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Stakhanovism a system in the former Soviet Union in which workers who increased their production through initiative and efficiency received rewards and bonuses from the government.
stalactite a tapering rock formation that hangs from the roof of a cave and that is built up from minerals in dripping water.
stalagmite a tapering rock formation that extends upward from the floor of a cave and that is built up from minerals in dripping water.
stale having lost the moisture, taste, effervescence, or the like that is associated with freshness. [4 definitions]
stalemate a position in chess leading to a tie game that comes about when a player is unable to make a legal move. [4 definitions]
Stalinism the communist doctrines or policies of Joseph Stalin, esp. those concerned with suppression of dissent and aggressiveness in international affairs.
stalk1 a plant's main stem. [3 definitions]
stalk2 to walk in a stiff, arrogant, or threatening manner. [6 definitions]
stalking-horse anything used to divert attention from secret plans, schemes, intentions, or the like; decoy.
stall1 a small enclosed division of a barn or stable designed for lodging a single animal. [13 definitions]
stall2 to employ evasion or other delaying maneuvers. [5 definitions]
stallion a sexually mature, uncastrated male horse.
stalwart resolute; loyal; reliable. [4 definitions]
stamen the stalklike part of a flower that produces and bears the pollen.
stamina1 the physical or moral capacity to endure long effort, hardship, or disappointment.
stamina2 a pl. of stamen.
staminate of a flower, possessing one or more stamens. [2 definitions]
stammer to speak haltingly and with unintended repetitions of sounds. [4 definitions]
stamp to move (the foot) forcefully and rapidly downward upon something. [15 definitions]
stampede the sudden, hurried, panicked mass movement of a large group of animals, esp. horses or cattle. [6 definitions]
stamping ground (informal) a regular gathering place.