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sabbatical

a period of paid leave granted to a university teacher for study or travel, traditionally one year for every seven years worked.

She is on sabbatical for six months.

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saline

containing or impregnated with salt

A saline drip

The plasma the company removes is replaced with a saline solution, in which you non-plasma blood components are returned.

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satire

innuendo - irony - sarcasms - cynicism

the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues

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cynical

ironic - sarcastic -

believing that people are only interested in themselves and are not sincere

Such a cynical and decadent philosophy could not go unchallenged.

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saturate

to become thoroughly soaked with water or other liquid so that no more can be absorbed

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bivalve

a type of mollusc such as an oyster, that has its body inside two connected shells.

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scallop

an edible bivalve mollusc with a ribbed fan-shaped shell.

扇貝

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clam

a marine bivalve mollusc with shells of equal size.

蛤蜊

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oyster

any of a number of bivalve molluscs with rough irregular shells.

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mussel

any of a number of bivalve molluscs with a brown or purplish-black shell.

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scarcely

barely - rarely

The future for many other lenders looks scarcely brighter.

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scarcity

shortage, deficiency, insignificance, insignificancy, scarcity


the state of being scarce or in short supply

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secular



not connected with religious or spiritual matters

It's not allowed in a religious space, but it is not forbidden in secular space.

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segment

each of the parts into which something is or may be divided

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segregation

the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others
- discrimination - apartheid- isolation

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sensational

amazing - astounding - breathtaking - dramatic - electrifying -remarkable - spectacular - thrilling -

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sequence

a series of related things or events, or the order in which they follow each other

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shed

› a small building, usually made of wood, used for storing things

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siege

Noun
the surrounding of a place by an armed force in order to defeat those defending it

The soldiers laid siege to the city

The soldiers started a siege of the city.

The castle was under siege for months.

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silly

showing little thought or judgment

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slot

a long narrow hole, especially one for putting coins into or for fitting a separate piece into

I put my coin in the slot and pressed the button but nothing came out.

The holder has slots for 100 CDs.

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sluggish

› moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power

I was tired, sluggish and slept for hours.

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soar

[I usually + adv/prep]
to rise very quickly to a high level

the bird spread its wings and soared into the air

fly, wing, ascend, climb, rise, take off, take flight

EX:House prices had soared a further twenty per cent.

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sobriquet

a name given to someone or something which is not their real or official name

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solicit

to ask someone for money, information or help

To solicit donations for a charity.

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soothe

to make someone feel calm or less worried

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sophomore

a student studying in the second year of a course at a US college or high school

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span

the period of time that sometimes exists or happens


He has a short attention/concentration span.

An average life span of seventy years.

Over a span of three years, the new government has transformed the country's economic prospects.

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sparse

small in numbers or amount, often scattered over a large area

a sparse population/audience
sparse vegetation/woodland

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specimen

something shown or examined as an example; a typical example