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stabverb

pierce with a pointed weapon; wound or kill by pointed instrument
stacknoun

an orderly pile; heap; a large number; arrange in pile
staggerverb

sway; walk as if unable to control one's movements
stainnoun

soiled or discoloured; symbol of disgrace or infamy; natural spot of a colour different from the ground Synonym(s): blemish; flaw
staircasenoun

a way of access consisting of a set of steps
stakenoun

money risked on gamble; pole set up to mark something; right or legal share of something
staleadjective

having lost freshness; lacking originality or spontaneity
stalkverb

go through an area in search of prey; pursue; walk with a stiff or angry gait; move threateningly Synonym(s): follow; pursue
stammerverb

make involuntary stops in uttering syllables or words; hesitate or falter in speaking; speak with stops and difficulty
standingadjective

high reputation; esteem; maintaining an erect position Synonym(s): fame; reputation
standpointnoun

a mental position from which things are viewed
staplenoun

necessary foods or commodities; basic elements; secure or fasten; a short U-shaped wire nail for securing cables
staplernoun

one who deals in staple goods or staple fibers; device used to bind material together by means of staples
startleverb

move suddenly, or be excited; excite by sudden alarm, surprise Synonym(s): alarm; surprise
statuenoun

sculpture representing a human or animal
steepverb

soak; make thoroughly wet Synonym(s): soak; saturate
stemverb

stop flow of a liquid; make headway against
sternadjective

hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character; firm or unyielding Synonym(s): severe; relentless
stingverb

pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure or organ; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings Synonym(s): puncture
stipulateverb

specify or arrange in agreement; express demand in agreement; promise in agreement Synonym(s): specify
stipulationnoun

provision; an agreement made by parties in a judicial proceeding Synonym(s): provision
stoopverb

bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back
stoutadjective

dependable; stocky; euphemisms for fat Synonym(s): sturdy; stocky
strainnoun

group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure Synonym(s): tension; pressure
straitadjective

difficult; stressful; narrow; not broad; tight; close; closely fitting
strandnoun

complex of fibres that twisted together to form a cable, rope, thread; land bordering a body of water; single filament Synonym(s): thread
strapnoun

belt; band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag Synonym(s): belt
streaknoun

a line or long mark of a different color from the ground; stripe; vein
stridenoun

step; pace; significant progress Synonym(s): step; pace
strifenoun

act of striving; earnest endeavour; exertion or contention for superiority; contest of emulation, either by intellectual or physical efforts

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