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Spate
Sudden flood, torrent, or strong outburst; large number or amount
flurry
a few, half dozen or so
some time
usually "sometime" is used, but when some is used as an adjective replacement for "a short," "a long," or "an indefinite," it should be two words. "The announcement was made some time ago."
sensuous
alive to sensations, NOT sexual in any way (that would be "sensual")
self-confessed
redundant, "confessed" is enough
stalemate
(n.) A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible, a standstill, or a deadlock; (stalemates cannot end or change- they are the conclusion (standoff is a pause while seeking a solution)
stanch
to stop the flow of something, usually blood
staunch
a committed position on an issue
surrounded
implies around all sides, something cannot be surrounded on two or three sides
split compound verbs
(compound verb: has been, will go, is doing) there is nothing wrong with putting an adverb between a compound verb: "has always been," will never go," "is tentatively doing"
split infinitives
(infinitives: to climb, to maintain) there is nothing wrong with putting an adverb between an infinitive: "to slowly climb," "to steadily maintain"
scrutiny
to look at something with careful attentiveness; adding "close" or "careful," as in "close scrutiny" or "careful scrutiny," would be redundant
sacrilegious
NOT -religious. Spelling. (the word means showing disrespect for the holy)
salutary
NOT -tory. Spelling. (the word means benficial)
Salvadoran
NOT -ean. Spelling. (the word means a person from El Salvador)
sanitary
NOT -tory. Spelling. (the word means clean)
scary
NOT -ey. Spelling.
sandal
NOT -sandle. Spelling. (for the shoe)
Sara Lee
NOT -Sarah. Spelling. (for the food company)