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SACCHARINE
a. sweet; excessively or disgustingly sweet;
SACRILEGE
n. a violation of something sacred; blasphemy;
SACROSANCT
a. sacred; held to be inviolable;
SAGACIOUS
a. discerning; shrewd; keen in judgement; wise;
SALIENT
a. sticking out; conspicuous; leaping;
SALLY
excursion repartee; a sudden rushing attack; an excursion; an expedition; a repartee; a clever rejoinder;
SALUTARY
a. healthful; remedial; curative;
SALUTATION
salute; greeting; welcome; opening words of greeting;
SANCTIMONIOUS
a. pretending to be devout; affecting religious feeling;
SANCTION
official permission or approval; endorsement; penalty; punitive measure;
SANGUINE
a. cheerful; optimistic; hopeful;
SARCASM
sneer irony; jokingly or bitingly saying the opposite of what is meant;
SARDONIC
a. mocking; scornful;
SAVANT
pundit erudite; a scholar; a very knowledgeable and learned person;
SCANT
scarce; cant recant; repudiate; limited; meager; barely sufficient;
SCHISM
chasm; division; separation; discord or disharmony;
SCINTILLATE
v. to sparkle either literally or figuratively;
SCORN
contempt; to disdain; to find someone or something contemptible;
SCRUPULOUS
a. strict; careful; hesitant for ethical reasons;
SCRUTINIZE
v. to examine very carefully;
SEAMLESS
seam; without a seam;without anything to indicate where two things were joined together;smooth;
SECEDE
concede accede; to withdraw from an alliance;
SECLUSION
lonesomeness; withdrawal from other people;
SECT
a. small religious subgroup or religion; any group with a uniting theme of purpose;
SECULAR
a. having nothing to do with religion or spiritual concerns;
SEDENTARY
largely confined to sitting down; not physically active;
SEDITION
treason; n treason; the incitement of public disorder or rebellion;
SELF-MADE
having succeeded in life without help from others;
SENSORY
a. having to do with the senses or sensation;
SENTENTIOUS
preachy; pompous; excessively moralizing; self righteous;
SENTIENT
a. able to perceive by the senses; conscious;
SEQUESTER
v. to set or keep apart;
SERENDIPITY
accidental good fortune; discovering good things without looking for them;
SERENE
calm; peaceful; tranquil; untroubled;
SERPENTINE
sinuous; serpent; snakelike in either shape or movement; winding as a snake travels;
SERVILE
submissive and subservient; like a servant;
SHACKLE
manacle a manacle; a restraint;
SHIBBOLETH
a. distinctive word pronunciation or behavior that typifies a particular group; a slogan or catchword;
SHREWD
shy; wily; cunning; sly;
SINGULAR
unique unique; superior; exceptional; strange;
SKIRMISH
a. fight between small numbers of troops; a brief conflict;
SKITTISH
nervous; easily startled; jumpy;
SLAKE
quench to quench; to satisfy; to assuage;
SLANDER
to speak badly about someone publicly; to defame; to spread malicious rumor;
SLOTH
laziness; sluggishness;
SOBRIETY
the state of being sober; seriousness;
SOLACE
consolation; consolation; comfort;
SOLICITOUS
eager and attentive often to the point of hovering; anxiously caring or attentive;
SOLIDARITY
sense of unity; a sense of sharing a common goal or attitude;
SOLVENT
not broke or bankrupt; able to pay ones bills;
SOPHOMORIC
juvenile; childishly goofy;
SOPORIFIC
sleeping inducing; extremely boring; very sleepy;
SORDID
filthy squalid vile vile; filthy; squalid;
SOVEREIGN
supreme ruler; monarch;
SPATE
ignite; a sudden outpouring;
SPAWN
to bring forth; to produce a large number;
SPECIOUS
deceptively plausible or attractive;
SPECTER
ghost; phantom;
SPECTRUM
