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Undergraduate 4
09/14/2009

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rabid
Definition
like a fanatic; furious
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raconteur
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story-teller
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ragamuffin
Definition
person wearing tattered clothes
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rail
Definition
to scold; rant
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raiment
Definition
clothing
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rakish
Definition
stylish; sporty
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rally
Definition
to call up or summon
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ramble
Definition
to wander aimlessly (physically or mentally)
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ramification
Definition
branching out; subdivision
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ramify
Definition
divide into branches or subdivisions
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ramp
Definition
slope; inclined plane
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rampant
Definition
growing in profusion; unrestrained
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rampart
Definition
defensive mound of earth
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ramshackle
Definition
rickety; falling apart
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rancid
Definition
having the odor of stale fat
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rancor
Definition
bitterness; hatred
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random
Definition
without definite purpose, plan, or aim
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rankle
Definition
irritate; fester
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rant
Definition
rave; talk excitedly; scold; make a grandiloquent speech
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rapacious
Definition
excessively grasping; plundering
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rapport
Definition
emotional closeness; harmony
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rapt
Definition
absorbed; enchanted
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rarefied
Definition

made less dense (of a gas)

sent. = difficulty breathing in the rarefied air

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raspy
Definition
grating; harsh
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ratify
Definition
approve formally; confirm; verify
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ratiocination
Definition
reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
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rationale
Definition
fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action
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rationalize
Definition
give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true less admirable one; offer an excuse
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raucous
Definition
harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous
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ravage
Definition
plunder; despoil
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rave
Definition
overwhelmingly favorable review
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ravel
Definition
fall apart into tangles; unravel or untwist; entangle
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ravenous
Definition
extremely hungry
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ravine
Definition
narrow valley with steep sides
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raze
Definition
destroy completely
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reactionary
Definition
opposing progress; politically ultraconservative
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realm
Definition
kingdom; field or sphere
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reaper
Definition
one who harvests grain
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rebate
Definition
discount
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rebuff
Definition

snub; beat back

sent. = she rebuffed his invitation

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rebuke
Definition
scold harshly; criticize severely
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rebus
Definition
puzzle in which pictures stand for words
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rebuttal
Definition
refutation; response with contrary evidence
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recalcitrant
Definition
obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly
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recant
Definition
disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error
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recapitulate
Definition
summarize
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recast
Definition
reconstruct (a sentence, story); fashion again
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receptive
Definition
quick or willing to receive ideas or suggestions
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recession
Definition
withdrawal; retreat; time of low economic activity
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recidivism
Definition
habitual return to crime
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recipient
Definition
receiver
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reciprocal
Definition
mutual; exchangeable; interacting
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reciprocate
Definition
repay in kind
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recluse
Definition
hermit; loner
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reconcile
Definition
correct inconsistencies; become friendly after a quarrel
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recondite
Definition
abstruse; profound; secret
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reconnaissance
Definition
survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering
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recount
Definition
narrate or tell; count over again
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recourse
Definition
resorting to help when in trouble
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recrimination
Definition
countercharges
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rectify
Definition
set right; correct
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rectitude
Definition
uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
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recumbent
Definition
reclining; lying down completely or in part
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recuperate
Definition
recover
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recurrent
Definition
occurring again and again
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redolent
Definition
fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor
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redoubtable
Definition
formidable; causing fear
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redress
Definition
remedy; compensation
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redundant
Definition
superfluous; repetitious; excessively wordy
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reek
Definition
emit (odor)
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refectory
Definition
dining hall
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refraction
Definition

bending of a ray of light

(sent. = refraction of the light by the water)

