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sabbatarian
adj.,n. - (person) devoted to strict keeping of sabbath. sabbatarianism, n.
 
sabot
n. - wooden shoe; clog.
 
sabretache
n. - satchel suspended by straps from cavalry officer's belt.
 
sabulous
adj. - sabulose a. sandy. sabuline, adj. sabulosity, n.
 
saburra
n. - Medicine, granular matter deposited in the body. saburral, adj. saburration, n. Medicine, arenation.
 
saccade
n. - jerky movement of the eye moving from one fixation point to another, as in reading. saccadic, adj. jerky, twitching.
 
saccadic
n. - jerking and twitching
 
saccate
adj. - sac-like.
 
sacciferous
adj. - bearing sac(s). sacciform a. sac-shaped.
 
saccular
adj. - sac-like. sacculate, adj. having sacs; v.t. enclose in sac. saccule, sacculus, n. little sac.
 
sacerdotal
adj. - pertaining to priest, especially sacrificial; granting or believing in mysterious or miraculous priestly powers. sacerdocy, n. priesthood. sacerdotalism, n.
 
sacerdotophrenia
n. - clerical stagefright
 
sackbut
n. - ancient trombone-like musical instrument.
 
sacral
adj. - pertaining to sacrum; pertaining to sacred rites.
 
sacrarium
n. - (pl. -craria) Ecclesiastical, sanctuary; Roman Catholic, basin, etc. for disposal of ablutions after rite; ancient Roman depository for sacred objects.
 
sacring
n. - hallowing; consecration; ordination. sacring bell, bell rung at moment of elevation of the Host.
 
saeculum
n. - (pl. -la) 'generation'; age; aeon.
 
saffian
n. - brightly-colored goatskin or sheepskin leather.
 
saggar, sagger
n. - clay box in which delicate ceramics are fired.
 
sagittal
adj. - pertaining to or like an arrow. sagitate, adj. arrowhead-shaped.
 
sal volatile
n. - ammonium carbonate as smelling-bottle.
 
salacious
adj. - obscene; lascivious. salacity, n.
 
salchow
n. - ice-skating leap with turns from inner backward edge of one skate to outer backward edge of other.
 
salep
n. - dried root of species of orchid, used as food, etc.
 
saleratus
n. - sodium bicarbonate; baking powder.
 
salic
adj. - Frankish. salic law, exclusion of women from succession to throne.
 
salicaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a willow; belonging to the willow family of plants.
 
salient
adj. - leaping; outstanding; pointing outwards; n. such angle or curve, especially in battle-line. salience, n.
 
saliferous
adj. - containing salt. salify, v. form salt with; transform into salt.
 
salmagundi
n. - highly-seasoned mixed dish of meat, eggs, etc.
 
salmi
n. - ragout, especially of game.
 
salopettes
n. - quilted skiing trousers with shoulder straps.
 
salsify
n. - purple-flowered plant, with root (called 'oyster plant') boiled as vegetable.
 
saltant
adj. - leaping; dancing; Biology, exhibiting saltation. saltation, n. act of leaping or dancing; spurt; sudden metamorphosis; mutation. saltativeness, n. ability to jump. saltatorial, saltatory, adj. pertaining to leaping or dancing; taking place by leaps and bounds.
 
saltigrade
adj. - having leaping legs; n. such spider.
 
saltire
n. - X-shaped cross. saltire-wise, adj.
 
saluki
n. - greyhound-like Arab dog; gazelle hound.
 
salvific(al)
adj. - tending to save.
 
salwar
n. - loose, light, oriental trousers.
 
samara
n. - propeller-like winged fruit, as of ash; key fruit. samariform, samaroid, adj. like this in shape.
 
sambuca
n. - ancient triangular stringed instrument; Roman siege engine.
 
samisen
n. - banjo-like instrument.
 
samite
n. - ancient rich silk fabric.
 
samlet
n. - young salmon.
 
samogon
n. - illicitly-distilled vodka.
 
samovar
n. - tea-urn.
 
samphire
n. - fleshy sea-coast plant; glasswort.
 
samshu
n. - Chinese liquor distilled from rice.
 
sanative
adj. - healing. sanatorium, n. (pl. -ria) hospital, especially for tuberculosis. sanatory, adj. producing health.
 
sanbenito
n. - Spanish Inquisition garment resembling scapular, either yellow with red St. Andrew's crosses for penitent heretics or black and decorated with friars and devils for impenitent heretics at an auto-da-fé.
 
sanctus
n. - part of Communion service beginning 'Holy, Holy, Holy'. sanctus bell, bell rung as sanctus is said.
 
sangaree
n. - drink of spiced wine and water.
 
sang-froid
n. - 'cold blood'; calmness in danger; levelheadedness.
 
sanguinary
adj. - bloody; bloodthirsty; causing bloodshed. sanguinaceous, sanguine, adj. hopeful; optimistic; blood-red. sanguineous, adj. bloody; pertaining to, containing or having blood; full-blooded; blood-red. sanguinolent, adj. containing blood; bloodthirsty. sanguisugous, adj. blood-sucking.
 
sanguisugent
adj. - bloodsucking; bloodthirsty
 
sanhedrin
n. - highest court of ancient Jerusalem. sanhedrist, n. member of this.
 
sanies
n. - Medical, discharge from ulcers, etc. sanious, adj.
 
saphena
n. - one of two main superficial veins of leg. saphenous, adj.
 
sapid
adj. - pleasantly flavoured; having flavour; agreeable. sapidity, n.
 
sapidity
n. - flavorful; tastiness
 
saponaceous
adj. - soapy, slippery; or evasively ingratiating
 
sapor
n. - quality perceived by taste; flavour. saporific, adj. having flavour. saporous, adj. tasty; pleasant in taste.
 
sapota
n. - sapodilla. sapotaceous, adj. pertaining to or like sapota; belonging to sapota family of trees.
 
saprodontia
n. - decay of teeth.
 
saprogenic
adj. - causing decay; produced in decaying matter. saprogenous, adj.
 
sapropel
n. - ooze composed mainly of decaying organic matter. sapropelic, adj. living in this. sapropelite, n. coal formed of this.
 
saprophagous
adj. - feeding on decaying matter. saprophilous, adj. flourishing in decaying matter.
 
saprophyte
n. - plant living on dead or decaying matter. saprophytic, adj. saprophytism, n.
 
saprostomous
adj. - having foul breath.
 
saprozoic
adj. - applied to animals living on dead or decaying matter.
 
saraband(e)
n. - stately Spanish dance.
 
sarafan
n. - national dress of Russian peasant woman.
 
sarangousty
n. - waterproof stucco.
 
sarcenet
n. - soft lining silk fabric; a. soft; gentle.
 
sarcoid
adj. - flesh-like; n. formation of nodules in skin, leaving scars. sarcoidosis, n. condition characterized by formation of nodules, especially in lymph nodes and lungs. sarcoline, adj. flesh-colored. sarcology, n. anatomy of flesh.
 
sarcoptid
n. - itch mite. sarcoptic, adj.
 
sarcotic
adj.,n. - (medicine) promoting growth of flesh.
 
sarcous
adj. - pertaining to flesh or muscle.
 
sard
n. - deep orange-colored kind of chalcedony.
 
sardanapalian
adj. - luxuriously effeminate
 
sardonic
adj. - bitterly or evilly humorous; grimly mocking. sardonicism, n.
 
sardonyx
n. - onyx with alternate layers of sard and other mineral.
 
sarmassation
n. - love play
 
sarmassophobe
n. - a woman who dislikes love play
 
saros
n. - cycle of about 6,585 days after which a sequence of eclipses repeats itself.
 
sarrusophone
n. - double-reeded bassoon-like musical instrument.
 
sarsen
n. - sandstone boulder of S England; such stone used in prehistoric monument.
 
satisdation
n. - Law, security, or the giving of it.
 
satisdiction
n. - enough said
 
satispassion
n. - satisfactory suffering, according to theologists
 
saturnine
adj. - melancholy; taciturn; Medicine, pertaining to lead poisoning. saturninity, n. saturnism, n. archaic, lead poisoning.
 
sauterelle
n. - mason's angle-making instrument.
 
sautoir
n. - long chain necklace.
 
savarin
n. - ring-shaped cake (tin).
 
saxatile
adj. - pertaining to or living in rocks. saxicavous, adj. boring into rocks. saxicole, saxicoline, saxigenous a. growing in rocks. saxifrage, n. kind of rock plant. saxifragous, adj. breaking stone.
 
scaberulous
adj. - bearing small raised roughnesses.
 
scacchic
adj. - like or pertaining to chess.
 
scagliola
n. - stonelike plasterwork for interior decoration. scagliolist, n.
 
scaldabanco
n. - a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher
 
scalpriform
adj. - like chisel in shape.
 
scandaroon
n. - homing pigeon
 
scandent
adj. - Botany, climbing.
 
scansion
n. - determination of metre of verse; prosody.
 
scansorial
adj. - Zoology, climbing; used for climbing.
 
scantling
n. - small amount; small beam; trestle.
 
scaphion
n. - kind of sundial. scaphism, n. mode of execution by smearing criminals with honey and exposing them to insects.
 
scaphism
n. - death by being covered in honey and left in the hot sun
 
scaphoid
adj. - boat-shaped; such bone of carpus or tarsus.
 
scapiform
adj. - like a stalk. scapoid, adj. scapose, adj. bearing stalks.
 
scapula
n. - (pl. -lae ) shoulder-blade. scapular, a.; n. cowl- bearing part of monk's habit; badge, worn over shoulders, of monastic order; feather on bird's shoulder. scapulary, n. & a. scapular; shoulder strap.
 
scaramouch
n. - a cowardly buffoon
 
scarcement
n. - narrow ledge on wall.
 
scarious
adj. - thin and tough; bract-like. scariose, adj.
 
scarlatina
n. - Medicine, scarlet fever.
 
scaturient
adj. - gushing forth; effusive
 
scaurie
n. - young gull.
 
scazon
n. - limping verse; choliamb. scazontic, adj.
 
