GMAT word list- ‘S’ – 324 Words

saboteur

someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks

saccharine

overly sweet

sacrilegious

grossly irreverent toward what is considered holy

sacrosanct

treated as if holy and kept free from violation or criticism

sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

saga

a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family

sage

a mentor in spiritual and philosophical topics

salacious

suggestive of or tending to moral looseness

salient

conspicuous, prominent, or important

saline

containing salt

sallow

unhealthy looking

salubrious

promoting health

salutary

tending to promote physical well-being; beneficial to health

salvage

rescuing a ship or its crew from a shipwreck or a fire

sanctimonious

excessively or hypocritically pious

sanction

official permission or approval

sanguinary

accompanied by bloodshed

sanguine

confidently optimistic and cheerful

sap

a watery solution in the vascular system of a plant

sarcasm

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

sardonic

disdainfully or ironically humorous

sartorial

of or relating to tailoring or clothing

satellite

any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

sate

fill to contentment

satiate

fill to satisfaction

satire

witty language used to convey insults or scorn

satirical

exposing human folly to ridicule

saturate

infuse or fill completely

saturnine

bitter or scornful

satyr

one of a class of woodland deities

saunter

walk leisurely and with no apparent aim

savant

a learned person

savory

pleasing to the sense of taste

savor

a particular taste or smell, especially an appealing one

scabbard

a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

scad

any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae

scaffold

a temporary arrangement erected around a building

scale

an ordered reference standard

scanty

lacking in extent or quantity

scapegoat

someone who is punished for the errors of others

scavenge

clean refuse from

scenario

a postulated sequence of possible events

schematic

represented in simplified or symbolic form

schism

division of a group into opposing factions

scintillate

emit or reflect light in a flickering manner

scintilla

a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

scoff

laugh at with contempt and derision

scotch

hinder or prevent, as an effort, plan, or desire

scourge

something causing misery or death

scruple

an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action

scrupulous

characterized by extreme care and great effort

scrutinize

examine carefully for accuracy

scuffle

fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters

scurrilous

expressing offensive reproach

scurry

move about or proceed hurriedly

scurvy

a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid

scuttle

an entrance equipped with a hatch

seamy

morally degraded

sear

become superficially burned

seasoned

aged or processed

secession

formal separation from an alliance or federation

seclusion

the act of isolating oneself from others

secrete

generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

sectarian

of or relating to a subdivision of a larger religious group

secular

someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

sedate

characterized by dignity and propriety

sedative

tending to soothe or tranquilize

sedentary

requiring sitting or little activity

sedition

an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority

sedulous

marked by care and persistent effort

seedy

shabby and untidy

seemly

according with custom or propriety

seep

pass gradually or leak or as if through small openings

seethe

foam as if boiling

seine

a large fishnet that hangs vertically

seismic

subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration

semblance

an outward appearance that is deliberately misleading

seminal

containing seeds of later development

seminary

a school for training ministers or priests or rabbis

senility

the state of being infirm with age

sensual

marked by the appetites and passions of the body

sensuous

taking delight in beauty

sententious

concise and full of meaning

sentinel

a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

septic

of or relating to or caused by putrefaction

sepulcher

a chamber that is used as a grave

sequester

keep away from others

serendipity

good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

serenity

the absence of mental stress or anxiety

sere

having lost all moisture

serpentine

resembling a snake in form

serrated

notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

servile

submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior

servitude

state of subjection to an owner or master

severance

the act of cutting

severity

excessive sternness

sextant

an instrument for measuring angular distance

shackle

a restraint that confines or restricts freedom

shambles

a condition of great disorder

sham

something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

shard

a broken piece of a brittle artifact

sheaf

a package of several things tied together

sheathe

enclose with a protective covering

sherbet

a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar

shimmer

shine with a weak or fitful light

shirk

avoid one’s assigned duties

shoddy

of inferior workmanship and materials

shrewd

marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

shrew

small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

