Cool Words For Gamers: Sacerdotal – Sybaritic

Overusing these words could be scelestious, but hopefully the words below will not leave you swerked.

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Last week, I tackled the “R” words. This week, we hurl ourselves into the Ss!:

  • Sacerdotal of or relating to priests or a priesthood
  • Samded half-dead
  • Sanguine cheerful and confident; optimistic; ruddy complexion; blood-red
  • Satrap a provincial governor; a subordinate ruler
  • Saurian of or resembling a lizard
  • Scabrous roughened because of small projections; indecent or salacious
  • Scelestious wicked
  • Scion a descendant or young member of a family
  • Score twenty
  • Scrivener a copyist of documents
  • Sempiternal of never-ending duration; eternal
  • Shibboleth catchword, slogan; a widely held belief or truism; a custom or usage regarded as distinctive of a particular group; a city in Gran March (with a different spelling!)
  • Simulacrum any image or representation of something
  • Skosh a small amount; a bit or smidgeon
  • Skulduggery dirty work
  • Sloomy lazy, dull, sleepily
  • Slough to cast off or become cast off; to crumble slowly and fall away
  • Sobriquet a descriptive name or epithet; nickname
  • Sockdolager something that settles a matter; a decisive blow or answer; finisher; something outstanding or exceptional
  • Somnolent drowsy, sleepy; causing drowsiness
  • Sphragistics study of engraved seals
  • Spiss thick, dense
  • Spittle an almshouse or hospital for lower-class indigents and lepers where they were housed but not necessarily cured
  • Spuddle to assume airs of importance without reason; to make trifles seem important
  • Squamous covered with or formed of scales
  • Squiddle to waste time with idle talk
  • Suggilate to beat black and blue; to bruise
  • Suggill to beat black and blue; to defame
  • Superjacent lying above or upon
  • Supernal divine, celestial; from above or from the sky
  • Suppositious fraudulently substituted
  • Susurrant gentle whispering and rustling
  • Sward a stretch of turf or grass
  • Swerked to become troubled, gloomy
  • Sybaritic (from sybarite) a devotee of luxury and sensual vices

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “S”? If you do, share them in the comments below and add to your fellow gamers’ vocabulary!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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