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refractory
Definition
stubborn; unmanageable
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refrain
Definition
abstain from; resist
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refulgent
Definition
brightly sining; gleaming
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refurbish
Definition
renovate; make bright by polishing
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refute
Definition
disprove
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regal
Definition
royal
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regale
Definition
entertain
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regatta
Definition
boat or yacht race
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regeneration
Definition
spiritual rebirth
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regicide
Definition
murder of a king or queen
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regime
Definition
method or system of government
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regimen
Definition
prescribed diet and habits
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rehabilitate
Definition
restore to proper condition
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reimburse
Definition
repay
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reiterate
Definition
repeat
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rejoinder
Definition
retort; comeback; reply
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rejuvenate
Definition
make young again
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relegate
Definition
banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign
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relent
Definition
give in
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relevant
Definition
pertinent; referring to the case in hand
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relic
Definition
surviving remnant; memento
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relinquish
Definition
give up something with reluctance; yield
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relish
Definition
savor; enjoy
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remediable
Definition
reparable
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reminiscence
Definition
recollection
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remiss
Definition
negligent
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remission
Definition
temporary moderation of disease symptoms; cancellation of a debt; forgiveness or pardon
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remnant
Definition
remainder
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remonstrance
Definition
protest; objection
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remorse
Definition
guilt; self-reproach
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remunerative
Definition
compensating; rewarding
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rend
Definition
to split; tear apart
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render
Definition
to deliver; provide; represent
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rendezvous
Definition
meeting place
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rendition
Definition
translation; artistic interpretation of a song
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renegade
Definition
deserter; traitor
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renege
Definition
to deny; go back on
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renounce
Definition
to abandon; disown; repudiate
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renovate
Definition
to restore to good condition; renew
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renown
Definition
fame
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rent
Definition
rip; split
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reparable
Definition
capable of being repaired
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reparation
Definition
amends; compensation
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repartee
Definition
clever reply
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repast
Definition
meal; feast; banquet
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repeal
Definition
to revoke; annul
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repel
Definition
to drive away; disgust
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repellent
Definition
driving away; unattractive
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repercussion
Definition
rebound; reverberation; reaction
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repertoire
Definition
list of works of music, drama, etc. a performer is prepared to present
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repine
Definition
to fret; complain
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replenish
Definition
to fill up again
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replete
Definition
filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied
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replica
Definition
copy
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replicate
Definition
to reproduce; duplicate
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repository
Definition
storehouse
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reprehensible
Definition
deserving blame
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repress
Definition
to restrain; crush; oppress
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reprieve
Definition
temporary stay
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reprimand
Definition
strong rebuke; formal reproof; scolding
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reprisal
Definition
retaliation
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reprise
Definition
musical repetition; repeat performance; recurrent action
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reproach
Definition
to express disapproval or disappointment
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reprobate
Definition
person hardened by sin, devoid of a sense of decency
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reprobation
Definition
severe disapproval
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reprove
Definition
to censure; rebuke
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repudiate
Definition
to disown; disavow
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repugnance
Definition
loathing
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repulsion
Definition
distaste; act of driving back
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reputable
Definition
respectable
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reputed
Definition

supposed

sent. = reputed father of the childĀ 

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requiem
Definition
mass for the dead; dirge
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requisite
Definition
necessary requirement
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requite
Definition
to repay; revenge
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rescind
Definition
to cancel
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resentment
Definition
indignation; bitterness; displeasure
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reserve
Definition
self-control; formal but distant manner
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residue
Definition
remainder; balance
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resignation
Definition
patient submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job
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resilient
Definition
elastic; having the power of springing back
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resolution
Definition
determination
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resolve
Definition

