The answers to each of these six clues are words begin with an S, end with an S, and contain a double-S. Solve the clues to come up with the answers. Good luck!

S____SS____S

an 8-letter word: don't run with these
a 9-letter word: an aromatic tree
a 10-letter word: usually worn in summer
an 11-letter word: givings up
a 12-letter word: a non-blemished state
a 13-letter word:  like the Confederates

Here are the ANSWERS.

THE ANSWERS:

SCISSORS
SASSAFRAS
SUNGLASSES
SUBMISSIONS
SPOTLESSNESS
SECESSIONIST
S