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DateWord Description
13 Maysupercilious
  • Disdainfully arrogant; haughty.

19 May 2015superannuated
  • 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  • Old; no longer in use; no longer valid; outmoded.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 2014sunder
  • To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.
9 Junsui generis
  • Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.

1 Apr 2016sui generis
  • Being the only example of its kind; constituting a class of its own; unique.
17 Mar 2017suffuse
  • To spread through or over in the manner of fluid or light; to flush.
31 Dec 2017succor
  • 1. Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
    2. The person or thing that brings relief.

    transitive verb:
    1. To help or relieve when in difficulty, want, or distress; to assist and deliver from suffering; to relieve.

19 Dec 2015succor
  • Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
  • The person or thing that brings relief.
1 Nov 2014succinct
  • Characterized by compressed precise expression with no wasted words; brief; concise.
4 Apr 2014subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.
1 Sep 2017subterfuge
  • A deceptive device or stratagem.

20 Dec 2014sublunary
  • situated between the earth and the moon; situated beneath the moon
  • of this earth; of or pertaining to this world; terrestrial; earthly.

9 Nov 2014subfusc
  • Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.
13 Aug 2017subfusc
  • Dark or dull in color; drab, dusky.

17 Oct 2016subaltern
  • 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 2016sub rosa
  • Secretly; privately; confidentially.
29 Sep 2017sub rosa
  • 1. Secretly; privately; confidentially.

    adjective:
    1. Designed to be secret or confidential; secretive; private.

21 Junsuasion
  • The act of persuading; persuasion.

30 May 2016suasion
  • The act of persuading; persuasion.
17 Feb 2017stygian
  • Of or pertaining to the river Styx, the principal river of the underworld in Greek mythology; hence, hellish; infernal.
  • Dark and dismal.
12 Mar 2016stripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.
19 Janstripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

9 Nov 2016stormy 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.
12 Marstormy petrel
  • 1. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, having dark plumage with paler underparts; also called storm petrel.
    2. One who brings discord or strife, or appears at the onset of trouble.

2 Janstolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily excited.
10 Apr 2015stolid
  • Having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; dull; impassive.
17 Jan 2015stoic
  • . 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.
22 Nov 2017stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.

1 Dec 2016stertorous
  • Characterized by a heavy snoring or gasping sound; hoarsely breathing.
25 Oct 2015stentorian
  • Extremely loud; powerful; as, a stentorian voice.
22 Jun 2014stasis
  • A state of balance, equilibrium, or stagnation.
  • Stoppage of the normal flow of a bodily fluid or semifluid.
2 Jul 2016starveling
  • Being a starveling.
  • Poor in quality; inadequate.
4 Nov 2015stanch
  • 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 2015staid
  • Sober; grave; steady; sedate; composed; regular; not wild, volatile, or fanciful.
27 Febspurious
  • 1. Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
    2. Of illegitimate birth.

24 Oct 2016spurious
  • Not proceeding from the true or claimed source; not genuine; false.
  • Of illegitimate birth.
16 Jan 2016spry
  • Nimble; lively; active; brisk; vigorous.
3 Febsporadic
  • Occurring singly, or occasionally, or in scattered instances.

5 Nov 2016spoony
  • Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
  • Foolishly or sentimentally in love.
25 Nov 2017spoony
  • 1. Foolish; silly; excessively sentimental.
    2. Foolishly or sentimentally in love.

4 Mar 2014spoonerism
  • The transposition of usually initial sounds in a pair of words.
1 Feb 2015specious
  • Apparently right; superficially fair, just, or correct, but not so in reality; appearing well at first view; plausible; as, specious reasoning; a specious argument.
  • deceptively pleasing
16 Maysough
  • 1. To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.

    noun:
    1. A soft, low rustling or sighing sound.

3 Nov 2016sough
  • To make a soft, low sighing or rustling sound, as the wind.
18 Feb 2016sotto voce
  • Spoken low or in an undertone, as not to be overheard.
  • (Music) In very soft tones. Used chiefly as a direction.
1 Sep 2014soporific
  • Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
  • Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.
5 Sep 2017soporific
  • 1. Causing sleep; tending to cause sleep.
    2. Of, relating to, or characterized by sleepiness or lethargy.

    noun:
    1. A medicine, drug, plant, or other agent that has the quality of inducing sleep; a narcotic.

7 Jun 2015sonorous
  • Giving sound when struck; resonant; as, sonorous metals.
  • Loud-sounding; giving a clear or loud sound; as, a sonorous voice.
  • Yielding sound; characterized by sound; as, the vowels are sonorous.
  • Impressive in sound; high-sounding.
18 Apr 2017somnolent
  • 1. Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
    2. Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.

10 Dec 2013somnolent
  • Sleepy; drowsy; inclined to sleep.
  • Tending to cause sleepiness or drowsiness.
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