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Resilience

Ability to withstand pressure or disease and bounce back

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Resilient

Withstanding pressure or disease

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Resonant

Full and deep in sound

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Resplendent

Full of splendor

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Restitution

Payment made for damage or loss

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Restive

Unwilling to be controlled

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Resurgence

Rebirth

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Resuscitate

Bring back to life

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Retain

Keep in place

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Retaliatory

Vengeful, harming someone who has harmed you

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Retention

Keeping of something

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Reticence

Unwilling to speak about ones thoughts or feelings

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Retrenchment

Spending less money

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Retroactive

Intended to take effect from a date in the past

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Retrograde

Returning to older and worse conditions

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Revelation

Act of making something known

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Revelry

Noisy merrymaking

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Revile

Criticize in an abusive or scornful way

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Revoke

Cancel, annul

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Rhapsodize

Express great enthusiasm for something

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Rhetoric

Use of inflated or pretentious language

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Roving

Wandering

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Rousing

Making people feel excited and proud

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Rustic

Living in a rural area

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Ruthless

Without mercy

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Saccharine

Too sweet or too polite

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Sacrosanct

Sacred

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Sagacious

Characterized by good judgement and common sense

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Salient

Extremely noticeable

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Salubrious

Favorable to good health

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Salutary

Intended to have a beneficial effect

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Sanctity

Quality of being holy

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Sartorial

Pertaining to tailors or tailored clothing

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Satiate

Completely satisfy

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Scathing

Harshly condemning

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Schism

Division into two groups caused by a disagreement

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Scoff

Mock, sneer

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Scurrilous

Using vulgar, abusive language

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Sedentary

Sitting down a lot and not getting much exercise

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Sedulous

Painstakingly carried out
Steadily hardworking

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Seedy

Looking dirty and untidy

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Seep

Spread slowly through something

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Self-effacing

Not trying to impress people

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Sequester

Keep a jury together in a place so that they can't discuss the case with other people or read or hear news reports about it

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Serendipity

Chance

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Sermonize

Give moral advice in a pompous way

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Setback

Obstacle

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Shallow

Superficial

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Shattering

Shocking and upsetting someone very much

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Shoddy

Badly and carelessly made

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Sinecure

Position that requires no work or responsibility

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Slight

Treat without proper respect or courtesy

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Slipshod

Careless

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Solace

Comfort or relief

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Solicitous

Showing care and helpful attention to someone

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Solicitude

Anxious concern for someone

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Sonorous

Having a full deep sound

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Sophistry

Use of clever but false arguments

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Soporific

Causing sleep

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Sovereignty

Power of a country to control it's own government

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Spate

Large number of unpleasant things that happen during a short period of time

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Specter

Idea of something unpleasant that might happen in the future

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Sporadic

Occasional, irregular

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Spurious

Not genuine

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Squalor

Very dirty and unpleasant conditions

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Squander

Waste time, money, etc.

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Squelch

Silence someone by making a critical remark

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Stagnation

Condition of becoming dull or unsuccessful because of lack of activity

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Stagnate

Stay the same and not grow or develop

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Staid

Serious, boring, and old fashioned

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Stalwart

Loyal

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Standoffish

Cold and distant in behavior

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Stasis

State which does not change

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Stature

Good reputation a person or organization has, based on their behavior and ability

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Stentorian

Very loud (voice)

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Stifle

Prevent

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Stoic

Person who endures pain without complaining

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Stolid

Not really excited

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Stout

Strong and determined

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Stratify

Arrange in grades

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Strident

Loud and brash

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Stringent

Difficult because there is not enough money

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Studied

Very carefully and intentionally done

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Stymie

Awkward or difficult situation

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Suave

Charming polite and elegant

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Subjective

Based on personal opinions

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Subdued

Not very loud

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Subdue

Overcome

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Sublime

Of the greatest, most admirable kind

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Subsequent

Following, succeeding

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Subterfuge

Trickery

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Subvert

Try to destroy or weaken something

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Succumb

Accept defeat

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Suggestive

Putting particular ideas into ones mind

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Sullen

Gloomy

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Sumptuous

Grand and obviously very expensive

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Supercilious

Arrogant and disdainful

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Superficial

Shallow

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Superfluous

More than is needed or wanted

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Suppress

Stifle

100

Surfeit

Amount which is too large

101

Surmise

Guess something without having much or any proof

102

Surreptitious

Acting secretly or stealthily

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Sweeping

Having an extremely wide effect

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Tacit

Understood without being put into words

105

Taciturn

Saying very little

106

Tandem

Relationship of two people or things that depends on cooperation

107

Tantalizing

Tempting

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Tantamount

Equal to or the same