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Flashcards in Week 23 Deck (32):
1

Stamina, n.

The strength required to resist or withstand disease, fatigue or hardship.

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Stationary, adj.

Not moving.

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Steeple, n.

An ornamental construction, usually ending in a spire, erected on a roof or tower of a church, public building, etc.

4

Stimulus, n.

Something that rouses or incites to activity.

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Subservient, adj.

Subordinate in capacity or function.

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Substitute, n.

A person who takes the place of or acts for another.

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Suffocate, v.

To die from being unable to breathe.

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Suffrage, n.

The right or power to participate in electing public officials and adopting or rejecting legislation in a representative form of government.

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Sumptuous, adj.

Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; costly, lavish.

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Superfluous, adj.

Being beyond what is required or sufficient.

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Superstitious, adj.

Having irrational belief that an object, action, or circumstance not logically related to a course of events influences its outcome.

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Surplus, adj.

Being more than or in excess of what is needed or required.

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Surreptitious, adj.

Obtained, done, or made by clandestine or stealthy means.

14

Sustain, v.

To support (a cause or the like) by aid or approval.

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Symbol, n.

Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention.

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Symmetry, n.

Balanced proportions.

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Sympathy, n.

The act or capacity of entering into or sharing the feelings or interest of another.

18

Tabernacle, n.

The Jewish temple.

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Tambourine, n.

A percussion instrument consisting of a small drumhead with jingling disks fitted into the rim, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.

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Tariff, n.

The duty or rate of duty imposed by a government on imported or exported goods.

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Technical, adj.

Having special skill or practical knowledge, especially in a mechanical or scientific field.

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Tedious, adj.

Marked by tedium; long and tiresome.

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Telephone, n.

A device for reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance.

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Tension, n.

Mental, emotional, or nervous strain.

25

Tentative, adj.

Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional.

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Terrible, adj.

Dreadful, extremely disagreeable, objectionable.

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Terrific, adj.

Of an extraordinary nature; astounding; tremendous.

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Therapeutic, adj.

Of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods.

29

Thermometer, n.

An instrument for determining temperature.

30

Thesaurus, n.

A dictionary of synonyms.

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Thirsty, adj.

Desiring to drink.

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Threshold, n.

Place or point of entering or beginning; entrance; outset.