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ruffle

【1】n. a strip of fabric gathered or pleated on one edge【2】vt. to destroy the smoothness or evenness of【3】vt. to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts

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ruminate

【1】vt. to go over in the mind repeatedly and often casually or slowly

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rumple

【1】vt. to wrinkle or form into folds or creases【2】vt. to undo the proper order or arrangement of

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runic

【1】adj. having some secret or mysterious meaning

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rupture

【1】v. to part by violence

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ruse

【1】n. a wily subterfuge

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rustic

【1】n. an awkward or simple person especially from a small town or the country【2】adj. of, relating to, associated with, or typical of open areas with few buildings or people【3】adj. lacking in social graces or polish

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rustle

【1】v. to move or act energetically or with speed; to proceed or move quickly

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sabotage

【1】n. treacherous action to defeat or hinder a cause or an endeavor; deliberate subversion【2】vt. to practice sabotage on

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saccharine

【1】adj. of, relating to, or resembling that of sugar【2】adj. appealing to the emotions in an obvious and tiresome way

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sacrilege

【1】n. desecration, profanation, misuse, or theft of something sacred

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saddle

【1】vt. to load or burden

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safeguard

【1】n. a technical contrivance to prevent accident【2】v. to make safe: protect

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salient

【1】adj. standing out conspicuously

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salubrious

【1】adj. favorable to or promoting health or well-being

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salutary

【1】adj. beneficial, promoting health【2】adj. promoting or contributing to personal or social well-being

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salutation

【1】n. a polite expression of greeting or goodwill【2】n. a formal expression praise

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salvage

【1】v. to save from loss or destruction

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salve

【1】v. quiet, assuage

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sanctify

【1】vt. to make holy

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sanctimonious

【1】adj. hypocritically pious or devout

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sanction

【1】v. to make valid or binding usually by a formal procedure (as ratification)【2】n. an economic or military coercive measure adopted usually by several nations in concert for forcing a nation violating international law to desist or yield to adjudication

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sanctuary

【1】n. a place of refuge and protection

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sand

【1】vt. to make smooth by friction

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sanguine

【1】adj. having or showing a mind free from doubt【2】adj. having a healthy reddish skin tone

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sanitary

【1】adj. of or relating to health

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sap

【1】vt. to weaken or exhaust the energy or vitality of【2】n. active strength of body or mind

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sapient

【1】adj. having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application ofknowledge

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sarcasm

【1】n. a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain

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sartorial

【1】adj. of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes

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sate

【1】vt. to glut; to satisfy (an appetite) fully

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satiate

【1】v./adj. to satisfy fully or to excess

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satire

【1】n. a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn

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satirize

【1】vt. to ridicule or attack by means of satire

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saturate

【1】v./adj. to wet thoroughly with liquid

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saturnine

【1】adj. causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer【2】adj. having a sardonic aspect

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saunter

【1】vi. to travel by foot for exercise or pleasure

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savant

【1】n. a person of learning

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savory

【1】adj. appetizing to the taste or smell【2】adj. giving pleasure or contentment to the mind or sensesgratifying, heavenly, jolly, luscious, palatable, pleasurable, satisfying, tasty, welcome

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savvy

【1】n. knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something【2】v. to have a clear idea of【3】adj. having or showing a practical cleverness or judgment

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scads

【1】n. a large number or quantity

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scant

【1】adj. barely or scarcely sufficient

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scathing

【1】adj. marked by the use of wit that is intended to cause hurt feelings

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schism

【1】n. a lack of agreement or harmony

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scintillate

【1】vi. to emit sparks

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scion

【1】n. descendant, child

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scission

【1】n. a division or split in a group or union: schism

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scoff

【1】vt. to treat or address with derision: mock【2】v. to swallow or eat greedily

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scorch

【1】vt. to burn on the surface; to make dry

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scorn

【1】vt. reject or dismiss as contemptible or unworthy

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scotch

【1】vt. to put an abrupt end to

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scour

【1】vt. to clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously【2】vt. to look through (as a place) carefully or thoroughly in an effort to find or discover something

