Very holy – a shrine. regarded as sacrosanct.
Synonyms: consecrated, inviolable, hallowed
(noun: SAGACITY): Wise; shrewd – proved to be sagacious in his judgment.
Synonyms: perspicacious, astute, sapient, discerning, sage
Sick – a sallow complexion.
Antonyms: rubicund, ruddy, florid
(verb): To rush forth suddenly – sallied out to meet the enemy.
(noun): A Witty remark – amused the audience with his sallies against his opponent.
Synonyms: quip, banter
Pretending to be religious – showed his hypocrisy in a sanctimonious display of piety.
Bloody – a sanguinary battle.
Of a hopeful disposition; blood-red in color – a perennial optimist, sanguine in temperament.
Synonyms: buoyant, ardent
Pertaining to a tailor or clothes – a picture of sartorial perfection.
(1) An attentive or flattering follower – a prince surrounded by many satellites.
Synonyms: lackey, toady, disciple, adherent; adj., fawning, obsequious, partisan
(2) A country influenced or controlled by another – Freedom is conspicuously absent ,in the Soviet satellites.
(3) A body (natural or artificial) which revolves around a larger body, generally a planet – The moon is the only natural satellite of the earth, but in recent years it has been joined by many artificial satellites.
A trace; a particle – not a scintilla of convincing evidence.
Synonyms: iota; vestige
(verb): To punish severely; to afflict; to whip – a disease that scourged the country.
Synonyms: excoriate, flay
(noun). A whip or other means of punishment; a cause of affliction – The Black Plague was a dreadful scourge of the Middle Ages.
To examine carefully -scrutinized the contents of the letter.
A party slogan – a shibboleth designed to attract votes.
(verb): To smile in a silly or affected way simpered as he greeted each guest.
(noun): An affected or silly smile – stood nervously, a simper on his face.
Synonym: (verb and noun) smirk
Employment entailing little or no responsibility or labor – His job was a sinecure.
Threatening or showing evil; dishonest – the sinisterlook of a gangster.
Flimsy and cheap – sleazy cloth which is used only in cheap garments.
Untidy-severely criticized the student’s slovenly appearance.
Synonyms: slipshod, slatternly, frowzy
Tending to induce sleep – a poorly written novel, soporific in effect.
Mean and base; filthy – Sordid motives breed selfish actions.
Synonyms: degraded, vile, ignoble
Supreme m power and authority; independent of the control of any other government – possessing sovereign powers; a sovereign state.
Synonyms: autonomous, imperial, majestic, paramount
Occurring singly, at irregular intervals; scattered – sporadic cases of illness.
To refuse or reject with contempt – an offer that was spurned instantly.
Synonyms: repel, snub
Indifferent, calm in bearing pain or pleasure; practising remarkable self-control over emotions – maintained a stoic attitude despite all his trials.
Synonyms: stolid, impassive
Strict; compelling, constraining stringent regulations; stringent requirements.
Synonyms: exacting, rigid
Amazing by, virtue of its immense size, force, or any quality in exceptional degree – The circus is a stupendous spectacle.
Synonyms: astounding, prodigious, monstrous, marvelous, colossal, awful
juicy – a succulent steak.
Antonyms; desiccated, vapid
Close, hot, and moist – sultry tropical weather.
(1) Lying flat on the back – resting in a supine position.
(2) Inert, inactive, averse to taking action – a supine, ineffective administrator.
Synonyms: listless, torpid