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splint
strip of material for supporting broken bone (and to immobilize
sprain
wrench the ligaments
sprightly
marked by gay and lightness and vivacity
spur
incentive, urge
spur
false, forged
they had cought a spurious painting; apocryphal, unauthentic
spurn
reject with disdain or contempt
squalid
1. extremely dirty and unpleasant
2. showing contemptible lack of moral standards
a squalid attempt to buy votes
squall
1. sudden violent wond, strom
2. loud cry
square
settle; square a det
squat
short or low and disproportionately broad or wide
squelch
completely suppress, quell
staid
respectable and unadventurous, sedate, quiet, serious, steady, conventional
stalemate
deadlock , draw, impasse
stalwart
outstanding strength and vigor
stasis
state of inactivity or equilibrium
2. slowing down, stopping
stature
natural height in upright position
steadfast
firm belief, unwavering
1. steadfast friend or policy
stentoian
(of a person's voice) lod and powerful
stifle
1.smother, suffocate
2. knee joint
stigma
mark of disgrace
2. visible sign of disease
3. part of pistil
stilted
1. stiff and self-consciour or unnatural; strained, force, pompous, lofty
stint
1. sparing or frugal
2.brief stint as a waitress
stipple
speckle, dot, freckle
stipulate
demand as part of condition of an agreement; specify, detail
stockade
enclosure formed from upright wooden posts or stakes
stodgy
1.filling food
2. stodgy writing, boring, dull
stoic
not affected by passion or feeling; firmly restraining response to pain or distress; impassive, apathetic
stoke
1. add coal to fire
2. encourage or incite
stolid
unemotional, cool, calm
stonewall
refuse to comply
stouthearted
brave courageous, dauntless
strait
narrow path connecting two seas
in dire straits (trouble, difficulty)
strata
1. layers of any structure
2. level/class of society
stratagem
cleverly contrived trick for gaining an end
stratify
to divide into classes, castes
stricture
rule restricting behaviour
2. sternly critical remark
strident
sound harsh, insistent and discordant, grating, raucous
stultify
dulling, boring, discourage, inhibit, restrain
2. appear foolish or absurd
stupor
condition of greatly dulled or completely suspended
stygian
extermely gloomy, dark; hellish , indernal, plutonian
stymie
present obstable, stand in the way of
subdue
conquer, crush, defeat
subjugate
bring inder constrol and governance
sublime
lofty, grand, exalted
subliminal
below threshold of conscious perception
submerge
cover or overflow with water