scelalgia
n. - pain in leg.
 
scend
v. -i. be heaved upwards, especially by wave; n. upward surge of vessel; lifting force of wave.
 
scenography
n. - representation of object in perspective. scenograph, scenographer, n. scenographic(al), adj.
 
schapska
n. - flat-topped cavalry helmet.
 
schediasm
n. - impromptu work; jotting. schediastic, adj.
 
schematograph
n. - instrument tracing reduced outline of person. schematonics, n. art of gesture expressing tones, etc.
 
schesis
n. - mocking another's accent or manner
 
schiller
n. - (having) bronzy lustre. schillerise, v.
 
schipperke
n. - small black Belgian canal-boat dog.
 
schistosome
n. - disease-causing blood fluke. schistosomiasis, n.
 
schizocarp
n. - compound fruit splitting into several one-seeded ones. schizocarpic, schizocarpous, adj. schizogenesis, schizogony, n. reproduction by division. schizoid, adj. pertaining to, like or suffering from schizophrenia. schizophrenia, n. mental disorder with 'splitting' of personality and separation from environment. schizophyte n., plant reproducing only by multiple fission. schizothymia, n. schizophrenia- like mental disorder. schizotrichia, n. splitting of hair.
 
schizothemia
n. - digression by a long reminescence
 
schlemiel, schlemihl
n. - American slang, unlucky or incompetent person who is often duped.
 
schlenter
adj.,n. - imitation (diamond).
 
schlicker
n. - metal skimmed from molten lead
 
schlieren
n. - visible streaks of different density in a fluid; streaks of different color or composition in igneous rock.
 
schoenabatist
n. - a tightrope walker
 
schoenobatic
adj. - pertaining to rope-walking. schoenobatist, n.
 
scholium
n. - (pl. -ia) marginal note, especially by ancient grammarian. scholiast, n. writer of scholia.
 
schorl
n. - tourmaline. schorlaceous, schorlous, schorly, adj.
 
scialytic
adj. - dispelling shadows. sciagraphy, n. art of shading; X-ray photography. sciamachy, n. mock battle; fighting with shadows or imaginary enemies. sciapodous, adj. with large feet. sciatheric, adj. pertaining to measurement of time by shadow, as in sundial.
 
sciamachy
n. - fighting with a shadow, or with an imaginary enemy
 
sciamachy
n. - shadow boxing
 
sciapodous
adj. - having very large feet
 
scibile
n. - thing which it is possible to know.
 
scientia
n. - science; knowledge. scientia scientiarum, 'science of sciences'; philosophy.
 
scintilla
n. - (pl. -lae ) spark; atom. scintillant, adj. sparkling. scintillescent, adj. twinkling. scintillometer, n. instrument measuring scintillation of star. scintillate, v.i. sparkle. scintillation, n.
 
sciolism
n. - pretence to wisdom; conceit due to it. sciolist, n. sciolistic, adj.
 
sciolist
n. - one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge
 
sciomancy
n. - divination by reference to spirits of dead. sciomantic, adj.
 
sciophilous
adj. - applied to shade-loving plants. sciophyte, n. such plant.
 
scioptic
adj. - pertaining to formation of images in darkened room, as in camera obscura. scioptics, n. scioptric, adj.
 
sciotheism
n. - the belief that disembodied spirits are effective in human affairs
 
scirrhus
n. - (pl. -rrhi ) hard tumour. scirrhoid, adj. scirrhous, adj.
 
scissel
n. - metal strip from which coins have been cut.
 
scissile
adj. - capable of being cut smoothly or split easily
 
scissure, scissura
n. - cleft; fissure; scission.
 
sciurine
adj. - pertaining to or like squirrels; belonging to squirrel division of rodents. sciuroid, a.like a squirrel or a squirrel's tail.
 
sclera
n. - dense white coat of eyeball. scleral, adj. sclerectomy, n. removal of sclera. sclerema, n. induration. sclerenchyma n. thickened and woody tissue of plants. scleriasis, n. induration, especially of edge of eyelid.
 
scleroderma
n. - disease marked by hardening of skin. sclerodermic, sclerodermous, sclerodermatous, adj. hard-skinned; having bony armour.
 
sclerogenous
adj. - producing hard tissue. sclerogenic, adj. scleroid, adj. indurated. scleroma, n. induration. sclerometer, n. instrument measuring hardness. scleronychia, n. hardening of nails.
 
scobiform
adj. - like sawdust.
 
scolecophagous
adj. - eating worms
 
scolex
n. - (pl. -leces ) head of tapeworm. scoleciasis, n. infestation with tapeworms. scolecid, adj. scoleciform, adj. like scolex.
 
scoliometer
n. - instrument measuring curvature. scoliograptic, adj. marked by oblique lines. scoliosis, n. lateral spinal curvature.
 
scolion
n. - an impromptu party song begun by one and continued by others
 
scollardical
n. - a derogatory term for a scholar
 
scolopaceous
adj. - snipe-like. scolopacine, adj. belonging to snipe family of birds.
 
scombriform
adj. - like mackerel; belonging to mackerel division of fishes. scombroid, n. & a. (fish) like mackerel.
 
scopa
n. - brush-like tuft on back legs or abdomen of bees.
 
scopodromic
adj. - pertaining to or denoting guided missiles travelling on a homing course.
 
scopolagnia
n. - the pleasure gained from voyeurism
 
scopolamine
n. - sleep-inducing drug obtained from nightshade family of plants.
 
scopula
n. - brush-like tuft of hairs on legs of some spiders.
 
scorbutic
adj. - (person) suffering from scurvy; pertaining to or like scurvy.
 
scoria
n. - (pl. -iae ) slag; slag-like mass of lava. scoriac, scoriaceous, scorious, adj. scoriform, adj. like slag. scorify, v. reduce to slag.
 
scorpioid
adj. - scorpion-like; curved at end.
 
scortation
n. - fornication. scortatory, adj.
 
scotodinia
n. - dizziness together with headache and loss of vision. scotograph, n. instrument for writing without seeing; X-ray photograph. scotoma, n. (pl. -mata ) blind spot. scotophobia, n. dread of darkness. scotopia n. ability of eye to adjust to seeing in dark. scotoscope, n. instrument detecting objects in darkness.
 
scrannel
adj. - weak; thin; harsh-sounding.
 
scriniary
n. - keeper of archives.
 
scriptorium
n. - (pl. -ia) writing room, especially of scribes in medieval monastery.
 
scriptory
adj. - pertaining to writing; in writing; n. scriptorium.
 
scripturient
adj. - having violent desire to write. scripturiency, n.
 
scrivello
n. - elephant's tusk.
 
scrivener
n. - writer-out of documents; lawyer. scrivener's palsy, writer's cramp. scrivenery, n.
 
scrobiculate
adj. - pitted. scrobicule, scrobiculus, n. small depression. scrobiculus cordis, pit of stomach.
 
scrofula
n. - tuberculous condition, especially of children, with enlargement of lymphatic glands of neck; king's evil. scrofulism, scrofulosis, n. scrofulitic, scrofulous, adj.
 
scullion
n. - scullery servant; washer of dishes; a. menial; wretched.
 
scumble
v. - overlay with thin layer of paint to soften shade, line, etc.
 
scunner
n. - strong dislike.
 
scutal
adj. - pertaining to shield. scutate, adj. shield- or buckler- shaped; having horny scales. scute, scutum, n. large scale, as of reptile's head. scutella, n. (pl. - lae ) small scute. scutellate, scutulate, adj. shaped like platter; covered with scutellae. scutelligerous, adj. bearing scutellae. scutiferous, adj. bearing a shield or scutes. scutiform, adj. shield- shaped. scutigerous a. bearing scutes.
 
scyphate
adj. - cup-shaped. scyphiform, adj.
 
sebastomania
n. - religious insanity
 
secant
n. - cutting (line), especially one cutting curve at two points; radius produced through one end of arc to meet tangent drawn to other end; ratio of this line to radius (abbreviated as sec.).
 
secco
n. - painting on dry plaster.
 
secern
v. - secrete; separate; discriminate. secernent, n. & a. (thing) secreting or causing secretion. secernment, n.
 
secodont
adj. - having cutting teeth.
 
secque
n. - light sabot; clog.
 
secretaire
n. - writing desk.
 
secretum
n. - (pl. -ta) private seal.
 
sectile
adj. - capable of being cut, especially cleanly; cut into small divisions. sectility, n.
 
sectorial
adj. - pertaining to sectors; adapted for cutting; n. such tooth.
 
secund
adj. - on one side only. secundiflorous, adj. having such flowers.
 
secundipara
n. - woman having had two child-deliveries. secundiparous, adj. secundiparity, n.
 
secundogeniture
n. - state of being second eldest child; custom whereby such child inherits parent's property.
 
securiform
adj. - axe-shaped. securigerous, adj. bearing an axe.
 
sedent
adj. - in sitting position.
 
sederunt
n. - 'they were sitting'; session of court; gathering; long discussion.
 
sedilia
n. - pl. (sing. -dile ) clergy's stone seats in chancel wall.
 
sedulous
adj. - diligent, persistent, persevering
 
seeksorrow
n. - masochist
 
seicento
n. - 17th century.
 
seiche
n. - rocking movement of surface of lake or inland sea.
 
seigneur
n. - lord, especially of manor. seigneurial, seigniorial, seignorial, adj. seigniorage, seignioralty, seigniory, seigneury, n. lordship; dominion; brassage; mining royalty.
 
seisin
n. - freehold possession of land.
 
seity
n. - personality; 'selfness'.
 
sejant
adj. - sitting.
 
sejugate
v. - separate.
 
selachian
adj.,n. - (fish) like shark or ray; belonging to shark family of fishes; a shark or ray.
 
selenian
adj. - lunar. selenic, adj. like the moon; containing selenium. selenite, n. dweller on moon; kind of gypsum. selenitic, adj. pertaining to or affected by moon; of or pertaining to selenite. selenium, n. nonmetallic solid element used in photoelectric cells. selenocentric, adj. pertaining to moon's centre; having moon as centre. selenodont, n. & a. (animal) having crescent-shaped ridges on the crowns of the molar teeth. selenography, n. study of moon's surface. selenology, n. study of moon. selenomancy, n. divination by the moon. selenoscope, n. instrument for viewing moon.
 
