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subtle, subtler, subtlest.adjectives
also spelt.subtile
so slight as to be difficult to detect or analyze; very faint; fine; delicate; elusive; obscure; crafty; shrewd; sly; hard to pin down as to cause and/or motive; not immediately.obvious; abstruse; perceptive, refined
subtleness.or.subtileness.noun
subtly.or.subtilty.or.subtilely.adverb
also.subtility
he subtly suggested by steering their minds with hints to go to a better choice of restaurant
subtlety.noun,.plural.subtleties
the quality or state of being subtle; one's subtle body; something subtle, especially a nicety of thought or a fine distinction

surface.noun,.plural.surfaces
the outer or the topmost boundary of an object; a material.layer.constituting such a boundary
Mathematics:.the boundary of a three-dimensional figure; the so-called two-dimensional locus of points located in three-dimensional (length, breadth, depth) space; a portion of space having length and breadth but no thickness
surface.adjective
relating to, on or at a surface (surface algae in the water); superficial; seemingly having greater depth
surface, surfaced, surfacing, surfaces.verbs
transitive verb use.to form the surface of (we used asphalt to surface over the driveway); to apply a surface to (surface a road); to provide with a surface
intransitive verb use.to rise to the surface; to emerge after concealment
on the surface.idiom
to all intents and purposes; to all outward appearances (a politician who on the surface appeared to be honest)

supple, suppler, supplest.adjectives
easy and fluent without stiffness or awkwardness; lissome
supplely.adverb
suppleness.noun

supposing.conjunction
assuming that (supposing we're right, what should we do?)
suppose, supposed, supposing, supposes.transitive verbs
to assume to be true; to believe to be; presume; to involve the assumption of
supposed.adjective
presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence; intended (medication that is supposed to relieve pain); required (he is supposed to go to the store); permitted (we are supposed to smoke here, but not over there); firmly believed; expected (you're supposed to be my friend); to consider as a suggestion (suppose we dine together); presuppose; to believe, especially on uncertain or tentative grounds (scientists supposed that large dinosaurs lived in swamps)
supposedly.adverb
intransitive verb use.to imagine; conjecture

supposition.noun,.plural.suppositions
something that is supposed; hypothesis; the act of supposing; assumption; conjecture
suppositional-adjective

supposititious.adjective.(pronounced 'suh pos ah tish us')
substituted with fraudulent intent; spurious; hypothetical; supposed
supposititiously.adverb
supposititiousness.noun

synopsis.noun,.plural.synopses
a condensed.statement or outline (as of a narrative or treatise)
synoptic.also synoptical.adjective
of.or.relating.to the first three Gospels.(Matthew, Mark, Luke) of the New Testament; affording a general.view of a whole; a synopsis; manifesting or characterized by comprehensiveness or breadth of view; presenting or taking the same or common view; relating to or displaying conditions, as of the atmosphere or weather as they exist simultaneously over a broad area (the weather synopsis for the following week is generally a warming trend)
synoptically.adverb
synoptic.noun,.plural.synoptics

scourge.noun,.plural.scourges
a cause of widespread or great affliction; a whip, especially one used to inflict pain or punishment, such as a particular.kind of whip called a scorpion; a means of inflicting.severe suffering, vengeance or punishment; a whip used to inflict punishment
scourge, scourged, scourging, scourges.transitive verbs
to afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage; to severely.chastise; excoriate; to flog; to whip, often with a particular.kind of whip called a scorpion
scourger.noun,.plural.scourgers

shrewd.adjective
a shrewd man or woman is able to comprehend and judge a situation.quickly and to use this knowledge to their own advantage and often to another or others.disadvantage; marked by clever.discerning.awareness and hardheaded acumen (shrewd commonsense); given to wily and artful ways or dealing (a shrewd operator)
shrewdness.noun
shrewdly.adverb

shrew.noun,.plural.shrews
a woman with a violent, scolding or nagging.temperament; a scold; any of various small, chiefly insectivorous mammals of the family Soricidae, resembling a mouse but having a long, pointed snout and small eyes and ears; also called shrewmouse
shrewish.adjective
ill-tempered; nagging; harpy
shrewishly.adverb
shrewishness.noun

