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adulation
flattery; admiration
what a dul. that is a flattery; admiration
adulterate
make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances
adult rated movies are made impure by adding inferior or taited substances
advent
arrival
i need to add a vent. i am waiting for its arrival
Adventitious
accidental; casual
when you invent something usually it is accidental or casual
Advocacy
support; active pleading on somethings behalf
when you advocate something you support it
adverse
ufavorable; hostile
adding a verse would be unfavorable for the song. It would be Hostile!
Adversity
poverty;misfortune
Our varsity team is in poverty and misfortune as they come in last place every time
Aerie
nest of a large bird of prey (eagle, hawk)
A eerie sight to see is a nest of a large bird in the middle of the night. The bird may come and eat you.
affected
adj. artificial; pretended; assumed in order to impress

n. affectation
Oh no.You have been affected and infected. Now you are artificial; pretended
affidavit
written statement made under oath
david had a written statement made under oat
affinity
kinship

She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains
she lent out a fin... because she had kinship
affirmation
positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
a law firm says that if you refuse to take an oath you must a solemn pledge
affix
fasten; attach; add on
to fix something you most fasten, attach, or add on
affliction
state of distress; cause of suffering
a flick on the ear is the cause of suffering and is a state of distress
affluence
abundance; wealth
A guy named Af flew. Only abundance and wealth allows you to fly
affront
n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
If someone is in front of your face they usually have an insult, offense, or intentional act of disrespect
agglomeration
n. collection; heap
Omer has many collections and heaps of toys
aggrandize
v. increase or intensify
When you make somehing more grand you increase or intensify it
aggregate
v. gather; accumulate
greag ate by gathering and accumulating food
agility
nimbleness
agility of the acrobat
agnostic
one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
gnost- ghost- no existence
alacrity
n. cheerful promtness
alac! we have arrived. cheerful promtness
alchemy
n. medieval chemistry
Al is a medieval name... chemy= chemistry
alcove
n. nook; small, recessed section of a room
cove- cave- nook; small recessed section of a room
alias
n. an assumed name
alias is a dumb name. the assumed name is lia
alimentary
adj. supplying nourishment
a limen (limon) is a supplying nourishment fruit
alimony
payments made to an ex-spouse after divorce
allie with money!
allay
v. calm; pacify
allay allay. a bullfighter must calm himself while waving his red cloth
allege
v. state without proof

n. allegation
all e- g- e elstupido gathered encoding
aloy
n. a mixture as of metals

v. mix; make less pure; lesson or moderate
like a mixture of metals, which is less pure. It lessons and moderates the value.
aloft
adv. upward
To get into a loft bed, you have to climb aloft
aloof
apart; reserved
oof. I want to be apart and reserved. go away.
altercation
noisy quarrel; heated dispute
If you alter a cat's position then there will be a noisy quarrel; a heated dispute
amass
v. collect
a mass of things results in someone who collects them
ambidextrous
capable of using either hand with equal ease
ambi is both and extrous reminds me of extra.
ambience
n. environment; atmosphere
bambi had a great environment and atmosphere
ambiguous
adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning

n. ambiguity
big or not? the nuclear testing was ambiguous; unclear or doubtful in meaning.
ambivalence
n. the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes

adj. ambivalent
valentines day... you have contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes
amble
n. moving an easy pace
amble= ambulence. its slow cause its half the word
ambulatory
adj. able to walk; not bedridden
the ambulence does not carry those who are able to walk; not bedridden
ameliorate
v. improve
amelia airheart improved flight
amenable
readily managed; willing to be led
when you say amen you are readily managed and are willing to be led by the group
amenities
n. convenient features; courtesies
amen. we have convenient features and courtesies like ties
amicable
politely friendly; not quarrelsome
amy cable is very politely friendly; not quarrelsome. She learns all of her manners from cable t.v.
amiss
adj. wrong; faulty
what a miss. He was so wrong and faulty
amity
friendship
a mit... a hand of friendship
amnesty
n. pardon
nesty chocolate asked for a pardon
amorous
adj. moved by sexual love; loving
a more us?
amorphous
adj. formless; lacking shape or definition
a (opposite) morph (change of form)-- formless; lacking shape or definition
anachronistic
adj. having an error involving time in a story

