Glossary S

Svengali refers to a person who manipulates and exercises excessive control over another for sinister purposes.

Swallowing reflex refers to a reflex that enables the babies to shallow liquids without choking.


Swami refers to a religious teacher; a mystic; a yogi. Swami is a word used as a form of address for such a person.
Swivet refers to a state of anxiety , discomposure or agitation

Sycophant refers to a servile self -seeker who attempts to win favor by flattering influential people.

- Symbolic interaction theory : Symbolic interaction theory refers to a theory that is based on the premise that human nature and the social order are products of communication among people.

Symbolic Play refers to symbolic, or dramatic, play which occurs when children begin to substitute one object for another.

A sympathomimetic substance mimics the effects of epinephrine or norepinephrine, which are secreted from the sympathetic nervous systems.

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