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spiral a curve that starts at a fixed point and continues to go around and around. [6 definitions]
spire1 a tall, narrow, upward structure shaped like a cone on the outside of a building; steeple.
spirit a force that is thought to be a part of human beings; soul. [5 definitions]
spirit away to remove secretly or mysteriously.
spiritual of, having to do with, or made up of spirit, rather than the physical body or world. [3 definitions]
spit1 to force saliva or something else from the mouth. [5 definitions]
spit2 a thin, pointed rod on which meat is placed and turned while roasting. [2 definitions]
spite the wish to hurt, bother, or embarrass a person. [2 definitions]
splash to dash or spray. [6 definitions]
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]
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]