English dictionary


shabbiness |ˈʃæbɪnəs| — a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

shabby |ˈʃæbi| — showing signs of wear and tear

shabby-genteel |ˌʃæbɪ dʒenˈtiːl| — trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness

shack |ʃæk| — small crude shelter used as a dwelling

shackle |ˈʃækl| — a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

shad |ˈʃæd| — bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast

shadberry |ˈʃædˌberiː| — edible purple or red berries

shaddock |ˈʃædək| — southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits

shade |ʃeɪd| — relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

shaded |ˈʃeɪdəd| — protected from heat and light with shade or shadow

shading |ˈʃeɪdɪŋ| — graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting

shadow |ˈʃædoʊ| — shade within clear boundaries

shadowbox |ˈʃædəʊbɒks| — go through boxing motions without an opponent

shadowboxing  — sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)

shadower  — a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

shadowgraph |ˈʃædoʊˌɡræf| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

shadowing |ˈʃædoʊɪŋ| — the act of following someone secretly

shadowy |ˈʃædoʊi| — filled with shade

shady |ˈʃeɪdi| — quiet, dark, or concealed

shaft |ʃæft| — a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

shag |ʃæɡ| — a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded

shagbark  — North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts

shagginess |ˈʃæɡɪnəs| — unkemptness of hair

shaggy |ˈʃæɡi| — used of hair; thick and poorly groomed

shah |ʃɑː| — title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran

shake |ʃeɪk| — building material used as siding or roofing

shake off |ˈʃeɪk ˈɒf| — get rid of

shake up |ˈʃeɪk ʌp| — shock physically

shake-up |ˈʃeɪk ʌp| — the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)

shakedown |ˈʃeɪkdaʊn| — initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state

shaken |ˈʃeɪkən| — disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock

shaker |ˈʃeɪkər| — a person who wields power and influence

Shakespearian |ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən| — a Shakespearean scholar

shaking |ˈʃeɪkɪŋ| — the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

shako |ˈʃakoʊ| — tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions

shaky |ˈʃeɪki| — inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

shale |ʃeɪl| — a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay

shallot |ʃəˈlɑːt| — aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion

shallow |ˈʃæloʊ| — a stretch of shallow water

shallowness |ˈʃæloʊnəs| — lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling

sham |ʃæm| — something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

shaman |ˈʃeɪmən| — in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

shamanism |ˈʃeɪmənɪzəm| — any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)

shamble |ˈʃæmbl| — walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

shambles |ˈʃæmblz| — a condition of great disorder

shambolic |ʃæmˈbɑːlɪk| — (British slang) disorderly or chaotic

shame |ʃeɪm| — a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

shamefaced |ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst| — extremely modest or shy

shamefacedly |ˈʃeɪmfeɪstli| — in a shamefaced manner

shamefacedness  — feeling embarrassed about yourself

shameful |ˈʃeɪmfl| — (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

shameless |ˈʃeɪmləs| — feeling no shame

shamelessness |ˈʃeɪmləsnəs| — behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame

shammer |ˈʃæmʌr| — someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

shammy |ˈʃæmi| — a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

shampoo |ʃæmˈpuː| — cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair

shamrock |ˈʃæmrɑːk| — creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage

shandy |ˈʃændi| — a drink made of beer and lemonade

shandygaff |ˈʃændiːˌɡæf| — a drink made of beer and lemonade

shanghai |ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ| — the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

Shangri-La |ˌʃæŋɡri ˈlɑː| — any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

shank |ʃæŋk| — a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

shanny |ˈʃani| — European scaleless blenny

shantung |ʃænˈtʌŋ| — a heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)

shanty |ˈʃænti| — small crude shelter used as a dwelling

shape |ʃeɪp| — any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

shaped |ʃeɪpt| — shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)

shapeless |ˈʃeɪpləs| — having no definite form or distinct shape

shapely |ˈʃeɪpli| — having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape

shaper  — a person who makes things

shaping |ˈʃeɪpɪŋ| — any process serving to define the shape of something

shard |ʃɑːrd| — a broken piece of a brittle artifact

share |ʃer| — assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

share-out |ˈʃeər aʊt| — a distribution in shares

sharecropper |ˈʃerkrɑːpər| — small farmers and tenants

shared |ˈʃerd| — distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose

shareholder |ˈʃerhoʊldər| — someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation

sharer |ˈʃerər| — someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share

shareware |ˈʃerwer| — software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.