n. anachronism
Out of time and place
analgesic
adj. causing insensitivity to pain
you are so anal. fine ges... put on the sunscreen... causing insensitivity to pain
analogous
adj. comparable
analogies are used to compare
anathema
n. solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
a nathem is a curse.
ancillary
adj. serving as an aid or accessory; auxiliary
cillary is an aid or accessory or helper to ranch dressing
anecdote
short account of an amusing or interesting event
reminds me of a passage. there was an interesting or amusing event (a neck dot) and there was a short account of it
anesthetic
substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness

anesthesia
a nes (the miracle) the tic bit me but i too anesthetics to remove the sensation with or without loss of consciousness
angular
sharp-cornered; stiff in manner
angles have sharp corners. they are also stiff in manner because they are so sharp
animosity
active enmity; active hatrid
i have an active hatrid for animos (animals)
animus
hostile feeling or intent
ani moose. moose have hostile feelings or intent toward truck drivers
annals
records; history
ann- als
two people. there are always two ways to look at records and history
annuity
yearly allowance
annu--> annual (yearly)

nu. I want the money! :P
annul
v. make void; to cancel
nul like nulify... to make void or to cancel
anomalous
adj. abnormal; irregular
nomal is an abnormal or irregular way to say normal
anomaly
irregularity
a nome is an irregularity. they creep me out
antagonism
n. hostility; active resistance
there is hostility and active resistance against the ant- a- gone
antecede
v. precede
ante = pre ---- cede=cede
antecedents
n. preceding events or circumstances that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
antecede is to procede so antecendents are preceding events or circumstances that influence what coems later; ancestors or early background
antediluvian
adj. antiquated; extremely ancient
ante is pre. i luv is an old way to say it. now we say i <3. so ancient man.
anthology
book of literary selections by various authors

v. anthologize
anth (anthro- study of man) thology (theology- study of religions) book of literary selectios by various authors
anthropocentric
adj. regarding human beings as the center of the universe.

n. anthropocentrism
anthro is the study of man. centric --> center so regarding human beings as the center of the universe
anthropoid
adj. manlike
anthro is man. poid reminds me of a robot, which isn't exactly a robot. so manlike
antidote
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease
anit (against) dote is a terrible poison and disease.
antipathy
n. aversion; dislike
anti pati-- simpaty (symatetic) so anti pati is the oposit which is aversion; dislike
antiseptic
n. substance that prevents infection
anti- sept. ok... september was an infection so anitseptic is a substants that prevents it
apathy
n. lack of caring; indifference
mood: apathetic
ape
v. immitate or to mimic
monkeys like tot immitate and mimic
aperture
n. opening; hole
like a camera opening or hole
apex
n. tip; summit; climax
ap. extreme. this is the tip. this is the summit. this is the climax.
aphasia
n. loss of speech due to injury or illness
phase out... boom crash. the car accident now prevents you from speaking
apiary
n. a place where bees are kept
dear diary, ap.............i! a bee stung me because i went to where they were kept
aplomb
n. poise; assurance
a plumb has assurance and poise. its the key to the candyland board game
apocalyptic
adj.prophetic; pertaining to revelations
apocal sounds like a priest or something so its pertaining to revelations; prophetic
apocryphal
adj. untrue; made up
ap. o! cry... phal (fail) but no... thats untrue and made up since i did well
apogee
n. highest point
a po goeeeeeeee! stick. thats the highest point
apostate
n. one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs

n. apostasy
apple state... there everyone abondons their religious or political beliefs like osi
apotheosis
n. elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something
theo is relating to religion.
sis- sister... an ideal example of something... an elevation to godhood!
apparition
n. ghost; phantom
a parit... they used to hang around on pirates' shoulders, but since they are all dead, the parits are ghosts and phantoms
appease
v pacify or soothe; relieve
peas are very yummy. they relieve little babies. it soothes them
appellation
n. name; title
shu ma pell. my name is
append
v. attach
appendix-- they are always attached to a book
apposite
adj. appropriate; fitting
a replaces with o so its not the opposite. This way it is appropriate and fitting
appraise
v. to estimate value the of

n. appraisal
the appra cost how much!
what we are doing is we are estimating the value of it and its alot
apprehension
n. fear
apprehend is to arest and we fear that.
apprise
v. to inform
a pp r i se ... get together.
be inform app r i se

to inform!
approbation
n. approval
probation! you can't come back to school without approval
appropriate
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use
is it appropriate to acquire and take possession of for one's own use? of course... give them some props
apropos
with reference to; regarding

