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Vocabulary WordsMeanings
stretchto make longer or wider by pulling
strictinsisting on complete obedience without exception; severe; stern
strideto walk with long steps
strifeconflict, quarrel or war, discord
striketo hit someone or something as hard as you can. The same word also means to stop work because the workers want more money or because they think something at work needs putting right
stringa long piece of thick thread for tying up things: one of the parts of a musical instrument, such as a violin or guitar
stripa long narrow piece of something. The same word also means to take off all your clothes
stripea long narrow line or mark of colour, usually in material. Flags often have different coloured stripes on them
stroketo rub gently, as you would stroke a cat. The same word also means a blow, or the sound of a clock striking
strollto walk slowly, in no hurry to get anywhere
strongnot weak or easily broken; able to lift heavy things
structuresomething constructed, like a dam or a building: the way things are built up or arranged
struggleto make a great effort; to fight to get free
stubbornnot willing to give way to others; obstinate
studa kind of fastening for a shirt
studentsomeone who studies, usually at a college or university
studiothe workshop of an artist; a place where films are made: a room from which radio or television programmes are broadcast
studyto learn; to examine something closely
stuffthe material something is made of. The same word also means to pack tightly
stuffywithout enough fresh air
stumbleto trip over something or lose your footing
stumpthe part of a tree trunk that is left after the tree has been cut down
stunto knock someone senseless; to maze or surprise greatly
stupidfoolish; silly; slow to think
sturdystrong; healthy
stutterto speak with difficulty because you find it hard to get words out easily; to stammer
stylethe way something is done, such as old-style dancing, the newest style of clothes, or good style in writing
subjecta person who is ruled by the head of a country. The same word also means what is being talking or written about for example. The subject of the talk was sport
submarinea special kind of ship that can go along under water
substanceanything solid that you can handle or feel: the main part of something
subtractto take away a number or a quantity from a larger number or quantity
subwayan underground passage for pedestrians: an underground electric train
successa satisfactory ending to something you set out to do, like success in passing an examination or winning a race
successdto do what you set out to do. The same word also means to come after, or to follow in order, as when a prince becomes king by succeeding his father
suckto draw liquid into your mouth; to keep something in your mouth without chewing it
suddenhappening all at once
suddenlyunexpectedly; all at once
sudssoapy bubbles
sufferto feel pain; to put up with
sufficiencystate of being sufficient, competence
sufficientenough
sugarcanea plant with sweet-tasting stems from which sugar is made
suggestto tell others about an idea or plan that you think would be good
suicideself murder
suita set of clothes, such as a coat and trousers, which are meant to be worn together
suitablea flat case for carrying clothes when you are going away
suitea set of rooms at an hotel or large house. The same word also means a set of furniture for a room
sulkto show you are angry and bad-tempered by not speaking and not being friedly
sumthe total number when two or more things are added together
summarizeto go over the main points of what you have been saying or writing

Learning Competency

Modal auxiliaries Vs Primary auxiliaries
Primary auxiliaries are be, do, have. They are used to form tenses and to frame short answers.
Modal auxiliaries are will, would, may, might, shall, should, can, could, must, dare, need, used, ought. They are used to express moods.