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PTE Word List for Academic (S)



saddle: Read
v.
(鞍子,马鞍) load or burden; put harness onto animal's back to ride

safeguard: Read
n.
(防卫措施,防范措施) one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection

saline: Read
a. Syn. salty
(含盐的,咸的) salty; containing salt; of or relating to chemical salts

salute: Read
n. Syn. honor
(行举手礼,欢迎,祝贺) give a sign of good will; compliment by an act or ceremony, as a kiss, a bow; honor

salvage: Read
v. Syn. rescue
(补救,抢救,打捞,营救) save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use

sanction: Read
v. Syn. approve; ratify
(批准,许可) give authorization or approval to something; penalize a state, especially for violating international law

sanity: Read
n.
(神志清楚) condition or quality of being sane; soundness of health of body or mind, especially of the mind

sarcasm: Read
n. Syn. wit; satire
(挖苦,讽刺) cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound; stinging rebuke; form of humor by mocking with irony

saturate: Read
v. Syn. soak
(浸透) soak, fill, or load to capacity; cause to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

savage: Read
a. Syn. rude; wild; brutal
(凶猛的,野蛮的) in a state of nature; wild; untamed; uncultivated; inhuman; brutal; not civilized; lacking polish; rude

scalpel: Read
n.
(外科手术刀,解剖刀) a small knife with a thin, keen blade, used by surgeons, and in dissecting

scant: Read
a.
(不足的,缺乏的) scarcely sufficient; less than is wanted for the purpose; not enough

scapegoat: Read
n.
(替罪羊) someone who bears the blame for others

scarcely: Read
ad. Syn. hardly; barely
(几乎不,简直没有) hardly; barely; only just

scatter: Read
v. Syn. sprinkle; disseminate; spread
(使分散,扩散) sprinkle; disseminate; cause to separate and go in different directions

scenery: Read
n. Syn. landscape; view
(风景,景色) landscape; view; view or views of natural features, especially in open country

scold: Read
v.
(叱责,漫骂,责备) find fault or rail with rude clamor; utter harsh, rude, boisterous rebuke

scope: Read
n. Syn. range; extent; bound
(范围,界限) range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions; extent; bound

scorch: Read
v.
(烤焦,烧焦) burn superficially; parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; affect painfully with heat; burn

scorn: Read
n.
(轻蔑,瞧不起) extreme and lofty contempt; haughty disregard; expression of mockery, derision, contempt, or disdain

scrap: Read
n. Syn. piece; fragment
(废料,残余物) small piece or bit; fragment; fragment; leftover bits of food; remnant

scrape: Read
v.
(刮,擦,擦痕) gather something together over time; scratch repeatedly

scrupulous: Read
a. Syn. conscientious; meticulous; cautious
(小心翼翼的,谨慎的) exactly and carefully conducted; by extreme care and great effort; cautious

scrutiny: Read
n.
(细阅,详细检查,仔细研究) close examination; minute inspection; critical observation.

sculpture: Read
n. Syn. statue
(雕塑,雕刻品) statue; creating figures or designs in three dimensions

seam: Read
n.
(缝,接缝) line of junction formed by sewing together two pieces; line across a surface, as a crack; scar

seclude: Read
v.
(和别人隔离) isolate; separate; keep away from others

secondary: Read
a. Syn. subordinate
(中级的) not of major importance; of second rank or importance or value; not direct or immediate

sectional: Read
a.
(组装的,拼凑成的,区域性的) consisting of or divided into sections; separating into sections

secular: Read
a. Syn. worldly; temporal
(世俗的,现世的,永久的) worldly rather than spiritual; not specifically relating to religion; lasting from century to century

sediment: Read
n. Syn. deposit
(沉积物,沉淀物) deposit; matter deposited by some natural process

seemingly: Read
ad. Syn. apparently; supposedly
(表面上,似乎) apparently; supposedly

seep: Read
v.
(渗出,渗漏) pass gradually or leak through, as if through small openings