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scowl

【1】vi. to contract the brow in an expression of displeasure

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scrappy

【1】adj. having an aggressive and determined spirit,quarrelsome

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scrap

【1】n. discarded or useless material【2】vt. to get rid of as useless or unwanted【3】v. to put an end to (something planned or previously agreed to)

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scrawl

【1】vt. to write or draw awkwardly, hastily, or carelessly

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scribble

【1】vt. to cover with scribbles, doodles, or meaningless marks

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scrupulous

【1】adj. guided by or in accordance with one's sense of right and wrong; principled【2】adj. taking, showing, or involving great care and effort

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scrutable

【1】adj. capable of being understood through study and observation; comprehensible.

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scuff

【1】vt. to become scratched, chipped, or roughened by wear【2】v. to move heavily or clumsily

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scurrilous

【1】adj. given to the use of vulgar, coarse, or abusive language

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scurvy

【1】adj. mean; contemptible

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seamy

【1】adj. sordid; base

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secluded

【1】adj. screened or hidden from view

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sedate

【1】adj. free from emotional or mental agitation

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sedentary

【1】adj. not migratory: settled

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seduce

【1】vt. to attract or persuade to disobedience or disloyalty

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sedulous

【1】adj. involving or accomplished with careful perseverance

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seemly

【1】adv. following the established traditions of refined society and good tasteunseemly

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self-absorbed

【1】adj. absorbed in one's own thoughts, activities, or interests

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seminal

【1】adj. containing or contributing the seeds of later development【2】adj. of, relating to, or having the power to originate; creative

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sentinel

【1】n. a person or group that watches over someone or something

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sepulchral

【1】adj. causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer; funereal

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sequela

【1】n. a secondary consequence or result

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sequester

【1】vt. to set apart: segregate【2】vt. to cause to withdraw into seclusion

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sere

【1】adj. being dried and withered

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serendipity

【1】n. the faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident

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sermon

【1】n. public speech usually by a member of the clergy for the purpose of giving moral guidance or uplift

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serpentine

【1】adj. winding or turning one way and another

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serrate

【1】adj. notched or toothed on the edge

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serried

【1】adj. having little space between items or parts

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servile

【1】adj. meanly or cravenly submissive: abject

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shackle

【1】vt. to deprive of freedom especially of action by means of restrictions or handicaps【2】v. to create difficulty for the work or activity oftie up, trammel

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shallow

【1】adj. having or showing a lack of depth of understanding or character

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sham

【1】n. the quality of deceitfulness; empty pretense【2】v. to present a false appearance of【3】adj. not genuine; fake

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shiftless

【1】adj. lacking in ambition or incentive: lazy

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shipshape

【1】adj. marked by meticulous order and neatness

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shirk

【1】vi. to get or keep away from (as a responsibility) through cleverness or trickery

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shoal

【1】adj. having little depth ; shallow.

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shopworn

【1】adj. worn-out, as from overuse; trite

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shred

【1】n. a small amount; a particle

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shrewd

【1】adj. having or showing a practical cleverness or judgment【2】adj. causing intense discomfort to one's skin

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shrink

【1】v. to become reduced in amount or value; dwindle:【2】v. to draw back instinctively, as from something alarming; recoil【3】v. to show reluctance; hesitate:

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shroud

【1】n. something that conceals, protects, or screens:【2】v. to shut off from sight; screen

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shrug

【1】v. to dismiss as of little importance【2】v. to rid oneself of (a garment)

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shun

【1】vt. to avoid deliberately; keep away from

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sidestep

【1】vt. to avoid having to comply with (something) especially through cleverness

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simpleton

【1】n. a person lacking in common sense; a stupid person

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simulate

【1】v. to have or take on the appearance, form, or sound of; imitate【2】v. to create a representation or model of (a physical system or particular situation)

