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sea |siː| — a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land

sea-anchor |ˈsiːˌæŋkə| — (nautical) A parachute-like device designed to slow down the speed of a drifting ship or boat.

sea-breeze |siː ˈbriːz| — A breeze that blows off the sea on to the near by land.

sea-calf |ˈsiːˈkɑːf| — Alternative spelling of sea calf, Phoca vitulina.

sea-cock |ˈsiːˌkɑːk| — (nautical) Alternative form of seacock.

sea-cow |ˈsiː kaʊ| — Any of several marine mammals of the order Sirenia, including the manatee and dugong.

sea-dog |ˈsiː dɔːɡ| — Alternative spelling of seadog.

sea-green |siː ˈɡriːn| — of the color of the sea; bluish green

sea-gull |ˈsiːˌɡəl| — Variant of seagull

sea-hare |ˈsiːheə| — Any member of the genus Aplysia of the family Aplysiidae, large marine gastropod molluscs with a soft internal shell made of protein.

sea-horse |ˈsiː hɔːrs| — Any of various small marine fish of the genus Hippocampus that have a horselike head and swim upright.

sea-jelly |ˈsiːˌdʒelɪ| — A medusa, or jellyfish.

sea-king |ˈsiːˈkɪŋ| — (historical) One of the Norse leaders who roved the seas in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief.

sea-lane |ˈsiːleɪn| — (nautical) A regularly used route for ocean-going vessels.

sea-legs |ˈsiː leɡz| — (idiomatic) The ability, when walking aboard a ship, to anticipate the motion of the deck so as to walk steadily without losing balance.

sea-letter |ˈsiːˌletə| — The customary certificate of national character which neutral merchant vessels are bound to carry in time of war; a passport for a vessel and cargo.

sea-level |ˈsiː levəl| — lying below the normal level

sea-mark |ˈsiːˌmɑːrk| — Alternative spelling of seamark.

sea-pen |ˈsiːˈpən| — A colonial marine cnidarian of the order Pennatulacea.

sea-piece |ˈsiːpiːs| — (archaic) marine painting; a painting depicting the sea and often also sea-going vessels

sea-pike |ˈsiːpaɪk| — The garfish.

sea-rover |ˈsiː rəʊvər| — (UK, colloquial, archaic) A herring.

sea-snake |ˈsiː sneɪk| — Any of several snakes, of the family Hydrophiinae, that live in the waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

sea-urchin |ˈsiː ɜːtʃɪn| — Any of many marine echinoderms, of the class Echinoidea, commonly found in shallow water, having a complex chewing structure named Aristotle's lantern.

sea-wall |siː ˈwɔːl| — Alternative spelling of seawall.

seabed |ˈsiːˌbed| — the bottom of a sea or ocean

seabird |ˈsiːbɜːrd| — a bird that frequents coastal waters and the open ocean: gulls; pelicans; gannets; cormorants; albatrosses; petrels; etc.

seaboard |ˈsiːbɔːrd| — the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort

seaborn |ˈsiːbərn| — (poetic) Born on or in the sea.

seaborne |ˈsiːbɔːrn| — conveyed by sea

seacoast |ˈsiːkəʊst| — the shore of a sea or ocean

seacock |ˈsiːˌkɑːk| — (nautical) A valve in the hull of a vessel used to let in water, either to clean the bilges, flood a ballast tank, or scuttle the vessel

seacraft |ˈsiːkrɑːft| — A ship or other vehicle capable of travelling on the ocean.

seafarer |ˈsiːˌferər| — a man who serves as a sailor

seafaring |ˈsiːferɪŋ| — the work of a sailor

seafloor  — The bottom of a sea or ocean; often covered with sediment.

seafood |ˈsiːfuːd| — edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc

seafront |ˈsiːfrʌnt| — the waterfront of a seaside town

seagirt |ˈsiːˌɡɜːrt| — surrounded or enclosed by the sea

seagoing |ˈsiːɡəʊɪŋ| — used on the high seas

seagrass |ˈsiːɡræs| — any of various seaweeds that grow underwater in shallow beds

seagull |ˈsiːɡʌl| — mostly white aquatic bird having long pointed wings and short legs

seahorse |ˈsiːhɔːrs| — either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber

seal |siːl| — fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters

seal-ring |ˈsiːl rɪŋ| — A finger ring with an engraved (often heraldic) seal, fit for sealing documents by pressing it in sealing wax or a similar substance

sealed |ˈsiːld| — undisclosed for the time being

sealer |ˈsiːlər| — a kind of sealing material that is used to form a hard coating on a porous surface (as a coat of paint or varnish used to size a surface)

sealine |ˈsiːlaɪn| — The coastline.

sealing |ˈsiːlɪŋ| — the act of treating something to make it repel water

sealing-wax |ˈsiːlɪŋ wæks| — Alternative spelling of sealing wax.

sealskin |ˈsiːlskɪn| — the pelt or fur (especially the underfur) of a seal

seam |siːm| — joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces

seaman |ˈsiːmən| — a man who serves as a sailor

seamanship |ˈsiːmənʃɪp| — skill in sailing

seamark |ˈsiːˌmɑːrk| — Any elevated object on land which serves as a guide to mariners, such as a hill or steeple.

seamless |ˈsiːmləs| — smooth, especially of skin

seamlessly |ˈsiːmləslɪ| — in a seamless manner

seamstress |ˈsiːmstrəs| — someone who makes or mends dresses

seamy |ˈsiːmɪ| — showing a seam

seanad |ˈʃanəð| — the upper house of the parliament of the Irish Republic

seance |ˈseɪɑːns| — a meeting of spiritualists

seapiece |ˈsiːpiːs| — A picture representing a scene at sea; a marine picture.

seaplane |ˈsiːpleɪn| — an airplane that can land on or take off from water

seaport |ˈsiːpɔːrt| — a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

seaquake |ˈsiːkweɪk| — an earthquake at the sea bed

sear |sɪr| — make very hot and dry

search |sɜːrtʃ| — the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

search-party |ˈsɜːtʃ pɑːrtɪ| — A group of people who search for someone or something lost.

search-warrant |ˈsɜːtʃ wɒrənt| — (law) A court order in the form of a warrant, authorizing the search of a home and/or other privacy-protected place(s), notably to seek unlawful possessions, evidence etc. as part of a judicial inquiry

searcher |ˈsɜːtʃər| — someone making a search or inquiry

searching |ˈsɜːrtʃɪŋ| — diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation

searchlight |ˈsɜːrtʃlaɪt| — a light source with reflectors that projects a beam of light in a particular direction

seared |ˈsɪrd| — having the surface burned quickly with intense heat

seascape |ˈsiːskeɪp| — a view of the sea

seashore |ˈsiːʃɔːr| — the shore of a sea or ocean

seasickness |ˈsiːsɪknəs| — motion sickness experienced while traveling on water

seaside |ˈsiːsaɪd| — the shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort

season |ˈsiːzn| — a period of the year marked by special events or activities in some field

season-ticket |ˈsiːzn tɪkɪt| — A ticket that is valid for all of the events in a series of related events for which individual tickets would otherwise be needed.

