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scale1 one of the many small, hard, thin plates that cover fish, reptiles, and certain other animals. [3 definitions]
scale2 (often plural) a device used for weighing.
scale3 a set of numbered marks made at evenly spaced points along a ruler, thermometer, or other measuring device. [6 definitions]
scalene triangle a triangle that has three sides with different lengths.
scallion an onion with a small white bulb and long green leaves shaped like tubes.
scallop a small invertebrate animal that lives in the ocean. A scallop lives inside of two shells that are attached to each other with a kind of hinge. These rounded, ribbed shells protect the scallop's soft body. The hinged shells can be opened and closed using a large muscle of the scallop. People sometimes eat this muscle. Scallops are mollusks and are closely related to clams and mussels. [4 definitions]
scalp the skin on the top and back of the head, usually covered by hair. [3 definitions]
scaly covered with scales.
scamper to run quickly or playfully.
scan to read or look over quickly. [5 definitions]
scandal a reported behavior or event that is illegal or considered morally wrong and which causes strongly negative public reaction.
Scandinavia a region in northern Europe made up of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
Scandinavian of or having to do with Scandinavia, or its peoples or languages. [2 definitions]
scanner2 a device that scans printed material and changes it into an electronic signal that can be read by a computer.
scant barely enough; very little. [2 definitions]
scar the mark left when a wound has healed. [3 definitions]
scarce in short supply. [2 definitions]
scarcely almost not; just barely. [2 definitions]
scare to frighten. [4 definitions]
scarecrow a figure of a person made from stuffed clothes and placed in a field to scare birds away from crops.
scared feeling fear; afraid.