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36 Cards in this Set

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sham
a pretense
shambles
a slaughterhouse; great disorder
shard
a fragment
sheepish
embarrassed; bashful
shibboleth
a slogan; a password
shiftless
lazy; inefficient
shoal
a shallow place in the water; a reef
shortcomings
defects; deficiencies
shrew
a nagging, bad-tempered woman
shroud
a cloth or sheet in which a corpse is wrapped for burial
sibilant
hissing
sibling
a brother or sister
simian
pertaining to an ape or monkey
simile
a comparison using like or as
simony
the sin of buying or selling church benefits
simper
to smile in a silly way
simulacrum
an image; a likeness
simulate
to pretend; to imitate
simultaneous
occurring at the same time
sinecure
job with no responsibility
sinewy
tough; firm; strong
singular
extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional
sinister
threatening evil; ominous
sinuous
curving; winding
siren
an attractive but dangerous woman
skeptic
doubtful
skinflint
stingy person; miser
skittish
restless; excitable; nervous
skulduggery
trickery; deception
skulk
to sneak around; to lie in hiding
slacken
become loose; to relax
slake
to lessen (thirst, desire, anger, etc) by satisfying; to quench
slander
to make a false statement against someone
slatern
an untidy woman
sleazy
cheap; flimsy
sleek
smooth and shiny