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spleen an organ near the stomach that stores blood. The spleen gets rid of old red blood cells, and makes certain kinds of white blood cells.
splendid beautiful or grand; making a strong impression. [2 definitions]
splice to join (two pieces of film, tape, or similar things) at the ends. [2 definitions]
splint a thin piece of wood, metal, or plastic used to support and keep steady a broken bone.
splinter a small, sharp piece of material that is broken off from a larger piece. [2 definitions]
split to divide along the length or in layers. [10 definitions]
spoil to damage or ruin; make unable to be used or enjoyed. [4 definitions]
spoiled having been led to think that one can do or have whatever one wants, as a result of being allowed too much freedom or being given things in excess of what one needs. [3 definitions]
spoke1 past tense of "speak."
spoke2 a rod or bar that goes from the center of a wheel to the rim.
spoken past participle of "speak." [2 definitions]
spokesman a man who speaks for one or more other persons.
sponge a tiny sea animal that has a body with many holes. Thousands of kinds of sponges live in the ocean. Most kinds of sponges live in groups or colonies on coral reefs, rocks, shells, or other objects. [5 definitions]
spongy like a sponge in being light, full of holes, or able to keep its shape after being pressed or stretched.
sponsor a person who takes responsibility for someone or something. [5 definitions]
spontaneous happening in a free way; not forced. [2 definitions]
spook (informal) a ghost; phantom. [2 definitions]
spool an object shaped like a cylinder with a rim on each end. Thread, tape, wire, and film are wound on spools.
spoon a tool with a small, shallow bowl at the end of a handle, used for eating, stirring, serving, or measuring. [3 definitions]
spoonful the amount a spoon can hold.
spore a tiny reproductive body made up of one or more cells, produced by certain animals and plants. Ferns and fungi produce spores.