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shrewd
  • s  marked by practical hardheaded intelligence
    he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow
  • s  used of persons
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shrewish
  • s  continually complaining or faultfinding
    a shrewish wife
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shrieked
  • v  utter a shrill cry
  • a  uttered in a shrill scream as of pain or terror
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shrill
  • v  utter a shrill cry
  • s  having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
    a shrill whistle
    a shrill gaiety
  • s  being sharply insistent on being heard
    shrill criticism
  • s  of colors that are bright and gaudy
    a shrill turquoise
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shrinkable
  • a  capable of being shrunk
    a shrinkable fabric
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shriveled
  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
    The fruit dried and shriveled
  • v  decrease in size, range, or extent
  • s  (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
  • s  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    the old woman's shriveled skin
    he looked shriveled and ill
  • s  reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
    our shriveled receipts during the storm
    as the project wore on she found her enthusiasm shriveled
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shrivelled
  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
  • v  decrease in size, range, or extent
    My courage shrivelled when I saw the task before me
  • s  (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
  • s  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
  • s  reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
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shrunken
  • v  wither, as with a loss of moisture
  • v  draw back, as with fear or pain
  • v  reduce in size; reduce physically
  • v  become smaller or draw together
  • v  decrease in size, range, or extent
  • s  lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness
    a shrunken old man
  • s  reduced in efficacy or vitality or intensity
    the dollar's shrunken buying power
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shuddering
  • v  shake, as from cold
  • v  tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
  • s  shaking convulsively or violently
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shuddery
  • s  provoking fear terror
    the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge
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shuha
  • a  of or pertaining to any Shinto sect other than Kokka Shinto
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shut
  • v  move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    shut the window
  • v  become closed
  • v  prevent from entering; shut out
    The trees were shutting out all sunlight
  • a  not open
    the door slammed shut
  • a  used especially of mouth or eyes
    his eyes were shut against the sunlight
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shut-in
  • n  someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury
  • s  somewhat introverted
  • s  confined usually by illness
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shut up
  • v  refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent
  • v  place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape
  • v  cause to be quiet or not talk
  • s  closely confined
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shuttered
  • v  close with shutters
    We shuttered the window to keep the house cool
  • a  provided with shutters or shutters as specified; often used in combination
    a church with a shuttered belfry and spire
    green-shuttered cottages
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shy
  • n  a quick throw
    he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
  • v  start suddenly, as from fright
  • v  throw quickly
  • a  lacking self-confidence
  • s  short
    eleven is one shy of a dozen
  • s  wary and distrustful; disposed to avoid persons or things
    shy of strangers
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siamese
  • n  a branch of the Tai languages
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  • n  an inlet with two or more couplings to which a hose can be attached so that fire engines can pump water into the sprinkler system of a building
  • n  a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Thailand or its people
  • a  of or relating to the languages of the Thai people
  • a  of or relating to Thailand
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siberian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Siberia
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Siberia or the Siberians
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