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/'sækroʊsæŋkt/ a. Syn. inviolable
regarded as sacred and inviolable
The brash insurance salesman invaded the [___] privacy of the office of the president of the company.

Spelling Word: sacrosanct
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/sə'gæsətɪ/ n.
quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment; shrewdness
She was half sorry her [___] had miscarried, and half glad that Tom had stumbled into obedient conduct for once.

Spelling Word: sagacity
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/'sætəlaɪt/ n. Syn. subordinate
small body revolving around a larger one; subordinate
U.S. officials say the [___] is a cover for Pyongyang's efforts to perfect missile technology.

Spelling Word: satellite
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/'saɪnɪkjʊə(r)/ n.
well-paid position with little responsibility
My job is no sinecure; I work long hours and have much responsibility.

Spelling Word: sinecure
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/'sɒvrɪn/ a. Syn. excellent; independent
having supreme rank or power; self governing; excellent; independent
Belarus, Albania, the Ukraine also have [___] currencies, not using euro, they also have crashed.

Spelling Word: sovereign
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/spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
The heroine had to [___] the villain's advances.

Spelling Word: spurn
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/'strɪndʒənt/ a. Syn. binding; rigid
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
I think these regulations are too [___].

Spelling Word: stringent
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/'tɛmpəraɪz/ v.
act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
I cannot permit you to [___] any longer; I must have a definite answer today.

Spelling Word: temporize
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/'trukjələnt, 'trʌkjʊlənt/ a. Syn. belligerent
disposed to fight; belligerent; aggressively hostile
The bully was initially [___] but eventually stopped picking fights at the least provocation.

Spelling Word: truculent
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/'tɜrdʒɪd/ a. Syn. swollen; distended
swollen; distended; excessively ornate or complex in style or language
The [___] river threatened to overflow the levees and flood the countryside.

Spelling Word: turgid