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sad, sadder, saddest.adjectives
if you are sad, you feel unhappy, usually because something has happened that you do not like (the relationship had been important to me and its loss left me feeling sad and empty; she had grown fond of the little house and felt sad to leave it; he was sad about his toys being lost at the beach); affected or characterized by sorrow or unhappiness; somber; from Middle English 'weary', 'sorrowful' and from Old English 'sæd', 'sated', 'weary'
sadly.adverb
sadness.noun

sadism.noun
Psychology:.in psychology, which is used to understand such deviant.cruel behaviors, sadism is the name given to the disorder of one holding onto a warped.sense of sexual pleasure derived from infliction.of pain on others
sadist.noun,.plural.sadists
sadistic.adjective
sadistically.adverb
sadomasochism.noun
Psychology:.in psychology, the perversion of deriving sexual pleasure from simultaneous sadism and masochism
sadomasochist.noun,.plural.sadomasochists
sadomasochistic.adjective

self-possession.noun
in full command of one's faculties, feelings and behavior; confident
self-possessed.adjective
someone who is self-possessed is calm and confident and in control of their emotions (she is clearly the most articulate and self-possessed member of her family); calm, confident and in control of your feelings even in difficult or unexpected situations (an example:.Judges 8:1-3); cool and collected

sphagnum.noun,.plural.sphagnums
any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum, the decomposed.remains of which form peat
sphagnous.adjective

silhouette.noun,.plural.silhouettes
a drawing consisting of the outline of something, such as a human profile, filled in with a solid color; an outline that appears dark against a light background
silhouette, silhouetted, silhouetting, silhouettes.transitive verbs
to cause to be seen as a silhouette; outline (human figures were silhouetted against the setting sun)

George Santayana.(pronounced santa yana) 1863-1952
Spanish-born American philosopher and writer primarily known for his theories of aesthetics, morality and the spiritual life. In addition to his philosophical works, such as the four-volume Realms of Being (1927-1940), he wrote poetry and a novel The Last Puritan (1935); a quote of his

sash.noun,.plural.sashes
a band or ribbon worn about the waist, as for ornament or over the shoulder as a symbol of rank
sash, sashed, sashing, sashes.transitive verbs
to put a band or ribbon around the waist

sash.noun,.plural.sashes
a frame in which the panes of a window or door are set
sash, sashed, sashing, sashes.transitive verbs
to furnish with a sash

stopgap.noun,.plural.stopgaps
an improvised.substitute.for.something.lacking; a temporary.expedient; a stopgap is something that serves a purpose for a short time, but is replaced as soon as possible; word makeshift means the same thing

sorry, sorrier, sorriest.adjectives
feeling or expressing.sympathy, pity or regret (she was sorry she was so late, but the amount of traffic made for a slow drive); causing.sorrow, grief or misfortune; grievous; sad (a sorry development, everything went wrong right from the start; a good start prevents a sorry ending)
sorrily.adverb
sorriness.noun

swallow, swallowed, swallowing, swallows.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause food or drink, for example, to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach (she took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed); to put up with something.unpleasant (swallowed the insults and kept on working); to refrain from expressing; suppress (swallow one's feelings); to consume.or.destroy.as if.by.ingestion; devour (a building that was swallowed up by fire); to take back; retract (swallow one's words)
intransitive verb use.to perform the act of swallowing
swallow.noun,.plural.swallows
the act of swallowing; an amount swallowed (take the last swallow of your coffee and let's get back to our drive); in nautical.terms, the channel.through.which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock; from Middle English 'swalowen' from Old English 'swelgan'
swallower.noun,.plural.swallowers
swallow up.phrasal verb
to enclose or envelop.completely, as if by swallowing; if one thing is swallowed up by another, it becomes part of the first thing and no longer has a separate identity of its own (during the 1980s large publishing houses began to swallow up smaller companies); if something swallows up money or resources, it uses them entirely while giving very little, if anything, in return (people see more and more of their incomes swallowed up by interest rate rises and tax upon their incomes); if a person or thing is swallowed up by something, they disappear into it so that you cannot see them any more (he headed back towards the flea market and was quickly swallowed up in the crowd; weeds had swallowed up the garden)

swallow.noun,.plural.swallows
a swallow is a small, graceful, swift-flying kind of small bird, such as the swift, having pointed wings, forked tail and a large mouth for catching flying insects and is noted for their regular.migrations in large numbers, often over long distances

scarlet tanager.noun,.plural.scarlet tanagers
a common American tanager (scientific name is Piranga olivacea) that lives in forests in eastern U.S.A., the male having scarlet plumage and black wings and tail during the breeding season and the female having chiefly olive color plumage

screw, screwed, screwing, screws.verbs
transitive verb use.to get involved with someone so you can twist the involvement to selfish advantage, never caring about the relationship (those of low consciousness are mostly out the get the best of someone, as many ancients of insincere heart were out to do to God); some people use screw in expressions such as screw you or screw that to show that they are not concerned about someone or something or that they feel contempt for them; if someone says that they have been screwed, they mean that someone else has cheated them, especially by getting money from them dishonestly (for decades the rich and rich nations have been screwing money of the poor and poor nations); to take advantage of; cheat (screwed himself out of his own life)
intransitive verb use.to turn or twist (with well turned flattering words acceptable to the populace, the cheating of them began)

screw.noun,.plural.screws
a screw is a metal object similar to a nail, with a raised spiral line around it; you turn a screw using a screwdriver so that it goes through two things, for example two pieces of wood and fastens them together; a device having a helical form, such as a corkscrew; a propeller
screw, screwed, screwing, screws.verbs
transitive verb use.to drive or tighten a screw; to fasten, tighten or attach by or as if by means of a screw; to take advantage of; cheat (screwed himself out of his own life)
intransitive verb use.to turn or twist; to become attached by means of the threads of a screw
screwable.adjective
screwer.noun,.plural.screwers
screw up.phrasal verb
to make a mess of an undertaking; to injure; damage (lifting those boxes really screwed up my back for a short time)
have a screw loose.idiom
to be unsane or insane

scarlet.noun,.plural.scarlets
a color that is reddish orange; scarlet colored clothing or cloth
scarlet.adjective
a reddish orange color (she wore a fine.quality scarlet coat)

sausage.noun,.plural.sausages
finely chopped and seasoned meat, especially dead pig (called pork), usually stuffed into a prepared animal intestine or other casing and cooked or cured; from Anglo-Norman 'sausiche' and Vulgar Latin 'salsicia' or 'salsicius' and 'salsus' meaning 'prepared by salting'

shoo.interjection
used to frighten away animals or birds
shoo, shooed, shooing, shoos.transitive verbs
to drive or frighten away by or as if by shouting 'shoo'

John Ernst Steinbeck, 1902-1968
American author best known for his novels about agricultural workers, including The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and East of Eden. A quote of his.
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