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CANDID
impartial and honest in speech
CADGE
to sponge, beg, or mooch
CAJOLE
to inveigle, coax, wheedle, sweet-talk
CALUMNIATE
to slander, make false accusation
CANON
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
CAPRICIOUS
changing one's mind quickly and often
CASTIGATE
to punish or criticize harshly
CARDINAL
of basic importance or consequence, primary
CARET
an insertion mark (^) used by editors and proofreaders
CATALYST
something that brings about a change in something else
CAUSTIC
biting in wit; burning or stinging
CENSURE
to criticize severly; to officially rebuke
CHAOS
great disorder or confusion
CHARY
wary, cautious; sparing
CHASTEN
to chastise or correct; subdue
CHAUVINIST
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
CHICANERY
trickery or subterfuge
CHIMERA
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing she-monster
CHULRLISH
borish, vulgar, loutish; difficult and intractable
COALESCE
to come together; to fuse or unite
CODA
concluding section to a musical or literary piece, something that concludes or completes
COGENT
convincing and well-reasoned
COMMENSURATE
matching, corresponding, or proportionate in degree, size, amount, or other property
COMPLAISANCE
willingness to comply with the wishes of others
CONNOISSEUR
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert
CONDONE
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
CONTEMN
to scorn or despise
CONTENSIOUS
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
CONTIGUOUS
sharing a border; touching; adjacent
CONTRITE
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness