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sense.noun,.plural.senses
normal ability to think or reason.soundly; correct judgment (in the late teens children usually come to their senses); something sound or reasonable (there's no sense in waiting three hours); a meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; sensible
make sense of.phrasal verb
find meaning or coherence in
sense.noun,.plural.senses
any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and equilibrium; a sensation or feeling produced by a stimulus (a sense of fatigue and hunger); intuition or acquired.perception or ability to estimate (a sense of when to speak and when to shut up); commonsense; a capacity to appreciate or overstand (a keen sense of humor); meaning; a meaning that is conveyed, as in speech or writing; signification (the sense of life is the inevitability of knowledge growth); one of the meanings of a word or phrase (the word 'set' has many senses)
sense, sensed, sensing, senses.transitive verbs
to become aware of; perceive; detect; to grasp; overstand

senseless.adjective
lacking.sense or meaning; meaningless; deficient in sense; foolish or stupid; insensate; unconscious
senselessly.adverb
senselessness.noun

sensory.adjective
of.relating.to the senses or sensation; transmitting impulses from sense organs to nerve centers, such as the process of hearing; afferent

sensation.noun,.plural.sensations
if you have a sensation you are aware of a stimulus from whatever sense of your five senses producing it, such as the knowledge of music coming from a radio (the sensation of heat; a sunset is a visual sensation); the faculty to feel, to be aware of the ability to sense (had increased sensation in her fingers as they returned to normal temperature)
sensational.adjective
of or relating to sensation; outstanding; spectacular (we attended a sensational concert—one never to be forgotten); arousing or intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest or reaction (sensational journalistic reportage of the scandal)
sensationally.adverb
sensationalism.noun
the use of sensational matter or methods, especially in writing, journalism or politics; sensational subject matter; the ethical.doctrine that feeling is the only criterion of good (the 'if it feels good, do it' idea)
sensationalist.noun,.plural.sensationalists
sensationalistic.adjective

sensual.adjective
relating to or affecting any of the senses or a sense organ; sensory; of, relating to, given to or providing.gratification of the physical sexual.appetites; sensuous; suggesting.sexuality; voluptuous; physical.rather than spiritual or intellectual; lacking in moral or spiritual interests; worldly
sensually.adverb
sensualness.noun

sensuous.adjective
of, relating.to.or.derived from the senses; appealing to or gratifying the senses; readily.affected through the senses
sensuosity.or.sensuousness
sensuously.adverb

sensuality.noun
the quality or state of being sensual or lascivious; excessive.devotion to sensual pleasures

sensualism.noun
sensuality; the doctrine that the pleasures of the senses are the highest good
sensualist.noun,.plural.sensualists
sensualistic.adjective

sensualize, sensualized, sensualizing, sensualizes.transitive verbs
to make sensual
sensualization.noun,.plural.sensualizations

sequester, sequestered, sequestering, sequesters.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to withdraw into seclusion; to remove or set apart; segregate; isolate

squelch, squelched, squelching, squelches.verbs
transitive verb use-to crush by or as if by trampling; squash; to put down or silence, as with a crushing retort (squelch a rumor)
intransitive verb use.to produce a splashing, squishing or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze
squelch.noun,.plural.squelches
a squishing sound; a crushing reply; an electric circuit that cuts off a radio receiver when the signal is too weak for reception of anything but noise
squelcher.noun

stoic.noun,.plural.stoics
one who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure or pain
Philosophy:.a member of a Greek school of philosophy, founded by Zeno about B.C.E. 308,.believing that human beings should be free from passion and should calmly accept all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural.order; see stoicism below
stoical.adjective
seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive ("stoic resignation in the face of hunger"....John F. Kennedy)
stoically.adverb
stoicalness.noun

stoicism.noun
indifference to pleasure or pain; impassiveness; stoicism
Philosophy:.the doctrines or philosophy of the Stoics:."Stoicism was the most influential philosophy in the Roman Empire during the period preceding the rise of Christianity. The Stoics, like the Epicureans, emphasized ethics as the main field of knowledge, but they also developed theories of logic and natural science to support their ethical doctrines. Their most important contribution to logic was the discovery of the hypothetical.syllogism. They held that all reality is material, but that matter proper, which is passive, is to be distinguished from the animating or active principle, Logos.(Greek for 'word', 'reason', the divine reason that acts as the ordering principle of the universe, which they conceived as both the divine reason and as simply a finer kind of material entity, an all-pervading breath or fire, such as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus had supposed the cosmic principle to be. According to them the human soul is a manifestation of the Logos. Living according to nature or reason, they held, is living in conformity with the divine order of the universe. The importance of this view is seen in the part that Stoicism played in developing a theory of natural law that powerfully affected Roman jurisprudence.
The foundation of Stoic ethics is the principle, proclaimed earlier by the Cynics, that good lies not in external objects, but in the state of the soul itself, in the wisdom and restraint by which a person is delivered from the passions and desires that perturb the ordinary life. The four cardinal virtues of the Stoic philosophy are wisdom, courage, justice and temperance, a classification derived from the teachings of Plato.
   "A distinctive feature of Stoicism is its cosmopolitanism. All people are manifestations of the one universal spirit and should, according to the Stoics, live in brotherly love and readily help one another. They held that external differences such as rank and wealth are of no importance in social relationships. Thus, before the rise of Christianity, Stoics recognized and advocated the brotherhood of humanity and the natural.equality of all human beings."....Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

