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champion
support militantly
chaotic
in utter disorder
charisma
divine gift; great popular charm or appeal
charlatan
quack; pretender to knowledge
chary
cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chase
ornament a metal surface by indenting
chasm
abyss
chassis
framework and working parts of an automobile
chaste
pure; virginal; modest
chasten
correct by punishment or scolding; restrain
chastened
humbled; subdued; rebuked
chastise
punish or scold
chauvinist
blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group or cause
check
stop motion; curb or restrain
checkered
marked by changes in fortune
cherubic
angelic; innocent-looking
chicanery
trickery; deception
chimerical
fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
chisel
wedgelike tool for cutting; swindle or cheat; cut with a chisel
chivalrous
courteous; faithful; brave
choleric
hot-tempered
choreography
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chortle
chuckle with delight
chronic
long established, as a disease
chronicle
report; record (in chronological order)
churlish
boorish; rude
ciliated
having minute hairs
cipher
nonentity; worthless person or thing; secret code
circlet
small ring; band
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
unnecessarily wordy and indirect speech; evasive language
circumscribe
limit narrowly; confine or restrict; define
circumspect
prudent; cautious
circumvent
outwit; baffle
cistern
reservoir or water tank
citadel
fortress
civil
haing to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
clairvoyant
having foresight; fortuneteller
clamber
climb by crawling
clamor
noise
clandestine
secret
clangor
loud, resounding noise
clapper
striker (tongue) of a bell
clarion
shrill, trumpetlike sound
claustrophobia
fear of being locked in
clavicle
collarbone
cleave
split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to
cleft
split
clemency
disposition to be lenient mildness, as of the weather
cliche
phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
clientele
body of customers
climactic
relating to the highest point
clime
region; climate
clique
small, exculsive group
cloister
monastery or convent
clout
great influence (especially political or social)
cloying
distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental
coagulate
thickening; congeal; clot
coalesce
combine; fuse
coda
concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out, summarizes, or concludes
coddle
treat gently; pamper
codicil
supplement to the body of a will
codify
arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify
coercion
use of force to get someone to obey
coeval
living at the same time as; contemporary
cog
tooth projecting from a wheel
cogent
convincing
cogitate
think over
cognate
related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature
cognitive
having to do with knowing or perceiving
congizance
knowledge
cohabit
live together
cohesion
tendency to keep together
cohorts
armed band
coiffure
hairstyle
coin
make coins; invent or fabricate
coincidence
the chance occurrence, at the smae time of two or more seemingly connected events
colander
utensil with perforated bottom used for straining.