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soot a fine black powder produced during burning, which collects on the insides of chimneys or is carried into the air in smoke. [2 definitions]
soothe to make less angry, pained, distressed, or the like; calm or comfort. [3 definitions]
soothing acting to ease pain, tension, or emotional distress.
soothsayer one who has or claims to have the ability to predict the future and foretell events; seer.
sooty covered, blackened, or dirty with soot. [2 definitions]
SOP abbreviation of "standard operating procedure."
sop a piece of bread or the like dipped or soaked in a liquid such as milk or gravy. [6 definitions]
sophism an argument that sounds reasonable but is actually fallacious. [2 definitions]
sophist (often cap.) any of a group of ancient Greek teachers of rhetoric and philosophy, known for their clever, though often specious, arguments. [2 definitions]
sophistic of or pertaining to sophists or sophistry. [3 definitions]
sophisticate one who is sophisticated. [3 definitions]
sophisticated having knowledge or experience of the world or of culture, esp. in connection with the manners and ways of adult society; not naive or simple; worldly-wise. [3 definitions]
sophistication the quality or condition of having worldly knowledge, elegant refinement, or technological complexity. [2 definitions]
sophistry a subtle, deceptive method of reasoning or arguing, involving statements that sound plausible but are actually false or fallacious. [2 definitions]
Sophocles a Greek dramatist (496?-406 B.C.).
sophomore a second-year student at a high school or college. [2 definitions]
sophomoric displaying intellectual pretentiousness or proud confidence about one's knowledge when actually poorly informed or immature.
-sophy knowledge or wisdom; science or study.
sopor an abnormally deep sleep; stupor; lethargy.
soporific causing sleep or sleepiness. [3 definitions]
sopping thoroughly wet; soaked.