1. speech act the use of language to perform some act
  2. speculate reflect deeply on a subject
  3. respect regard highly; think much of
  4. speech day an annual day in the schools when speeches are made and prizes are distributed
  5. specialty an asset of special worth or utility
  6. spatchcock flesh of a chicken split down the back and grilled
  7. speech-read interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
  8. spectate be a spectator in a sports event
  9. speciate evolve so as to lead to a new species or develop in a way most suited to the environment
  10. speech defect a disorder of oral speech
  11. scapegoat someone who is punished for the errors of others
  12. speciality a distinguishing trait
  13. speechmaker a person who delivers a speech or oration
  14. subject some situation or event that is thought about
  15. spectacle something or someone seen, especially a notable sight
  16. spike heath small evergreen mat-forming shrub of southern Europe and Asia Minor having stiff stems and terminal clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
  17. speckled having a pattern of dots
  18. sprocket tooth on the rim of gear wheel
  19. speech communication by word of mouth
  20. speechless temporarily incapable of speaking