selliform
adj. - saddle-shaped. sellate, adj. having saddle.
 
selum
n. - to scratch with the fingernails (as on a blackboard)
 
semasiology
n. - semantics. semasiological, adj. semasiologist, n.
 
sematic
adj. - Zoology, (of coloration) serving as a warning. sematography n. writing in signs and not letters. sematology, n. semantics.
 
semelincident
adj. - occurring only once in same person.
 
sememe
n. - smallest unanalysable unit of linguistic meaning (e.g. a word or affix).
 
semibreve
n. - Musical, longest generally used note, having twice length of minim and half that of breve.
 
semic
adj. - pertaining to a sign.
 
semiography
n. - description of signs and symptoms.
 
semioviparous
adj. - bringing forth young in incompletely developed state.
 
semiquote
n. - single quotation mark or inverted comma (' ').
 
sempiternal
adj. - eternal. sempiternity, n.
 
senary
adj. - having six as base; six-fold. senarius, n. (pl. -rii ) verse of six feet.
 
senectitude
n. - senectude n.old age. senectuous, adj. old.
 
senescent
adj. - growing old. senescence, n.
 
seneschal
n. - steward, especially of ancient palace or manor.
 
senicide
n. - killing off of old men.
 
sennet
n. - fanfare, especially on Elizabethan stage.
 
sennight
n. - week.
 
sennit
n. - plaited rope, straw, etc.
 
senocular
adj. - having six eyes.
 
sensillum
n. - (pl. -la) simple sense organ consisting of one or a few receptor cells at the end of a nerve connection.
 
sensorium
n. - (pl. -riums or -ria) part of brain that receives and processes sensory stimuli.
 
sententia
n. - (pl. -tiae ) aphorism; opinion. sententiary, n. speaker of sententiae. sententious, adj. aphoristic; full of aphorisms; pompously moralising.
 
sentisection
n. - vivisection without use of anaesthetic.
 
sepal
n. - portion of calyx. sepaline, sepaloid, adj. like sepal.
 
sepicolous
adj. - dwelling in hedges. sepiment, n. hedge.
 
sept
n. - division of tribe; clan.
 
septal
adj. - pertaining to sept or septum.
 
septan
adj.,n. - (fever) recurring after seven days (i.e. every sixth day).
 
septate
adj. - having septum. septation, n.
 
septave
n. - seven-tone musical scale.
 
septemfluous
adj. - in seven streams. septemfoliate, adj. having seven leaves.
 
septemplicate
n. - one of seven copies.
 
septemvir
n. - member of septemvirate. septemvirate, n. government by, or group of, seven men.
 
septenary
adj. - pertaining to seven; n. seven; set of seven. septenate, adj. divided into seven portions.
 
septendecimal
adj. - pertaining to seventeen.
 
septenary
adj. - septennial a. lasting for seven years; occurring every seven years. septennate, septennium (pl. - nia) n. period of seven years.
 
septentrional
adj. - pertaining to north. septentrionality, n. septentrionic, adj.
 
septicemia
n. - blood-poisoning with presence of bacteria and their toxins in blood. septopyaemia, n. combination of septicaemia and pyaemia.
 
septilateral
adj. - having seven sides.
 
septimal
adj. - pertaining to seven.
 
septimanal
adj. - weekly.
 
septisyllable
n. - word of seven syllables. septisyllabic, adj.
 
septum
n. - (pl. -ta) Biology, Anatomy, partition. septulum, n. (pl. - la) small septum.
 
sepulchre
n. - tomb. whited sepulchre, hypocrite; seemingly holy but really evil person or thing. sepulchral, adj. pertaining to tombs; gloomy; hollow.
 
sepulture
n. - interment. sepultural, adj.
 
sequacious
adj. - easily led or molded; servile; logical. sequacity, n.
 
sequela
n. - (pl. -lae ) Medicine, consequential effect of a disease, condition, etc., complication. sequelant, n.
 
sérac
n. - ice pinnacle among glacier crevasses.
 
sere
n. - sequence of changes in population during ecological development of an area.
 
serein
n. - a fine rain from a cloudless sky
 
serein
n. - fine rain falling from an apparently cloudless sky.
 
sericate
n. - sericeous n. silky; bearing silky hairs. serictery, n. caterpillar's silk-producing gland. sericulture, n. breeding of silk-worms for silk production.
 
serif
n. - minute fine line, especially horizontal, of a letter, as at top and bottom of verticals in 'h'.
 
serific
adj. - silk-producing. serigraph, n. silk-screen print. serimeter, n. instrument for testing silk.
 
serment
n. - oath.
 
sermocination
n. - a speaker quickly answering his own question
 
sermuncle
n. - short sermon.
 
serology
n. - study of serums. serologic(al), adj. serologist, n.
 
serositis
n. - inflammation of serous membrane. serosity, n. state of being serous; serous fluid.
 
serotine
n. - brown bat; a. serotinous.
 
serotinous
adj. - flowering late.
 
serous
adj. - pertaining to or like serum; thin and watery; producing such fluid.
 
serpette
n. - kind of pruning knife.
 
serpiginous
adj. - Med., spreading by creeping. serpigo, n. such disease; ringworm.
 
serpivolant
n. - flying serpent.
 
serpolet
n. - wild thyme.
 
serried
adj. - densely-packed; in close formation.
 
serriferous
adj. - having a saw-like organ. serriform, adj. like a saw.
 
serrulate
adj. - finely serrate. serrulation, n.
 
serrurerie
n. - wrought-iron work.
 
sertule
n. - sertulum n. umbel; scientific collection of plants. sertum, n. treatise on such a collection.
 
sesquialteral
adj. - one and a half times as big; having ratio 3:2.
 
sesquicentennial
adj. - pertaining to 150 years; n. 150th anniversary.
 
sesquiduplicate
adj. - having ratio of 5:2.
 
sesquipedalian
adj. - a foot and a half long; using very long words; n. such thing or word. sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, n.
 
sesquiquartal
adj. - having ratio 5:4. sesquiquintal, adj. having ratio 6:5.
 
sesquiseptimal
adj. - having ratio 8:7. sesquisextal, adj. having ratio 7:6.
 
sesquitertian
adj. - having ratio 4:3.
 
sessile
adj. - attached by base without a stalk; attached permanently. sessility, n.
 
sestet
n. - sextet; six-lined stanza; final six lines of sonnet.
 
sestina
n. - (pl. -tine ) poem of six-lined stanzas with six end-words repeated in each stanza and in the envoi.
 
seta
n. - (pl. -tae ) bristle; any bristle-like organ. setaceous, adj. bristly. setal, adj. setarious, adj. like a bristle. setiferous, adj. bearing bristles; pertaining to swine.
 
seton
n. - thread passed under skin acting as channel for discharge.
 
setose
adj. - bristly.
 
settecento
adj.,n. - 18th century.
 
setula
n. - (pl. -lae ) small seta. setule, n. setuliform, adj. like setula. setulose, setulous, adj. having setulae.
 
sève
n. - wine's distinctive bouquet; sap.
 
severy
n. - compartment of vaulted ceiling.
 
sexadecimal
adj. - pertaining to sixteen; sixteenth.
 
sexagenarian
adj.,n. - (person) between sixty and seventy years old. sexagenary, n.; a. pertaining to sixty; proceeding by sets of sixty.
 
Sexagesima
n. - second Sunday before Lent. sexagesimal, adj. pertaining to sixty.
 
sexenary
adj. - six-fold. sexennial, adj. lasting six years; occurring every six years; n. such occurrence. sexennium, n. (pl. - nia) period of six years.
 
sexipara
n. - woman having had six child-deliveries. sexiparous, adj. sexiparity, n.
 
sextain
n. - sestina; sestet.
 
sextan
adj. - (fever) recurring after six days (i.e. every fifth day).
 
sextern
n. - quire of six sheets.
 
sextodecimo
n. - book size 55/8 x 43/8 in. (abbreviated as 16mo.).
 
sextumvirate
n. - government by six men.
 
sforzando
adj. - Music, accented (abbreviated as sf, sfz).
 
sfumato
n. - misty; n. painting technique of blending tones to produce soft outlines.
 
sgraffito
n. - pottery decoration by scratching through surface to reveal a differently-colored ground.
 
shabrack
n. - saddle-cloth.
 
shaconian
n. - someone convinced that bacon ghosted shakespeare'splays
 
shad
n. - deep-bodied herring-like marine fish, spawning in rivers.
 
shaddock
n. - grapefruit-like tree and fruit.
 
shadoof, shaduf
n. - method of raising water in Egypt in a counterpoised bucket at end of a long pole.
 
shagreen
n. - untanned leather bearing many small round protuberances, especially dyed green; shark-skin.
 
shake
n. - unit of time equal to a hundred-millionth of a second, used in describing nuclear processes.
 
shale
n. - laminated rock of consolidated clay or mud.
 
shallop
n. - light river boat with sail and oars.
 
shama
n. - Indian millet-like cereal; Indian song-bird.
 
shandrydan
n. - Irish two-wheeled cart; jocular, any worn-out antique vehicle.
 
shard
n. - piece of broken pottery; elytrum.
 
shardborn
adj. - born in dung
 
shawm
n. - ancient oboe-like musical instrument.
 
sheading
n. - administrative division of Isle of Man.
 
shearling
n. - one-year-old sheep, from which one crop of wool has been taken.
 
shearwater
n. - gull-like oceanic bird of the petrel family.
 
shebeen
n. - unlicensed liquor-selling place.
 
Shelta
n. - secret slang of wandering tinkers and similar groups.
 
