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  1. saboteur
    one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
  2. saccharine
    cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
  3. sacrilegious
    desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration
  4. sacrosanct
    invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable
  5. sadistic
    inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
  6. saga
    Scandinavian myth; any legend; long heroic narrative
  7. sagacious
    wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
  8. sage
    person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
  9. salacious
    lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
  10. salient
    prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
  11. saline
  12. sallow
    (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
  13. salubrious
    healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
  14. salutary
    tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
  15. salvage
    rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
  16. sanctimonious
    displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
  17. sanction
    approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
  18. sanctuary
    place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
  19. sanguinary
    bloody; with much bloodshed
  20. sanguine
    optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
  21. sap
    diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
  22. sarcasm
    cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
  23. sardonic
    scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
  24. sartorial
    pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
  25. sate
    satisfy to the full; satisfy to excess; cloy
  26. doze
    sleep lightly; nap
  27. satellite
    small body revolving around a larger one
  28. satiate
    satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
  29. satire
    form of literature in which irony
  30. satirical
    using satire; mocking
  31. saturate
    soak thoroughly; imbue; impregnate; charge; fill to capacity
  32. saturnine
    morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
  33. satyr
  34. saunter
    stroll(go for a leisurely walk) slowly; N.
  35. savant
    scholar; learned person; CF. savoir: know
  36. savor
    enjoy; have a distinctive flavor
  37. savory
    pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing
  38. scabbard
    case for a sword blade; sheath
  39. scad
    a great quantity; Ex. scads of clothes
  40. scaffold
    temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
  41. scale
    climb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones
  42. scanty
    meager; insufficient
  43. scapegoat
    someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
  44. scavenge
    hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search
  45. refuse
    anything discarded or rejected as worthless; trash
  46. scenario
    plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
  47. schematic
    of a schema or scheme; relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols; N. schema: diagrammatic representation; outline
  48. scheme
    systematic plan; plot; clever dishonest plan; orderly arrangement of elements; Ex. health insurance scheme; Ex. a scheme to escape taxes; Ex. a color scheme; Ex. a story with no scheme; V: contrive a scheme
  49. schism
    division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
  50. scintilla
    trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
  51. scintillate
    sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
  52. scoff
    laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
  53. scotch
    stamp out(put an end to); thwart; hinder; Ex. scotch the rumor; CF. cut; CF. Ȱ��� ���̴� �ǹ�
  54. score
    number of points; written form of a musical composition; reason; group of 20; notch or incision; Ex. full/vocal score; Ex. Don't worry on that score; V: mark with lines or notches; Ex. score the paper to make it easy to fold
  55. stamp
    step on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark
  56. scourge
    lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
  57. scruple
    hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
  58. scrupulous
    conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
  59. scrutinize
    examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny
  60. scuffle
    struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
  61. shuffle
    mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
  62. scurrilous
    abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
  63. scurry
    move hastily; hurry; move briskly
  64. scurvy
    contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C
  65. scuttle
    sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
  66. hull
    husk; dry outer covering of a seed; frame or body of a ship
  67. seamy
    sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
  68. base
    contemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality; Ex. base motives/conduct; Ex. base metal such as iron
  69. sear
    burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
  70. char
    make or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion
  71. scorch
    sear; N.
  72. brand
    trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
  73. hide
    skin of an animal
  74. seasoned
  75. season
    enhance the flavor of by adding a spice
  76. seasonal
    of a particular season; Ex. seasonal rise in employment
  77. seasonable
    occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
  78. secession
    withdrawal; V. secede: withdraw formally from membership
  79. seclusion
    isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
  80. secrete
    conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
  81. sect
    separate religious body; faction; group of people with common beliefs within a larger group
  82. sectarian
    of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
  83. denomination
    religious group; unit in a system; name or designation; CF. denominator: common trait or characteristic
  84. secular
    worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
  85. sedate
    composed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative
  86. sedentary
    requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
  87. sedition
    conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
  88. sedulous
    diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
  89. seedy
    run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
  90. run-down
    (of a place) dilapidated; in a bad condition; (of a person) weak or exhausted
  91. seemly
    (of behavior) proper; appropriate
  92. seep
    pass slowly through small openings; ooze; trickle; N. seepage
  93. seethe
    be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
  94. seine
    seine net; net for catching fish
  95. seismic
    pertaining to earthquakes
  96. semblance
    outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
  97. seminal
    related to seed or semen; germinal; creative; providing a basis for further development; influencing future developments; Ex. seminal research in a new field
  98. seminary
    school for training future ministers; secondary school
  99. senility
    old age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
  100. feebleminded
    deficient in intelligence; very stupid
  101. sensitization
    process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
  102. sensual
    devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
  103. voluptuous
    sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
  104. sensuous
    giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
  105. sententious
    pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
  106. sentient
    capable of sensation and conscious; aware; sensitive; Ex. sentient creature; N. sentience
  107. sentinel
    sentry; lookout
  108. lookout
    act of keeping watch; high place commanding a wide view; person who keeps watch
  109. septic
    of or causing sepsis; putrid; producing putrefaction; N. sepsis: poisoning of part of the body (producing pus)
  110. sepulcher
    tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
  111. sequester
    isolate; segregate; seclude; retire from public life
  112. sere
    sear; parched; dry
  113. serendipity
    gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
  114. serenity
    calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
  115. serpentine
    winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
  116. serrated
    having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
  117. servile
    slavish; cringing; N. servility
  118. servitude
    slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
  119. sever
    separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
  120. severity
    harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
  121. sextant
    navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
  122. shackle
    chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
  123. sham
    pretend; feign; ADJ: not genuine; fake; Ex. sham jewelry; N: something that is not what it appears; impostor; pretense; Ex. The agreement was a sham.
