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simile

N. comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as

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N. comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as

simile

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simplistic

ADJ. oversimplified

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ADJ. oversimplified

simplistic

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simulate

V. feign; pretend

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V. feign; pretend

simulate

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singular

ADJ. unique; extraordinary; odd

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ADJ. unique; extraordinary; odd

singular

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sinister

ADJ. evil; conveying a sense of ill omen

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ADJ. evil; conveying a sense of ill omen

sinister

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sinuous

ADJ. winding; bending in and out; not morally honest

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ADJ. winding; bending in and out; not morally honest

sinuous

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skeptical

ADJ. doubting; suspending judgement until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view

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ADJ. doubting; suspending judgement until having examined the evidence supporting a point of view

skeptical

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skulk

V. move furtively and secretly

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V. move furtively and secretly

skulk

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slacken

V. slow up; loosen

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V. slow up; loosen

slacken

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slag

N. residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter

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N. residue from smelting metal; dross; waste matter

slag

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slapdash

ADJ. haphazard; careless; sloppy

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ADJ. haphazard; careless; sloppy

slapdash

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slather

V. spread abundantly

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V. spread abundantly

slather

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slothful

ADJ. lazy

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ADJ. lazy

slothful

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sluggish

ADJ. slow; lazy; lethargic

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ADJ. slow; lazy; lethargic

sluggish

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smelt

V. melt or bend ores, changing their chemical composition

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V. melt or bend ores, changing their chemical composition

smelt

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smolder

V. burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment

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V. burn without flame; be liable to break out at any moment

smolder

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smuggler

N. one who illegally moves goods across national borders

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N. one who illegally moves goods across national borders

smuggler

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sneer

V. smile or laugh contemptuously; make an insulting comment or face

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V. smile or laugh contemptuously; make an insulting comment or face

sneer

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sobriety

N. moderation; seriousness

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N. moderation; seriousness

sobriety

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sodden

ADJ. soaked; dull, as if from drink

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ADJ. soaked; dull, as if from drink

sodden

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solemnity

N. seriousness; gravity

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N. seriousness; gravity

solemnity

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soliloquy

N. talking to oneself

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N. talking to oneself

soliloquy

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somber

ADJ. gloomy; depressing; dark; drab

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ADJ. gloomy; depressing; dark; drab

somber

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somnolent

ADJ. half asleep

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ADJ. half asleep

somnolent

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soporific

ADJ. sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness

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ADJ. sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness

soporific

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sordid

ADJ. vile; filthy; wretched; mean

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ADJ. vile; filthy; wretched; mean

sordid

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spartan

ADJ. avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

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ADJ. avoiding luxury and comfort; sternly disciplined

spartan

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spat

N. quarrel

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N. quarrel

spat

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specious

ADJ. seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading

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ADJ. seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading

specious

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speculate

V. theorize or ponder; assume a financial risk; gamble

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V. theorize or ponder; assume a financial risk; gamble

speculate

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spendthrift

N. someone who wastes money

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N. someone who wastes money

spendthrift

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splendor

N. magnificence; grandeur; brilliance

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N. magnificence; grandeur; brilliance

splendor

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spoke

N. radiating bar supporting the rim of a wheel

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N. radiating bar supporting the rim of a wheel

spoke