GRE S & T Difficult

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Solecism

gtrammatical mistake; blunder in speech

Spartan

highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere

Specious

deceptively attractive; seemingly plausible but fallacious

Stentorian

extremely loud

Stolid

unemotional; lacking sensitivity

Sublime

lofty or grand

Sully

to tarnish; taint

Supplant

to replace (another) by force; to take the place of

Surfeit

excessive amount

Surly

rude and bad-tempered

Sybarite

a person devoted to pleasure and luxury

Sycophant

a self-serving flatterer; yes-man

Syncopation

temporary irregularity in musical rhythm

Talon

claw of an animal, especially a bird of prey

Tangential

digressing; diverting

Tawdry

gaudy, cheap,or showy

Toady

one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors

Tome

book, usually large and academic

Torpor

extreme mental and physical sluggishness

Trenchant

acute, sharp, or incisive; forecful; effective

Turgid

swollen as from a fluid; bloated

Tyro

beginner; novice

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