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seethe
be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent
seine
seine net; net for catching fish
seine net
self-indulgence
excessive indulgence of one's own desire
semblance
outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
seminal
related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
seminary
school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
senility
old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
sententious
pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
sentient
capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
sentinel
sentry; lookout
sepulcher
tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
sequester
isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
sere
sear; parched; dry
serendipity
gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
serenity
calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
serrated
having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
sever
separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
sextant
navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
shack
crude cabin
shackle
chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.