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Specter

Visible incorporeal spirit, esp one of terrifying nature
Some source of terror or dread

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Spendthrift

Wastefully extravagant

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Stanchion

Upright bar, beam, or support

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Stanza

Fixed number of verse lines arranged in a definite metrical pattern, forming a unit of a poem

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Staunch

Firm or steadfast in principle, adherence, loyalty
Strong, substantial

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Stew (v.)

To be troubled or agitated
To be oppressed with heat or crowding

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Steward

Person who manages property, house, finances, arrangements, etc..

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Stopgap

Temporary substitute for something else

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Stygian

Pertaining to River Styx
Dark, gloomy, hellish

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Subterfuge

Stratagem used to conceal something, evade an argument, escape a consequence, etc..

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Sumptuous

Splendid and expensive looking; luxurious, magnificent

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Superannuated

Retired because of age or infirmity

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Supine

Failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence

(Face up)

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Surreptitious

Stealthy; done in stealthy way

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Syncopated

Cut short; abbreviated
Modify/treat music
Shorten a word by omitting sounds or letters from the middle

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Tarry

To remain or stay in a place; wait
Delay or be tardy in acting, starting, coming

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Taut

Stretched/pulled tight
Concise and controlled
(Of a ship) Having a disciplined & efficient crew

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Taxonomy

Science of classification

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Tenet

A belief, opinion, or dogma

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Tepid

Moderately warm
Lack of enthusiasm, halfhearted, apathetic