Found 207 articles starting with S:

sacrifice - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: The children appreciate the sacrifice of their parents. nounExample: ...

sacrilegious - correct spelling

adjectiveExample: The bumper sticker was sacrilegious and offended many drivers....

safety - correct spelling

nounExample: The child sought the safety of her mother’s arms....

sagacious - vocabulary

adjectiveAble to discern and distinguish with wise perception; having a keen practical sense. What arouses the indignation of the honest satirist is not, unless the man is a prig, the fact that people ...

salacious, salutary

Woe to the person who confuses these two in the wrong situation.Salutary means “wholesome” or “designed to create a healthy improvement.”Salacious means “appealing to sexual desire.”...

salary - correct spelling

nounExample: Though small, his salary put a roof over their heads and food on their plates....

salient - vocabulary

adjectiveConspicuous or prominent; projecting or pointing outward; springing, jumping. Has the art of politics no apparent utility? Does it appear to be unqualifiedly ratty, raffish, sordid, obscene, a...

salutary - vocabulary

adjectivePromoting or favorable to health, healthful; promoting some beneficial purpose, wholesome; designed to effect improvement. Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenmen...

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sanctimonious - vocabulary

adjectiveMaking an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness, piety, or righteousness. Recently, I boarded a flight from Boston to New York. As I sat down, the attendant announced that ...

sandal - correct spelling

nounExample: She slipped her sandals on her feet and went to the beach....

sandwich - correct spelling

noun and verbExample: He fixed a ham sandwich for his lunch. nounExample: We must ...

sanguine - vocabulary

adjectiveOptimistic (and cheerfully so), hopeful, confident; reddish, ruddy.Note: Do not confuse sanguine with sanguinary. Sanguinary means “bloodthirsty” or “accomp...

sanguine, sanguinary

Sanguine might be one of the most misused words in the English language, and that is partly because it has two meanings that seem almost the opposite of each other.Sanguine means “reddish,” ...

sardonic - vocabulary

adjectiveScornfully or bitterly sarcastic, mocking, cynical, sneering. Freud, Jung thought, had been a great discoverer of facts about the mind, but far too inclined to leave the solid ground of “criti...

satellite - correct spelling

nounExample: The spy satellite provided remarkably clear pictures of the camp....

satiate - vocabulary

verbTo satisfy fully the appetite or desire of; to satisfy to excess. I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy ...

Saturday - correct spelling

proper noun (often serving as an adverb)Example: We have a meeting scheduled for Saturday. proper noun...

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