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collate
v. examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order

They collated the manuscripts
collateral
n. security given for loan


Collateral (finance) in finance means a security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.
collation
n. a light meal

tea sandwiches and cookies were offered at the collation
colloquy
n. informal discussion


A coloquy is merely a conversational exchange
collusion
n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme.

The swindler were found guilty of collusion.
colossal
adj. huge.


the city music hall has a colossal stage
colossus
n. gigantic statue
comatose
adj. in a coma; extremely sleepy



the audience was in a comatose state
comely
adj. attractable; aggreable.


I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich and homely one.
comestible
n. something fit to be eaten
comeuppance
n. rebuke; deserts


After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his comeuppance
comity
n. courtesy; civility



A spirit of comity should exist among nations.
commandeer
v. to draft for military purposes; to take for public use


The police commandeered the car to go to the nearest hospital
commensurate
adj. corresponding in extent, degree, amt etc...; proportionate


doing this would not bring about a commensurate improvement in...
commiserate
v. feel or express pity or sympathy for


Her friends commiserated with the widow
commodious
adj. spacious and comfortable



a commodious hotel suite
compendium
v. brief, comprehensive summary



this text serves as a compendium of the tremendous amt of new material
complacency
n. self-satisfaction; smugness.



Full of complacency about his latest victories...
complaisant
adj. trying to please; overly polite; obliging


Someone complaisant is not smug or complacent; he yields to others b/c he has an excessive need to please.
complicity
n. involvement in a crime; particiation

Spanish complicity in the bombing is not proved yet...
comport
v. bear one's self; behave


He comported himself with great dignity
compact
n. agreement; contract
comprise
v. include; consist of
compunction
n. remorse

the criminal showed no compunction for his heinous crime
concatenate
v. link as in a chain

it's unbelievable how these events could concatenate w/o outside assistance
concede
v. admit; yield



He refused to concede that she was right.
conceit
n. vanity or self-love; whimsical idea; extravagant metaphore

altho conceited, Jack was entertaining, always expressing himself in amusing conceits.
concentric
adj. aving a common center


concentric circles
conception
n. beginning; forming of an idea


at the first conception of the work...
concerted
adj. mutually agreed on; done together

the girls made a concerted effort to raise funds
concession
n. an act of yielding


both sides had to make certain concessions
conciliatory
adj. reconciling; soothing


conciliatory words
conclave
n. private meeting
concomitant
n. that which accompanies


some say Cancer is concomitant of advanced age
condign
adj. appropriate; deserved (almost always, in the sense of deservedly severe, as in condign punishment)
condole
v. express sympathetic sorrow



his friends gathered to condole with him over his loss
condone
v. overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse


She condoned Huck's minor offenses
conduit
adj. aqueducct; passageway for fluids
conflagration
n. great fire
conflate
v. meld or fuse; confuse; combine into one


terrorismm should not be conflated with Islam
confluence
n. flowing together; crowd



They built the city at the confluence of two rivers
confound
v. confuse; puzzle


No mystery could confound Sherlock holmes for long
congenial
adj. pleasant; friendly


congenial companions
congenital
adj. existing at birth