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sadistic ADJ. /虐待狂的;残忍成性的/inclined to cruelty. If we are to improve condi- tions in this prison, we must first get
rid of the sadistic warden.
saga N. /斯堪的纳维亚的传说;传奇/Scandinavian myth; any legend. This is a saga of the sea and the men who risk their
lives on it.
sagacious ADJ. /有洞察力的/perceptive; shrewd; having insight. My father was a sagacious judge of character: he
could spot a phony a mile away. sagacity, N.
sage N. /智者;圣人/person celebrated for wisdom. Hearing tales of a mysterious Master of All Knowledge who lived in
the hills of Tibet, Sandy was possessed with a burning desire to consult the legendary sage. also ADJ.
salacious ADJ. /好色的;淫荡的/lascivious; lustful. Chaucer's monk is not pious but salacious. a teller of lewd tales and
salient ADJ. /显著的;突出的;卓越的/prominent. One of the salient features of that newspaper is its excellent editorial
salubrious ADJ. /对健康有益的，利于养生的/healthful. Many people with hay fever move to more salubrious sections of
the country during the months of August and September.
salutary ADJ. /有用的;有益的/tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome. The punishment had a salutary effect on the
boy, as he became a model student.
salvage V. /补救;抢救;打捞;营救/rescue from loss. All attempts to salvage the wrecked ship failed. also N.
salvo N. /解除武装;敬礼;保留条款/discharge of firearms; military salute. The boom of the enemy's opening salvo made
the petrified private jump.
sanctimonious ADJ. /假正经的;假装神圣的/displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness. You do not have to be
so sanctimonious to prove that you are devout.
sanction V. /批准，许可/approve; ratify. Nothing will convince me to sanction the engagement of my daughter to such a
worthless young man.
sanctuary N. /避难所/refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place. The tiny attic was Helen's sanctuary to which she fled when
she had to get away from the rest of her family.
sanguine ADJ. /高兴的;有希望的;乐天的/cheerful; hopeful. Let us not be too sanguine about the outcome; something
could go wrong.
sap V. /减少;破坏/diminish; undermine. The element kryptonite has an unhealthy effect on Superman: it saps his
sarcasm N. /挖苦;讽刺/scornful remarks; stinging rebuke. Though Ralph pretended to ignore the mocking comments
of his supposed friends, their sarcasm wounded him deeply.
sardonic ADJ. /讽刺的/disdainful; sarcastic; cynical. The sardonic humor of nightclub comedians who satirize or
ridicule patrons in the audience strikes some people as amusing and others as rude.
sartorial ADJ. /裁缝的;缝纫机的;缝匠肌的/pertaining to tailors. He was as famous for the sartorial splendor of his attire as
he was for his acting.
sate V. /使心满意足;使过度满足;使腻/satisfy to the full; cloy. Its hunger sated. the lion dozed.
satellite N. /卫星/small body revolving around a larger one. During the first few years of the Space Age, hundreds of
satellites were launched by Russia and the United States.
satiate V. /完全满足/satisfy fully. Having stuffed themselves until they were satiated, the guests were so full they were
ready for a nap.
satire N. /讽刺的/form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack vice and folly. Gulliver's
Travels, which is regarded by many as a tale for children, is actually a bitter satire attacking man's folly.
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