Sheol
n. - Hell; the underworld; the grave. sheolic, adj.
 
sherd
n. - shard.
 
shibah
n. - seven days' mourning.
 
shibboleth
n. - slogan; watchword; anything forming test of loyalty, nationality, etc., or distinguishing a party or denomination; linguistic peculiarity. shibbolethic, adj.
 
shikar
n. - hunting; game; v.i. & t. hunt (animal) as sport. shikaree, shakari, shakary, n. (big game) hunter.
 
shirr
v. - gather fabric in parallel rows, especially using elastic thread. shirring, n. such gathers as decoration.
 
shoat
n. - recently weaned piglet.
 
shrievalty
n. - sheriff's office or jurisdiction.
 
shrive
v. - give absolution to after confession. shrift, n. absolution.
 
shroff
n. - banking expert specializing in valuable coins
 
sial
n. - siliceous rock; outer part of earth's surface.
 
sialagogic
adj. - (substance) promoting salivation. sialogogue, n. sialoid, adj. like saliva.
 
sib
n. - kindred; kinsman; brother or sister; descendants from a common ancestor; a. blood-related.
 
sibyllilne
adj. - oracular; prophetic; mysterious
 
sicarian
n. - an assassin
 
sicarian
n. - murderer.
 
siccation
n. - act of drying. siccative, adj.
 
sicchasia
n. - nauseau
 
sicchosism
n. - morbid fastidiousness
 
siccimeter
n. - instrument measuring evaporation from liquid surface.
 
sice
n. - six on a dice; syce.
 
sideration
n. - use of green manure.
 
sidereal
adj. - pertaining or according to stars; measured by stellar motion. siderean, adj. siderism, n. belief in influence of stars on human affairs.
 
siderography
n. - art of steel engraving, or copying such engravings.
 
sideromancy
n. - divination by the stars.
 
sideroscope
n. - instrument detecting presence of iron magnetically. siderose, adj. like or containing iron. siderous, adj. like iron. siderurgy, n. metallurgy of iron.
 
siffilate
v. - to whisper
 
siffilate
v. - whisper.
 
siffleur
n. - (fem. -euse, ) whistler.
 
sigil
n. - seal; image. sigillary, sigillistic, adj. sigillate, adj. bearing seal- like marks; v.t. seal. sigillation, n. sigillative, adj. causing or tending to scar-formation. sigillography, n. study of seals. sigillum, n. (pl. -lla) seal, especially of confession. .
 
sigla
n. - pl. (list of) abbreviations, symbols, etc. denoting words.
 
sigmatron
n. - machine generating high-potential X-rays.
 
sigmoid
adj. - S-shaped. sigmoid flexure, such portion of intestine between descending colon and rectum.
 
signate
adj. - distinct; distinguished; having letter-like marks. signation, n. act of signing. signatory, n. & a. (person or state) who has signed a treaty, etc.
 
silentiary
n. - person maintaining or bound to silence; confidant; privy councillor.
 
silenus
n. - (pl. -ni) satyr-like woodland god; attendant of Bacchus; tipsy person.
 
sillograph
n. - writer of satires. sillographer, n.
 
sillometer
n. - instrument measuring ship's speed.
 
silvics
n. - study of tree's life. silvical, adj. silvicolous, adj. living in woods. silviculture, n. forestry.
 
sima
n. - lower layer of earth's crust, underlying oceans.
 
simioid
adj. - simious a. simian.
 
simony
n. - buying, selling, or otherwise making a profit from sacred or spiritual things
 
simoom
n. - dry hot dusty wind of deserts.
 
simous
adj. - having flat, upturned nose.
 
simulacrum
n. - (pl. -ra) image; semblance; vague likeness; sham. simulacral, adj.
 
sinal
adj. - pertaining to sinus.
 
sinapise
v. - sprinkle; powder. sinapism, n. mustard-plaster.
 
sinciput
n. - the forehead
 
sindon
n. - fine linen fabric; thing made of it, as altar frontal, winding-sheet, etc.
 
sinecure
n. - office involving no toil or duties. sinecural, adj. sinecurist, n.
 
singultus
n. - Medicine, hiccup(s). singultous, adj.
 
sinter
n. - iron dross; Geology, deposit of hot siliceous springs; v.i. & t. agglomerate by heating.
 
sinuate
adj. - wavy; v.i. curve. sinuation, n.
 
sinus
n. - cavity, especially of skull bone. sinusitis, n. inflammation of sinuses.
 
siphonogam
n. - seed plant. siphonogamic, siphonogamous, adj.
 
sippet
n. - small piece of something, especially crouton or piece of bread to dip in gravy.
 
sirdar
n. - British general formerly commanding Egyptian army.
 
sirenian
adj.,n. - Zoology, (animal) belonging to an order of aquatic mammals including the manatee and dugong.
 
sirenic
adj. - like a siren, alluring; melodious, sweet-sounding.
 
siriasis
n. - sunstroke. siriometer, n. Astronomy, unit of distance, equiv. of one million times mean distance of earth from sun.
 
siskin
n. - small green-yellow European finch.
 
sitology
n. - treatise on food or diet; science of diet. sitomania, n. abnormal craving for food. sitophobia, n. morbid dread of eating; aversion to food; loss of appetite. sitotoxism, n. vegetable-food poisoning.
 
sitringee
n. - oriental striped cotton carpet.
 
sittine
adj. - pertaining to or like a nuthatch; belonging to nuthatch family of birds.
 
sitzkrieg
n. - (virtual) stalemate in warfare.
 
sizar
n. - Cambridge undergraduate receiving allowance for expenses from college. sizarship, n.
 
sjambok
n. - heavy whip; v.t. flog with it.
 
skald
n. - ancient Scandinavian bard. skaldic, adj.
 
skat
n. - card game for three persons, resembling solo whist.
 
skeet
n. - form of clay-pigeon shooting.
 
skeg
n. - short fin, projection or brace at rear of keel of a sailing boat; fin at rear of surfboard.
 
skelic
adj. - pertaining to skeleton. skelic index, figure resulting from division of length of leg by length of trunk.
 
skep
n. - farm basket, especially of wicker or straw; beehive, especially domed and made of straw.
 
skerry
n. - rocky island.
 
skeuomorph
n. - ornament representing vessel or tool. skeuomorphic, adj.
 
skewbald
adj. - bearing patches of white and some color not black.
 
skiascope
n. - instrument for testing refractive power of eye.
 
skijoring
n. - sport of being drawn on skis over snow by horse or motor.
 
skinnum
n. - carrier pigeon
 
skippet
n. - small round box for keeping document or seal.
 
skirr
v. -i. move, fly etc. rapidly; v.t. archaic, traverse rapidly; scour.
 
skive
v. - remove surface of leather; v.t. slang, shirk; evade work, duty etc. skiver, n.
 
skoal
n. - 'cup'; good health!
 
skoptsy
n. - self-castration
 
skybald
n. - a good-for-nothing; a worthless person, animal or thing
 
slatch
n. - area of quiet water between two breaking waves in ocean
 
sleave
n. - anything tangled, especially thread; v.t. disentangle; separate into filaments.
 
sleekit
adj. - crafty, sly; smooth.
 
slew
n. - great many.
 
slubber
v. - stain, sully; do carelessly. slubberdegullion, n. archaic, slovenly person.
 
slumgullion
n. - meat and vegetable stew; watery soup or drink; offal.
 
smalt
n. - deep-blue pigment.
 
smalto
n. - (pl. -ti) piece of colored glass in mosaic.
 
smatchet
n. - a small, nasty person or a nasty child
 
smectic
adj. - Archaic purifying; Crystallography arranged in layers.
 
smegma
n. - soapy matter of sebaceous gland. smegmatic, adj. like soap; cleansing.
 
smew
n. - smallest merganser.
 
smift
n. - slow burning fuse used in mining explosions
 
smithsonite
n. - natural zinc carbonate; calamine.
 
snaffle
n. - light bridle bit.
 
snell
adj. - short line with which fish-hook is fastened to line.
 
snickersnee
n. - jocular, large knife, cutlass etc.; knife fight.
 
sniggle
v. -i. fish for eels by lowering baited hook into possible hiding place.
 
snoff
n. - long-wicked candle used to light dynamite fuses
 
snood
n. - snell; hair net.
 
snye
n. - a small channel of water
 
soboles
n. - Botany, sucker; shoot. soboliferous, adj. producing these.
 
sociogenetic
adj. - pertaining to social development. sociogenic, adj. arising from or affected by social factors. sociogram, n. diagram of social relationships within a group. sociolinguistics, n. study of language in a social context. sociologism, n. interpretation emphasizing social factors. sociometry, n. study of sociological relationships and attitudes, especially as expressed by preferences. sociopath, n. person hostile to society.
 
socius
n. - (pl. -ii) member; companion; associate; individual. socius criminis, accomplice in crime.
 
sockdolager
n. - a hard hit
 
socle
n. - Architecture, moulded member at base of plinth or pedestal.
 
sodality
n. - association; union; brotherhood. sodalist, n. member of this.
 
soffit
n. - Architecture, underside of auxiliary part of building, as arch, staircase, etc.
 
soigné
adj. - (fem. -ée) 'carefully done'; well- groomed.
 
solanaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a potato or nightshade plant; belonging to the potato or nightshade family of plants. solaneous, adj.
 
solano
n. - hot East wind of Mediterranean Spanish coast.
 
solaristics
n. - study of relation between sun and its radiation and earth.
 
solarium
n. - (pl. -ia) room, porch, etc., exposed to sunshine.
 
solatium
n. - anything that compensates for suffering or loss;an additional allowance
 
solecism
n. - ignorant error, especially in grammar. solecise, v.i. solecist, n. solecistic(al), adj.
 
soleiform
adj. - shaped like a slipper.
 
solenitis
n. - inflammation of duct.
 
solfatara
n. - vent for sulphurous volcanic gases. solfataric, adj.
 
solidary
adj. - Law, having joint interests or obligations.
 
solidungular
adj. - solidungulate, solidungulous a. having single hoof on each foot.
 
solidus
n. - (pl. -di) oblique line (/); slash.
 
solifidian
n. - believer that faith alone will ensure salvation. solifidianism, n.
 
solifidium
n. - someone who believes that faith alone is sufficientfor salvation
 
soliform
adj. - sun-like.
 
