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Shock

1. Something that jars the mind or emotions as if with a violent, unexpected blow. 2. The disturbance of function or mental faculties caused by such a blow; violent agitation. 3. A severe offense to one’s sense of propriety and decency; an outrage.

Slate

1. A blue-grey, impervious, metamorphic rock that readily splits into thin, smooth-surfaced layers. 2.a. A piece of this material split for use as roofing material or a writing surface. b. A writing tablet made of any material similar to slate. 3. A record of past performance or activity.

Smart

Characterized by sharp, quick thought; clever; quick; intelligent; bright.

Smile

1. A happy or friendly expression on the face in which the ends of the mouth curve up slightly, often with the lips moving apart so that the teeth can be seen. 2. To have, produce, or exhibit a smile. 3. To look or regard with amusement or ridicule. 4. To bestow approval. 5. To appear pleasant, agreeable, and non-threatening. 6. Most smiles are fake. A genuine smile occurs when the corners of the mouth go up, the eyes narrow slightly creating crow’s feet, and the upper half of the cheeks rise. This is a direct result of feeling happy. Physiological changes include the heart beating faster, blood flow increasing and skin temperature rising.

Speculation

The act of trading an asset or conducting a financial transaction with a significant risk of losing most or all of its value with the expectation of a substantial gain. The risk of loss is more than offset by the possibility of a huge gain, otherwise, there would be very little motivation to speculate. To determine if an activity qualifies as speculative or investing can depend on the nature of the asset, holding period, and the amount of leverage.

Spirit

1. The Lifeforce, you, the one who perceives what exists and what is needed and wanted. 2. That which is traditionally believed to be the vital principle or animating force within living beings. 3. Any supernatural being, such as a ghost. 4. That which constitutes one’s unseen, intangible being. 5. The essential and activating principle of a person; the will. 6. To impart courage, animation, or determination, or determination to; stimulate; encourage.

Spiritual

1. Of, relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit; not tangible or material. 2. Of, concerned with or affecting the soul. 3. Of, from or pertaining to God. 4. Of or belonging to a church or religion; ecclesiastical; sacred. 5. Pertaining to or having the nature of spirits; supernatural.

Standard

1. An object or quality or measure serving as a basis or example or principle to which others conform or should conform or by which the accuracy or quality of others is judged. 2. The degree of excellence etc. required for a particular purpose. 3. A requirement of moral conduct: maintains his high standards in all his dealings.

Stock

The ownership of a corporation is partitioned into shares. A business may declare different types (or classes) of shares, each having distinctive ownership rules, privileges, or share values. Common stock typically has voting rights that can be exercised in corporate decisions. Preferred stock typically does not have voting rights but is legally entitled to receive a certain level of dividend payments before any dividends can be issued to other shareholders. Convertible preferred stock is preferred stock that includes an option for the holder to convert the preferred shares into a fixed number of common shares, usually anytime after a predetermined date. Additional shares may subsequently be authorized by the existing shareholders and issued by the company. Ownership of shares may be documented by issuance of a stock certificate. A stock certificate is a legal document that specifies the number of shares owned by the shareholder, and other specifics of the shares, such as the par value if any or the class of the shares.

Struggle

1. Make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction. 2. Make violent or determined efforts under difficulties; strive hard. 3. The result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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