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sarcasm
Cutting and reproachful language.
shuffle
A mixing or changing the order of things.
socialist
One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
salvage
Any act of saving property.
sensitive
Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
stationary
Not moving.
stultify
To give an appearance of foolishness to.
sacrilege
The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
statistician
One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
soothsayer
One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
sacrificial
Offering or offered as an atonement for si,
solder
A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
separatist
A seceder.
sociology
The philosophical study of society.
stanza
A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
spheroid
A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
secretary
One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
severely ad
Extremely.
success
A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
sergeant-major
The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
satiric
Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
sinus
An opening or cavity.
stratum
A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
shriek
A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
submittal
The act of submitting.
semiconscious
Partially conscious.
suspense
Uncertainty.
superabundance
An excessive amount.
singe
To burn slightly or superficially.
supplementary
Being an addition to.
semicircle
A half-circle.
Stoicism
The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
sanguinary
Bloody.
servitude
Slavery.
sentinel
Any guard or watch stationed for protectio,
sufferance
Toleratio,
sapiential
Possessing wisdom.
sequester
To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.
sapient
Possessing wisdom.
surround
To encircle.
superlative
That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
sensual
Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
self-respect
Rational self-esteem.
secretive
Having a tendency to conceal.
superintendent
One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
sparse
Thinly diffused.
subtrahend
That which is to be subtracted.
sentience
Capacity for sensation or sense-perceptio,
sorcery
Witchcraft.
sextuple
Multiplied by six.
sedate
Even-tempered.
savor
To perceive by taste or smell.
sapience
Deep wisdom or knowledge.
sterling
Genuine.
scintilla
The faintest ray.
skirmish
Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
staid
Of a steady and sober character.
subservient
Servilely following another's behests.
subjugate
To conquer.
submersible
Capable of being put underwater.
syllable
That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
sluggard
A person habitually lazy or idle.
Sybarite
A luxurious perso,
scuttle
To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
steppe
One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
subconscious
Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perceptio,
symmetry
Relative proportion and harmony.
satyr
A very lascivious perso,
safeguard
To protect.
sprightly
Vivacious.
superfluity
That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
sequence
The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
secrecy
Concealment.
superfluous
Being more than is needed.
skiff
Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
sequel
That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
seduce
To entice to surrender chastity.
severance
Separatio,
subsistence
Sustenance.
sidereal
Pertaining to stars or constellations.
subside
To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
suppress
To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
suffuse
To cover or fill the surface of.
salutary
Beneficial.
syllabus
Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
sonnet
A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
stimulate
To rouse to activity or to quickened actio,
sergeant
A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
stupor
Profound lethargy.
sextet
A band of six singers or players.
sensorium
The sensory apparatus.
souvenir
A token of remembrance.
sonorous
Resonant.
somnolent
Sleepy.
sardonic
Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic.
sirocco
hot winds from Africa.
superannuate
To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
saline
Constituting or consisting of salt.
suppressible
Capable of being suppressed.
superb
Sumptuously elegant.
submission
A yielding to the power or authority of another.
somber
Gloomy.
solar
Pertaining to the su,
stringency
Strictness.
Spartan
Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
sophisticate
To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
saponaceous
Having the nature or quality of soap.
synonym
A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
squabble
To quarrel.
seethe
To be violently excited or agitated.
Sol
The su,
somniferous
Tending to produce sleep.
surrogate
One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
submersion
The act of submerging.
stature
The natural height of an animal body.
speculator
One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
stellar
Pertaining to the stars.
suasion
The act of persuading.
simultaneous
Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
sanguineous
Consisting of blood.
soliloquy
A monologue.
spasmodic
Convulsive.
seditious
Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
subjection
The act of bringing into a state of submissio,
sepulcher
A burial-place.
simplify
To make less complex or difficult.
satiate
To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
seismograph
An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
stingy
Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
separable
Capable of being disjoined or divided.
spinous
Having spines.
suppression
A forcible putting or keeping dow,
spurious
Not genuine.
solvent
Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
service
Any work done for the benefit of another.
sarcophagus
A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb.
stagy
Having a theatrical manner.
subliminal
Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
socialism
A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
semicivilized
Half-civilized.
soluble
Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
sustenance
Food.
submarine
Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
signification
The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
seclusion
Solitude.
shrewd
Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
superadd
To add in addition to what has been added.
stagnation
The condition of not flowing or not changing.
seer
A prophet.
stolid
Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
stripling
A mere youth.
specter
Apparitio,
subterfuge
Evasio,
subterranean
Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
semiannual
Recurring at intervals of six months.
scintillate
To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
stifle
To smother.
sonata
An instrumental compositio,
sequacious
Ready to be led.
scribe
One who writes or is skilled in writing.
spectator
One who beholds or looks o,
subtend
To extend opposite to.
subaquatic
Being, formed, or operating under water.
submerge
To place or plunge under water.
syneresis
The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
sedulous
Persevering in effort or endeavor.
septennial
Recurring every seven years.
symphonic
Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
supersede
To displace.
stigma
A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
superintendence
Direction and management.
susceptible
Easily under a specified power or influence.
sophistry
Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
surfeit
To feed to fullness or to satiety.
succumb
To cease to resist.
skepticism
The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
significance
Importance.
suffrage
The right or privilege of voting.
