English dictionary


scab |skæb| — someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

scabbard |ˈskæbərd| — a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

scabby |ˈskæbɪ| — covered with scabs

scabies |ˈskeɪbiːz| — a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation

scabious |ˈskeɪbɪəs| — any of various plants of the genus Scabiosa

scabrous |ˈskeɪbrəs| — rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

scad |skad| — any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae

scads |skædz| — a large number or amount

scaffold |ˈskæfəʊld| — a platform from which criminals are executed (hanged or beheaded)

scaffolding |ˈskæfəldɪŋ| — a system of scaffolds

scalar |ˈskeɪlər| — a variable quantity that cannot be resolved into components

scalawag |ˈskæləˌwæɡ| — a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)

scald |skɔːld| — a burn cause by hot liquid or steam

scalded |ˈskɒldəd| — simple past tense and past participle of scald

scalding |ˈskɔːldɪŋ| — (of a liquid) Hot enough to burn.

scale |skeɪl| — an ordered reference standard

scaleboard  — (obsolete, printing) A thin slip of wood used to justify a page.

scaled |ˈskeɪld| — having the body covered or partially covered with thin horny plates, as some fish and reptiles

scalene |ˌskeɪliːn ˈtraɪæŋɡəl| — of a triangle having three sides of different lengths

scalepan  — The pan of a scale, in or on which items to be weighed are placed.

scales |ˈskeɪlz| — plural form of scale

scaling |ˈskeɪlɪŋ| — the act of arranging in a graduated series

scaling-ladder |ˈskeɪlɪŋ lædər| — A ladder for the purpose of scaling the walls of a besieged fortification.

scallion |ˈskælɪən| — plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum

scallop |ˈskæləp| — one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)

scallops |ˈskæləps| — plural form of scallop

scallywag |ˈskælɪwæɡ| — a white Southerner who supported Reconstruction policies after the American Civil War (usually for self-interest)

scalp |skælp| — the skin that covers the top of the head

scalpel |ˈskælpəl| — a thin straight surgical knife used in dissection and surgery

scalper |ˈskælpər| — someone who buys something and resells it at a price far above the initial cost

scaly |ˈskeɪlɪ| — rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

scam |skæm| — a fraudulent business scheme

scamp |skæmp| — one who is playfully mischievous

scamper |ˈskæmpər| — rushing about hastily in an undignified way

scampish |ˈskæmpɪʃ| — Resembling a scamp; knavish.

scan |skæn| — the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region

scandal |ˈskændl| — disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people

scandalize |ˈskændəlaɪz| — strike with disgust or revulsion

scandalized |ˈskændəˌlaɪzd| — simple past tense and past participle of scandalize

scandalmonger |ˈskændlmʌŋɡər| — a person who spreads malicious gossip

scandalous |ˈskændələs| — giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation

scandent |ˈskandənt| — used especially of plants; having a tendency to climb

Scandinavian |ˌskændɪˈneɪvɪən| — an inhabitant of Scandinavia

scandium |ˈskændɪəm| — a white trivalent metallic element; sometimes classified in the rare earth group; occurs in the Scandinavian mineral thortveitite

scanner |ˈskænər| — someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

scanning |ˈskænɪŋ| — the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer

scansion |ˈskænʃn| — analysis of verse into metrical patterns

scant |skænt| — work hastily or carelessly; deal with inadequately and superficially

scantily |ˈskæntəlɪ| — in a skimpy manner

scantiness |ˈskæntɪnəs| — the quality of being meager

scantling |ˈskæntəlɪŋ| — an upright in house framing

scanty |ˈskæntɪ| — short underpants for women or children (usually used in the plural)

scape |ˈskeɪp| — erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip

scapegoat |ˈskeɪpɡəʊt| — someone who is punished for the errors of others

scapegrace |ˈskeɪpɡreɪs| — a reckless and unprincipled reprobate

scapeless  — (botany) Without a scape.

scaphander |skəˈfændə| — (dated) A kind of diving suit.

