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1

smug

self satisfaction, pride

2

snare

trap,danger

3

snide

derogatory, insulting, mocking, scornful

4

sojourn

stay, visit, stopover

5

sophistry

fallacious argument, sophism, fallacy;

6

sound

noise, hubbub, music,idea, appear

7

spangle

a small, thin, often circular piece of glittering metal or other material, used especially for decorating garments

8

sphinx

A sphinx (Greek: Σφίγξ /sphinx, Bœotian: Φίξ /Phix) is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head.

9

splotch

a daub, blot, or smear of something, typically a liquid

10

sprite

fairy, elf, pixie, imp, brownie, puck, peri

11

spur

encourage, spike

a device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider's heel and used for urging a horse forward.

12

squabble

a noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial: family squabbles.

13

squalid

dirty, mucky, dishonest

14

stagnant

still, motionless, inactive

15

stalk

stem, shoot, trunk

trail, follow

16

stark

sharp, distinct, clear, evident

joyless, depressing

17

statuesque

tall and dignified, imposing, striking, stately, majestic, noble,

18

stay

remain, hang on, wait, continue, delay

19

stellar

related to star

marvelous, outstanding

20

sticky wicket

is a metaphor used to describe a difficult circumstance. It originated as a term for difficult circumstances in the sport of cricket, caused by a damp and soft pitch.

21

stratagem

plan, scheme, tactic

22

strike

hit, slap, beat, ignite, attack,

walkout, stoppage

23

stringent

strict, precise

24

stubble

the cut stalks of grain plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.
• short, stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a while.

25

stupefy

stun, knock out, drug, shock,dumbfound, overwhelm, stagger,

26

sub rosa

in secret, secretly, in private, privately, behind closed doors,

27

subliminal

subconscious, unconscious; hidden, concealed. ANTONYMS explicit.

28

succulent

juicy, moist, luscious, ripe, soft, tender; choice, mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, delicious; informal scrumptious. ANTONYMS dry.

29

succumb


1 she succumbed to temptation: yield, give in/way, submit, surrender, capitulate, cave in. ANTONYMS resist.
2 he succumbed to the disease: die from/of; catch, develop, contract, fall ill with; informal come down with. ANTONYMS withstand.

30

sucker

Lollipop or sucker, a type of confection
Sucker (slang), a slang term for someone considered gullible enough to fall for a very obvious prank or con and go about unaware of it

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sufferance

toleration

32

sullen

bad tempered, gloomy

33

sumptuous

lavish, luxurious, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid,

34

supernal

of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
• of exceptional quality or extent: he is the supernal poet of our age

35

supply-side

denoting or relating to a policy designed to increase output and employment by changing the conditions under which goods and services are supplied, esp. by measures that reduce government involvement in the economy and allow the free market to operate.

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supposition

belief, surmise, idea, notion, suspicion, conjecture, speculation, inference, theory, hypothesis, postulation, guess, feeling, hunch, assumption, presumption.

37

surreal

unreal, bizarre, unusual, weird, strange,

38

swivel

turn, rotate, revolve, pivot, swing; spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, gyrate, pirouette.

39

sycophant

yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up.

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syllogism

an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs).

41

symposium

a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.

42

synergy

combined effort

the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects

43

synonymous

words with the same or similar meanings.

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synthesis

combination, blend, mixture, compound, fusion, composite, alloy; unification, amalgamation

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synthetic

artificial, fake, imitation, faux, mock, simulated