segment: Read
n. Syn. sector; portion; section
(部分,片断) sector; portion; any of the parts into which something can be divided

segregate: Read
v.
(隔离) isolate; separate; divide from the main body

seismic: Read
a.
(地震的) caused by earthquake or earth vibration; earthshaking

select: Read
a.
(挑选,选择,择优) taken from a number by preference; picked out as more valuable or excellent than others; of special value or excellence

semblance: Read
a.
(外貌,相似) seeming; outward or token appearance; show; figure; form

sensible: Read
a. Syn. rational; wise
(明智的,合理的) able to feel or perceive; perceivable; wise; showing reason or sound judgment

sentiment: Read
n.
(感情,情绪,情操) thought prompted by passion or feeling; feeling toward or respecting; disposition prompting to action or expression

septic: Read
a.
(受感染的,腐败的) of the seventh degree or order; act of causing to rot; causing sepsis or putrefaction

sequence: Read
n.
(序列,顺序) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

setback: Read
n.
(后退,退步,挫折,挫败) unanticipated or sudden check in progress; change from better to worse; obstacle, delay, or disadvantage

shabby: Read
a.
(破烂的,卑鄙的) torn or worn to rage; poor; mean; ragged

shaft: Read
n. Syn. axes; spindle
(杆状物,轴,垂直通道) axes; vertical passage into a mine; long narrow stem or body of a spear or arrow

shamble: Read
v.
(蹒跚而行,踉跄而行) walk in an awkward, lazy, or unsteady manner, shuffling the feet

shanty: Read
n.
(简陋的小木屋) jaunty; showy

shatter: Read
v. Syn. destroy; break up
(使粉碎,破碎) destroy; break up; break into many pieces

shear: Read
v.
(剪,修剪) cut or clip hair; strip of something; remove by cutting or clipping

sheer: Read
a. Syn. absolute; pure
(纯粹的,,绝对的,透明的,峻峭的) very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute or pure

shimmer: Read
v. Syn. flash
(微光) shine with a weak or fitful light; glimmer intermittently

shiver: Read
v.
((由于冷或恐 惧)打冷战,发抖,打得粉碎) shake with or as if with cold; tremble; break into fragments or splinters

shoal: Read
n.
(一群(鱼)) shallow place in a body of water; sandy elevation of the bottom of a body of water, sandbank or sandbar

shovel: Read
n.
(铲子,铁锨铲) tool consisting of a broad scoop, or hollow blade, with a handle, used for lifting and throwing loose substances

shred: Read
n.
(切成细条,撕成碎片) a small amount; a long, narrow piece cut or torn off; long irregular strip that is cut or torn off

shrewd: Read
a. Syn. clever; astute
(精明,敏锐) clever; characterized by keen awareness, sharp intelligence

shrub: Read
n. Syn. bush
(灌木,灌木丛) bush

shrug: Read
v.
(耸肩(表示怀疑)) draw up or contract the shoulders, especially by way of expressing dislike, dread, doubt, or the like

shutter: Read
n.
(百叶窗) a hinged blind for a window

shuttle: Read
n.
(梭子,往返汽车) public transport that consists of a bus or train or airplane that run between two points; spacecraft

sicken: Read
v.
(使人厌倦,令人作呕,患病,生病) make sick; disease; impair; weaken; become sick; fall into disease

siege: Read
n.
(包围,围攻) seat, especially a royal seat; throne; rank; grade; sitting before a fortified place; surrounding or investing of a place by army

sieve: Read
n.
(筛,滤杓筛出,滤出) device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid; utensil for separating; coarse basket

sigh: Read
v.
(叹息,叹气,风发出类似叹息的声音) inhale air than immediately expel it; make a deep single respiration, especially to express fatigue, exhaustion, grief, or sorrow

sightseeing: Read
n.
(观光,游览) act or pastime of visiting sights of interest

signify: Read
v. Syn. denote; mean; indicate
(表示,意味) denote; mean; indicate

simplify: Read
v.
(使简易,使易做,简化) make simple; make less complex; make clear by giving the explanation for

simulate: Read
v. Syn. feign; imitate
(模仿,冒充) make a pretence of; reproduce someone's behavior or looks

simultaneous: Read
a.
(同时发生的) existing, happening, or done at the same time

singular: Read
a. Syn. unique; extraordinary; odd
(奇的,独一无二的) unique; extraordinary; being only one

situated: Read
a.
(坐落的,位于的) having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located

skeleton: Read
n. Syn. framework
(骨架,纲要) framework; internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape

skeptical: Read
a.
(怀疑的,不相信的) marked by or given to doubt; questioning

skim: Read
v.
((从表面)轻轻掠过,轻擦而过) pass near surface of; brush surface of; glide swiftly along surface of; read or examine rapidly, in order to cull the principal facts

slab: Read
n.
((四边形的厚物质)板,片) block consisting of a thick piece of something

slag: Read
n. Syn. dross
(矿渣,炉渣,渣滓) residue by smelting metal ore; dross; waste material from a coal mine; scum that forms on the surface of molten metal

slander: Read
n. Syn. defamation
(诽谤) defamation; false and malicious statement or report about someone

slate: Read
n.
(石板,候选人名单提名) any rock or stone that is thin and flat, for roofing or covering houses

slaughter: Read
n.
(屠宰(牲畜),屠杀,杀戮(人)) act of killing; extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage

slender: Read
a. Syn. slim; thin
(苗条的,纤细的,微少的) having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin

slippery: Read
a. Syn. smooth
((物体表面)滑的,光滑的) smooth; being such as to cause things to slip or slide

slit: Read
n. Syn. slot
(撕裂裂口,裂缝) long, straight, narrow cut or opening; slot; pocket

slogan: Read
n.
(标语) phrase used repeatedly, as in advertising or promotion

slope: Read
v. Syn. slant; incline; gradient
(斜坡,斜面) be at an angle; incline; gradient

slot: Read
n. Syn. slit
((机械或工具 上的)狭缝,长孔,槽沟) broad, flat, wooden bar; slat or slot; narrow opening; slit; position of employment

sluggish: Read
a. Syn. slow; lazy
(行动迟缓的) lazy; with little movement; very slow

slum: Read
n.
(贫民窟) a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions

smash: Read
v.
(捣碎,摔碎) break in pieces by violence; dash to pieces; crush

smother: Read
v. Syn. extinguish; cover
(熄灭,覆盖) conceal or hide; envelop completely; extinguish; deprive of the oxygen necessary for combustion

smuggle: Read
v.
(走私,私运) import or export without paying customs duties

snatch: Read
v.
(强夺,攫取) grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly

soak: Read
v.
(浸泡,渗透) cause or suffer to lie in a fluid; absorb; drain; drink intemperately or gluttonously

soar: Read
v.
(飞,翱翔,骤升,升腾) fly aloft, as a bird; mount upward on wings; rise in thought, spirits, or imagination

sociology: Read
n.
(社会学) branch of philosophy which treats of the constitution, phenomena, and development of human society; social science

soil: Read
n.
(弄脏,污损) material in the surface of the earth

solar: Read
a.
(太阳的) of or relating to the sun

solemn: Read
a. Syn. serious; somber; sober
(严肃的,庄严的,隆重的) serious; somber; deeply earnest, serious, and sober

solidarity: Read
n. Syn. unity; accord
(团结,团结一致) union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; accord

solitary: Read
a. Syn. isolated; alone; unaccompanied
(孤独的,独居的) isolated; existing, living, or going without others; alone; unaccompanied

soluble: Read
a. Syn. dissolvabel; meltable
(可溶解的,可解决的) able to be dissolved; able to be explained