prep.
appropriate time to intervene with reference to. its french you know?
aptitude
n.fitness; talent
apt is fit. so obviously aptitude is fitness or talent
aquiline
adj. curved, hooked
something happened to the line... now it is curved and hooked
arbitrary
adj. capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical
ar. bit rary... capricious; randomly chosen; tyrannical bicause bitr
arbiter
of course it is a judge. another way to say it is arbitrator...
traitor... biter! i dunno
arboretum
n. place where different tree varieties are exhibited.
boretum... the most boring thing is visting a palce where different tree varieties are exhibited
arcade
n. a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
like a video game place...around there is a passageway usually lined with other shops
ardent
adj. intense; passionate; zealous

n. ardor
ar! dent!!!!!!!!!!! lets fix it... with are intense; passionate; and zealous!!!

ar! door! lets fix it!
arduous
adj. hard; strenuous
arduous is a hard and strenuous word to pronounce because it sounds like are jew us.
aria
n. operatic solo
aaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... operatic solo
arraign
v. to charge in court; indict; to accuse
ain ain... ze lo yechol leheeot. we have to charge you in court.
array
v. clothe; adorn
array! new clothes.
arrears
n. being in debt
rear.. behind in financial expenses
arrest
v. to stop or slow down; to catch someone's attention
when you arrest someone you first try tos top or slow them down in the car... and the lights help to catch their attention
arroyo
n. gully, creek
a row-- yo. Lets go in the creek; gully
arsenal
n. storage place for military equipment
what an arse... he goes tot he army and all he does is hang out at the storage place for military equipment
artifice
n. deception; trickery
fice just sounds like a bad word and art many times consists of deception and trickery. if ice....
artless
adj. without guile; open and honest
if you don't have art, then you are open and honest
ascendancy
n. controlling influence; domination
ascend is like to go up. so a rising power, a controlling influence, a domination
ascertain
find out for certain
certain is in the word. duh
ascetic
adj. practicing self-denial; forbiddingly stern
assets...
when you are being ascetic you are not letting yourself have those assets... you are practicing self-denial and you are being forbiddingly stern
ascribe
v. refer; attribute; assign
like when you ascribe to a magazine... you are refering to it... also a scribe... one who writes refers to things ... attributes and assigns things as well
aseptic
adj. preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
like antiseptic

sept. an infection
preventing infection
ashen
adj. ash-colored
ash... ash colored
asinine
adj. stupid
sin-ine? what a stupid way to spell inverse sin.
askance
adj. with a sideways or indirect look
when you ask dogs questions they have a sideways or indirect look
askew
adj. crookedly; slanted; at an angel
on a skewer... the vegetables are never straight... they are always crookedly placed at an angle
asperity
n. sharpness (of temper)
when you take asperin, you may have had a bad temper... even a sharp one
aspersion
n. slander; slur; derogatory remark
casper was the opposite. he did anythign but make derogatory remarks
assail
to attack violently, to attack with comments, assault
you may have set assail because you were running awway from those who tried to attack violently, thos who trie to attack with comments, those who tried to assault you
assay
v. to analyze; evaluate
what did you assay? That we need to analyze and evaluate your words?
assent
v. aggree; accept
i agree to take a cent
i accept a cent
assuage
v. to ease or lessen (pain); statisfy hunger; soothe anger
age (there is pain)
susage (there is hunger)
ass! (there is anger)
astigmatism
n. eye defect that prevents proper focus
i have a stigmatism... I can't see 20/20
astral
adj. relating to the stars
astr- astronamy-- relating to the stars
astringent
adj. binding; causing contraction

The astringent quality of the unsweetened lemon juice made swallowing difficult
a string is binding and causes contraction
astute
adj. wise; shrewd; keen
toot. if you can learn this word quickly you are very wise, shrewd, and keen
asunder
adv. into parts; apart
a sunder storm rips houses into parts and apart.
atavism
n. reversion to an earlier type; throwback

the reappearance in an individual of characteristics of some remote ancestor that have been absent in intervening generations
tavis is just like travis in the pastime
atone
v. make amends for; pay for
when you are at one with yourself... you must be free of all things including money.

you must make amends for and pay for your debt
atrophy
v. to waste away
To waste away a trophy is ok. The most important thing is to have fun... not to win.
attenuate
v. to make thin; weaken
at ten u ate. You are trying to loos weight, but to make thin means to weaken yourself too
attest
v. testify, bear witness
test- testify
attrition
n. gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment
In the American revolution there was a policy of attrition-- the wearing away of opposition by means of harrassment

this meant there was a gradual decrease in numbers.