shunt

a conductor diverting a fraction of current from a device

shun

avoid and stay away from deliberately

shyster

a person who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

sibling

a person’s brother or sister

sibylline

resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy

sidereal

of or relating to the stars or constellations

silt

mud or clay or small rocks deposited by a river or lake

simian

relating to or resembling an ape

simile

a figure of speech expressing a resemblance between things

simper

smile affectedly or derisively

simplistic

characterized by extreme and misleading lack of complexity

simulate

reproduce someone’s behavior or looks

sinecure

a job that involves minimal duties

sinewy

consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon

singular

being a single and separate person or thing

sinister

wicked, evil, or dishonorable

sinuous

curved or curving in and out

skeptic

someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

skiff

a small boat propelled by oars or by sails or by a motor

skimp

work hastily or carelessly

skinflint

a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

skirmish

a minor short-term fight

skittish

unpredictably excitable, especially of horses

skulduggery

misrepresentation intended to take advantage of someone

skulk

lie in wait or behave in a sneaky and secretive manner

slacken

become slow or slower

slag

the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

slake

satisfy, as thirst

slander

words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another

slapdash

marked by great carelessness

sleazy

morally degraded

sleeper

a rester who is in slumber

sleight

adroitness in using the hands

slight

small in quantity or degree

slither

pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly

sloth

a disinclination to work or exert yourself

slough

a hollow filled with mud

slovenly

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person

sluggard

an idle slothful person

sluggish

moving slowly

sluice

conduit that carries a rapid flow of water

slur

utter indistinctly

smattering

a slight or superficial understanding of a subject

smirk

smile affectedly or derisively

smolder

burn slowly and without a flame

snicker

laugh quietly

snivel

cry or whine with snuffling

sobriety

the state of being unaffected or not intoxicated by alcohol

sodden

wet through and through; thoroughly wet

sojourn

a temporary stay

solace

comfort in disappointment or misery

solder

join or fuse with an alloy

solecism

a socially awkward or tactless act

solemnity

a trait of dignified seriousness

solicitous

full of anxiety and concern

solicit

request urgently or persistently

soliloquy

speech you make to yourself

solstice

when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator

solvent

capable of meeting financial obligations

somatic

characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

somber

grave or even gloomy in character

somnambulist

someone who walks about in their sleep

somnolent

inclined to or marked by drowsiness

sonorous

full and loud and deep

sophistication

the quality or character of being intellectually worldly

sophistry

a deliberately invalid argument in the hope of deceiving

sophist

someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious

sophomore

a second-year undergraduate

soporific

inducing sleep

sordid

foul and run-down and repulsive

spangle

adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material

spartan

unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment

spasmodic

occurring in spells and often abruptly

spate

a sudden forceful flow

spatial

pertaining to the expanse in which things are located

spatula

a hand tool with a thin flexible blade

spat

a quarrel about petty points

spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or mollusks

specious

plausible but false

spectral

resembling or characteristic of a phantom

spectrum

a broad range of related objects, values, or qualities

spendthrift

someone who spends money freely or wastefully

splice

join the ends of

spontaneity

the quality of coming from feelings without constraint

spoonerism

transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words

sporadic

recurring in scattered or unpredictable instances

sportive

given to merry frolicking

spruce

any coniferous tree of the genus Picea

spry

moving quickly and lightly

spurious

plausible but false

spurn

reject with contempt

squabble

a quarrel about petty points

squalid

foul and run-down and repulsive

squander

spend thoughtlessly; throw away

squat

sit on one’s heels

staccato

separating the notes; in music

stagnant

not growing or changing; without force or vitality

staid

characterized by dignity and propriety

stalemate

a situation in which no progress can be made

stalwart

having rugged physical strength

stamina

enduring strength and energy

stanch

stop the flow of a liquid

stanza

a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem

static

not in physical motion

statute

an act passed by a legislative body

statutory

relating to or created by regulations

steadfast

marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable

stealth

avoiding detection by moving carefully

steep

having a sharp inclination

stellar

being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars

stem

cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

stentorian

