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skittish easily startled or excited.
skull the bony framework of the head and face that protects the brain.
skunk a small mammal with black and white fur and a bushy tail. Skunks defend themselves with a spray that smells very bad. They are active at night, when they hunt rodents, insects, and eggs. Several kinds of skunks live in North and South America. They are related to badgers, otters, and other kinds of weasels. [2 definitions]
sky the air or space above the earth which appears to arch over it. [2 definitions]
skydiving the sport of jumping from an airplane and performing body maneuvers before opening the parachute.
skylight a window in a roof or ceiling. Skylights let in light.
skyline the line formed by the apparent boundary between the earth and the sky; horizon. [2 definitions]
skyrocket an explosive that shoots high in the air before exploding in a shower of bright, colored sparks. [2 definitions]
skyscraper a very tall building.
slab a flat, wide, and thick piece of some solid. Rocks and foods can be slabs.
slack1 not tight; hanging loose; drooping. [5 definitions]
slacks casual pants for men or women.
slam1 to shut with force and loud noise. [4 definitions]
slander a false statement or statements made to hurt someone's reputation, or the act of making such statements. [2 definitions]
slang very informal speech that is made up of new words, or new meanings of old words. Slang is not appropriate for serious conversation or writing.
slant to be at a leaning or tilting angle. [2 definitions]
slap a sharp blow with an open hand that makes a cracking sound. [5 definitions]
slapdash done or made in a hurry and without attention.
slash to cut or strike with a strong, sweeping motion. [5 definitions]
slat a long, narrow strip of wood or metal. Slats can be used to make flat surfaces, such as mattress supports, window covers, and bench or chair backs.
slate a rock that tends to split in smooth layers. [3 definitions]