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stem
check the flow (eg of bleeding)
stint
be thrifty; set limits
stipple
paint or draw with dots
striated
marked with parallel bands; grooved
strut
supporting bar; pompous walk
studied
unspontaneous; deliberate; thoughtful
stymie
present an obstacle; stump
subaltern
subordinate
sublimate
refine; purify
suborn
persuade to act unlawfully
subpoena
writ summoning a witness to appear
succor (v)
aid
sultry
sweltering
sundry
various; several
superannuated
retired or disqualified because of age
supererogatory
superfluous; more than needed or demanded
supernumerary
person or thing in excess of what is necessary; extra
suppositious
assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
suture
stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing
swarthy
dark; dusky
sybarite
lover of luxury
sylvan
pertaining to the woods; rustic
tanner
person who turns animal hides into leather
teetotalism
practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks
tanner
person who turns animal hides into leather
temerity
boldness; rashness
temporize
avoid committing oneself; gain time
tesselated
inlaid; mosaic
testator
maker of a will
thrall
slave; bondage
throes
violent anguish
throng
crowd
tiller
handle used ot move boat's rudder (to steer)
timbre
quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument
tipple
drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently
titular
having the title of an office without the obligations
touchstone
stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
tract
pamphlet; a region of indefinite size
transport
strong emotion
troth
pledge of good faith especially in betrothal
tumid
swollen; pompous; bombastic
tureen
deep dish for serving soup
turgid
swollen; distended
umbrage
resentment; anger; sense of injury of insult
unconscionable
unscrupulous; excessive
unctuous
oily; bland; insincerely suave
unfledged
immature
unguent
ointment
unilateral
one-sided
unprespossessing
unattractive
unwonted
unaccustomed
ursine
bearlike; pertaining to a bear
uxorious
excessively devoted to one's wife
vagary
caprice; whim
vagrant
stray; random;
homeless wanderer
valedictory
pertaining to farewell
vanguard
forerunners; advance force
vaunted
boasted; bragged; highly publicized
vendetta
blood feud
ventral
abdominal
verbiage
pompous array of words
viand
food
victuals
food
vinter
winemaker; seller of wine
visceral
felt in one's inner organs
viscid
adhesive; gluey
vise
tool for holding work in place
vitiate
spoil the effect of; make inoperative
vitriolic
corrosive; sarcastic
vivisection
act of dissecting live animals
vulpine
like a fox; crafty
waggish
mischievious; humourous; tricky
wangle
wiggle out; fake
warren
tunnels in which rabbits live; crowded conditions in which people live
wastrel
profligate
welter
turmoil; bewildering jumble
wallow
whelp
young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
whit
smallest speck
wizened
withered; shriveled
wont
custom; habitual procedure
wrangle
quarrel; obtain through arguing; herd cattle
yen
longing; urge
solicitous
worried, concerned
pettifogging
deceit, trickery