seasonable |ˈsiːznəbl| — done or happening at the appropriate or proper time

seasonal |ˈsiːzənl| — a worker who finds employment only in certain seasons

seasonally |ˈsɪzənəlɪ| — depending on the season

seasoned |ˈsiːznd| — rendered competent through trial and experience

seasoning |ˈsiːzənɪŋ| — something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

seat |siːt| — a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)

seated |ˈsiːtəd| — (of persons) having the torso erect and legs bent with the body supported on the buttocks

seating |ˈsiːtɪŋ| — an area that includes places where several people can sit

seawall |ˈsiːˈwɔːl| — a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

seaward |ˈsiːwərdz| — the direction toward the sea

seawards |ˈsiːwədz| — in the direction of the sea

seaware  — (archaic) Flotsam; articles cast up by the sea.

seawater |ˈsiːˌwɑːtər| — water containing salts

seaway |ˈsiːweɪ| — a lane at sea that is a regularly used route for vessels

seaweed |ˈsiːwiːd| — plant growing in the sea, especially marine algae

seaworthy |ˈsiːwɜːrðɪ| — fit for a sea voyage

sebaceous |sɪˈbeɪʃəs| — containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

sec |sek| — 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

secant |ˈsiːkænt| — a straight line that intersects a curve at two or more points

secateurs |ˌsekəˈtɜːrz| — small pruning shears with a spring that holds the handles open and a single blade that closes against a flat surface

secede |sɪˈsiːd| — withdraw from an organization or communion

seceder  — One who secedes, such as from a country or organization

secernent |sɪˈsɜːrnənt| — That which promotes secretion.

secession |sɪˈseʃn| — an Austrian school of art and architecture parallel to the French art nouveau in the 1890s

secessionism  — a doctrine that maintains the right of secession

secessionist |səˈseʃənəst| — an advocate of secessionism

seclude |sɪˈkluːd| — keep away from others

secluded |sɪˈkluːdɪd| — hidden from general view or use

seclusion |sɪˈkluːʒn| — the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

second |ˈsekənd| — 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites

second-best |ˈˌsekən(d) ˈˌbest| — in second place

second-class |ˈsekənd klæs| — of inferior status or quality

second-guess |ˈsekəndˈɡes| — attempt to anticipate or predict

second-hand |ˈsekən(d) hand| — Alternative form of secondhand.

second-order  — (mathematics, logic) describing the second in a numerical sequence of models, languages, relationships, forms of logical discourse etc

second-rate |ˈsekənd reɪt| — moderate to inferior in quality

second-rater |ˌsekənd ˈreɪtər| — a person of second-rate ability or value

secondarily |ˌsekənˈderəlɪ| — of secondary import

secondary |ˈsekənderɪ| — the defensive football players who line up behind the linemen

seconder |ˈsekəndər| — someone who endorses a motion or petition as a necessary preliminary to a discussion or vote

secondhand |ˈsekəndˈhænd| — by indirect means

secondly |ˈsekəndlɪ| — in the second place

secrecy |ˈsiːkrəsɪ| — the trait of keeping things secret

secret |ˈsiːkrət| — something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)

secretaire |ˌsekrəˈter| — a desk used for writing

secretarial |ˌsekrɪˈteərɪəl| — of or relating to a secretary or to a secretary's work

secretariat |ˌsekrəˈterɪət| — an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations

secretariate |ˌsekrəˈteərɪət| — an administrative unit responsible for maintaining records and other secretarial duties; especially for international organizations

secretary |ˈsekrəterɪ| — a person who is head of an administrative department of government

secretary-bird |ˈsekrətrɪˈbɜːd| — A large terrestrial bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, native to Africa with very long legs that preys on reptiles, especially snakes.

secretary-general |ˌsekrəterɪ ˈdʒenrəl| — Alternative spelling of Secretary General.

secretaryship |ˈsekrətrɪʃɪp| — the position of secretary

secrete |sɪˈkriːt| — generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

secretion |sɪˈkriːʃn| — the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance

secretive |ˈsiːkrətɪv| — inclined to secrecy or reticence about divulging information

secretiveness |ˈsiːkrətɪvnəs| — characterized by a lack of openness (especially about one's actions or purposes)

secretly |ˈsiːkrətlɪ| — in secrecy; not openly

secretory |sɪˈkriːtərɪ| — of or relating to or producing a secretion

sect |sekt| — a subdivision of a larger religious group

sectarian |sekˈterɪən| — a member of a sect

sectarianism |sekˈterɪəˌnɪzəm| — a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination

sectary |ˈsektəriː| — a member of a sect

section |ˈsekʃn| — a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

sectional |ˈsekʃənl| — a piece of furniture made up of sections that can be arranged individually or together

sectionalism |ˈsekʃənəlɪzəm| — a partiality for some particular place

sector |ˈsektər| — a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle

sectoral |ˈsektərəl| — Of or pertaining to a sector (all senses).

sectorial |sekˈtɔːrɪəl| — relating to or resembling a sector

secular |ˈsekjələr| — someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

secularism |ˈsekjələˌrɪzəm| — a doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

secularist |ˈsekjələrəst| — an advocate of secularism; someone who believes that religion should be excluded from government and education

secularization |ˈsekjʊləraɪˈzeɪʃən| — the activity of changing something (art or education or society or morality etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion

secularize |ˈsekjələraɪz| — make secular and draw away from a religious orientation

secularized |ˈsekjələraɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of secularize

secure |səˈkjʊr| — get by special effort

securely |sɪˈkjʊərlɪ| — in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger

securiform |sɪˈkjʊərɪfɔːm| — Having the form of an axe or hatchet.

security |səˈkjʊrətɪ| — the state of being free from danger or injury

sedan |sɪˈdæn| — a car that is closed and that has front and rear seats and two or four doors

sedate |sɪˈdeɪt| — cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to

sedation |sɪˈdeɪʃn| — a state of reduced excitement or anxiety that is induced by the administrative of a sedative agent

sedative |ˈsedətɪv| — a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

sedentary |ˈsednterɪ| — requiring sitting or little activity

sedge |sedʒ| — grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers

sedgy |ˈsedʒɪ| — covered with sedges (grasslike marsh plants)

sediment |ˈsedɪmənt| — matter that has been deposited by some natural process

sedimentary |ˌsedɪˈmentrɪ| — resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment

sedimentation |ˌsedəmənˈteɪʃən| — the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating

sedition |sɪˈdɪʃn| — an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

seditious |sɪˈdɪʃəs| — arousing to action or rebellion

seduce |sɪˈduːs| — induce to have sex

seduced |səˈduːst| — simple past tense and past participle of seduce

seducer |səˈduːsər| — a bad person who entices others into error or wrongdoing

seducing |səˈduːsɪŋ| — Present participle of seduce.

seduction |sɪˈdʌkʃn| — enticing someone astray from right behavior

seductive |sɪˈdʌktɪv| — tending to entice into a desired action or state

sedulity |sɪˈduːlɪtiː| — the quality of being constantly diligent and attentive

sedulous |ˈsedʒələs| — marked by care and persistent effort

sedulously |ˈsedjʊləslɪ| — in a sedulous manner

see |siː| — the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located

see through |ˈsiː θruː| — support financially through a period of time

seeable  — capable of being seen; or open to easy view

seed |siːd| — a small hard fruit

seed-cake |ˈsiːdkeɪk| — Alternative form of seedcake.

seed-corn |ˈsiːd kɔːrn| — Seed that is saved from one year's harvest for the subsequent year's planting, rather than being used to make flour etc.

seed-drill |ˈsiːddrɪl| — (agriculture) A type of sowing machine.

