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bucolic
rustic
burgeon
to flourish
burnish
to polish
buttress
to reinforce
cacophonous
unpleasant or harsh sounding
cadge
to beg
callous
insensitive
calumny
slander
canard
false, misleading story
canon
an established principle, group of literary works
cant
insincere talk, language of a particular group
cantankerous
irritable
capricious
fickle
captious
faultfinding, intending to entrap
cardinal
of foremost importance
carnal
of the flesh
carping
to find fault
cartography
science of making maps
caste
social stratification
castigation
punishment, criticism
cataclysm
violent upheaval causing destruction and change
catalyst
something causing change
categorical
absolute, without exception
caucus
smaller group within an organization
causal
involving a cause
caustic
sarcastically biting
celestial
concerning the heavens, sublime
centrifugal
moving away from a center
centripetal
moving toward a center
champion
to defend or support
chasten
to correct by punishment, restrain or subdue
chicanery
trickery
chivalry
qualities idealized by knighthood
churlish
rude
circuitous
roundabout
clairvoyant
psychic
clamor
noisy outcry
clique
small, exclusive group
cloister
seclude
coagulate
thicken
coalesce
to cause to become one
coda
something that summarizes or concludes
codify
to systematize
cognizant
aware, informed
collage
an assemblage of diverse elements
commensurate
proportional
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary
complacent
self-satisfied
complaisant
overly polite, willing to please
complement
something that completes
compliant
yielding
compunction
uneasiness caused by guilt
concave
curving inward
conciliatory
overcoming distrust or hostility
concoct
to invent
concomitant
existing concurrently
condone
to overlook voluntarily
confound
to baffle
congenial
suited to, friendly
conjugal
pertaining to marriage agreement
connoisseur
a person possessing expert knowledge or of discriminating taste
conscript
person compulsorily enrolled for military service
consecrate
to declare sacred
contend
to assert
contentious
causing quarrels
contiguous
touching, neighboring
continence
self-control, abstention form sexual activity
contrite
very sorrowful for a wrong
contumacious
disobedient, rebellious
conundrum
riddle
convention
custom, accepted technique of device
converge
to approach, come together
convex
curved outward
convival
sociable
convoluted
twisted
copious
abundant
coquette
woman who flirts
cornucopia
state of abundance
cosmology
theory of the origin/structure of the universe
covert
hidden, secret
covetous
desiring something owned by another
cozen
decieve
craven
cowardly
credence
acceptance of something as true
credo
creed
daunt
to discourage, dishearten
dearth
scarcity
debauchery
corruption
decorum
proper behavior
defame
to malign
default
to fail to act
deference
respect, regard for another's wish
defunct
no longer existing
delineate
to represent or depict
demographic
related to population balance
demotic
pertaining to people
demur
to express doubt
denigrate
to slur someone's reputation
denizen
an inhabitant
denouement
outcome, unraveling of a plot