  124. shambles
    (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane
  125. shard
    fragment generally of broken pottery (glass
  126. shaving
    very thin piece
  127. plane
    carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
  128. sheaf
    bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
  129. sheathe
    place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
  130. sherbet
    flavored dessert ice
  131. shimmer
    shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
  132. shirk
    avoid (responsibility
  133. shoddy
    made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
  134. shrew
    scolding woman; very small mouselike animal
  135. shrewd
    clever; astute
  136. shun
    keep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.
  137. shunt
    move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
  138. sidetrack
    switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
  139. shyster
    lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
  140. sibling
    brother or sister
  141. sibylline
    prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
  142. sidereal
    relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
  143. silt
    sediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river)
  144. simian
    monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
  145. simile
    comparison of one thing with another
  146. simper
    smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
  147. simplistic
  148. simulate
    feign; imitate
  149. sinecure
    well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
  150. sinewy
    (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
  151. singular
    being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
  152. sinister
    evil; ominous
  153. sinuous
    twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
  154. skeptic
    sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
  155. skiff
    small light sailboat or rowboat
  156. skimp
    provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
  157. skinflint
    miser; stingy person
  158. skirmish
    minor fight; minor battle in war; V.
  159. skittish
    inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
  160. frisk
    move about playfully; froric; ADJ. frisky: playful
  161. skulduggery
    dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
  162. skulk
    move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
  163. slacken
    slow up; loosen; make or become slack
  164. slack
    moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
  165. slag
    glassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
  166. slake
    satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
  167. slander
    defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
  168. slapdash
    hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
  169. sleazy
    shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
  170. sleeper
    one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
  171. sleight
    dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
  172. slew
    large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
  173. slight
    insult to one's dignity; snub; V: treat as if of small importance; insult; snub; ADJ. small in size; of small importance
  174. slipshod
    slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
  175. slither
    slip or slide
  176. sloth
    slow moving tree-dwelling mammal; laziness; ADJ. slothful: lazy; indolent
  177. slough
    (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
  178. slovenly
    untidy; careless in work habits; slipshod; N. sloven: one who is habitually untidy or careless
  179. sledge
    large sled drawn by work animals
  180. sleigh
    large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
  181. sluggard
    lazy person
  182. sluggish
    lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
  183. sluice
    artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water (with a gate to regulate the flow)
  184. slur
    slander; insult to one's character or reputation; V.
  185. slur
    pronounce indistinctly; speak indistinctly; mumble
  186. smattering
    slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
  187. smelt
    melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
  188. smirk
    conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
  189. smolder
    smoulder; burn slowly without flame; be liable to break out at any moment; exist in a suppressed state; Ex. smoldering anger
  190. snicker
    half-stifled(suppressed) laugh; V.