very loud or booming

stickler

someone who insists on something

stifle

impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

stigma

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

stilted

artificially formal

stint

supply sparingly and with restricted quantities

stipend

a sum of money allotted on a regular basis

stipple

engrave by means of dots and flicks

stipulate

make an express demand or provision in an agreement

stodgy

excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull

stoic

seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive

stoke

stir up

stolidity

apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactions

stratified

deposited or arranged in horizontal layers

stratum

one of several parallel layers of material

stereotype

a conventional or formulaic conception or image

strew

spread by scattering

stricture

severe criticism

strident

unpleasantly loud and harsh

stringent

demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

strut

walk with a lofty proud gait

studied

produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation

stultify

deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless

stupefy

make dull or muddle, as with intoxication

stupor

marginal consciousness

Stygian

dark and dismal as of the river in Hades

stymie

hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

suavity

the quality of being charming and gracious in manner

subaltern

British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

subjective

taking place within the mind and modified by individual bias

subjugate

make subservient; force to submit or subdue

sublimate

change directly from a solid into a vapor without melting

sublime

of high moral or intellectual value

subliminal

below the threshold of conscious perception

submissive

inclined or willing to give in to orders or wishes of others

suborn

incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

subpoena

a writ issued to compel the attendance of a witness

subsequent

following in time or order

subservient

compliant and obedient to authority

subside

wear off or die down

subsidiary

functioning in a supporting capacity

subsidy

a grant paid by a government to an enterprise

subsistence

a means of surviving

substantiate

establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

substantive

having a firm basis in reality and therefore important

subsume

contain or include

subterfuge

something intended to misrepresent the nature of an activity

subtlety

the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze

subversive

in opposition to an established system or government

succinct

briefly giving the gist of something

succor

assistance in time of difficulty

succulent

tasty and full of juice

succumb

consent reluctantly

suffragist

an advocate of the extension of voting rights

suffuse

cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across

sully

make dirty or spotty

sultry

attractive and suggesting hidden passion

summation

calculating the total of two or more numbers

sumptuous

rich and superior in quality

sunder

break apart or in two, using violence

sundry

consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds

superannuated

too old to be useful

supercilious

having or showing arrogant disdain or haughtiness

supererogatory

more than is needed, desired, or required

superficial

of, affecting, or being on or near the surface

superfluous

more than is needed, desired, or required

superimpose

place on top of

supernumerary

more than is needed, desired, or required

supersede

take the place or move into the position of

supine

lying face upward

supplant

take the place or move into the position of

supple

moving and bending with ease

suppliant

humbly entreating

supplicate

ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer

supposition

the cognitive process of conjecturing

suppositious

based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

surfeit

indulge (one’s appetite) to satiety

surly

unfriendly and inclined toward anger or irritation

surmise

infer from incomplete evidence

surmount

get on top of; deal with successfully

surpass

be or do something to a greater degree

surreptitious

marked by quiet and caution and secrecy

surrogate

someone or something that takes the place of another

surveillance

close observation of a person or group

susceptible

yielding readily to or capable of

sustain

lengthen or extend in duration or space

sustenance

the act of providing a means of subsistence or survival

suture

a seam used in surgery

swarthy

naturally having skin of a dark color

swathe

wrap in swaddling clothes

swelter

be uncomfortably hot

swerve

turn sharply; change direction abruptly

swill

drink large quantities of

swindler

a person who steals by means of deception or fraud

sybarite

a person addicted to luxury and pleasures of the senses

sycophant

a person who tries to please someone to gain an advantage

syllogism

reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

symbiosis

the relation between two interdependent species of organisms

symmetry

balance among the parts of something

synchronous

occurring or existing at the same time

synoptic

presenting a summary or general view of a whole

synthesis

the combination of ideas into a complex whole

synthetic

a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

searing

severely critical
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