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stymie
thwart; present an obstacle; stump
stygian
unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
subjugate
conquer; bring under control
subterfuge
stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
subtlety
perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
subversive
tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
succor
assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
succulent
juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
suffragist
advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
suitor
man who is courting a woman
sullen
silently showing ill humor or resentment; dark; gloomy
sully
defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
sumptuous
grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
sunder
separate; part; CF. asunder
sundry
miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
supererogatory
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
supercilious
haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
supererogatory
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
superfluous
excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
supersede
replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
supplicate
petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
supposititious
assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
surfeit
satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
surge
powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
surly
bad-tempered; rude; cross
surmise
guess; N.
surmount
overcome