Vocabulary (S)

Serial Word Meaning
1 sacrifice v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar
2 sacrificial adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin
3 sacrilege n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred
4 sacrilegious adj. Impious
5 safeguard v. To protect
6 sagacious adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception
7 salacious adj. Having strong sexual desires
8 salience n. The condition of standing out distinctly
9 salient adj. Standing out prominently
10 saline adj. Constituting or consisting of salt
11 salutary adj. Beneficial
12 salutation n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act
13 salutatory n. The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges
14 salvage n. Any act of saving property
15 salvo n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer
16 sanctimonious adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety
17 sanction v. To approve authoritatively
18 sanctity n. Holiness
19 sanguinary adj. Bloody
20 sanguine adj. Having the color of blood
21 sanguineous adj. Consisting of blood
22 sapid adj. Affecting the sense of taste
23 sapience n. Deep wisdom or knowledge
24 sapient adj. Possessing wisdom
25 sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom
26 saponaceous adj. Having the nature or quality of soap
27 sarcasm n. Cutting and reproachful language
28 sarcophagus n. A stone coffin or a chest-like tomb
29 sardonic adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic
30 satiate v. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of
31 satire n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or keenness of wit in ridiculing vices
32 satiric adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule
33 satirize v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit
34 satyr n. A very lascivious person
35 savage n. A wild and uncivilized human being
36 savor v. To perceive by taste or smell
37 scabbard n. The sheath of a sword or similar bladed weapon
38 scarcity n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands
39 scholarly adj. Characteristic of an erudite person
40 scholastic adj. Pertaining to education or schools
41 scintilla n. The faintest ray
42 scintillate v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light
43 scope n. A range of action or view
44 scoundrel n. A man without principle
45 scribble n. Hasty, careless writing
46 scribe n. One who writes or is skilled in writing
47 script n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form
48 Scriptural adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures
49 scruple n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty
50 scrupulous adj. Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong
51 scurrilous adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar
52 scuttle v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom
53 scythe n. A long curved blade for mowing, reaping, etc
54 seance n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits
55 sear v. To burn on the surface
56 sebaceous adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat
57 secant adj. Cutting, especially into two parts
58 secede v. To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body
59 secession n. Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies
60 seclude v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others
61 seclusion n. Solitude
62 secondary adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary
63 secondly adv. In the second place in order or succession
64 second-rate adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc
65 secrecy n. Concealment
66 secretary n. One who attends to correspondence, keeps records or does other writing for others
67 secretive adj. Having a tendency to conceal
68 sedate adj. Even-tempered
69 sedentary adj. Involving or requiring much sitting
70 sediment n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid
71 sedition n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state
72 seditious adj. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquility of the state
73 seduce v. To entice to surrender chastity
74 sedulous adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor
75 seer n. A prophet
76 seethe v. To be violently excited or agitated
77 seignior n. A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir
78 seismograph n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes
79 seize v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly
80 selective adj. Having the power of choice
81 self-respect n. Rational self-esteem
82 semblance n. Outward appearance
83 semicivilized adj. Half-civilized
84 semiconscious adj. Partially conscious
85 semiannual adj. Recurring at intervals of six months
86 semicircle n. A half-circle
87 seminar n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher
88 seminary n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics
89 senile adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age
90 sensation n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling
91 sense n. The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action
92 sensibility n. Power to perceive or feel
93 sensitive adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences
94 sensorium n. The sensory apparatus
95 sensual adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses
96 sensuous adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury
97 sentence n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought
98 sentience n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception
99 sentient adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception
100 sentinel n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection
101 separable adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided
102 separate v. To take apart
103 separatist n. A seceder
104 septennial adj. Recurring every seven years
105 sepulcher n. A burial-place
106 sequacious adj. Ready to be led
107 sequel n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened
108 sequence n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time
109 sequent adj. Following in the order of time
110 sequester v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life
111 sequestrate v. To confiscate
112 sergeant n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal
113 sergeant-at-arms n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer
114 sergeant-major n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment
115 service n. Any work done for the benefit of another
116 serviceable adj. Durable
117 servitude n. Slavery
118 severance n. Separation
119 severely adv. Extremely
120 sextet n. A band of six singers or players
