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scoff
to ridicule
scope
rante, extent
scourge
person or thing that punishes
scrupulous
honest or exact, careful, diligent
scrutinize
to examine closely
scurrilous
abusive or vulgar
scurry
to run about, to hurrty
scuttle
to abandon
sear
to burn
sebaceous
fatty
secrete
to hide or conceal
secular
worldly
sedate
quiet or calm
sedentary
sitting most of the time
sediment
material that settles on the bottom, residue
sedition
rebellion
sedulous
hard-working, industrious
seedy
rundown
seethe
to be violently angry
semblance
outword appearance
senile
mental weakness, old or aged
sensual
pretaining to pleasure
sententious
wise old sayings
sentient
conscious
sentinel
guard
sepulcher
tomb
sequel
an event following a previous one
sequester
to seperate
seraphic
pure
serendipity
talent for valuable things by accident
serene
peaceful
serrated
having tooth-like edges
serpentine
winding or crafty
servile
acting like a slave, submissive
servitude
slavery
sever
to seperate or cut
shackle
to restrain
sham
a pretense
shard
a fragment
sheepish
bashful
shibboleth
a password
shiftless
lazy
shoal
a shallow place int he water
shrew
a nagging woman
shroud
a sheet in which a body is wrapped for burial
sibilant
hissing
sibling
brotheror sister
simile
comparision using like or as
simper
silly smile
simulacrum
superficial likeness or image
simulate
to pretend, imitate
simultaneous
occuring at the same time
sinecure
job with no real work
sinewy
tough or firm
singular
extraordinary or exceptional
sinister
threatening evil
sinuous
winding
siren
attractive but dangerous woman
skeptic
one who doubts
skinflint
stingy person
skittish
excitable or nervous
skulduggery
deception
skulk
to sneak around
slake
to quench or satisfy
slander
to speak falsely agianst someone
slattern
untidy woman
slither
to slide or glide
slough
to discard
slovenly
untidy or dirty
smirk
offensive smile
smite
to hit forcefully
smolder
to burn without flame, to conceal hostility
smug
self-satisfied
snare
to trap
sneer
to look at with contempt
snicker
to laugh in a suppressed way
snippit
small part
snivel
to whine, to complain
sober
not drunk, serious, solemn
sobriquet
assumed name
sodden
soaked, damp
sojourn
brief stay or viist
solace
comfort
solecism
ungramatical usage
solemn
serious, grave
solicit
to ask, to seek
solicitude
concern
soliloquy
talking to oneself
solitude
loneliness, being alone
solon
wise man
solvent
ability to pay, a substance that dissolves another
somber
dark or gloomy
somnambulate
walk in one's sleep
somnolent
drowsy, sleepy
soporific
sleep inducing
sophomoric
immature
sordid
filthy, base, vile
sovereign
supreme in power
spangle
small metallic ornamentation sewn into clothing
sparse
not thick, thinly scattered
spasm
fitful, involuntary contraction
spate
sudden flood or strong outburst, a large number or amount
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
specter
ghost-like image
sphinx-like
mysterious
splenetic
spiteful, irritable
sporadic
occurring irregularly
spry
active, nimble
spume
foam
spurious
false, counterfeit
spurn
reject
squalid
dirty, poor
squander
waste
staccato
done in a sharp or abrupt manner
stagnant
motionless, stale, not moving
staid
serious, sedate
stalemate
deadlock
stalwart
strong, steadfast
stamina
staying power
stanch
check the flow of
stanza
section of a poem
stark
real, unadorned
static
unchanging, stationary, not moving
stationary
not moving
statue
law
steadfast
loyal
stentorian
extremely loud
sterotype
fixed representation, not original
sterling
outstanding
stigma
mark of disgrace
stilted
pompous, inflated
stint
assigned amount of work
stipend
pay for services
stipulate
special condition or demand
stoic
indifferent to pleasure or pain
stolid
dull, unemotional
statagem
deceptive scheme
strew
scatter
striated
paraleel bands or grooved
stricture
critical comments
strident
loud and harsh
strut
pompous walk or supporting bar
stultify
cause to appear foolish
stupefy
to make dull
stygian
gloomy, deathly
stymie
to block or stump
suave
smooth
subjective
personal
subjugate
to conqure, bring under controp
sublimate
purify
sublime
exalted, noble
subliminal
below conscious thought
submission
yielding to, surrender
subordinate
inferior
subsequent
following
subservient
behaving like a slave
subside
settle down, descend
subsidiary
subordinate, secondary
subsistence
minimum means of support
substantiate
verify, or support
substantive
essential
subterfuge
pretense
subtle
not obvious, hard to see
subtlety
cunning, delicacy
subversive
to overthrow or ruin
succint
brief, compact
succor
aid, assistance
succulent
juicy, richness
succumb
to give in
suggrage
right to vote
suffuse
to spread