a. broad sequence or range of different but related thing s or ideas;
SPORADIC
stopping and starting; scattered; occurring in bursts every once in a while;
SPURIOUS
false fake false; fake;
SPURN
to reject disdainfully; to scorn;
SQUALOR
filth; wretched degraded or repulsive living conditions;
SQUANDER
to waste;
STAGNATION
motionlessness; inactivity;
STALWART
sturdily built; robust; valiant; unwavering;
STARK
utter desolate harsh; utter; unmitigated; harsh; desolate;
STATIC
stationary; not changing or moving;
STAUNCH
steadfast firmly committed; firmly in favor of; steadfast;
STEADFAST
loyal faithful loyal; faithful;
STIGMATIZE
to brand with disgrace; to set a mark of disgrace upon;
STINT
frugal stingy; to restrict or hold back on; to be frugal;
STIPEND
remuneration; income; allowance; salary;
STIPULATE
to require something as part of an agreement;
STOIC
indifferent at least outwardly to pleasure or pain to joy or grief to fortune or misfortune;
STOLID
not easily roused to emotion; impassive; apathetic; phlegmatic;
STOUT
plump stocky sturdy; plump; stocky; substantial;
STRATAGEM
a. maneuver designed to outwit an enemy; a scheme; a ruse;
STRATUM
layer level a layer; a level;
STRICTURE
a. restriction; a limitation; a negative criticism;
STRIFE
bitter conflict; discord; a struggle or clash;
STRINGENT
strict; restrictive;
STUPENDOUS
remarkable; extraordinary; remarkably large or extraordinarily gigantic;
STUPOR
a. stunned condition; near unconsciousness; apathy; inertia;
STYMIE
to thwart; to get in the way of; to hinder;
SUBJUGATE
to subdue and dominate; to enslave;
SUBLIME
lofty awesome awesome; extremely exalted; lofty; majestic;
SUBORDINATE
lower in importance position or rank; secondary;
SUBSIDE
to sink or settle; to diminish; to lessen;
SUBSIDIARY
supplemental subordinate; supplemental; additional; secondary or subordinate;
SUBSIDIZE
to provide financial aid; to make a financial contribution;
SUBSTANTIATE
to prove; to verify; to confirm;
SUBSTANTIVE
having substance; real; essential; solid; substantial;
SUBTERFUGE
artifice; a trick or stratagem; a ruse;
SUBTLE
not obvious; able to make fine distinctions; ingenious; crafty;
SUBVERSIVE
corrupting; overthrowing; undermining; insurgent;
SUCCINCT
brief and to the point; concise;
SUCCUMB
to yield or submit; to die;
SUFFICE
to be sufficient; to be enough;
SUFFRAGE
the right to vote;
SUFFUSE
to cover; to overspread; to saturate;
SUMPTUOUS
splendid; luxurious; splendid; lavish;
SUPERCILIOUS
haughty; patronizing;
SUPERFICIAL
on the surface only; shallow; not thorough;
SUPERFLUOUS
extra; unnecessary; redundant;
SUPERSEDE
to take the place of; to supplant; to make something obsolete;
SUPINE
lethargic; lying on ones back;
SUPPLICATION
humble prayer; earnest entreaty;
SUPPRESS
subdue quash; to overpower; to subdue; to quash;
SURFEIT
excess; an excessive amount; excess or overindulgence in eating or drinking;
SURMISE
remise; lazy demise; to conjecture; to guess;
SURREAL
incorporating an unreal fantastic quality; hallucinatory; dreamlike;
SURREPTITIOUS
sneaky; secret;
SURROGATE
substitute;
SUSCEPTIBLE
susceptible susceptibility; capable of being influenced by something; capable of being emotionally affected; vulnerable or receptive to;
SWEEPING
far reaching; extensive; wide ranging;
SYCOPHANT
one who sucks up to others;
SYNTAX
the patterns or rules governing the way grammatical sentences are formed in a given language;
SYNTHESIS
the combing of parts to form a whole;
SYSTEMIC
affecting the entire system especially the entire body;