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65 terms

GRE WL20

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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