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cabal
secret plot
cacophony
unpleasant noise
calamitous
disastrous
callous
thick-skinned, insensitive
callow
immature
candor
honest expression
canine
related to dogs
cantankerous
ill-tempered
canvass
examine, conduct a poll
capacious
roomy
capitulate
to surrender unconditionally
capricious
acting without thought
caricature
cartoon, exaggerated portrait
carnivorous
meat-eating
cartography
map-making
cast
copy, replica
castigate
to criticize severely, punishment
categorical
without exception
caustic
sarcastic
causality
cause and effect relationship
cavalier
armed horseman
cavort
to frolic
cede
to surrender possession of
celestial
heavenly
censorious
severely critical
censure
to rebuke
centrifugal
moving away from the center
centripetal
moving towards the center
cerebral
brainy, intellectual
cessation
halt
cession
act of surrendering
chafe
to rub until sore

chafe at = be annoyed
chagrin
angry embarassment
chalic
goblet
chaos
great disorder and confusion
charlatan
quack, fake
chary
cautious, shy, frugal
chasten
correct by punishment
chastise
to scold, punish by beating
cherub
an angel
chicanery
trickery, fraud
chide
to express disapproval
chimera
monster
choleric
easily angered
choreography
art of arranging dances
chortle
to chuckle
chronicler
historian
circumlocution
talk around something
circumnavigate
sail completely around
circumscribe
to set limits on
circumvent
to avoid by going around
cistern
tank for rain water
citadel
fortress
civil
polite, related to citizens
clairvoyant
psychic
clamor
noisy outcry
clandestine
secretive
claustrophobia
fear of enclose spaces
cleave
to split
clemency
mercy
cloak
loose garment
cloister
to seclude
cloying
overly sweet
coalesce
to grow together
coalition
temporary alliance
coffer
strong box
cogent
compelling, convincing,
cognate
similar
cohabit
to live together
coherent
lucid, understandable
colloquial
conversational
commission
authorization, fee paid to agent
commodious
roomy
commute
to reduce a penalty
compatriot
fellow countryman
compelling
having powerful effect
compensate
to pay back, make up for
complacent
self satisfied
complement
to complete, perfect
complicity
partnership in crime
comportment
behavior
compound
to combine
compunction
unease cause by regret
concave
curved inward
concise
expressing much in few words
concord
agreement
concur
to agree
condescending
treating other as inferiors
conduit
tube, pipe
confection
candy, sweets
confiscate
to appropriate, sieze
conflagration
destructive fire
conflate
to combine and confuse
confluence
flowing together
congenital
existing since birth
conglormerate
collection of unrelated things
conjecture
prediction
conjure
to evoke spirits, cast a spell
connotation
suggestion
consanguineous
related to blood
conscientious
careful and thorough
consensus
agreement of opinion
consolation
to provide a comfort for loss
consolidate
to combine
consonant
in agreement with
construe
to explain, interpret
contiguous
adjacent, touching
continence
self control
contingency
possible occurence
contortion
twisting out of shape
contravene
to deny
contrite
make up for the things you done
contumacious
disobedient
contumely
insulting treatment
conundrum
riddle, puzzle
convalescenece
gradual recovery
convene
to come together
converge
to move toward a common point
convex
curved outward
convoke
to call together
convoluted
twisted, complicated
copious
abundant, plentiful
coquette
woman who flirts
cordial
friendly
corporeal
related to the body
corpulence
obesity, bulkiness
corroborate
to confirm
corrugate
molded with parallel grooves
corsair
pirate
cosmography
science of the universe
coterie
small group with one purpose
countermand
to annul (cancel)
countervail
to counteract
coup
brilliantly executed strategy
coup d'etat
sudden overthrow of a government
coup de grace
deathblow
coven
group of witches
covert
hidden secret
coy
quiet, shy
crass
unrefined
craven
cowardly
credence
acceptance as true
credulous
believing everything people say
creed
statement of belief
crepuscular
like twilight
crescendo
gradual increase in loudness
cryptic
puzzling
cuisine
style of cooking
culmination
climax, final stage
culpable
guilty, responsible
culprit
guilty person
cumulative
resulting from gradual increase
cupidity
greed
curator
caretaker
curmudgeon
cranky person
curt
abrupt, blunt
curtail
to shorten
cygnet
young swan
cynic
person distrustful of others
cynosure
focal point of attention