action of moving secretly or unseen; slyness; sneak- iness; secretiveness; ADJ. stealthy ♠ steep soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous stellar pertaining to the stars; of a star performer; outstand- ing; Ex. stellar attraction of the entire performance ♠ stem stop or check (the flow of); Ex. stem the bleeding from the slashed artery; N: main axis of a plant; stalk stem from arise from; originate from ♠ stentorian (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad stereotype one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereo- type; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer ♠ stickler perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right ♠ stifle suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate ♥ smother kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers ♥ suffocate die or kill from lack of air; suppress ♠ stigma token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful ♠ stilted bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal ♠ stint set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stint- ing, unstinting; CF. stint:savings ♠ stint supply; allotted amount of work; assigned portion of work; limitation; Ex. two-year stint in the army; Ex. with- out stint ♠ stipend pay for services ♠ stipple paint or draw with dots or short strokes stipulate state as a necessary condition (of an agreement); make express conditions; specify; Ex. He stipulated pay- ment in advance ♠ stock standard; kept regularly in stock or supply; typical; routine; common; Ex. stock sizes of paper; Ex. stock ex- cuse/character; N: goods for sale in a shop; OP. unique ♠ stockade wooden enclosure or pen; fixed line of posts used as defensive barrier ♥ pen fenced enclosure for animals; confining space; Ex. sheep pen; V: confine in a pen; enclose ♠ stodgy dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book stoic stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism ♠ stoke stir up a fire or furnace; feed plentifully ♠ stolid dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected stratagem deceptive scheme; clever trick stratified divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. strat- ify stratum layer of earth’s surface; layer of society; PL. strata ♠ strew spread randomly; sprinkle; scatter; Ex. flower girl strewing rose petals ♠ striated marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line ♠ stricture severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction ♠ strident loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency stringent (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions ♠ strut pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner ♠ strut supporting bar; CF. airplane wing building support ♠ studied carefully contrived; calculated;
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