determination; firmness of purpose

OR

decide; settle; solve

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resonant
Definition
echoing; resounding; deep and full in sound
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respiration
Definition
breathing; exhalation
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respite
Definition
interval of relief; time for rest; delay in punishment
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resplendent
Definition
dazzling; glorious; brilliant
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responsiveness
Definition
state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.
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restitution
Definition
reparation (compensation); indemnification (payment)
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restive
Definition
restlessly impatient; obstinately resisting control
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restraint
Definition
moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
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resumption
Definition
taking up again; recommencement
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resurge
Definition
rise again; flow to and fro
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resuscitate
Definition
revive
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retain
Definition
keep; employ
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retaliation
Definition
repayment in kind (usually for bad treatment)
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retentive
Definition
holding; having a good memory
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reticent
Definition
reserved; uncommunicative; inclined to silence
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retinue
Definition
following; attendants
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retiring
Definition
modest; shy
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retort
Definition
quick, sharp reply
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retract
Definition
withdraw; take back
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retrench
Definition
cut down; economize
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retribution
Definition
vengeance; compensation; punishment for offenses
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retrieve
Definition
recover; find and bring in
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retroactive
Definition
taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax)
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retrograde
Definition
go backwards; degenerate
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retrospective
Definition
looking back on the past
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revelry
Definition
boisterous merrymaking
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reverberate
Definition
echo; resound
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reverent
Definition
respectful; worshipful
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reverie
Definition
daydream; musing
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revert
Definition
relapse; backslide; turn back to
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revile
Definition
attack with abusive language; vilify
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revoke
Definition
cancel; retract
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revulsion
Definition
sudden violent change of feeling; negative reaction
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rhapsodize
Definition
to speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner
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rhetoric
Definition
art of effective communication; insincere or grandiloquent language
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ribald
Definition
wanton; profane
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riddle
Definition
pierce with holes; permeate or spread throughout
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rider
Definition
ammendment or clause added to a legilative bill
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rife
Definition
abundant; current
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rift
Definition
opening; break
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rig
Definition
fix or manipulate
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rigid
Definition
stiff and unyielding; strict; hard and unbending
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rigor
Definition
severity
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rile
Definition
vex; irritate; muddy
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riveting
Definition
absorbing; engrossing
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rivulet
Definition
small stream
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robust
Definition
vigorous; strong
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rococo
Definition
ornate; highly decorated
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roil
Definition
to make liquids murky by stirring up sediment; to disturb
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roseate
Definition
rosy; optimistic
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roster
Definition
list
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rostrum
Definition
platform for speech-making; pulpit
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rote
Definition
reptition
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rotunda
Definition
circular building or hall covered with a dome
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rotundity
Definition
roundness; sonorousness of speech
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rousing
Definition
lively; stirring
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rout
Definition
stampede; drive out
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rubble
Definition
fragments
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rubric
Definition
title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
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ruddy
Definition
reddish; healthy-looking
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rudimentary
Definition
not developed; elementary; crude
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rue
Definition
regret; lament; mourn
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ruffian
Definition
bully; scoundrel
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ruminate
Definition
chew over and over (mentally or, like cows, physically); mull over; ponder
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rummage
Definition
ransack; thoroughly search
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runic
Definition
mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet
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ruse
Definition
trick; stratagem
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rustic
Definition
pertaining to coutry people; uncouth
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rusticate
Definition
banish to the country; dwell in the country
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ruthless
Definition
pitiless; cruel
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saboteur
Definition
one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property
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saccharine
Definition
cloyingly sweet
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sacrilegious
Definition
desecrating; profane
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sacrosanct
Definition
most sacred; inviolable
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sadistic
Definition
inclined to cruelty
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saga
Definition
Scandinavian myth; any legend
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sagacious
Definition
perceptive; shrewd; having insight
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sage
Definition
person celebrated for wisdom
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salacious
Definition
lascivious; lustful; grossly indecent; lewd
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salient
Definition
prominent
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saline
Definition
salty
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sallow
Definition
yellowish; sickly in color
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salubrious
Definition
healthful; favorable to or promoting health
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salutary
Definition

tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome

sent. = the punishment had a salutary effect on the boy

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salvage
Definition
rescue from loss
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sanctimonious
Definition
displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness
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sanction
Definition
approve; ratify
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sanctuary
Definition
refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place
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sanguinary
Definition
bloody
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sanguine
Definition
cheerful; hopeful
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sap
Definition
diminish; undermine
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sarcasm
Definition
scornful remark; stinging rebuke
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sardonic
Definition
disdainful; sarcastic; cynical
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sartorial
Definition
pertaining to tailors or clothing
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sate
Definition
satisfy to the full; cloy (wearied by an excess of food)
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satellite
Definition
small body revolving around a larger one
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satiate
Definition
satisfy fully
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satire
Definition
form of literature in shich irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack vice and folly
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satirical
Definition
mocking
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saturate
Definition
soak thoroughly
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saturnine
Definition
gloomy
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satyr
Definition
half-human; half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus, portrayed as wanton and cunning
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saunter
Definition
stroll slowly
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savant
Definition
scholar
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savor
Definition
enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality
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savory
Definition
tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable
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scabbard
Definition
case for a sword blade; sheath
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scad
Definition
a great quantity
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scaffold
Definition
temporary platform for workers; bracing framework; platform for execution
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scale
Definition
climb up; ascend
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scanty
Definition
meager; insufficient
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scapegoat
Definition
someone who bears the blame for others
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scavenge
Definition
hunt through discarded materials for usable items; search, especially for food
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scenario
Definition
plot outline; screenplay; opera libretto
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schematic
Definition

relating to an outline or diagram; using a system of symbols

sent. = a schematic diagram

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schism
Definition
division; split
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scintilla
Definition

shred; least bit

sent. = you have not produced a scintilla of evidence

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scoff
Definition
mock; ridicule
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scotch
Definition
stamp out; thwart; hinder
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scourge
Definition

lash; ship; severe punishment

sent. = regarded the plague as a deadly scourge

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scruple
Definition

fret about; hesitate, for ethical reasons

sent. = did not scruple to read his diary

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scrupulous
Definition
conscientious; extremely thorough
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scrutinize
Definition
examine closely and critically
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scuffle
Definition
struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry
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scurrilous
Definition
obscene; indecent
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scurry
Definition
move briskly
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scurvy
Definition

despicable; contemptible

sent. = his scurvy crew

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scuttle
Definition
to sink
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seamy
Definition

sordid; unwholesome

sent. = unwilling to expose his wife and son to the seamy side of his life as the son of a mafia don