seed-leaf |ˈsiːdliːf| — (botany) (One of the) first leaf/leaves a seed plant's embryo develops

seed-pearl |ˈsiːdˈpɜːl| — A tiny, often irregular pearl

seed-vessel |ˈsiːdˌvesl| — (botany) The ripened and otherwise modified wall of a plant ovary

seedbed |ˈsiːdbed| — a bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting

seedcake |ˈsiːdkeɪk| — a sweet cake flavored with sesame or caraway seeds and lemon

seeder |ˈsiːdər| — a person who seeds clouds

seediness |ˈsiːdɪnəs| — a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

seeding |ˈsiːdɪŋ| — Present participle of seed.

seedless |ˈsiːdləs| — lacking seeds

seedling |ˈsiːdlɪŋ| — young plant or tree grown from a seed

seedsman |ˈsiːdzmən| — a dealer in seeds

seedtime |ˈsiːdtaɪm| — any time of new development

seedy |ˈsiːdɪ| — shabby and untidy

seeing |ˈsiːɪŋ| — perception by means of the eyes

seek |siːk| — the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk

seek out |ˈsiːk ˈaʊt| — look for a specific person or thing

seeker |ˈsɪkər| — someone making a search or inquiry

seeking |ˈsiːkɪŋ| — the act of searching for something

seel |ˈsiːl| — sew up the eyelids of hawks and falcons

seem |siːm| — give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

seeming |ˈsiːmɪŋ| — appearing as such but not necessarily so

seemingly |ˈsiːmɪŋlɪ| — from appearances alone

seemliness |ˈsiːmlɪnəs| — a sense of propriety and consideration for others

seemly |ˈsiːmlɪ| — according with custom or propriety

seen |siːn| — Past participle of see

seep |siːp| — pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings

seepage |ˈsiːpɪdʒ| — the process of seeping

seer |sɪr| — a person with unusual powers of foresight

seeress  — A female seer.

seersucker |ˈsɪrsʌkər| — a light puckered fabric (usually striped)

seesaw |ˈsɪˌsɔː| — a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end

seethe |siːð| — be noisy with activity

seething |ˈsiːθɪŋ| — in constant agitation

segment |ˈseɡmənt| — one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

segmental |seɡˈmentl| — divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds

segmentation |ˌseɡmənˈteɪʃən| — (embryology) the repeated division of a fertilised ovum

segmented |ˈseɡˌmen(t)əd| — having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters

segregate |ˈseɡrɪɡeɪt| — someone who is or has been segregated

segregated |ˈseɡrəˌɡetəd| — separated or isolated from others or a main group

segregation |ˌseɡrɪˈɡeɪʃn| — (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes

segregative |ˈseɡrɪɡeɪtɪv| — Relating to segregation; serving to segregate.

seiche |seɪʃ| — a wave on the surface of a lake or landlocked bay; caused by atmospheric or seismic disturbances

seigneur |siːnˈjɜːr| — a man of rank in the ancient regime

seignior |ˈseɪnjər| — a man of rank in the ancient regime

seigniorage |ˌsɪɡˈniːərɪdʒ| — charged by a government for coining bullion

seigniorial |seɪˈnjɔːrɪəl| — Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a seignior

seigniory |ˈseɪnjəriː| — the estate of a seigneur

seine |seɪn| — a French river that flows through the heart of Paris and then northward into the English Channel

seiner |ˈseɪnər| — a fisherman who uses a seine to catch fish

seise |siːz| — (law) To vest ownership of a freehold estate in (someone).

seisin |ˈsiːzɪn| — (law, common law, historical) A feudal term for an entitlement to a freehold estate with a right to immediate possession; still used in technical discussions of real property law today.

seism |ˈsaɪzəm| — shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane or from volcanic activity

seismic |ˈsaɪzmɪk| — subject to or caused by an earthquake or earth vibration

seismograph |ˈsaɪzməɡræf| — a measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake)

seismology |saɪzˈmɑːlədʒɪ| — the branch of geology that studies earthquakes

seize |siːz| — take hold of; grab

seized |siːzd| — simple past tense and past participle of seize

seizin |ˈsiːzɪn| — Alternative form of seisin.

seizing |ˈsiːzɪŋ| — small stuff that is used for lashing two or more ropes together

seizure |ˈsiːʒər| — a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

sejant |ˈsiːdʒənt| — (heraldry) Seated, sitting.

selachian |sɪˈleɪkɪən| — any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates

seldom |ˈseldəm| — not often

select |sɪˈlekt| — pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

selected |səˈlektəd| — chosen in preference to another

selectee |sɪˌlekˈtiː| — A person who is selected

selecting |səˈlektɪŋ| — Present participle of select.

selection |sɪˈlekʃn| — the act of choosing or selecting

selective |sɪˈlektɪv| — tending to select; characterized by careful choice

selectively |səˈlektɪvlɪ| — by selection; in a selective manner

selectivity |səˌlekˈtɪvətɪ| — the property of being selective

selectman |səˈlektmən| — an elected member of a board of officials who run New England towns

selectmen  — plural form of selectman

selector |sɪˈlektər| — a person who chooses or selects out

selenite |ˈseləˌnaɪt| — (mineralogy) A soft, glassy form of gypsum (chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O).

selenium |səˈliːnɪəm| — a toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium; occurs in several allotropic forms; a stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells; occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)

selenography |ˌseləˈnɑːɡrəfiː| — (astronomy, geography, cartography) the scientific study of the Moon's geographic features; geography of the Moon

selenologist  — A person; one who is skilled, professes or practices selenology.

selenology |siːlɪˈnɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of astronomy that deals with the moon

self |self| — your consciousness of your own identity

self-abasement |self əˈbeɪsmənt| — voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing

self-abnegation |self ˌæbnɪˈɡeɪʃən| — renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

self-absorbed |ˌselfəbˈsɔːrbd| — absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc

self-abuse  — manual stimulation of your own genital organ for sexual pleasure

self-acting |self ˈæktɪŋ| — designed to activate or move or regulate itself

self-action |ˈselfˈækʃən| — Action by or originating in one's self or itself.

self-actualization  — Psychological development that can be achieved when all basic and mental needs are fulfilled. [1950 to date]

self-analysis |ˈˌself əˈnaləsəs| — a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives

self-annihilation  — the act of killing yourself

self-assertion |self əˈsɜːʃən| — the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others

self-assertive |self əˈsɜːtɪv| — offensively self-assertive

self-assurance |self əˈʃʊərəns| — freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

self-awareness |ˈˌself əˈwernəs| — awareness of your own individuality

self-centered  — limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

self-centred |self ˈsentəd| — limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

self-collected |ˌself kəˈlektɪd| — in full control of your faculties

self-colored  — of the same color throughout

self-coloured |self ˈkʌləd| — of the same color throughout

self-command |self kəˈmɑːnd| — the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

self-complacency |ˌself kəmˈpleɪsnsɪ| — the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

self-conceit |ˈselfkənˈsiːt| — Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments; vanity.

self-condemnation |ˈselfˌkɒndemˈneɪʃən| — an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be

self-confidence |ˈselfˈkɑːnfədəns| — freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

self-confident |ˌselfˈkɑnfədənt| — showing poise and confidence in your own worth

self-confidently  — In a self-confident manner

self-conscious |self ˈkɒnʃəs| — aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts

self-consciously |selfˈkɒnʃəslɪ| — in an uncomfortably self-conscious manner

self-consciousness |self ˈkɒnʃəsnəs| — embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

self-consistent |ˌselfkənˈsɪstənt| — not self-contradictory

self-contained |ˈselfkənˈteɪnd| — constituting a complete and independent unit in and of itself

self-contradiction |ˈselfˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən| — contradicting yourself

self-control |self kənˈtrəʊl| — the act of denying yourself; controlling your impulses

self-critical |ˈˌself ˈkrɪdəkəl| — Capable of criticizing oneself; able to find mistakes and possibilities for improvement in one's own work.

