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Saccharine

Overly sweet

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Sacrilege

The violation of anything sacred

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Sacrosanct

Extremely holy

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Sagacious

Wise

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Sage

A wise person

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Salacious

Obscene; lusty

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Salient

Significant; conspicuous

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Saline

Salty

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Sallow

Sickly pale

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Salubrious

Healthful

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Salutary

Healthful; wholesome

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Salvage

To rescue; to save from destruction

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Sanctimonious

Hypocritical in regard to religious belief

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Sanction

To authorize; to give permission

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Sangfroid

Calmness; composure

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Sanguinary

Bloody

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Sanguine

Cheerful; optimistic

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Sapient

Wise

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Sardonic

Mocking; scornful

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Sartorial

Pertaining to clothes or tailoring

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Satiated

Satisfied; filled up

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Satirical

Sarcastic; ironic

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Saturate

To soak; to fill up

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Saturnine

Gloomy; sluggish

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Saunter

To stroll; to walk leisurely

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Savant

A person of extensive learning

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Savoir faire

Tact; knowledge of just what to do in any situation

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Savor

To enjoy, as by taste or smell

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Scant

Inadequate in size or amount

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Scapegoat

One who takes the blame for others

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Scathing

Extremely severe or harsh, such as a remark

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Schism

A split or break

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Scintilla

A tiny amount; a speck

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Scintillate

To sparkle; to twinkle

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Scion

An offspring; a descendent

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Scoff

To ridicule

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Scope

Range; extent

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Scourge

A whip or a lash; a person or thing that punishes or destroys

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Scrupulous

Honest; ethical; precise

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Scrutinize

To examine closely

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Scurrilous

Coarsely abusive; vulgar

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Scurry

Run about; to hurry

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Scuttle

To sink (a ship); to abandon

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Sear

To burn; to scorch

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Sebaceous

Fatty

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Seclude

To keep apart; to isolate

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Secular

Worldly; non religious

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Sedate

Calm; quiet; serious

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Sedentary

Sitting most of the time

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Sediment

Material that settles on the bottom; residue

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Sedition

Rebellion

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Sedulous

Hard-working; industrious; diligent

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Seedy

Run-down; shabby

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Seethe

To boil; to be violently agitated

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Seismic

Pertaining to earthquakes

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Semblance

Outward appearance

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Sensuous

Pertaining to enjoyment of art, music, etc

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Sententious

Concise; including proverbs and brief remarks

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Sentient

Conscious; capable of feeling

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Sentinel

A guard

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Sepulcher

Tomb; burial vault

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Sequester

To separate; to set aside

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Seraphic

Angelic; pure

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Serpentine

Winding

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Serrated

Having toothlike edges

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Servile

Like a slave

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Servitude

Slavery; bondage

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Sever

To cut in two; to separate

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Shackle

To keep prisoner; to restrain

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Sham

A pretense

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Shambles

A slaughterhouse; Great disorder

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Shard

A fragment

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Sheepish

Embarrassed; bashful

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Shibboleth

A slogan; a password

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Shiftless

Lazy; inefficient

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Shoal

A shallow place in the water; a reef

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Shortcomings

Defects; deficiencies

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Shrew

A nagging, bad-tempered woman

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Shroud

A cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial

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Sibilant

Hissing

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Simian

Pertaining to an ape or monkey

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Simony

The sin of buying or selling church benefits

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Simper

To smile in a silly way

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Simulacrum

An image; a likeness

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Simulate

To pretend; to imitate

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Sinecure

Job with no responsibility

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Sinewy

Tough; firm; strong

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Singular

Extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional

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Sinuous

Curving; winding

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Siren

An attractive but dangerous woman

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Skinflint

Stingy person; miser

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Skittish

Restless; excitable; nervous

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Skulduggery

Trickery; deception

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Skulk

To sneak around; to lie in hiding

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Slacken

Become loose; to relax

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Slake

To lessen (thirst, desire, anger, etc.) by satisfying; to quench

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Slattern

An untidy woman

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Slither

To slide or glide

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Slothful

Lazy

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Slough

(Off) to discard; to shed

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Slovenly

Untidy; dirty; careless

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Smite

To strike forcefully

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Smolder

To burn without flame; to keep feelings concealed

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Smug

Self-satisfied

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Snare

To trap

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Sneer

To look at with contempt; to scorn; to deride

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Snippet

A small fragment.

