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51 Cards in this Set

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saccharine
sickeningly sweet
sacrosanct
holy, something that should not be criticized
sagacity
shrewdness, soundness of perspective
salient
significant, conspicuous
salutation
a greeting
salve
a soothing balm
sanctimonious
giving a hypocritical appearance of piety
sanguine
optimistic, cheery
satiate
to satisfy excessively
scathing
sharp, critical, hurtful
scintillating
sparkling
scrupulous
painstaking, careful
scurrilous
vulgar, coarse
sedentary
sitting, settled
semaphore
a visual signal
seminal
original, important, creating a field
sensual
involving sensory gratification, usually related to sex
sensuous
involving sensory gratification
serendipity
luck, finding good things without looking for them
serene
calm, untroubled
servile
subservient
sinuous
lithe, serpentine
sobriety
sedate, calm
solicitous
concerned, attentive
solipsistic
believing that oneself is all that exists
soluble
able to dissolve
solvent
a substance that can dissolve other substances , able to pay debts
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy
sophomoric
immature, uninformed
sovereign
having absolute authority in a certain realm
speculative
not based in fact
spurious
false but designed to seem plausible
stagnate
to become or remain inactive, not develop, not flow
staid
sedate, serious, self-restrained
stingy
not generous, not inclined to spend or give
stoic
unaffected by passion or feeling
stolid
expressing little sensibility, unemotional
strenuous
requiring tremendous energy or stamina
strident
harsh, loud
stupefy
to astonish, make insensible
subjugate
to bring under control, subdue
sublime
lofty, grand, exalted
submissive
easily yielding to authority
succinct
marked by compact precision
superfluous
exceeding what is necessary
surfeit
an overabundant supply or indulgence
surmise
to infer with little evidence
surreptitious
stealthy
surrogate
one acting in place of another
swarthy
of dark color or complexion
sycophant
one who flatters for self-gain