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smarmy
false earnestness, ingratiating, unctuous, slick
smattering
small amount, slight knowledge of language or subject
smatter = talk ignorantly, prate
smirk
smile in an irritatingly smug or silly way
smug
hight self-satisfied
snare
1. trap for catching small animals
2. he mangaged to snare an heiress
3. avoid the snares of the new law
4. surgical instrument consisting usually of wire loop for removing tissue masses
snarl
1. tangled
2. growl
sneer
leer, scoff, flout, gibe, gird, jest, quip(at), scout(at)
sodden
wet, drenched
solder
to unite or make whole
a friendhip soldered by common interests
solemnity
seriousness, gravity
solicitous
showing interest or concern; eager, anxious, ardent, impatient, worried
solvent
able to pay all legal debts
somatic
relating to body; physical
somnolence
sleepy, drowsy
daubster
low-grade artist
sop
1. thing given or done to appease or bribe someone
2. soak up liquid
sophism
fallacious argument; fallacy, deception, delusion
soporific
inducing drowsiness or sleep
sordid
base, vile, dirty
spartan
lacking luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined; austere, harsh, frugal
spate
sudden flood; a large number/amt.
flood, deluge, torrent
in spate of a river overflowing due to a sudden flood
specious
misleadingly attractive in appearance; misleading, deceptive, false, fallacious, unsound, casuistic
casuist
a person who uses clever but false reasoning
speleology
study or exploration of caves
spelunker
exploration of caves
spendthrift
person who spends wastefully or improvidently
improvidently
thoughtless
spindly
frail or flimsy in apperarance or structure
spiny
covered with prickles
2. difficult to understand or handle
spire
upper tapering part of something; pinnacle
spleen
feelings of anger or ill will often suppresssed; malice, despite, grudge
splice
to join (sope) by interweacing strands
join at the ends (pieces of timeber, film , tape, gene)