sharing |ˈʃerɪŋ| — using or enjoying something jointly with others

shark |ʃɑːrk| — any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

sharkskin |ˈʃɑːrkskɪn| — a smooth crisp fabric

sharp |ʃɑːrp| — a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

sharp-eyed |ˈʃɑːrp aɪd| — having very keen vision

sharp-set |ˈʃɑːrp set| — extremely hungry

sharp-sighted |ʃɑːrp ˈsaɪtɪd| — having very keen vision

sharp-sightedness  — sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

sharpen |ˈʃɑːrpən| — make sharp or sharper

sharpener |ˈʃɑrpənər| — any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper

sharper |ˈʃɑːrpər| — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

sharply |ˈʃɑrpli| — in an aggressive manner

sharpness |ˈʃɑːrpnəs| — a quick and penetrating intelligence

sharpshooter |ˈʃɑːrpʃuːtər| — an athlete noted for accurate aim

sharpy |ˈʃɑːrpi| — an alert and energetic person

shatter |ˈʃætər| — break into many pieces

shattered |ˈʃætərd| — ruined or disrupted

shave |ʃeɪv| — the act of removing hair with a razor

shaven |ˈʃeɪvn| — having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin

shaver |ˈʃeɪvər| — an adult male who shaves

Shavian |ˈʃeɪvɪən| — an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works

shaving |ˈʃeɪvɪŋ| — the act of removing hair with a razor

shawl |ʃɔːl| — cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

shawm |ʃɔːm| — a medieval oboe

shay |ˈʃeɪ| — a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse

sheaf |ʃiːf| — a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

shear |ʃɪr| — (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

shearer |ˈʃɪrər| — Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)

shearing |ˈʃɪrɪŋ| — removing by cutting off or clipping

shears |ʃɪrz| — large scissors with strong blades

sheath |ʃiːθ| — a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)

sheathe |ʃiːð| — cover with a protective sheathing

sheathing |ˈʃiːðɪŋ| — protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

shebang |ʃɪˈbæŋ| — an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'

shebeen |ʃɪˈbiːn| — unlicensed drinking establishment

shed |ʃed| — an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

shedding |ˈʃedɪŋ| — the process whereby something is shed

sheen |ʃiːn| — the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

sheeny |ˈʃiːniː| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

sheep |ʃiːp| — woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

sheepcote  — a pen for sheep

sheepdog |ˈʃiːpdɔːɡ| — any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep

sheepfold |ˈʃiːpfoʊld| — a pen for sheep

sheepish |ˈʃiːpɪʃ| — like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity

sheepman |ˈʃiːpmən| — a man who raises (or tends) sheep

sheeprun |ˈʃiːprʌn| — farm devoted to raising sheep

sheepshank |ˈʃiːpˌʃæŋk| — a knot for shortening a line

sheepshearing  — the time or season when sheep are sheared

sheepskin |ˈʃiːpskɪn| — tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing

sheepwalk  — farm devoted to raising sheep

sheer |ʃɪr| — turn sharply; change direction abruptly

sheet |ʃiːt| — any broad thin expanse or surface

sheeting |ˈʃiːtɪŋ| — fabric from which bed sheets are made

sheik |ˈʃiːk| — the leader of an Arab village or family

sheikh |ʃeɪk| — the leader of an Arab village or family

shekel |ˈʃekl| — the basic unit of money in Israel

sheldrake |ˈʃeldreɪk| — large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

shelf |ʃelf| — a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

shell |ʃel| — ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

shell out |ˈʃel ˈaʊt| — administer or bestow, as in small portions

shellac |ʃəˈlæk| — lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white

shellack  — cover with shellac

shelled |ˈʃeld| — of animals or fruits that have a shell

sheller |ˈʃelər| — a worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)

shellfire |ˈʃelfaɪər| — shooting artillery shells

shellfish |ˈʃelfɪʃ| — meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

shelling |ˈʃelɪŋ| — the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

shellproof |ˈʃelpruːf| — able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells

shelter |ˈʃeltər| — a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

sheltered |ˈʃeltərd| — protected from danger or bad weather

shelve |ʃelv| — hold back to a later time

shenanigan |ʃəˈnænɪɡən| — reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

shepherd |ˈʃepərd| — a clergyman who watches over a group of people

shepherdess |ˌʃepərˈdes| — a woman shepherd

Sheraton |ˈʃerətən| — a furniture style that originated in England around 1800; simple in design with straight lines and classical ornamentation

