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canto
divison of a long poem
canvass
determine or seek opinions, votes
capacious
spacious
capacity
mental or physical ability; role, ability to accommodate
capillary
having a very fine bore
capitulate
surrender
caprice
whim
capricious
unpreditable; fickle
caption
title, chapter heading; text under illustration
captious
fault finding
carafe
glass water bottle; decanter
carapace
shell covering the back (of a turtle, crab, etc.
carat
unit of weight for precious stones; measure of fineness of gold
carcinogenic
causing cancer
cardinal
chief
cardiologist
doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
careen
lurch; sway from side to side
caricature
distortion; burlesque
carillon
a set of bells capable of being played
carnage
destruction of life
carnal
fleshy
carnivorous
meat-eating
carousal
drunken revel
carping
petty criticism; fault-finding
carrion
rotting flesh of a dead body
cartographer
map maker
cascade
small waterfall
caste
one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society
castigation
punishment; severe criticism
casuality
serious or fatal accident
cataclysm
deluge; upheaval
catalyst
agent that influences the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchaged; person or thing that causes action
catapult
slingshot; hurling machine
cataract
great waterfall; eye abnormality
catastrophe
calamity; disaster
catcall
shout of disapproval; boo
catechism
book for religious instrucion; instrucion by question and answer
categorical
without exceptions; unqualified; absolute
catharsis
purging or cleansing of any passage of the body
cathartic
purgative
catholic
universal; wide-ranging liberal
caucus
private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine party
caulk
to make watertight (by plugging seams)
causal
implying a cause-and-effect relationship
caustic
burning; sarcastically biting
cauterize
burn with hot iron or caustic
cavalcade
procession; parade
cavalier
casual and offhand; arrogant
cavil
make frivolous objections
cede
yield (title, territory) to; surrender formally
celerity
speed; rapidity
celestial
heavenly
celibate
abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried
censor
overseer of morals; person who eliminates inappropriate matter
censorious
critical
censure
blame; criticize
centaur
mythical creature, half man and half horse
centigrade
denoting a widely used temperature (basically the same as Celsius)
centrifuge
machine that separates substances by whirling them
centripetal
tending toward the center
centurion
roman army officer
cerebral
pertaining to the brain or intellect
cerebration
thought
ceremonious
marked by formality
certitude
certainity
cessation
stoppage
cession
yielding (something) to another; ceding
chafe
warm by rubbing; make sore (by rubbing)
chaff
worthless products of an endeavor
chaffing
bantering; joking
chagrin
vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride); disappointment
chalice
goblet; consecrated cup
chameleon
lizard that changes color in different situations