  191. snivel
    complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
  192. snuffle
    sniffle; sniff repeatedly (in order to keep liquid from running out of the nose)
  193. sobriety
    moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
  194. sober
    serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
  195. sodden
    thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
  196. sojourn
    temporary stay; V: stay for a time
  197. solace
    comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
  198. solder
    repair or make whole by using a metal alloy; N: metal alloy (usually tin and lead) used in the molten state to join metallic parts
  199. solecism
    nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
  200. solemnity
    seriousness; gravity
  201. solicit
    entreat; request earnestly; seek to obtain; Ex. solicit votes; CF. solicitor: one who solicits; chief law officer
  202. solicitous
    anxious; worried; concerned; eager; Ex. solicitous to do something; N. solicitude
  203. soliloquy
    talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
  204. solitude
    state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
  205. solstice
    point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
  206. soluble
    able to be dissolved in a liquid; able to be worked out or solved
  207. solvent
    able to pay all depths; N. solvency
  208. solvent
    substance that dissolves another; ADJ: capable of dissolving another substance
  209. somatic
    pertaining to the body; bodily; physical
  210. somber
    dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
  211. somnambulist
    sleepwalker; V. somnambulate; N. somnambulism
  212. somnolent
    half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
  213. sonorous
    resonant; producing a full deep sound; producing sound
  214. sonic
    of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic
  215. sonnet
    14-line poetic verse form with a fixed rhyme pattern
  216. sophist
    teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
  217. sophisticated
    worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
  218. sophistry
    seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
  219. sophomoric
    immature; half-baked; like a sophomore
  220. soporific
    sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
  221. sordid
    filthy; foul; base; vile; Ex. sordid bed/story
  222. spangle
    small shiny metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
  223. sparse
    not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
  224. spartan
    without attention to comfort; lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; Ex. spartan living condition/life
  225. spasmodic
    fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
  226. spat
    squabble; minor dispute; minor quarrel
  227. spate
    sudden flood or rush; Ex. spate of accidents
  228. spatial
    relating to space
  229. spatula
    broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
  230. spawn
    lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
  231. specious
    seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
  232. spectral
    ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
  233. spectrum
    colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
  234. spendthrift
    someone who wastes money; CF. thrift: accumulated wealth
  235. sphinx-like
    enigmatic; mysterious
  236. splice
    join together end to end to make one continuous length; fasten together; unite; Ex. splice two strips of tape; N.
  237. spontaneity
    lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
  238. spoonerism
    accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
  239. transpose
    reverse the order or position of
  240. sporadic
    occurring irregularly; intermittent
  241. sportive
    playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
  242. spruce
    neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
  243. spry
    (esp. of older people) vigorously active; nimble
  244. nimble
    quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
  245. spurious
    false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
  246. spurn
    reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.
  247. squabble
    minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children
  248. squalor
    condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
  249. squander
    waste; spend foolishly
  250. squat
    short and thick; stocky; Ex. ugly squat tower; V. N.
  251. staccato
    played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
  252. legato
    (of music) played smoothly
  253. stagnant
    (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
  254. staid
    serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
  255. stalemate
    deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
  256. stalwart
    physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower
  257. stamina
    power of endurance; strength; staying power
  258. stanch
    stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
  259. stanza
    division of a poem (composed of two or more lines)
  260. static
    having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
  261. statute
    law enacted by the legislature
  262. statutory
    created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
  263. steadfast
    steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
  264. stealth
    action of moving secretly or unseen; slyness; sneakiness; secretiveness; ADJ. stealthy
  265. steep
    soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
  266. stellar
    pertaining to the stars; of a star performer; outstanding; Ex. stellar attraction of the entire performance
  267. stem
    stop or check (the flow of); Ex. stem the bleeding from the slashed artery; N: main axis of a plant; stalk
  268. stem_from
    arise from; originate from
  269. stentorian
    (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
  270. stereotype
    one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
  271. stickler
    perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
  272. stifle
    suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
  273. smother
    kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
  274. suffocate
    die or kill from lack of air; suppress
  275. stigma
    token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
  276. stilted
    bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal
  277. stint
    set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting
  278. stint
    supply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. without stint
  279. stipend
    pay for services
  280. stipple
    paint or draw with dots or short strokes
  281. stipulate
    state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated payment in advance
  282. stock
    standard; kept regularly in stock or supply; typical; routine; common; Ex. stock sizes of paper; Ex. stock excuse/character; N: goods for sale in a shop; OP. unique
  283. stockade
    wooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as defensive barrier
  284. pen
    fenced enclosure for animals; confining space; Ex. sheep pen; V: confine in a pen; enclose
  285. stodgy
    dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
  286. stoic
    stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
  287. stoke
    stir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully
  288. stolid
    dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
  289. stratagem
    deceptive scheme; clever trick
  290. stratified
    divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
  291. stratum
    layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
  292. strew
    spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals
  293. striated
    marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
  294. stricture
    severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
  295. strident
    loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
  296. stringent
    (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
  297. strut
    pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
  298. strut
    supporting bar; CF. airplane wing�̳� building ��� support
  299. studied
    carefully contrived; calculated; unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful; Ex. studied remark
  300. stultify
    make stupid in mind; cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; suppress; frustrate or hinder; Ex. stultifying effect of uninteresting work; Ex. stultify free expression
  301. stupefy
    stun; make numb (as with a drug); amaze
  302. stupor
    state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
  303. stun
    make unconscious or numb as by a blow; amaze; astound
  304. daze
    stun as with a blow or shock; bemuse; benumb; N.
