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spontaneous

infrequent, irregular

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sporadic

frolicsome, playful

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sportive

lively, animated, energetic

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sprightly

to prod

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spur (v)

lacking authenticity; counterfeit, false

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spurious

to reject or refuse contemptuously; scorn

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spurn

filthy; morally repulsive

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squalid

to waste

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squander

marked by abrupt, clear cut sounds

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staccato

immobile, stale

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stagnant

self restrained to the point of dullness

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staid

to hunt, pursue

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stalk (v)

group of trees

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stand (n)

bare, empty, vacant

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stark

motionless state; standstill

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stasis

to smother or suffocate; suppress

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stifle

mark of disgrace or inferiority

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stigma

stiff, unnatural

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stilted

period of time spent doing something

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stint (n)

to be sparing or frugal

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stint (v)

allowance; fixed amount of money paid regularly

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stipend

enclosed area forming defensive wall

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stockade

indifferent to or unaffected by emotions

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stoic

having or showing little emotion

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stolid

trick designed to deceive an enemy

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stratagem

to arrange into layers

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stratify

something that restrains; negative criticism

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stricture

loud, harsh, unpleasantly noisy

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strident

imposing severe, rigorous standards

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stringent

to impare or reduce to uselessness

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stultify

having arrested growth or development

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stunted

to dull the senses of; stun, astonish

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stupefy

to fashion, formalize

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stylize

to block or thwart

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stymie

smoothly gracious or polite; blandly ingratiating

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suave

suppressed, stifled

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subdued

dependence, obedience, submission

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subjection

to conquer, subdue; enslave

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subjugate

awe-inspiring; of high spiritual or moral value

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sublime

subconscious; imperceptible

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subliminal

tending to be meek and submit

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submissive

notice ordering someone to appear in court

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subpoena

following in time or order

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subsequent

trick or tactic used to avoid something

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subterfuge

hidden, secret; underground

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subterranean

hard to detect or describe; perceptive

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subtle

to undermine or corrupt

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subvert

terse, brief, concise

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succinct

juicy; full of vitality or freshness

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succulent

bearable

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sufferable

one who advocates extended voting rights

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suffragist

brooding, gloomy

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sullen

to soil, stain, tarnish; taint

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sully

lavish, splendid

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sumptuous

too old, obsolete, outdated

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superannuated

arrogant, haughty, overbearing, condescending

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supercilious

hasty; shallow and phony

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superficial

extra, more than necessary

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superfluous

to take the place of; replace

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supersede

to direct or oversee the work of others

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supervise

to replace, substitute

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supplant

flexible, pliant

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supple

one who asks humbly and earnestly

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supplicant

excessive amount

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surfeit

rude and bad-tempered

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surly

to make an educated guess

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surmise

to conquer, overcome

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surmount

to do better than, be superior to

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surpass

excess

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surplus

characterized by secrecy

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surreptitious

to examine in a comprehensive way

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survey (v)

vulnerable, unprotected

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susceptible

to defer, interrupt; dangle, hang

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suspend

support, uphold; endure, undergo

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sustain

having a dark complexion

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swarthy

person devoted to pleasure and luxury

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sybarite

self-serving flatterer, yes-man

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sycophant

outline of a course

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syllabus

cooperation, mutual helpfulness

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symbiosis

meeting with short presentations on related topics

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symposium

temporary irregularity in musical rhythm

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syncopation

plot summary

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synopsis

blend, combination

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synthesis

artificial, imitation