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Snivel

To whine; to complain

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Sobriquet

Nickname; assumed name

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Sodden

Soaked; damp

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Sojourn

A brief stay or visit

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Solace

Comfort

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Solar

Pertaining to the sun

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Solecism

Ungrammatical usage; an error or inconsistency in speech

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solicit

To ask; to seek; to try to get an order in business

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Solicitude

Concern; anxiety

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Soliloquy

Act of talking to oneself

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Solipsistic

Pertaining to the theory that only oneself exists or can be proved to exist

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Solitude

Loneliness

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Solon

A wise man

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Solvent

Having the ability to pay a debt

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Somber

Dark; gloomy

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Somnambulate

Walk in ones sleep

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Somniferous

Causing sleep

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Somnolent

Drowsy; sleepy

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Sonorous

Producing a deep, rich sound

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Sophistry

A deceptive, tricky argument

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Sophomoric

Immature; pretentious

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Soporific

Causing sleep

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Sordid

Dirty; filthy

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Sot

A drunkard

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Sovereign

A monarch or other supreme ruler

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Spartan

Warlike; brave; disciplined

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Specious

Not genuine; pleasing to the eye but deceptive

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Specter

A ghost; a phantom

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Speculate

To meditate; to participate in a risky business transaction

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Sphinx

Person who is difficult to understand

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Splenetic

Bad- tempered; irritable

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Sporadic

Infrequent; irregular

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Spry

Full of life; active

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Spume

Foam

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Spurious

Deceitful; counterfeit

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Spurn

To reject

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Squalid

Filthy; dirty

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Staccato

Made up of short, abrupt sounds

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Stagnant

Not flowing; stale; sluggish

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Staid

Sedate; settled

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Stalemate

A deadlock; a draw

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Stalwart

Strong; sturdy

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Stance

Attitude; posture

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Stark

Complete; harsh; severe

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Statute

Law; rule

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Steadfast

Firm in purpose; dependable; constant

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Stench

A foul smell

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Stentorian

Very loud

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Sterling

Of high quality; excellent

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Stilted

Artificially formal

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Stint

To be sparing; to conserve

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Stipulate

To specify; to arrange definitely

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Stoic

Showing no emotion; indifferent to pleasure or pain

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Stolid

Impassive; having little emotion

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Strait

A position of difficulty; a narrow passage of water

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Stratagem

A plan, scheme, or trick

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Strew

To spread about; to scatter

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Stricture

Negative criticism; a restriction

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Strident

Harsh-sounding; loud and shrill

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Stringent

Strict; tight

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Stultify

To make absurd or ridiculous; to render worthless

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Stupefy

To stun; to amaze

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Stygian

Dark; gloomy

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Stymie

To hinder; to block

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Sub rosa

Secretly; confidentially

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Subaqueous

Underwater

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Subjective

Not objective; personal

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Subjugate

To conquer

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Sublimate

To make a person act noble or moral

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Sublime

Majestic; elevated or lofty in thought

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Subliminal

Subconscious; unaware

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Suborn

To hire for an unlawful act

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Subsequent

Following; occurring later

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Subservient

Submissive; helpful, in an inferior capacity

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Subsidiary

Auxiliary; supplementary; serving to assist

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Substantiate

To prove; to confirm; to support

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Subterfuge

Trickery; deceit

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Subterranean

Underground

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Subversive

Tending to overthrow or undermine

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Succinct

Concise; brief and to the point

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Succor

Assistance; help; relief

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Succumb

To yield; to give in

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Suffrage

The right to vote

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Sullen

Gloomy; showing irritation

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Sully

To soil, stain, or tarnish

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Sultry

Hot and moist

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Sumptuous

Luxurious; lavish; extravagant

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Sundry

Various; assorted

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Superannuated

Retired because of old age

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Supercilious

Proud; haughty

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Supernal

Heavenly

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Supernumerary

Extra; more than necessary

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Supersede

To take the place of

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Supervene

To take place or occur unexpectedly

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Supine

Lying on the back

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Supplant

To replace

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Supple

Flexible

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Suppliant

Begging; asking humbly

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Supplicate

To pray humbly; to beg

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Surfeit

An excessive amount

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Surly

Rude; bad-tempered

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Surmise

To guess

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Surmount

To go beyond; to overcome

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Surreptitious

Acting in a sneaky way

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Sustenance

Nourishment

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Susurration

Whispering; murmuring

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Svelte

Slender; graceful

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Swarthy

Dark-complexioned

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Swathe

To wrap closely or fully

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Sybarite

One who is fond of luxuries and pleasure

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Sycophant

A flatterer; a parasite

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Sylvan

Wooded; pertaining to the forest

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Symbiosis

Mutual dependence between two different organisms