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sizing a glaze or filler for porous surfaces as on paper, cloth, or plaster walls; size. [2 definitions]
sizzle to make the hissing or crackling sound of frying fat or oils. [4 definitions]
sjambok a South African whip made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide. [2 definitions]
ska a form of Jamaican dance music that blends folk music and calypso with New Orleans rhythm and blues and is characterized by the use of saxophones and brass, a shuffling tempo, and syncopation.
skald any of the ancient Scandinavian poets, as of the Viking period.
skate1 a shoe with either a blade or a set of small wheels attached to the sole, for use, respectively, on ice and on other hard surfaces; ice skate or roller skate. [2 definitions]
skate2 any of several fish related to rays, found along the western U.S. coast and having a skeleton of cartilage, a flat body, side fins extending out like wings, and usu. a pointed snout.
skateboard a flat, short, narrow board mounted on four roller-skate wheels, ridden in a standing position or used to perform athletic feats such as jumps and flips. [2 definitions]
skateboarding the sport of performing with a skateboard.
skater one who skates. [2 definitions]
skedaddle (informal) to run away in a hurry; flee.
skeet a form of trapshooting in which targets are thrown at different heights and speeds to simulate birds in flight.
skein a length of yarn or thread wound in a long, loose loop before it is knitted or woven. [3 definitions]
skeleton the inner framework of bones and cartilage in vertebrate animals, which supports and protects the softer body parts, or the hard external shell of invertebrates and some vertebrates. [4 definitions]
skeleton in the closet a disgrace hidden from public knowledge; secret shame.
skeletonize to reduce to a skeleton or basic structure. [3 definitions]
skeleton key a key that can open many different locks because part of the bit is filed away; passkey.
skeptic one who is inclined to question or doubt assertions that are made or accepted by others. [3 definitions]
skeptical having or showing doubt; questioning. [3 definitions]
skepticism distrust or disbelief, or a general tendency to doubt and question. [3 definitions]
sketch a preliminary drawing or painting, usu. done quickly or without detail, often as a study for a later work. [6 definitions]