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cabal
a small group
cache
a hiding place
cacophony
unpleasant sound
cadaver
a dead body
cadence
rhythm
cajole
to persuade
calamitous
causing trouble or disastrous
caliber
degree of worth or value
callous
unyielding; insensitive
callow
young and inexperienced
camaraderie
loyalty; friendship
canard
a false story, report, or rumor
candid
truthful, honest
candor
honest; openness; frankness
canny
shrewd
canon
rule
cant
statements made in a singsong tone
cantankerous
bad-tempered
canter
smooth, easy pace
canvass
to make a survey
capacious
spacious
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
erratic, impulsive
captivate
to capture or to charm
carcinogenic
causing cancer
cardinal
of major importance
careen
to swerve
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal
carnage
slaughter
carnal
sensual; sexual
carouse
to engage in a noisy, wild party
carp
to complain
carrion
decaying flesh
caret blanche
freedom to use one's own judgemnt
cartel
association of businesses
cascade
to fall
castigate
to punish or criticize
cataclysm
a violent change
catacomb
underground burial place
catalyst
person or thing that speeds up a result
cataract
large waterfall; cloudiness of the eye
catharsis
act of purification
catholic
universal; found everywhere
caucus
a meeting
caustic
severely critical
cauterize
to burn
cavalcade
a sequence of events
cavalier
a casually indifferent person
caveat
a warning
cavil
to argue
cavort
to frolic
celerity
swiftness
celestial
heavenly
celibate
unmarried
censor
to eliminate objectionable material
centrifugal
moving away from the center
certitude
certainty
cessation
stopping
chafe
to annoy
chaff
worthless material
chagrin
embarrassment
chameleon
a changeable person
chaos
complete disorder
charisma
great appeal or attraction
chary
(of) careful
chasm
a wide gap
chaste
pure
chastise
to punish; to purify
chattel
slave
chauvinism
fanatical devotion to one's country, sex, religion, etc.
cherub
an innocent person
chic
stylish
chicanery
trickery
chide
criticize
chivalrous
courteous; courageous
choleric
easily angered
churlish
rude
cipher
a thing of no value
circuitous
indirect
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
circumscribe
to encircle
circumspect
cautious
circumvent
to surround or entrap; to go around or by-pass
citadel
a fortress
cite
to quote a passage, book, author, etc; to refer to an example
civility
politeness
clairvoyant
having great insight; keenly perceptive
claber
to climb wih effort or difficulty
clandestine
secretive; private
clangor
harsh ringing sound
cynic
one who is critical
clarion
clear and shrill
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces
cleave
to split something apart; to stick or cling to something
cleft
split; divided
clemency
mercy; leniency
cliche'
a rite or worn-out expression
clientele
customers
clime
climate; region
clique
a small, exclusive group
cloistered
secluded; confined
clout
(colloquial) power; influence
cloven
divided; split
coddle
to treat tenderly
coffer
a strongbox
cogent
convincing
cogitate
to think; to consider carefully
cognate
related; relevant
cognizant
aware of
coherent
logically connected; consistent
cohesive
tending to stick
cohort
colleague; associate; partner
collage
collection of various bits and pieces
collate
to put together in order
collateral
security for payment
colloquial
informal conversation or phrase
collusion
conspiracy; agreement to commit a crime
colossal
huge; enormous
combative
argumentative
comely
attractive
commemorate
honoring; remembering
commence
to begin
commendation
raise
commensurate
proportionate
commiserate
to express pity for
commodious
spacious
communal
shared
compact
firmly packed; a treaty
compel
to force
compendium
brief summary
compensatory
paying back
complacent
satisfied; smug; overly confident
complement
to make whole; to complete
complicity
partnership in wrongful act
component
elements or parts
composure
calmness of mind or manner
comprehensive
all inclusive
compulsory
required
compunction
uneasiness; remorse
concave
curved inward
concentric
having a common center
conception
a beginning; original plan
concession
allowance; the act of yielding
conciliate
to soothe the anger of; to win over
concise
to the point; brief
conclave
secret meeting
conclusive
end result
concoct
to invent
concomitant
accompanying
concord
agreement
concourse
a crowd; a wide street
condign
deserved
condolence
expression of sorrow
condone
to excuse; to overlook; to forgive
conducive
leading to
conduit
pipe or tube
configuration
shape
confiscate
to seize
conflagration
a large fire
confluent
flowing together
conformity
doing the same as others
confounded
confused or amazed
congeal
to thicken
congenial
friendly
congenital
existing at birth
conglomerate
mass; large corporation
congregate
to assemble
congruent
in agreement
conjecture
to guess or speculate
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
conjure
to call upon or to command a devil or spirit to pracitice magic; cast a spell
connivance
conspiracy
connoisseur
an expert
connote
imply
connubial
relating to marriage
consanguinity
close relationship by blood
consecrate
to make holy
consensus
general agreement
consol
to comfort
consonant
in agreement or harmony
consort
a husband or wife; to associate of join
contentious
argumentative; quarrelsome
consternation
confusion or panic
constituents
supporters
constraints
limitations
constrict
to shrink
construe
to interpret
consummate
to complete or perfect
contemporary
current; modern
contemptuous
scornful; hateful; (to disdain)
contingent
possible
contentious
ready to argue; quarrelsome
contort
to distort
contrary
opposite to
contravene
to oppose
contumacious
disobedient; stubborn
contusion
bruise
conundrum
a riddle or puzzle
convene
to assemble
conventional
ordinary; usual
converge
to come together
conversant
being familiar with
converse
to talk; the opposite
convex
curing outward
conveyance
a vehicle
convivial
friendly
convoluted
twisted
copious
abundant
coquetry
flirtation
cordial
friendly
cornucopia
abundance
corollary
a deduction; a result of
corona
bright circle
corporeal
body or physical
corpulent
fatness
corroborate
to confirm
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
cortege
funeral procession
cosmopolitan
worldly
coterie
close group of friends
countenance
the face; to permit
countermand
to cancel
counterpart
duplicate
coup
a brilliant move
covenant
an agreement
covert
secretive
covet
to desire
cower
to tremble
coy
shy
cozen
to trick
crafty
tricky
crass
unrefined
craven
cowardly
credence
belief
credible
believable
credulous
gullible; trusting
creed
a religious belief
crestfallen
dejected
cringe
to shrink back
crony
close friend
crotchety
grouchy
crucible
a severe test
crux
the essential part
cryptic
mysterious
crystallize
to take on a definite form
cubicle
small compartment
cudgel
club; thick stick
cull
to pick out
culminate
to result in
cupable
worthy of blame
cumbersome
heavy or hard to handle
cumulative
accumulated
cupidity
greed
cursory
superficial
cursive
running or flowing