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sear
Definition
char or burn; brand
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seasoned
Definition
experienced
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secession
Definition

withdrawal

sent. = the secession of the southern states before the civil war

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seclusion
Definition
isolation; solitude
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secrete
Definition
hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism
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sect
Definition
separate religious body; faction
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secular
Definition
worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal
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sedate
Definition
composed; grave
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sedentary
Definition
requiring sitting
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sedition
Definition
resistance to authority; insubordination
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sedulous
Definition
diligent
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seedy
Definition
run-down; decrepit; disreputable
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seemly
Definition
proper; appropriate
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seep
Definition
ooze; trickle
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seethe
Definition
to be disturbed; to boil
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seine
Definition
net for catching fish
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seismic
Definition
pertaining to earthquakes
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semblance
Definition
outward appearance; guise
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seminal
Definition

germinal; influencing future developments; related to seed or semen

sent. = regarded as a seminal thinker

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seminary
Definition
school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
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senility
Definition
old age; feeblemindedness of old age
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sensitization
Definition
process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance
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sensual
Definition
devoted to the pleasures of the senses; carnal; voluptuous
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sensuous
Definition

pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses

sent. = a sensuous experience

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sententious
Definition
terse; concise; aphoristic
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sentient
Definition
capable of sensation; aware; sensitive
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sentinel
Definition

sentry; lookout

sent. = posting sentinels around the camp

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septic
Definition
putrid; producing putrefaction
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sepulcher
Definition
tomb
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sequester
Definition
to isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude
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sere
Definition
parched; dry
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serendipity
Definition

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck

sent. = many scientific discoveries are a matter of serendipity

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serenity
Definition
calmness; placidity
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serpentine
Definition
winding; twisting
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serrated
Definition
having a sawtoothed edge
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servile
Definition
slavish (like a slave); submissive; cringing
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servitude
Definition
slavery; compulsory labor
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sever
Definition
to cut; separate
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severity
Definition
harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity
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sextant
Definition
navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude
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shackle
Definition
to chain; fetter
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sham
Definition
to pretend
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shambles
Definition
wreck; mess
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shard
Definition
fragment; generally of pottery
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shaving
Definition
very thin piece, usually of wood
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sheaf
Definition
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
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sheathe
Definition
to place into a case
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sherbet
Definition
flavored dessert ice
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shirk
Definition
to avoid (responsibility, work); malinger (to shirk one's duties)
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shimmer
Definition
to glimmer intermittently
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shoddy
Definition
sham; not genuine; inferior
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shrew
Definition
scolding woman (of violent temper and speech)
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shrewd
Definition
clever; astute
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shun
Definition
to keep away from
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shunt
Definition
to turn aside; divert; sidetrack
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shyster
Definition
lawyer using questionable methods
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sibling
Definition
brother or sister
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sibylline
Definition
prophetic; oracular; mysterious; cryptic
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sidereal
Definition
relating to the stars
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silt
Definition
sediment deposited by running water
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simian
Definition
monkeylike
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simile
Definition
comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
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simper
Definition
to smirk; smile affectedly; silly, self-conscious smile
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simplistic
Definition
oversimplified
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simulate
Definition
to feign (pretend)
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sinecure
Definition
well-paid position with little responsibility
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sinewy
Definition
tough; strong and firm
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singular
Definition
unique; extraordinary; odd
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sinister
Definition
evil
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sinuous
Definition
winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
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skeptic
Definition
doubter; person who suspends judgment until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view
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skiff
Definition
small, light sailboat or rowboat
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skimp
Definition
to provide scantily; live very economically
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skinflint
Definition
stingy person; miser
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skirmish
Definition
minor fight
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skittish
Definition
lively; frisky
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skulduggery
Definition
dishonest behavior
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skulk
Definition
to move furtively (stealthly) and secretly
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slacken
Definition
to slow up; loosen
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slag
Definition
residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
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slake
Definition
to quench; sate
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slander
Definition

