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Sac vs. Sack

An animal or plant part that is shaped like a bag or pouch. It often contains a liquid.A large bag that is made of strong material and is used for storing or carrying potatoes, flour, etc.If an employer sacks...

saccharin vs. saccharine

The artificial sweetener is saccharin; the adjective meaning 'sugary' or 'excessively sweet' is saccharine....

sacrifice - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: The children appreciate the sacrifice of their parents. noun
Example: ...

sacrilegious - correct spelling

adjective
Example: The bumper sticker was sacrilegious and offended many drivers....

safety - correct spelling

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

sagacious - vocabulary

adjective
Able 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 ...

Sail vs. Sale

A large sheet of strong cloth sich as canvas that makes a boat or ship move when it catches the wind. The picture shows the main parts of the sails on a sailing dinghy.To travel in a boat or ship.When a boat or ship sails, ...

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

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

salient - vocabulary

adjective
Conspicuous 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

adjective
Promoting 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

adjective
Making 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

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

sandwich - correct spelling

noun and verb
Example: He fixed a ham sandwich for his lunch. noun
Example: We must ...

sanguine - vocabulary

adjective
Optimistic (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

adjective
Scornfully 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...

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