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circuitous
being or taking a roundabout course; roundabout, winding
circumambulation
the act of walking around (something)
circumference
the boundary line of a circle, perimeter
circumlocution
the use of indirect and wordy language; a roundabout expression
circumnavigate
to sail completely around
circumscribe
to draw a line around the bounds; to limit, confine
circumspect
cautious; careful to consider possible consequences
circumstantial
of no primary significance, incidental
circumvent
to get around or to overcome by clever maneuvering; to avoid by passing around
circum
around
ambidextrous
capable of using both hands with equal ease
ambiguity
to quality of having two possible meanings
ambiguous
liable to more than one interpretation; having two possible meanings, uncertain
amphibian
an animal that lives both in the water and on land. Also, an aircraft that can takeoff and land both on water and on land
ambivalent
having conflict (both kinds of) feelings toward someone or something
ambi,amphi
both, around
ambition
an eager or strong desire to achieve something
ambience
the surrounding atmosphere
ante (root)
before, in front of
ante
the stake each poker player must put into the pool before receiving new cards
antecedent
one that precedes; and occurrence or event preceding another; one's ancestores
antedate
to be of earlier date than, to precede in time; to occur before something else
anterior
located in front; prior in time, earlier
anticipate
to feel or know beforehand; to look forward to; to act in advance so as to prevent
antediluvian
taking place in the era of or before the Biblical Flood, very old
antebellum
before the war, especially before the Civil War
Com, Con, Co
with, together
collaborate
to work together
collusion
a secret agreement between two or more persons for a deceitful purpose
condone
to forgive or overlook an offense; to give tacit approval to
consensus
collective opinion; general agreement
consummate
complete or perfect in every respect; highly accomplished or skilled; complete, utter
convivial
fond of eating, drinking, and being sociable together; festive; friendly
convoluted
rolled together, twisted; intricate, complicated
correlate
to show relationship; to relate together
corroborate
to attest the truth or accuracy of, confirm
incoherent
lacking order; unable to think or express one's thoughts in a clear or orderly manner