soliped
adj.,n. - having single hoof on each foot (animal). solipedal, solipedous, adj.
 
soliterraneous
adj. - pertaining to sun and earth, especially their joint meteorological effect. solitidal, adj. pertaining to tides caused by sun.
 
solivagant
adj. - solivagous n. wandering alone.
 
solmisate
v. - sing or set to sol-fa notation. solmisation, n.
 
solonist
n. - wise man.
 
solus
adj. - 'alone'.
 
somascope
n. - instrument detecting disease of the internal organs by 'echo- sounding' methods and producing images of the diseased tissue on a television screen.
 
somnifacient
adj.,n. - soporific. somniferous, adj. inducing sleep. somniloquence, somniloquy, n. talking in one's sleep. somnipathy, n. hypnotic sleep.
 
somniloquacious
adj. - pertaining to talking in one's sleep
 
somnolent
adj. - sleepy; causing, or resembling, sleep. somnolescent, adj. becoming sleepy. somnolence, n. somnorific, adj. soporific.
 
sonant
adj. - sounding; Phon., voiced. sonantal, sonantic, adj. sonable, adj. capable of being sounded sonance, n.
 
sonation
n. - sounding. sondation,, n. sounding, especially by boring, of the earth.
 
sonde
n. - device sent up to observe the upper atmosphere.
 
soniferous
adj. - producing sound. sonification, n. act of producing sound.
 
sonorescent
adj. - emitting sound under influence of some radiation. sonorescence, n.
 
sophiology
n. - science of ideas. sophiologic, adj.
 
sophism
n. - deceptive or fallacious argument. sophist, n. fallacious arguer. sophistic(al), adj. sophisticate, v.i. make artificial or worldly; corrupt. sopyistry, n. sophism, or use of sophism; mere empty argument.
 
sophomania
n. - delusion of exceptional intelligence
 
sophrosyne
n. - sober, sensible, prudent and rational
 
sopor
n. - unusually deep sleep or lethargy. soporific, n. & a. (drug) inducing sleep. soporiferous, adj. soporose, adj. abnormally sleepy; comatose.
 
soral
adj. - pertaining to sorus.
 
sorbefacient
adj.,n. - (substance) promoting absorption.
 
sorbile
adj. - that can be sipped or drunk.
 
sordes
n. - foul or excreted matter. sordor, n. refuse; sordidness.
 
sordino
n. - (pl. -ni) Music, mute.
 
soricid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) shrew (animal). soricine, adj. pertaining to or like a shrew. soricident, adj. having teeth like shrew's.
 
sorites
n. - series of syllogisms following one from another, with the first and last closely linked; collection of facts, things, etc. soritic(al), adj.
 
sorner
n. - freeloader
 
sororal
adj. - pertaining to sisters. sororate, n. custom of marriage to sister, especially to younger sister after wife's death. sororicide, n. killing or killer of own sister. sorority, n. sisterhood; American, club of college girls.
 
sorosis
n. - kind of fruit in which many flowers are united, as in pineapple.
 
sortes
n. -pl. pl. (sing. sors) lot; drawing lots. sortes Vergilianae, divination by reference to book of Virgil's poems opened at random.
 
sortilege
n. - divination by casting lots; witchcraft; enchantment. sortilegic, sortilegious, adj. sortileger, n.
 
sortition
n. - casting of, or assignment by lots.
 
sorus
n. - cluster of spore cases on fern fronds; 'fruit dots'.
 
soterial
adj. - pertaining to salvation. soteriology, n. theological study of salvation; treatise on hygiene.
 
sottise
n. - stupid or blundering act.
 
soubrette
n. - role of light-hearted or coquettish girl in drama; actress playing such part.
 
souchong
n. - high grade black China tea.
 
soutane
n. - Roman Catholic priest's cassock.
 
sovkhoz
n. - Soviet co-operative farm.
 
spadassin
n. - swordsman; fighter.
 
spadiceous
adj. - chestnut-colored; pertaining to spadix. spadicifloral, spadiciflorous, adj. having flowers in a spadix. spadicose, adj. spadix, n. (pl. -dices) flower-spike covered by large leaf, as of arum plant.
 
spado
n. - (pl. -ones) impotent person; castrated animal.
 
spadonism
n. - enuchry
 
spallation
n. - splitting into numerous fragments of the nucleus of an atom by high-energy bombardment.
 
spanaemia
n. - anaemia. spanaemic, adj.
 
spandrel
n. - triangular space between curve of arch and right angle enclosing it; design in corner of postage stamp.
 
spaneria
n. - scarcity of men
 
spanogyny
n. - scarcity of woman
 
spanopnoea
n. - slow deep breathing as a morbid condition.
 
sparadrap
n. - medical plaster.
 
spargosis
n. - Medicine, swelling
 
sparid
adj. - sparoid a. pertaining to or like sea bream.
 
spatchcock
n. - roughly prepared and cooked fowl; v.t. prepare and cook as this; interpolate unnecessarily or inappropriately; patch in or together.
 
spathe
n. - large sheath-like bract or leaf, as of arum plant. spathaceous, spathal, spathose, spathous, adj.
 
spatiate
v. - to stroll or ramble
 
spatilomancy
n. - fortunetelling by observing animal droppings
 
spatiotemporal
adj. - pertaining to or having space and time.
 
spatrify
v. - to besmirch, befoul
 
spavin
n. - tumour on horse's leg. bog-spavin, spavin on hock. bone- spavin, bony outgrowth on hock. spavined, adj. affected with spavin; worn-out.
 
spawling
v. - a noisy clearing of the throat
 
specie
n. - coined money.
 
speculum
n. - (pl. -la) mirror; reflector; instrument for examining body passages; colored patch on bird's wing.
 
spelaean, spelean
adj. - pertaining to or living in caves. speleology, n. study and exploration of caves. speleologist, n.
 
spelter
n. - zinc
 
speluncar
adj. - speluncean a. pertaining to or like a cave.
 
spermaceti
n. - wax-like substance used in candles, ointments, etc., obtained from oil of sperm-whale, etc.
 
spermatic
adj. - pertaining to or like sperm. spermatise,, v. impregnate with sperm. spermatism, n. emission of sperm. spermatoblast, n. sperm-producing cell. spermatocyte, n. cell producing spermatozoa. spermatogenesis, n. formation of spermatozoa. spermatoid, adj. like sperm. spermatorrhoea, n. involuntary and frequent spermatism. spermatozoon, n. ( pl. -oa) male sexual cell, which fertilises egg.
 
spermologer
n. - gatherer of seeds
 
spermology
n. - bot. study of seeds. spermological, adj. spermologist, n.
 
spermophile
n. - gopher.
 
sphacel
n. - gangrene. sphacelate, v.i. & t. affect with gangrene; mortify; a. gangrenous. sphacelation, sphacelism, n. sphacelous, adj. sphacelus, n. gangrene; necrosis.
 
sphagnum
n. - (pl. -na) peat or bog moss. sphagnicolous, adj. growing in this. sphagnology, n. study of this. sphagnous, adj.
 
sphenic
adj. - wedge-shaped; Mathematics, having three different prime numbers as its factors. sphenocephaly, n. state of having sphenic head. sphenogram, n. cuneiform character. sphenography, n. art of using or interpreting sphenograms. sphenoid, adj.
 
sphingal
adj. - like sphinx.
 
sphingid
n. - hawk moth. sphingiform, sphingine, adj. like sphingid or sphinx.
 
sphragistic
adj. - pertaining to or like a seal or signet ring. sphragistics, n. study of these.
 
sphygmic
adj. - pertaining to pulse (of heart). sphygmochronograph, n. instrument recording pulse. sphygmodic, adj. pulsating. sphygmograph, n. instrument recording pulse of artery. sphygmoid, adj. like a pulse. sphygmology, n. study of pulse. sphygmomanometer, n. instrument registering blood pressure. sphygmophone, n. instrument for hearing the pulse. sphygmus, n. Med., the pulse. e.
 
spicate
adj. - having, like or in a spike. spical, spicant, spiciferous, spiciform, spicigerous, spicose, spicous, adj. having spikes. spicula, spicule, n. small spike; small spiky body in sponges and similar creatures.
 
spiflicate, spifflicate
v. - jocular & slang, beat up; trounce.
 
spiloma
n. - birthmark; naevus. spilomalus, n. (pl. - li) naevus.
 
spinaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like spinach; belonging to spinach family of plants.
 
spindrift
n. - sea spray.
 
spinel
n. - ruby-like precious stone.
 
spinescent
adj. - becoming or tending to be spiny; tapering. spinescence, n.
 
spinthariscope
n. - instrument demonstrating the emission of alpha rays by radium compound.
 
spintherism
n. - seeing of sparks before the eyes.
 
spiracle
n. - air-hole. spiracular, adj. spiraculate, spiraculiferous, adj. having these.
 
spirant
adj.,n. - (consonant) pronounced with friction of breath against part of mouth, as f or s.; fricative. obsolete, spirate, adj. voiceless. spiration, n. act of breathing.
 
spirochaete
n. - spirally-moving, disease-producing organism. spirochaetaemia, n. presence of these in blood. spirochaeticide n. substance killing these. spirochaetosis, n. infection by these.
 
spirograph
n. - instrument recording movements of breathing. spirogram, n. record made by this. spirometer, n. instrument recording volume of air taken in by lungs or volume of gas.
 
spirulate
adj. - spirally arranged.
 
splanchnic
adj. - visceral. splanchnology, n. study of viscera. splanchnopathy, n. disease of viscera. splanchnotomy, n. incision into viscera.
 
spodium
n. - bone charcoal. spodogenic, spodogenous, adj. pertaining to or due to waste matter. spodomancy, n. divination by study of ashes.
 
spodogenous
adj. - pertaining to or due to presence of waste matter
 
spokeshave
n. - plane or knife for rounding spokes or spoke-like objects.
 
spoliation
n. - pillage. spoliative, adj. robbing; diminishing. spoliator, n. robber. spoliatory, adj.
 
spondyl
n. - vertebra. spondylexarthrosis, n. displacement of this. spondylic, spondylous, adj. spondylitis, n. inflammation of this. spondylotherapeutics, n. medical treatment by manipulating spine. .
 
sponsion
n. - act of taking pledge or becoming surety for a person.
 
sponson
n. - projection from side of ship, as protection, gun platform, etc.
 
spontoon
n. - short pike carried by 18th-century infantry officer.
 
sporangium
n. - (pl. -gia) spore case or receptacle of ferns, fungi, etc. sporangial, adj. sporangiferous, adj. having sporangia. sporangiform, adj. like sporangium. sporangiophore, n. stalk bearing sporangium.
 
sporulate
v. -i. form (into) spores. sporule, n. small spore. sporuliferous a. producing sporules. sporuloid, adj. like a sporule. sporulation, n.
 