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sinecure

【1】n. an office or position that requires little or no work and that usually provides an income

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sinew

【1】n. vigorous strength; muscular power

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singe

【1】vt. to burn superficially or lightly

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sinuous

【1】adj. marked by a long series of irregular curves; not direct

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sip

【1】vt. to swallow in liquid form, especially in small quantities

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skeleton

【1】n. something forming a structural framework

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skimp

【1】adj. less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable【2】vi. to give insufficient or barely sufficient attention or effort to or funds for

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skirmish

【1】n. a minor or preliminary conflict or dispute

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skirt

【1】n. the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something【2】vt. to go around or keep away from in order to avoid danger or discovery

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slack

【1】adj. not tightly fastened, tied, or stretched【2】adj. failing to give proper care and attention

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slake

【1】vt. to satisfy (a craving); quench

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slant

【1】n. a way of looking at or thinking about something【2】adj. running in a slanting direction【3】vt. to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of

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slate

【1】vt. to put (someone or something) on a list

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slew

【1】n. a large amount or number

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slight

【1】adj. deficient in weight, importance【2】adj. small in degree【3】vt. to treat with disdain or indifference【4】vt. to fail to give proper attention to

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sling

【1】vi. to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm

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slippery

【1】adj. causing or tending to cause something to slide or fall【2】adj. given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions【3】adj. not precise or fixed in meaning, elusive or tricky

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slipshod

【1】adj. marked by carelessness or indifference to exactness, precision, and accuracy

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sloppy

【1】adj. lacking neatness in dress or person【2】adj. lacking in order, neatness, and often cleanliness

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sloth

【1】n. disinclination to action or labor: indolence

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slouch

【1】n. a lazy person【2】vt. to go or move slowly or reluctantly

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slovenly

【1】adj. lacking neatness in dress or person

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sluggard

【1】n. an habitually lazy person

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sluggish

【1】adj. markedly slow in movement, flow, or growth【2】adj. slow to respond (as to stimulation or treatment)

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slumber

【1】vt. to be in a state of sleep

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slur

【1】n. a mark of guilt or disgrace【2】vt. to pronounce indistinctly【3】v. to slide or slip over without due mention, consideration, or emphasis

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sly

【1】adj. clever or cunning, especially in the practice of deceit.【2】adj. given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions

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smarmy

【1】adj. hypocritically, complacently, or effusively earnest

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smart

【1】adj. characterized by sharp quick thought【2】adj. being strikingly neat and trim in style or appearance【3】vi. to suffer acutely, as from mental distress, wounded feelings, or remorse

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smattering

【1】n. superficialor piecemeal knowledge【2】n. a small scattered number or amount

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smirk

【1】vi. to smile in an affected, often offensively self-satisfied manner

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smother

【1】vt. to be or cause to be killed by lack of breathable air【2】vt. to refrain from openly showing or uttering

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smug

【1】adj. having too high an opinion of oneself【2】adj. being clean and in good order

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smuggling

【1】n. secret importation or exportation contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law

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snare

【1】n. something that catches and holds【2】vt. to capture by or as if by use of a snare

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snarl

【1】v. to twist together into a usually confused mass【2】vi. to give vent to anger in surly language

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sneer

【1】vt. to speak in a scornful, contemptuous, or derisive manner

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snobbish

【1】adj. being or characteristic of a person who has an offensive air of superiority and tends to ignore or disdain anyone regarded as inferior

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snub

【1】v. to treat with contempt or neglect

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soak

【1】vt. to make thoroughly wet or saturated by or as if by placing in liquid

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sober

【1】adj. marked by seriousness, gravity, or solemnity of conduct or character【2】adj. given to or marked by restraint in the satisfaction of one's appetites【3】adj. based on sound reasoning or information