strike, struck, struck.or.stricken, striking, strikes.verbs
transitive verb use.to hit sharply (he struck the pieces of wood with an axe to make kindling to start up the fireplace); if some information strikes you it gets your attention as to its importance; to collide with or crash into (she struck the desk with her knee while attempting to stand); a rapid sometimes unexpected occurrence (lightning struck the tree; struck fire from the flints; struck the wasp from his shoulder; struck off the diseased branch with a machete); to eliminate or expunge (strike a statement from the court records); to come upon; discover (struck gold); to come to; attain (finally struck the main trail); to fall upon; shine on (a bright light struck her face); to become audible to (an odd sound struck his ear); to affect.keenly; impress; to enter one's mind; occur ("The thought struck me that the macro universe cannot possibly be separate from the micro or quantum level universe, as has been assumed by physicists." ...Nassim Haramein); to make and confirm the terms of a bargain (they struck a deal); to take on or assume a pose, for example (strike a pose for the camera); to lower a flag or sail in salute or surrender; to dismantle and pack up for departure (let's strike camp and head out); to form by stamping, printing or punching (strike a medallion; strike a new coin)
intransitive verb use.to hit; to make contact suddenly or violently; collide (a car and a bus struck at the intersection); to penetrate or pierce (the cold struck right through our jackets); to take bait (the fish are striking, let's go); to dart or shoot suddenly forward, used of snakes and wild animals; to set out or proceed, especially in a new direction (struck off into the forest); to indicate the time by making a percussive or chiming sound (the city clock struck just as we left); to discover something suddenly or unexpectedly (struck on a new approach); to fall, as light or sound (Sunlight striking on the cliffs; a din struck upon their ears); to have an effect; make an impression; to engage in a strike against an employer; to interrupt by pushing oneself forward (be alert enough to not strike rudely into the conversation)
striking.adjective
arresting the attention and producing a vivid impression on the sight or the mind; noticeably attractive; ravishing
strikingly.adverb
she was a strikingly attractive woman
strikingness.noun
strike.noun,.plural.strikes
an act or a gesture of striking; a cessation of work by employees in support of demands made on their employer, as for higher pay or improved conditions; the taking of bait by a fish; a pull on a fishing line indicating this; a quantity of coins or medals struck at the same time (these coins were designed a month before they were stuck at a newly built mint); in baseball, a pitched ball that is counted against the batter, typically one that is swung at and missed, fouled off or judged to have passed through the strike zone; in bowling, the knocking down of all the pins in the first bowl of a frame; the taking root and growing of a plant cutting; in geology, the course or bearing of the outcrop of an inclined bed or structure on a level surface; a strickle
strike down.phrasal verb
to cause to fail or fall by a blow (the voting public is going to strike down unfair advantages given to corporations based out of state)

strikebreaker.noun,.plural.strikebreakers
one who works or provides an employer with workers during a strike
strikebreaking.noun

stroke, stroked, stroking, strokes.transitive verbs
to rub or scratch lightly, with or as if with the hand or something held in the hand; caress; to behave attentively or flatteringly toward, especially in order to restore to confidence or win over stroke.noun
a light caressing movement, as of the hand
stroker.noun,.plural.strokers
stroke.noun,.plural.strokes
the act or an instance of striking; to hit; the striking of a bell or gong (the stroke of noon when the bell gongs); the sound so produced; a sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect (a stroke of lightning; had a great idea that was a stroke of genius; a stroke of good fortune); a back-and-forth motion (the stroke of the grandfather clock's pendulum); any of a series of movements of a piston from one end of the limit of its motion to another; a single completed movement of the limbs and body, as in swimming or rowing (a swim stroke); a single mark made by a writing or marking implement, such as a pen; the act of making such a mark; in sports, a movement of the upper torso and arms for the purpose of striking a ball, as in golf or tennis; the manner of executing such a movement; sudden loss of brain function caused by a blockage or rupture of a blood vessel to the brain, characterized by loss of muscular control, diminution or loss of sensation or consciousness, dizziness, slurred speech or other symptoms that vary with the extent and severity of the what is occurring to the brain
stroke, stroked, stroking, strokes.verbs
transitive verb use.to mark with a single short line; to draw a line through; cancel (stroked out the last sentence); to hit or propel a ball, for example with a smoothly regulated swing
intransitive verb use.to make or perform a stroke (get in the water and show us your swim strokes)

strickle.noun
an instrument used to level off grain or other material in a measure; a foundry tool used to shape a mold in sand or loam; a tool for sharpening scythes
strickle.verb

