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sedentary

largely confined to sitting down; not physically active

2

sedition

treason; the incitement of public disorder or rebellion

3

self-made

having succeeded in life without help from others

4

self-possessed

having good control of feelings

5

self-righteous

sanctimonious, smug, and intolerant of others; thinking his or her actions are right

6

sententious

preachy; pompous; excessively moralizing; self-righteous

7

sentient

able to perceive by the senses; conscious

8

sequester

to set or keep apart

9

serendipity

accidental good fortune; discovering good things without looking for them

10

serpentine

snakelike in either shape or movement; winding, as a snake travels

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shackle

a manacle; a restraint

12

shibboleth

a distinctive word, pronunciation, or behavior that typifies a particular group; a slogan or catchword

13

shrewd

wily, sly, cunning

14

singular

unique; superior; exceptional; strange

15

skirmish

a fight between small numbers of troops; a brief conflict

16

slake

to quench; to satisfy; to assuage

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sobriety

the state of being sober; seriousness

18

solace

consolidation; comfort

19

solicitous

eager and attentive, often to the point of hovering; anxiously caring or attentive

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solidarity

sense of unity; a sense of sharing a common goal or attitude

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sophomoric

juvenile, childishly goofy

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soporific

sleep inducing; boring; sleepy

23

spate

a sudden outpouring (similar to INFLUX)

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specious

deceptively plausible or attractive

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specter

ghost; phantom