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sagacious

having or showing understanding and the ability to make good judgements

salubrious

A salubrious place is pleasant, clean, and healthy to live in:

He doesn't live in a very salubrious part of town.

salutary

Causing improvement of behaviour or character

a salutary reminder of the dangers of mountain climbing

sanctity

The quality of being very important and deserving respect

sang-froid

The ability to stay calm in a difficult or dangerous situation

scant

Very little and not enough:

He pays scant attention to the needs of his children.

scathing

To not allow yourself to have something, especially something you like or want

scintillating

To remove part of the surface of something by rubbing

scornful

Showing or feeling scorn for someone or something:

They are openly scornful of the new plans.

scrupulous

Extremely honest

A scrupulous politician would not lie about her business interests.

sequester

To keep the people on a jury separate from everyone else, even from their families, while deciding a case

settee

A long, soft seat for two or more people, with a back and usually with arms

shiftless

Lazy and not having much determination or a clear purpose

He called the young people shiftless, lazy and good-for-nothing.

sinuous

Moving in a twisting, curving, or indirect way, or having many curves:

solicit

To ask someone for money, information, or help

sordid

Dirty and unpleasant:

There are lots of really sordid apartments in the city's poorer areas.

spasmodic

Happening suddenly for short periods of time and not in a regular way

spurn

To refuse to accept something or someone because you feel that thing or person is not worth having

squalid

(of places) extremely dirty and unpleasant, often because of lack of money

squalor

To warn someone not to do something, usually in a kind way, or to tell someone to do something.

statute

A law that has been formally approved and written down

stead

In place of someone

The marketing manager was ill and her deputy ran the meeting in her stead.

stigma

A strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair

stodgy

Food is heavy and unhealthy, sometimes in an unpleasant way

I've been eating too many stodgy puddings.

sublime

Extremely good, beautiful, or enjoyable

The book has sublime descriptive passages.

subterfuge

A trick or a dishonest way of achieving something

It was clear that they must have obtained the information by subterfuge.

subvert

To try to destroy or damage something, especially an established political system

succour

Help given to someone, especially someone who is suffering or in need

suffuse

To spread through or over something completely

His voice was low and suffused with passion.

sumptuous

Luxurious and showing that you are rich:

The celebrity guests turned up dressed in sumptuous evening gowns.

supercilious

Behaving as if you are better than other people, and that their opinions, beliefs, or ideas are not important

superficial

(of a person) never thinking about things that are serious or important:

He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.

supplant

To replace

Printed books will soon be supplanted by e-books.

surmise

To guess something, without having much or any proof

The police surmise (that) the robbers have fled the country.

surreptitious

Done secretly, without anyone seeing or knowing

a surreptitious glance

sustenance

Food, or the energy and other things food provides people and animals to keep them strong and healthy:

swagger

To walk or act in a way that shows that you are very confident and think that you are important

sycophant

(of a person or of behaviour) praising people in authority in a way that is not sincere, usually in order to get some advantage from them

synonymous

Having the same meaning

The words "annoyed" and "irritated" are more or less synonymous.

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