scaphoid |ˈskafɔɪd| — shaped like a boat

scapula |ˈskæpjʊlə| — either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings

scapulae |ˈskæpjʊliː| — plural form of scapula

scapular |ˈskæpjʊlə| — a feather covering the shoulder of a bird

scar |skɑːr| — a mark left (usually on the skin) by the healing of injured tissue

scarab |ˈskærəb| — scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians

scarabaeus  — scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians

scaramouch |ˈskærəˌmɑːwtʃ| — a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward

scaramouche  — a stock character in commedia dell'arte depicted as a boastful coward

scarce |skers| — deficient in quantity or number compared with the demand

scarcely |ˈskerslɪ| — only a very short time before

scarceness  — a small and inadequate amount

scarcity |ˈskersətɪ| — a small and inadequate amount

scare |sker| — sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

scarecrow |ˈskerkrəʊ| — an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

scared |skerd| — made afraid

scaremonger |ˈskermʌŋɡər| — a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble

scarey  — Dated form of scary.

scarf |skɑːrf| — a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration

scarfskin  — The outermost, cuticular layer of skin.

scarification |ˌskærʌfəˈkeɪʃən| — the act of scarifying - of raking the ground harshly to remove weeds etc

scarifier |ˈskerɪfaɪər| — One who scarifies.

scarify |ˈskerɪfaɪ| — puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals

scaring |ˈskerɪŋ| — Present participle of scare.

scarious  — (botany) thin, dry, membranous, and not green

scarlet |ˈskɑːrlət| — a variable color that is vivid red but sometimes with an orange tinge

scarp |skɑːrp| — a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or ridge; usually formed by erosion

scarring |ˈskɑːrɪŋ| — Present participle of scar.

scarves |skɑːrvz| — plural form of scarf

scary |ˈskerɪ| — provoking fear terror

scat |skæt| — singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument

scathe |skeɪð| — the act of damaging something or someone

scatheless |ˈskeɪðlɪs| — Without scathe or harm; without mischief, injury, or damage; unharmed.

scathing |ˈskeɪðɪŋ| — marked by harshly abusive criticism

scatter |ˈskætər| — a haphazard distribution in all directions

scatterbrain |ˈskætərbreɪn| — a flighty and disorganized person

scatterbrained |ˈskætərbreɪnd| — lacking sense or discretion

scattered |ˈskætərd| — occurring or distributed over widely spaced and irregular intervals in time or space

scattering |ˈskætərɪŋ| — a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly

scaup |ˈskɔːp| — diving ducks of North America having a bluish-grey bill

scaur |skɔːr| — (chiefly Scotland) A steep cliff or bank.

scavenge |ˈskævɪndʒ| — clean refuse from

scavenger |ˈskævɪndʒər| — a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities

scavenging |ˈskævəndʒɪŋ| — Present participle of scavenge.

scenario |səˈnærɪəʊ| — an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)

scenarist |səˈnerəst| — a writer of screenplays

scene |siːn| — the place where some action occurs

scene-dock |ˈsiːndɒk| — An area in a theatre with access to the stage and the loading doors where scenery is temporarily stored

scenery |ˈsiːnərɪ| — the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

scenic |ˈsiːnɪk| — used of locations; having beautiful natural scenery

scenical  — Dated form of scenic.

scent |sent| — a distinctive odor that is pleasant

scent out |ˈsent ˈaʊt| — recognize or detect by or as if by smelling

scentless |ˈsentləs| — emitting or holding no odor

scepter  — the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

sceptic |ˈskeptɪk| — someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

sceptical |ˈskeptɪkl| — marked by or given to doubt

scepticism |ˈskeptɪsɪzəm| — the disbelief in any claims of ultimate knowledge

sceptre |ˈseptər| — the imperial authority symbolized by a scepter

schedule |ˈskedʒuːl| — a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to

scheduled |ˈskedʒuːld| — planned or scheduled for some certain time or times

scheduler |ˈskedʒuːlər| — computer hardware that arranges jobs to be done by the computer in an appropriate order

scheduling |ˈskedʒuːlɪŋ| — setting an order and time for planned events

schema |ˈskiːmə| — an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world

schematic |skiːˈmætɪk| — diagram of an electrical or mechanical system

schematize |ˈskiːmətaɪz| — formulate in regular order; to reduce to a scheme or formula

scheme |skiːm| — an elaborate and systematic plan of action

schemer |ˈskiːmər| — a planner who draws up a personal scheme of action

scheming |ˈskiːmɪŋ| — acting with a specific goal

Schiedam |sæiːˈdɑːm| — Gin produced in Schiedam, a southern municipality of the Netherlands.