sherbet |ˈʃɜːrbət| — a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin

sherd |ʃɜːrd| — a broken piece of a brittle artifact

sheriff |ˈʃerɪf| — the principal law-enforcement officer in a county

sherry |ˈʃeri| — dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

shew |ʃoʊ| — establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

shibboleth |ˈʃɪbəleθ| — a favorite saying of a sect or political group

shield |ʃiːld| — a protective covering or structure

shift |ʃɪft| — an event in which something is displaced without rotation

shifter |ˈʃɪftər| — a stagehand responsible for moving scenery

shiftiness |ˈʃɪftɪnəs| — the quality of being a slippery rascal

shifting |ˈʃɪftɪŋ| — the act of moving from one place to another

shiftless |ˈʃɪftləs| — lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative; lazy

shiftlessness  — a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition

shifty |ˈʃɪfti| — characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive

Shiite |ˈʃiːaɪt| — a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

shill |ˈʃɪl| — a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

shillelagh |ʃɪˈleɪlə| — a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)

shilling |ˈʃɪlɪŋ| — the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents

shillyshally |ˈʃɪlɪʃæli| — the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

shim |ʃɪm| — a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices

shimmer |ˈʃɪmər| — a weak and tremulous light

shimmy |ˈʃɪmi| — an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)

shin |ʃɪn| — the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

shinbone |ˈʃɪnˌboʊn| — the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

shindig |ˈʃɪndɪɡ| — a large and noisy party of people

shindy |ˈʃɪndi| — a large and noisy party of people

shine |ʃaɪn| — the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

shiner |ˈʃaɪnər| — a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

shingle |ˈʃɪŋɡl| — building material used as siding or roofing

shingles |ˈʃɪŋɡlz| — eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

shingly |ˈʃɪŋɡli| — abounding in small stones

shining |ˈʃaɪnɪŋ| — the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

shinny |ˈʃɪni| — a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck

shiny |ˈʃaɪni| — reflecting light

ship |ʃɪp| — a vessel that carries passengers or freight

shipboard |ˈʃɪpbɔːrd| — casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship

shipbuilder |ˈʃɪpbɪldər| — a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels

shipbuilding |ˈʃɪpˌbɪldɪŋ| — the construction of ships

shipload |ˈʃɪploʊd| — the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car

shipmate |ˈʃɪpmeɪt| — an associate on the same ship with you

shipment |ˈʃɪpmənt| — goods carried by a large vehicle

shipowner |ˈʃɪpoʊnər| — someone who owns a ship or a share in a ship

shipper |ˈʃɪpər| — someone who ships goods

shipping |ˈʃɪpɪŋ| — the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

shipshape |ˈʃɪpʃeɪp| — of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder

shipway |ˈʃɪpweɪ| — structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

shipwreck |ˈʃɪprek| — a wrecked ship (or a part of one)

shipwright |ˈʃɪˌpraɪt| — a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels

shipyard |ˈʃɪpjɑːrd| — a workplace where ships are built or repaired

shire |ˈʃaɪər| — a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county

shirk |ʃɜːrk| — avoid (one's assigned duties)

shirker |ˈʃɝːkər| — a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

shirr |ˈʃɝː| — bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set

shirring  — baking shelled eggs

shirt |ʃɜːrt| — a garment worn on the upper half of the body

shirtfront |ˈʃɜːtfrʌnt| — the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket)

shirting |ˈʃɝːtɪŋ| — any of various fabrics used to make men's shirts

shirtmaker  — a maker of shirts

shirtsleeve |ˈʃɜːrtsliːv| — the sleeve of a shirt

shirttail  — a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article

shirtwaist |ʃɝːtˈweɪst| — a blouse with buttons down the front

shirty |ˈʃɜːrti| — (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

shit |ʃɪt| — obscene terms for feces

shithead |hɛd| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

shitty |ˈʃɪti| — very bad

shiver |ˈʃɪvər| — a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

shivery |ˈʃɪvəri| — cold enough to cause shivers

shlimazel  — (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything

shoal |ʃoʊl| — a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide

shock |ʃɑːk| — the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

shock-headed |ʃɒk ˈhedɪd| — having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair

