Word List for GRE: Words starting with S
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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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