Attrition can also mean reduction in the work force without firing employees.
audacious
adj. daring; bold

n. audacity
audacity is a very daring program to work with when dealing with sound. it is even bold. audacious-- odysee (the characters in that book were daring and bold)
audit
n. examination of accounts
audit sounds like edit, but instead of examining film we are dealing with the examination of accounts.
augment
v. increase; add to
adding to the refreshing ment. aug
augury
n. omen; prophecy
ugh. urie. he is an omen; prophecy
august
adj. impressive; majestic
Augustus was a very impressive and majestic guy
aureole
n. sun's corona; halo
reminds me of rolos which are shaped like halos
auroral
adj. pertaining to the aurora borealis
auroral- aurora
auspicious
adj. favoring success
some people are suspicious of things that are favoring success because they thing things will always go wrong
austere
adj. forbiddingly stern; severely simple and unornamented
in australia its all flat and there is nothing. Its severly simple and unornamented... this also makes it forbiddingly stern
automaton
n. robot; person performing a task mechanically
auto- mat- on
everything is done like a robot; a person performing a task mechanically
autopsy
n. examination of a dead body; post-mortem
top see-- now we see everything since we are examining the front of the dead body
auxiliary
adj. helper, additional or subsidiary
auxiliary reminds me of weapons. and weapons are a helper to our hands to fight
avarice
n. greediness for wealth
rice is not enough. they need gold. They have a greediness for wealth
aver
v. assert confidently; affirm
aver sounds like never! like someone who wont give up... someone who asserts confidently and affirms
averse
adj. reluctant; disinclined
another verse. ugh... reluctant and disinclined to write another one
aversion
n. firm dislike
its like when you avert your eyes from somewhere. avert is to prevent or to turn away. and aversion is firm dislike
aviary
n. enclosure for birds
airy. too bad that the birds are enclosed
avid
adj. greedy; eager for

n. avidity
there is an avid that eats alot of bugs on plants and they are very greedy and eager for more and more
avocation
n. secondary or minor occupation
many secondary or minor occupations feel like a vacation because they are so enjoyable
avow
v. declare openly

n. avowal
when you make a vow like in a wedding you declare openly that you will commit to that person.

you make an avowal
avuncular
adj. like an uncle
uncular--> uncle... like an uncle
awry
adv. crooked; wrong; amiss
a why? a wry is the wrong, crooked way to say it
axiom
n. self-evident truth requiring no proof
this word means self-evident truth requiring no proof. It requires no proof because it will give you the ax
azure
adj. sky blue
azure... such a special word for a special color... sky blue
bacchanalian
adj. drunken
bachlors like to get drunk with batches
badinage
n. teasing conversation
bad-in-age
sometimes when its your birthday people make teasing conversation... like how old are you?
bait
v. harrass; tease
when you are bait for something ou are often harrassed and teased like fish
baleful
adj. deadly; having a malign influence; ominious
when you eat a paleful of food your going to get sick. it will be deadly and have a malign influence
balk
v. to put an obstacle in the way of, to thwart; to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on
like the balkins mountains that no one could cross, the meaning of this word is to put an obstacle in the way of... it is also to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. i would too if i was in the balkin mountains
ballast
n. heavy substance used to add stability or weight
if something has a blast its pretty heavy.... so ballast is a heavy substance used to add stability or weight.
balm
n. something that relieves pain
lip balm... is something that relieves pain on your lips
balmy
adj. mild; fragrant
lip balm is very balmy. its mild and fragrant to make your lips smell great
banal
adj. hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality

n. banality
banal sounds like a word that means boring. things that are overused, commonplace, trite, and lacking originality are usually boring
bandy
v. discuss lightly or gibly; exchange words
if i talk to a band i wont harrass them.i will discuss lightly or gibly and exchange a few words
bane
n. cause of ruin; curse

adj. baneful
ben (son of) children are a curse and cause of ruin
bantering
adj. good-natured ridiculing
banter sounds like one of those annoying animals that laugh alot... good NATURED ridiculing
barb
n. openly cutting remark
barb wires cut. its a remark becaus you are speaking to a person named barb
bard
n. poet
aard its hard to be a poet and ryhm
bard
card
dard
eard
fard
gard
hard
baroque
adj. highly ornate
can i baro some decorations? I want my house to be highly ornate
barrage
n. barrier laid down by artillery fire
bear rage -- that is alot of artillery fire

barrier laid down by artillery fire
barricade
n. hastily put together defensive barrier; obstacle
barri (barrier) -- aid (defensive barrier)

these are usually hastily put together.

