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reproach

expression of disapproval

reprobate

one who is corrupt; scoundrel

repulse

to force back; reject; repel

requisite

necessary; essential; unavoidable

requite

to pay back; reciprocate

rescind

to remove; cancel; annul; revoke

resilience

the ability to rebound from adversity; elasticity

resolute

unwavering; determined

resonance

enrichment; reinforcement; harmony

respite

postponement; reprieve; delay

resplendent

shining brilliantly

restitution

repayment; restoration

restive

ill at ease; fidgety

retract

to pull back, either physically or verbally; withdraw

retrospective

looking back; remembering

reverent

holding in the highest respect

revoke

cancel; repeal; annul

ribald

coarse; offensive; indecent

rife

filled; overflowing

rigorous

requiring exertion; strict; exacting

robust

exhibiting great strength, energy, or stamina

ruffian

a course, brutish man; troublemaker; bully

ruminate

to chew on; to think about over and over

ruse

trick; deception

rustic

related to rural areas; rough; not polished or modern

sacrilege

an act of violating or desecrating something holy

sacroscant

having a high degree of holiness; most sacred

sagacity

a piercing ability to comprehend

salacious

lustful; obscene

salient

prominent; noticeable

salutation

a word or gesture of tribute; greeting

sanctimonious

insincerely pious or religious

sapient

possessing wisdom; sagacious

sarcophagus

stone coffin, often carved

satiate

to fill or satisfy

saturnine

morose; sullen; melancholy

savant

person with a deep knowledge in a specific field

scabbard

a leather or metal sheath for safely carrying a blade

scurrilous

marked by base language; coarse; obscene

sedate

calm; relaxed; peaceful

sedentary

remaining in one place; stationary; seated

sedulous

industrious; diligent

seminal

leading to subsequent results; original

sensous

having to do with the senses

sentinel

one who keeps watch; guard

sequence

an arrangement of elements; progression

sequester

to remove or separate for a purpose; segregate

serendipity

happy coincidence; unexpected result

serene

calm; quiet; soothingly peaceful

serrated

marked by peaks and ridges; saw-toothed

severance

separation; disconnection

sinister

evil; wicked

sinuous

bending in and out; wavy; serpentine

skiff

a small, light boat

sluggard

one who lacks motivation; lazy person

sodden

soaked with a liquid, especially alcohol

solace

relief from grief; consolation

solicitous

anxiously attentive; apprehensive

soluble

capable of being dissolved; also, solvable

solvent

able to pay one's debts; also, something that can cause another substance to dissolve

somnolent

tending to cause drowsiness; sleepy

sophistry

ideas that seem rational and true, but are not

sophomoric

unaware of limitations; inexperienced

soporific

in a stupor; drowsy

sordid

filthy; foul; corrupt; vile

splenetic

bad-tempered; spiteful; irritable

spontaneous

acting without plan or forethought; sudden

spurn

to speak out against in harsh terms; reject; scorn

squalid

filthy; shabby; unwholesome; sordid

stagnate

to remain motionless; fail to progress

staid

serious; grave; unenthusiastic

stanch

to stop the flow of something

stigma

mark of shame; the result of a disgrateful trait or action

stipend

small salary or allowance paid for services

stolid

not easily aroused; unexcitable

strident

harsh-sounding; loudly overbearing

stringent

strict; rigid; severe

stupefy

to stun; to put into a trance or daze

submissive

tame; obedient; willing to yield

subpoena

an official order to attend a hearing

substantiate

to provide proof of an assertion; confirm

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