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CACOPHONY
harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance,
CADGE
to sponge, beg, or mooch,
CAJOLE
to inveigle, coax, wheedle, sweet-talk,
CALUMNIATE
to slander, make a false accusation,
CANON
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature,
CAPRICIOUS
inclined to change ones mind impulsively; erratic; unpredictable,
CARDINAL
of basic importance or consequence; primary,
CARET
an inserion mark (^) used by editors and proofreaders,
CASTIGATION
sever criticism or punishment,
CATALYST
a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change,
CAUSTIC
burning or stinging; causing corrosion,
CENSURE
to criticize severely; to officially rebuke,
CHARY
wary; cautious; sparing,
CHASTEN
to chastise or correct; subdue,
CHAUVINIST
one blindly devoted to a group of which one is a member,
CHICANERY
trickery or subterfuge,
CHIMERA
an illusion; originally, an imaginary fire-breathing she-monster,
CHURLISH
boorish, vulgar, loutish; difficult and intractable,
COALESCE
to come together; to fuse or unite,
CODA
concluding section to a musical or literary piece, something that concludes or completes,
COGENT
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing,
COLOR
to change as if by dyeing, influence, distort, or gloss over,
COMMENSURATE
matching, corresponding, or proportionate in degree, size, amount or other property,
COMPLAISANCE
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others,
CONNOISSEUR
an informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert,
CONSEQUENTIAL
pompous, self-important,
CONTEMN
to scorn or despise,
CONTENTIOUS
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement,
CONTIGUOUS
sharing a border; touching; adjacent,
CONTRITE
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness,
CONVENTION
a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude,
CONVOLUTED
complex or complicated,
CORRIGIBLE
capable of being set right, correctable, reparable,
COUNTENANCE
to approve of or tolerate,
COZEN
to deceive, beguile, hoodwink,
CRAVEN
contemptibly fainthearted, pusillanimous, lacking any courage,
CREDULOUS
tending to believe too readily; gullible,
CULPABLE
deserving blame,
CYNICISM
an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness,
DAMP
to diminish the intensity or check something, such as a sound or feeling,
DAUNT
to intimidate or dismay (disappoint_,
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DEARTH
smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; lack,
DEBACLE
rout, fiasco, complete failure,
DECORUM
politeness or appropriateness of conduct or behavior,
DEMUR
to question or oppose,
DENIGRATE
blacken, belittle, sully, defame, disparage,
DENOUEMENT
an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot,
DEPRECATE
to disparage or belittle,
DEPREDATE
to plunder, pillage, ravage or destroy; to exploit in a predatory manner,
DERISION
scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment,
DERIVATIVE
unoriginal, obtained from another source,
DESICCATE
to dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or dull,
DESUETUDE
disuse,
DESULTORY
random; thoughtless; marked by a lack of plan or purpose,
DETRACTION
slandering, verbal attack, aspersion,
DIAPHANOUS
transparent, gauzy,
DIATRIBE
a harsh denunciation,
DIDACTIC
intended to teach or instruct,
DIE
a tool used for shaping,
DIFFIDENT
reserved, shy, unassuming; lacking in self-confidence,
DIGRESS
to stray from the point; to go off on a tangent,
DILATORY
causing delay, procrastinating,
DILETTANTE
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge,
DIN
loud sustained noise,
DISABUSE
to undeceive; to set right,
DISCOMFIT
to defeat, put down,
DISCORDANT
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound,
DISCRETION
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions,
DISINTERESTED
free from self-interest; unbiased,
DISPARAGE
to slight or belittle,
DISPARATE
fundamentally distinct or dissimilar,
DISSEMBLE
to disguise or conceal; to mislead,
DISSOLUTION
disintegration, looseness in morals,
DISTRAIT
distracted; absent-minded, especially due to anxiety,
DIVULGE
to disclose something secret,
DOGGEREL
trivial, poorly constructed verse,
DOGMATIC
authoritatively and or arrogantly assertive of principles, which often cannot be proved; stubbornly opinionated,
DROSS
slag, waste or foreign matter, impurity, surface scum,
DULCET
melodious, harmonious, mellifluous,
DYNAMO
generator; forceful, energetic person,