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superannuated

adj. retired on pension because of age

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supercilious

adj. contemptuous; haughty

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superficial

adj. trivial; shallow

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superfluity

n. excess; overabundance

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supersede

v. cause to be set aside; replace

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supine

adj. lying on back

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suppliant

adj. entreating; beseeching

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supplicate

v. petition humbly; pray to grant a favor

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supposititious

adj. assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical

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surcease

n. cessation

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surfeit

v. cloy; overfeed

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surmise

v. guess

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surreptitious

adj. secret

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sycophantic

adj. servilely flattering

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sylvan

adj. pertaining to the woods; rustic

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synchronous

adj. similarly timed; simultaneous with

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synthesis

n. combining parts into a whole

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tacit

adj. understood; not put into words

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taciturn

adj. habitually silent; talking little

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tactile

adj. pertaining to the organs or sense of touch

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tautological

adj. needlessly repetitious

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tawdry

adj. cheap and gaudy

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tedium

n. boredom; weariness

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temerity

n. boldness; rashness

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temperate

adj. restrained; self-controlled

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temporal

adj. not lasting forever; limited by time; secular

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temporize

v. avoid committing oneself; gain time

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tenacious

adj. holding fast

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tenet

n. doctrine; dogma

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tenuous

adj. thin; rare; slim

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tenure

n. holding of an office; time during which such an office is held

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tepid

adj. lukewarm

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terminus

n. last stop of railroad

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terrestrial

adj. on the earth

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terse

adj. concise; abrupt; pithy

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tertiary

adj. third

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thrall

n. slave; bondage

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threnody

n. song of lamentation; dirge

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throes

n. violent anguish

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tipple

v. drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently

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titanic

adj. gigantic

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toady

v. flatter for favors

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tome

n. large volume

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topography

n. physical features of a region

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torpid

adj. dormant; dull; lethargic

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tortuous

adj. winding; full of curves

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tract

n. pamphlet; a region of indefinite size

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tractable

adj. docile

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traduce

v. expose to slander

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transcend

v. exceed; surpass

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transcribe

v. copy