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serendipity

gift for finding valuable or desirable things by accident; accidental good luck or fortune

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skeptic

doubter; person who suspends judgement until the evidence supporting a point of view has been examined

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slight

insult to one's dignity; snub

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sinewy

tough; strong and firm

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slough

cast off

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shear

cut or clip

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solitude

state of being alone; seclusion

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sinuous

winding; bending in and out; not morally honest

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slur

insult to one's character or reputation; slander

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sheathe

place into a case

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solicity

request earnestly; seek

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sodden

soaked; dull, as if from drink

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sinecure

well paid position with little responsibilty

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slither

slip or slide

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solemnity

seriousness; gravity

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shroud

cloud from view; wrap for burial

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solvent

able to pay all debts

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slapdash

haphazard; careless; sloppy

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slur

speak indistinctly; mumble

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sheer

very thin or transparent; very steep; absolute

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solicitous

worried; concerned

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shun

keep away from

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slipshod

untidy or slovenly; shabby

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sluggish

slow; lazy; lethargic

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skirmish

minor fight

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sinister

evil; conveying a sense of ill omen

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sluggard

lazy person

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skinflint

stingy person; miser

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simper

smirk; smile affectedly

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sobriety

moderation; seriousness

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simile

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

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smirk

conceited smile

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snivel

run at the nose; snuffle; whine

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shirk

avoid; malinger

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slander

defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements

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solvent

substance that dissolves another

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skulk

move furtively and secretly

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sleeper

something of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable

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slacken

slow up; loosen

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servile

slavish; cringing

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slothful

lazy

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solace

comfort in trouble

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sham

pretend

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smolder

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

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sever

cut; separate

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soluble

able to be dissolved; abl e to be explained

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shackle

chain; fetter

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skimp

provide scantily; live very economically

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slake

quench; sate

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sojourn

temporary stay

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solecism

construction that is flagrantly incorrect gramatically

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soliloquy

talking to oneself

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shambles

wreck; mess

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servitude

slavery; compulsory labor

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simulate

feign

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shard

fragment; generally of pottery

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shrewd

clever; astute

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serenity

calmness; placidity

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severity

harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity

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singular

unique; extraordinary; odd

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sequester

isolate; retire from public life; segregate; seclude

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shyster

lawyer using questionable methods

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slovenly

untidy; careless in work habits

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shimmer

glimmer intermittently

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sibling

brother or sister

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simplistic

oversimplified

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shoddy

inferior; trashy; cheap

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sleight

dexterity