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cataclysm
n. deluge n. upheaval
caption
n. title n. chapter heading n. text under illustraion
cataract
n. great waterfall n. eye abnormality
carousal
n. drunken celebration
catapult
n. slingshot n. a hurling machine
castigate
vb. punish
catastrophe
n. disaster
cathartic
n. something that cleans
carmine
n. rich red
carcinogenic
adj. causing cancer
catalyst
n. agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
capillary
adj. having a very fine hole
capacious
adj. spacious
canto
n. division of a long poem
catharsis
n. purging or cleansing of any passage of the body
caparison
n. showy harness or ornamentation for a horse
capitulate
vb. surrender
catechism
n. book for religious instruction n. instruction by question and answer
canvass
vb. dtermine votes, etc.
catholic
adj. broadly sympathetic adj. not limited
carat
n. unit of weight for precious stones n. measure of fineness of gold
carnal
adj. fleshly
casuistry
n. sublte or sophisticated reasoning resulting in small differences
captious
adj. faultfinding
capricious
adj. fickle adj. incaluable
carafe
n. glass water bottle n. decorative bottle
cardinal
adj. chief
caricature
n. distortion n. burlesque
caprice
n. sudden instinct
carnage
n. destruction of life
careen
vb. lurch vb. sway from side to side
cartographer
n. maker of maps or charts
carping
adj. finding fault
carnivorous
adj. meat-eating
casualty
n. serious or fatal accident
carte blanche
n. unlimited authority or freedom
carrion
n. rotting flesh of a dead body
caste
n. one of the heridtary classes in Hindu society
caryatid
n. sculptured column of a female figure
cascade
n. small waterfall