Flashcards in 2024 Deck (46):
D. to satisfy a desire
E. The meal was more than enough to sate his hunger. / The information sated their curiosity.
D. to glut, to give somebody so much of something that they do not feel they want any more
E. a long drink of water at last satiated my thirst / a couple of satiate dinner guests had ensconced themselves on the living room sofa
D. to soak
E. The company had saturated the market for personal organizers (= so that no new buyers could be found).
D. looking serious and threatening; gloomy (like Saturn)
E. the men awaiting interrogation by the police shared a saturnine silence
D. a scholar
E. a savant in the field of medical ethics
E. I admire her sophistication and savoir faire.
D. to enjoy the full taste or flavour of something, especially by eating or drinking it slowly; to enjoy a feeling or an experience thoroughly
E. I wanted to savour every moment.
D. offensive or shocking in a sexual way; having a rough surface
E. a movie with scabrous humor / a scabrous problem / scabrous skin
D. one who is blamed for the wrongs of other
E. She felt she had been made a scapegoat for her boss's incompetence.
D. harsh; biting
E. a scathing rebuttal of the latest theory concerning the assassination
D. a split
E. a schism between leading members of the party
D. a tiny bit
E. there is not a scintilla of evidence for your outrageous claims
D. to sparkle; to show verbal brilliance
E. we watched contentedly as our campfire scintillated in the darkness / scintillate witticisms
D. an offspring
E. He's a scion of a powerful family.
D. to talk about somebody/something in a way that makes it clear that you think they are stupid or ridiculous
E. He scoffed at our amateurish attempts.
D. a person or thing that causes trouble or suffering
E. the scourge of war/disease/poverty / Inflation was the scourge of the 1970s.
D. a feeling that prevents you from doing something that you think may be morally wrong
E. I overcame my moral scruples.
D. very careful in doing what is correct
E. You must be scrupulous about hygiene when you're preparing a baby's feed.
D. careful and thorough examination
E. Her argument doesn't really stand up to scrutiny. / The documents should be available for public scrutiny.
D. ery rude and insulting, and intended to damage somebody's reputation
E. scurrilous attacks on the senator
D. to run with quick short steps; to deliberately cause something to fail; o sink a ship deliberately by making holes in the side or bottom of it
E. She scuttled off when she heard the sound of his voice. / Shareholders successfully scuttled the deal.
D. producing a substance like oil in the body
E. the sebaceous glands in the skin
D. to withdraw
E. South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860.
E. that's an issue for the secular authorities, not the church
D. calm; serious
E. We walked the beach at a sedate pace. / He remained sedate under pressure.
D. spending a lot of time sitting down and not moving; that stay and live in the same place or area ( migratory)
E. He became increasingly sedentary in later life. / Rhinos are largely sedentary animals.
D. pertaining to revolt against government
E. several dissidents were jailed for leading protests that the government branded as seditious
D. diligent; showing great care and effort in your work
E. sedulous attention to detail
D. to boil; to foam
D. a fishing net
D. pertaining to earthquake
E. Seismic social changes have occurred.
D. pertaining to meaning of words and sentences
E. semantic analysis / semantically related words
E. tried to project some semblance of confidence even though public speaking terrified her
D. behaving in a confused or strange way, and unable to remember things, because you are old
E. I think she's going senile. / an old man on the verge of senility
D. connected with your physical feelings; giving pleasure to your physical senses
E. Food is a great sensual experience. / Her face had an air of sleepy sensuality.
D. trying to sound important or intelligent, especially by expressing moral judgements
E. sententious remarks / a sententious crank who has written countless letters to the editor about the decline in family values
D. a tomb
E. a poem describing the forgotten sepulcher of a valiant knight of the Middle Ages
D. to set apart; to withdraw
E. The old lady sequestered herself from all strangers. / The jury was sequestered until a verdict was reached.
D. feeling; conscious
E. sentient of the danger posed by the approaching hurricane
D. having a series of sharp points on the edge like a saw
E. a knife with a serrated edge
D. to separate; to cut in two, especially : to remove by cutting
E. His finger was severed in the accident. / Activists are asking the government to sever all diplomatic relations with the country.
D. to hold back; to restrain
E. placed shackles on the legs of the prisoners> / the shackles of illiteracy can be just as confining as leg irons
D. a slaughterhouse; a place of disorder
E. the city was a shambles after the bombing