self-criticism |ˈselfˈkrɪtɪsɪzm| — criticism of yourself

self-cultivation |ˈselfˌkʌltɪˈveɪʃən| — the process of educating yourself

self-culture  — Culture, training, or education of one's self without the aid of teachers.

self-deceit |ˈselfdɪˈsiːtn| — a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it

self-deception |ˈselfdəˈsepʃən| — a misconception that is favorable to the person who holds it

self-defeating |ˌselfdɪˈfiːtɪŋ| — acting to defeat its own purpose

self-defence |self dɪˈfens| — the act of defending yourself

self-defense  — the act of defending yourself

self-delusion |ˈselfdɪˈluːʒən| — The act of deluding oneself, or the state of being so deluded.

self-denial |ˌselfdɪˈnɑɪəl| — the trait of practicing self discipline

self-denying |ˌself dɪˈnaɪɪŋ| — willing to deprive yourself

self-deprecation  — The disparagement of one's own abilities

self-depreciation  — a feeling of being of little worth

self-destroyer  — One who destroys himself/herself.

self-destruction |ˈselfdɪsˈtrʌkʃən| — the act of killing yourself

self-destructive |ˌselfdɪˈstrʌktɪv| — dangerous to yourself or your interests

self-determination |ˈselfdəˌtərməˈneɪʃən| — government of a political unit by its own people

self-determined |ˈselfdɪˈtɜːmɪnd| — Marked by self-determination

self-devotion |ˈselfdɪˈvəʊʃən| — The act of devoting one's self; willingness to sacrifice one's own interests or happiness for the sake of others; self-sacrifice.

self-directed  — (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

self-discipline |ˈˌself ˈdɪsɪplɪn| — the trait of practicing self discipline

self-distrust  — lack of self-confidence

self-doubt |ˌself ˈdaʊt| — lack of self-confidence

self-drive |ˈselfˈdraɪv| — a rented car

self-educated |self ˈedjəkeɪtɪd| — educated by your own efforts rather than by formal instruction

self-effacement |ˈselfɪˈfeɪsmənt| — withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous

self-employed |ˈˌself əmˈplɔɪd| — working for yourself

self-esteem |self ɪˈstiːm| — a feeling of pride in yourself

self-evident |ˌself ˈevədənt| — evident without proof or argument

self-examination |ˌself ɪɡˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən| — the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct

self-explanatory |ˌselfɪkˈsplænətrɪ| — needing no explanation

self-expression |ˈselfɪksˈpreʃən| — the expression of one's individuality (usually through creative activities)

self-feeder |ˈselfˈfiːdə| — a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material

self-fertilization |selffɜːtɪlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n| — fertilization by the union of male and female gametes from the same individual

self-flagellation |ˈselfˌflædʒəˈleɪʃən| — self-punishment inflicted by whipping

self-fulfillment  — the fulfillment of your capacities

self-governing |ˈselfˈɡəvərnɪŋ| — (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces

self-government |self ˈɡəvər(n)mənt| — government of a political unit by its own people

self-heal |ˈselfˌhiːl| — decumbent blue-flowered European perennial thought to possess healing properties; naturalized throughout North America

self-help |ˈˌself ˈˌhelp| — the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else

self-hypnosis  — hypnosis induced by yourself

self-image |ˈˌself ˈɪmɪj| — The way a person views themself.

self-immolation |ˈselfˌɪməʊˈleɪʃən| — The act of setting oneself on fire, especially as a form of protest.

self-importance |self ɪmˈpɔːrtns| — an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

self-important |self ɪmˈpɔːrtnt| — having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride

self-imposed |ˌself ɪmˈpəʊzd| — voluntarily assumed or endured

self-improvement |ˈselˌfɪmˈpruːvmənt| — the act of improving yourself

self-induction |ˈselfɪnˈdʌkʃən| — generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries

self-indulgence |ˈˌself ənˈdəljəns| — an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires

self-interest |selfˈɪntrəst| — taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

self-interested |ˌselfˈɪntrestɪd| — Having self-interest; particularly concerned for one's self.

self-knowledge |ˈselfˈnɒlɪdʒ| — an understanding of yourself and your goals and abilities

self-loading |ˈselfˈləʊdɪŋ| — (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously

self-love |ˈˌself ˈləv| — feelings of excessive pride

self-loving  — characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

self-luminous |ˈselfˈluːmɪnəs| — having in itself the property of emitting light

self-made |ˈself meɪd| — having achieved success or recognition by your own efforts

self-mastery |ˈselfˈmɑːstərɪ| — The conscious control of one's behaviour; self-command.

self-motion |ˈselfˈməʊʃən| — Motion given by inherent powers, without external impulse.

self-moving  — designed to activate or move or regulate itself

self-murder |ˈselfˈmɜːdə| — suicide

self-offence |ˈselfəˈfens| — One's own offence.

self-opinionated |ˌself əˈpɪnɪəneɪtɪd| — obstinate in your opinions

self-organization  — organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)

self-partiality |ˈselfˌpɑːʃɪˈælɪtɪ| — That partiality by which a man overrates his own worth when compared with others.

self-perpetuating |ˌselfpərˈpetʃuːˌetɪŋ| — Causing itself to continue to exist.

self-pity |self ˈpɪtɪ| — a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

self-pollinated  — fertilized by its own pollen

self-pollination |ˈselfˌpɑləˈneɪʃən| — fertilization by transfer of pollen from the anthers to the stigma of the same flower

self-portrait |ˈselfˈpɔːrtrət| — a portrait of yourself created by yourself

self-possessed |ˈˌself pəˈzest| — in full control of your faculties

self-possession |ˌselfpəˈzeʃən| — the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

self-praise |preɪz| — speaking of yourself in superlatives

self-preservation |ˌself ˌprezəˈveɪʃən| — preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency

self-proclaimed |ˌselfprəˈkleɪmd| — proclaimed to be or described as such by oneself, without endorsement by others

self-propelled |ˈselfprəˈpeld| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

self-propelling |ˈselfprəˈpelɪŋ| — containing within itself the means of propulsion or movement

self-realization |ˈselfˌrɪəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the fulfillment of your capacities

self-regard |ˈselfrɪˈɡɑːd| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

self-regulation |ˌselfreɡjʊˈleɪʃən| — The regulation (by a person or an organization) of ones own behaviour without external control or monitoring

self-regulatory  — That regulates without external control or monitoring

self-reliance |self rɪˈlaɪəns| — personal independence

self-reliant |ˌself rɪˈlaɪənt| — (of persons) free from external control and constraint in e.g. action and judgment

self-renunciation |ˈselfrɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən| — renunciation of your own interests in favor of the interests of others

self-reproach |selfrɪˈprəʊtʃ| — a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

self-respect |ˈselfrɪˈspekt| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

self-respecting |ˌself rɪˈspektɪŋ| — having or showing self-esteem

self-restraint |ˈselfrɪˈstreɪnt| — exhibiting restraint imposed on the self

self-righteous |self ˈraɪtʃəs| — excessively or hypocritically pious

self-righting |ˈselfˈraɪtɪŋ| — (nautical) Able to right itself if overturned.