satirize
To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
stupendous
Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
statics
The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
solicitor
One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
significant
Important, especially as pointing something out.
sequent
Following in the order of time.
synchronism
Simultaneousness.
specious
Plausible.
superheat
To heat to excess.
secede
To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
sinister
Evil.
stiletto
A small dagger.
sacrilegious
Impious.
supplant
To take the place of.
sordid
Of degraded character or nature.
speculate
To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
squalid
Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
sentient
Possessing the power of sense or sense-perceptio,
subjacent
Situated directly underneath.
stealth
A concealed manner of acting.
seance
A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
summary
An abstract.
squatter
One who settles on land without permission or right.
stratagem
Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
slothful
Lazy.
scoundrel
A man without principle.
salutation
Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
successful
Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
sinuous
Curving in and out.
synod
An ecclesiastical council.
scholastic
Pertaining to education or schools.
subtle
Discriminating.
sensuous
Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
sear
To burn on the surface.
sanguine
Having the color of blood.
skeptic
One who doubts any statements.
sidelong
Inclining or tending to one side.
suspension
A hanging from a support.
scabbard
The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapo,
secant
Cutting, especially into two parts.
statuette
A figurine.
sylph
A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
salutatory
The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
sisterhood
A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
supernatural
Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
superficial
Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
savage
A wild and uncivilized human being.
specimen
One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
spontaneous
Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
surreptitious
Clandestine.
stagnant
Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
species
A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
slight
Of a small importance or significance.
static
Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
symmetrical
Well-balanced.
supernumerary
Superfluous.
sanctimonious
Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
supine
Lying on the back.
specialize
To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
sanction
To approve authoritatively.
sympathize
To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
stagnate
To become dull or inert.
soprano
A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
similitude
Similarity.
sensation
A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
solecism
Any violation of established rules or customs.
sergeant-at-arms
An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
syllabic
Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
supple
Easily bent.
solicitude
Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
scrupulous
Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
sedentary
Involving or requiring much sitting.
streamlet
Rivulet.
scruple
Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
suggestive
Stimulating to thought or reflectio,
siege
A beleaguerment.
subvert
To bring to rui,
suspicious
Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
senile
Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
succinct
Concise.
sympathetic
Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
similar
Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
sensibility
Power to perceive or feel.
spinster
A woman who has never been married.
suggestible
That can be suggested.
sophistical
Fallacious.
suave
Smooth and pleasant in manner.
stallion
An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
sedition
Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
solace
Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
sapid
Affecting the sense of taste.
syllabication
Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
sibilate
To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
submergence
The act of submerging.
superintend
To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
stimulant
Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened actio,
sentence
A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
substantive
Solid.
syndicate
An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
satire
The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices.
simile
A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
statuesque
Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
statute
Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
sequestrate
To confiscate.
salacious
Having strong sexual desires.
successor
One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
secession
Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
salience
The condition of standing out distinctly.
susceptibility
A specific capability of feeling or emotio,
semblance
Outward appearance.
secondary
Less important or effective than that which is primary.
succulent
Juicy.
sphericity
The state or condition of being a sphere.
scholarly
Characteristic of an erudite perso,
supposition
Conjecture.
seminar
Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
sufficiency
An ample or adequate supply.
scope
A range of action or view.
studious
Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
systematic
Methodical.
symphony
A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
subversion
An overthrow, as from the foundatio,
subacid
Somewhat sharp or biting.
sumptuous
Rich and costly.
selective
Having the power of choice.
surmise
To conjecture.
second-rate
Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
shrivel
To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
sibilance
A hissing sound.
solstice
The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declinatio,
supercilious
Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
seize
To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
swarthy
Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexio,
supramundane
Supernatural.
Scriptural
Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
surmount
To overcome by force of will.
sanctity
Holiness.
script
Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
succeed
To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
salient
Standing out prominently.
subservience
The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
sebaceous
Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
simulate
Imitate.
sinecure
Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
sense
The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or actio,
scythe
A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc.
spectrum
An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
seminary
A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
scurrilous
Grossly indecent or vulgar.
statecraft
The art of conducting state affairs.
surveyor
A land-measurer.
synopsis
A syllabus or summary.
stimulus
Incentive.
strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
sociable
Inclined to seek company.
specie
A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
secondly ad
In the second place in order or successio,
separate
To take apart.
surcharge
An additional amount charged.
seclude
To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
surety
Security for payment or performance.
subsist
To be maintained or sustained.
serviceable
Durable.
soldier
A person engaged in military service.
subordinate
Belonging to an inferior order in a classificatio,
sublingual
Situated beneath the tongue.
somnolence
Oppressive drowsiness.
supplicant
One who asks humbly and earnestly.
scarcity
Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
sycophant
A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
symphonious
Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
sleight
A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observatio,
shrinkage
A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimensio,
sibilant
Made with a hissing sound.
sophism
A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
shiftless
Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
subsequent
Following in time.
sediment
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
sagacious
Able to discern and distinguish with wise perceptio,
sacrifice
To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
stipend
A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
spherometer
An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
seignior
A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
scribble
Hasty, careless writing.
stanchion
A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
sinuosity
The quality of curving in and out.
siren
A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
salvo
A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
supplicate
To beg.
specialty
An employment limited to one particular line of work.
stringent
Rigid.
sheer
Absolute.

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