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deference
courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
chivalrous
courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
n comity
courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
n fawning
courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
n glaze
cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery
s gild
cover with a thin layer of gold
craven
cowardly
n pusillanimous
cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
n quail
cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart
bovine
cowlike; placid and dull; slow-thinking; calm
n crevice
crack; fissure
wily
crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
n Machiavellian
crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
n hurtle
crash; rush; move with great speed; Ex. hurtling runaway train
n grovel
crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
statutory
created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
n credo
creed
fissure
crevice; crack
n juncture
crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
animadversion
critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
n pan
criticize harshly
n askew
crookedly; slanted; at an angle
n throng
crowd (of people or things); V.
n horde
crowd; swarm
n diadem
crown
s shack
crude cabin
s hut
crude dwelling; shack
n fell
cruel; (of a disease) deadly
s mash
crush into mash; convert into mash; N: mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl
pulverize
crush or grind into very small particles
s squash
crush; quash; suppress
n quash
crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
s oatmeal
crushed oats used for making porridge
exclaim
cry out suddenly; N. exclamation; ADJ. exclamatory
n limpid
crystal clear
therapeutic
curative; N. therapy
n elixir
cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
panacea
cure-all; remedy for all diseases
n quizzical
curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
s draught
current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
malediction
curse
execrate
curse; express abhorrence for; detest
n imprecation
curse; swearword
n aquiline
curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
convex
curving outward
s pare
cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
excise
cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
prune
cut away; trim
n retrench
cut down; cut down expenses; economize
dismember
cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
n amputate
cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
s clip
cut off with shears; fasten; N: something clipped off (as a short extract from film); clasp or fastener
n fell
cut or knock down (a tree or a person); bring down (with a missile)
truncate
cut the top off; shorten
n hew
cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
sarcasm
cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
n abscission
cutting off; separation
trenchant
cutting; incisive; keen
s debut
d\\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
s chore
daily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
n quotidian
daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
diurnal
daily; occurring during the daytime
n marred
damaged; disfigured; V. mar: spoil; disfigure
n perdition
damnation; complete ruin; hell
humid
damp; N. humidity
n dank
damp; unpleasantly wet
hazardous
dangerous
audacious
daring; bold; N. audacity
n murky
dark and gloomy; thick with fog; vague; Ex. murky night/fog; N. murk: partial or complete darkness; gloom
n somber
dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
opaque
dark; not transparent; N. opacity
obscure
dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
eclipse
darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
n reverie
daydream; abstracted musing
defunct
dead; no longer in use or existence
stalemate
deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
lethal
deadly
demise
death
n obituary
death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
n disembark
debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
n libertine
debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\\'e; CF. free
s gangrene
decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
decadence
decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
n decomposition
decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
n putrid
decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
guile
deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
delude
deceive
n wheedle
deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
n hoodwink
deceive; delude
n inveigle
deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
n beguile
deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
illusive
deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
n artifice
deception; trickery
stratagem
deceptive scheme; clever trick
delusive
deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
resolve
decide; settle; solve; separate; make a determined decision; N. resolution
conclusive
decisive; ending all debate
hatch
deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg
avow
declare openly; N. avowal
decipher
decode; CF. indecipherable