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slab |slæb| — block consisting of a thick piece of something
slab-sided |ˌsaɪdɪd| — having flat sides
slabber |ˈslabər| — let saliva drivel from the mouth
slack |slæk| — dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
slack off |sˈlæk ˈɒf| — become less in amount or intensity
slack up |sˈlæk ʌp| — make less active or fast
slacken |ˈslækən| — become slow or slower
slacker |ˈslækər| — a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)
slackness |sˈlæknəs| — weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
slacks |sˈlæks| — (used in the plural) pants for casual wear
slade |sˈleɪd| — (now rare or dialectal) A valley, a flat grassy area, a glade.
slag |slæɡ| — the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
slain |sleɪn| — people who have been slain (as in battle)
slake |sleɪk| — satisfy (thirst)
slalom |ˈslɑːləm| — a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
slam |slæm| — winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
slam-bang — in a careless or reckless manner
slammer |ˈslæmər| — a person who closes things violently
slander |ˈslændər| — words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
slanderer |ˈslɑːndərər| — one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
slanderous |ˈslændərəs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
slang |slæŋ| — informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
slanguage |ˈslæŋwɪdʒ| — language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
slangy |ˈslæŋɪ| — constituting or expressed in slang or given to the use of slang
slant |slænt| — a biased way of looking at or presenting something
slanted |sˈlæntəd| — having an oblique or slanted direction
slanting |ˈslæntɪŋ| — having an oblique or slanted direction
slantwise |ˈslɑːntwaɪz| — at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction
slap |slæp| — a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
slap-bang |slæp ˈbæŋ| — directly or immediately
slap-up |ˈslap ˌəp| — very good
slapdash |ˈslæpdæʃ| — in a careless or reckless manner
slaphappy |ˌslæpˈhæpɪ| — cheerfully irresponsible
slapjack |ˈslapˌjak| — (US, dialect) A type of pancake, or flapjack
slapping |sˈlæpɪŋ| — Present participle of slap.
slapstick |ˈslæpstɪk| — a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
slash |slæʃ| — a wound made by cutting
slashing |sˈlæʃɪŋ| — as if striking with slashing blows
slat |slæt| — a thin strip (wood or metal)
slate |sleɪt| — (formerly) a writing tablet made of slate
slater |sˈleɪtər| — any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats
slather |ˈslæðər| — spread thickly
slats |sˈlæts| — plural form of slat
slattern |ˈslætərn| — a prostitute who attracts customers by walking the streets
slatternly |ˈslætərnlɪ| — characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
slaty |ˈsleɪtɪ| — of the color of slate or granite
slaughter |ˈslɔːtər| — the killing of animals (as for food)
slaughtered |sˈlɒtərd| — simple past tense and past participle of slaughter
slaughterer |ˈslɔːrtərər| — a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
slaughterhouse |ˈslɔːtərhaʊs| — a building where animals are butchered
slaughtering |sˈlɒtərɪŋ| — Present participle of slaughter.
slaughterman |ˈslɔːtəmən| — A man employed to slaughter animals work in a slaughterhouse.
slaughterous |ˈslɔːtərəs| — accompanied by bloodshed
Slav |slɑːv| — any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
slave |sleɪv| — a person who is owned by someone
slave-driver |ˈsleɪv draɪvər| — An overseer of slaves at work.
slave-trade |ˈsleɪv treɪd| — traffic in slaves
slaveholder |ˈsleɪvhəʊldə| — someone who holds slaves
slaver |ˈslævər| — a person engaged in slave trade
slavery |ˈsleɪvərɪ| — the state of being under the control of another person
slavey |ˈsleɪvɪ| — a female domestic servant who does all kinds of menial work
Slavic |ˈslɑːvɪk| — a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
slavish |ˈsleɪvɪʃ| — blindly imitative
Slavonian |sləˈvəʊniːən| — A native or inhabitant of Slavonia.
