IASP Junior Spell Bowl Pg. 6 1288-1362

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secede
to separate from a nation or state and become independent
secrecy
the act of keeping information secret
sectional
showing how something would look if it were cut from the top to the bottom
sediment
material that sinks to the bottom of a liquid
seemly
proper or appropriate for the situation
seignior
seigneur
selective
careful to choose only the best people or things
self-preservation
protection of yourself from harm or death
semiannual
happening or produced every six months or twice in each year
semipiternal
eternal
sepal
one of the modified leaves comprising a calyx
septum
a dividing wall or membrane especially between bodily spaces or masses of soft tissue
serape
a colorful woolen shawl worn over the shoulders especially by Mexican men
seriousness
having an important or dangerous possible result
servant
a person who is hired to do household or personal duties such as cleaning and cooking
settee
a long seat that has a back and arms and that two or more people can sit on
several
more than two but not very many
sextillion
10 to the 21 power
shady
situated in or full of shade
shallow
having a small distance to the bottom from the surface or highest point
shaped
to give a particular form or shape to
shaver
a tool or device that is used to shave hair from your face, body, or head
sheer
to turn suddenly
shenanigan
a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose
shimmy
a jazz dance characterized by a shaking of the body from the shoulders down
shoestring
a small amount of money
shortstop
the player who defends the area between second and third base
showing
the act of making a movie, television show, piece of art, etc., available for the public to see
shrinkable
able to become smaller in amount, size, or value
shuffling
sliding your feet along the ground or back and forth without lifting them completely
sibling
a brother or sister
sidewalk
a usually concrete path along the side of a street for people to walk on
sightseeing
devoted to or used for seeing sights
signpost
a sign beside a road showing the direction and distance to a place
silky
made of silk or of material that is soft, smooth, and shiny like silk
simon-pure
of untainted purity or integrity
simulate
to look, feel, or behave like (something)
sinew
strong tissue that connects muscles to bones
sinister
having an evil appearance
sired
to have brought (something) into being
sixpence
a coin formerly used in Britain that was worth six pennies
skeleton
the structure of bones that supports the body of a person or animal
skillfully
done with skill
skittle
a British game played by rolling a wooden ball toward a set of objects in order to knock over as many objects as possible
slammed
the act of having slammed something
slatting
striking (something)
sleeveless
without sleeves
slightly
very small in degree or amount
slobber
saliva or liquid that flows from your mouth
Slovak
a member of a Slavic people of Slovakia
slyness
being clever in a dishonest way
smiling
making a smile
smother
thick stifling smoke or smudge
snapdragon
a tall plant that has many usually pink, white, red, or yellow flowers
sneezed
suddenly forcing air out through your nose and mouth with a usually loud noise because your body is reacting to dust, a sickness, etc.
snobbery
the behavior or attitude of people who think they are better than other people
snubbing
ignoring (someone) in a deliberate and insulting way
sobriquet
a name or phrase that describes the character of someone or something
Socrates
a Greek philosopher
solaced
being consoled
solicitor
one who solicits
solitarily
being solitary
solving
to solve a problem, etc.
somnambulism
an abnormal condition of sleep in which motor acts (as walking) are performed
sonorously
having a sound that is deep, loud, and pleasant
sophistry
the use of reasoning or arguments that sound correct but are actually false
sorority
an organization of female students at a U.S. college
soupcon
a small amount of something
souvenir
something that is kept as a reminder of a place you have visited, an event you have been to, etc.
spaniel
a type of small dog that has long ears and a soft coat
sparrow
a common type of small bird that usually has brown or gray feathers
spavined
affected with spavin
specie
money in coin
spectator
one who spectates
sped
to have sped up
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