|sumptuous|| 1. expensive or extravagant |
2. magnificent; splendid
|sundry|| 1. several or various; miscellaneous |
2. all and sundry - all the various people, individually and collectively
|suppliant||One who makes a humble request to (someone); plead|
|supply-side economics||a school of economic thought that emphasizes the importance to a strong economy of policies that remove impediments (hurdles) to supply|
|surge|| 1. a strong rush or sweep; sudden increase. |
2. the rolling swell of the sea, esp after the passage of a large wave
3. a heavy rolling motion or sound.
4. a swelling cloud or volume.
5. a sudden rush or burst of electricity or voltage.
|surreal|| 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of stressing the subconscious . |
2. having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic.
|surrogate|| 1. a person appointed to act for another; deputy. |
2. (in some states) a judicial officer having jurisdiction over the probate of wills, the administration of estates, etc.
3. the deputy of an ecclesiastical judge, especially of a bishop or a bishop's chancellor.
4. a substitute.
|swashbuckling||1. characteristic of or behaving in the manner of a swashbuckler (a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.). 2. the activities, deeds, or adventures of a swashbuckler.|
|swivel||1. a coupling device which allows an attached object to turn freely. 2. such a device made of two parts which turn independently, such as a compound link of a chain. 3. a pivot on which is mounted a gun that may be swung from side to side in a horizontal plane.|
|syllogism||1. Logic . an argument the conclusion of which is supported by two premises, of which one (major premise) contains the term (major term) that is the predicate of the conclusion, and the other (minor premise) contains the term (minor term) that is the subject of the conclusion; common to both premises is a term (middle term) that is excluded from the conclusion. A typical form is "All A is C; all B is A; therefore all B is C." |
2. deductive reasoning. 3. an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument.
|symbiosis|| 1. Biology . the living together of two dissimilar organisms, often to their mutual benefit. |
2. any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.,
|synagogue|| 1. a Jewish house of worship, often having facilities for religious instruction. |
2. an assembly or congregation of Jews for the purpose of religious worship.
|synchronous||occurring at the same time; coinciding in time; contemporaneous; simultaneous.|
|synergy|| 1. combined action or functioning; synergism. |
2. the cooperative action of two or more muscles, nerves, or the like. 3. the cooperative action of two or more stimuli or drugs.
|synthesis||1. the process of combining objects or ideas into a complex whole. 2. the combination or whole produced by such a process.|
|synthesize|| 1. to form (a material or abstract entity) by combining parts or elements. |
2. Chemistry . to combine (constituent elements) into a single or unified entity.
|synthetic||1. (of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction. 2. not genuine; insincere.|
|tabloid||1. a short form or version; condensation; synopsis; summary. 2. designed to appeal to a mass audience or readership; sensationalist|
|tactical|| 1. of, relating to, or employing tactics.|
2. (of weapons, attacks, etc) used in or supporting limited military operations.
3. skilful or diplomatic.
|tactile|| 1. of, pertaining to, endowed with, or affecting the sense of touch. |
ex. tactile learning : leaRNING BY TOUCH OR EXPERIANCE
|talisman||1. a stone or other small object, usually inscribed or carved, believed to protect the wearer from evil influences. 2. anything thought to have magical or protective powers.|
|tangential|| 1. of, being, relating to, or in the direction of a tangent (touching at a single point). |
2. merely touching; slightly connected.
3. divergent or digressive, as from a subject under consideration.
syn. divergent, extraneous
|tangible||1. capable of being touched; having real substance. 2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary. 3. having a physical existence.|
|tantalize||to tease or make frustrated, as by tormenting with the sight of something greatly desired but inaccessible|
|tariff||1. an official list or table showing the duties or customs imposed by a government on imports or exports. 2. the schedule or system of duties so imposed. 3. any duty or rate of duty in such a list or schedule. 4. any table of charges, as of a railroad, bus line, etc., 5. bill; cost; charge.|
|tauten||to make or become tense|
|teleological||1. the study of the evidences of design or purpose in nature. 2. the belief that purpose and design are a part of or are apparent in nature|
|tempestuous||1. of or relating to a tempest (a violent windstorm, commotion, etc.,). 2. violent or stormy.|
|tenable|| capable of being upheld, believed, maintained, or defended. |
Synonyms - workable, viable, warrantable.
|tenacious|| 1. holding or grasping firmly; forceful|
3. stubborn or persistent
4. holding together firmly; tough or cohesive
5. tending to stick or adhere
|tenderfoot|| 1. a raw, inexperienced person; novice. |
2. a newcomer to the ranching and mining regions of the western U.S., unused to hardships.
3. one in the lowest rank of the Boy Scouts of America or girl Scouts of America.
|tendril||a threadlike, leafless organ of climbing plants, often growing in spiral form, which attaches itself to or twines round some other body, so as to support the plant.|
|tenebrous||dark; gloomy; obscure.|