Slavonic |sləˈvɑːnɪk| — a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
slaw |sˈlɒ| — basically shredded cabbage
slay |sleɪ| — kill intentionally and with premeditation
slayer |sˈleɪər| — someone who causes the death of a person or animal
sleaze |sliːz| — tastelessness by virtue of being cheap and vulgar
sleazy |ˈsliːzɪ| — of cloth; thin and loosely woven
sled |sled| — a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
sledding |sˈledɪŋ| — the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
sledge |sledʒ| — a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
sledgehammer |ˈsledʒhæmər| — a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
sleek |sliːk| — make slick or smooth
sleeky |ˈsliːkiː| — sleek, slick
sleep |sliːp| — a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
sleep in |sˈliːp ɪn| — sleep later than usual or customary
sleep off |sˈliːp ˈɒf| — get rid of by sleeping
sleep out |sˈliːp ˈaʊt| — work in a house where one does not live
sleeper |ˈsliːpər| — a rester who is sleeping
sleeperette |ˌsliːpəˈret| — A seat in a train compartment that converts into a simple bed
sleepily |sˈliːpəlɪ| — in a sleepy manner
sleepiness |ˈsliːpɪnəs| — a very sleepy state
sleeping |sˈliːpɪŋ| — the state of being asleep
sleeping-bag |ˈsliːpɪŋ bæɡ| — A padded or insulated bag large enough to surround the whole body and which keeps the user warm while sleeping, used as a substitute for bedclothes.
sleeping-car |ˈsliːpɪŋ kɑːrr| — A railroad car with sleeping facilities for passengers travelling overnight.
sleeping-pills |ˈsliːpɪŋ pɪlz| — plural form of sleeping pill
sleeping-sickness |ˈsliːpɪŋ sɪknəs| — (pathology) An endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, caused by a parasitic trypanosome, transmitted by the tsetse fly and characterized by fever, severe headache, joint pains and lymph node swelling in the early stages, foll
sleepless |ˈsliːpləs| — experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
sleeplessness |ˈsliːpləsnəs| — a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
sleepwalk |ˈsliːpwɔːk| — walk in one's sleep
sleepwalker |ˈsliːpwɔːkər| — someone who walks about in their sleep
sleepwalking |ˈsliːpwɔːkɪŋ| — walking by a person who is asleep
sleepwear |sˈliːˌpwer| — garments designed to be worn in bed
sleepy |ˈsliːpɪ| — ready to fall asleep
sleepyhead |ˈsliːpɪhed| — a sleepy person
sleet |sliːt| — partially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
sleety |ˈsliːtɪ| — consisting of or of the nature of frozen or partially frozen rain
sleeve |sliːv| — the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
sleigh |sleɪ| — a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
sleighbell |ˈsleɪbel| — A bell on a sleigh.
sleight |sˈlaɪt| — adroitness in using the hands
sleight-of-hand |ˌslaɪt əv ˈhænd| — The required digital dexterity behind magic tricks and illusions.
slender |ˈslendər| — being of delicate or slender build
slenderize |ˈslendəraɪz| — make slender or appear to be slender
slept |slept| — Simple past tense and past participle of sleep.
sleuth |sluːθ| — a detective who follows a trail
sleuth-hound |ˈsluːθ haʊnd| — A bloodhound or, especially, a similar hound formerly used in Scotland.
sleuthhound |ˈsluːθˌhaʊnd| — a detective who follows a trail
slew |sluː| — (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
slewed |sluːd| — Somewhat drunk.
slice |slaɪs| — a share of something
sliced |sˈlaɪst| — prepared by cutting
slick |slɪk| — a slippery smoothness
slicker |ˈslɪkər| — a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
slid |sˈlɪd| — Simple past tense and past participle of slide.
slide |slaɪd| — a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
slide-fastener |ˈslaɪdˌfɑːsnə| — A zip fastener.