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sodden

【1】adj. containing, covered with, or thoroughly penetrated by water【2】vt. to wet thoroughly with liquid

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solace

【1】n. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or distress【2】vt. to comfort, cheer, or console, as in trouble or sorrow

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solder

【1】v. to join or unite

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solemnity

【1】n. the quality or condition of being solemn

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succinct

【1】adj. characterized by clear, precise expression in few words

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succor

【1】vt. to go to the aid of

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suffocate

【1】vt. to deprive of oxygen

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suffuse

【1】vt. to spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light

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sulk

【1】vi. to be sullenly aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest

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sullen

【1】adj. causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer

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summary

【2】adj. done or executed on the spot and without formality

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summit

【1】n. the highest point

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sumptuous

【1】adj. extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent

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sunder

【1】vt. to break apart or in two

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supercilious

【1】adj. feeling or showing haughty disdain

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superfluous

【1】adj. exceeding what is sufficient or necessary

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superimpose

【1】v. to add as a distinct feature, element, or quality:

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supine

【1】adj. showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference

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supple

【1】adj. readily bent; pliant

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supplant

【1】vt. to usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics

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supplicate

【1】v. to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner

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supposition

【1】n. an opinion or judgment based on little or no evidence

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suppress

【1】vt. to inhibit the expression of (an impulse, for example); check【2】v. to put a stop to (something) by the use of force

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surcharge

【1】v./n. to charge (someone) too much for goods or services

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surfeit

【1】v./n. to feed or supply to excess

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surreptitious

【1】adj. undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others

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susceptibility

【1】n. the quality or state of having little resistance to some outside agent

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suspend

【2】vt. hang

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suture

【1】n./v. the process of joining two surfaces or edges together along a line by or as if by sewing

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svelte

【1】adj. slender or graceful in figure or outline; slim.

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swagger

【1】vi. to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner【2】v. boast, brag

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sweltering

【1】adj. oppressively hot

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swill

【1】vt. to drink greedily, to eat greedily or to excess

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swindle

【1】vt. to cheat or defraud of money or property

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sybarite

【1】n. a person devoted to pleasure and luxury; a voluptuary

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sycophant

【1】n. a servile self-seeking flatterer

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syllogism

【1】n. reasoning from the general to the specific; deduction

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symbiosis

【1】n. the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar

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synchronous

【1】adj. having identical period and phase

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synergic

【1】adj. working together: cooperating

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synonymous

【1】adj. having the same or a similar meaning

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synopsis

【1】n. a brief outline or general view; an abstract or a summary.

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synthesis

【1】n. the combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole

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taciturn

【1】adj. temperamentally disinclined to talk

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tact

【1】n. a keen sense of what to do or say in order to maintain good relations with others or avoid offense

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tactile

【1】adj. perceptible by touch: tangible

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tactless

【1】adj. bluntly inconsiderate or indiscreet.

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talisman

【1】n. something worn or kept to bring good luck or keep away evil

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taint

【1】vt. to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable

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tamper

【1】vi. to handle thoughtlessly, ignorantly, or mischievously【2】v. to tinker with rashly or foolishly

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tangent

【1】n. / adj. diverging from an original purpose of course: irrelevant

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tangy

【1】adj. having a powerfully stimulating odor or flavor

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tantalize

【1】vt. to excite (another) by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach

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tantamount

【1】adj. equivalent in value, significance, or effect

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tantrum

【1】n. a fit of bad temper

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taper

【1】vt. to become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end【2】v. to diminish or lessen gradually

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tardy

【1】adj. moving slowly: sluggish【2】adj. delayed beyond the expected or proper time

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tarnish

【1】vt. to affect slightly with something morally bad or undesirable

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tatty

【1】adj. somewhat worn, shabby, or dilapidated

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taut

【1】adj. not loose or flabby【2】adj. kept in proper order or condition, kept in trim shape; neat and tidy