  305. stygian
    unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
  306. stymie
    thwart; present an obstacle; stump
  307. stump
    base of a tree trunk left after the rest has been cut down; V: walk in a heavy manner; baffle; puzzle
  308. suavity
    urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
  309. subaltern
  310. subdue
    less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
  311. subjective
    influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
  312. subjugate
    conquer; bring under control
  313. sublimate
    refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
  314. sublime
    causing deep feelings of wonder
  315. subliminal
    below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
  316. submissive
    willing to obey orders; yielding; timid
  317. subordinate
    occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
  318. suborn
    persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
  319. subpoena
    writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
  320. subsequent
    following in time or order; later
  321. subservient
    behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
  322. subside
    sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
  323. subsidiary
    serving to assist; subordinate; secondary; of a subsidy; N.
  324. subsidy
    direct financial aid by government
  325. subsistence
    existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
  326. substantial
    of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
  327. substantiate
    support (a claim) with evidence; establish with evidence; verify
  328. substantive
    substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
  329. subsume
    include (as a member of a group); encompass
  330. subterfuge
    stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
  331. 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
  332. subversive
    tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
  333. succinct
  334. succor
    assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
  335. succulent
    juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
  336. succumb
    yield (to something overwhelming); give in; die; Ex. succumb to the illness
  337. suffragist
    advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
  338. suffuse
    spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
  339. sully
    defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
  340. tarnish
    make or become dull or discolored; N.
  341. sultry
    (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
  342. summation
    act of finding the total; summing-up; summary (esp. one given by the judge at the end of a trial)
  343. sumptuous
    grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
  344. sunder
    separate; part; CF. asunder
  345. sundry
    miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
  346. superannuated
    retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
  347. supercilious
    haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow
  348. supererogatory
    superfluous; more than needed or demanded
  349. superficial
    of the surface; not deep; shallow; not thorough; trivial; Ex. superficial analysis/knowledge
  350. superfluous
    excessive; overabundant; unnecessary; N. superfluity
  351. superimpose
    place over something else
  352. supernumerary
    person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number
  353. supersede
    replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
  354. supine
    lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
  355. supplant
    take the place of unfairly; usurp; replace
  356. supple
    flexible; limber; pliant
  357. suppliant
    entreating; beseeching; N.
  358. supplicate
    petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
  359. supplicant
    one who supplicates; ADJ.
  360. supposition
    assumption; hypothesis; surmise; V. suppose
  361. supposititious
    assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
  362. suppress
    put an end to forcibly; subdue; stifle; overwhelm; inhibit the expression of; check; prevent from being published or made public; Ex. suppress a smile; Ex. suppress the magazine/truth
  363. surfeit
    satiate; feed or supply to excess; stuff; indulge to excess in anything; N: surfeiting; excessive amount; Ex. surfeit of food
  364. surly
    bad-tempered; rude; cross
  365. cross
    bad-tempered; showing ill-humor; angry
  366. surmise
    guess; N.
  367. surmount
  368. surpass
  369. surreptitious
    done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
  370. surrogate
    substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
  371. surveillance
    close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
  372. susceptible
    impressionable; easily influenced; sensitive; having little resistance as to a disease; likely to suffer; receptive to; capable of accepting; Ex. susceptible to persuasion/colds; Ex. The agreement is not susceptible of alteration; N. susceptibility
  373. sustain
    suffer (harm or loss); experience; support; prop; maintain; keep in existence; nourish (to maintain life); Ex. sustain the family/the trapped miners
  374. sustenance
    sustaining; means of livelihood
  375. suture
    stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
  376. swarthy
    (of a skin or complexion) dark; dusky; Ex. swarthy Italian ?
  377. swathe
    swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
  378. swelter
    (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
  379. swerve
    deviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.
  380. swill
    drink greedily
  381. swindler
  382. sybarite
    lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
  383. sycophant
    servile flatterer; bootlicker; yes man; ADJ. sycophantic
  384. syllogism
    logical formula consisting of a major premise
  385. sylvan
    pertaining to the woods or the country
  386. symbiosis
    interdependent relationship (between groups
  387. symmetry
    arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical
  388. lopsided
    heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
  389. synchronous
    similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
  390. synoptic
    providing a general overview; summary; N. synopsis
  391. synthesis
    combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
  392. synthetic
    not natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N.
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