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counterpart
n. a thing that completes another; things very much alike
coup
n. highly successful action or sudden attack
couple
v. join; unite
courier
n. messenger
covenant
n. agreement
covert
adj. secret; hidden; implied
covetous
adj. avaricious; eagerly desiroiius of
cow
v. terrorize; intimidate
cower
v. shrink quivering, as from fear
coy
adj. shy; modest; coquettish
cozen
v. cheat; hoodwink; swindle
crabbed
adj. sour; peevish
crass
adj. very unrefined; grossly insensible
craven
adj. cowardly
credence
n. belief
credo
n. creed
credulity
n. belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivete
creed
n. system of religious or ethical belief
crescendo
n. increase in the volume or intensity, as in a musical passage; climax
crestfallen
adj. dejected; dispirited
crevice
n. crack; fissure
cringe
v. shrink back, as if in fear
criteria
n. PL. standards used in judging
crone
n. hag
crotchety
adj. eccentric; whimsical
crux
n. essential or main point
crypt
n. secret recess or vault usually used for burial
cryptic
adj. mysterious; hidden; secret
cubicle
n. small chamber used for sleeping
cuisine
n. style of cooking
cullinary
adj. relating to cooking
cull
v. pick out; reject
culmination
n. attainment of highest point
culpable
adj. deserving blame
culvert
n. artificial channel for water
cumbersome
adj. heavy; hard to manage
cumulative
adj. growing by addition
cupidity
n. greed
curator
n. superintendent; manager
curmudgeon
n. churlish, miserly individual
cursive
adj. flowing, running
cursory
adj. casual; hastily done
curtail
v. shorten; reduce
cynical
adj. skeptical or distrustful of human motives
cynosure
n. object of general attention
dabble
v. work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around
dais
n. raised platform for guests of honor
dally
v. trifle with; procrastinate
damp
v. lessen in intensity; diminish; mute
dank
adj. damp
dapper
adj. neat and trim
dappled
adj. spotted
daub
v. smear (as with paint)
daunt
v. intimidate; frighten
dauntless
adj. bold
dawdle
v. loiter; waste time
deadlock
n. standstill; stalemate
deadpan
adj. wooden; impassive
dearth
n. scarcity
debacle
n. sudden downfall; complete disaster
debase
v. reduce the quality
debauch
v. corrupt; seduce from virtue
debilitate
v. weaken; enfeeble
debonair
adj. urbane and suave; amiable
debris
n. rubble
debunk
v. expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc: ridicule
debutante
n. young woman making formal entrance into society
decadence
n. decay
decant
v. pour off gently
decapitate
v. behead
decelerate
v. slow down