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skeptical
doubting; suspending judgment until one has examined the evidence supporting a point of view
slacken
slow up; loosen
slander
defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements
slothful
lazy
sluggish
slow; lazy; lethargic
solemnity
seriousness; gravity
solicit
request earnestly; seek
solitude
state of being alone; seclusion
soluble
able to be dissolved
somber
gloomy; depressing; dark; drab
sparse
not thick; thinly scattered; scanty
spendthrift
someone who wastes money
spontaneity
lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint
sporadic
occurring irregularly
spurious
false; counterfeit
spurn
reject; scorn
squalor
filth; degradation; dirty; neglected state
squander
waste
stagnant
motionless; stale; dull
stanza
division of a poem
static
unchanging; lacking development
steadfast
loyal; unswerving
stoic
impassive; unmoved by joy or grief
strident
loud and harsh; insistent
strut
pompous walk; swagger
stupefy
make numb; stun; amaze
subdued
less intense; quieter
submissive
yielding; timid
subordinate
occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive
subside
settle down; descend; grow quiet
substantial
ample; solid
substantiate
establish by evidence; verify; support
subtlety
perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy
succinct
brief; terse; compact
supercilious
arrogant; condescending; patronizing
superficial
trivial; shallow
superfluous
excessive; overabundant; unnecessary
supplant
replace; usurp
suppress
crush; subdue; inhibit
surmount
overcome
surpass
exceed
surreptitious
secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
susceptible
impressionable; easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive to
sustain
experience; support; nourish
swindler
cheat
sycophant
servile flatterer; bootlicker; yesman
symmetry
arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity
taciturn
habitually silent; talking little
taint
contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad
tangential
peripheral; only slightly connected; digressing
tangible
able to be touched; real; palpable
tantamount
equivalent in effect or value
tedious
boring; tiring
temper
moderate; tone down or restrain; toughen
tenacity
firmness; persistence
tentative
provisional; experimental; doubtful
termination
end
terse
concise; abrupt; pithy
threadbare
worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor
thrive
prosper; flourish
tirade
extended scolding; denunciation; harangue
torpor
lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy
tractable
docile; easily managed
tranquility
calmness; peace
transcendent
surpassing; exceeding ordinary limits; superior
transient
momentary; temporary; staying for a short time
transparent
easily detected; permitting light to pass through freely
trepidation
fear; nervous apprehension
trifling
trivial; unimportant
trite
hackneyed; commonplace
trivial
unimportant; trifling
turbulence
state of violent agitation
turmoil
great commotion and confusion
tyranny
oppression; cruel government
undermine
weaken; sap
uniformity
sameness; monotony
universal
characterizing or affecting all; present everywhere
unkempt
disheveled; uncared for in appearance
unprecedented
novel; unparalleled
unwarranted
unjustified; groundless; undeserved
usurp
seize another’s power or rank
vacillate
waver; fluctuate
venerate
revere
veracity
truthfulness
verbose
wordy
viable
practical or workable; capable of maintaining life
vigor
active strength
vilify
slander
vindicate
clear from blame; exonerate; justify or support
vindictive
out for revenge; malicious
virtuoso
highly skilled artist
virulent
extremely poisonous; hostile; bitter
volatile
changeable; explosive; evaporating rapidly
voluble
fluent; glib; talkative
voluminous
bulky; large
vulnerable
susceptible to wounds
whimsical
capricious; fanciful
willful
intentional; headstrong; stubbornly set on getting one’s way
withhold
refuse to give; hold back
zealot
fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal