saga

a long, involved story, account, or series of incidents

sequel

something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event

sham

a thing that is not what it is purported to be

shirk

avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility)

signify

be an indication of

simulate

imitate the appearance or character of

simultaneously

at the same time

snare

catch or trap (someone)

species

a kind or sort

spontaneous

performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus

status

the relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something

stodgy

dull and uninspired

substantial

of considerable importance, size, or worth

subtle

(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe

sullen

bad-tempered and sulky; gloomy

supervise

observe and direct the execution of (a task, project, or activity)

suspense

a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen

tamper

nterfere with (something) in order to cause damage or make unauthorized alterations

theory

a set of principles on which the practice of an activity is based

throb

beat or sound with a strong, regular rhythm; pulsate steadily

toxic

poisonous

tragedy

an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress, such as a serious accident, crime, or natural catastrophe

trickle

come or go slowly or gradually

trivial

of little value or importance

uncertainty

the state of being unknown

unscathed

without suffering any injury, damage, or harm

upright

(of a person) sitting or standing with the back straight

urgent

(of a state or situation) requiring immediate action or attention

utmost

most extreme; greatest

vengeance

punishment inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong

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