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somnambulist
n. sleepwalker
somnolent
adj. half asleep
sonorous
adj. resonant
sophistry
n. seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning
soporific
adj. sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
spangle
n. small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
spate
n. sudden flood
specious
adj. seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
spectral
adj. ghostly
spendthrift
n. someone who wastes money
splice
v. fasten together; unite
spoonerism
n. accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
(i.e. Hoobert Herver)
spurious
adj. false; counterfeit; forged; illogical
squat
adj. stocky; short and thick
staccato
adj. played in an abrubt manner; marked by abrupt, sharp sound
staid
adj. sober; sedate
stanch
v. ckeck flow of blood
stem
v. check the flow
stentorian
adj. exremely loud
stigma
n. token of disgrace; brand
stilted
adj. bombastic; stiffly pompous
stint
v. to be thrifty; set limits
n. supply; allotted amount; assigned portion of work
stipulate
v. make express conditions, specify
stock
adj. typical; standard; kept regularly in supply
stodgy
adj. stuffy; boringly conservative
stolid
adj. dull; impassive
stratagem
n. clever trick; deceptive scheme
strew
v. spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter
striated
adj. marked w/ parallel bands; grooved
stricture
n. critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
strident
adj. loud and harsh; insistent
stringent
adj. binding; rigid
strut
n. supporting bar
stultify
v. cause to appear or become stupid or inconsistent; frustrate or hinder
stygian
adj. gloomy; hellish; deathly
stymie
v. present an obstacle; stump
suavity
n. urbanity; polish
subaltern
n. subordinate
sublimate
v. refine; purify