self-rule |self ˈruːl| — government of a political unit by its own people

self-sacrifice |self ˈsækrɪfaɪs| — acting with less concern for yourself than for the success of the joint activity

self-sacrificing |self ˈsækrɪfaɪsɪŋ| — willing to deprive yourself

self-satisfied |ˈselfˈsætɪsfaɪd| — marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction

self-seeker |self ˈsiːkər| — a person who places expediency above principle

self-seeking |self ˈsiːkɪŋ| — taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others

self-service |ˈˌself ˈsərvəs| — the practice of serving yourself (as in a grocery or cafeteria)

self-serving |ˌselfˈsɜːvɪŋ| — interested only in yourself

self-sown |self ˈsəʊn| — growing from seed dispersed by natural agency such as wind or birds

self-starter |self ˈstɑːrtər| — an energetic person with unusual initiative

self-styled |ˈself staɪld| — as claimed by and for yourself often without justification

self-sufficiency |ˈselfsəˈfɪʃənsɪ| — personal independence

self-sufficient |ˈselfsəˈfɪʃənt| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others

self-sufficing |ˌself səˈfaɪsɪŋ| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others

self-suggestion |ˈselfsəˈdʒestʃən| — a system for self-improvement developed by Emile Coue which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s

self-support |ˈselfsəˈpɔːt| — The capacity of independent support; self-sufficiency.

self-supporting |ˌself səˈpɔːrtɪŋ| — financially independent

self-sustaining |selfsəˈsteɪnɪŋ| — able to provide for your own needs without help from others

self-taught |ˈselfˈtɔːt| — Educated or trained by oneself.

self-violence |ˈselfˈvaɪələns| — Violence to one's self.

self-will |self ˈwɪl| — resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires

self-willed |ˈˌself ˈwɪld| — habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

self-worth |ˌselfˈwɜːθ| — the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect

selfhood |ˈselfhʊd| — (philosophy, psychology) State of having a distinct identity, or being an individual distinct from others; individuality.

selfish |ˈselfɪʃ| — concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others

selfishness |ˈselfɪʃnəs| — stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

selfless |ˈselfləs| — showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

selflessly |selflessleɪ| — in an altruistic manner

selfsame |ˈselfseɪm| — being the exact same one; not any other:

sell |sel| — the activity of persuading someone to buy

sell off |ˈsel ˈɒf| — get rid of by selling, usually at reduced prices

sell out |ˈsel ˈaʊt| — sell or get rid of all one's merchandise

sell up |ˈsel ʌp| — sell or get rid of all one's merchandise

sell-out |ˈseˌlɑːwt| — To sell all of a product that is in stock.

seller |ˈselər| — someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money

selling |ˈselɪŋ| — the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money

seltzer |ˈseltzər| — naturally effervescent mineral water

selvage |ˈselvɪdʒ| — border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet

selvedge |ˈselvɪdʒ| — border consisting of an ornamental fringe at either end of an oriental carpet

selves |selvz| — plural form of self

semanteme |sɪˈmæntiːm| — (linguistics) an indivisible unit of meaning

semantic |sɪˈmæntɪk| — of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning

semantically  — with regard to meaning

semantics |sɪˈmæntɪks| — the study of language meaning

semaphore |ˈseməfɔːr| — an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms

semasiology |sɪˌmeɪsɪˈɑːlədʒiː| — the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning

semblance |ˈsembləns| — an outward or token appearance or form that is deliberately misleading

semblant  — (obsolete) One's outward appearance.

seme |siːm| — (heraldry) sprinkled or sown; said of a field or charge when strewn with small charges

sememe |ˈsemiːm| — (linguistics) The smallest unit of meaning; especially the meaning expressed by a morpheme.

semen |ˈsiːmən| — the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

semester |sɪˈmestər| — one of two divisions of an academic year

semi |ˈsemɪ| — one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

semi-annual |ˌsemɪˈænjəwəl| — Alternative spelling of semiannual.

semi-arid |ˌsemɪˈærɪd| — Alternative form of semiarid.

semi-automatic |ˌsemɪˌɒtəˈmætɪk| — Partially automatic.

semi-conscious |ˌsemɪˈkɒnʃəs| — Only partially conscious and aware, confused, groggy.

semi-detached |ˌsemɪdɪˈtætʃt| — Of a house: joined to another one on one side, having one shared wall.

semi-monthly |semiːˈmʌnθliː| — Alternative spelling of semimonthly.

semi-official |ˌsemɪəˈfɪʃəl| — Having some degree of official authority.

semiannual |ˌsemɪˈænjəwəl| — occurring or payable twice each year

semiannually |ˌsemɪˈænuːəlɪ| — twice a year

semiautomatic |ˌsemɪˌɔːtəˈmætɪk| — a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously

semicentenary  — the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

semicentennial |ˈsemɪsenˈtenjəl| — the 50th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

semicircle |ˈsemɪsɜːrkl| — a plane figure with the shape of half a circle

semicircular |ˌsemɪˈsɜːrkjələr| — curved into a half circle

semicolon |ˈsemɪkəʊlən| — a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

semiconductor |ˈsemɪkəndʌktər| — a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities

semiconscious |ˌsemɪˈkɒnʃəs| — partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations

semidarkness  — partial darkness

semidetached |ˌsemɪdɪˈtætʃt| — attached on one side only

semidiameter |ˌsemɪdaɪˈamɪtə| — the apparent radius of a celestial body when viewed as a disc from the earth

semidiurnal |ˌsemiːdaɪˈɜːrnl| — Twice daily (usually of tides).

semifinal |ˈsemɪˌfɑɪnəl| — one of the two competitions in the next to the last round of an elimination tournament

semifluid |ˌsemiːˈfluːɪd| — Having properties intermediate between liquids and solids

semilunar |ˌsemɪˈluːnə| — resembling the new moon in shape

semimanufactures |ˈsemɪˌmænjʊˈfæktʃəz| — plural form of semimanufacture

semimonthly |semiːˈmʌnθliː| — a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)

seminal |ˈsemɪnl| — containing seeds of later development

seminar |ˈsemɪnɑːr| — any meeting for an exchange of ideas

seminarian |ˌseməˈnerɪən| — a student at a seminary (especially a Roman Catholic seminary)

seminary |ˈsemɪnerɪ| — a private place of education for the young

seminate  — To sow; to spread; to propagate.

semination |ˌseməˈneɪʃən| — The act of sowing or spreading.

seminiferous |ˌseməˈnɪf(ə)rəs| — bearing or producing seed or semen

semiofficial |ˌsemɪəˈfɪʃəl| — having some official authority or sanction

semiotic |ˌsɪmɪˈɑːtɪk| — of or relating to semiotics

semiotics |ˌsemɪˈɑːtɪks| — (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols

semiprecious |ˌsemɪˈpreʃəs| — used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones

semiquaver |ˈsemɪkweɪvər| — a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note

semirigid |ˌsemɪˈrɪdʒɪd| — having a form maintained by a rigid internal structure as well as by internal gas pressure

semisphere  — hemisphere

semispherical  — hemispherical, having the shape of a hemisphere

Semite |ˈsemaɪt| — a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa

Semitic |səˈmɪtɪk| — a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family

semitone |ˈsemɪtəʊn| — the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument

semitrailer |ˈsemɪˌtreɪlər| — a trailer having wheels only in the rear; the front is supported by the towing vehicle

semitransparent  — allowing light to pass through diffusely

semitropic  — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

semitropical |ˌsemɪˈtrɑːpɪkəl| — of or relating to or characteristic of conditions in the subtropics

semivowel |ˈsemɪvaʊəl| — a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant

semiweekly  — a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)

semolina |ˌseməˈliːnə| — milled product of durum wheat (or other hard wheat) used in pasta

sempiternal |ˌsempəˈtərnl| — having no known beginning and presumably no end

sempstress |ˈsem(p)strəs| — someone who makes or mends dresses

sen |ˌes iː ˈen| — a fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel

senary |ˈsenəriː| — Of sixth rank or order.

