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bucolic
characteristic of countryside, rustic
burgeon
to flourish
burnish
to polish
buttress
to reinforce, support
cacophonous
unpleasant or harsh sounding
cadge
to beg, sponge
callous
thick-skinned, insensitive
calumny
false and malicious accusation, slander
canard
false, deliberately misleading story
canon
an established principle, basis for judgement for literary works
cant
insencere talk, language of a particular group
cantankerous
irritable, ill-humored
capricious
fickle
captious
fault finding, intended to entrap, as in an argument
cardinal
of foremost importance
carnal
of the flesh or body
carping
to find fault
castigation
punishment, criticism
cataclysm
a violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change
catalyst
something that causes change
categorical
absolute, without exception
caucus
smaller group within an organization
causal
involving a cause
caustic
sarcastically biting, burning
centrifugal
moving away from center
centripetal
moving or directed toward the center
champion
to defend or support
chasten
to correct by punishment, to restrain or subdue
chicanery
trickery or fraud
churlish
rude, boorish
circuitous
roundabout
clairvoyant
psychic, can predict the future
clamor
noisy outcry
cloister
to confine, seclude
coagulate
thicken, congeal
coalesce
to cause to become one
coda
concluding part of literary or musical composition, something that summarizes or concludes
codify
to systemize
cognizant
informed, conscious, aware
commensurate
proportional, being the same measure or amount
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary
complacent
pleased with oneself
complaisant
overly polite, willing to please
compunction
uneasiness caused by guilt
conciliatory
overcoming hostility or distrust
concomitant
existing concurrently
confound
to baffle, perplex
congenial
similar to tastes and habits, friendly, suited to (miss congeniality)
conjugal
pertaining to marriage agreement
conscript
person forced to enroll in military
consecrate
to declare sacred
contend
to assert (contender)
contentious
quarrelsome
contiguous
touching, neighboring, connecting without a break
continence
self control, abstinence
contrite
very sorrowful for a wrong
contumacious
disobedient, rebellious
conundrum
puzzle with no solution, riddle
convivial
sociable
coquette
woman who flirts
cozen
to mislead by trick or fraud, deceive
craven
cowardly
credence
acceptance of something as true
credo
statement of belief or principle, creed
daunt
to discourage, imtimidate
dearth
scarcity
debauchery
corruption
decorum
proper behavior
defame
to harm someone's reputation