sophism, sophistry.nouns
an argument used to deceive appearing correct in form but actually invalid; plausible but fallacious; unsound or misleading, but clever, plausible and subtleargument or reasoning
sophistically.adverb

sparse, sparser, sparsest.adjectives
of few and scattered elements; especially; not thickly grown or settled; meager; spartan
sparseness, sparsity.nouns
sparsely.adverb

spartan.adjective
spartan conditions or ways of living are simple, that is, without many comforts (spartan accommodation; a spartan existence)
date 1600-1700; origin 'of Sparta' from Sparta a city in ancient Greece (map) whose people lived simply

specious.adjective
having the ring of truth or plausibility but actually fallacious.(a specious argument); having a false look of truth or genuineness; sophistic
speciously.adverb
specious.adjective
speciousness.or.speciosity.noun

superlative.adjective
surpassing all others; supreme; of very high quality
superlativeness.noun
superlatively.adverb
Grammar:.of, relating to or being; the extreme.degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, as in 'best' or 'brightest'

schizophrenia.noun.called also.dementia praecox
contradictory or antagonistic.qualities or attitudes, such as exemplified by leaders in Emmanuel's time on Earth and after, example 1, 2; schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by loss of contact with the environment, by noticeable deterioration in the level of functioning in everyday life and by disintegration of personality expressed as disorder of feeling, thought as in hallucinations and delusions.and conduct, as Stephen Spielberg so poignantly showed in his great true story movie.A Beautiful Mind, 2002
schizophrenically.adverb
schizophrenic.adjective-or.noun

secular.adjective
of or relating to the worldly or temporal (secular concerns)
secularly.adverb
secularity.noun

sort.noun,.plural.sorts
a group of persons or things of the same general.character; a kind; character or nature (books of all sorts); type; if you talk about a particular sort of something, you are talking about a class of things that have particular features in common and that belong to a larger group of related things (what sort of upbringing did you experience?); there are over 100 sorts of apples available (she has a happy sort of smile all the time; the kids are in the back yard playing some sort of game in the sandbox)
sort, sorted, sorting, sorts.transitive verbs
to arrange according to class, kind or size; classify; arrange; to separate from others (sort out the wheat from the chaff); to clarify by going over mentally (she tried to sort out a jigsaw puzzle)
sortable.adjective
sorter.noun,.plural.sorters
of sorts.or.of a sort.idiom
in some respects but not entirely or truly (went on a vacation of sorts); of a mediocre or inferior.kind; of one kind or another (knew many folktales of sorts)
after a sort,of a sort.idioms
in a haphazard or imperfect way (managed to paint the chair after a sort)
sort of.idiom
somewhat; rather; to some great or small extent (it was rather {sort of} cold; the party was rather {sort of} nice; the knife is rather {sort of} dull; I rather {sort of} regret that I cannot attend; He's rather {sort of} good at playing the cello; he is kind of {sort of} shy); fairly, kind of, moderately, more or less, pretty (she was pretty {sort of} upset over the mess left over after the party),
after a sort.idiom
of a mediocre or inferior kind (a constitutional government of a sort); in a haphazard or imperfect way (managed to paint the chair after a sort) of sorts or of a sort; of one kind or another (knew many folktales of sorts)

out of sorts.idiom
slightly ill; irritable; cross (the teacher is out of sorts this morning)

seem, seemed, seeming, seems.intransitive verbs
to give the impression of being; appear (the weather seems to be holding for a while, but the farmers are concerned); as it appears to be in one's own opinion or mind (for some reason the news can't seem to get the stories straight); to appear to be true, probable or evident (it seems they are averse to solving issues; it seems like good weather is on the way; he seems to be good at sales); the central meaning shared by these verbs is 'to present the appearance of being' (seems happy; appears to be hesitant; looks happy)