senate |ˈsenət| — assembly possessing high legislative powers

senator |ˈsenətər| — a member of a senate

senatorial |ˌsenəˈtɔːrɪəl| — of or relating to senators

send |send| — cause to go somewhere

send away |ˈsend əˈweɪ| — stop associating with

send down |ˈsend ˈdaʊn| — suspend temporarily from college or university, in England

send in |ˈsend ɪn| — mail in; cause to be delivered

send off |ˈsend ˈɒf| — send away towards a designated goal

send out |ˈsend ˈaʊt| — to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place

send-off |ˈsendɒf| — an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture

send-up |ˈsend ʌp| — a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

sender |ˈsendər| — someone who transmits a message

sending |ˈsendɪŋ| — the act of causing something to go (especially messages)

senega |ˈsenəɡə| — dried root of two plants of the genus Polygala containing an irritating saponin

Senegalese |ˌsenɪɡəˈliːz| — a native or inhabitant of Senegal

senesce |səˈnes| — grow old or older

senescence |sɪˈnesns| — the organic process of growing older and showing the effects of increasing age

senescent |sɪˈnesnt| — growing old

seneschal |ˈsenɪʃəl| — the chief steward or butler of a great household

senile |ˈsiːnaɪl| — mentally or physically infirm with age

senility |səˈnɪlətɪ| — mental infirmity as a consequence of old age; sometimes shown by foolish infatuations

senior |ˈsiːnɪər| — an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation

seniority |ˌsiːnɪˈɔːrətɪ| — higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service

senna |ˈsenə| — any of various plants of the genus Senna having pinnately compound leaves and showy usually yellow flowers; many are used medicinally

sennet |ˈsenət| — a signal call given on a cornet or trumpet for entrance or exit on a theatrical stage

sennett |ˈsenet| — United States filmmaker (born in Canada) noted for slapstick movies (1880-1960)

sennight |ˈsenaɪt| — (archaic) A period of seven nights; a week.

sennit |ˈsenət| — flat braided cordage that is used on ships

sensate |ˈsenseɪt| — having physical sensation

sensation |senˈseɪʃn| — an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation

sensational |senˈseɪʃənl| — commanding attention

sensationalism |senˈseɪʃənəlɪzəm| — subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes

sensationalist |senˈseɪʃənəˌlɪst| — someone who uses exaggerated or lurid material in order to gain public attention

sense |sens| — a general conscious awareness

sense-organ |ˈsens ɔːrɡən| — an organic sensor.

senseless |ˈsensləs| — not marked by the use of reason

senselessly |ˈsenslɪslɪ| — in a meaningless and purposeless manner

senselessness |ˈsenslɪsnəs| — total lack of meaning or ideas

sensibility |ˌsensəˈbɪlətɪ| — mental responsiveness and awareness

sensible |ˈsensəbl| — readily perceived by the senses

sensibly |ˈsensəblɪ| — with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner

sensing |ˈsensɪŋ| — the perception that something has occurred or some state exists

sensitive |ˈsensətɪv| — someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead

sensitiveness |ˈsensətɪvnəs| — sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

sensitivity |ˌsensəˈtɪvətɪ| — (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation

sensitize |ˈsensətaɪz| — make sensitive or aware

sensor |ˈsensər| — any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner

sensorineural |ˌsens(ə)rɪˈnjʊər(ə)l| — of or relating to the neural process of sensation

sensory |ˈsensərɪ| — of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

sensual |ˈsenʃʊəl| — marked by the appetites and passions of the body

sensualism |ˈsenʃʊəlɪzəm| — desire for sensual pleasures

sensualist |ˈsenʃʊəlɪst| — a person who enjoys sensuality

sensuality |ˌsenʃʊˈælətɪ| — desire for sensual pleasures

sensuous |ˈsenʃʊəs| — taking delight in beauty

sensuousness |ˈsenʃʊəsnəs| — a sensuous feeling

sent |sent| — 100 senti equal 1 kroon in Estonia

sentence |ˈsentəns| — a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language

sentencing |ˈsentənsɪŋ| — Relating to a judicial sentence.

sententious |senˈtenʃəs| — abounding in or given to pompous or aphoristic moralizing

sentience |ˈsenʃəns| — state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness

sentient |ˈsentɪənt| — consciously perceiving

sentiment |ˈsentɪmənt| — tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion

sentimental |ˌsentɪˈmentl| — given to or marked by sentiment or sentimentality

sentimentality |ˌsentɪmenˈtælətɪ| — falsely emotional in a maudlin way

sentinel |ˈsentɪnl| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

sentry |ˈsentrɪ| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

sentry-box |ˈsentrɪ bɑːks| — A booth, erected to provide elementary shelter to a sentry on his post

sep |ˈsep| — the month following August and preceding October

sepal |ˈsepl| — one of the green parts that form the calyx of a flower

separability |ˌseprəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the capability of being separated

separable |ˈsepərəbl| — capable of being divided or dissociated

separate |ˈseprət| — a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication

separated |ˈsepəˌretəd| — being or feeling set or kept apart from others

separately |ˈseprətlɪ| — apart from others

separateness |ˈsepərətnəs| — the state of being several and distinct

separating |ˈsepəˌretɪŋ| — Present participle of separate.

separation |ˌsepəˈreɪʃn| — the state of lacking unity

separatism |ˈseprətɪzəm| — a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups

separatist |ˈseprətɪst| — an advocate of secession or separation from a larger group (such as an established church or a national union)

separative  — (used of an accent in Hebrew orthography) indicating that the word marked is separated to a greater or lesser degree rhythmically and grammatically from the word that follows it

separator |ˈsepəreɪtər| — an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension

separatory  — Used to separate.

sepia |ˈsiːpɪə| — a shade of brown with a tinge of red

sepoy |ˈsiːpɔɪ| — (historical) A native soldier of the East Indies, employed in the service of a European colonial power, notably the British India army (first under the British-chartered East India Company, later in the crown colony), but also France and Portugal.

sepsis |ˈsepsɪs| — the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues

sept |sept| — the month following August and preceding October

septa |ˈseptə| — plural form of septum

septal |ˈseptl| — of or relating to a septum

septate |ˈsepteɪt| — of or relating to a septum

September |sepˈtembər| — the month following August and preceding October

septenary |ˈseptəˌneriː| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

septennial |sepˈteniːəl| — Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.

septentrional |sepˈtentriːənl| — (rare, literary) Pertaining to the north; northern.

septet |sepˈtet| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

septette |sepˈtet| — seven performers or singers who perform together

septic |ˈseptɪk| — containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms

septicaemia |ˌseptɪˈsiːmɪə| — invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection

septicaemic  — Typical of or pertaining to septicaemia

septicemia |ˌseptɪˈsiːmɪə| — invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection

septicemic  — characteristic of septicemia

septilateral |septəˈlætʌrəl| — Having seven sides.