121 sextuple adj. Multiplied by six
122 sheer adj. Absolute
123 shiftless adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability
124 shrewd adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances
125 shriek n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror
126 shrinkage n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension
127 shrivel v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles
128 shuffle n. A mixing or changing the order of things
129 sibilance n. A hissing sound
130 sibilant adj. Made with a hissing sound
131 sibilate v. To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s
132 sidelong adj. Inclining or tending to one side
133 sidereal adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations
134 siege n. A beleaguerment
135 significance n. Importance
136 significant adj. Important, especially as pointing something out
137 signification n. The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs
138 similar adj. Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else
139 simile n. A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself
140 similitude n. Similarity
141 simplify v. To make less complex or difficult
142 simulate v. Imitate
143 simultaneous adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time
144 sinecure n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties
145 singe v. To burn slightly or superficially
146 sinister adj. Evil
147 sinuosity n. The quality of curving in and out
148 sinuous adj. Curving in and out
149 sinus n. An opening or cavity
150 siren n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla
151 sirocco n. hot winds from Africa
152 sisterhood n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow
153 skeptic n. One who doubts any statements
154 skepticism n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something
155 skiff n. Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars
156 skirmish n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies
157 sleight n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation
158 slight adj. Of a small importance or significance
159 slothful adj. Lazy
160 sluggard n. A person habitually lazy or idle
161 sociable adj. Inclined to seek company
162 socialism n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society
163 socialist adj. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital
164 sociology n. The philosophical study of society
165 Sol n. The sun
166 solace n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity
167 solar adj. Pertaining to the sun
168 solder n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins
169 soldier n. A person engaged in military service
170 solecism n. Any violation of established rules or customs
171 solicitor n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney
172 solicitude n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear
173 soliloquy n. A monologue
174 solstice n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination
175 soluble adj. Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid
176 solvent adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts
177 somber adj. Gloomy
178 somniferous adj. Tending to produce sleep
179 somnolence n. Oppressive drowsiness
180 somnolent adj. Sleepy
181 sonata n. An instrumental composition
182 sonnet n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases
183 sonorous adj. Resonant
184 soothsayer n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight
185 sophism n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
186 sophistical adj. Fallacious
187 sophisticate v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner
188 sophistry n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive
189 soprano n. A woman’s or boy’s voice of high range
190 sorcery n. Witchcraft
191 sordid adj. Of degraded character or nature
192 souvenir n. A token of remembrance
193 sparse adj. Thinly diffused
194 Spartan adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe
195 spasmodic adj. Convulsive
196 specialize v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course
197 specialty n. An employment limited to one particular line of work
198 specie n. A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal
199 species n. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus
200 specimen n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class
201 specious adj. Plausible
202 spectator n. One who beholds or looks on
203 specter n. Apparition
204 spectrum n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy
205 speculate v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures
206 speculator n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit
207 sphericity n. The state or condition of being a sphere
208 spheroid n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere
209 spherometer n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces
210 spinous adj. Having spines
211 spinster n. A woman who has never been married
212 spontaneous adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause
213 sprightly adj. Vivacious
214 spurious adj. Not genuine
215 squabble v. To quarrel
216 squalid adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance
217 squatter n. One who settles on land without permission or right
218 stagnant adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool
219 stagnate v. To become dull or inert
220 stagnation n. The condition of not flowing or not changing
221 stagy adj. Having a theatrical manner
222 staid adj. Of a steady and sober character
223 stallion n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding
224 stanchion n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall
225 stanza n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem
226 statecraft n. The art of conducting state affairs
227 static adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium
228 statics n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order
229 stationary adj. Not moving
230 statistician n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts
231 statuesque adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue
232 statuette n. A figurine
233 stature n. The natural height of an animal body
234 statute n. Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law
235 stealth n. A concealed manner of acting
236 stellar adj. Pertaining to the stars
237 steppe n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia
238 sterling adj. Genuine
239 stifle v. To smother
240 stigma n. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing
241 stiletto n. A small dagger
242 stimulant n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action
243 stimulate v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action
