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Saccharine (a.)

Sweet ; excessively or disgustingly sweet

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Sacrilege (n.)

A violation of something sacred ; blasphemy

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Sacrosanct (a.)

Sacred ; held to be inviolable

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Sagacious (a.)

Discerning ; shrewd ; keen in judgment ; wise

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Salient (a.)

Sticking out ; conspicuous ; leaping

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Salutary (a.)

Healthful ; remedical ; curative

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Sanctimonious (a.)

Pretending to be devout ; affecting religious feeling

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Sanguine (a.)

Cheerful ; optimistic ; hopeful

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Sardonic (a.)

Mocking ; scornful

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Scintillate (v.)

To sparkle, either literally or figuratively

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Scrupulous (a.)

Strict ; careful ; hesitant for ethical reasons

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Scrutinize (v.)

To examine very carefully

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Secular (a.)

Having nothing to do with religion or spiritual concerns

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Sedition (n.)

Treason ; the incitement of public disorder or rebellion

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Sensory (a.)

Having to do with the senses or sensation

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Serendipity (n.)

Accidental good fortune ; discovering good things without looking for them

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Servile (a.)

Submissive and subservient ; like a servant

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Singular (a.)

Unique ; superior ; exceptional ; strange

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Slander (v.)

To speak badly about someone publicly ; to defame ; to spread malicious rumor

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Sloth (n.)

Laziness; sluggishness

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Sobriety (n.)

The state of being sober ; seriousness

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Solicitous (a.)

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

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Solvent (a.)

Not broke or bankrupt ; able to pay one's bills

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Soporific (a.)

Sleep inducing ; extremely boring ; very sleepy

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Sordid (a.)

Vile ; filthy ; squalid

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Spawn (v.)

To bring forth ; to produce a large number

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Specious (a.)

Deceptively plausible or attractive

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Sporadic (a.)

Stopping and starting ; scattered ; occuring in bursts every once in a while

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Spurious (a.)

False ; fake

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Squalor (n.)

Filth ; wretched, degraded, or repulsive living conditions