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n coup
highly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'\'etat; CF. coup de gr\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
n covenant
binding agreement between two groups or people; compact; V: enter into a covenant; promise
covert
secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
n covetous
avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
n cow
terrorize; intimidate
n cower
shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
n coy
shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer를 받았을 때
n cozen
cheat; hoodwink; swindle
n crabbed
sour; bad-tempered; peevish; difficult to read as handwriting
s peevish
bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
n crass
very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
craven
cowardly
credence
belief
n credo
creed
credulity
belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
creed
system of religious or ethical belief
crescendo
increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
n crestfallen
dejected; dispirited
s crest
top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
n crevice
crack; fissure
cringe
shrink back as if in fear; cower
criteria
standards used in judging; CF. criterion
n crone
hag; ugly old woman
n crotchety
(of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
n crux
essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
crypt
secret recess or vault usually used for burial; underground room (under a church)
cryptic
mysterious; hidden; secret
n cubicle
small chamber used for sleeping or work
s compartment
one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
n cuisine
style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
n culinary
relating to cooking or kitchen
n cull
pick out from others (to kill the weakest members); reject; select; collect (information); N.
culmination
highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
culpable
deserving blame; blameworthy
s culprit
one guilty of a crime
n culvert
artificial channel for water; drain crossing under a road
cumbersome
heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
cumulative
growing by addition; accumulative
cupidity
greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
n curmudgeon
churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
n cursive
(of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
cursory
casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
curtail
shorten; reduce
n cynosure
object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
n dabble
work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
n dally
trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
n dank
damp; unpleasantly wet
n dapper
neat and trim (in appearance); (of small men) neat in appearance and quick in movements; neat; spry
n dappled
spotted
n daub
smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
s smear
spread or cover with a sticky substance; N: mark made by smearing
s smudge
dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
dauntless
bold; fearless
dawdle
loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
deadlock
standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
s standstill
condition of no movement or activity; stop
n deadpan
wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
dearth
scarcity
debacle
sudden disastrous downfall or defeat; complete disaster
debase
degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
n debauch
corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
debilitate
weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
s bout
match; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu
n debonair
(of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition
debris
rubble; wreckage; scattered remains of something broken or destroyed
n debunk
expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule
decadence
decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
decant
pour off gently (wine or liquid)
decapitate
behead