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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Service: Any work done for the benefit of another.

Serviceable: functional, useful, working, operative, able to be used
Example: [He was good at a dinner-table, serviceable with a gun, and always happy on horseback. Dave Williams presented the Goodwins with a good driving horse and a light spring wagon, while his two sons donated jointly an old but still serviceable saddle horse and a saddle]

Servile:
obedient slavish
Example: [servile attitude]

Servitude:
bondage, slavery, subjection, enslavement, domination
Example: [a body of fugitives living in servitude]

Session:
meeting
Example: [The parliamentary session]

Sever:
cut in two
Example: [Her foot was severed from her leg in a car accident]

Severance:
division
Example: [a severance agreement]

Severely:
Extremely.

Severity:
harshness

Sextet:
A band of six singers or players.

Sextuple:
Multiplied by six.

Shackle:
bond, thing which hampers movement, handcuff chain

Shady:
filled with shade, shaded, suspicious, dishonest, disreputable
Example: [The shady gardens and sunny terrace were the scene of many social gatherings]

Sham:
pretense
Example: [a sham marriage]

Shambles:
disorder
Example: [Our economy is in a shambles]

Shard:
fragment, broken piece, sharp piece of broken pottery or glassware
Example: [On the floor under where it should have been I caught the flash of light from a shard of glass]

Sheaf:
any bundle of things tied together bundle of stalks of grain
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Sheathe: place into a case

Sheepish:
timid shy
Example: [a sheepish smile]

Sheer:
Absolute.

Sherbet:
flavored dessert ice

Shibboleth:
password
Example: [the old shibboleths of education]

Shiftless:
dishonest, lazy, dubious, untrustworthy, deceitful
Example: [a shiftless husband]

Shimmer:
soft quivering light

Shoal:
reef

Shoddy:
not genuine, sham, inferior
Example: [shoddy workmanship]

Shortcomings:
deficiencies
Example: [Like any political system, it has its shortcomings]

Shrew:
virago

Shrewd:
clever
Example: [a shrewd politician]

Shriek:
screech, shout, loud shrill, scream
Example: [They shrieked in terror]

Shrinkage:
decrease, reduction, fall, decline, shrinking
Example: [Global warming may have led to the shrinkage of the polar caps]

Shrive:
confess, hear confessions, forgive, absolve, free
Example: [Confess, dear sinner; I will shrive you and grant absolution for the past, whatever it may be]

Shrivel:
To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.

Shuffle:
A mixing or changing the order of things.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Shyster: immoral, unscrupulous person (especially a lawyer, businessman or politician)
Example: [He performs religious duties on Sunday and is a shyster on Monday]

Sibilance:
hissing sound, for example ā€˜sā€™
Example: [Then the breaking of a twig and the sibilance of whispering voices]

Sibilant:
Made with a hissing sound.

Sibilate:
To give a hissing sound to as in pronouncing the letter s.

Sibling:
brother or sister
Example: [sibling rivalry]

Sibylline:
oracular prophetic

Sidelong:
sideways, indirect, on the side, oblique, from one side
Example: [sidelong glances/movements/smiles]

Sidereal:
pertaining to the stars

Siege:
A beleaguerment.

Signatory:
signer
Example: [are signatories to]

Significance:
Importance.

Significant:
Important especially as pointing something out.

Signification:
The meaning conveyed by language actions or signs.

Silt:
sediment deposited by running water

Simian:
monkey like
Example: [lemurs have many simian characteristics though they are less intelligent than monkeys]

Similar:
Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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