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simian

adj. monkeylike

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sinecure

n. well-paid position with little responsibility

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sinuous

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

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skittish

adj. lively; frisky

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skulk

v. move furtively and secretly

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slake

v. quench; sate

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sleeper

n. something originally of little value or importance which iin time becomes very valuable

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sloth

n. laziness

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slough

v. cast off

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slovenly

adj. untidy; careless in work habits

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sluggard

n. lazy person

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sobriety

n. soberness

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sojourn

n. temporary stay

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solecism

n. construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically

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solicitous

adj. worried; concerned

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solvent

adj. able to pay all debts

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somnambulist

n. sleepwalker

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somnolent

adj. half asleep

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soupçon

n. suggestion; hint; state

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spangle

n. small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation

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spasmodic

adj. fitful; periodic

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spatial

adj. relating to space

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spawn

v. lay eggs

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specious

adj. seemingly reasonable but incorrect

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spectral

adj. ghostly

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splenetic

adj. spiteful; irritable; peevish

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spurious

adj. false; counterfeit

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squalid

adj. dirty; neglected; poor

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squander

v. waste

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stagnant

adj. motionless; stale; dull

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staid

adj. sober; sedate

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stanch

v. check flow of blood

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statute

n. law

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stein

n. beer mug

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stentorian

adj. extremely loud

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stigmatize

v. brand; mark as wicked

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stint

n. supply; allotted amount; assign portion of work

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stipend

n. pay for services

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stoke

v. to feed plentifully

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stolid

adj. dull; impassive

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stratagem

n. deceptive scheme

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striated

adj. marked with parallel bands

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stricture

n. critical comments; severe and adverse criticism

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strident

adj. loud and harsh

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stringent

adj. binding; rigid

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stymie

v. present an obstacle; stump

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suavity

n. urbanity; polish

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subaltern

n. subordinate

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subjugate

v. conquer; bring under control

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sublimate

v. refine; purify

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sub rosa

adv. in strict confidence; privately

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subservient

adj. behaving like a slave; servile

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subsidiary

adj. subordinate; secondary

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subsistence

n. existence; means of support; livelihood

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substantiate

v. verify; support

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subterfuge

n. pretense; evasion

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subtlety

n. nicety; cunning; guile; delicacy

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subersive

adj. tending to overthrow or ruin

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succinct

adj. brief; terse; compact

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succor

n. aid; assistance; relief

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suffuse

v. spread over

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sully

v. tarnish; soil

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sultry

adj. sweltering

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summation

n. act of finding the total; summary

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sumptuous

adj. lavish; rich

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sunder

v. separate; part

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sundry

adj. various; several