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saline
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salty; containing salt; of or relating to chemical salts
E.g. You can purchase a saline solution in the drug store.
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scatter
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sprinkle; disseminate; cause to separate and go in different directions
E.g. Still, it’s kind of hilarious to watch them scatter from the light.
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sculpture
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statue; creating figures or designs in three dimensions
E.g. A small urban park in the downtown area has been hosting innovative contemporary sculpture installations since 1981.
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segment
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sector; portion; any of the parts into which something can be divided
E.g. At the end of this year they will finish the final segment of the road.
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sequence
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serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
E.g. Scientists unveiled the genome sequence of rice - a tool of great potential use to researchers trying to develop new strains of rice with higher yields.
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severe
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serious in feeling or manner; not light, lively, or cheerful
E.g. No severe or prolonged bodily illness followed this incident; it only gave my nerves a shock of which I feel the reverberation to this day.
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sewer
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waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water; someone who sews
E.g. A sewer is an artificial pipe or system used to remove human liquid waste and to provide drainage.
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sheer
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very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure
E.g. Wearing nothing but an almost sheer robe, Delilah draped herself against the very steep temple wall.
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shelter
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structure that provides privacy and protection from danger
E.g. I undressed hastily, and sought shelter from cold and darkness in my crib.
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shock
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unpleasant or disappointing surprise; surprise greatly; effect of such a collision or blow
E.g. The shot of the girl standing in shock is one of the most disturbing scenes you'll witness.
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siege
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seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army
E.g. To me the most alarming feature of the siege is short rations.
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slide
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slip; move usually in an uncontrolled manner; move smoothly along a surface
E.g. We slide until the bottom of the hill.
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slippery
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smooth; being such as to cause things to slip or slide
E.g. Because the sidewalks are very slippery, please be careful.
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solemn
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serious; somber; deeply earnest, serious, and sober
E.g. Finally, his expression solemn, he replied, You are a complex woman, Annabel, despite the fact that you sometimes behave like an impulsive child.
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sophisticated
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wide-ranging knowledge; complex; intellectually appealing
E.g. We could have secured our homeland -- investing in sophisticated new protection for our ports, our trains and our power plants.
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sour
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taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice; showing ill humor
E.g. The incident now appears to be closed but it has left a sour taste among senior Italian diplomats responsible for relations with the Arab world.
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souvenir
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token of remembrance; memento; something of sentimental value
E.g. The policemen have to search such a large area and then document each piece of wreckage and guard it from souvenir hunters.
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specific
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stated explicitly or in detail; definite
E.g. FBI officials stressed that they were aware of no specific plot to attack any other aircraft.
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spiral
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rotary; curled; moving in a zigzag course; moving in shape of a coil
E.g. This housing market is in a downward spiral and I've got to re-think my strategy.
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spur
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urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste
E.g. A business tax cut is needed to spur industrial investment.
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