seeming.adjective
apparent; ostensible; 'it looks like'; having an often deceptive or delusive appearance on superficial examination (their wealth gave them a seeming security; on the surface it would appear as if she was wealthy)
seemingly.adverb
if something is seemingly the case, you mean that it appears to be the case, even though it may not really be so (a seemingly endless line of trucks waits in vain to load up; Alice was standing in the street, seemingly oblivious to the rain); apparently; you use seemingly when you want to say that something seems to be true (he has moved to the countryside, seemingly to enjoy a slower style of life)
seeming, seemingness.nouns
outward appearance; semblance

seemly, seemlier, seemliest.adjectives
conforming to standards of conduct and good taste; suitable (seemly behavior); of pleasing appearance; handsome
seemly.adverb
in a seemly manner; suitably
seemliness.noun

seam.noun,.plural.seams
a line of junction.formed by sewing.together two pieces of material along their margins; a similar line, ridge or groove made by fitting, joining or lapping.together two sectionsalong their edges; a suture; a scar; a line across a surface, as a crack or fissure; a thin layer or stratum, as of coal or rock
seam, seamed, seaming, seams.verbs
transitive verb use.to put together with or as if with a seam; to mark with a groove, wrinkle, scar or other seamlike line
intransitive verb use.to become fissured or furrowed; crack open
seamer.noun,.plural.seamers
seamless.adjective
you use seamless to describe something that has no breaks or gaps in it or which continues without stopping

seminal.adjective
containing or contributing the seeds of later development; creative; original (a seminal book) (one of the most seminal of the great poets); of, relating.to.or.consisting of seed or semen
seminally.adverb

subjection.noun
subjection to someone involves being completely controlled by them (the worst forms of economic subjection and drudgery are often when an adult or adults are controlled by government or by another person)

subject.noun
the subject of something such as a conversation, letter or book is the thing that is being discussed or written about (she raised the subject of dating); a course or area of study (math is her best subject; was interested in the subject the speech was to be on); a basis for action; a cause; one who is under the rule of another or others, especially one who owes allegiance to a government or ruler; one that experiences or is subjected to something (politicians are supposed to be subject to the will of the people; they made him the subject of ridicule); one that is the object of clinical study (the experiment involved 12 subjects); one who is under surveillance (the subject was observed leaving the scene of the murder)
subject.adjective
being in a position or in circumstances that place one under the power or authority of another or others (people in subjection to the whims of the ruling masters, where such are corrupt as this person was); prone; disposed-(a government which is subject to the will of the people); contingent or dependent (politicians being subject to the changing demographics)
subject, subjected, subjecting, subjects.transitive verbs
to submit for consideration; to expose to something (the patients on that ward were subjected to infection); to cause to experience (the campers were subjected to extreme weather}; to subjugate; subdue
subject to.phrasal verb
conditional on; dependent on; contingent on (subject to satisfactory repair, our car should be ready for travel on the weekend); susceptible to; liable to, prone to, vulnerable to, predisposed to, at risk of (horses are subject to coughs); bound by; constrained by; accountable to (being bound by my word to spend the weekend with the family, I said no to going fishing with the guys at work)
Grammar:.the noun, noun phrase or pronoun in a sentence or clause that denotes the doer of the action or what is described by the predicate and that in some languages, such as English, can be identified by its characteristic position in simple sentences and in other languages, such as Latin, by inflectional endings; the mind or thinking part as distinguished from the object of thought

sever, severed, severing, severs.verbs
transitive verb use.to set or keep apart; divide or separate; to remove (a part) from a whole; dissolve; separate
intransitive verb use.to become cut or broken apart; to become separated or divided from each other; break

severe, severer, severest.adjectives
unsparing or harsh, as in treatment of others; strict; marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards; austere or dour; forbidding (spoke in a severe voice); extremely plain in substance or style (a severe black dress); causing sharp discomfort or distress; extremely violent or intense (a severe regulation that hurt the freedom of the country); evil; serious; lacking light heartedness and kindness; stern; conforming strictly to a rule, method, standard, etc.; grave or grievous (severely duped)
severely.adverb
severity, severeness.nouns

severance.noun
the act or process of severing; the condition of being severed; separation; partition

several.adjective
being of a number more than two or three but not many (several miles away)
severally.adverb
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