shocked |ˈʃɑːkt| — struck with fear, dread, or consternation

shocker |ˈʃɑːkər| — a shockingly bad person

shocking |ˈʃɑːkɪŋ| — glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

shockingly |ˈʃɑːkɪŋli| — extremely

shod |ʃɑːd| — wearing footgear

shoddy |ˈʃɑːdi| — reclaimed wool fiber

shoe |ʃuː| — footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

shoeblack |ˈʃuːblæk| — a person who polishes shoes and boots

shoehorn |ˈʃuːhɔːrn| — a device used for easing the foot into a shoe

shoelace |ˈʃuːleɪs| — a lace used for fastening shoes

shoeless |ˈʃuːləs| — without shoes

shoemaker |ˈʃuːmeɪkər| — a person who makes or repairs shoes

shoes |ˈʃuːz| — a particular situation

shoeshine |ˈʃuːʃaɪn| — a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing

shoestring |ˈʃuːstrɪŋ| — a lace used for fastening shoes

shoo |ʃuː| — drive away by crying `shoo!'

shook |ʃʊk| — a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment

shoot |ʃuːt| — a new branch

shoot down |ˈʃuːt ˈdaʊn| — move quickly and violently

shoot up |ˈʃuːt ʌp| — rise dramatically

shooter |ˈʃuːtər| — a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles

shooting |ˈʃuːtɪŋ| — the act of firing a projectile

shop |ʃɑːp| — a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

shopfront |ˈʃɑːpfrʌnt| — the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows

shopkeeper |ˈʃɑːpkiːpər| — a merchant who owns or manages a shop

shoplifter |ˈʃɑːˌplɪftər| — a thief who steals goods that are in a store

shopper |ˈʃɑːpər| — someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy

shopping |ˈʃɑːpɪŋ| — searching for or buying goods or services

shopwalker |ˈʃɒpwɔːrkər| — an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems

shopwindow |ʃɒpˈwɪndoʊ| — a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store

shore |ʃɔːr| — the land along the edge of a body of water

shoreline |ˈʃɔːrlaɪn| — a boundary line between land and water

shoreward |ˈʃɔːrwərd| — (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land

shorn |ʃɔːrn| — having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers

short |ʃɔːrt| — the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

short-circuit |ʃɔːrt ˈsɝːkɪt| — hamper the progress of; impede

short-dated |ʃɔːrt ˈdeɪtɪd| — of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

short-handed |ʃɔːrt ˈhændɪd| — inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

short-lived |ʃɔːrt ˈlɪvd| — lasting a very short time

short-range |ˈʃɔːrt reɪndʒ| — relating to the near future

short-run  — relating to or extending over a limited period

short-staffed |ʃɔːtˈstɑːft| — inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

short-tempered |ˈʃɔrt ˈtempərd| — quickly aroused to anger

short-term |ˈʃɔːrt tɝːm| — relating to or extending over a limited period

short-winded |ˈʃɔːrˈtwɪndəd| — breathing laboriously or convulsively

shortage |ˈʃɔːrtɪdʒ| — the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

shortbread |ˈʃɔːrtbred| — very rich thick butter cookie

shortcake |ˈʃɔːrtkeɪk| — very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream

shortcoming |ˈʃɔːrtkʌmɪŋ| — a failing or deficiency

shortcut |ˈʃɔːrtkʌt| — a route shorter than the usual one

shorten |ˈʃɔːrtn| — make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

shortened |ˈʃɔːrtənd| — cut short

shortening |ˈʃɔːrtnɪŋ| — fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods

shortfall |ˈʃɔːrtfɔːl| — the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

shorthand |ˈʃɔːrthænd| — a method of writing rapidly using an abbreviated symbolic system

shorthorn |ˈʃɔːrthɔːrn| — English breed of short-horned cattle

shortly |ˈʃɔːrtli| — for a short time

shortness |ˈʃɔːrtnəs| — the property of being of short spatial extent

shorts |ʃɔːrts| — (used in the plural) trousers that end at or above the knee

shot |ʃɑːt| — the act of firing a projectile

shotgun |ˈʃɑːtɡʌn| — firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

shoulder |ˈʃoʊldər| — the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

shout |ʃaʊt| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

shout down |ˈʃaʊt ˈdaʊn| — silence or overwhelm by shouting

shouting |ˈʃaʊtɪŋ| — encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators

