Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A to Z Challenge: S



Salubrious
Definition: promoting health; healthful.
Sentence: The air is extremely salubrious, and the place has long been remarkable for its freedom from epidemics.
           — J. H. Holdsworth

Scion
Definition: a descendant or heir.
Sentence: Mr. Papandreou, a political scion whose father and grandfather were also prime ministers, took office late last year.
          — New York Times (Feb 7, 2010)

Seditious
Definition: in opposition to a civil authority or government.
Sentence: If stones were thrown at the police and seditious cries were raised, it was no more than might be reasonably expected.
         — James Anthony Froude

Serendipity
Definition: good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries.
Sentence: Serendipity is a recurring theme in Chandler's biography, with one happy accident after another pushing him in a certain direction. 
         — The Guardian (Jul 11, 2011)

Sibylline
Definition: resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy.
Sentence: Their Sibylline books have prophesied the fall of Rome, though they use the name 'Babylon.' 
           — August Strindberg

3 comments:

  1. I love the word 'serendipity', both the meaning and the actual word itself. :-)

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  2. Enjoyed all of your vocabulary words today. What a fun and resourceful theme. Just stopped by from the challenge to say hello.

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