schilling |ˈʃɪlɪŋ| — formerly the basic unit of money in Austria

schism |ˈskɪzəm| — division of a group into opposing factions

schismatic |skɪzˈmætɪk| — of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism

schismatical  — of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism

schist |ʃɪst| — any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

schistose |ˈʃɪstəʊs| — (geology) Of or relating to schist.

schistous |ˈʃɪstəs| — (geology) Schistose.

schizophrenia |ˌskɪtsəˈfriːnɪə| — any of several psychotic disorders characterized by distortions of reality and disturbances of thought and language and withdrawal from social contact

schizophrenic |ˌskɪtsəˈfrenɪk| — someone who is afflicted with schizophrenia

schlimazel |ʃlɪˈmɒz(ə)l| — (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything

schlock |ʃlɑːk| — merchandise that is shoddy or inferior

schmaltz |ʃmɔːlts| — (Yiddish) excessive sentimentality in art or music

schmaltzy |ˈʃmɔːltsɪ| — effusively or insincerely emotional

schmuck |ʃmʌk| — (Yiddish) a jerk

schnorkel |ˈʃnɔːrkəl| — air passage provided by a retractable device containing intake and exhaust pipes; permits a submarine to stay submerged for extended periods of time

scholar |ˈskɑːlər| — a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

scholarly |ˈskɑːlərlɪ| — characteristic of scholars or scholarship

scholarship |ˈskɑːlərʃɪp| — financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit

scholastic |skəˈlæstɪk| — a person who pays more attention to formal rules and book learning than they merit

scholasticism |skəˈlæstɪsɪzəm| — the system of philosophy dominant in medieval Europe; based on Aristotle and the Church Fathers

scholia |ˈskəʊljə| — a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)

scholiast |ˈskɒlɪəst| — a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)

scholium |ˈskəʊliːəm| — a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)

school |skuːl| — an educational institution

school-age  — Alternative spelling of school-age.

school-aged  — Describing a person of the age at which students typically attend primary or secondary school.

school-board |ˈskuːl bɔːrd| — A governing body of people elected to oversee management of a school district and represent the interests of residents.

school-book |ˈskuːlbʊk| — Alternative spelling of schoolbook.

school-marm |ˈskuːlmɑːm| — Alternative spelling of schoolmarm.

school-mate |ˈskuːlmeɪt| — Alternative spelling of schoolmate.

schoolbag  — a bag for carrying school books and supplies

schoolbook |ˈskuːlˌbʊk| — a book prepared for use in schools or colleges

schoolboy |ˈskuːlbɔɪ| — a boy attending school

schoolchild |ˈskuːltʃaɪld| — a young person attending school (up through senior high school)

schoolfellow |ˈskuːlfeləʊ| — an acquaintance that you go to school with

schoolgirl |ˈskuːlɡɜːrl| — a girl attending school

schoolhouse |ˈskuːlhaʊs| — a building where young people receive education

schooling |ˈskuːlɪŋ| — the act of teaching at school

schoolma'am  — a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

schoolman |ˈskuːlmæn| — a scholar in one of the universities of the Middle Ages; versed in scholasticism

schoolmarm |ˈskuːlmɑːrm| — a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

schoolmaster |ˈskuːlmæstər| — presiding officer of a school

schoolmasterly |ˈskuːlˌmɑːstəlɪ| — Befitting a schoolmaster.

schoolmate |ˈskuːlmeɪt| — an acquaintance that you go to school with

schoolmistress |ˈskuːlmɪstrəs| — a woman schoolteacher (especially one regarded as strict)

schoolroom |ˈskuːlruːm| — a room in a school where lessons take place

schools |ˈskuːlz| — plural form of school

schoolteacher |ˈskuːltiːtʃər| — a teacher in a school below the college level

schooltime |ˈskuːlˌtaɪm| — the period of instruction in a school; the time period when school is in session

schoolwork |ˈskuːlwɜːrk| — a school task performed by a student to satisfy the teacher

schooner |ˈskuːnər| — a large beer glass

schottische |ʃɒˈtiːʃ| — music performed for dancing the schottische

schtick |ʃˈtɪk| — (Yiddish) a little; a piece

sci-fi |ˈsaɪ faɪ| — (colloquial) Short for science fiction.

