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sagacious
adjective

strongly reminiscent or suggestive of.
"names redolent of history and tradition"

 

sartorial
verb

relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
"sartorial elegance"

 

savoir faire
noun

the ability to act or speak appropriately in social situations.
"this is a gracious occasion, so try to behave with a bit of savoir faire"

 

scintillation
noun

a flash or sparkle of light.
"scintillations of diamond-hard light"
the process or state of emitting flashes of light.

 

segueing
verb

(in music and film) move without interruption from one piece of music or scene to another.
"allow one song to segue into the next"
move or shift from one role, state, or condition to another.
"from the humour magazine, the New York-born artist segued into producing films"

 

sobriquet
noun

a person's nickname.

 

speil
noun

an elaborate or glib speech or story, typically one used by a salesperson

verb

reel off; recite.

 

spurious
adjective

not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
"separating authentic and spurious claims"

 
 

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