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straw roof. thatch, thatching.

strawy, a. stramineous.

stray, v. wander, rove, roam, swerve, deviate; err, sin.

stray, n. estray, waif.

streak, n. stripe, wale, whelk, ridge, vein.

streaked, a. striped, streaky, whelky, striated, whelked, brindled, barred, veined.

stream, n. current, river, creek, brook, race, run, rivulet, rill, runnel; drift, course, tendency; torrent; arroyo; flume.

stream, v. pour, gush, run; radiate, shed.

streamer, n. ensign, pennon, banner, banderole, flag.

street, n. highway, avenue, thoroughfare, boulevard.

street car. trolley car; tram (England).

street cleaner. scavenger.

street railway. tramway (England).

strength, n. force, vigor, power, might, hardihood, potency, puissance, stamina; tenacity, toughness, durability; impregnability, invincibility; security, validity, conclusiveness, cogency, efficacy; support, stay; intensity, vividness; virility; vehemence, violence, force, impetuosity; fortitude; robustness, lustiness, stoutness, brawniness, muscularity, thew, sturdiness. Antonyms: debility, delicacy, fragility, weakness, impotency, frailty, infirmity.

strengthen, v. invigorate, brace, nerve, steel, fortify, harden; intensify, heighten; confirm, corroborate, sustain.

strengthening, a. invigorating, roborant, tonic, fortifying.

strenuous, a. zealous, ardent, valiant, intrepid, vigorous, active, energetic.

strenuousness, n. zeal, ardor, intrepidity, earnestness, strenuosity, activity, energy.

stress, n. urgency, pressure; emphasis, accent; severity, inclemency; significance, importance.

stretch, v. extend, elongate, lengthen, spread; overstate, exaggerate; distend.

stretcher, n. litter.

stretching, n. tension, distension, extension, porrection, pandiculation, intension.

strict, a. rigorous, stringent, exacting, rigid. Antonyms: lax, remiss, indulgent.

stricture, n. animadversion, criticism; contraction.

strife, n. conflict, struggle, contention, emulation, competition, battle.

strike, v. hit, smite, buffet, knock, beat, thump, whack, cuff, slap; deal, inflict; impress, affect.

striking, a. impressive, noticeable, astonishing, surprising, forcible.

string, n. cord, line, twine, warp; fillet, ribbon; series, chain, concatenation, row; chord; leash, learn; thong. Associated Words: polychord, monochord.

stringent, a. binding, restrictive, rigid, severe, rigorous, exact.

stringer, n. sleeper, tie; joist.

stringy, a. fibrous, filamentous; ropy, viscid, tenacious, viscous.

strip, n. shred, fillet, batten, cleat, list.

strip, v. deprive, divest, dispossess, dismantle; plunder, desolate, devastate, pillage, sack, fleece, rifle, despoil; undress, disrobe, denude, uncover.

stripe, n. streak, band, wale, wheal, whelk, ridge, striation, stria.

stripe, n. (Colloq.) sort, likeness, color, kind.

striped, a. streaked, striate, striated.

stripping, n. deprivation, divestiture, divestment, dispossession, dismantling; plunder, desolation, devastation, depredation, despoliation, fleecing, sacking, rapine; denudation, undressing, denuding, disrobing.

strive, v. struggle, try, endeavor, contend, vie, cope.

stroll, v. ramble, rove, range, stray, straggle, wander.

strolling, a. wandering, nomadic, itinerant, roving, vagrant, straggling.

strong, a. firm, tough, enduring, hale, sound, robust, hardy, durable, puissant; powerful, mighty, invincible, impregnable, irresistible, fortified; virile, athletic, muscular, brawny, vigorous, stout, strapping, lusty, sturdy, sinewy, stalwart, thewy, able-bodied; violent, forcible, impetuous, vehement; potent, cogent, influential, urgent, convincing, conclusive; ardent, eager, zealous, strenuous, stanch, unwavering, determined; spirituous, intoxicating, alcoholic; vivid, dazzling, intense, glaring; effective, drastic, potent; racy, pungent, piquant; tough, tenacious; rank, strong-smelling; valid. Antonyms: weak, vulnerable, frail, fragile, delicate, faint, mild, frangible.

stronghold, n. fastness, fort, fortress, muniment, donjon, citadel, keep, bulwark.

strong-smelling, a. fetid, rank, frowzy, rancid, malodorous, offensive, musty.

struggle, n. conflict, contest, strife.

struggle, v. strive, cope, grapple, labor.

stub, n. stump, counterfoil.

stubble, n. eddish, rowen, arrish.

stubborn, a. unyielding, obstinate, obdurate, mulish, refractory, indocile, headstrong, inflexible, intractable, perverse, contumacious, impersuadable, recalcitrant, stiff-necked, rugged, persistent, incompliant.

stuck-up, a. (Colloq.) proud, arrogant, haughty, vain, overbearing, cavalier, supercilious, uppish.

studio, n. atelier.

study, n. research, excogitation, lucubration, cogitation; etude (Mus.); curriculum (course of study).

study, v. muse, pore, con over, lucubrate, excogitate; dig, grind.

stuff, n. material, fabric, cloth; trash, refuse, rubbish; goods, things; nonsense, balderdash.

stuff, v. cram, press, stow, crowd, fill.

stuffing, n. filling, forcemeat, dressing, farce.

stumbling-block, n. difficulty, obstruction, hindrance, barrier, stumbling-stone.

stump, v. (Colloq.) dare, challenge, nonplus.

stun, v. overcome, stupefy, dumfound, bewilder.

stunning, a. overpowering, stupefying; astonishing, striking, fine.

stunt, v. dwarf, atrophy.

stunted, a. dwarfed, atrophied, undeveloped, scrubby, undersized.

stupefier, n. stupefacient, narcotic, opiate.

stupefy, v. dull, benumb, hebetate, blunt, besot.