sully
tarnish, soil
sultry
hot, sweltering
sumptuous
lavish, rich
supercilious
contemptuous, arrogant, haughty
superficial
shallow, on the surface only
superfluous
excessive, unnecessary
supernal
heavenly
supernumerary
in excess of what is necessary
supersede
to be set aside, replace
supine
lying on the back
supplant
replace
supple
flexible
supplement
added to
suppliant
entreating, pleading
supplicate
to inplore or beg for
supposititious
assumed, hypothetical
surcease
cessation
surmise
assume
surpass
exceede
surreptitious
secret
surrogate
substitute
surveillance
watching
susceptible
easily influenced, having little resistance
sustenance
means of support
suture
stitches
swarthy
dark
swathe
wrape around, bandage
sybarite
lover of luxury
sycophant
flatter
sylvan
pretaining to the woods, rustic
symbiosis
close, beneficial association of two organisms
symmetry
balanced arrangement
synchronous
working together at the same time
synthesis
comimbining parts into a whole
synthetic
artificial
macabre
gruesome
machination
evile design
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
maelstrom
whirlpool
magnanimous
generous
magnate
important person
maim
to cripple
maladroit
clumsy or unskillful
malady
disease
malaise
uneasiness
malapropism
word humorously misused
malediction
cures
malefactor
villian
malevolent
harmful
malfeasance
wrongdoing
maicious
spiteful
malign
to speak badly about
malignant
evil
malingerer
one who pretends to be ill to avoid work
malleable
adaptable
manacle
hangcuff
mandarine
influential person
mandate
an order
manifest
obvious
manifold
many
manipulate
to handle with skill, to influence a person
manumit
to set free
maraud
to raid
maritime
pretaining to the ocean
marquee
canopy over an entrance
marred
damaged, ruined
martial
warlike
martinet
strict siciplinarian
masochisht
one who enjoys his own pain
masticate
to chew
matriarchy
society in which mother is the head of the family
matrix
place of origin
maudlin
very sentimental
maul
to injure
mausoleum
large tomb
maverick
noncconformist
mawkish
overly sentimental
maxim
proverb or saying
meager
inadequate, of poor quality
mean
nasty of offensive, inferior or low, an average
meander
to wander aimlessly
mediate
to settle a dispute
meditate
to think deeply
medley
mixture
megalomania
exaggeration of one's own greatness
melancholy
depressed
melee
noisy fight
meliflous
sweet sounding
melodramtic
overly emotional
menace
a threat
menage
household
menagerie
collection of animals
mendacious
lying
medicant
a beggar
menial
degrading
mentor
adviser or coach
mercantile
pretaining to merchants
mercenary
acts only for money
mercurial
unpredictably
meretricious
gaudy or showy
merger
joining together
mesmerize
hypnotize
metamorphosis
transformation
metaphor
comparison
metaphysics
beyond what is natural
mete
to distribute
meteoric
swift rise
meticulous
extremely careful
metropolis
large city
mettle
courage
miasma
pollution
microcosm
little world
mien
manner
miliey
environment, setting
militant
ready and willing to fight
millennium
a thousdand years
mimic
to imitate
minion
devoted follower
minute
unit of time or small and insignificant
mire
swampy ground, to sink down
mirth
joy or laughter
misantrhope
hater or mankind
misapprehension
misunderstanding
miscegenation
mixture of races
mischance
unlucky accident, bad luck
misconstrue
misinterpert
miscreant
vicious person
misdemeanor
less serious crime
miser
one who hoards *money* excessively
misgiving
doubt, suspicion
misnomer
error in name
misogamy
matred of marriage
misogynist
hatter or woman
missive
letter
mitigate
to make less severe
mnemonic
pretaining to memory
mock
to ridicule or insult
modicum
small amount
modish
stylish
modulate
to tone down
mogul
powerful person
mollify
to clam or appease
molt
to shed
momentous
very important
monarchy
one ruler
monastic
self-denying
monitor
one who watches
monograph
written about a sinle subject
monolithic
unified or solid
monologue
speech by one person
monotheism
belief in one god
monotonous
boring withought variety
monumental
important
moot
debatable or having no significane
moratorium
delay
morbid
depressing
mordant
sarcastic
mores
customes or traditions
moribund
dying
morose
gloomy
mortal
destined to die
mortify
to embarrass or humiliate
motif
central idea
mootley
assorted or differnt colors
mottled
spotted
mountebank
a fraud
muddle
to confuse
mulct
fine or to defraud
mull
think about
multifarious
having many parts
mundane
worldly
munifcent
generous
murky
unclear, gloomy
muse
to think about deeply
muster
to gather together
musty
stale, moldy
muste
silent
muzzle
to restrain
myopic
having narrow point of view
myriad
infinitely vast in number
myrmidon
unquestioning follower