The ‘tonic’ is the first and basic ‘tone’ of any scale. The ‘dominant’ is the fifth degree of any scale. The ‘mediant’ is
Suffer: (En) to endure, tolerate, accept. I cannot suffer such academic definitions.
Simalacrum: (En) Simalacra (pl) an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute. …a simalacrum of feeling rather than the real thing. See NY Times ‘Lady Gag’s Stripped-Down
sobriquet (Fr) a nickname for something
Sans rigueur (Fr) without strictness, or harshness
Stringendo (It) tighten, squeeze. Keep the tempo tight, stretto
sotto voce (It) lit. ‘under the voice’ – in an undertone, without emphasis.
sostenuto (It) support, maintain (the tempo, character) sostenuto sempre always keep the tempo, character, esp. what’s come before
sempre (It) always
soto (It) under, low soto voce in a low voice, softly, in an undertone