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SOMBER
gloomy,depressing
somnambulist
sleepwalker
somnolent
half asleep
sonorous
resonant
sophist
teacher of philosophy,quibbler,employer of fallacious reasoning
sophisticated
worldy wise and urbane,complex
sophistry
seeming;y plausible but fallacious reasoning
sophomoric
immature,half baked,like a sophomore
soporific
sleep causing,marked by sleepening
sordid
filthy,base,vile
spangle
small metalic peice swen to clthes for ornamentation
sparse
not thick,thinly scattered,scanty
spartan
lacking luxury and comfort,sternly disciplined
spasmodic
fitful,periodic
spat
squabble,minor dispute
spate
sudden flood
spatial
related to space
spatula
broad bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
spawn(v)
lay eggs
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect,misleading often intentionally
spectral
ghostly
spectrum
coloured band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism
spendthrift
someone who wastes money
sphinx like
mysterious,enigmatic
splice
fasten together,unite
spontaneity
lack of premeditation,naturalness,freedom from constraint
spoonerism
accidental transposition of sounds in excessive words
sporadic
occuring irregularly
sportive
playful
spruce
neat and trim
spry
vigorously active,nimble
spurious
false,counterfeit,forged,illogical
spurn
reject,scorn
squabble
minor quarrel
squalor
filth,degradation,dirty neglacted state
squander(v)
waste
squat
stocky,short and thick
staccato
marked by abrupt sharp sound,played in an ubrupt manner
stagnant
motionless,stale,dull
staid
sober,sedate
stalemate
deadlock
stalwart
strong,brawny,steadfast
stamina
strenght,staying power
stanch
check flow of blood
stanza
division of a poem
static
unchanging,lacking development
statue
law enacted by the legislature
statutory
created by statute or legislative action
steadfast
loyal,unswerving
steep(v)
soak,saturate
stellar
pertaining to the stars
stem(v)
check the flow
stem from(v)
arise from
stentorian
extremely loud
stereotype
fixed and unvarying representation,standardized mental picture,often reflecting prejudice
stickler
perfectionistic
stifle(v)
suppress,extinguish,inhibit
stigma
token of disgrace,brand
stilted
bombastic,stiffly pompous
stint
supply,allotted amount,assigned portion of work
stipend
pay for services
stipple
paint or draw with dots
stipulate
make express conditions,specify
stock
typical,standard,kept regularly in supply
stockade
wooden enclosure or pen,fixed line of posts used as a defensive barrier
stodgy
stuffy,boringly conservative
stoic
impassive,unmoved by joy or greif
stoke(v)
stir up a fire,feed plentifully
stolid
dull,impassive
stratagem
clever trick,deceptive scheme
stratified
divided into classes,arranged into strata
stratum
layer of earth's surface,layer of soceity
strew
spread randomly,sprinkle,scatter
striated
marked with parallel bands,grooved
stricture
critical comments
stricture
critical comments,severe and adverse criticism
strident
loud and harsh,insistent
stringent
binding,rigid
strut
pompous walk
strut
supporting bar
studied
unspontaneous,deliberate,thoughtful
stultify
cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent,frustrate,hinder
stupefy
make numb,stun,amaze
stupor
state of apathy,daze,lack of awarness
stygian
gloomy,hellish,deathly
stymie(v)
present an obstacle,stump
suavity(suave)
urbanity,polish
subaltern
subordinate
subdued
less intense,quieter
subjective(adj)
occuring or taking place within the mind,unreal
subjugate(v)
conquer,bring under contro
sublimate(v)
refine,purify
sublime(adj)
exalted;noble and uplifting,utter