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Candid
impartial and honest in speech
Capricious
changing one's mind quickly and often
Castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
Cacophony
harsh, jarring noise
Bombastic
pompous in speech and manner
Bolster
to support, to prop up
Banal
predictable, cliched, boring
Austere
severe or stern in appearance; undecorated
Catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
Caustic
biting in wit
Chaos
great disorder and confusion
Chauvinist
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
Chicanery
deception by means of craft or guile
Cogent
convincing and well reasoned
Condone
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
Convoluted
intricate and complicated
Corroborate
to provide supporting evidence
Credulous
too trusting; gullible
Crescendo
steadily increasing volume or force
Audacious
fearless and daring
Attenuate
to reduce in force or degree; to weaken
Assuage
to make something unpleasant less severe
Articulate
able to speak clearly and expressively
Ardor
intense and passionate feeling
Archaic
ancient, old-fashioned
Arbitrate
to judge a dispute between two opposing parties
Apathy
lack of interest or emotion
Antipathy
extreme dislike
Antagonize
to annoy or provoke to anger
Anomaly
deviation from what is normal
Analogous
similar or alike in some way; equivalent to
Anachronism
something out of place in time
Ameliorate
to make better; to improve
Ambiguous
doubtful or uncertain; able to be interpreted several ways
Amalgamate
to combine; to mix together
Alleviate
to make more bearable
Aggrandize
to increase in power, influence, and reputation
Aesthetic
concerning the appreciating of beauty
Advocate
to speak in favor of
Adulterate
to make impure
Abyss
an extremely deep hole
Abstain
to choose not to do something
Abscond
to leave secretly
Abate
to reduce in amount, degree, or severity