sciagraph |ˈskaɪəˌɡræf| — (architecture, archaic) A vertical section of a building; a sciagraphy.

sciagraphy |skaɪˈæɡrəfiː| — the art of representing shadows as realistically as possible

sciatic |saɪˈætɪk| — relating to or caused by or afflicted with sciatica

sciatica |saɪˈætɪkə| — neuralgia along the sciatic nerve

science |ˈsaɪəns| — a particular branch of scientific knowledge

science-fiction  — Fiction in which advanced technology and/or science is a key element.

sciential |saɪˈenʃəl| — Of or pertaining to science or to knowledge

scientific |ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪk| — of or relating to the practice of science

scientifically |ˌsaɪənˈtɪfɪkəlɪ| — with respect to science; in a scientific way

scientist |ˈsaɪəntɪst| — a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

scilicet |ˈsɪləˌset| — namely, to wit, as follows

scimitar |ˈsɪmɪtər| — a curved oriental saber; the edge is on the convex side of the blade

scintilla |sɪnˈtɪlə| — a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

scintillant  — having brief brilliant points or flashes of light

scintillate |ˈsɪntɪleɪt| — give off

scintillation |ˌsɪntɪˈleɪʃən| — (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle

sciography  — Alternative form of sciagraphy.

sciolism |ˈsaɪəʊlɪzm| — pretentious superficiality of knowledge

sciolist |ˈsaɪəlɪst| — an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge

scion |ˈsaɪən| — a descendent or heir

scissile |ˈsɪsaɪl| — Readily cut or split

scission |ˈsɪʃən| — the act of dividing by cutting or splitting

scissor |ˈsɪzər| — cut with or as if with scissors

scissors |ˈsɪzərz| — an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades

Sclav |sklɑːv| — Archaic form of Slav.

Sclavonic |skləˈvɒnɪk| — Alternative form of Slavonic.

scleroses |sklɪəˈrəʊsiːz| — plural form of sclerosis

sclerosis |skləˈrəʊsɪs| — any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue

sclerotic |skləˈrɑːtɪk| — relating to or having sclerosis; hardened

sclerous |ˈsklerəs| — (anatomy) hard; indurated; sclerotic

scobs |skɒbz| — raspings of ivory, hartshorn, metals, or other hard substance

scoff |skɔːf| — showing your contempt by derision

scoffer |ˈskɒfər| — someone who eats food rapidly and greedily

scoffing |ˈskɒfɪŋ| — showing your contempt by derision

scofflaw |ˈskɔːflɔː| — one who habitually ignores the law and does not answer court summonses

scold |skəʊld| — someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

scolding |ˈskəʊldɪŋ| — rebuking a person harshly

scollop |ˈskɒləp| — edible muscle of mollusks having fan-shaped shells; served broiled or poached or in salads or cream sauces

scomber  — type genus of the Scombridae

sconce |ˈskɑːns| — a shelter or screen providing protection from enemy fire or from the weather

scone |skɑːn| — small biscuit (rich with cream and eggs) cut into diamonds or sticks and baked in an oven or (especially originally) on a griddle

scoop |skuːp| — the quantity a scoop will hold

scoop up |ˈskuːp ʌp| — take out or up with or as if with a scoop

scoot |skuːt| — run or move very quickly or hastily

scooter |ˈskuːtər| — a motorboat resembling a motor scooter

scop |skɒp| — (historical) A poet or minstrel in Anglo-Saxon England.

scope |skəʊp| — an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:

scorbutic |skɔːrˈbjuːtɪk| — of or relating to or having or resembling scurvy

scorch |skɔːrtʃ| — a surface burn

scorched |ˈskɔːrtʃt| — dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

scorcher |ˈskɔːrtʃər| — an extremely hot day

scorching |ˈskɔːrtʃɪŋ| — capable of causing burns

score |skɔːr| — a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

score out |ˈskɔːr ˈaʊt| — remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing

scorecard |ˈskɔːrkɑːrd| — (golf) a record of scores (as in golf)

scorekeeper |ˈskɔːrˌkɪpər| — an official who records the score during the progress of a game

scorer |ˈskɔːrər| — a player who makes a score in a game or contest

scoria |ˈskɔːriːə| — the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

scoriae |ˈskɔːrɪiː| — plural form of scoria

scorify |ˈskɔːrəfaɪ| — To reduce an ore to scoria.

