serene

  1. not agitated; without losing self-possession

    Synonyms : calm, tranquil, unagitated
    Examples :
    • he remained serene in the midst of turbulence
    • a serene expression on her face
  2. completely clear and fine

    Examples :
    • serene skies and a bright blue sea

serendipity

  1. good luck in making unexpected and fortunate discoveries

    Type Of : fluke, good fortune, good luck

sequester

  1. take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

    Synonyms : attach, confiscate, impound, seize
    Type Of : take
  2. keep away from others

    Synonyms : seclude, sequestrate, withdraw
    Type Of : isolate, insulate
    Examples :
    • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
  3. set apart from others

    Synonyms : isolate, keep apart, sequestrate, set apart
    Type Of : disunite, separate, divide, part
    Examples :
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on
  4. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property

    Type Of : take
    Examples :
    • the estate was sequestered
  5. undergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The cations were sequestered

sentinel

  1. a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

    Synonyms : lookout, lookout man, picket, scout, sentry, spotter, watch
    Type Of : security guard, watcher, watchman

sensuous

  1. taking delight in beauty

    Examples :
    • the sensuous joy from all things fair

seminary

  1. a private place of education for the young

    Type Of : private school
  2. a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis

    Type Of : religious school

scuttle

  1. container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire

    Synonyms : coal scuttle
    Type Of : container
  2. to move about or proceed hurriedly

    Synonyms : scamper, scurry, skitter
    Type Of : run
  3. an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship

    Synonyms : hatchway, opening
    Type Of : entree, entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway

scrutinize

  1. examine carefully for accuracy with the intent of verification

    Synonyms : audit, inspect, scrutinise
    Type Of : examine, analyze, canvass, analyse, study
  2. to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

    Synonyms : scrutinise, size up, take stock
    Type Of : see, examine
    Examples :
    • he scrutinized his likeness in the mirror

scrupulous

  1. characterized by extreme care and great effort

    Synonyms : conscientious, painstaking
    Examples :
    • scrupulous attention to details
  2. having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled

    Antonyms : unscrupulous
    Examples :
    • less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance

scapegoat

  1. someone who is punished for the errors of others

    Synonyms : whipping boy
    Type Of : victim