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Serendipity

Accidental good fortune
Discovering food things without looking for them.

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Servile

Submissive and subservient
Like a servant

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Singular

Unique
Superior
Exceptional
Strange

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Sinister

Evil
Wicked
Foreshadowing evil, trouble, or wickedness

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Slander

To speak badly about someone publicly
To defame
To spread malicious rumors

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Sloth

Laziness
Sluggishness

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Sobriety

The state if being sober
Seriousness

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Solicitous

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

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Solvent

Not broke or bankrupt
Able to pay one's bills

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Soporific

Sleep inducing
Boring
Sleepy

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Sordid

Vile
Filthy
Squalid

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Spawn

To bring forth
To produce a large number

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Specious

Deceptively plausible or attractive

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Sporadic

Stopping and starting
Scattered
Occurring in bursts every once in a while

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Spurious

False
Fake

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Squalor

Filth
Wretched, degraded, or repulsive living conditions

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Squander

To waste

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Stagnation

Motionless
Inactivity

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Static

Stationary
Not changing or moving

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Staunch

Firmly committed
Firmly in favor of
Steadfast

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Steadfast

Loyal
Faithful

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Stigmatize

To brand with disgrace
To set a mark if disgrace upon

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Stipulate

To require something as part of an agreement

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Stoic

Indifferent (at least outwardly) to pleasure or pain, to joy or grief, to fortune or misfortune

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Stratum

A layer
Level

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Stricture

A restriction
A limitation
A negative criticism

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Strife

Bitter conflict
Discord
A struggle or clash

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Stringent

Strict
Restrictive

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Stymie

To thwart
To get in the way of
To hinder

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Subjugate

To subdue and dominate
To enslave

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Sublime

Extremely exalted
Awesome
Lofty
Majestic

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Subordinate

Lower in importance, position, or rank
Secondary

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Substantive

Having substance
Real
Essential
Solid
Substantial

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Subtle

Not obvious
Able to make fine distinctions
Ingenious
Crafty

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Subversive

Corrupting
Overthrowing
Undermining
Insurgent

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Succinct

Brief and to the point
Concise

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Succumb

To yield or submit
To die

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Supercilious

Haughty
Patronizing

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Superficial

On the surface only
Shallow
Not thorough

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Superfluous

Extra
Unnecessary
Redundant

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Surfeit

Excess
An excessive amount
Excess or over indulgence in eating or drinking

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Surreptitious

Sneaky
Secret

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Surrogate

Substitute

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Sycophant

One who sucks up to others

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Synthesis

The combining of parts to form a whole