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similitude.noun
facsimile; counterpart; a person or thing resembling another; form; image; similarity; likeness 

skulk.intransitive verb
to move in a stealthy or furtive manner 
to hide or conceal something (as oneself) often sinister intent 
skulker.noun

susceptible.adjective
likely to be affected with; easily affected emotionally; responsive 
susceptive.adjective
susceptible, receptive 
susceptibility.adjective
a disposition with a capacity for receiving impressions
susceptibly.adverb
so as to be susceptible 
susceptivity.noun
the quality of being susceptive 

sandman.noun
a mythical person as in fairy tales, supposed to make one sleepy by throwing sand up and watching the shapes it falls down and forms 

sedate.adjective
composed; calm; quiet; dignified; exhibiting peaceful deportment; serenely.deliberate, composed, and dignified in character or manner; serious
sedately.adverb
sedateness.noun
sedate2, sedated, sedating, sedates.transitive verbs
to administer a sedative to; calm or relieve by means of a sedative drug

shy.adjective
implies a reticence in being ostentatious; modest

slander.transitive verb
inflected form(s) slandered; slandering
to utter slander against; defame
synonym-malign

slanderer, slander.nouns
the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation, calumny; a false and defamatory oral statement about a person compare libel
slanderous.adjective
slanderously.adverb
slanderousness.noun

spurn.transitive verb
kicked away; to push or drive away as with the foot 

stateliness.noun
dignified; deliberate; well composed

stifle, stifled, stifling, stifles.verbs
transitive verb use.to interrupt or cut off; to keep in or hold back; check; stop; repress.(stifles my expression); suppress; smother or suffocate
intransitive verb use.to feel smothered or suffocated by or as if by close confinement in a stuffy room
stifler.noun

stubborn, stubborner, stubbornest.adjectives
inflexibly maintaining a mental stance; unresponsive to kindness; determined in one's own way of thinking; tending to resist, as an influence or idea; resistant to helpful influence; unreasonably, often perversely.unyielding; bullheaded (lacking concern for other, she was full of her own will and thus, protective of the ways she looked at things; her stubbornness showed entrenched.arrogance); mulish; difficult to deal with; difficult to warm up to; averse to good (she showed she wanted to be left to live her limited way by refusing consideration of better ways of expression); headstrong; firmly resolved or determined; resolute; characterized by perseverance; persistent; obstinate; difficult to handle, manage, or treat (a stubborn cold); lasting
stubbornly.adverb
stubbornness.noun
synonyms.obstinate; hardheaded; mulish; willful; adamant; headstrong; intractable; intransigent; inveterate; obdurate; obstinate; pigheaded (colloquial); relentless; unflagging; unmoving; unyielding; resistant; renitent; cantankerous; recalcitrant; ornery; resistive
antonyms.flexible; openminded; compliant; friendly; agreeable; easygoing; open

suffuse, suffused, suffusing, suffuses.transitive verbs
to spread through or over, as with liquid, color, or light (colors of blackish blue depth suffuse the late night sky); charge
suffusion.noun
suffusive.adjective

Sanskrit.noun
an ancient Indic language written in Devanagari that is the language of Hinduism and the Vedas and is the classical literary language of India
Sanskritist.noun
Sanskritic.noun
see Indic
Sanskritic.adjective

stymie.also.stymy, stymied, stymieing.also.stymying, stymies.transitive verbs
to thwart; stump (a problem in thermodynamics that stymied half the class)
stymie.also.stymy.noun
an obstacle or obstruction

superimpose.transitive verb
to impose or lay something on top of another; to add

sake1.noun
purpose; motive (a quarrel only for the sake of argument); advantage; good (for the sake of his health); personal benefit or interest; welfare (for her own sake)
sake2 also saki.noun
a Japanese wine made from fermented rice

sever.intransitive-and.transitive verb
to part or break off; to cut in two 
severable.adjective
severance.noun
a severing or being severed

stagnant.adjective
not flowing or moving; foul.(stinking, extremely dirty).from lack of movement; lacking activity; sluggish
stagnancy.noun
stagnantly.adverb

stagnate.transitive.or.intransitive verb
to become or make stagnant
stagnation.noun

self righteousness.adjective
an attitude that overrides concern for others with selfish superiority

scant, scanter, scantest.adjective
barely sufficient.(paid scant attention to the book reading); meager (we were scant of breath after the lengthy climb)
scantily.adverb
scantiness.noun
scant, scanted, scanting, scants.transitive verbs
to give an inadequate portion or allowance to (had to scant the older hamsters in order to nourish the newborn); stint.(our leisure time is scanted by this demanding job
scantly.adverb
scantness.noun

slink, slunk.also.slinked, slinking, slinks.verbs
intransitive use.to move in a quiet, furtive manner; sneak (slunk away ashamed; a cat slinking through the grass toward its prey)
transitive use.to give birth to prematurely (the cow slinked its calf)
slink.noun
an animal, especially a calf, born prematurely
slink.adjective
born prematurely
slinkingly.adverb

squeamish.adjective
easily nauseated or sickened; easily shocked or disgusted
squeamishly.adverb
squeamishness.noun

speck.noun
a small spot, mark, or discoloration; a tiny amount; a bit; mote (peppered her speech with specks of humor)
speck, specked, specking, specks.transitive verbs

steep, steeped, steeping, steeps.verbs
transitive verb use.to soak in liquid in order to cleanse, soften, or extract a given property from (he steeped a cup of tea for a few minutes after removing it from the stove); to infuse or subject.thoroughly to; to make thoroughly wet; saturate
intransitive verb use.to undergo a soaking in liquid
steep.noun
the act or process of steeping; the state of being steeped; a liquid, bath, or solution in which something is steeped
steeper.noun
steep, steeper, steepest.adjectives
having a sharp inclination; precipitous; at a rapid or precipitous rate (a steep rise in volunteers); excessive; stiff (a steep price); ambitious; challenging (a steep undertaking)
steep.noun
a precipitous slope
steeply.adverb
steepness.noun

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