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simulate
feign; imitate
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
sinewy
(of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
sinuous
twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
skeptic
sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
skiff
small light sailboat or rowboat
skim
read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
skinflint
miser; stingy person
skirmish
minor fight; minor battle in war; V
skittish
inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
skulduggery(skullduggery)
dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
skulk
move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
slag
glassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
slake
satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
slapdash
hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
simulate
feign; imitate
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
sinewy
(of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
sinuous
twisting; winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
skeptic
sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
skiff
small light sailboat or rowboat
skim
read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
skinflint
miser; stingy person
skirmish
minor fight; minor battle in war; V
skittish
inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
skulduggery(skullduggery)
dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
skulk
move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
slag
glassy residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter
slake
satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
slapdash
hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
sleigh
large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
sleight
dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
slew
large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
slight
insult to one's dignity; snub; V: treat as if of small importance; insult; snub; ADJ. small in size; of small importance
slink
move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
slipshod
slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work