slider |ˈslaɪdər| — a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
sliding |sˈlaɪdɪŋ| — being a smooth continuous motion
slight |slaɪt| — a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
slighting |ˈslaɪtɪŋ| — tending to diminish or disparage
slightly |ˈslaɪtlɪ| — to a small degree or extent
slim |slɪm| — take off weight
slime |slaɪm| — any thick, viscous matter
slimness |ˈslɪmnəs| — a small margin
slimsy — (US, colloquial, dated) flimsy; frail
slimy |ˈslaɪmɪ| — covered with or resembling slime
sling |slɪŋ| — a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
slingshot |ˈslɪŋʃɑːt| — a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
slink |slɪŋk| — walk stealthily
slinky |ˈslɪŋkɪ| — furtive, stealthy or catlike
slip |slɪp| — a socially awkward or tactless act
slip away |sˈlɪp əˈweɪ| — leave furtively and stealthily
slip by |sˈlɪp baɪ| — pass by
slip in |sˈlɪp ɪn| — insert casually
slip off |sˈlɪp ˈɒf| — take off with ease or speed
slip on |sˈlɪp ɑːn| — put on with ease or speed
slip up |ˈslɪp ˌəp| — make an error
slip-knot |ˈslɪpnɒt| — A knot which attaches a line to an object and tightens when pressure is applied. Also called a running knot.
slip-on |sˈlɪˈpɑːn| — an article of clothing (garment or shoe) that is easily slipped on or off
slip-up |ˈslɪp ˌəp| — a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
slipcover |ˈslɪpkʌvər| — a removable fitted cloth covering for upholstered furniture
slipknot |ˈslɪpnɑːt| — a knot at the end of a cord or rope that can slip along the cord or rope around which it is made
slipover |ˈslɪpəʊvər| — a sweater that is put on by pulling it over the head
slippage |ˈslɪpɪdʒ| — a decrease of transmitted power in a mechanical system caused by slipping
slipper |ˈslɪpər| — low footwear that can be slipped on and off easily; usually worn indoors
slippery |ˈslɪpərɪ| — not to be trusted
slipping |sˈlɪpɪŋ| — moving as on a slippery surface
slippy |ˈslɪpɪ| — causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide
slipshod |ˈslɪpʃɑːd| — marked by great carelessness
slipway |ˈslɪpweɪ| — structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
slit |slɪt| — a long narrow opening
slither |ˈslɪðər| — to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
sliver |ˈslɪvər| — a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
slob |slɑːb| — a coarse obnoxious person
slobber |ˈslɑːbər| — saliva spilling from the mouth
slobbery |ˈslɑːbəriː| — Wet and slimy, containing slobber, having the consistency of slobber.
sloe |sləʊ| — wild plum of northeastern United States having dark purple fruits with yellow flesh
slog |slɑːɡ| — work doggedly or persistently
slogan |ˈsləʊɡən| — a favorite saying of a sect or political group
sloop |sluːp| — a sailing vessel with a single mast set about one third of the boat's length aft of the bow
slop |slɑːp| — wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
slop-basin |ˈslɒp beɪsən| — (dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or inconvenient to go to a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences, parti
slop-pail |ˈslɒp peɪl| — (dated) A container used for urinating or defecating when it is not possible or convenient to use a bathroom or toilet; a bedpan, a chamber pot. Commonly used in hospitals, where it is normally called bedpan. Formerly used in private residences that were
slope |sləʊp| — an elevated geological formation
sloped |sləʊpt| — having an oblique or slanted direction
sloping |ˈsləʊpɪŋ| — having an oblique or slanted direction
sloppy |ˈslɑːpɪ| — lacking neatness or order
slops |slɒps| — wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
slopwork |ˈslɑːpˌwɜːrk| — The manufacture of slops, or cheap ready-made clothing.
slosh |slɑːʃ| — make a splashing sound
slot |slɑːt| — a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
slot-machine |ˈslɒt məʃiːn| — Any machine operated by placing a coin or token into a slot.
