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cacophony
tremendous noise, disharmonious sound
cadence
a rhythm, progression of sound
cajole
to urge, coax
calamity
an event with disastrous consequences
calibrate
to set, standardize
callous
harsh, cold, unfeeling
calumny
an attempt to spoil someone else’s reputation by spreading lies
camaraderie
brotherhood, jovial unity
candor
honesty, frankness
canny
shrewd, careful
canvas
to cover, inspect
capacious
very spacious
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
subject to whim, fickle
captivate
to get the attention of, hold
carouse
to party, celebrate
carp
to annoy, pester
catalyze
to charge, inspire
caucus
a meeting usually held by people working toward the same goal
caustic
bitter, biting, acidic
cavort
to leap about, behave boisterously
censure
harsh criticism, to rebuke formally
cerebral
related to the intellect
chaos
absolute disorder
chastise
to criticize severely
cherish
to feel or show affection toward something
chide
to voice disapproval
choreography
the arrangement of dances
chronicle
a written history , to write a history
chronological
arranged in order of time SAT Vocabulary
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
indirect and wordy language
circumscribed
marked off, bounded
circumspect
cautious
circumvent
to get around
clairvoyant
able to perceive things that normal people cannot
clamor
loud noise ,to loudly insist
clandestine
secret
cleave
to divide into parts, to stick together firmly
clemency
mercy
clergy
members of Christian holy orders
cloying
sickeningly sweet
coagulate
to thicken, clot
coalesce
to fuse into a whole
cobbler
a person who makes or repairs shoes
coerce
to make somebody do something by force or threat
cogent
intellectually convincing
cognizant
aware, mindful
coherent
logically consistent, intelligible
colloquial
characteristic of informal conversation
collusion
secret agreement, conspiracy
colossus
a gigantic statue or thing
combustion
the act or process of burning
commendation
a notice of approval or recognition
commensurate
corresponding in size or amount
commodious
roomy
compelling
forceful, demanding attention
compensate
to make an appropriate payment for something
complacency
self-satisfied ignorance of danger
complement
to complete, make perfect
compliant
ready to adapt oneself to another’s wishes
complicit
being an accomplice in a wrongful act
compliment
an expression of esteem or approval
compunction
distress caused by feeling guilty
conciliatory
friendly, agreeable
concomitant
accompanying in a subordinate fashion
concord
harmonious agreement
condolence
an expression of sympathy in sorrow
condone
to pardon, deliberately overlook
conduit
a pipe or channel through which something passes
confection
a sweet, fancy food
confidant
a person entrusted with secrets
conflagration
great fire
confluence
a gathering together
conformist
one who behaves the same as others
confound
to frustrate, confuse
congeal
to thicken into a solid
congenial
pleasantly agreeable
congregation
a gathering of people, especially for religious services
congruity
the quality of being in agreement
connive
to plot, scheme
consecrate
to dedicate something to a holy purpose
consensus
an agreement of opinion
consign
to give something over to another’s care
consolation
an act of comforting
consonant
in harmony
constituent
an essential part
constrain
to forcibly restrict
construe
to interpret
consummate
to complete a deal
consumption
the act of consuming
contemporaneous
existing during the same time
contentious
having a tendency to quarrel or dispute
contravene
to contradict, oppose, violate
contrite
penitent, eager to be forgiven
contusion
bruise, injury
conundrum
puzzle, problem
convene
to call together
convivial
characterized by feasting, drinking, merriment
convoluted
intricate, complicated
copious
profuse, abundant
cordial
warm, affectionate
coronation
the act of crowning
corpulence
extreme fatness
corroborate
to support with evidence
corrosive
having the tendency to erode or eat away
cosmopolitan
sophisticated, worldly
counteract
to neutralize, make ineffective
coup
a brilliant, unexpected act , the overthrow of a government and assumption of authority
covet
to desire enviously SAT Vocabulary
covert
secretly engaged in
credulity
readiness to believe
crescendo
a steady increase in intensity or volume
criteria
standards by which something is judged
culmination
the climax toward which something progresses
culpable
deserving blame
cultivate
to nurture, improve, refine
cumulative
increasing, building upon itself
cunning
sly, clever at being deceitful
cupidity
greed, strong desire
cursory
brief to the point of being superficial
curt
abruptly and rudely short
curtail
to lessen, reduce