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cadence
rhythmical movement
caitiff
cowardly
cajole
to fool someone with flattering speech
cajolery
deceptive speech
callow
unsophisticated
calumny
slander
canon
law
cant
speak in a sing-song and preachy tone
capacious
roomy
caprice
whim
captious
hypercritical
cardinal
important
carnal
having to do with the flesh
carrion
dead and rotting flesh
castigate
punish
casual
by chance
cataclysm
violent event of upheaval
caustic
severely sarcastic
cauterize
to burn or sear
cede
pass a title to
censor
someone who has the power to suppress material considered unsuitable
cessation
stopping something
cession
surrender of rights
chagrin
annoyance at one's errors
charlatan
a cheat
chasten
to purify through suffering
chattel
personal property
check
hold back
choleric
easily angered
chromatic
relating to color
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
circumscribe
to place with boundaries
circumspect
showing vigilance
claimant
one who demands something as a right
clamorous
urgently demanding
clandestine
secret
clangor
clanking noise
clemency
mercy
clement
compassionate
coagulate
o change into a clot or jelly
coalescence
coming together
coalition
fusion into a whole
coddle
to treat like a baby
codicil
a supplement explaining a will or revoking a part of it
cogent
appealing to good sense
cognate
like something else
cognizant
noticing
cohesion
consistency
collier
one who works in a coal mine
colloquial
peculiar to common speech
colloquialism
figure of speech used only in conversation
colloquy
conversation
collusion
secret conspiracy toward wrongful purpose
comely
attractive
commission
to give power to
commute
to travel frequently or to make less severe
complacence vs. complaisance
self-satisfaction vs. politeness
complaisant
pleasant
complement
complete
complaint
obsequious
complicity
participation in wrong doing
comport
to behave oneself
comprehension
ability to know
compression
forcible restraint
compulsion
do by force
compunction
remorse
compute
to verify by calculation
concede
surrender
conceit
self-flattering opinion
conciliate
to become friends with
concilliatory
tending to make peace
concurrent
happening together
condensation
process of making dense
condense
abridge
conduce
bring about
conduit
means of conducting something
confederate
one united with others for a common cause
confer
bestow
confidant
one to whom secrets are entrusted
confidence
a feeling of trust
confident
self-assured
conflagration
a great fire
congenial
having similar interests
congest
to press into one mass
conjugal
related to marriage
conjugate
joined in pairs
conjunction
being joined together
connive
to form a nefarious plot with
connubial
having to do with marriage
consanguineous
descended from a common ancestor
conscience
moral preception
conscious
awareness of one's existance
conscript
to draft into military service
consign
to entrust
consignee
a perosn to whom goods have been entrusted
consistency
permanent state
consonance
harmony
consonant
being in harmony
consort
companion
consternation
panic
constituency
voters in district
constrict
bind
consummate
complete
consumption
gradual destruction by wearing out
contagion
passing on of a disease from person to person
contemporaneous
living at the same time
contemporary
living at the same tiem
contiguity
touching an edge
contiguous
touching an edge
continence
self-restraint
contingency
possibility
contingent
not predictable
contraven
obstruct
contrive
scheme
contrivance
intending something to be used for a special purpose
contrite
guilty
contumacious
rebellious
contumacy
rebelliousness
contusion
bruise
convalesce
to recover after an illness
convalescence
gradually restoring health after an illness
convergent
approaching one point
conversant
well-informed
conveyance
means by which something is carried
convivial
given to sociable and lively eating and drinking
convolution
winding motion
convolve
to move with a winding motion
convulse
to cause spasms in
coquette
flirt
corollary
natural consequence
corporal
related to the body
corporeal
material
corpuscle
small particle of matter
correlative
involving mutually
corrigible
capable of improvement
corroborate
to strengthen one's convictions
corroboration
confirmation
cosmopolitan
common throughout the world
counteract
to remove the effects of something else
counterbalance
to oppose with equal vehemance
counterpart
one that closely resembles another
countervail
offset
crag
a rugged projection
crass
course
credence
belief
credulous
gullible
criterion
standard by which to draw a correct conclusion
crucible
a test which purifies
crystilize
to take definite and permanent form
cull
to select or sort
cupidity
avarice
cursory
quick and superficial
cygnet
a young swan
cynicism
contempt for what others value
cynosure
center of attention