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conjugal
adj. pertaining to marriage
connivance
n. /kəˈnaɪvəns/ agreement on a secret plot; tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another
connubial
adj. pertaining to marriage or the matrimonial state
consanguinity
n. kinship
consequential
adj. pompous; self-important
consign
v. deliver offically; entrust; set apart
construe
v. explain; interpret
continence
n. self-restraint; sexual chastity
controvert
v. oppose with arguements; attempt to refute; contradict
contumacious
adj. /ˌkɒntʊˈmeɪʃəs, -tyʊ-/ disobedient; resisting authority; stubbornly perverse or rebellious; willfully and obstinately disobedient
conveyance
n. vehicle; transfer
convivial
adj. /kənˈvɪviəl/ festive; gay; characterized by joviality
convoke
v. call together
coquette
n. flirt
cordial
adj. gracious; heartfelt
cordon
n. extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress
corpulent
adj. very fat
correlation
n. mutual relationship
coterie
n. /ˈkoʊtəri/ group that meets socially; select circle
countenance (v)
v. /ˈkaʊntnəns/ approve; tolerate
countenance (n)
n. face; appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face
countermand
v. /v. ˌkaʊntərˈmænd, -ˈmɑnd, ˈkaʊntərˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd; n. ˈkaʊntərˌmænd, -ˌmɑnd/ cancel; revoke.;
n. a command, order, etc., revoking a previous one.
coup
n. highly successful action or sudden attack; a clever action or accomplishment
cow (v)
v. terrorize; intimidate; frighten with threats, violence, etc.
cower
v. shrink quivering, as from fear
crabbed
adj. /ˈkræbɪd/ sour; peevish
cozen
v. /ˈkʌzən/ cheat; hoodwink; swindle
craven
adj. cowardly
credulity
n. /krəˈdulɪti, -ˈdyu-/ belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete
crotchety
adj. eccentric; whimsical; given to odd notions, whims, grouchiness, etc.
cubicle
n. small chamber used for sleeping
cupidity
n. eager or excessive desire, esp. to possess something; greed
curmudgeon
n. churlish, miserly individual
cursive (adj)
adj. flowing; running
cynosure
n. ˈsaɪnəˌʃʊr, ˈsɪnə- object of general attention; something that strongly attracts attention by its brilliance, interest
dais
n. raised platform for guests of honor
damp (v)
v. lessen in intensity; diminish; mute
dank
adj. damp
dapper
adj. neat and trim; lively and brisk
dauntless
adj. not to be daunted or intimidated; fearless; intrepid; bold: a dauntless hero.
deadpan
adj. wooden; impassive
debacle
n. sudden downfall; complete disaster
debase
v. reduce the quality or value of; lower in esteem; degrade
debauch
v. corrupt; seduce from virtue
debonair
adj. urbane and suave; amiable; cheerful and carefree
decadence
n. act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay; unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence
declivity
n. downward slope
decorum
n. propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
decry
v. exepress strong disapproval of; disparage
defection
n. desertion
deify
v. turn into a god; idolize
deign
v. condescend; stoop
delude
v. decieve
delusive
adj. deceptive; raising vain hopes; tending to delude; misleading; deceptive
demagogue
n person who appeals to people's prejudices; false leader
demoniac
adj. /dɪˈmoʊniˌæk, ˌdiməˈnaɪæk/ of, pertaining to, or like a demon; demonic: demoniac laughter.; possessed by or as by an evil spirit; raging; frantic.
–noun; a person seemingly possessed by a demon or evil spirit.
demotic
adj. of or pertaining to the common people; popular; of or pertaining to the ordinary, everyday, current form of a language; vernacular
demur (n)
n. /dɪˈmɜr/ objection; protest
demur (v)
v. /dɪˈmɜr/ object because of doubts, scruples, etc.; hesitate
denigrate
v. blacken; speak damagingly of; criticize in a derogatory manner; sully; defame
denouement
n. outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work; outcome or resolution of a doubtful series of occurrences
depose
v. dethrone; remove from office
depredation
n. the act of preying upon or plundering; robbery; ravage
derivative
adj. unoriginal; obtained from another source
descry
v. /dɪˈskraɪ/ catch sight of; discover; perceive; detect
desolate (v)
v. rob of joy; lay waste to; forsake
despoil
v. strip of valuables; rob
despot
n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler
desuetude
n. /ˈdɛswɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ state of disuse; the state of being no longer used or practiced
desultory
adj. /ˈdɛsəlˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
devolve
v. transfer or delegate (a duty, responsibility, etc.) to or upon another; pass on; to be transferred or passed on from one to another
diadem
n. crown; cloth headband, sometimes adorned with jewels, formerly worn by Oriental kings; royal dignity or authority
dialectical
adj. relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal
diaphanous
adj. /daɪˈæfənəs/ very sheer and light; almost completely transparent or translucent; delicately hazy
die (n)
n. device for stamping or impressing; mold
diffidence
n. shyness
dilapidated
adj. ruined because of neglect
dilate
v. expand
dilatory
adj. tending to delay; intentionally delaying
dint
n. means; effort; force; power
disabuse
v. correct a false impression; undecieve
disaffected
adj. discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority
discomfit
v. /dɪsˈkʌmfɪt/ confuse and deject; disconcert; frustrate the plans of; thwart; defeat;
disconsolate
adj. sad
discursive
adj. digressing; rambling
disenfranchise
v. deprive of a civil right
disgorge
v. surrender something; eject; vomit
disingenuous
adj. lacking genuine candor; insincere
disinter
v. dig up; unearth
disinterested
adj. unprejudiced
dismember
v. cut into small parts
disparage
v. belittle
dispassionate
adj. calm; impartial
dispatch (n)
n. speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed
disport
v. /dɪˈspɔrt, -ˈspoʊrt/ divert or amuse (oneself)
disputatious
adj. argumentative; fond of arguing
disquietude
n. the state of disquiet; uneasiness; anxiety
disquisition
n. a formal systematic inquiry; an explanation of the results of such an inquiry
dissemble
v. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of; to put on the appearance of; feign; conceal one's true motives
dissent (v)
disagree
dissimulate
v. disguise or conceal under a false appearance; conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically
dissolution
n. disintegration; looseness in morals
distrait
adj. inattentive; distracted, often by anxiety
divest
v. strip; deprive
doctrinaire
adj. unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding
doddering
adj. shaky; infirm from old age
doggerel
n. poor verse
doleful
adj. mournful; causing sadness
dolorous
adj. sorrowful
dolt
n. stupid person; dunce
dotage
n. /ˈdoʊtɪdʒ/ senility
dour
adj. /dʊr, daʊər, ˈdaʊər/ sullen; stubborn
dowdy
adj. slovenly; untidy
dregs
n. sediment; worthless residue
droll
adj. amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous; waggish
dross
n. waste matter; worthless impurities
dulcet
adj. /ˈdʌlsɪt/ sweet sounding