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*Charlatan(n)
quack,fraud who pretends knowledge,imposter
The charlatan was charged with fraud
*Chary(adj)
careful, prudent,cautious
She is chary of making new friends.
*Chaste(adj)
pure innocent,clean,modest,simple,clean
Those girls wear short hair and chaste white dresses.
*Chastise(v)
scolded,severely punished
The boys told us how they were chastised through boarding school
*Chicanery(n)
trickery, deception by clever means
The man is a victim of chicanery.
*circumspect(adj)
prudent,cautious,discreet
The circumspect girl locks every door.
*citadel(n)
fortress,removed place of safety,stronghold
The citadel was built with huge rocks
*clandenstine(adj)
secret, fugitive,surreptitious
Their clandestine marriage took place in Vegas.
Clarion
*clement(adj)
lenient or merciful;mild (clement weather)
Hoping that the warlord would be clement the captives fell on thier knees.
*coerce(v)
to force or comply someone to give something
Coercing ppl to help you and having them to volunteer are two different experiences.
Cognate(adj)
related or alikely generically
English and French are cognate languages.
Coherent(adj)
logically arranged or ordered (a coherent speech)
The ace paper was marked" Coherent, interesting, and well documented"
cognizant(adj)
aware, conscious~ of
Amy is not cognizant of the obstacles she may have after the first round in Fear factor.
colloquy(n)
fairly serious conversation, dialogue or conference
There was a serious colloquy
comely(adj)
attractive to look at, pretty, appealing
The comely girl is this years home coming queen.
commensurate(adj)
in porportion to, corresponding to size, type, abilities
Your reward will be commensurate with your service.
compunction(n)
misgiving or guilt feeling,qualm,scruple, remorse, regret
The convicted criminal is tortured by compunction.
conclave(n)
private, secret meeting
Reporters are not allowed at the conclave.
concur(v)
happened at the same time
agreed
After serious debate all concurred the winner.
condescend(v)
to come down in level, to bend down
She condescended to play a part of a servent to know what hardship was.
Condone(v)
to overlook an offense, to forgive, to pardon
I have condoned your failure to come in puncuatlly, however now i will not allow latemess.
conduce(v)
to lead to
Gambling conduced his bankruptcy.
conducive(adj)
promoting,furthering
The study carrels in the library are conducive to progress since they are private and quiet place to study.
congenital(adj)
occuring during pregnancy,inherent, defect, innate
The baby was born with a congenital defect.
conjecture(n)
conjecture(v)
to guess, to suppose, or conclude
I'd conjecture that those heavy cloudswill bring us rain.
connive(v)
cooperate secretly, to conspire
The connived to let the thief escape.
connoisseur(n)
expert or professional in an art skill
An antiques connossieur is always delighted to share her knowledge with others.
connotation(n)
word implying, suggesting, not what is actually stated
The word dirty has the connotation of slutty.
conscript(v)
to draft or enlist by force
Mother consripted whom would do the dishes and laundry yesterday.
consort(v)
to run around with or associate with
Oliver learned to enjoy consorting Fagin and his pickpockets.
consternation(n)
worry, concern, dismay
You could see how concerned Missy was about her brother's accident, consteration and fear were written on her white face.
construe(v)
to interpret,analyze, decipher
May I consture your remarks to mean that you haven't done any work?
They did not construe my theory correctly.
consummate(adj)
perfect, superior, to bring to perfection, completion
She is a consummate violinist.
contemplate(v)
to mull over, think about, meditae, consider
Jane contemplated about the virtues and drawbacks of several schools before she decided which to apply to.
contiguous(adj)
bordering or adjacent;nearby as neighbors
Contiguous backyards share a lot of things such as appletrees, swingsets.
contingent(adj)
depend on, by chance, by accident
~on, ~ upon
My attendance at the office party was contingent upon my finishing the work due Friday.
contingent(n)
group
He said that a contingent from his workplace would join us for dinner.
cacophony(n)
harsh,displeasing noise
some people find jazz a cacophony to ears.
cajole(v)
to caox,wheedle, to beg
to~from to~into
She cajoled money from him
caliber(n)
quality
We are sorry to see an agent of her caliber leave.
calumny(n)
slander,libel
Calumny from the press ruined her reputation
cant(v)
to tilt, to slant
The table I made is sort of cant.