solvent: Read
a.
(有偿付能力的) able to pay all debts; capable of meeting financial obligations

souvenir: Read
n. Syn. reminder; memento
(纪念品) token of remembrance; memento; something of sentimental value

sovereign: Read
a. Syn. excellent; independent
(君主的,至高无上的) having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent

sow: Read
v. Syn. plant; seed
(播种) plant; place seeds in or on

spacious: Read
a. Syn. wide; large; sizable
(广大的,宽敞的) wide; generous or large in area or extent; sizable

span: Read
n. Syn. duration; distance
(跨度,一段时间) duration; distance; cover; extent or measure of space between two points

sparkle: Read
v.
(闪闪发光,闪耀) be brilliant in performance; give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter

sparse: Read
a. Syn. scanty
(稀少的,稀疏的) occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense

spatial: Read
a.
(空间的) relating to space; existing in or connected with space

speciality: Read
n.
(特殊情况,与众不同) a particular or peculiar case; a distinguishing mark or feature

specialize: Read
v.
(专攻,专门研究,专务) mention specially; particularize; apply to some specialty or limited object

specification: Read
n. Syn. instruction; description
(规格,详细说明书) instruction; description; act of specifying, or making a detailed statement

specify: Read
v. Syn. detail; designate
(明确说明,具体指定) detail; designate

specimen: Read
n. Syn. model; sample
(标本,样品) model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class

spectacle: Read
n. Syn. demonstration; show
(奇观,展示,景象) demonstration; show

spectator: Read
n. Syn. observer; audience
(参观者,观众(指比赛或表演)) observer; audience; one who looks on

spectrum: Read
n.
(光谱) colored band produced when beam of light passes through a prism; a range of values

speculate: Read
v. Syn. hypothesize; guess; ponder; consider
(沉思,思索,投机) assume to be true without conclusive evidence; engage in buying or selling of a commodity for profit

sphere: Read
n. Syn. ball; globe
(球体) ball; globe; a particular aspect of life or activity

spiral: Read
a. Syn. rotary; curled
(螺旋形的,盘旋的) rotary; curled; moving in a zigzag course; moving in shape of a coil

splash: Read
v.
(溅,泼) cause fluid to scatter in flying masses; strike and dash about, as water, mud

spokesman: Read
n.
(发言人,代言人) man who speaks on behalf of another or others

sponsor: Read
n.
(负责人,保证人,赞助人) one who binds himself to answer for another, and is responsible for his default; godfather or godmother

sporadic: Read
a.
(零星的) occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time

spotlight: Read
n.
(强调,突出,重点) lamp that produces a strong beam of light to illuminate a restricted area; focus of public attention

spouse: Read
n.
(夫,妻,配偶的一方) man or woman engaged or joined in wedlock; married person, husband or wife

sprawl: Read
v. Syn. extend; stretch; spread
(散乱地延伸) extend; stretch; spread; sit or lie with the body and limbs spread out awkwardly

sprint: Read
v.
(全速奔跑) run very rapidly; run at full speed.

sprout: Read
v. Syn. germinate
(长出,萌芽) have new growth of a plant such as a new branch or a bud; shoot up

spur: Read
v. Syn. stimulate; urge
urge a horse; incite or stimulate; ride quickly by spurring a horse; proceed in haste

stabilize: Read
v.
(使稳定,使坚固) become stable or more stable

stack: Read
n.
(摞,叠,大堆,谷堆) an orderly pile; heap; a large number ; arrange in pile

stadium: Read
n.
(体育场,运动场) large, usually open structure for sports events with tiered seating for spectators

stagger: Read
v.
(蹒跚,摇晃) sway; walk as if unable to control one's movements

stagnant: Read
a. Syn. motionless; stale; dull
(静止的,单调的) not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull

stain: Read
n. Syn. blemish; flaw
(污点,瑕疵) soiled or discolored; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a color different from the gound