244 stimulus n. Incentive
245 stingy adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money
246 stipend n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance
247 Stoicism n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure
248 stolid adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving
249 strait n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water
250 stratagem n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage
251 stratum n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material
252 streamlet n. Rivulet
253 stringency n. Strictness
254 stringent adj. Rigid
255 stripling n. A mere youth
256 studious adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge
257 stultify v. To give an appearance of foolishness to
258 stupendous adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree
259 stupor n. Profound lethargy
260 suasion n. The act of persuading
261 suave adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner
262 subacid adj. Somewhat sharp or biting
263 subaquatic adj. Being, formed, or operating under water
264 subconscious adj. Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception
265 subjacent adj. Situated directly underneath
266 subjection n. The act of bringing into a state of submission
267 subjugate v. To conquer
268 subliminal adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness
269 sublingual adj. Situated beneath the tongue
270 submarine adj. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea
271 submerge v. To place or plunge under water
272 submergence n. The act of submerging
273 submersible adj. Capable of being put underwater
274 submersion n. The act of submerging
275 submission n. A yielding to the power or authority of another
276 submittal n. The act of submitting
277 subordinate adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification
278 subsequent adj. Following in time
279 subservience n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another’s behests
280 subservient adj. Servilely following another’s behests
281 subside v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquility
282 subsist v. To be maintained or sustained
283 subsistence n. Sustenance
284 substantive adj. Solid
285 subtend v. To extend opposite to
286 subterfuge n. Evasion
287 subterranean adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth
288 subtle adj. Discriminating
289 subtrahend n. That which is to be subtracted
290 subversion n. An overthrow, as from the foundation
291 subvert v. To bring to ruin
292 succeed v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended
293 success n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted
294 successful adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity
295 successor n. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing
296 succinct adj. Concise
297 succulent adj. Juicy
298 succumb v. To cease to resist
299 sufferance n. Toleration
300 sufficiency n. An ample or adequate supply
301 suffrage n. The right or privilege of voting
302 suffuse v. To cover or fill the surface of
303 suggestible adj. That can be suggested
304 suggestive adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection
305 summary n. An abstract
306 sumptuous adj. Rich and costly
307 superabundance n. An excessive amount
308 superadd v. To add in addition to what has been added
309 superannuate v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service
310 superb adj. Sumptuously elegant
311 supercilious adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt
312 superficial adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious
313 superfluity n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed
314 superfluous adj. Being more than is needed
315 superheat v. To heat to excess
316 superintend v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement
317 superintendence n. Direction and management
318 superintendent n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement
319 superlative n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence
320 supernatural adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power
321 supernumerary adj. Superfluous
322 supersede v. To displace
323 supine adj. Lying on the back
324 supplant v. To take the place of
325 supple adj. Easily bent
326 supplementary adj. Being an addition to
327 supplicant n. One who asks humbly and earnestly
328 supplicate v. To beg
329 supposition n. Conjecture
330 suppress v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished
331 suppressible adj. Capable of being suppressed
332 suppression n. A forcible putting or keeping down
333 supramundane adj. Supernatural
334 surcharge n. An additional amount charged
335 surety n. Security for payment or performance
336 surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety
337 surmise v. To conjecture
338 surmount v. To overcome by force of will
339 surreptitious adj. Clandestine
340 surrogate n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another
341 surround v. To encircle
342 surveyor n. A land-measurer
343 susceptibility n. A specific capability of feeling or emotion
344 susceptible adj. Easily under a specified power or influence
345 suspense n. Uncertainty
346 suspension n. A hanging from a support
347 suspicious adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust
348 sustenance n. Food
349 swarthy adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion Sybarite n A luxurious person
350 sycophant n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence
351 syllabic adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
352 syllabication n. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
353 syllable n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse
354 syllabus n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise
355 sylph n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl
356 symmetrical adj. Well-balanced
357 symmetry n. Relative proportion and harmony
358 sympathetic adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others
359 sympathize v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another
360 symphonic adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
361 symphonious adj. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
362 symphony n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds
363 synchronism n. Simultaneousness
364 syndicate n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise
365 syneresis n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e’er for ever
366 synod n. An ecclesiastical council
367 synonym n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other
368 synopsis n. A syllabus or summary
369 systematic adj. Methodical