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Saccharine

excessively sweet or sentimental

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Sacrilegious

impious, irreverent toward what is held to be sacred or holy

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Sacrosanct

extremely sacred, beyond criticism

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Safeguard

precautionary measure

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Sagacious

shrewd

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Salacious

appealing to sexual desire

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Salient

prominent, of notable significance

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Salubrious

healthful

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Salvage

to recover

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Sanctimonious

hypocritically devout, acting morally superior to another

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Sanguine

ruddy, cheerfully optimistic

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Sardonic

cynical, scornfully mocking

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Satiate

to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to excess

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Saturate

to fill completely

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Saturnine

cold and steady in mood, gloomy, slow to act

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Savant

a person of learning, especially one with knowledge in a special field, like a genius

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Savvy

practical understanding, intelligence

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Scamper

run off quickly

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Scapegoat

someone blamed for every problem

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Scathing

extremely critical

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Schism

a division or separation

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Scholarly

related to higher learning

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Scintilla

trace amount

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Scintillate

to sparkle, flash

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Scorn

contempt, derision

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Scoundrel

villain, rogue

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Scour

to scrub clean

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Scrupulous

acting in strict regard for what is considered proper, punctiliously exact

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Scritinize

to observe carefully

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Scurrilous

vulgar, low,indecentscurry

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Scurry

scamper, run lightly

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Seamy

morally degraded, unpleasant

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Secrete

to release fluids from a body

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Sectarian

narrow-minded, relating to a group or sect

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Secular

not specifically pertaining to religion, relating to the world

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Sedative

something that calms

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Sedition

behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state

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Seep

to slowly flow or pass through a small opening

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Seethe

to experience great agitation

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Seminal

influential in an original way, providing a basis for further development, creative

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Senescent

aging, growing old

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Sententious

having a moralizing tone

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Sentient

aware, conscious, able to perceive

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Sequel

literary or artistic work that continues a previous piece

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Sequester

to set apart, seclude

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Seraphic

angelic, pure, sublime

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Serendipity

habit of making fortunate discoveries by chance

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Serene

calm, peaceful

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Servile

overly submissive

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Setback

change from better to worse

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Severe

harsh, strict, extremely bad in degree

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Shabby

worn-out, threadbare, deteriorated

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Shroud

to conceal or hide

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Shun

avoid deliberately

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Signpost

indication

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Simian

apelike, relating to apes

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Simper

to smirk, smile foolishly

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Sinecure

a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work

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Sinuous

winding, intricate, complex

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Skepticism

disbelief, uncertainty

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Skirt

to evade, pass close by, circle around

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Slake

to calm down or moderate

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Slew

a large amount of something

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Sluggish

lazy, inactive

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Smug

excessively self-satisfied

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Sobriquet

a nickname

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Sociable

friendly, gracious

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Sojourn

a temporary stay

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Solace

comfort in distress

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Solecism

grammatical mistake

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Solicitous

anxious,concerned, full of desire, eager

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Soliloquy

a dramatic monologue

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Solipsism

belief that oneself is the only reality

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Solitary

alone, remote

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Soluble

capable of being solved or dissolved

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Somnolent

sleepy, drowsy, inducing sleep

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Sonorous

producing a full,rich sound

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Soothe

to calm, placate, comfort

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Sophistry

deceptive reasoning or argumentation

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Sophomoric

exhibiting great immaturity and lack of judgement

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Soporific

sleepy or tending to cause sleep

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Spartan

highly self-disciplined, frugal, austere

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Specious

having the ring of truth but actually being untrue, deceptively attractive

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Splice

to join or bind

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Spontaneous

on the spur of the moment, impulsive

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Sportive

frolicsome, playful

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Sprint

dash, run quick for short distances

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Sprout

emerge and develop rapidly

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Spurious

lacking authenticity, counterfeit, false

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Spurn

to turn away or reject with scorn

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Squalid

filthy and degraded as the result of neglect or poverty

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Squander

to waste

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Squelch

to suppress, to put down with force

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Stagnant

immobile

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Staid

self-restrained to the point of dullness

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Stalwart

marked by outstanding strength and vigor of body, mind and soul

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Stasis

a state of static balance or equalibrium stagnation

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Statute

law

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Stealthily

covertly

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Stentorian

extremely loud

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Stern

strict, harsh

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Stifle

to smother, or suffocate

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Stigma

a mark of shame or discredit

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Stimulate

to excite, provoke

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Stint

to be sparing or frugal, to restrict with respect to a share or allowance

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Stipulate

to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer

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Stoic

indifferent to or unaffected by emotions

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Stolid

having or showing little emotion

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Stomp

step heavily

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Straddle

be on both sides of something

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Strategem

trick designed to deceive an enemy

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Stratify

to arrange or divide into layers

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Strident

loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy

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Stringent

imposing severe, rigorous standards

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Stultify

to impair or reduce to uselessness

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Stump

to challenge, to baffle

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Sturdy

firm, well built, stout

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Stymie

to block or thwart

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Subjugate

to conquer, subdue, to enslave

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Sublime

lofty or grand

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Submissive

tending to meekness, to submit to the will of others

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Subsist

stay alive

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Sustantiate

to verify, confirm, provide supporting evidence

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Subterfuge

trick or tactic used to avoid something

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Subterranean

hidden, secret, underground

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Subvert

to undermine or corrupt

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Succumb

to give in to a stronger power

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Suffice

meet requirements, be capable

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Sully

to tarnish, taint

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Superannuated

too old, obsolete, outdated

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Supercilious

arrogant, haughty, overbearing, condescending

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Superficial

hasty, shallow and phony

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Superfluous

extra, more than necessary

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Supersede

to cause to be set aside, to force out of use as inferior, replace

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Superstitious

irrationally believes that completely unrelated circumstances can influence an event

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Supplant

to replace (another) by force, to take the place of

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Supple

flexible, pliant

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Suppress

to end an activity or subdue

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Surfeit

excessive amount

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Surly

rude and bad-tempered

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Surmise

to guess or infer

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Surmount

to conquer, overcome

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Surplus

excess

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Surreptitious

characterized by secrecy

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Surrogate

surrogate

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Susceptible

impressionable to a fault

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Suspend

to defer, interrupt

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Swarm

a large number traveling in a group

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Sybarite

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

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Sycophant

self serving flatterer, yes-man

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Symbiosis

cooperation, mutual helpfulness

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Symmetry

equally and balance in objects

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Synchronicity

the occurrence of related events that cannot be explained conventionally

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Synergy

cooperative interaction producing greater results

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Syncopation

temporary irregularity in musical rhythm

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Synopsis

a short outline

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Synthesize

to produce artificially