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Flashcards in Deck 28 Deck (19):
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Scurvy

Worthless, contemptible

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Self-styled

Claiming to be of a specified nature, quality, profession

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Semiotic

Relating to signs and symbols
Relating to symptoms of disease

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Senescent

Growing old, aging

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Sequelae

Abnormal condition resulting from a previous disease

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Seraph

Angelic being; associated with light, ardor, and purity

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Sere

Dry; withered

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Serendipity

Faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident

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Shrewd

Having sharp powers of judgment; astute
Mischievous, malicious

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Shutter (v.)

Close or close down

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Shyster

Lawyer who uses unprofessional or questionable methods
Person who gets along by petty, sharp practices

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Simpatico

Congenial; likable

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Simulacrum

Slight, unreal, or superficial likeness or semblance
Any image or representation of something

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Skitter

Skim along a surface
Go, run, or glide lightly or rapidly

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Soi-disant

So-called; calling oneself (self-styled)

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Solipsistic

Extreme form of skepticism which denies the possibility of any knowledge other than one's own existence

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Sophistry

A method of argument that is seemingly plausible but actually invalid and misleading

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Sop

Thing given or done as a concession of no great value to appease someone whose concerns/demands aren't being met

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Sophomoric

Intellectually pretentious, overconfident, immature, juvenile