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simian
monkeylike
simile
comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
simulate
feign
sinecure
well-paid position with little responsibility
sinister
evil
sinuous
winding; bending in and out not morally honest
skimp
provide scantily; live very economically
skittish
lively' frisky
skulk
move furtively and secretly
slake
quench; sate
sleazy
flimsy; unsubstantial
sloth
laziness
slough
cast off
slovenly
untidy; careless in work habits
sluggard
lazy person
sobriety
soberness
sojourn
temporary stay
solecism
construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically
solicitous
worried; concerned
soliloquy
talking to oneself
solstice
point at which the sun is farthest from the equator
solvent
able to pay all debts
somnambulist
sleepwalker
somnolent
half asleep
sonorous
resonant
soupcon
suggestion; hint; taste
spangle
smal metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
spasmodic
fitful; periodic
spatial
relating to space
spawn
lay eggs
specious
seemingly reasonable but incorrect
spectral
ghostly
splenetic
spiteful; irritable; peevish
sporadic
occuring irregularly
sportive
playful
spurious
flase; counterfeit
squalid
dirty; neglected; poor
squander
waste
stagnant
motionless; stale; dull
staid
sober; sedate
stamina
strength; staying power
stanch
check flow of blood
statute
law
stein
beer mug
stellar
pertaining to the stars
stentorian
extremely loud
stigmatize
brand; mark as wicked
stint
supply; allotted amount; assigned portion of work
stipend
pay for services
stoic
person hwho is indifferent to pleasure or pain
stolid
dull; impassive
stratagem
deceptive scheme
striated
marked with parallel bands
stricture
critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
strident
loud and harsh
stringent
binding; rigid
stupor
state of apathy; daze; ack of awareness
stymie
present an obstacle; stump
suavity
urbanity; polish
subaltern
subordinate
subjugate
conquer; bring under control
sublimate
refine; purify
sublime
exalted; noble; uplifting
sub rosa
in strict confidence; privately
subsequent
following ;ater
subservient
behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious
subsidiary
subordinate; secondary
subsistence
existence; means of support; livelihood
substantiate
verify; support
subterfuge
pretense; evasion
subtlety
nicety; cunning; guile; delicacy
subversive
tending to overthrow or ruin
succinct
brief; terse; compact
succor
aid; assistance; relief
succulent
juicy; ful of richness
suffuse
spread over
sully
tarnish; soil
sultry
sweltering
summation
act of finding the total; smmary
sumptuous
lavish; rich
sunder
separate; part
sundry
various; several