stale: Read
a.
(不新鲜的,陈腐的) having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity

staple: Read
n.
(必要的食品或商品,主要成分,加固,别针) necessary foods or commodities; basic elements; secure or fasten; a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables

starch: Read
n.
(淀粉,淀粉食物) naturally abundant nutrient carbohydrate, found chiefly in the seeds, fruits

startle: Read
v. Syn. alarm; surprise
(使惊跳,使惊愕,使吃惊) move suddenly, or be excited; excite by sudden alarm, surprise

starve: Read
v. Syn. hunger
(挨饿) hunger; deprive of food

statesman: Read
n.
(国务活动家,政治家) one occupied with the affairs of government, and influential in shaping policy

static: Read
a. Syn. stationary
(静态的) having no motion; being at rest; fixed; stationary

stationary: Read
a. Syn. fixed; immobile; static
(固定的,静止的) fixed; immobile; static; not capable of being moved

stationery: Read
n.
(文具) paper cut to right size for writing letters; writing materials and office supplies

statistic: Read
n.
(统计数值,统计量) mathematics of the collection, organization, and interpretation of numerical data

statistics: Read
n.
(统计学) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data

statute: Read
n. Syn. decree; law
(法令,条例) law enacted by legislature; decree or edict, as of a ruler

steadfast: Read
a. Syn. loyal; faithful
(坚定的,不渝的,忠诚的) firmly or constant loyal; fixed or unchanging

steamer: Read
n.
(蒸笼,蒸锅,汽船,轮船) vessel propelled by steam; steamship or steamboat; road locomotive for use on common roads

steep: Read
v. Syn. soak; saturate
(浸泡,弄湿,陡坡,悬崖) soak; make thoroughly wet

stem: Read
v.
(制止流出,阻挡) stop flow of a liquid; make headway against

stereo: Read
n.
(立体声,立体声系统) stereophonic sound-reproduction system

stereotype: Read
n.
(老套,一成不变,铅版) fixed and unvarying representation; conventional and oversimplified conception

sterilize: Read
v.
(使不育,杀菌) make sterile or unproductive; impoverish, as land; exhaust of fertility.

sterling: Read
n.
(标准成分的(金或银),道地的,纯正的,英国货币) any English coin of standard value; coined money

stern: Read
a. Syn. severe; relentless
(严格的,严重的) hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding

steward: Read
n.
(膳务员,伙食管理员,管家,管事) one who manages another's property, finances, or other affairs; attendant on a ship or airplane

stimulate: Read
v. Syn. whet; encourage; motivate; exhilarate; arouse; spur
(刺激,激励,激发) encourage; motivate; arouse; spur; excite or invigorate with a stimulant

stimulus: Read
n.
(刺激,刺激物) helps something to happen more quickly

stipulate: Read
v. Syn. specify
(规定,明细化) specify or arrange in agreement; express demand in agreement; promise in agreement

stitch: Read
v. Syn. sew; knit
(缝,针脚,缝针) sew; knit; fasten or join with or as if with thread

stoop: Read
v.
(俯身,降低身份) bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back

storey: Read
n.
(楼层) story; floor or level of a building or ship

straightforward: Read
a.
(坦白的,诚实的,易懂的) proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.

strait: Read
a.
(海峡,狭窄的,困难的) difficult; stressful; narrow; not broad; tight; close; closely fitting

strap: Read
n. Syn. belt
(带,皮带) belt; band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

strategic: Read
a.
(战略的,战略性的) important or essential in relation to a plan of action; essential to the effective conduct of war; highly important to an intended objective

strengthen: Read
v. Syn. reinforce; fortify
(加强,巩固) reinforce; fortify; make strong or increase the strength of

strenuous: Read
a.
(费力的,精力充沛的) arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;

stride: Read
n. Syn. step; pace
(大步,一跨步,跨过) step; pace; significant progress

striking: Read
a. Syn. dramatic; outstanding; remarkable
(醒目的,惊人的) dramatic; outstanding; arresting attention and producing a vivid impression

stripe: Read
n. Syn. band; ribbon
(斑纹,条纹) a kind or category; band; ribbon

strive: Read
v. Syn. endeavor; struggle
(努力,奋斗,力求) endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy

structural: Read
a.
(构造的,结构的,建筑上的) of structure; affecting structure; constructional

stuffing: Read
n.
(填料,填塞物,馅) material used for filling cushion, mattress, or others

stumble: Read
v. Syn. fall
(绊倒) miss a step and fall or nearly fall; walk unsteadily

stuntman: Read
n.
(特技演员) man who substitutes for a performer in scenes requiring physical daring or involving physical risk

subdue: Read
v.
(征服) quiet or bring under control by physical force or persuasion; make less intense; tone down

subjective: Read
a. Syn. unreal
(主观的,不实际的) occurring or taking place in person's mind rather than external world; unreal

submarine: Read
n.
(潜水艇,潜艇) submersible warship; move forward or under in a sliding motion; underwater

submerge: Read
v. Syn. sink; immerse
((使)沉没,淹没) sink; immerse; put under water

submit: Read
v. Syn. defer; yield
(服从,提交) refer for judgment or consideration; hand in; present

subordinate: Read
a. Syn. inferior; submissive
(低级的,下级的,次要的) occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive

subscribe: Read
v.
(捐助,捐献,订购) write underneath, as one's name; sign to a document; give consent to; promise to give, by writing one's name with the amount

subsequent: Read
a. Syn. following
(后来的,接下来的) following in time or order; succeeding; later

subside: Read
v. Syn. appease; mitigate
(下沉,平息,减退) settle down; sink to a lower level or form depression; wear off or die down

subsidiary: Read
a. Syn. subordinate; secondary
(次要的,辅助的) subordinate; secondary; serving to assist or supplement

subsidy: Read
n. Syn. financing
(政府的补助) direct financial aid by government

substantial: Read
a. Syn. solid; strong; material
(坚实的,充实的) fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built

substantiate: Read
v. Syn. verify; support
(证实,验证) establish by evidence; make firm or solid; support

subtitle: Read
n.
(副标题,小标题,字幕) secondary or explanatory title; printed translation of the dialogue of film shown at the bottom of the screen

subtract: Read
v.
(减去,除去) remove a part from the whole

succession: Read
n.
(继续,连续,一连串的人或事,继位,继任) act of succeeding, or following after; following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence

successor: Read
n.
(后继者,继起之物,继承人,继任者,接班人) one who or that which succeeds or follows; one who takes the place which another has left

succinct: Read
a. Syn. brief; terse; compact
(简洁的,紧身的) brief or compact; by clear, precise expression in few words

succumb: Read
v. Syn. yield; die
(屈服,屈从,死) submit to an overpowering force; yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in

sufficient: Read
a. Syn. adequate; enough
(足够的,充足的) adequate; enough; being as much as is needed

sulphur: Read
n.
(硫磺) nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities

sum: Read
n.
(总数,总和,概括,总结) mount or whole of any number of individuals or particulars added together; amount

summary: Read
n.
(总结,摘要,概略) brief statement that presents the main points

summon: Read
v.
(传唤,召唤,召呼) call, bid, or cite; notify to come to appear; call upon to surrender

superb: Read
a. Syn. excellent; wonderful
(质量极高的,极好的,威严的) of unusually high quality; excellent; wonderful

superficial: Read
a. Syn. trivial
(肤浅的,浅薄的) trivial; of little substance; involving a surface only

superfluous: Read
a. Syn. unnecessary; excessive; overabundant
(不必要的,多余的) being beyond what is required or sufficient

superintend: Read
v.
(监督) oversee with power of direction; take care of with authority; supervise

supersede: Read
v. Syn. replace
(取代,推迟) be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power

