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spank1 to hit with the open hand or a hard object as punishment.
spare to handle gently; to not hurt. [12 definitions]
spark a very small bit of hot and glowing material thrown off by burning wood. [5 definitions]
sparkle to throw off or reflect little flashes of light; glitter. [4 definitions]
sparrow a small, common songbird with brown or gray feathers. There are several kinds of sparrows and they can be found in many different areas.
sparse not thick or dense; scattered in thin amounts.
spat1 a short, slight quarrel.
spat2 a past tense and past participle of "spit1."
spatter to splash or scatter in small bits or drops. [4 definitions]
spatula a cooking tool used for spreading or mixing. Spatulas have wide, flat blades that can bend easily.
spawn the large number of eggs produced by fish, frogs, and other water animals. [2 definitions]
SPCA an organization whose purpose is to take care of lost or stray dogs, cats, and other small animals. This organization tries to find people to adopt these animals as pets. "SPCA" is an abbreviation of "Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals."
speak to utter words in one's usual voice; talk. [7 definitions]
speaker a person who speaks. [4 definitions]
speaking the act of saying words. [2 definitions]
spear1 a weapon with a long wooden shaft and a sharp pointed tip. Spears are thrown or thrust with the hand. [2 definitions]
spear2 a pointed sprout or shoot of a plant.
spearmint a common mint plant. Spearmint leaves produce an oil that is used for flavoring.
special different from others; unique. [6 definitions]
specialist a person who has knowledge or is an expert in a single area of study.
specialize to devote one's attentions to a specific pursuit or field of study.