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censure
blame; criticize
coercion
use of force to get someone to obey
commemorate
honor the memory of
compile
assemble; gather; accumulate
complacency
self-satisfaction; smugness
compliance
readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements
composure
mental calmness
comprehensive
thorough; inclusive
concede
admit; yield
conciliatory
reconciling; soothing
concise
brief; compact
concur
agree
condone
overlook; forgive
conflagration
great fire
confound
confuse; puzzle
consensus
general agreement
constraint
compulsion; repression of feelings
contend
struggle; compete; assert earnestly
contentious
quarrelsome - argumentative(having to do or tending with a argument or problem.)
contract
compress or shrink; make a pledge; catch a disease
conviction
(1) judgment that someone is guilty of a crime

"He was convicted of the cirme"

(2) strongly held belief

"The woman has strong convictions about women's rights"
cordial
gracious; heartfelt
corroborate
confirm; support
credulity
belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete

adjective: credulous
criterion
standard used in judging
cryptic
mysterious
cursory
doing something hastily (too quickly/casually)
curtail
shorten; reduce
decorum
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners, decorous adj.
- having proper manners. (queen of england has good decorum.)
deference
courteous regard to anothers wish.
degradation
humiliation; debasement
delineate
portray
denounce
condemn; criticize. denunciation v
- blame
deplore
regret; disapprove of
depravity
extreme corruption; wickedness
-evil(the state of being evil or wicked)
deprecate
express dissaproval of; protest against

"self-deprecating humor" -- make fun of yourself; say bad things about yourself.
deride
redicule, make fun of
derivative
unoriginal; derived from another source
despondent
depressed or gloomy
detached
emotionally removed; calm and onjective; physically unconnected
deterrent
something the discourages; hindrance
detrimental
harmful; damaging
devious
roundabout; erratic; not straightforward
devise
think up; invent; plan
diffuse
wordy; rambling ; spread out like gas
digression
wandering away from the subject; digress
diligence
steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
diminution
lessening; reduction in size
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight
disclose
reveal
discordant
not harmonious; conflicting
discount
disregard; dismiss
discrepancy
lack of consistency; difference
discriminating
able to see differences; prejudiced
disdain
view with scorn or contempt