supersonic: Read
a.
(超音速的) having, caused by, or relating to speed greater than the speed of sound

superstition: Read
n.
(迷信,盲目恐惧) excessive reverence for, or fear of, that which is unknown or mysterious; worship of a false god; false religion

superstructure: Read
n.
(上层构造,(船舶的)上层部分,(楼房的)上层建筑) physical or conceptual structure extended or developed from a basic form; part of a building or other structure above the foundation

supervise: Read
v. Syn. administer; direct
(监督,指导) administer; direct

supplement: Read
v. Syn. add; complement
(增补,补充) add as something seems insufficient; complement; extension; addition

supplementary: Read
a.
(补充的) added to complete or make up a deficiency

supposition: Read
n. Syn. hypothesis; assumption
(假定,假想) act of supposing; something supposed; assumption

suppress: Read
v. Syn. overwhelm
(镇压,抑制,查禁) put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed

surcharge: Read
n.
(增付的费用,附加费) an additional charge; charge an extra fee

surge: Read
n. Syn. outburst; eruption
(汹涌,澎湃,喷发) outburst; roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat

surpass: Read
v. Syn. exceed
(超越) be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed

surplus: Read
a. Syn. extra; remaining
(过剩的) remainder; more than is needed; quantity much larger than is needed; remaining

survey: Read
n. Syn. poll; review
(调查) poll; detailed critical inspection

susceptible: Read
a. Syn. impressionable
(易受影响的,易感动的,易患病的) easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease; receptive to

suspend: Read
v. Syn. hang; append
(吊,悬挂) hang freely; postpone; delay

suspense: Read
n. Syn. uncertainty
(悬念,情节) uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty

suspension: Read
n.
(悬挂,悬浮,悬浮体,〈汽车〉悬挂) temporary delay, interruption, or cessation

sustain: Read
v. Syn. support; nourish; maintain
(支撑,延续) admit as valid; keep in existence; lengthen or extend in duration or space

sustenance: Read
n. Syn. livelihood; subsistence; food
(食物,生计) act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health

swarm: Read
n. Syn. throng; flock; crowd
(一大群,挤满,占满,蜂拥) dense moving crowd; large group of honeybees

sway: Read
v. Syn. swing
(摇摆,摇动) swing; move back and forth or sideways; win approval or support for; convince

swerve: Read
v. Syn. deviate
(转向,突然转向) wander or stray; turn aside sharply; climb or move upward

swift: Read
a. Syn. quick; rapid; nimble
(迅速的,敏捷的) quick; moving or capable of moving with great speed

swirl: Read
n.
(旋转,漩涡) whirling motion; eddy, as of water

symbolize: Read
v. Syn. represent; signify
(象征) represent; signify; stand for

symmetry: Read
n. Syn. congruity; proportion
(对称,匀称) arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity

sympathetic: Read
a. Syn. approving
(有同情心的) expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings; approving; having similar disposition and tastes

symphony: Read
n. Syn. orchestra
(交响乐,交响曲) large orchestra; harmony, especially of sound or color

symposium: Read
n.
(专题讨论家,研讨会) collection of writings on a particular topic, as in a magazine; meeting or conference for discussion of a topic; drinking together; merry feast

symptom: Read
n. Syn. sign; prognosis; indication
(症状,征兆) sign; indication; any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient

synchronize: Read
v.
(同步,同时发生) happen at the same time; arrange or represent events so that they co-occur

synonym: Read
n.
(同义字) two words that can be interchanged in a context

synthesis: Read
n. Syn. formation; integration
(合成) combining parts into a coherent whole; putting of two or more things togethe

synthetic: Read
a. Syn. artificial
(合成的,人造的) artificial; involving or of the nature of synthesis as opposed to analysis

systematic: Read
a. Syn. ordered; methodical
(系统的,体系的) ordered; methodical; carried on using step-by-step procedures