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Salacious

Lascivious; lustful

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Sage

Wise

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Salubrious

Healthful

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Salutary

Expecting an improvement; favor to health

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Sanction

To approve; ratify; permit

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Sardonic

Cynical; scornfully mocking

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Sartorial

Pertaining to tailors

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Satiate

To satisfy

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Saturate

To soak throughly; imbue throughout

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Saturnine

Gloomy

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Satyr

A creative that is half man, half beast with the horns and legs of a goat; it is a follower of Dionysos; a lecher

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Savor

To enjoy; have a distinctive flavor or smell

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Schematic

Relating to or in the form of an outline or diagram

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Secrete

Produce and release substance into organism

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Sedition

Behavior prompting rebellion

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Sedulous

Diligent

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Seismic

Relating to earthquakes; earthshaking

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Sensual

Relating to the senses; gratifying the physical senses, especially sexual appetites

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Sensuous

Relating to the senses; operating through the senses

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Sentient

Aware; conscious; able to perceive

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Servile

Submissive; obedient

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Sextant

Navigation tool that determines latitude and longitude

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Shard

A piece of broken glass or pottery

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Sidereal

Relating to the stars

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Simian

Apelike; relating to apes

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Simile

Comparison the one thing with another using "like" or "as"

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Sinecure

Well-paying job or office that requires little or no work

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Singular

Unique; extraordinary; odd

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Sinuous

Winding; intricate; complex

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Skeptic

One who doubts

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Sobriety

Seriousness

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Sodden

Throughly soaked; saturated

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Solicitous

Concerned; attentive; eager

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Soliloquy

Literary or dramatic speech by one character, not addressed to others

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Solvent

Able to meet financial obligations

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Somatic

Relating to it affecting the body; corporeal

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Soporific

Sleep producing

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Sordid

Filthy; contemptible and corrupt

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Specious

Seeming to be logical and sound, but not really so

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Spectrum

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

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Spendthrift

Person who spends money recklessly

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Sporadic

Irregular

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Squalor

Filthy, wretched condition

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Staccato

Marked by abrupt, clear-cut sounds

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Stanch

To stop or check the flow of

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Stentorian

Extremely loud

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Stint

To be sparing

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Stigma

Mark of disgrace or inferiority

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Stipulate

To specify as an essential condition

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Stolid

Having or showing little emotion

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Stratified

Arranged in layers

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Striated

Marked with then, narrow grooves or channels

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Stricture

Something that restrains; negative criticism

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Strident

Loud; harsh; unpleasantly noisy

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Strut

To swagger; display to impress others

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Stultify

To impair or reduce to uselessness

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Stupefy

To dull the senses of; stun; astonish

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Stygian

Dark; gloomy; hellish

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Subpoena

Notice ordering someone to appear in court

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Subside

To settle down; grow quiet

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Substantiate

To support with proof or evidence

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Substantive

Essential; pertaining to the substance

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Subsume

To include; incorporate

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Subversive

Intended to undermine or overthrow. Especially an established government

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Succor

Relief; help in time of distress of want

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Suffrage

The right to vote

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Sundry

Various

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Supersede

To replace, especially to displace as inferior it antiquated

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Supine

Lying in the back; marked by lethargy

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Supplant

To replace; substitute

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Suppliant

Beseeching

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Supplicant

One who asks humbly and earnestly

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Supposition

The act of assuming to be true or real

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Syllogism

A form of deductive reasoning that has a major premise, a minor premise , and a conclusion

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Sylvan

Related to the woods or forest