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skiff

small tight sailboat or rowboat

skimp

provide scantily,live very economically

skinflint

stingy person,miser

skirmish

minor fight

skittish

lively,frisky

skulduggery

dishonest behavior

skulk

move furtively and secretly

slake

quench,sate

slapdash

haphazard,careless,sloppy

sleazy

filmsy,unsubstantial

sleeper

spmething originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable

sleight

dexterity

slew

large quantity or number

slight

insult to one's dignity,snub

slipshod

untidy,or slovenly,shabby

slither

slip or slide

sloth

slow moving, tree dwelling mammal

slough

cast off

solecism

construction,that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically

somatic

pertaining to the body

sluice

artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water

slur

insult to one's character,speak indistinctly or mumble

smattering

slight knowledge

smirk

conceited smile

smolder

burn without flame,be liable to break out at any moment

snicker

half-stifled laugh

snivel

run at the nose,snuffle ,whine

sobriety

moderation(esp. regarding indulgence in alcohol),seriousness

sodden

soaked,dull as if from drink

sojourn

temporary stay

solicitous

worried,concerned

somnolent

half asleep

sophist

teacher of philosophy,quibbler,employer of fallacious reasoning

sophistry

seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning

sophomoric

immature,half baked

sordid

filthy,base,vile

spangle

small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation

spartan

lacking luxury and comfort,sternly disciplined

spasmodic

fitful,periodic

spate

sudden flood

spawn

lay eggs

specious

seamingly reasonable but incorrect(often intentionally)

spectral

ghostly

sphinx like

enigmatic,mysterious

splice

fasten together,unite

spoonerism

accidental transposition of sounds in successive words

sporadic

occuring irregularly

spruce

neat and trim

spry

vigorosly active,nimble

spurn

reject,scorn

squalor

filth,degradation,dirty,neglected area

squat

stocky,short and thick

staccato

played in an abrupt manner,marked by abrupt sharp sound

staid

sober ,sedate

stalwart

strong,brawny,steadfast

stanch

check flow of blood

steadfast

loyal and unswerving

steep

soak,saturate

stentorian

extremely loud

stickler

perfectionist,person who insists things be exactly right

stiffle

supress, extinguish,inhibit

stigma

token of disgrace,brand

stilted

bombastic,stiffly pompous

stint

be thrifty,set limits,supply,alloted amount,assign portion of work

stipple

paint or draw with dots

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