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sham
pretend; feign; ADJ: not genuine; fake; Ex. sham jewelry; N: something that is not what it appears; impostor; pretense; Ex. The agreement was a sham
shard
fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
shaving
very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
sheaf
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
shear
remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
sheathe
place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
sheer
pure; thin and transparent; very steep
shirk
avoid (responsibility, work, etc.); malinger
shoddy
made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
shrew
scolding woman; very small mouselike animal
shrivel
make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
shudder
shake uncontrollably; tremble; V.
shunt
move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N
shyster
lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
sibylline
prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
sidereal
relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
sift
put through a sieve to separate fine from coarse particles; sort or examine carefully
silt
sediment deposited by running water (at the entrance to a harbor or by a bend in a river)
simian
monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
simper
smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly