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shape.noun,.plural.shapes
the characteristic.surface.configuration of a thing; an outline or a contour; a form; something.distinguished from its surroundings by its outline; the contour of a person's body; the figure; a definite, distinctive form (the kids made forms out the changing clouds that looked like people and animals); a fabric that holds its shape (linen holds its form in hot weather better than many other fabrics); the proper condition of something necessary for action, effectiveness or use (the used vehicle was in excellent shape)
shape, shaped, shaping, shapes.verbs
transitive verb use.to give a particular form to; create; to cause to conform to a particular form or pattern; adapt to fit (the clerk managed to fit two scoops of ice cream into the cone)
intransitive verb use.to come to pass; happen; to take on shape (the moist clay was beginning to look like something familiar as it hardened into pottery)
shape up.phrasal verb
to improve to an acceptable standard
shapable.or.shapeable.adjective
shaped.adjective
shaper.noun,.plural.shapers

sheaf.noun,.plural.sheaves
a bundle of cut stalks of grain or similar plants bound with straw or twine
sheaf, sheafed, sheafing, sheafs.transitive verbs
to gather and bind into a bundle
sheave, sheaved, sheaving, sheaves.transitive verbs
to collect and bind into a sheaf

sheave.noun,.plural.sheaves
a wheel or disk with a grooved rim, especially one used as a pulley

self-imposed.adjective
a self-imposed rule, duty.etc. is one that you have made for yourself and which no one has asked you to accept (he spends three hours three nights a week on studying); imposed by oneself on oneself; voluntarily.assumed or endured

Scandinavia.noun
a region of northern Europe consisting of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Finland, Iceland and the Faeroe Islands are often included in the region (map)
Scandinavian.adjective
of or relating to Scandinavia or to its peoples, languages or cultures
Scandinavian.noun,.plural.Scandinavians
a native or inhabitant of Scandinavia

sleek, sleeker, sleekest.adjectives
smooth and lustrous as if polished; glossy (brushed her hair so the body's natural oils made sleek); polished or smooth in manner
sleek, sleeked, sleeking, sleeks.transitive verbs
to make sleek; slick (sleeked his hair with a solution of sugar and water)
sleekly.adverb
sleekness.noun

silk.noun,.plural.silks
a fine, lustrous fiber composed mainly of fibroin and produced by certain insect larvae to form cocoons, especially the strong, elastic, fibrous secretion of silkworms used to make thread and fabric; thread or fabric made from this fiber; a garment made from this fabric; the brightly colored identifying garments of a jockey or harness driver; a silky, filamentous material, such as the webbing spun by certain spiders or the styles forming a tuft on an ear of corn
silk.adjective
composed of or similar to the fiber or the fabric silk
silk, silked, silking, silks.intransitive verbs
to develop silk
silky, silkier, silkiest.adjectives
resembling silk; lustrous; sleek; made of silk
silken.adjective
covered with or characterized by fine, soft hairs or feathers (a silky chick; ingratiating; seductive (she spoke with silky plausibility)
silkily.adverb
silkiness.noun

satin.noun,.plural.satins
a smooth.fabric, as of silk or rayon, woven so that one side is glossy and the other is dull; a garment made of this fabric
satin.adjective
made of or covered with satin; glossy, sleek and smooth

sulfate.noun,.plural.sulfates
a chemical.compound.containing the bivalent.group SO4
sulfate, sulfated, sulfating, sulfates.verbs
transitive verb use.to treat or react with sulfuric acid or a sulfate; to cause lead sulfate to accumulate on the plates of a lead-acid storage battery, such as used in vehicles
intransitive verb use.to become sulfated

sodium hydroxide.noun
a strongly alkaline.compound, NaOH, used in the manufacture of chemicals and soaps, such as castile soaps and in petroleum.refining; also called caustic soda, lye

salt.noun,.plural.salts
a chemical.compound formed by replacing all or part of the hydrogen.ions of an acid with metal ions or electropositive radicals; a colorless or white crystalline solid, chiefly sodium chloride, the salt used as a food seasoning and preservative; also called common salt, table salt; various other mineral salts used as laxatives or cathartics or as smelling salts or Epsom salts; salts such as gray sea salt and Himalayan pink rock salt give flavor or zest to foods
salt.adjective
containing or filled with salt (where's the salt shaker? a salt spray blew in from the ocean; salt tears); having a salty taste or smell (breathed the salt air); preserved in salt or a salt solution (salt cod); flooded with seawater; found in or near such a flooded area (salt grasses)
salt, salted, salting, salts.transitive verbs
to add, treat, season or sprinkle with salt; to cure or preserve by treating with salt or a salt solution; to provide salt for deer or cattle; to add zest or liveliness to (salt a lecture with anecdotes); to give an appearance of value to by fraudulent.means, especially to place valuable minerals in a mine for the purpose of deceiving

subfamily.noun,.plural.subfamilies
in biology, a taxonomic.category of related.organisms.ranking between a family and a genus; in linguistics, a division of languages below a family and above a branch

stark, starker, starkest.adjective
from Middle English, stiff, severe, strong; bare (the stark deserts of the world); blunt; very plain in appearance, with little or no color or decoration (in the cold dawn light, the castle looked stark and forbidding; the stark beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Banff); complete or utter; extreme (stark poverty; a stark contrast); harsh; grim
stark.adverb
utterly; entirely (stark naked, not wearing any clothes at all; stark raving mad)

scum.noun,.plural.scums
a filmy layer of extraneous or impure.matter that forms on or rises to the surface of a liquid or body of water; the refuse or dross of molten.metals; refuse or worthless matter
scum, scummed, scumming, scums.verbs
transitive verb use.to remove the scum from
intransitive verb use.to become covered with scum
scummy.adjective
scummily.adverb
scummer.noun,.plural.scummers
scumminess.noun

silent.adjective
marked.by.absence of noise or sound; still; inactive; quiescent (a silent volcano)
Linguistics: in linguistics; having no phonetic.value such as the unpronounced b in the word subtle
silent.noun,.plural.silents
a silent movie
silently.adverb
silentness.noun
silence.noun,.plural.silences
the condition or quality of being or keeping still and silent; the absence of sound; stillness; a period of time without speech or noise
silence, silenced, silencing, silences.transitive verbs
to make silent or bring to silence (silenced the crowd with a gesture); to curtail the expression of; suppress (silencing all criticism; silenced their opponents)
silent partner.noun,.plural.silent partners
one that makes financial investments in a business but does not participate in its management
silent treatment.noun,.plural.silent treatments
maintenance of aloof silence toward another as an expression of one's anger or disapproval

semiarid.adjective
characterized by relatively low annual rainfall of 25 to 50 centimeters (10 to 20 inches) and having scrubby vegetation with short, coarse grasses; not completely arid
semiaridity.noun,.plural.semiaridities
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