(n.) defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements

sent. = sued for slander

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slapdash
Definition
haphazard; careless; sloppy
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sleazy
Definition

flimsy; unsubstantial

sent. = sleazy fabric

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sleeper
Definition
something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
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sleight
Definition
dexterity
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slew
Definition
large quantity or number
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slight
Definition

(n.) insult to one's dignity; snub

sent. = real or imaginary slights

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slipshod
Definition
untidy or slovenly; shabby
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slither
Definition
to slip or slide
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sloth
Definition
slow-moving tree dwelling mammal
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slothful
Definition
lazy
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slough
Definition

to cast off

sent. = the snake sloughed off its skin

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slovenly
Definition
untidy; careless in work habits
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sluggard
Definition
lazy person
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sluggish
Definition
slow; lazy; lethargic
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sluice
Definition
artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water
Term
slur
Definition

(n.) insult to one's character or reputation; slander

sent. = damaged by the slurs

(v.) to speak indistictly; mumble

sent. = to slur his words

Term
smattering
Definition

slight knowledge

sent. = i don't know whether it's better to be ignorant of a subject or to have a mere smattering of information about it

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smelt
Definition
to melt or blend ores, changing their chemical composition
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smirk
Definition
conceited smile
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smolder
Definition
to burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment
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snicker
Definition

(n.) half-stifled laugh

sent. = could not suppress a snicker

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snivel
Definition

to run at the nose (have a runny nose); snuffle; whine

sent. = don't you come sniveling to me about your brother

Term
sobriety
Definition
moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
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sodden
Definition
soaked; dull; aas if from drink
Term
sojourn
Definition
temporary stay
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solace
Definition
comfort in trouble
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solder
Definition
to repair or make whole by using a metal alloy
Term
solecism
Definition
construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically
sent. = must give them a failing mark b/c it contains many solecisms
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solemnity
Definition
seriousness; gravity
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solicit
Definition
to request earnestly; seek
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solicitous
Definition
worried; concerned
sent. = very solicitous about the health of her friends
Term
soliloquy
Definition
talking to oneself; device used by the dramatist to reveal a character's innermost thoughts and emotions
Term
solitude
Definition
state of being alone; seclusion
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solstice
Definition
point at which the sun is farthest from the equator
sent. = winter solstice is on December 21
Term
soluble
Definition
able to be dissolved; able to be worked out
sent. = the problem was not soluble
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solvent
Definition
substance that dissolves another; able to pay all debts
sent. = able to become solvent and avoid bankruptcy
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somatic
Definition
pertaining to the body; physical
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somber
Definition
gloomy; depressing
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somnambulist
Definition
sleepwalker
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somnolent
Definition
half asleep
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sonorous
Definition
resonant; loud and full in sound
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sophist
Definition
teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious (logically unsound) reasoning
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steadfast
Definition
loyal; unswerving
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stealth
Definition
slyness; sneakiness; secretiveness
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steep
Definition
to soak; saturate
sent. = steep the fabric in the dye to make sure it absorbs it
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stellar
Definition
pertaining to the stars
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stem
Definition
to check the flow
sent. = used a tourniquet to stem the blood
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stem from
Definition
(v.) arise from
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stentorian
Definition
extremely loud
sent. = had a stentorian voice
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stereotype
Definition
fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture, often reflecting prejudice
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stickler
Definition
perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
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stifle
Definition
to suppress; extinguish; inhibit
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stigma
Definition
token of disgrace; brand
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stilted
Definition
bombastic; stiffly pompus
sent. = his stilted vocabulary did not impress the college audience, they were used to it
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stint
Definition
supply; allotted amount; assigned portion of work
sent. = daily stint as a janitor
OR
be thrifty; set limits
sent. = refusing to stint on the wedding arrangements
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stipend
Definition
(n.) pay (salary) for services; a periodic payment
sent. = is a nominal stipend for the position
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stipple
Definition
to paint or draw with dots
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stipulate
Definition
to make express conditions, specify
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stock
Definition
typical; standard; kept regularly in supply
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stockade
Definition
wooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as a defensive barrier
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stodgy
Definition
stuffy; boringly conservative
sent. = he is stodgy, you'd expect someone his age to have a little more life
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stoic
Definition
impassive; unmoved by joy or grief
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stoke
Definition
to stir up a fire; feed plentifully
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stolid
Definition
dull; impassive
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stratagem
Definition
clever trick; deceptive scheme
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stratified
Definition
divided into classes; arranged into strata (classes)
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stratum
Definition
layer of earth's surface; layer of society; one of a number of layers
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