scoring |ˈskɔːrɪŋ| — evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score

scorn |skɔːrn| — lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

scornful |ˈskɔːrnfl| — expressing extreme contempt

scornfully |ˈskɔːrnfəlɪ| — without respect; in a disdainful manner

Scorpio |ˈskɔːrpɪəʊ| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio

scorpion |ˈskɔːrpɪən| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio

scot |skɑːt| — a native or inhabitant of Scotland

scot-free |ˌskɒt ˈfriː| — Alternative spelling of scot-free.

scotch |skɑːtʃ| — a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Scotchman |ˈskɒtʃmən| — a native or inhabitant of Scotland

Scotchwoman |ˈskɒtʃwʊmən| — a woman who is a Scot

scoter |ˈskəʊtər| — large black diving duck of northern parts of the northern hemisphere

Scots |skɑːts| — the dialect of English used in Scotland

Scotsman |ˈskɑːtsmən| — a native or inhabitant of Scotland

Scotswoman |ˈskɒtswʊmən| — a woman who is a Scot

Scotticize |ˈskɑːtɪˌsaɪz| — To make Scottish.

Scottish |ˈskɑːtɪʃ| — the dialect of English used in Scotland

scoundrel |ˈskaʊndrəl| — a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately

scoundrelism  — The dishonest activities of a scoundrel.

scoundrelly |ˈskaʊndrəlɪ| — lacking principles or scruples

scour |ˈskaʊər| — a place that is scoured (especially by running water)

scourer |ˈskaʊərər| — someone who cleanses by scouring

scourge |skɜːrdʒ| — a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

scouring |ˈskaʊərɪŋ| — moving over territory to search for something

scourings  — plural form of scouring

scout |skaʊt| — a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

scouting |ˈskaʊtɪŋ| — exploring in order to gain information

scoutmaster |ˈskaʊtmæstər| — the leader of a troop of Scouts

scow |skaʊ| — any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends

scowl |skaʊl| — a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

scowlingly  — With a scowl.

scrabble |ˈskræbl| — an aimless drawing

scrag |skraɡ| — a person who is unusually thin and scrawny

scragginess  — Roughness; irregularity; jaggedness.

scraggly |ˈskræɡlɪ| — ragged, thin, or untidy in appearance

scraggy |ˈskræɡɪ| — being very thin

scram |skræm| — leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

scramble |ˈskræmbl| — an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

scrambled |ˈskræmbəld| — thrown together in a disorderly fashion

scrannel |ˈskrænl| — slight; thin; lean; poor

scrap |skræp| — a small fragment of something broken off from the whole

scrap-book |ˈskræpbʊk| — Alternative form of scrapbook.

scrap-heap |ˈskræphiːp| — Alternative spelling of scrapheap.

scrapbook |ˈskræpbʊk| — an album into which clippings or notes or pictures can be pasted

scrape |skreɪp| — a harsh noise made by scraping

scrape by |ˈskreɪp baɪ| — manage one's existence barely

scrape up |ˈskreɪp ʌp| — gather (money or other resources) together over time

scraper |ˈskreɪpər| — any of various hand tools for scraping

scrapheap |ˈskræphiːp| — an accumulation of refuse and discarded matter

scraping |ˈskreɪpɪŋ| — (usually plural) a fragment scraped off of something and collected

scrapings |ˈskreɪpɪŋz| — plural form of scraping

scrapper  — someone who fights (or is fighting)

scrappiness |ˈskræpɪnəs| — the trait of being scrappy and pugnacious

scrapple |ˈskrapəl| — scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying

scrappy |ˈskræpɪ| — full of fighting spirit

scraps |ˈskræps| — food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

scrapyard |ˈskræpjɑːrd| — A junkyard, a place where scrap is stored, discarded or resold.

scratch |skrætʃ| — an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off

scratch along |ˈskrætʃ əˈlɔːŋ| — manage one's existence barely

scratch out |ˈskrætʃ ˈaʊt| — strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out

scratch up |ˈskrætʃ ʌp| — cut the surface of; wear away the surface of

scratcher  — a workman who uses a tool for scratching

scratchpad |ˈskrætʃpæd| — (computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information

scratchy |ˈskrætʃɪ| — causing abrasion

scrawl |skrɔːl| — poor handwriting

scrawny |ˈskrɔːnɪ| — being very thin

screak |skriːk| — make a high-pitched, screeching noise

scream |skriːm| — sharp piercing cry

screamer |ˈskriːmər| — someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice

screaming |ˈskriːmɪŋ| — sharp piercing cry

screamy |ˈskriːmɪ| — loud and high-pitched; sounding like a scream

scree |skriː| — a sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff

screech |skriːtʃ| — a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry

screech-owl |ˈskriːtʃ aʊl| — A North American owl belonging to the Megascops genus.

screechy |ˈskriːtʃɪ| — having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

screed |skriːd| — a long monotonous harangue

screen |skriːn| — a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

screening |ˈskriːnɪŋ| — the display of a motion picture

screenings |ˈskriːnɪŋz| — plural form of screening

screenplay |ˈskriːnpleɪ| — a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets

screenwriter |ˈskriːnraɪtər| — someone who writes screenplays

screw |skruː| — someone who guards prisoners

screw up |ˈskruː ʌp| — make more intense

screw-thread |θred| — (engineering) A helical ridge which wraps around an elongated cylinder, or a groove spiraling around the wall of a bore, used mostly on fasteners and their connection points.

screwball |ˈskruːbɔːl| — a whimsically eccentric person

screwdriver |ˈskruːdraɪvər| — a hand tool for driving screws; has a tip that fits into the head of a screw

screwy |ˈskruːɪ| — not behaving normally

scribal |ˈskraɪbəl| — Relating to scribes and their work.

scribble |ˈskrɪbl| — poor handwriting

scribbler |ˈskrɪblər| — informal terms for journalists

scribe |skraɪb| — French playwright (1791-1861)

scrim |skrɪm| — a firm open-weave fabric used for a curtain in the theater

scrimmage |ˈskrɪmɪdʒ| — (American football) practice play between a football team's squads

scrimp |skrɪmp| — subsist on a meager allowance

scrimpy |ˈskrɪmpiː| — deficient in amount or quality or extent

scrimshank |ˈskrɪmʃæŋk| — British military language: avoid work

scrimshaw |ˈskrɪmˌʃɒ| — a carving (or engraving) on whalebone, whale ivory, walrus tusk, etc., usually by American whalers

scrip |skrɪp| — a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency

script |skrɪpt| — a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

scriptoria |skrɪpˈtɔːrɪə| — plural form of scriptorium

scriptorium |skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm| — a room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts

scriptural |ˈskrɪptʃərəl| — of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible

scripture |ˈskrɪptʃər| — the sacred writings of the Christian religions

scriptwriter |ˈskrɪptraɪtər| — someone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas

scrivener |ˈskrɪv(ə)nər| — someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts

scrofula |ˈskrɔːfjʊlə| — a form of tuberculosis characterized by swellings of the lymphatic glands

scrofulous |ˈskrɒfjʊləs| — afflicted with scrofula

scroll |skrəʊl| — a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

scrollwork |ˈskrəʊlwɜːrk| — Ornamentation in a scroll pattern, especially in woodwork.

Scrooge |ˈskruːdʒ| — a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

scroop |skruːp| — To create a rustling sound from friction between silk fibers.

scrota |ˈskrəʊtə| — plural form of scrotum

scrotum |ˈskrəʊtəm| — the external pouch that contains the testes

scrounge |skraʊndʒ| — collect or look around for (food)

scrounger |skraʊndʒər| — someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

scrounging |ˈskraʊndʒɪŋ| — Present participle of scrounge.

scrub |skrʌb| — dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

scrub-up |ˈskrʌbˈʌp| — to clean or wash by scrubbing

scrubber |ˈskrʌbər| — a worker who uses a scrub brush to clean a surface (usually a floor or deck)

scrubbing |ˈskrʌbɪŋ| — the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water

scrubbing-brush |ˈskrʌbɪŋ brʌʃ| — A short brush, held in the hand, used for scrubbing floors etc.

scrubby |ˈskrʌbɪ| — sparsely covered with stunted trees or vegetation and underbrush

scrubwoman |ˈskrʌbˌwʊmən| — (US) A woman who has been hired to do general housework, such as clean a house, or place of business.