Sprachgefühl
n. - instinctive grasp of a language and its usage.
 
sprag
n. - block of wood used to stop a vehicle from going downhill
 
spraints
n. - otter dung
 
springal
n. - a strong young boy
 
springe
n. - snare for catching small game
 
spritzer
n. - drink of (white) wine and soda water.
 
sprue
n. - tropical inflammatory disease of digestive tract.
 
spruit
n. - small stream flowing only in wet season.
 
spumescent
adj. - foaming; foamy. spumescence, n.
 
spurcidical
adj. - foul-mouthed
 
sputum
n. - saliva or mucus spat out. sputative, adj. habitually spitting.
 
squab
n. - young pigeon; nestling; stuffed lower cushion of chair; sofa.
 
squadrism
n. - government by armed squadrons of supporters or party members.
 
squaliform
adj. - shark-shaped. squaloid, adj. like a shark.
 
squamaceous
adj. - scaly. squamate, squameous, squamose, squamous, adj. like, having or covered with scales. squamellate, squamelliferous, squamulate, squamulose, adj. having small scales. squamoid, adj. like a scale.
 
squatinid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to an) angelfish.
 
squeg
v. - to oscillate in a highly irregular fashion, pertaining to electronic systems
 
squill
n. - sea onion, used as expectorant, etc.
 
squinancy
n. - wild plant believed to cure quinsy.
 
squinch
n. - arch, etc., across corner of room.
 
stabile
adj. - stationary; n. stationary abstract sculpture similar to a mobile.
 
stactometer
n. - glass for measuring drops.
 
stadiometer
n. - kind of theodolite; wheel by which length of line is measured.
 
stagiary
n. - resident canon; law student.
 
stagmometer
n. - device for measuring number of drops in certain volume of liquid.
 
stagnicolous
adj. - living in stagnant water.
 
stalagmometer
n. - drop-measuring instrument.
 
stanchion
n. - upright support or post.
 
stanhope
n. - four-wheeled driving carriage
 
stannary
n. - tin-mine or -works. stannic, adj. pertaining to tin; Chemistry, in which tin has valency of four. stannous, adj. pertaining to tin; Chemistry, in which tin has valency of two.
 
stapes
n. - innermost bone of ear; stirrup bone. stapedectomy, n. removal of stapes and insertion of an artificial replacement to relieve deafness. stapedial, adj. pertaining to stapes. stapediform, adj. like a stapes or stirrup.
 
stasivalence
n. - ability to have sexual intercourse onlywhile standing
 
statant
adj. - in profile with all four feet on the ground.
 
statics
n. - study of bodies and forces in equilibrium.
 
statocyst
n. - organ of balance in some invertebrates.
 
statolith
n. - calcium granule in statocyst, whose movement stimulates sensory cells; solid, free-moving particle in plant cytoplasm, thought to influence changes in plant's orientation.
 
stator
n. - stationary part of motor.
 
statoscope
n. - kind of aneroid barometer recording minute barometric changes.
 
staurolatry
n. - worship of the cross or crucifix.
 
stavesacre
n. - kind of larkspur, from which ointment for lice is obtained.
 
stearin
n. - hard fat. stearic, adj. steariform, adj. like stearin.
 
steatite
n. - soapstone. steatitic, adj. steatogenous, adj. fat-producing. steatolysis, n. breaking down of fats. steatopathic, adj. pertaining to disease of sebaceous glands. steatopygic, steatopygous, adj. having excessively fat buttocks. steatorrhea, n. fattiness of faeces; seborrhoea. steatosis, n. adiposity.
 
steatopygous
adj. - pertaining to or characterized by protuberant buttocks; fat rumped
 
steeve
n. - long spar with pulley used to stow cargo in ship's hold; v.t. stow (cargo).
 
stegnosis
n. - constipation. stegnotic, n. & a. (medicine) causing constipation.
 
stegophilist
n. - person whose pastime is climbing the outside of buildings.
 
stele
n. - (pl. -lae ) carved or painted stone pillar or slab; central part of plant's stem. stelar, adj.
 
stemma
n. - (pl. -mas, -mata ) family tree; genealogy of literary text; simple eye of insect.
 
stenocardia
n. - angina pectoris. stenocardiac, adj. stenocephaly, n. narrowness of head. stenochoric, adj. not widely distributed. stenochromy, n. printing of many-colored pattern at one impression.
 
stenometer
n. - distance-measuring instrument.
 
stenopaic
adj. - with narrow aperture. stenopetalous, adj. with narrow petals. stenophagous, adj. eating only a narrow range of food. stenophyllous, adj. with narrow leaves. stenophobia, n. morbid fear of narrow places.
 
stenosis
n. - narrowing of an orifice. stenotic, adj. stenotypy, n. type of shorthand using ordinary characters.
 
stentor
n. - loud-voiced person. stentorian, stentorious, stentorophonic, adj.
 
stercoraceous
adj. - pertaining to dung. stercoral, stercorous, adj. stercorary, n. place for dung. stercoricolous, adj. living in dung.
 
stercoricolous
adj. - living in dung
 
sterculius
n. - the god of feces
 
stereobate
n. - masonry platform used as foundation for a building. stereobatic, adj.
 
stereochemistry
n. - chemical study of arrangement of molecules and atoms.
 
stereognosis
n. - ability to perceive weight, form, etc., of a body by touch. sterognostic, adj.
 
stereography
n. - representation of solid bodies on plane surface. stereogram, n. representation giving impression of solidity of object. stereograph, n. picture used in stereoscope. stereographic, adj.
 
stereometry
n. - measurement of volumes, etc., of solid figures. stereometric(al), n.
 
stereomonoscope
n. - instrument projecting image with appearance of solidity, by means of two lenses.
 
stereopsis
n. - stereoscopic vision.
 
stereostatic
adj. - geostatic. stereostatics, n. statics of solids.
 
stereotomy
n. - cutting of solids, especially stone. stereotomical, adj. stereotomist, n.
 
sternson
n. - timber joining sternpost of ship to kelson.
 
sternum
n. - (pl. -na) breastbone. sternal, adj.
 
sternutation
n. - the act of sneezing; a sneeze
 
sterol
n. - organic solid alcohol.
 
stertor
n. - snoring. Medicine, stertorous, adj. breathing loudly or hoarsely; snoring.
 
stertorous
adj. - characterized by heavy snoring
 
stethometer
n. - instrument measuring chest expansion in breathing. stethoscopy n. examination with a stethoscope. stethospasm, n. spasm of chest muscles.
 
sthenia
n. - (unusual or abnormal) strength. sthenic, adj. (unusually) strong.
 
sthenobulia
n. - strong will power
 
stibial
adj. - pertaining to antimony. stibiated, adj. containing antimony.
 
stibnite
n. - natural compound of antimony from which it is obtained.
 
stich
n. - line of verse. stichic, adj. stichometry, n. measurement by counting lines, especially of books or documents; division of written or printed matter into lines, especially in accordance with the sense. stichomythia, n. alternating single lines of dialogue in poetic drama. a. .
 
stilliform
adj. - drop-shaped.
 
stipe
n. - Botany, short stalk.
 
stipule
n. - one of a pair of leaf-like appendages at base of leaf. stipuliferous a. producing this. stipuliform, adj. like this.
 
stirious
adj. - like an icicle
 
stirpiculture
n. - breeding of special stocks. stirps, n. (pl. - pes ) family line; stock; biological category.
 
stithy
n. - blacksmith's anvil or forge.
 
stoa
n. - (pl. -as, -ae ) covered walk with colonnade(s).
 
stochastic
adj. - pertaining to random variables in statistics and their interrelations with the laws of probability.
 
stoichiology
n. - physical study of composition of animal tissues. stoichiometry, n. Chemistry, calculation of elements' combining weights; study of chemical composition and combination.
 
stolon
n. - runner of plant. stolonate, adj. having stolon. stoloniferous a. producing stolon.
 
stoma
n. - (pl. -mata ), mouth; orifice; breathing pore of plants. stomatal, adj. stomatic a. pertaining to stoma.; n. & a. Medicine, used for disorders of mouth. stomatiferous, adj. having stoma. stomatitis, n. inflammation of mouth. stomatology, n. medical study of mouth. stomatose, stomatous, adj. having stoma.
 
stomachous
adj. - obstinate; angry
 
stope
n. - step-like working in a mine to extract ore; v.t. excavate in stopes.
 
stopple
n. - stopper; plug.
 
storge
n. - parental instinct.
 
storiate
v. - ornament with historical designs. storiation, n.
 
storiology
n. - study of folk-lore. storiological, adj. storiologist, n.
 
stoup
n. - basin for holy water
 
stovaine
n. - anaesthetic cocaine-substitute, chiefly injected into spine.
 
strabismus
n. - squint. strabismal, strabismic(al), adj. strabismometer, n. instrument measuring degree of strabismus.
 
stramineous
adj. - like straw or its color; worthless.
 
stramonium
n. - thorn apple, and its leaves used in medicine.
 
strappado
n. - form of torture in which victim was let fall the length of a rope tied to his wrists, etc.
 
stratigraphy
n. - study of geological strata; stratification. stratigrapher, stratigraphist, n. stratigraphic, adj.
 