cantankerous(adj)
grumpy,bad tempered
He was a cantankerous old man and kept poking people with his umbrella.
canvass(v)
to do a survey,solicit votes
Mother said we should canvass the neighborhood
capitulate(v)
to give in,surrender or acquiesce
Jess and I argued about our chem lab results until I finally capitulated before the difference got us into trouble.
capricious(adj)
not steady or constant,changing at a whim
Darting in what seemed to be a capricious manner, the hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.
captious(adj)
overly critical
Jon is a captious person, always finding fault in others.
carnage(n)
slaughter or massacre
We'll kill Ann Arbor, it shall be called the carnage of OSU.
carp(v)
to nitpick, find fault in a petty manner
Jon likes carping at minor flaws.
catharic(n)
to purify
A brisk walk can be a catharic that wakes you up after a lot of desk work
caustic(adj)
biting or corrosive incisive cutting
His nickname was "Bitter Bierce" because he was for his caustic wit and revealing satire.
cavil(v)
Do not always cavil at other's faults.
Do not always cavil at others' faults.
cede(v)
to surrender,yield, relinquish
He refused to cede his land to the railroad company
chargin(n)
embarrassment, unhappiness
~of, to someone's ~
Her chargin from her embarrassing actions when she was drunk haunted her everywhere.
contrite(adj)
sorrowful or repentant for some wrong, regretful
Her set, contrite face told him more about her misery than words could have ever explained.
contumely(n)
insult,humiliation
I refuse to take this contumely.
convivial(adj)
lively, spirited, sociable
The convivial guest sang and danced last night with everyone.
cacophony(n)
harsh,displeasing noise
some people find jazz a cacophony to ears.
cajole(v)
to caox,wheedle, to beg
to~from to~into
She cajoled money from him
caliber(n)
quality
We are sorry to see an agent of her caliber leave.
calumny(n)
slander,libel
Calumny from the press ruined her reputation
cant(v)
to tilt, to slant
The table I made is sort of cant.
cantankerous(adj)
grumpy,bad tempered
He was a cantankerous old man and kept poking people with his umbrella.
canvass(v)
to do a survey,solicit votes
Mother said we should canvass the neighborhood
capitulate(v)
to give in,surrender or acquiesce
Jess and I argued about our chem lab results until I finally capitulated before the difference got us into trouble.
capricious(adj)
not steady or constant,changing at a whim
Darting in what seemed to be a capricious manner, the hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.
captious(adj)
overly critical
Jon is a captious person, always finding fault in others.
copious(adj)
superabundant; in plentiful supply
For my birthday I want copious presents :)
corollary(n)
the natural result or logical follow-up
We tend to believe that success is teh corollary to hard work, initiative.
corroborate(v)
to confirm, to confirm,or substantiate,to support
I can corroborate what she just told you.
coterie(n)
a distinct group of people with common interest
A coterie of chem e's were seen at Wendys.
covenant(n)
a serious agreement,promise,or contract
The covenant became effective today thus you must follow.
cower(v)
to cringe in fear
When a normally friendly dog cowers before someone in terror you can suppose that person was mean to him.
craven(adj)
cowardly to a strong degree
Most of us hope we will be brave in tough circumstances, not craven with fear.
credence(n)
believing acceptance
You don't expect me to give credence to such a wild story!
crony(n)
freind of long standing, buddy,pal
Suspicious of each other to begin with, I later became cronies with her.
crux(n)
central or pivotal point, essentual or main item
We had to find the crux of the problem first before attacking it.
culmination(n)
the highest point, the summit
His achievment culminated when he won the Grammy.
culpable(adj)
guilty
Our society puts those culpable of serious crimes in jail.
cumbrous(adj)
heavy, bulky
The donkey was tired of bringing cumbrous loads up and down the hill
cursory(adj)
sketchy,as opposed to thorough,hasty
After cursory study, she took the test and it hurt.
curtail(v)
to cut short, as an activity, to shorten, abbreviate
He was forced to curtail his speech because the time was up.
cynic(n)
a person who thinks others act only in self interest
He is such a cynic, isn't s selfless good deed from others possible?
cynosure(n)
center of attraction
The violinist is the cynosure of the audience.