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Flashcards in Book21 Deck (21):
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scintillate

sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation

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scoff

laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats

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scotch

stamp out(put an end to); thwart; hinder; Ex. scotch the rumor; CF. cut; CF.

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score

number of points; written form of a musical composition; reason; group of 20; notch or incision; Ex. full/vocal score; Ex. Don't worry on that score; V: mark with lines or notches; Ex. score the paper to make it easy to fold

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stamp

step on heavily (so as to crush or extinguish); put an end to; imprint or impress with a mark, design, or seal; shape with a die; characterize; Ex. machine stamping out car bodies; Ex. newspaper stamping him as a liar; N. stamping; implement used to stamp; impression stamped; mark; Ex. Her remarks bear the stamp of truth.

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scourge

lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict

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scruple

hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience

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scrupulous

conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker

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scrutinize

examine closely and critically; N. scrutiny

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scuffle

struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?

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shuffle

mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.

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scurrilous

abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark

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scurry

move hastily; hurry; move briskly

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scurvy

contemptible; despicable; N: disease caused by deficiency of Vitamin C

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scuttle

sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull

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hull

husk; dry outer covering of a seed; frame or body of a ship

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seamy

sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life

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base

contemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality; Ex. base motives/conduct; Ex. base metal such as iron

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sear

burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither

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char

make or become black by burning; reduce or be reduced to carbon or charcoal(black substance made by burning wood) by incomplete combustion

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scorch

sear; N.