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Scurvy

adj. worthless or contemptible

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Scrupulous

adj. (of a person or process) diligent, thorough, and extremely attentive to details

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Scruples

n. a feeling of doubter hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action

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Scotch

v. to prevent; stop

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Scintilla

n. a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling

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Scabbard

n. cover for a sword

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Saw

n. a proverb, maxim, or wise saying

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Rife

adj. full of (something); (esp. of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence

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Retrograde

adj. directed or moving backward; v. go back in position or time

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Reticent

adj. not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily; restrained

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Retching

v. vomit; n. a movement or sound of vomiting

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Restive

adj. (of a person) unable to be still or be silent and becoming increasingly difficult to contro, esp. because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredoml

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Respite

n. break or intermission; v. postpone

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Notional

adj. existing only in theory

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Nostrum

n. a medicine that is not considered effective, prepared by an unqualified person; a pet scheme, especially one for bringing about some social or political reform or improvement

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Nonplussed

adj. surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react

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Nonentity

n. a person or thing with no special or interesting qualities; a person of no importance

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Nondescript

adj. having no special, distinctive, or interesting features

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Muckraking

n. action in search of scandalous information

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Motif

n. dominant idea in an artistic work

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Renege

v. to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract

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Rend

v. tear (something) into two or more pieces; cause great emotional pain to (a person or their heart)

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Remuneration

n. payment for work done

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Relegate

v. consign or dismiss to a lower position

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Rejoinder

n. a sharp or witty reply

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Regalia

n. the emblems or insignia of royalty used at a coronation (crown, sceptor)

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Regale

v. to entertain or amuse (someone) with talk; lavishly supply someone with food or drink

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Refulgent

adj. shining brightly

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Syllogism

n. deductive reasoning

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Sycophants

n. a person who acts obsequiously toward someone in order to gain advantage