shove |ʃʌv| — the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

shove off |ˈʃəv ˈɒf| — leave; informal or rude

shovel |ˈʃʌvl| — a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

shoveller |ˈʃʌvələr| — a worker who shovels

show |ʃoʊ| — the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

show off |ˈʃoʊ ˈɒf| — display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

show up |ˈʃoʊ ʌp| — appear or become visible; make a showing

show-off |ˈʃoʊ ɒf| — someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

showboat |ˈʃoʊboʊt| — a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)

showcase |ˈʃoʊkeɪs| — a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect

showdown |ˈʃoʊdaʊn| — a hostile disagreement face-to-face

shower |ˈʃaʊər| — a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

showery |ˈʃaʊəri| — (of weather) wet by periods of rain

showgirl |ˈʃoʊɡɜːrl| — a woman who dances in a chorus line

showiness |ˈʃoʊɪnəs| — extravagant elaborateness

showing |ˈʃoʊɪŋ| — the display of a motion picture

showman |ˈʃoʊmən| — a person skilled at making effective presentations

showmanship |ˈʃoʊmənʃɪp| — the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner

showpiece |ˈʃoʊpiːs| — the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection

showroom |ˈʃoʊruːm| — an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

showy |ˈʃoʊi| — marked by ostentation but often tasteless

shrapnel |ˈʃræpnəl| — shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight

shred |ʃred| — a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

shredded |ˈʃredəd| — prepared by cutting

shrew |ʃruː| — a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

shrewd |ʃruːd| — marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

shrewdly |ˈʃruːdli| — in a shrewd manner

shrewdness |ˈʃruːdnəs| — intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

shrewish |ˈʃruːɪʃ| — continually complaining or faultfinding

shrewmouse |ˈʃruːˌmaʊs| — small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

shriek |ʃriːk| — sharp piercing cry

shrift |ʃrɪft| — the act of being shriven

shrike |ʃraɪk| — any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals

shrill |ʃrɪl| — utter a shrill cry

shrilly |ˈʃrɪli| — in a shrill voice

shrimp |ʃrɪmp| — disparaging terms for small people

shrine |ʃraɪn| — a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

shrink |ʃrɪŋk| — a physician who specializes in psychiatry

shrinkable |ˈʃrɪnkəbəl| — capable of being shrunk

shrinkage |ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ| — process or result of becoming less or smaller

shrinking |ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ| — process or result of becoming less or smaller

shrive |ʃraɪv| — grant remission of a sin to

shrivel |ˈʃrɪvl| — wither, as with a loss of moisture

shroud |ʃraʊd| — a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

Shrovetide |ˈʃroʊvˌtaɪd| — immediately preceding Lent

shrub |ʃrʌb| — a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

shrubbery |ˈʃrʌbəri| — an area where a number of shrubs are planted

shrubby |ˈʃrʌbi| — of or relating to or resembling a shrub

shrug |ʃrʌɡ| — a gesture involving the shoulders

shrunken |ˈʃrʌŋkən| — lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

shtick |ʃtɪk| — (Yiddish) a little; a piece

shuck |ʃʌk| — material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

shucks |ʃʌks| — something of little value

shudder |ˈʃʌdər| — an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

shuffle |ˈʃʌfl| — the act of mixing cards haphazardly

shuffler |ˈʃʌfələr| — the card player who shuffles the cards

shuffling |ˈʃʌfəlɪŋ| — walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

shun |ʃʌn| — avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

shunt |ʃʌnt| — a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

shunter |ˈʃʌntər| — a small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips

shush |ʃʊʃ| — silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'

shut |ʃʌt| — move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

shut down |ˈʃət ˈdaʊn| — cease to operate or cause to cease operating

shut in |ˈʃət ɪn| — surround completely

shut off |ˈʃət ˈɒf| — stem the flow of

shut out |ˈʃət ˈaʊt| — prevent from entering; shut out

shut up |ˈʃət ʌp| — refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

shut-eye |ˌaɪ| — informal term for sleep

shut-in |ˌɪn| — someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

shutdown |ˈʃʌtdaʊn| — termination of operations

shutout |ˈʃʌtaʊt| — a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

shutter |ˈʃʌtər| — a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

shuttle |ˈʃʌtl| — badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

shuttlecock |ˈʃʌtlkɑːk| — badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

shy |ʃaɪ| — a quick throw

shyly |ˈʃaɪli| — in a shy or timid or bashful manner

shyness |ˈʃaɪnəs| — a feeling of fear of embarrassment

shyster |ˈʃaɪstər| — a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods