6001 - 7000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 81

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
scanty adj. The information we received was scanty. barely sufficient or adequate
scoff verb They just scoffed at our suggestion. to mock or treat with derision
scoop noun He used a scoop to pick up the nuts. a shovel like utensil
verb He scooped up a handful of jelly beans. to take up or dip into
scorch verb The flames had scorched the walls of the house. burn superficially so as to discolor
scour verb The maid scoured the dirty kitchen. to clean or wash by scrubbing vigorously
verb They scoured the pipes before using them. clear by flushing
scourge noun The plague became the scourge of the known world. widespread affliction and devastation
scowl verb She scowled at me when I asked for her name. wrinkle brow to express anger
scripture noun He read to us from the Holy Scriptures. sacred writing or book