sloth |sləʊθ| — a disinclination to work or exert yourself
sloth-bear |ˈsləʊθbeə| — A nocturnal bear, Melursus ursinus, native to South Asia.
slothful |ˈsləʊθfl| — disinclined to work or exertion
slouch |slaʊtʃ| — an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions
slough |slʌf| — necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
sloughy |ˈslæʊiː| — (of soil) soft and watery
Slovak |ˈsləʊvæk| — a native or inhabitant of Slovakia
sloven |ˈsləvən| — a coarse obnoxious person
Slovene |ˈsləʊviːn| — a native of Slovenia
Slovenian |sləʊˈviːnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Slovenia
slovenliness |ˈslʌvənlɪnəs| — a lack of order and tidiness; not cared for
slovenly |ˈslʌvnlɪ| — negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
slow |sləʊ| — lose velocity; move more slowly
slow-match |ˈsləʊmætʃ| — A slow-burning fuse used to ignite a matchlock musket or fire a cannon.
slow-motion — A technique of film, photography, and video to stretch time and allow visibility of things normally happening too fast to be conveniently examined.
slow-moving — moving slowly
slow-witted |ˈwɪtɪd| — retarded in intellectual development
slowcoach |ˈsləʊkəʊtʃ| — someone who moves slowly
slowdown |ˈsləʊdaʊn| — the act of slowing down or falling behind
slower |ˈsləʊə| — more slowly
slowly |ˈsləʊlɪ| — without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
slowness |sˈləʊnəs| — unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
slowpoke |ˈsləʊpəʊk| — someone who moves slowly
slubber |ˈslʌbər| — To do hastily, imperfectly, or sloppily.
sludge |slʌdʒ| — the precipitate produced by sewage treatment
sludgy |sˈlədʒɪ| — Characteristic of sludge; slimy or mucky
slue |sluː| — turn sharply; change direction abruptly
slug |slʌɡ| — a projectile that is fired from a gun
slugabed |ˈsləɡəˌbed| — a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
sluggard |ˈslʌɡərd| — an idle slothful person
sluggish |ˈslʌɡɪʃ| — moving slowly
sluggishly |sˈlʌɡɪʃlɪ| — in a sluggish manner
sluggishness |sˈlʌɡɪʃnəs| — a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
sluice |sluːs| — conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
sluice-gate |ˈsluːsˈɡeɪt| — Alternative form of sluice gate.
sluicegate |ˈsluːsɡeɪt| — regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice
sluiceway — conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
slum |slʌm| — a district of a city marked by poverty and inferior living conditions
slumber |ˈslʌmbər| — a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
slumberous |ˈslʌmbərəs| — quiet and tranquil
slumbery — inclined to or marked by drowsiness
slumgullion |slʌmˈɡʌljən| — a thin stew of meat and vegetables
slumlord |ˈslʌmlɔːrd| — (pejorative) A person who makes money by renting housing that is kept in poor condition.
slummock |ˈslʌmək| — A slovenly person
slump |slʌmp| — a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
slung |slʌŋ| — Simple past tense and past participle of sling.
slunk |slʌŋk| — An animal, especially a calf, born prematurely or abortively.
slur |slɜːr| — (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
slurp |slɜːrp| — eat noisily
slurred |sˈlɜːd| — spoken as if with a thick tongue
slurry |ˈslɜːrɪ| — a suspension of insoluble particles (as plaster of Paris or lime or clay etc.) usually in water
slush |slʌʃ| — partially melted snow
slushy |ˈslʌʃɪ| — being or resembling melting snow
slut |slʌt| — a dirty untidy woman
sluttish |sˈlʌtəʃ| — characteristic of or befitting a slut or slattern; used especially of women
sly |slaɪ| — marked by skill in deception
slyboots |ˈslaɪbuːts| — a shifty deceptive person
slyness |sˈlaɪnəs| — shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
slype |slaɪp| — (architecture) A covered passageway, especially one connecting the transept of a cathedral or monastery to the chapter house.