Lexicon: scathing – scheme

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scathing, adj. [ON scathian, hurt, injure, damage, slander, steal.]

Scorching; searing; scalding; [fig.] refining; purifying; [metaphor] rigorous; demanding; extreme; exacting.

scatter (-ed, -s), v. [see scatter, verbal adj.] (webplay: disperse).

  1. Spread; sprinkle; disseminate; diffuse.
  2. Disperse; depart; flee; dissipate.

scatter (-ed), verbal adj. [Sax. scateran, to pour out, to disperse.] (webplay: disperse).

Different; diverse; varied.

scene (-s), n. [Fr. < Gk. 'tent, booth, stage'.] (webplay: play, set, act).

  1. View; setting; picture.
  2. Conduct; action; manner; behavior; representation.
  3. Moment; instant; minute.

scenery, n. [see scene, n.]

Scene; landscape; view.

scent (-s), v. [ME < Fr. sentir, to feel, perceive, to smell.]

Perfume; imbue; suffuse; spread.

sceptic, adj. [Fr. < L. 'inquiring, reflective, look out, consider'.]

Doubting; unbelieving.

sceptre, n. [ME < Gk. 'staff, to prop oneself, lean on something'.]

Staff; baton; symbol of royalty; ensign of authority.

schedule, n. [ME < L.]

Agenda; structure; program; calendar.

scheme (-s), n. [L. < Gk. 'form, figure'.] (webplay: time).

  1. Project; contrivance of fortune.
  2. Calculation; plan of action; organization of time.
  3. Plot; intrigue; system for accomplishing a goal; [fig.] layout; blueprint; design of a house.