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Word List for GRE: Words starting with S

Author: Oleg Smirnov, Posted on Monday, November 29 @ 11:37:03 IST by RxPG  

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sagacious -having sound judgment perceptive wise like a sage
salacious -obscene
salubrious -healthful
salutary -remedial wholesome causing improvement
sanctimony -self-righteousness hypocritical with FALSE piety
sanction -approval (by authority) penalty


sanguine -cheerful confident optimistic
sanity -health of mind soundness of judgement
sash -long strip worn round the waist
satiate -satisfy fully
saturnine -gloomy dark sullen morose
savant -person of great learning
savour -taste flavour something
sawdust -tiny bits of wood
scabbard -sheath for the blade
scent -smell (esp. pleasant)
scorch -become discoloured/dry up/go at high speed
scribble -write hastily
scurvy -mean contemptible
sedulous -persevering
seminal -like a seed constituting a source originative
sententious -short and pithy full of maxims/proverbs
sequence -succession connected line of
sere -make hard and without feeling
sermon -reproving a person for his faults
serrated -having a toothed edge
serration -having a toothed edge
servile -like a slave lacking independence
sever -break off
severance -severing
shallow -little depth not earnest
shard -piece of broken earthenware
sheath -cover for the blade of a weapon or a tool
shrewd -astute showing sound judgement
shrill -sharp piercing
shun -keep away from avoid
sidestep -step to one side
simper -(give a) silly/self-conscious smile
sinuous -winding undulating serpentine
skiff -small boat
skit -short piece of humorous writing
slack -sluggish dull not tight
slake -to assuage to satisfy allay
slate -king of blue-grey stone propose criticize
sluggard -lazy slow-moving person
slur -join sounds/words (indistinct)
smoulder -burn slowly without flame
snare -trap
snub -treat with contempt
soar -rise fly high
sober -self-controlled
sobriety -quality or condition of being sober
sodden -soaked saturated
soggy -heavy with water
solvent -of the power of forming a solution
somatic -of the body
soot -black powder in smoke
sophisticated -complex subtle refined
sophistry -fallacious reasoning faulty logic
sophomoric
soporific -producing sleep
sordid -wretched comfortless contemptible
spear -weapon with a metal point on a long shaft
specious -illogical of questionable truth or merit
splenetic -bad-tempered irritable
splice -join (two ends)
sponge -porous rubber for washing live at once expense
spurious -FALSE counterfeit
spurn -have nothing to do reject or refuse
squalid -foul filthy
squander -spend wastefully
squat -crouch/settle without permission
stanch -to stop the flow of a fluid
steeply -rising or falling sharply
stentorian -extremely loud and powerful
stickler -person who insists on importance of something
stigma -mark of shame or disgrace
stigmatize -describe somebody scornfully
sting -something sharp
stingy -spending using unwillingly
stint -to be thrifty to set limits
stipple -paint with dots
stipulate -state or put forward as a necessary condition
stolid -showing no emotion impassive
stray -wander lose one's way
streak -long thin move very fast
striated -striped grooved or banded
stride -walk with long steps
strut -a supporting bar
stygian -hence dark gloomy
stymie -to hinder obstruct or block
subdue -overcome bring under control
sublime -extreme astounding
submerge -put under water liquid sink out of sight
suborn -induce by bribery or something to commit perjury
subpoena
substantiation -giving facts to support (statement)
subsume -include under a rule
succor -assistance relief in time of distress
suffice -be enough
suffocate -cause or have difficulty in breathing
sullied -to be stained or discredited
summarily -briefly without delay
sumptuous -magnificent
sundry -various miscellaneous separate
supercilious -disdainful characterized by haughty scorn
superfluous -more then is needed or wanted
superimpose -put something on the top
supersede -take the place of
supine -lying on the back slow to act passive
suppliant -asking humbly beseeching
supplicate -make a humble petition to
suppress -prevent from being known put an end to
surcharge -additional load/charge
surfeit -satiate feed to fullness or to excess
susceptibility -sensitiveness
swerve -change direction suddenly
sycophant -person who flatter to the rich and powerful
synopsis -summary or outline
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