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100 Cards in this Set

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s mass
Christian religious ceremony; CF. Mass: ceremony of the Eucharist
n chortle
chuckle with delight; N.
n prelate
church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)
n curmudgeon
churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
n rotunda
circular building or hall covered with a dome
clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
n talon
claw of bird
clean; remove offensive parts of a book
n bouillon
clear beef (or meat) soup
clear from blame or guilt
n vindicate
clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
s distinctive
clearly different from others of the same kind
s distinct
clearly different; clearly noticed
clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
s chaplain
clergyman attached to a chapel
s resourceful
clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
s sly
clever in deceiving; secretive; not telling one's intentions
s cunning
clever in deceiving; sly; N: cleverness in deceiving; deceit
clever; astute
cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
n clime
n clamber
climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
climb up; ascend; remove or come off in scales; N: flake of epidermis; ascending or descending series of musical tones
close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
s circuit
closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
s attire
clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
s outfit
clothing or equipment for a special purpose; Ex. cowboy outfit
n raiment
clothing; garments; Ex. I have no raiment fit to wear.
n buffoonery
cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
n bludgeon
club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
n lout
clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
n fodder
coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
coarsely insulting; physically harmful
s rooster
cock; adult male chicken
coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
n bleak
cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
n clavicle
n amass
collect (gradually, in a very large amount)
s corpus
collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
n menagerie
collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
n agglomeration
collection; heap; V. agglomerate: gather into a rounded mass; N. aggolmeate: jumbled mass; heap
n hue
color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts
n pigment
coloring matter (usually powder to be mixed with water or oil)
combative; bellicose; N.
n pugnacity
combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
n merger
combination (of two business corporations); act of merging
n amalgam
combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
combine; fuse; N. coalescence
combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
n solace
comfort in sorrow or trouble; consolation; V: comfort or console in time of sorrow or trouble
n malapropism
comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
n zany
comic; crazy; N: clown; comical person (given to outlandish behavior)
n fiat
command; arbitrary order; Ex. presidential fiat; CF. let it be done
command; order; forbid
s bid
command; utter (a greeting); offer as a price; N: offer of a price; amount offered; earnest effort to gain something; Ex. bid for freedom
commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
comment; make explanatory notes
n perpetrate
commit an offense; do (something wrong)
n plebeian
common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
commonplace; trite
n tumult
commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
comparable; similar
comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
s glamor
compelling charm; ADJ. glamorous
s urgent
compelling immediate action; pressing; persistent; importunate; Ex. urgent in his demands
s compulsion
compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
n reparation
compensation (for loss or wrong); amends; Ex. make reparation for the damage; CF. repair
n lexicographer
compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
s whine
complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)
n rail
complain bitterly; scold; rant; Ex. the weaker railing against injustices
n snivel
complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
n grouse
complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
s grumble
complain; mutter discontentedly; grouch; N.
complete agreement; ADJ. unanimous
s bliss
complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
s sovereignty
complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
complete; consummate; make perfect; N.
complete; necessary for completeness; Ex. integral part
complete; totally unlimited; having complete power; certain; not relative; Ex. absolute honesty/ruler; CF. absolutism
complete; V.
n imbroglio
complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
compose on the spur of the moment
n sedate
composed (with no excitement); grave; V: administer a sedative to; CF. sedative
s collected
composed; calm; self-possessed
comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
compulsive habitual need
s palm
conceal in the palm of the hand; palm off: pass off; Ex. palm off some bad oranges onto the lady/the painting as a real Renoir
n secrete
conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive