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57 Cards in this Set

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somatic (adj)
pertaining to the body; physical
somnambulist (n)
somnolent (adj)
sonorous (adj)
sophist (n)
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning
spate (n)
sudden flood
specious (adj)

seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally
sphinx-like (adj)
enigmatic; mysterious
spoonerism (n)
accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
spurious (adj)
false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
staid (adj)
sober; sedate
stanch (v)
check flow of blood)
statue (n)
law enacted by the legislature
stentorian (adj)
extremely loud
stilted (adj)
bombastic; stiffly pompous
stint (v)
be thrifty; set limits
stodgy (adj)
stuffy; boringly conservative
stolid (adj)
dull; impassive
stratum (n)
layer of earth's surface; layer of society
striated (adj)
marked with parallel bands; grooved
stricture (n)
critical comments
strut (n)
supporting bar
stultify (v)
cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or
stygian (adj)
gloomy; hellish; deathly
stymie (v)
present an obstacle; stump
subaltern (n)
sublimate (v)
refine; purify
subliminal (adj)
below the threshold
suborn (v)
persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury)
subsidiary (adj)
subordinate; secondary
subsistence (n)
existence; means of support; livelihood
subsume (v)
include; encompass
subterfuge (n)
pretense; evasion
succor (v)
aid; assist; comfort
suffuse (v)
spread over
sultry (adj)
sunder (v)
separate; part
superannuated (adj)
retired or disqualified because of age
supercilious (adj)
arrogant; condescending; patronizing
supererogatory (adj)
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
supernumerary (n)
person or thing in excess of what is necessary; extra
supersede (v)
cause to be set aside; replace; make obsolete
supine (adj)
lying on back
supposititious (adj)
assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
suppress (v)
stifle; overwhelm; subdue; inhibit
surfeit (v)
satiate;stuff; indulge to excess in anything
surreptitious (adj)
secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
swill (v)
drink greedily
sybarite (n)
lover of luxury
sycophant (n)
servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man
syllogism (N)
logical formula consisting of amajor premise, a minor premise and a
conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
symbiosis (n)
mutually beneficial
synoptic (adj)
providing a general overview; summary
tacit (adj)
understood; not put into words
taciturn (adj)
habitually silent, talking little
tangential (adj)
peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing
tantamount (adj)
equivalent in effect or value