stratocracy
n. - military rule. stratocrat, n. stratocratic, adj. stratography, n. art of directing an army.
 
strepitous
adj. - making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous
 
strepor
n. - noise. strepent, strepitant, strepitous, adj.
 
strepsis
n. - twisting.
 
stria
n. - (pl. -ae ) line; small groove; flute of column; scratch; band; stripe. striate, v. mark with striae. striation, n.
 
strickle
n. - scythe-sharpening instrument; template; instrument for levelling off material, especially grain, in a container.
 
stridor
n. - harsh noise; whistling sound in breathing. stridulate, v.i. make a shrill or harsh noise. stridulation, n. stridulator, n. stridulous, adj. squeaky.
 
striga
n. - (pl. -gae ) stria; plant's stiff bristle. strigal, adj. strigate, adj. having striga.
 
strigil
n. - instrument used to scrape down skin in Greek and Roman baths.
 
strigilation
n. - scraping.
 
strigine
adj. - pertaining to or like an owl.
 
striola
n. - (pl. -lae ) small or weak stria. striolate, adj. having striolae.
 
strobic
adj. - spinning; like a top.
 
strobile
n. - strobilus n. cone-like inflorescence, especially of hop. strobilaceous, strobiline, strobiloid, adj.
 
stroboscope
n. - instrument for studying periodic motion by illuminating object with flashes at same frequency as that of its motion. stroboscopic, adj. stroboscopy, n.
 
strombuliform
adj. - like a spinning top or screw.
 
struma
n. - (pl. -mae ) goitre. strumectomy, n. surgical removal of struma. strumose, strumous, strumatic, adj.
 
struthian
adj. - ratite. struthiform, adj. like an ostrich. struthionine, struthious, adj.
 
stucco
n. - (pl. -oes) kind of plaster for exteriors of buildings, especially highly ornamented.
 
stultify
v. - make to seem foolish; frustrate; make futile. stuttification, n.
 
stupefacient
adj. - stupefying; n. narcotic. stupefy, v. make stupid; daze.
 
stupeous
adj. - tow-like. stupose, adj. having tow-like tufts.
 
stupration
n. - rape.
 
stupulose
adj. - downy.
 
sturnine
adj. - pertaining to starlings. strunoid, adj. like a starling.
 
stygiophobia
n. - fear of hell
 
stylite
n. - ascetics who lived on top of pillars
 
stylobate
n. - coping, etc., supporting colonnade.
 
stylograph
n. - fountain pen with needle-like point. stylography, n.writing with a style on wax tablet, etc. stylographic, adj.
 
stylometer
n. - column-measuring instrument.
 
styptic
adj.,n. - (substance) checking bleeding by constricting blood vessels. stypsis, n. use of this.
 
suaviation
n. - a love kiss
 
subacid
adj. - slightly acid.
 
subacute
adj. - applied to diseases between acute and chronic.
 
subaerial
adj. - in open air; on surface of ground.
 
subagitation
n. - copulation
 
subahdar
n. - viceroy; provincial governor; sepoy company commander.
 
subalary
adj. - beneath wings.
 
subalpine
adj. - of higher mountain slopes below timber line.
 
subangular
adj. - subangulate a. somewhat angular.
 
subarid
adj. - slightly arid.
 
subarrhation
n. - betrothal, with gift from man to woman.
 
subastral
adj. - sublunary.
 
subaudition
n. - understanding of something not expressed; thing so understood. subaudible, adj. hardly audible. subauditur, n. thing understood; implication.
 
subboreal
adj. - very cold.
 
subdecimal
adj. - applied to quotient of division by a multiple of ten. subdecuple, adj. containing one part of ten.
 
subderisorious
adj. - mildly ridiculing
 
subdititious
adj. - secret substitution
 
subdolous
adj. - rather crafty or sly
 
subduplicate
adj. - expressed by square root.
 
subereous
adj. - pertaining to or like cork. suberise, v. convert into corky tissue. suberose, adj. like cork.
 
subfluvial
adj. - beneath, or at bottom of, a river.
 
subfocal
adj. - of which one is not entirely conscious.
 
subfusc
adj. - dusky drab; n. formal academic dress at Oxford University.
 
subinfeudate
v. - grant to another land held from feudal lord; sublet. subinfeudation, subinfeudatory, n.
 
subintelligitur
n. - a meaning implied but not stated
 
subitaneous
adj. - sudden.
 
subjacent
adj. - lying or situated below.
 
sublate
v. - deny; cancel; reduce, especially an idea to subordinate part of a greater unity. sublation, n. sublative, adj. tending to remove.
 
sublethal
adj. - not quite fatal.
 
sublineation
n. - act of underlining.
 
sublunary
adj. - of the world; terrestrial.
 
subluxation
n. - state of being almost dislocated.
 
submaxillary
adj. - beneath lower jaw. submaxillary gland, salivary gland discharging beneath tongue.
 
submerse
v. - submerge. submersible, a.; n. vessel used for undersea exploration or maintenance. submersion, n.
 
submiliary
adj. - smaller than a millet seed.
 
subminimal
adj. - less than minimum necessary; subliminal.
 
submontane
adj. - at foot of mountain.
 
submultiple
adj.,n. - (quantity) dividing into another exactly.
 
subnubilar
adj. - under clouds. subnuvolar, adj.
 
suboctuple
adj. - containing one part of eight; related as 1 is to 8.
 
subquintuple
adj. - having ratio of 1 to 5.
 
subreptary
adj. - adapted to crawling. subreption, n. false or unfair deduction or representation due to suppression of truth. subreptitious, adj. pertaining to subreption.
 
subrident
adj. - smiling. subrision, n.
 
subsannation
n. - derision
 
subsextuple
adj. - related as 1 is to 6.
 
subsolar
adj. - beneath the sun; sublunary; between tropics.
 
substantive
adj. - pertaining to or like a substance or entity; existing alone; independent; substantial; solid; essential; real, actual; Grammar, expressing existence; n. noun or pronoun. substantival, adj.
 
substaquilate
v. - to defeat, overwhelm
 
substituent
n. - thing, especially atom, substituted for another.
 
subsultus
n. - convulsive movement. subsultory, adj. leaping.
 
subtend
v. - extend beneath or opposite to. subtense, adj. pertaining to object of known length by which distances are measured.
 
subtopia
n. - deceptively spacious subrural suburban paradise.
 
subtrahend
n. - amount to be subtracted.
 
subtrist
adj. - rather sad.
 
subturbary
adj. - beneath turf.
 
subulate
adj. - long and tapering; awl-shaped. subulicorn, adj. having such horns or antennae. subuliform, adj.
 
subungual
adj. - subunguial a. beneath a nail or hoof.
 
suburbicarian
adj. - pertaining to suburbs, especially of Rome.
 
subvention
n. - subsidy. subvene, v. support; aid; happen to help.
 
subvocal
adj. - put into words but not spoken.
 
succedaneum
n. - (pl. -ea) substitute; remedy. succedaneous, adj.
 
succent
v. - sing second part. succentor, n. deputy precentor.
 
succiniferous
adj. - producing amber.
 
succise
adj. - having appearance of having lower part cut off.
 
succorrhoea
n. - excessive secretion.
 
succory
n. - chicory.
 
succursal
adj. - like a branch or outgrowth; subordinate.
 
succus
n. - (pl. -cci ) juice. succus entericus, digestive secretion of small intestine.
 
succuss
v. - shake violently, especially Medicine, to detect presence of fluid. succussation, succussion, n. succussatory, succussive, adj.
 
suctorial
adj. - pertaining to, or for, sucking; having such organs. suctorian, n. such animal.
 
sudamen
n. - (pl. -mina) eruption due to retention of sweat under skin.
 
sudarium
n. - (pl. -ia) handkerchief or cloth for wiping away sweat, especially St. Veronica's, on which portrait of Christ is supposed to have been impressed; sudatorium. sudatorium, n. (pl. - ia) sweating room of a bath.
 
sudatory
adj. - sweating; sudorific; n. sudatorium; sudarium.
 
sudd
n. - mass of floating weed blocking the Nile.
 
sudiform
adj. - having shape of stake.
 
sudor
n. - sweat. sudoral, sudoric, adj. sudoresis, n. copious sweating. sudoriferous, sudoriparous, adj. sweat- producing. sudorific, n. & a. (drug) promoting perspiration.
 
sufflaminate
v. - check; obstruct. sufflamination, n.
 
sufflation
n. - afflatus.
 
suffrutescent
adj. - having woody base. suffruticose, suffruticous, adj. applied to such perennial plant, remaining herbaceous in upper part.
 
sugent
adj. - suctorial. sugescent, adj.
 
suggilate
v. - beat black and blue; slander. suggilation, n.
 
sui generis
adj. - 'of its, his or her own kind'; unique. sui juris, 'in his or her own right'; having full legal rights.
 
suilline
adj.,n. - (person or animal) like a pig.
 
suint
n. - sheep's dried perspiration in wool.
 
sulcate
adj. - having grooves; furrowed; v.t. furrow. sulcation, n. sulcus, n. groove, furrow, especially on surface of brain.
 
sullage
n. - refuse; sewage; pollution; silt.
 
sulpha-drugs
n. -pl. pl. group of synthetic chemical drugs also called sulphonamides, including sulphadiazine for pneumonia; sulphaguanidine for intestinal infections; sulphanilamide for throat infections, blood-poisoning, etc.; and others.
 
sulphate
n. - salt of sulphuric acid. sulphide, n. compound of sulphur. sulphite, n. salt of sulphurous acid.
 
sulphonal
n. - kind of sedative drug. sulphonalism, n. condition due to abuse of this.
 
sulphurate
v. - impregnate with sulphur. sulphureous, adj. pertaining to or like sulphur. sulphuretted, adj. impregnated with sulphur. sulphuric, adj. containing sulphur in higher valency. sulphurous, adj. containing sulphur in lower valency; pertaining to hellfire; scathing; profane.
 
summa
n. - (pl. -mae ) comprehensive treatise. summa cum laude, 'with the highest praise'; highest distinction in some academic examinations. summa rerum, 'sum of things'; great public interest. summa summarum, 'sum of sums'; consummation.
 