scruff |skrʌf| — the back side of the neck

scruffy |ˈskrʌfɪ| — shabby and untidy

scrum |skrʌm| — (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

scrummage |ˈskrʌmɪdʒ| — (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

scrumptious |ˈskrʌmpʃəs| — extremely pleasing to the sense of taste

scrunch |skrʌntʃ| — a crunching noise

scruple |ˈskruːpl| — a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains

scrupulosity |ˌskruːpjəˈlɑːsɪtiː| — The property of being scrupulous.

scrupulous |ˈskruːpjələs| — characterized by extreme care and great effort

scrupulously |ˈskruːpjələslɪ| — with extreme conscientiousness

scrutator |skruːˈteɪtər| — A person who scrutinizes or investigates.

scrutineer |ˌskruːtəˈnɪr| — someone who examines votes at an election

scrutinize |ˈskruːtənaɪz| — to look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail

scrutiny |ˈskruːtənɪ| — the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)

scry |skraɪ| — divine by gazing into crystals

scuba |ˈskuːbə| — a device (trade name Aqua-Lung) that lets divers breathe under water; scuba is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus

scud |skʌd| — the act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)

scuff |skʌf| — a slipper that has no fitting around the heel

scuffle |ˈskʌfl| — disorderly fighting

scuffling |ˈskʌfəlɪŋ| — Present participle of scuffle.

scull |skʌl| — a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward

sculler |ˈskʌlər| — someone who sculls (moves a long oar pivoted on the back of the boat to propel the boat forward)

scullery |ˈskʌlərɪ| — a small room (in large old British houses) next to the kitchen; where kitchen utensils are cleaned and kept and other rough household jobs are done

scullion |ˈskʌlɪən| — a kitchen servant employed to do menial tasks (especially washing)

sculp |skʌlp| — (obsolete, sometimes humorous) To sculpture; to carve or engrave.

sculpt |skʌlpt| — create by shaping stone or wood or any other hard material

sculpted |ˈskʌlptəd| — cut into a desired shape

sculptor |ˈskʌlptər| — an artist who creates sculptures

sculptress |ˈskʌlptrəs| — a woman sculptor

sculptural |ˈskʌlptʃərəl| — resembling sculpture

sculpture |ˈskʌlptʃər| — a three-dimensional work of plastic art

sculpturesque |ˌskʌlptʃəˈresk| — resembling sculpture

scum |skʌm| — worthless people

scumble |ˈskəmbəl| — the application of very thin coat of color over the surface of a picture

scummy |ˈskʌmɪ| — of the most contemptible kind

scunner |ˈskənər| — a strong dislike

scupper |ˈskʌpər| — drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

scurf |skərf| — (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

scurfy |ˈskɜːfɪ| — rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

scurrility |skəˈrɪlɪtɪ| — foul-mouthed or obscene abuse

scurrilous |ˈskɜːrələs| — expressing offensive reproach

scurrilously |ˈskʌrɪləslɪ| — in a scurrilously manner

scurry |ˈskɜːrɪ| — rushing about hastily in an undignified way

scurrying |ˈskɜːrɪɪŋ| — moving with great haste

scurvy |ˈskɜːrvɪ| — a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

scut |skət| — a short erect tail

scuta |ˈskjuːtə| — A scutum.

scutate |ˈskjuːteɪt| — Shaped like a shield or buckler

scutch |skʌtʃ| — To separate the woody fibre from (flax, hemp, etc.) by beating; to swingle.

scutcheon |ˈskʌtʃən| — a flat protective covering (on a door or wall etc) to prevent soiling by dirty fingers

scutcher |ˈskʌtʃə| — One who scutches.

scute |skjuːt| — large bony or horny plate as on an armadillo or turtle or the underside of a snake

scuttle |ˈskʌtl| — container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire

scuttle-butt |ˈskətəlˌbət| — Alternative spelling of scuttlebutt.

scuttlebutt |ˈskʌtlbʌt| — a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

scutum |ˈskjuːtəm| — (historical, Roman antiquity) An oblong shield made of boards or wickerwork covered with leather, with sometimes an iron rim; carried chiefly by the heavy-armed infantry of the Roman army.

scythe |saɪð| — an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground

scytheman  — One who uses a scythe; a mower.

Scythian |ˈsɪθɪən| — a member of the ancient nomadic people inhabiting Scythia

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