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Rotundity

n. roundness; sonorousness of speech

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Rubicund

adj. having a healthy reddish color; ruddy; florid

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Rudimentary

adj. not developed; elementary

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Rueful

adj. regretful; sorrowful; dejected

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Ruminate

v. chew the cud; ponder

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Rummage

v. ransack; thoroughly search

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rusticate

v. banish to the country; dwell in the country

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sacerdotal

adj. priestly

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sacrilegious

adj. desecrating; profane

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sacrosanct

adj. most sacred; inviolable

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saga

n. scandinavian myth; any legend

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sagacious

adj. keen; shrewd; having insight

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salient

adj. prominent

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saline

adj. salty

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sallow

adj. yellowish; sickly in color

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salubrious

adj. healthful

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salutary

adj. tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome

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sangfroid

n. coolness in a trying situation

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sanguinary

adj. bloody

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sapid

adj. savory; tasty; relishable

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sapient

adj. wise; shrewd

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sardonic

adj. disdainful; sarcastic; cynical

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sate

v. satisfy to the full; cloy

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satiety

n. condition of being crammed full; glutted state; repletion

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saturnine

adj. gloomy

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saunter

v. stroll slowly

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savant

n. scholar

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savoir faire

n. tact; poise;sophistication

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schism

n. division; split

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scintilla

n. shred; least bit

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scintillate

v. sparkle; flash

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scion

n. offspring

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scourge

n. lash; whip; severe punishment

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scrupulous

adj. conscientious; extremely thorough

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scullion

n. menial kitchen worker

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scurrilous

adj. obscene; indecent

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scuttle

v. sink

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sebaceous

adj. oily; fatty

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secession

n. withdrawal

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secular

adj. worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal

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sedate

adj. composed; grave

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sedentary

adj. requiring sitting

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sedulous

adj. diligent

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seine

n. net for catching fish

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semblance

n. outward appearance; guise

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sententious

adj. terse; concise; aphoristic

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sepulcher

n. tomb

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sequester

v. retire from public life; segregate; seclude

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serendipity

n. gift for finding valuable things not searched for

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servile

adj. slavish; cringing

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severance

n. division; partition; separation

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sheathe

v. place into a case

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shibboleth

n. watchword; slogan

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shoal

n. shallow place

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sidereal

adj. relating to the stars