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DateWord Description
24 Nov 2014susurrus
  • The act of whispering; a whisper; a murmur; a rustling
11 Dec 2013susurration
  • A whispering sound; a soft murmur.
31 Oct 2017susurration
  • A whispering sound; a soft murmur.

26 Nov 2013surreptitious
  • Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
  • Acting with or marked by stealth.
9 Decsurreptitious
  • 1. Done, made, or gotten by stealth.
    2. Acting with or marked by stealth.

18 Sep 2016surly
  • Ill-humored; churlish in manner or mood; sullen and gruff.
  • Menacing or threatening in appearance, as of weather conditions; ominous.
6 Mar 2015surfeit
  • Excess in eating and drinking.
  • Disgust caused by excess; satiety.
  • An excessive amount.
2 May 2015surcease
  • Cessation; stop; end.
15 Junsurcease
  • Cessation; stop; end.

30 Maysupposititious
  • 1. Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit.
    2. Hypothetical; supposed.

19 Nov 2016supposititious
  • Fraudulently substituted for something else; not being what it purports to be; not genuine; spurious; counterfeit.
  • Hypothetical; supposed.
9 Mar 2017supplicate
  • To seek or ask for humbly and earnestly.
  • To make a humble petition to; to beseech.
7 Jun 2016supplant
  • 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.
3 Novsupine
  • 1. Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
    2. Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.

14 Dec 2015supine
  • Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
  • Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
5 Mar 2017supervene
  • 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 2015supernumerary
  • 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 2015supernal
  • Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, supernal regions.
  • Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace.
6 Jansuperfluous
  • More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive.
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
    -- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun

11 Jan 2015superfluous
  • more than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive
    -- SUPERFLUOUSLY, adverb
    -- SUPERFLUOUSNESS, noun
1 Mar 2015supererogatory
  • More than is needed or required.
31 Mar 2015supercilious
  • Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing; arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; a supercilious air; supercilious behavior.
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.
19 Octsunder
  • 1. To break apart; to separate; to divide; to sever.

    intransitive verb:
    1. To become parted, disunited, or severed.

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.
19 Dec 2015succor
  • Aid; help; assistance; especially, assistance that relieves and delivers from difficulty, want, or distress.
  • The person or thing that brings relief.
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.

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.
1 Sepsubaltern
  • 1. Ranked or ranged below; subordinate; inferior.
    2. (Chiefly British) Ranking as a junior officer; being below the rank of captain.
    3. (Logic) Asserting only a part of what is asserted in a related proposition.

    noun:
    1. A person holding a subordinate position.
    2. (Chiefly British) A commissioned military officer below the rank of captain.
    3. (Logic) A subaltern 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.

30 May 2016suasion
  • The act of persuading; persuasion.
21 Junsuasion
  • 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.
19 Janstripling
  • A youth in the state of adolescence, or just passing from boyhood to manhood; a lad.

12 Mar 2016stripling
  • 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.
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