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Flashcards in Units 66-70 Deck (50):
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reverent, revere

adj, expressing deep respect; worshipful
v

2

riposte

n, retaliatory action or retort

3

rococo

adj, excessively ornate; highly decorated; style of architecture in eighteenth-century Europe

4

rubric

n, title or heading; category; established mode of procedure or conduct; protocol

5

rue

v, to regret

6

ruse

v, trick; crafty stratagem; subterfuge

7

sage

adj, wise
n, a wise older person

8

salacious

adj, lascivious; lustful

9

salubrious

adj, healthful

10

salutary

adj, expecting an improvement; favorable to health

11

sanction

v, to approve; ratify, permit
n, approval; ratification; permission
n, penalization
v, to penalize

12

sardonic

adj, cynical; scornfully mocking

13

sartorial

adj, pertaining to tailors

14

satiate

v, to satisfy

15

saturate

v, to soak thoroughly; imbue throughout

16

saturnine

adj, gloomy

17

satyr

n, a creature that is half-man, half-beast with the horns and legs of a goat; it is a follower of Dionysos; a lecher

18

savor

v, to enjoy; have a distinctive flavor or smell

19

schematic

adj, relating to or in teh form of an outline or diagram

20

secrete

v, produce and release substance into organsim

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sedition

n, behavior prompting rebellion

22

sedulous

adj, diligent

23

seismic

adj, relating to earthquakes; earthshaking

24

sensual

adj, relating to the senses; gratifying the physical senses, especially sexual appetites

25

sensuous

adj, relating to the senses; operating through the senses

26

sentient, sentience

adj, aware; conscious; able to perceive
n

27

servile

adj, submissive; obedient

28

sextant

n, navigation tool that determines latitude and longitude

29

shard

n, a piece of broken glass or pottery

30

sidereal

adj, relating to the stars

31

simian

adj, apelike; relating to apes

32

simile

n, comparison of one thing with another using "like" or "as"

33

sinecure

n, well-paying job or office that requires little or no work

34

singular

adj, unique; extraordinary; odd

35

sinuous

adj, winding; intricate; complex

36

skeptic, skeptical

n, one who doubts
adj

37

sobriety

n, seriousness

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sodden

adj, thoroughly soaked; saturated

39

solicitous

adj, concerned; attentive; eager

40

soliloquy

n, literary or dramatic speech by one character, no addressed to others

41

solvent

adj, able to meet financial obligations

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somatic

adj, relating to or affecting the body; corporeal

43

soporific

adj, sleep producing

44

sordid

adj, filthy; contemptible and corrupt

45

specious

adj, seeming to be logical and sound, but no really so

46

spectrum

n, band of colors produced when sunlight passes through a prism; a broad range of related ideas or objects

47

spendthrift

n, a person who spends money recklessly
adj, wasteful and extravagant

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sporadic

adj, irregular

49

squalor

n, filthy, wretched condition

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staccato

adj, marked by abrupt, clear-cut sounds