summand
n. - number, quantity to be added in a sum.
 
sumpter
n. - pack; pack horse; beast of burden.
 
sumptuary
adj. - regulating expenditure.
 
superannuate
v. - discharge as too old; pension off. superannuation, n. retirement pension.
 
superciliary
adj. - pertaining to brows or eyebrows. supercilious, adj. haughty; contemptuous.
 
supercrescent
adj. - parasitic.
 
supererogate
v. -i. do more than necessary. supererogation, supererogator, n. supererogative, supererogatory, adj.
 
superfetate
adj. - conceive during pregnancy. superfetation, n. such conception; cumulative growth by accretion; overproduction.
 
superficies
n. - surface; surface area. superficiary, adj. built on another's land.
 
superheterodyne
adj. - Radio, applied to reception in which oscillations of slightly different frequency are imposed on the received oscillations, producing beats of a frequency above audio- frequency which are easily amplified.
 
superhumeral
n. - garment, especially ecclesiatical, worn over shoulders.
 
superincumbent
adj. - lying on top of; overhanging. superincumbence, superincumbency, n.
 
superinduce
v. - bring as addition. superinduction, n.
 
superjacent
adj. - lying over or above.
 
superlunary
adj. - above the moon; other-worldly.
 
supermaxillary
adj. - pertaining to the upper jaw.
 
supernaculum
n. - a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent booze
 
supernal
adj. - heavenly.
 
supernatant
adj. - floating on surface. supernatation, n.
 
supernumerary
adj.,n. - (person) in addition to usual or necessary number.
 
superphosphate
n. - acid phosphate.
 
superscribe
v. - write on top or at head. superscript, adj. written above. superscription, n.
 
supersensible
adj. - beyond physical perception; spiritual.
 
supersolid
n. - magnitude of more than three dimensions.
 
superstratum
n. - (pl. -ta) overlying layer.
 
superterranean
adj. - superterraneous a. above or on surface of earth. superterrene, adj.
 
supervacaneous
adj. - needlessly added
 
supervene
v. -i. occur in addition or unexpectedly; follow close upon. supervenient, adj. supervenience, supervention, n.
 
supinate
v. - lie or make lie on back; turn arm so that palm is upward. supination, n. supinator, n. muscle producing supination.
 
supinovalent
adj. - able to fornicate only while supine
 
suppalpation
n. - gaining affection by caressing
 
suppedaneum
n. - (pl. -ea) support for feet, especially on cross for crucifixion. suppedaneous, adj.
 
suppletion
n. - Philology, use of a word form as tense, inflection etc. of another, different word form, as e.g. worse as comparative of bad . suppletive, adj. suppletory, adj. supplementary.
 
supraliminal
adj. - conscious.
 
supraorbital
adj. - above the eye socket.
 
surah
n. - soft silk fabric.
 
sural
adj. - pertaining to calf of leg.
 
surcease
v. - cease; stop; n. cessation.
 
surcingle
n. - band fastening anything on horse's back; girdle or belt worn with cassock.
 
surculose
adj. - producing suckers. surculous, adj. surculus, n. (pl. -li ) sucker.
 
surd
adj. - deaf; senseless; Phonetics, unvoiced; n. Mathematics, irrational number, as pi. surdomutism, surdimutism, n. state of being deaf and dumb. surdomute, n. deaf and dumb person.
 
surma
n. - eye-shadow.
 
surmullet
n. - red mullet.
 
surnominal
adj. - pertaining to surnames.
 
surrebutter
n. - Law, plaintiff's reply to defendant's rebutter. surrebuttal, n. giving evidence in support of this.
 
surrejoinder
n. - Law plaintiff's reply to defendant's rejoinder.
 
suscept
n. - parasite's host.
 
suscitate
v. - stimulate. suscitation, n.
 
suspercollate
v. - to hang by the neck
 
suspire
v. -i. breathe; sigh. suspiration, n. suspirative, adj.
 
sustentation
n. - sustaining; maintenance; sustenance. sustentative a.
 
susurrate
v. -i. whisper. susurrant, adj. susurrous, adj. rustling. susurrus, n. whispering sound. susurration, n.
 
sutler
n. - camp-follower vending provisions. sutlery, n.
 
suttee
n. - suicide of Hindu woman on husband's funeral pyre; this custom. sutteeism, n.
 
suzerain
n. - sovereign. suzerainty, n.
 
swage
n. - groove; metal-worker's grooved shaping tool; v.t. shape with this.
 
swale
n. - meadow; marshy hollow.
 
swallett
n. - underground river found in a mine
 
swipple
n. - blade of a flail.
 
sybotic
adj. - pertaining to swineherd. sybotism, n.
 
syconium
n. - form of fruit with ovaries on enlarged receptacle, as fig.
 
sycosis
n. - inflammatory pustular disease of facial hair follicles. sycosiform, adj.
 
syllepsis
n. - (pl. -ses ) use of word agreeing with only one of them to govern two or more words; use of word in figurative and literal senses in same phrase. sylleptic(al), adj.
 
sylph
n. - spirit of air; slim girl. sylphic, sylphid, adj.
 
sylva
n. - tree of a region; treatise on trees; anthology. sylvan, sylvestral, adj.
 
symbiosis
n. - living together of two organisms of different kinds, especially to their mutual benefit. symbion, symbiont, symbiote, n. such organism. symbiotic, adj. symbiotics, n. study of symbiosis.
 
symbolofideism
n. - having faith in symbols. symbolatry, n. worship of symbols.
 
symphily
n. - living together to their mutual benefit, of insects and other organisms. symphilic, symphilous, adj.
 
symphoric
n. - clumsy, accident prone
 
symphysis
n. - (pl. -ses ) fixed articulation of two bones, especially by cartilaginous pad. symphysis menti, symphysis of two lower jawbones at chin. symphysis pubis, symphysis of two pubic bones. symphytic, adj.
 
symploce
n. - repetition of initial and concluding phrases or words of a sentence at beginning and end of following sentence.
 
symptosis
n. - emaciation.
 
synactic
adj. - acting in addition or together; cumulative.
 
synaeresis
n. - pronunciation as one of two vowels usually pronounced separately.
 
synaesthesia
n. - sensation occurring in part distant from part stimulated; association of sensation, as color, etc., with other sensation. synaesthetic, adj.
 
synallagmatic
adj. - bilateral; reciprocal.
 
synaloepha
n. - contraction of two syllables into one by omission of vowel.
 
synanthesis
n. - synchronous maturity of male and female elements of plant. synanthetic, adj. synanthy, n. growing together of two flowers.
 
synarchy
n. - joint rule. synarchical, adj.
 
synartesis
n. - close junction. synarthrosis, n. (pl. -ses) fixed articulation of bones.
 
synastry
n. - relationship between individuals as denoted by relationships between planets etc. in their astrological charts.
 
syncategorematic
adj. - having meaning only in conjunction with another word.
 
synchoresis
n. - rhetorical device of apparently conceding point to strengthen argument.
 
synchroscope
n. - device indicating the degree of synchronism of associated machines or moving parts.
 
synchysis
n. - confusion.
 
synclastic
adj. - curved in all directions towards same point.
 
syncline
n. - Geology, downward fold. synclinal, synclinical, adj.
 
syncrasy
n. - combination.
 
syncretism
n. - combination of different religious beliefs; eclecticism; compromise. syncretize, v.i. & t. become or cause to become fused. syncretist, n. syncretistic, adj.
 
syndactyl
adj.,n. - (animal) with digits joined together. syndactylia, syndactylism, syndactyly, n. syndactylic, syndactylous, adj.
 
syndetic
adj. - connective.
 
syndic
n. - magistrate; member of committee. syndical, adj. syndicalism, n. theory of obtaining control of means of production by workers' organizations.
 
synechiology
n. - doctrine of the continuity or union of things. synechiological, adj.
 
synechthry
n. - living together of hostile species.
 
synecology
n. - study of ecological communities.
 
synectics
n. - problem-solving by creative and lateral thinking among a diverse group of people.
 
synergetic
adj. - co-operating. synergize, v.i. synergism, n. synergy; Religion, doctrine of co- operation of human will with divine grace. synergy, n. combined action of drugs, muscles, units, etc. to produce an effect greater than the sum of its parts.
 
synesis
n. - Grammar, construction in which grammatical agreement is according to sense rather than syntax.
 
synethnic
adj. - of same race or country.
 
syngamy
n. - conjunction of gametes, etc. syngamic, syngamous, adj.
 
syngenesis
n. - sexual reproduction. syngenetic, adj.
 
synizesis
n. - contraction of two syllables by combining pronunciation of successive vowels.
 
synkinesis
n. - movement of part when another is moved.
 
synoecious
adj. - having male and female flowers in same inflorescence. synoecize, v. join together. synoecism, n. synoecy, n. association of species with benefit to one and neither harm nor benefit to other.
 
synoptophore
n. - instrument correcting defects in eye muscle.
 
synorthographic
adj. - spelt alike.
 
synovia
n. - lubricating fluid secreted by certain membranes. synovial, adj. synoviparous, adj. producing this. synovitis, n. inflammation of synovial membrane.
 
syntagma
n. - a systematic collection.
 
syntectic
adj. - pertaining to syntexis.
 
synteresis
n. - intuitive knowledge of right and wrong; 'divine spark' of the soul.
 
syntexis
n. - wasting or melting away.
 
synthermal
adj. - having same temperature.
 
syntony
n. - tuning wireless instrument to same wavelength. syntonic, adj. pertaining to syntony; Psychology, in harmony with one's surroundings. syntonize, v.
 
sypher
v. - (of boards) join edge to edge or overlap to form a level surface.
 
syringadenous
adj. - pertaining to sweat glands.
 
syrinx
n. - (pl. -ringes ) tubular object; bird's vocal organ; Pan's pipes.
 
syrt
n. - sinking sand or quicksand
 
systatic
adj. - bringing together.
 
szopelka
n. - Russian musical instrument similar to oboe
 

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