately good
tolerance n
Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others
tolerant adj
Indulgent
tolerate v
To passively permit or put up with
toleration n
A spirit of charitable leniency
topography n
The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy
torpor n
Apathy
torrid adj
Excessively hot
tortious adj
Wrongful
tortuous adj
Abounding in irregular bends or turns
torturous adj
Marked by extreme suffering
tractable adj
Easily led or controlled
trait n
A distinguishing feature or quality
trajectory n
The path described by a projectile moving under given forces
trammel n
An impediment
tranquil adj
Calm
tranquilize v
To soothe
tranquility n
Calmness
transalpine adj
Situated on the other side of the Alps
transact v
To do business
transatlantic adj
Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic
transcend v
To surpass
transcendent adj
Surpassing
transcontinental adj
Extending or passing across a continent
transcribe v
To write over again (something already written)
transcript n
A copy made directly from an original
transfer v
To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another
transferable adj
Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another
transferee n
The person to whom a transfer is made
transference n
The act of conveying from one person or place to another
transferrer n
One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another
transfigure v
To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to
transfuse v
To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another
transfusible adj
Capable of being poured from one vessel to another
transfusion n
The act of pouring from one vessel to another
transgress v
To break a law
transience n
Something that is of short duration
transient n
One who or that which is only of temporary existence
transition n
Passage from one place, condition, or action to another
transitory adj
Existing for a short time only
translate v
To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect
translator n
An interpreter
translucence n
The property or state of allowing the passage of light
translucent adj
Allowing the passage of light
transmissible adj
That may e sent through or across
transmission n
The act of sending through or across