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spondee a metrical foot having two long and accented syllables.
spondylitis inflammation of one or more vertebrae.
sponge any of various aquatic animals with a porous body and a tough fibrous or calcareous skeleton formed of irregular clumps or branched masses that are attached to underwater surfaces. [10 definitions]
sponge bath a cleansing of the body with a wet sponge or cloth rather than washing in a tub or shower.
sponge cake a light spongy cake made with eggs, flour, sugar, and other ingredients, but no shortening.
sponger a person or vessel that harvests sponges. [2 definitions]
sponge rubber a light porous spongelike rubber used in rubber balls, gaskets, insulation, and the like; foam rubber.
spongy resembling a sponge in lightness, porosity, absorbency, or esp. resiliency.
sponson a structure projecting from the side of a ship or boat, esp. a gun platform, or an air chamber on the gunwale of a canoe that prevents capsizing. [2 definitions]
sponsor a person who assumes responsibility for someone or something. [5 definitions]
spontaneity the quality or condition of being spontaneous. [2 definitions]
spontaneous happening freely or done by impulse; not forced. [3 definitions]
spontaneous combustion the ignition of a substance or material, such as oily cloths or wet hay, caused by the rapid increase of heat from chemical reactions in the substance.
spontaneous generation the theory that living organisms can be created entirely from inanimate matter; abiogenesis.
spoof a humorous imitation; good-natured mocking; lampoon. [5 definitions]
spook (informal) a ghost; phantom. [4 definitions]
spooky eerie and mysterious; weirdly disturbing.
spool a cylindrical object, usu. with a rim on each end, on which thread, tape, wire, photographic film, or the like is wound. [3 definitions]
spoon a utensil with a small shallow bowl at the end of a handle, used for eating, stirring, serving, or measuring. [4 definitions]
spoonbill any of several large wading birds that have a long, flat, spoon-shaped bill. [2 definitions]
spoondrift spindrift.