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shriek a loud shrill cry, such as the call of certain birds or a human outcry of fear, joy, or surprise. [4 definitions]
shrike any of several predatory songbirds that have a strong hooked bill and feed on insects and small birds and animals, which they sometimes impale on thorns or other sharp objects.
shrill having, producing, or characterized by a high piercing sound. [4 definitions]
shrimp any of several small, mostly saltwater shellfish with long tails and five pairs of walking legs, or any of various similar shellfish, many of which are edible. [6 definitions]
shrine a place or object, such as an altar or tomb, considered sacred and devoted to some holy person or deity. [3 definitions]
shrink to contract or decrease in size, as from moisture, heat, or cold. [7 definitions]
shrinkable combined form of shrink.
shrinkage an act or instance or the process of shrinking. [2 definitions]
shrinking violet a very shy, retiring, or modest person.
shrink-wrap to cover (a product) in a clear plastic film that shrinks upon exposure to heat and forms an airtight seal. [2 definitions]
shrive of a priest, to hear the confession of, assign penance to, or give absolution to (someone).
shrivel to contract or reduce in size, as by drying out. [2 definitions]
shroud a wrap for a corpse; winding sheet. [6 definitions]
shrove a past tense of shrive.
Shrovetide the three days preceding Ash Wednesday.
Shrove Tuesday the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten in the UK.
shrub a perennial plant, ranging in height from very low to the size of a small tree, and having woody stems that branch from close to the ground; bush.
shrubbery a group, a planting, or an expanse of shrubs. [2 definitions]
shrubby consisting of or covered with shrubs. [2 definitions]
shrug to raise and draw (the shoulders) inward to indicate one's lack of power over a situation, or one's lack of responsibility, concern, knowledge, or the like. [4 definitions]
shrug off to ignore or minimize. [3 definitions]