septuagenarian |ˌseptʃʊədʒəˈnerɪən| — someone whose age is in the seventies

septuagenary  — Consisting of seventy; seventy years old.

septum |ˈseptəm| — (anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities

septuple |ˈseptʊpəl| — having seven units or components

sepulcher  — a chamber that is used as a grave

sepulchral |səˈpʌlkrəl| — gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

sepulchre |ˈseplkər| — a chamber that is used as a grave

sepulture |ˈsepltʃʊər| — the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

sequacious |sɪˈkweɪʃəs| — Tending in a continuous intellectual direction; not rambling or discursive.

sequel |ˈsiːkwəl| — something that follows something else

sequela |sɪˈkwiːlə| — any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment

sequelae |sɪˈkwiːliː| — plural form of sequela

sequence |ˈsiːkwəns| — serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

sequencing |ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ| — (molecular biology) the procedure of determining the order of amino acids in the polypeptide chain of a protein (protein sequencing) or of nucleotides in a DNA section comprising a gene (gene sequencing)

sequent |ˈsiːkwənt| — in regular succession without gaps

sequential |sɪˈkwenʃl| — in regular succession without gaps

sequentially |səˈkwentʃəlɪ| — in a consecutive manner

sequester |sɪˈkwestər| — requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

sequestered |sɪˈkwestərd| — providing privacy or seclusion

sequestrable |sɪˈkwestrəbl| — Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.

sequestrate |ˈsiːkwəstreɪt| — keep away from others

sequestration |ˌsiːkwəˈstreɪʃn| — the act of segregating or sequestering

sequestrum |səˈkwestrəm| — A fragment of bone or other dead tissue that has separated during necrosis

sequin |ˈsiːkwɪn| — adornment consisting of a small piece of shiny material used to decorate clothing

sequoia |sɪˈkwɔɪə| — either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae

sera |ˈsɪrə| — plural form of serum

seraglio |seˈrɑːlɪəʊ| — living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household

serai |seraɪ| — A palace; a seraglio.

seraph |ˈserəf| — an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child

seraphic |səˈræfɪk| — having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub

seraphical  — of or relating to an angel of the first order

seraphim |ˈserəˌfɪm| — plural form of seraph

Serb |sɜːrb| — a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries

Serbian |ˈsɜːbɪən| — a member of a Slavic people who settled in Serbia and neighboring areas in the 6th and 7th centuries

sere |sɪr| — (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

serein |səˈræŋ| — Light rainfall from a cloudless sky after sunset.

serenade |ˌserəˈneɪd| — a musical composition in several movements; has no fixed form

serenata |ˌserəˈnɑːtə| — (music) A type of baroque cantata performed outdoors, in the evening, with mixed vocal and instrumental forces

serene |səˈriːn| — not agitated; without losing self-possession

serenely |səˈriːnəlɪ| — in a peacefully serene manner

serenity |səˈrenətɪ| — a disposition free from stress or emotion

serf |sɜːrf| — (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

serfage |ˈsɜːrfɪdʒ| — serfdom

serfdom |ˈsɜːfdəm| — the state of a serf

serfhood |ˈsɜːfhʊd| — the state of a serf

serge |sɜːrdʒ| — a twilled woolen fabric

sergeant |ˈsɑːrdʒənt| — any of several noncommissioned officer ranks in the Army or Air Force or Marines ranking above a corporal

sergeant-major |ˌsɑːdʒənt ˈmeɪdʒər| — (Canada) A senior non-commissioned appointment in the Army of a company or unit, directly responsible to the officer in charge for their soliders' performance, standards, discipline, morale, welfare, et al, that can be held by a Warrant Officer or above.

serial |ˈsɪrɪəl| — a serialized set of programs

serialize |ˈsɪrɪəlaɪz| — arrange serially

serially |ˈsɪərɪəlɪ| — in a serial manner

seriate |ˈsiːriːɪt| — To arrange in serial order.

seriated |ˈsɪərɪeɪtɪd| — simple past tense and past participle of seriate

seriatim |ˌsɪərɪˈeɪtɪm| — in a series; point by point

sericeous |sɪˈrɪʃəs| — covered with fine soft hairs or down

sericulture |ˈserɪkʌltʃər| — raising silkworms in order to obtain raw silk

series |ˈsɪriːz| — similar things placed in order or happening one after another

serif |ˈserɪf| — a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character

serin |ˈserən| — any of various brown and yellow finches of parts of Europe

seriocomic |ˌsɪərɪəʊˈkɒmɪk| — mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating

serious |ˈsɪrɪəs| — of great consequence

seriously |ˈsɪrɪəslɪ| — in a serious manner

seriousness |ˈsɪrɪəsnəs| — an earnest and sincere feeling

serjeant |ˈsɑːdʒənt| — an English barrister of the highest rank

Serjeant-at-arms |ˌsɑːrdʒənt ət ˈɑːrmz| — an officer (as of a legislature or court) who maintains order and executes commands

Serjeant-at-law |ˈsɑːdʒəntətˈlɔː| — an English barrister of the highest rank

sermon |ˈsɜːrmən| — an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

sermonize |ˈsɜːrmənaɪz| — speak as if delivering a sermon; express moral judgements

sermonizing |ˈsɜːmənaɪzɪŋ| — Present participle of sermonize.

seropositive |ˌsɪərəʊˈpɒzɪtɪv| — (of blood serum): Testing positive for a given pathogen, especially HIV (HIV positive).

serosity  — The quality or state of being serous.

serotinous |sɪˈrɑːtnəs| — (of conifer cones) Requiring the heat of a wildfire to open, in order to disperse its seed.

serotonin |ˌserəˈtəʊnɪn| — a neurotransmitter involved in e.g. sleep and depression and memory

serous |ˈsɪrəs| — of or producing or containing serum

serpent |ˈsɜːrpənt| — limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous

serpentine |ˈsɜːrpəntiːn| — resembling a serpent in form

serrate |ˈseˌret| — make saw-toothed or jag the edge of

serrated |səˈreɪtɪd| — notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

serration |seˈreɪʃn| — the condition of being serrated

serried |ˈserɪd| — (especially of rows as of troops or mountains) pressed together

serrulate |ˈserjəlɪt| — minutely serrated

serrulated |ˈserjʊleɪtɪd| — serrulate

serum |ˈsɪrəm| — an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates

servant |ˈsɜːrvənt| — a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)

servants |ˈsɜːvənts| — plural form of servant

serve |sɜːrv| — (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play

server |ˈsɜːrvər| — a person whose occupation is to serve at table (as in a restaurant)

Servian |ˈsɜːrviːən| — (archaic) Serbian.

service |ˈsɜːrvɪs| — work done by one person or group that benefits another

service-tree |ˈsɜːvɪstriː| — Either of two rare Old World deciduous trees, Sorbus domestica or Sorbus torminalis.

serviceable |ˈsɜːrvɪsəbl| — capable of being put to good use

serviceman |ˈsɜːrvɪsmən| — someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force

servicing |ˈsɜːvəsɪŋ| — the act of mating by male animals

serviette |ˌsɜːrvɪˈet| — a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing

servile |ˈsɜːrvl| — relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants

servility |sɜːrˈvɪlətɪ| — abject or cringing submissiveness

serving |ˈsɜːrvɪŋ| — an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal

servitor |ˈsɜːrvɪtər| — someone who performs the duties of an attendant for someone else

servitude |ˈsɜːrvətuːd| — state of subjection to an owner or master or forced labor imposed as punishment

servo |ˈsɜːrvəʊ| — control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system

servo-mechanism |ˈsɜːvəʊˈmekənɪzm| — Alternative spelling of servomechanism.

