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Salient

Prominent

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Salubrious

Good for health

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Salutary

Useful

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Salve

Something that calms

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Sanctimonious

Making an exaggerated show of holiness/moral superiority

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Sanction

Authorization

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Sanguine

Confident

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Sardonic

Disdainfully mocking

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Savant

Wise or scholarly person

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Savvy

Shrews/well informed

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Schematic

Showing basic layout or form of something

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Scintillating

Dazzlingly impressive

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Scour

To clean by rubbing

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Scrupulous

Having moral integrity; precise

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Scurrilous

Abusive or defamatory

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Seance

Meeting to speak with the dead

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Sedate

Unhurried

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Seditious

Involving or encouraging rebellion against government/ authority

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Sedulous

Working persistently, painstaking

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Semaphore

Mechanical signaling device

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Semblance

Outside aspect/appearance; an assumed or unreal appearance

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Seminal

Influential

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Sequester

To seclude, put into isolation

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Serendipity

Gift for discovery, good fortune, luck

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Sermonize

Lecture someone about behavior

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Sierra

Rugged mountain range

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Sinecure

Paid job requiring little work

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Sinuous

Bendy; indirect

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Skinflint

Mean, naggy person

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Sleuth

Detective

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Slicker

Raincoat

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Slipshod

Careless

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Slovenly

Disheveled

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Solicit

Plead

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Solicitous

Concerned

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Soliloquy

Talking when alone

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Somnolent

Sleepy

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Sonorous

Deep resonant sound

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Sophistry

Seemingly clever but flawed method of argumentation

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Soporific

Making someone sleepy

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Spate

Large quantity

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Spurious

Not genuine

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Spurn

Reject someone with disdain

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Squalid

Repulsive

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Squall

Windstorm

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Stagnation

Condition of no activity

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Staid

Sober & steady

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Stark

Bare & plain; harsh

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Statute

Law enacted by legislature

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Stenography

Shorthand writing or typing

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Stevedore

Dockworker

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Stilted

Stiffly dignified or formal; pompous

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Stipulate

Specify something

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Stock

Banal

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Stolid

Solemn; little or no emotion

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Strident

Loud

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Stringent

Rigorous/severe

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Stymie

Hinder the progress of

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Sublimate

Redirect (to channel impulses regarded as unacceptable into activities more socially acceptable)

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Subsidiary

Secondary in importance

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Subsist

Manage to live

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Subvert

Overthrow something

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Succulent

Juicy and tasty

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Sundry

Various

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Supercilious

Contemptuously indifferent

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Supine

Lying on back; inactive

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Supplant

Replace

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Supposition

Hypothesis

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Surfeit

Excessive number

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Surmise

Make guess about something

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Surreptitious

Secret

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Surrogate

Substitute

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Sycophant

Fawning flatterer

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Symptomatic

Characteristic; typical or indicative of something

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Syncopate

Modify rhythm by accenting weak beat

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Synergy

Combined effort being greater than parts