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16 terms

GRE Vocab "S" 2

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Superfluous
exceeding what is sufficient
Surfeit
an overabundant supply, excess
Sedulous
diligent, persistent
Shard
a piece of broken pottery/glass
Soporific
causing drowsiness, tending to induce sleep
Satire
a literary work that ridicules a human vice through humor or derision
Sanction
authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance
Solicitous
concerned and attentive, eager
Sordid
characterized by filth and grime
Sporadic
occurring only occasionally
Squander
to waste by spending or using irresponsibly
Static
not moving, inactive, at rest
Stupefy
to stun, baffle, or amaze
Stymie
to block, thwart
Synthesis
the combination of parts to make a whole
Sparse
thin, not dense, arranged at widely spaced intervals