servomechanism |ˈsɜːvəʊˌmekənɪzəm| — control system that converts a small mechanical motion into one requiring much greater power; may include a negative feedback system

servomotor |ˈsɜːvəʊˌməʊtər| — An electric motor in a servomechanism, especially one which incorporates feedback so it accurately positions the device.

sesame |ˈsesəmɪ| — East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil

sesquialtera |ˌseskwɪˈaltərə| — (music) Describing a ratio of 3:2

sesquialteral |ˌseskwɪˈæltərəl| — sesquialterate

sesquipedalian |ˌseskwɪpɪˈdeɪlɪən| — a very long word (a foot and a half long)

sessile |ˈsesɪl| — permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about

session |ˈseʃn| — a meeting for execution of a group's functions

sesterce |ˈsestərs| — an ancient Roman coin made of bronze or silver, equalling a quarter of a denarius

sestertii |sesˈtɜːtɪaɪ| — plural form of sestertius

sestertius |sesˈtɜːtjəs| — A large bronze or (rarely) small silver coin minted during the Roman Republic and Empire, valued at two and a half asses.

sestet |sesˈtet| — the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

set |set| — a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

set about |ˈset əˈbaʊt| — begin to deal with

set apart |ˈset əˈpɑːrt| — select something or someone for a specific purpose

set aside |ˈset əˈsaɪd| — give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

set back |ˈset ˈbæk| — hold back to a later time

set down |ˈset ˈdaʊn| — put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

set forth |ˈset ˈfɔːrθ| — state

set in |ˈsedɪn| — enter a particular state

set off |ˈset ˈɒf| — put in motion or move to act

set on |ˈset ɑːn| — attack someone physically or emotionally

set out |ˈset ˈaʊt| — take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

set up |ˈset ʌp| — set up or found

set-back |ˈsetˌbæk| — structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

set-down |ˈsetˈdaʊn| — (idiomatic) To write

set-in |ˈsedɪn| — To take root, become established.

set-off |ˈsetˈɒf| — (idiomatic, intransitive) To leave; to begin a journey or trip.

set-out |setˈaʊt| — To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.

set-to |set ˈtuː| — a brief but vigorous fight

set-up |ˈset ʌp| — To ready something for use.

seta |ˈsiːtə| — stalk of a moss capsule

setaceous |sɪˈteɪʃəs| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

setae |ˈsiːtiː| — plural form of seta

setback |ˈsetbæk| — an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

setdown  — The humbling of a person by act or words.

setoff  — structure where a wall or building narrows abruptly

setose |ˈsiːtəʊs| — having or covered with protective barbs or quills or spines or thorns or setae etc.

setout  — an outset

setscrew  — a screw that is used to adjust the tension on a spring

sett |set| — rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads

settee |seˈtiː| — a long wooden bench with a back

setter |ˈsetər| — one who sets written material into type

setting |ˈsetɪŋ| — the context and environment in which something is set

setting-up |əp| — Present participle of set up.

settle |ˈsetl| — a long wooden bench with a back

settle down |ˈsetəl ˈdaʊn| — settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground

settled |ˈsetəld| — inhabited by colonists

settlement |ˈsetlmənt| — a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

settler |ˈsetlər| — a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

settling |ˈsetəlɪŋ| — a gradual sinking to a lower level

setup |ˈsetˌʌp| — equipment designed to serve a specific function

seven |ˈsevn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one

seven-day  — lasting through a week

sevenfold |ˈsevənfəʊld| — seven times

seventeen |ˌsevnˈtiːn| — the cardinal number that is the sum of sixteen and one

seventeenth |ˌsevnˈtiːnθ| — position 17 in a countable series of things

seventh |ˈsevnθ| — position seven in a countable series of things

seventies |ˈsevəntɪz| — the decade from 1970 to 1979

seventieth |ˈsevəntɪəθ| — position 70 in a countable series of things

seventy |ˈsevntɪ| — the cardinal number that is the product of ten and seven

seventy-five  — being five more than seventy

sever |ˈsevər| — set or keep apart

several |ˈsevrəl| — (used with count nouns) of an indefinite number more than 2 or 3 but not many

severally |ˈsevrəlɪ| — apart from others

severalty |ˈsev(ə)r(ə)ltɪ| — the state of being several and distinct

severance |ˈsevərəns| — a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

severe |sɪˈvɪr| — intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality

severed |ˈsevərd| — detached by cutting

severely |sɪˈvɪrlɪ| — to a severe or serious degree

severeness  — used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

severities |sɪˈverɪtɪz| — plural form of severity

severity |sɪˈverətɪ| — used of the degree of something undesirable e.g. pain or weather

Sevres |seɪvr| — A town on the outskirts of Paris, France.

sew |səʊ| — fasten by sewing; do needlework

sewage |ˈsuːɪdʒ| — waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

sewer |ˈsuːər| — a waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water

sewerage |ˈsuːərɪdʒ| — waste matter carried away in sewers or drains

sewing |ˈsəʊɪŋ| — joining or attaching by stitches

sewing-machine |ˈsəʊɪŋ məʃiːn| — Any mechanical or electromechanical device used to stitch cloth or other material; normally uses two threads to form lock stitches

sewn |səʊn| — fastened with stitches

sex |seks| — activities associated with sexual intercourse

sexagenarian |ˌseksədʒəˈnerɪən| — someone whose age is in the sixties

sexagenary |sekˈsædʒʌneriː| — of or pertaining to the number sixty; composed of, or proceeding by sixties

sexagesimal |ˌseksəˈjesəməl| — of or relating to or reckoning in sixtieths

sexangle  — (geometry, obsolete) A hexagon.

sexed |sekst| — having sexual differentiation

sexennial |sekˈseniːəl| — Lasting six years.

sexiness |ˈseksɪ| — the arousal of feelings of sexual desire

sexism |ˈseksɪzəm| — discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of the opposite sex

sexist |ˈseksɪst| — a man with a chauvinistic belief in the inferiority of women

sexless |ˈseksləs| — having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs

sexology |sekˈsɑːlədʒɪ| — The study of sex and sexuality, usually from a psychological or clinical perspective.

sextain |ˈseksteɪn| — (poetry) A stanza of six lines; a sestine.

sextan |ˈsekstən| — (obsolete, medicine) That recurs on the sixth day

sextant |ˈsekstənt| — a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees

sextet |seksˈtet| — a musical composition written for six performers

sextette |seksˈtet| — six performers or singers who perform together

sexto |ˈsekstəʊ| — A book consisting of sheets each of which is folded into six leaves.

sextodecimo |sekstəʊˈdesəˌˌməʊ| — (paper, printing) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into sixteenths (3.25"-5" x 5"-6.25").

sexton |ˈsekstən| — United States poet (1928-1974)

sextuple |seksˈtuːpəl| — having six units or components

sexual |ˈsekʃʊəl| — involved in a sexual relationship

sexuality |ˌsekʃʊˈælətɪ| — the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

sexually |ˈsekʃʊəlɪ| — with respect to sexuality

sexy |ˈseksɪ| — marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

Seym |seɪm| — An alternative spelling of Sejm.

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