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champion
v. support militantly
chaotic
adj. in utter disorder
charisma
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal
charlatan
n. quack; pretender to konwledge
chary
adj. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chase
v. ornament a metal surface by indenting
chasm
n. abyss
chassis
n. framework and working parts of an automobile
chaste
adj. pure; virginal; modest
chasten
v. correct by punishment or scolding restrain
chastened
adj. humbled; subdued; rebuked
chastise
v. punish or scold; reprimand
chauvinist
n. blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group or cause
check
v. stop motion; curb or restrain
checkered
adj. marked by changes in fortune
cherubic
adj. angelic; innocent-looking
chicanery
n. trickery; deception
chide
v. scold
chimerical
adj. fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
chisel
n. wedgelike tool for cutting
chisel
v. swindle or cheat; cut with a chisel
chivalrous
adj. courteous; faithful; brave
choleric
adj. hot-tempered
choreography
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chortle
v. chuckle with delight
chronic
adj. long established, as a disease
chronicle
v. report; record (in chronological order).
churlish
adj. boorish; rude
ciliated
adj. having minute hairs
cipher
n. nonentity; worthless persion or thing
cipher
n. secret code
circlet
n. small ring; band
circuitous
adj. roundabout
circumlocution
n. unnecessarily wordy and indirect speech; evasive language
circumscribe
v. limit narrowly; confine or restrict; define
circumspect
adj. prudent; cautious
circumvent
v. outwit; baffle
cistern
n. reservoir or water tank
citadel
n. fortress
cite
v. quote; commend
civil
adj. having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
clairvoyant
adj., n. having foresight; fortuneteller
clamber
v. climb by crawling
clamor
n. noise
clandestine
adj. secret
clangor
n. loud, resounding noise
clapper
n. striker (tongue) of a bell
clarion
adj. shrill, trumpetlike sound
claustrophobia
n. fear of being locked in
calvicle
n. collarbone
cleave
v. split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to
cleft
n. split, a narrow break
clemency
n. disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather
cliche
n. phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
clientele
n. body of customers
climactic
adj. relating to the highest point
clime
n. region; climate
clique
n. small, exclusive group
cloister
n. monastery or convent
clout
n. great influence (especially political or social).
cloying
adj. distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental
coagulate
v. thicken; congeal; clot
coalesce
v. combine; fuse
coalition
n. partnership; league; union
coda
n. concluding section of a musical or literary composition; something that rounds out, summarizes, or concludes
coddle
v. treat gently; pamper
codicil
n. supplement to the body of a will
codify
v. arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify
coercion
n. use of force to get someone to obey
coeval
adj. living at the same time as; contemporary.
cog
n. tooth projecting from a wheel
cogent
adj. convincing
cogitate
v. think over
cognate
adj. related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature
cognitive
adj. having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes.
cognizance
n. knowledge
cohabit
v. live together
cohere
v. stick together
cohesion
n. tendency to keep together
cohorts
n. armed band
coiffure
n. hairstyle
coin
v. make coins; invent or fabricate
coincidence
n. the chane occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events
colander
n. utensil with perforated bottom used for straining.