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conglomeration
n. mass of material sticking together
congruent
adj. in agreement; corresponding

congruent with what we know
conjugal
adj. pertaining to marriage


their dreams of conjugal bliss
conjure
v. summon a devil; practice magic; imagine or invent


sorcerers conjure devils to appear
magicians conjure white rabbits
politicians conjure images of reformed cities
connivance
n. pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend

With the connivance of his friends, he plotted to embarrass the teacher

v. connive
connubial
adj. pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state

connubial bliss
conscientious
adj. scrupulous; careful.


conscientious editor
conscript
n. draftee; person forced into military service

was he a conscript, drafted against his will?
consequential
adj. pompous; self-important

the actor strutted around the room with a consequential air
conservatory
n. school of the fine arts
consign
v. deliver officially; entrust; set apart


the court consigned the child to her grandma's care
console
v. lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort

When her father died, marcuse did his best to console her.
consonance
n. harmony; agreement


Her agitation seemed out of consonance with her usual calm.
consort
v. associate with

judge pple by the company with whom they consort


n. husband or wife

search for a consort
constituent
n. supporter

letters from angry constituents
constraint
n. compulsion; repression of feelings


feeling of constraint in the room bc no one wanted to criticize the speaker
construe
v. explain; interpret

If I construe your remarks correctly....
consummate
adj. wholly without flaw; supremely skilled; complete and utter

consummate happiness
consummate artistry
consummate bore
contagion
n. infection

Fearing contagion...
contention
n. claim; thesis

It is our contention that...
contentious
adj. quarrelsome
contest
v. dispute

there is no contesting the election results
contiguous
adj. adjacent to; touching upon

the 2 countries are contiguous for several miles
continence
n. self-restraint; sexual chastity

lead a life of continence
contingent
adj. dependent on
n. group that makes up part of a gathering
contortions
n. twistings; distortions
contraband
n. illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods

prevent contraband in the US
contravene
v. contradict; oppose; infringe on or transgress

his daughter contravened his will
contrite
adj. penitent


her contrite tears did not influence the judge
contrived
adj. forced; artificial; not spontaneous

contrived attempts at conversation with his new in-laws
controvert
v. oppose w/ arguments; attempt to refute; contradict


i made no attempt to controvert what she said
contumacious
adj. disobedient; resisting authority

contumacious mob
contusion
n. bruise
convention
n. social or moral custom; established practice

the convention of shaking hands

conventional - ordinary/ typical
conversant
adj. familiar with

conversant with Spanish history
converse
n. opposite
conveyance
n. vehicle; transfer
conviction
n. judgement tha tsomeone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief


Even her conviction for murder did not shake Peter's conviction that she was innocent.
convival
adj. festive; gay; characterized by joviality

convival celebrators
convoke
v. call together


congress was convoked
convoluted
adj. coiled around; involved; intricate


a convoluted argument
coquette
n. flirt
cordial
adj. gracious; heartfelt

cordial welcome
cordon
n. extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress (an exit)

the police cordon was very tight
cornice
n. projecting molding on building (usually above columns)
cornucopia
n. horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance


encyclopedia - cornucopia of information
corollary
n. consequence; accompaniment


Sibling rivalry is the natural corollary of brotherly love
corporeal
adj. bodily; material

doctor attends to a patient's corporeal problems
corpulent
adj. very fat
corroborate
v. confirm; support

corroborate tom's story
corrugated
adj. wrinkled; ridged

corrugated walnut seed
cosmic
adj. pertaining to the universe; vast

cosmic rays
coterie
n. group that meets socially; select circle

he was invited to join the literary coterie
countenance
v. approve; tolerate

i refuse to countenance such rude behavior


n. face

a proud smile spread across his countenance
coutermand
v. cancel; revoke


The general countermanded the orders issued in his absence