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Cabal
A conspiratorial group of plotters OR to conspire
Cabalism
Adherence to an extreme theological concept
Cacophony
A combination of disagreeable or harsh sounds
Cadaverous
Suggestive of death; corpselike
Cadenza
A solo passage for a voice or instrument
Caitiff
A coward OR cowardly
Cajole/cajolery
To influence by caressing or flattering speech; wheedle/delusive speech
Calculus
An abnormal concretion in the body; a stone
Callosity
Insensitivity; the condition of being calloused
Callow
Without experience in the world; immature
Calumny
A malicious statemnt; slander
Came
A slender lead bar used to hold together the panes of stained glass windows
Cameo
A small gem carved in relief
Canary
A light to moderate yellow
Candid
Straightforward, honest, impartial
Candor
Frankness, sincerity, outspokenness
Canon
A rule or law
Cant
Preaching, pious language filled with platitudes
Cantata
A choral composition based on religious texts
Canto
A division of a poem
Cantonment
Temporary living quarters for soldiers
Capacious
Roomy
Capitulate
To surrender under given terms
Caprice/capricious
A whim; a sudden desire or change of mind/whimsical, impulsive
Captious
Marked by a tendency to find faults [Stephanie's spelling]
Cardinal
Or prime importance; paramount
Caricature
A representation in which features are exaggerated or distorted to produce a humorous or grotesque effect
Carnal
Sensual; related to physical and especially sexual appetites
Carouse
To engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
Castigate
To punish
Cataract
A large waterfall OR opacity of the capsule or lens of the eye, causing impaired vision or blindness
Catholic/catholicity
Of wide scope; universal/universal prevalence or acceptance; the quality of existing everywhere; universality
Cat-o-nine-tails
A whip consisting of nine knotted cords used for flogging
Caucus
A closed political meeting
Causal
Involving or constituting a cause; causing
Caustic
Severe, sarcastic, cutting
Cautery
To burn or sear away with an instrument
Cede/cession
To give over or surrender possession of/a surrender or ceding of something OR that which is ceded
Censorious
Highly critical; expressing censure
Centenary
Pertaining to a hundred years
Centurion
A commander of a divison of a hundred of the Roman army
Cessation
A discontinuance; a stopping
Chagrin
Keen mental unease caused by failure or disappointment
Chameleon
Changeable in appearance
Chancery
A court of equity
Charlatan
A fraud
Chasten
To correct by punishment or reproof; chastice
Chastise
To punish; chasten
Chastity
Sexual or moral purity; abstinence from sexual activity
Chateau
A castle or manor-house
Chattel
An article of personal property
Choleric
Easily angered
Christen
To name in baptism
Chromatic
Relating to color; abounding in color
Cipher
To calculate arithmetically OR the quantity zero
Circumlocution
The use of unnecessarily wordy or indirect language or writing
Circumscribe
To draw a line around; confine within bounds
Circumspect
Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent
Citadel
A strong fortress
Claimant
One who makes a claim or demand, as of right