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canvass
determine or seek opinions, votes
capillary
having a very fine bore
captious
faultfinding
careen
lurch, sway from side to side
carousal
drunkel revel
carping
petty criticism; fault-finding
carrion
rotting flesh of a dead body
cataclysm
deluge, upheaval
cataract
great waterfall; eye abnormality
catcall
shout of disapproval; boo
catholic
universal, wide-ranging liberal
caucus
private meeting of members of a party
caulk
to make watertight
cauterize
burn with hot iron or caustic
cavil
make frivolous objections
celerity
speed, rapidity
chafe
warm by rubbing; make sore
chaff
worthless products of an endeavor
chaffing
bantering; joking
chary
cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chase
ornament a metal surface by indenting
checkered
marked by changes in fortune
chimerical
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
chisel
swindle or cheat
chivalrous
courteous; faithful; brave
churlish
boorish; rude
ciliated
having minute hairs
cipher
nonentity; worthless person or thing
circuscribe
limit narrowly; confine or restrict; define
circumspect
prudent; cautious
clangor
loud, resounding noise
clarion
shrill, trumpetlike sound
cleave
split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to
cleft
split
clout
great influence
cloying
distasteful because excessive
coalesce
combine, fuse
coddle
treat gently, pamper
codicil
supplement to a will
colander
utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
comely
attractive, agreeable
comeuppance
rebuke; deserts
comity
courtesy; civility
commandeer
to draft for military purposes
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
complaisant
trying to please; overly polite; obliging
compunction
remorse
concatenate
link as in a chain
conclave
private meeting
concomitant
that which accompanies
concord
harmony
condign
appropriate; deserved (punishment)
congenial
pleasent; friendly
connivance
pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance, permission to offend
conscientious
scrupulous, careful
consecrate
dedicate, sanctify
consequential
pompous, self-important
consign
deliver officially, entrust, set apart
consort
associate with
contentious
quarrelsome
contrite
penitent
contrived
forced, artificial, not spontaneous
controvert
oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict
contumacious
disobedient; resisting authority
contusion
bruise
conversant
familiar with
cornice
projecting molding on building
corollary
consequence; accompaniment
corroborate
confirm; support
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
coterie
group that meets socially
countenance
approve; tolerate; n.: face
countermand
cancel, revoke
cordon
extended line of men
covetous
avaricious; eagerly desrious of