- 1. Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
2. Living or located in a wood or forest.
3. Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.
1. A fabled deity or spirit of the woods.
2. One that lives in or frequents the woods or forest; a rustic.
|7 Nov 2016||sylvan|
- Of or pertaining to woods or forest regions.
- Living or located in a wood or forest.
- Abounding in forests or trees; wooded.
|5 May 2015||sycophant|
A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or
influence; a parasite; a toady.
- A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
|11 Jan 2014||sybarite|
A person devoted to luxury and pleasure.
|7 Feb 2016||swan song|
- A beautiful legendary song said to be sung by a dying swan.
- A final or farewell appearance, action, or pronouncement.
|24 Nov 2014||susurrus|
- The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
- A whispering or rustling sound; a murmur.
|11 Dec 2013||susurration|
A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
|26 Nov 2013||surreptitious|
- Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
- Acting with or marked by stealth.
|18 Sep 2016||surly|
- Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
- Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.
|6 Mar 2015||surfeit|
- Excess in eating and drinking.
- Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
- An excessive amount.
|2 May 2015||surcease|
|19 Nov 2016||supposititious|
- Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit.
- Hypothetical; supposed.
- To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
- To make a humble petition to; to beseech.
|7 Jun 2016||supplant|
- To take the place of (another), especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics; as, a rival supplants another.
- To take the place of and serve as a substitute for.
|14 Dec 2015||supine|
- Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
- Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
- To take place or occur as something additional, extraneous, or unexpected (sometimes followed by 'on' or 'upon').
- To follow immediately after; to ensue.
|17 Apr 2015||supernumerary|
- Exceeding the number stated or prescribed; as, a supernumerary officer in a regiment.
- Exceeding a necessary, usual, or required number or quality; superfluous; as, supernumerary addresses; supernumerary expense.
|18 Jun 2015||supernal|
- Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, supernal regions.
- Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as,
|11 Jan 2015||superfluous|
more than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive
-- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
-- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun
|1 Mar 2015||supererogatory|
More than is needed or required.
|31 Mar 2015||supercilious|
Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
|19 May 2015||superannuated|
- Discharged or disqualified on account of old age; retired from service, especially with a pension.
- Old; no longer in use; no longer valid; outmoded.
|1 Feb 2014||sunder|
To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
|1 Apr 2016||sui generis|
Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.
To spread through or over in the manner of fluid or light; to flush.
|19 Dec 2015||succor|
- Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
- The person or thing that brings relief.
|1 Nov 2014||succinct|
Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise.
|4 Apr 2014||subterfuge|
A deceptive device or stratagem.
- A deceptive device or stratagem.
|20 Dec 2014||sublunary|
- situated between the earth and the moon; situated beneath the moon
- of this earth; of or pertaining to this
world; terrestrial; earthly.
|9 Nov 2014||subfusc|
Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
- Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
|17 Oct 2016||subaltern|
- Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior.
- (Chiefly British) Ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain.
- (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.
|30 Oct 2016||sub rosa|
Secretly; privately; confidentially.
|29 Sep||sub rosa|
- 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.
1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.
|30 May 2016||suasion|
The act of persuading; persuasion.
- Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
- Dark and dismal.
|12 Mar 2016||stripling|
A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
|9 Nov 2016||stormy petrel|
- Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
- One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.
|10 Apr 2015||stolid|
Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
|17 Jan 2015||stoic|
- . Stoic. Philosophy. A disciple of the philosopher Zeno; one of a Greek sect which held that men should be free from passion, unmoved by joy or grief, and should submit without complaint to unavoidable necessity, by which all things are governed.
- . Hence, a person not easily excited; an apathetic person; one who is apparently or professedly indifferent to pleasure or pain.
|1 Dec 2016||stertorous|
Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
|25 Oct 2015||stentorian|
Extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice.
|22 Jun 2014||stasis|
- A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
- Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
|2 Jul 2016||starveling|
- Being a starveling.
- Poor in quality; inadequate.
|4 Nov 2015||stanch|
To stop the flowing of; to check in its course; also, to stop the flowing of blood from; as, to stanch a wound.
|23 Dec 2015||staid|
Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
|24 Oct 2016||spurious|
- Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
- Of illegitimate birth.