|1||splenetic||(adjective satellite) very irritable; "bristly exchanges between the White House and the press"; "he became prickly and spiteful"; "witty and waspish about his colleagues"|
(adjective) of or relating to the spleen
|2||splice||(noun) joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together|
(noun) a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together; "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
(verb) join by interweaving strands; "Splice the wires"
(verb) join together so as to form new genetic combinations; "splice genes"
(verb) join the ends of; "splice film"
(verb) perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
|3||sponge||(noun) primitive multicellular marine animal whose porous body is supported by a fibrous skeletal framework; usually occurs in sessile colonies|
(noun) a follower who hangs around a host (without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
(noun) someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily; "she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge"
(noun) a porous mass of interlacing fibers the forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
(verb) gather sponges, in the ocean
(verb) wipe with a sponge, so as to clean or moisten
(verb) soak up with a sponge
(verb) erase with a sponge; as of words on a blackboard
(verb) ask for and get free; be a parasite
|4||spurious||(adjective satellite) intended to deceive; "a spurious work of art"|
(adjective satellite) born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman
(adjective satellite) plausible but false; "specious reasoning"; "the spurious inferences from obsolescent notions of causality"- Ethel Albert
|5||spurn||(verb) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"|
|6||squalid||(adjective satellite) foul and run-down and repulsive; "a flyblown bar on the edge of town"; "a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town"; "squalid living conditions"; "sordid shantytowns"|
(adjective satellite) morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the
|7||squander||(verb) spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"|
(verb) spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
|8||stanch||(verb) stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"|
|9||steeply||(adverb) in a steep manner; "the street rose steeply up to the castle"|
|10||stentorian||(adjective satellite) used of the voice|
|11||stickler||(noun) someone who insists on something; "a stickler for promptness"|
|12||stigma||(noun) a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease|
(noun) an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod
(noun) a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
(noun) the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
|13||stigmatize||(verb) mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"|
(verb) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
|14||sting||(noun) a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property|
(noun) a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
(noun) a mental pain or distress; "a pang of conscience"
(noun) a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; "the sting of death"; "he felt the stinging of nettles"
(verb) saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; "They stuck me with the dinner bill"; "I was stung with a huge tax bill"
(verb) deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
(verb) cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; "His remark stung her"
(verb) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
(verb) cause a stinging pain; "The needle pricked his skin"
|15||stingy||(adjective) not generous; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"|
(adjective satellite) selfishly unwilling to share with others
|16||stint||(noun) an individuals prescribed share of work; "her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her"|
(noun) smallest American sandpiper
(noun) an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
(verb) supply sparingly and with restricted quantities; "sting with the allowance"
(verb) subsist on a meager allowance; "scratch and scrimp"
|17||stipulate||(verb) make an oral contract or agreement in the verbal form of question and answer that is necessary to give it legal force|
(verb) specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement; "The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life"; "The contract stipulates the dates of the payments"
(verb) give a guarantee or promise of; "They stipulated to release all the prisoners"
|18||stoic||(noun) a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno; "a Stoic achieves happiness by submission to destiny"|
(noun) someone who is seemingly indifferent to emotions
(adjective satellite) seeming unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive; "stoic courage"; "stoic patience"; "a stoical sufferer"
(adjective) pertaining to Stoicism or its followers
|19||stolid||(adjective satellite) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; not easily aroused or excited; "her impassive remoteness"; "he remained impassive, showing neither interest in nor concern for our plight"- Nordhoff & Hall; "a silent stolid creature who took it all as a|
|20||stray||(noun) homeless cat|
(verb) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
(verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They ro
(verb) wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
(adjective satellite) not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "scattered fire"; "a stray bullet grazed his thigh"
|21||streak||(noun) a marking of a different color or texture from the background|
(noun) a distinctive characteristic; "he has a stubborn streak"; "a streak of wildness"
(noun) a sudden flash (as of lightning)
(noun) an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
(verb) mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
(verb) run naked in a public place
(verb) move quickly in a straight line; "The plane streaked across the sky"
|22||stride||(noun) significant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"|
(noun) a step in walking or running
(noun) the distance covered by a step; "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"
(verb) cover or traverse by taking long steps; "She strode several miles towards the woods"
(verb) walk with long steps; "He strode confidently across the hall"
|23||strut||(noun) a proud stiff pompous gait|
(noun) brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression
(verb) to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
|24||stygian||(adjective satellite) dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades; "in the depths of an Acheronian forest"; "upon those roseate lips a Stygian hue"-Wordsworth|
(adjective satellite) hellish; "Hence loathed Melancholy.../In Stygian cave forlorn"- Milton
|25||stymie||(noun) a thwarting and distressing situation|
(noun) a situation in golf where an opponent's ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
(verb) hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"
|26||subdue||(verb) correct by punishment or discipline|
(verb) to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
(verb) make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler"
(verb) get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
(verb) hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
(verb) put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
|27||sublime||(verb) vaporize and then condense right back again|
(verb) change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
(adjective satellite) lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
(adjective satellite) inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
(adjective satellite) worthy of adoration or reverence
|28||submerge||(verb) fill or cover completely, usually with water|
(verb) cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
(verb) put under water; "submerge your head completely"
(verb) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
|29||suborn||(verb) induce to commit perjury or give false testimony; "The President tried to suborn false witnesses"|
(verb) procure (false testimony or perjury)
(verb) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
|30||subpoena||(noun) a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court|
(verb) serve or summon with a subpoena; "The witness and her records were subpoenaed"
|31||subsume||(verb) consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle|
(verb) contain or include; "This new system subsumes the old one"
|32||succor||(noun) assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"|
(verb) help in a difficult situation
|33||suffice||(verb) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve"|
|34||sullied||(adjective satellite) especially of reputation; "the senator's seriously damaged reputation"; "a flyblown reputation"; "a tarnished reputation"; "inherited a spotted name"|
|35||summarily||(adverb) without delay; in a summary manner; "the suspected spy was summarily executed"|
|36||sumptuous||(adjective satellite) rich and superior in quality; "a princely sum"; "gilded dining rooms"|
|37||sundry||(noun) miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"|
|38||supercilious||(adjective satellite) expressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"|
(adjective satellite) having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swa
|39||superfluous||(adjective satellite) more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare|
(adjective satellite) serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being; "otiose lines in a play"; "advice is wasted words"
|40||superimpose||(verb) place on top of; "can you superimpose the two images?"|
|41||supersede||(verb) take the place or move into the position of; "Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left"; "the computer has supplanted the slide rule"; "Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school"|
|42||supine||(adjective satellite) offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt|
(adjective satellite) lying face upward
|43||suppliant||(noun) one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"|
(adjective satellite) humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
|44||supplicate||(verb) ask humbly (for something); "He supplicated the King for clemency"|
(verb) ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
(verb) make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"
|45||suppress||(verb) to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"|
(verb) put out of one's consciousness
(verb) keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
(verb) control and refrain from showing; of emotions
(verb) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
|46||surfeit||(noun) eating until excessively full|
(noun) the quality of being so overabundant that prices fall
(noun) the state of being more than full
(verb) indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
(verb) supply or feed to surfeit
|47||susceptibility||(noun) the state of being susceptible; easily affected|
|48||sustain||(verb) undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"|
(verb) establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
(verb) admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"
(verb) supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
(verb) provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
(verb) be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
(verb) lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"