English Vocabulary Flash Cards: 6a

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Runic
  • mysterious
  • magical
Sagacious
  • perceptive
  • wise
  • having sound judgment
Salacious
  • obscene
Salient
  • prominent
  • relevant
  • conspicuous
  • protuding
Salutary
  • wholesome
  • causing improvement
  • favoriable to health
Sanctimony
  • self-rightous
Sanguine
  • optimistic
  • cheerful
  • confident
Satiate
  • to surfeit
  • to overindulge
Saturnine
  • dark
  • morose
  • sullen
  • gloomy
Seine
  • a large net dragged to catch fish
Seminal
  • like a seed
  • constituting a source
  • originative
Sententious
  • aphoristic or moralistic
  • epigrammatic
  • tending to moralize excessively
Sidereal
  • astral
  • relating to stars or constellations
Simper
  • to smirk
  • a silly smile
Sinecure
  • position requiring little or no work and usually providing an income
Sinuous
  • serpentine
  • winding
  • undulating
Slake
  • to satisfy or quench
Sodden
  • dull
  • unimaginative
  • soaked or drenched
Solder
  • to weld, fuse, or join
Sophistry
  • fallacious reasoning
  • faulty logic
sophmoric
  • affected
  • bombastic
  • self-assured though immature
  • lacking maturity
Splenetic
  • bad-tempered
  • irritable
Stentorian
  • extremely loud aqnd powerful
Stint
  • to restrain
  • to be sparing or frugal
vaunt
  • to brag or boast
usury
  • the practice of charging an exorbitant or illegal rate of interest
upbraid
  • to scold
  • to rebuke
  • to chastise
  • to sensure
untoward
  • unruly
  • unseemly
  • perverse
undulate
  • to fluctuate
  • to move in a wavelike fashion
umbrage
  • pique
  • resentment
  • offense
tyro
  • novice
  • greenhorn
  • rank amateur
venal
  • mercenary
  • capable of being bought or bribed
  • purchasable
venerate
  • to revere
  • to worship
verisimilitude
  • appearance of truth or reality
veritable
  • authentic
  • honest-to-goodness
virago
  • a loud, domineering woman
  • a scold or nag
vitiate
  • to spoil
  • to pervert
  • to debase
  • to make ineffective
volubility
  • fluency
  • verbosity
  • easy use of spoken language
waft
  • to cause to move as if by a light breeze
welter
  • to writhe
  • to toss about about
  • to be in turmoil
wend
  • to walk
  • to go
  • to proceed
turgid
  • thick
  • tumid
  • swollen
  • bombastic
  • pompous
turbid
  • muddy
  • roiled
  • clouded to the point of being opaque
stygian
  • dark
  • gloomy
succor
  • assistance
  • relief in time of distress
sundry
  • separate
  • miscellaneous
  • various
supercilious
  • haughty
  • disdainful
  • arrogant
supine
  • prone
  • mentally or morally slack
  • literally, lying on one's back
supplicant
  • mendicant
  • beggar
tamp
  • to plug
  • to drive in or down by a series of blows
tautology
  • a repetition
  • a redundancy
tawdry
  • cheap
  • showy
  • gaudy
  • meretricious
  • tacky
tendentious
  • biased
  • showing marked tendencies
timorous
  • fearful
  • timid
  • diffident
toady
  • sycophant
  • flatter
torrid
  • passionate
  • ardent
  • scorching
tractable
  • obedient
  • docile
  • easily led
travesty
  • caricature
  • parody
  • mockery
tumid
  • swollen
striated
  • striped
  • grooved
  • banded