stable, stabler, stablest.adjectives
resistant to change of position or condition; steadfast; firmly fixed in position not likely to move or fall (the structure must be stable in order for it to endure the many years to come); maintaining equilibrium; self-restoring; immutable; permanent; enduring; consistently dependable; not subject to mental illness or irrationality
Physics:.having no known mode of decay; indefinitely long lived, used of atomic.particles
Chemistry:.not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically
stably.adverb
stableness.noun

stable.noun,.plural.stables
a building for the shelter and feeding of domestic animals, especially horses and cattle
stable, stabled, stabling, stables.verbs
transitive verb use-to put or keep in or as if in a stable
intransitive verb use-to live in or as if in a stable

stability.noun,.plural.stabilities
the state or quality of being stable, especially (resistance to change, deterioration or displacement; constancy of character or purpose; steadfastness; reliability; dependability

suit, suited, suiting, suits.verbs
transitive verb use.to meet the requirements of; fit (this candidate does not suit our qualifications); to make appropriate or suitable; adapt (builders who suit the house to the owner's specifications); to be appropriate for; befit (a color that suits you); to please; satisfy (a choice that suits us all); to provide with clothing; dress (the NCOs suited the recruits in green uniforms)
intransitive verb use.to be suitable or acceptable; to be in accord; agree or match phrasal verb-suit up; to put on clothing designed for a special activity (suits up in shorts for a jog)
suit.noun
a set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt; a costume for a special activity (a diving suit; a running suit); the act or an instance of courting a woman; courtship (she was inclined to accept his suit)a group of things used together; a set or collection (a suit of sails; a suit of tools)
Games:.any of the four sets of 13 playing cards (clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades) in a standard deck, the members of which bear the same marks
follow suit.idiom
to do as another has done; follow an example; in games, to play a card of the same suit as the one led
Law:.a court proceeding to recover a right or claim

suite.noun,.plural.suites
a staff of attendants or followers; a retinue; a group of related things intended to be used together; a set (a set of matching furniture such as a dining room suite); a series of connected rooms used as a living unit; in music, an instrumental composition consisting of a succession of dances in the same or related keys

sententious.adjective
terse and energetic in expression; pithy; abounding in aphorisms; abounding in pompous.moralizing
sententiously.adverb
sententiousness.noun

sneaky, sneakier, sneakiest.adjectives
furtive; surreptitious
sneakily.adverb
sneakiness.noun
sneak, sneaked.also.snuck, sneaking, sneaks.verbs
intransitive verb use.to go or move in a quiet, stealthy way; if you sneak somewhere, you go there very quietly on foot, trying to avoid being seen or heard (sometimes we would sneak out late at night to watch the stars); if you sneak something somewhere, you take it there secretly (he hid some cookies he took from the jar so he could have a treat later); if you sneak a look at someone or something, you secretly have a quick look at them (she snuck a look at her watch to see how long she still had to wait)
transitive verb use.to move, give, take or put in a quiet, stealthy manner (sneak candy into one's mouth; snuck a look at the grade sheet when the teacher left the room)
sneak.noun,.plural.sneaks
a person regarded as stealthy or underhanded

short-circuit, short-circuited, short-circuiting, short-circuits.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to have a shorted circuit in an electrical line; to hamper the progress of; impede; to bypass
intransitive verb use.to become affected with a shorted circuit

stipulate, stipulated, stipulating, stipulates.verbs
transitive verb use.to lay down as a condition of an agreement; require by contract; to specify or arrange in an agreement (stipulated that the rental vehicle be back at 5pm); to guarantee or promise something
intransitive verb use.to make an express demand or provision for 
stipulator.noun
stipulation.noun,.plural.stipulations
the act of stipulating (before climbing the mountain many stipulations needed to be explained); something stipulated, especially a term or condition in an agreement
stipulatory.adjective

stipulate.adjective
Botany:.having stipules
stipule.noun
Botany:.one of the usually small, paired appendages at the base of a leafstalk in certain plants, such as roses and beans
stipuled.adjective

sly, slier.also.slyer, sliest.also.slyest.adjectives
adept in craft or cunning; someone who is sly cleverly.deceives people in order to get what they want; lacking or marked by a lack of candor; playfully mischievous; roguish
on the sly.idiom
in a way intended to escape notice
slyly.adverb
slyness.noun

spectacle.noun.plural.spectacles
something that can be seen or viewed, especially something of a remarkable or impressive.nature; a public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish.scale; a regrettable public display, as of bad.behavior (drank too much and made a spectacle of herself); spectacles (a pair of eyeglasses)

spectator.noun,.plural.spectators
an observer of an event
spectatorial.adjective
spectatorship.noun

spectacular.adjective
of the nature of a spectacle; impressive or sensational; awesome
spectacular.noun,.plural.spectaculars
something that is spectacular; an elaborate.display
spectacularly.adverb
spectacularity.noun
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