specious

  1. plausible but false

    Synonyms : spurious
    Examples :
    • a specious claim
  2. based on pretense; deceptively pleasing

    Synonyms : gilded, glossy, meretricious

sparse

  1. not dense

    Synonyms : thin
    Examples :
    • trees were sparse

soporific

  1. inducing mental lethargy

    Synonyms : narcotic, soporiferous
  2. a drug that induces sleep

    Synonyms : hypnotic
    Type Of : hypnagogue, drug
  3. sleep inducing

    Synonyms : hypnagogic, hypnogogic, somniferous, somnific, soporiferous

soothsayer

  1. someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge)

    Synonyms : forecaster, predictor, prognosticator
    Type Of : illusionist, seer, visionary

somnambulist

  1. someone who walks about in their sleep

    Synonyms : noctambulist, sleepwalker
    Type Of : sleeper, slumberer

solicit

  1. make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently

    Synonyms : beg, tap
    Type Of : bespeak, call for, request, quest, ask for
    Examples :
    • Henry IV solicited the Pope for a divorce
    • My neighbor keeps soliciting money for different charities
  2. approach with an offer of sexual favors

    Synonyms : accost, hook
    Type Of : offer
    Examples :
    • he was solicited by a prostitute
    • The young man was caught soliciting in the park
  3. make amorous advances towards

    Synonyms : court, romance, woo
    Type Of : move, act
  4. incite, move, or persuade to some act of lawlessness or insubordination

    Type Of : stimulate, cause, get, have, induce, make
    Examples :
    • He was accused of soliciting his colleagues to destroy the documents
  5. make a solicitation or petition for something desired

    Type Of : ask
    Examples :
    • She is too shy to solicit

solace

  1. give moral or emotional strength to

    Synonyms : comfort, console, soothe
  2. the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

    Synonyms : consolation, solacement
    Type Of : comfort
  3. the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction

    Synonyms : comfort, consolation
    Type Of : succor, succour, relief, ministration
  4. comfort in disappointment or misery

    Synonyms : solacement
    Type Of : comfort, comfortableness

smorgasbord

  1. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

    Synonyms : assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety
    Type Of : accumulation, collection, aggregation, assemblage
    Examples :
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  2. an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal

    Type Of : buffet

smelt

  1. extract (metals) by heating

    Type Of : create, make, produce
  2. small cold-water silvery fish; migrate between salt and fresh water

    Type Of : fish
  3. small trout-like silvery marine or freshwater food fishes of cold northern waters

    Type Of : soft-finned fish, malacopterygian

sluggard

  1. an idle slothful person

    Synonyms : slug
    Type Of : bum, do-nothing, idler, layabout, loafer