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confluence
1. A flowing together of two or more streams.
censorious
Tending to censure; highly critical.
conglomerate
To form or cause to form into an adhering or rounded mass.
catholic
Of broad or liberal scope; comprehensive
centripetal
1. Moving or directed toward a center or axis. 2. Operated by means of centripetal force.
cast(n.)
1.a. The act or an instance of casting or throwing. b. The distance thrown.
chasise
1. To punish, as by beating.
2. To criticize severely; rebuke.
celebrity
1. A famous person. 2. Renown; fame.
choice( adj.)
1.a. Of very fine quality. b. Appealing to refined taste.
canonize
To declare (a deceased person) to be a saint and entitled to be fully honored as such.
cherubic
A representation of a small angel, portrayed as a child with a chubby, rosy face.
calamitous
Causing or involving calamity; disastrous.
cursory
Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines.
carnal
Relating to the physical and especially sexual appetites: carnal desire.
certitude
The state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence.
cede
To surrender possession of, especially by treaty.
convert
To change (something) into another form, substance, state, or product; transform: convert water into ice.
carp
To find fault in a disagreeable way; complain fretfully.
constituent
Serving as part of a whole; component: a constituent element.
cartography
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
champion
One that wins first place or first prize in a competition.
capacious
Capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy.
chary
1. Very cautious; wary: was chary of the risks involved.
catalyst
1. Chemistry. A substance, usually used in small amounts relative to the reactants, that modifies and increases the rate of a reaction without being consumed in the process. 2. One that precipitates a process or event, especially without being involved in or changed by the consequences.
confiscate
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury. 2. To seize by or as if by authority.
canny
Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
culprit
1. One charged with an offense or crime. 2. One guilty of a fault or crime.
categorical
Being without exception or qualification; absolute.
choleric
1. Easily angered; bad-tempered. 2. Showing or expressing anger.
cardiologist
The medical study of the structure, function, and disorders of the heart.
chicanery
1. Deception by trickery or sophistry. 2. A trick; a subterfuge.
carnivorous
1. Of or relating to carnivores. 2. Flesh-eating or predatory
countenance
Appearance, especially the expression of the face.
caulk
To make watertight or airtight by filling or sealing
chimerical
1. Created by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; highly improbable. 2. Given to unrealistic fantasies; fanciful.
cavalier
A gallant or chivalrous man, especially one serving as escort to a woman of high social position; a gentleman.
conjecture
Inference or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
cast(v.)
1.a. To throw (something, especially something light): The angler cast the line. b. To throw with force; hurl: waves that cast driftwood far up on the shore.
chalice
A cup or goblet.
callow
Lacking adult maturity or experience; immature
charlatan
A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
calumny
1. A false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation. 2. The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.
chortle
A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.
congenial
1. Having the same tastes, habits, or temperament; sympathetic.
cessation
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing
conscientious
Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled: a conscientious decision to speak out about injustice.
copious
yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply
connive
To cooperate secretly in an illegal or wrongful action; collude