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boorish
Ill-mannered
boycott
refuse to do business with
brevity
brief or fleeting
bureaucracy
managing government through departments run by appointed officials
canny
self-interest, shrewdness in dealing with others
capricious
changeable
catastrophe
great loss
caustic
harsh or corrosive in tone
chaos
extreme confusion
chronic
marked by long duration
chronology
record of events in the order of their occurrence
circumvent
cleverness and wit, avoid
civil
not rude
clemency
compassion shown toward offenders charged with administering justice
coddle
treat with excessive indulgence
coerce
cause to do through pressure or necessity
coherent
sticking together
colleague
member of class or profession
colossal
great in size or force
commemorate
to remeber or mark by a ceremony
compatible
having similar dispostion and tastes
compel
make someone do something
compensate
to pay, make up for
complementary
acting as or providing a complement
consequence
outcome of an event
comservative
favoring traditional values
consolidate
bring together into a single whole or system
conspicuous
noticible in an unpleasent way
constitute
justify
contagion
transmitted by contrast
contemporary
belonging to the present time
contempt
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
contentious
always ready to argue
contrary
exact opposition
contrite
expressing pain or sorrow for sins
contrive
devise
compliment
express respect or esteem for
comply
act in accordance
comprehensive
including all or everything
compulsory
required by rule
conceit
feelings of excessive pride
concise
expressing much in few words
condescend
something below one's dignity
condolence
sympathy with another's grief
connote
express or state indirectly
conscientious
characterized by extreme care and great effort
convey
to express
convivial
occupied with
cordial
sincere
corroborate
make more certain, confirm
cosmopolitan
universal
crass
lacking in discrimination
credible
capable of being believed
crisis
extreme danger
criterion
something can be judged
culminate
final or climatic stage
cursory
not thorough
curtail
to cut short
decade
10 years
decipher
convert into ordinary language
declaim
blustering manner
deem
to judge
deface
spoil the appearance of
depose
force to leave
deride
to ridicule something