TOEIC英・英単語 S-12

spell/spél/
n1. a period of time
n2. magic words that are supposed to make a person or thing change shape, disappear, etc.
v1. to write or tell someone the letters that are used to make a word
v2. If you can spell, you know how to write the words of a language correctly.

spelling/spéliŋ/
n1. the letters that are used to write a word
n2. someone’s ability to spell words

spend/spénd/
v1. to use money to buy or pay for something
v2. to use time doing something or being somewhere

sphere/sfíər/
n. a round object shaped like a ball

spill/spíl/
v. If you spill liquid, or if it spills, it goes somewhere you do not want it

spine/spáin/
n. a long line of bones in a person’s or animal’s back

splendid/spléndid/
adj. very good or very beautiful

spokesperson/spóukspə`:rsn/
n. someone who is chosen to speak officially for a group or organization

sponsor/spɑ'nsər/
n. a person or organization that gives money to support an activity, event, etc.
v. to give money to support an activity, event, etc.

spontaneous/spɑntéiniəs/
adj. happening naturally, without planning or encouragement

spot/spɑ't/
n1. a small, round mark that is a different colour from the surface it is on
n2. a place
n3. a small, red mark on your skin
v. to see or notice something or someone

spouse/spáus/
n. a person’s husband or wife

spread/spréd/
n. the degree to which something moves to cover a larger area or affect a larger number of people, or the fact of doing this
v1. to arrange something so that it covers a large area
v2. to affect a larger number of people
v3. to move a soft substance across a surface so that it covers it
v4. to tell information to a lot of people

spur/spə':r/
n. a sharp, pointed piece of metal fixed to the boot of someone riding a horse
v. to encourage someone to do something or something to happen

square/skwéər/
adj. having the shape of a square
n1. a shape with four equal sides and four 90° angles
n2. an open area with buildings around it, often in the centre of a town

stability/stəbíləti/
n. the state of being firmly fixed or not likely to move or change:

stabilize/stéibəlàiz/
v. to cause something to become fixed and stop changing, esp. in order to keep it from becoming worse, or to become fixed and stop changing

stable/stéibl/
adj1. not likely to change or end suddenly
adj2. fixed or safe and not likely to move
n. a building where horses are kept

stack/stæ'k/
n. a pile of things arranged one on top of another
v. to arrange things in a pile one on top of another

staff/stæ'f/
n. the people who work for an organization
v. to provide workers for an organization

staffing/stæfiŋ/
n. the management of the number and types of workers needed in an organization

stagnant/stæ'gnənt/
adj1. Stagnant water or air does not flow and becomes dirty and smells unpleasant.
adj2. A stagnant economy, society, or organization does not develop or grow.

stagnation/stægnéiʃən/
n. the fact of staying the same and not growing or developing

stain/stéin/
n. a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove
v. to leave a dirty mark on something that is difficult to remove, or to become dirty in this way

stainless/stéinləs/
adj1. with no marks on it, or made of a substance that is not damaged by air or water and that does not change colour
adj2. morally good; having done nothing that could be considered to be wrong

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