a barricade can also be an obstacle as well as a defense
barterer
n. trader
when you barter you are in a market negotiating. thats what traders do
bask
v. luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bask on the beach...
you sort of bake and it is to take pleasure in warmth and to luxuriate
bastion
n. fortress; defense
bast! blast! we need a fortress, a defense
bate
v. to let down; to restrain

adj. bated
when you have bait you let it down under water

v. to let down; to restrain
bauble
n. trinket; trifle
bauble--> bubble... it is a trinket; trifle
bawdy
adj. indecent; obscene
baw baw baw is an indecent and obscene way to speak
beatific
adj. giving bliss; blissful
beatitude
n. blessedness; state of bliss
bedizen
v. dress with vulger finery
bedraggle
v. wet thoroughly; stain with mud

adj. bedraggled
beeline
n. direct, quick route
befuddle
v. confuse thoroughly
beget
v. father; produce; give rise to
begrudge
v. resent
beguile
v. mislead or delude; pass time
behemoth
n. huge creature; monstrous animal
belabor
v. explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; attack verbally
belated
adj. delayed
beleaguer
v. besiege or attack; harrassed
belie
v. contradict; give a false impression
bellicose
adj. warlike
belligerent
adj. quarrelsome
bemoan
v. lament; express disapproval of
bemused
adj. confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
benediction
n. blessing
beneficiary
n. person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benevolent
adj. generous; charitable
bent
adj. n. determined; natural talent or inclination
bequeath
v. leave to someone by a will; hand down
berate
v. scold strongly
bereavement
n. state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft
adj. deprived of; lacking; desolate because of a loss
bevy
n. large group
beseech
v. beg; plead with
beset
v. harass or trouble; hem in
biennial
adj. every two years
besmirch
v. soil, defile
betoken
v. signify; indicate
betroth
v. become engaged to marry
bilious
adj. suffering from indigestion; irritable
bilk
v. swindle; cheat
billowing
adj. swelling out in waves; surging
marilyn monroe tried vainly to control her billowing skirts
bivouac
n. temporary encampment
blanch
v. bleach; whiten
bland
adj. soothing or mild; agreeable
blandishment
n. flattery
blare
n. loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
blase
adj. bored with pleasure or dissipation
blighted
adj. suffering from a disease; destroyed
blithe
adj. gay; joyous; carefree
bludgeon
n. club; heavy-headed weapon
bluff
adj. rough but good-natured

n. high cliff
blunder
n. error
bluster
v. blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully
bode
v. foreshadow; portend
bohemian
adj. unconventional (in an artistic way)
boisterous
adj. violent; rough; noisy
bolster
v. support; reinforce
bolt
n. length of fabric

v. gobble down
bombardment
n. attack with missiles
bombastic
adj. pompous; using inflated language
boon
n. blessing; benefit
boorish
adj. rude; insensitive
bovine
adj. cowlike; placid and dull
bowdlerize
v. expurgate; to remove material that is considered vulgar
brandish
v. wave around; flourish
Doctor Watson wildly brandished his gun
bravado
n. swagger; assumed air of defiance
brawn
n. muscular strength; sturdiness

adj. brawny
brazen
adj. insolent- boldly rude or disrespectful
breach
n. breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap
brevity
conciseness
brindled
adj. tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
bristling
adj. rising like bristles; showing irritation
brittle
adj. easily broken; difficult
broach
v. introduce; open up
brooch
n. ornamental clasp
browbeat
v. bully; intimidate
brunt
n. main impact or shock
brusque
adj. blunt; abrupt
buccaneer
n. pirate
bucolic
adj. rustic; pastoral
buffet
v. slap; batter; knock about
buffoonery
n. clowning
bullion
n. gold and silver in the form of bars
bulwark
n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bumptious
adj. self-assertive, loud and pushy
bungle
v. mismanage; blunder
bouyant
adj. able to float; cheerful and optimistic
bureaucracy
n. over-regulated administrative system marked by red tape
burgeon
v. grow forth; send out buds
burlesque
v. give an imitation that ridicules
burly
adj. husky; muscular
burnish
v. make shiny by rubbing; polish
bustle
v. move about energetically; teem- to be full of things
buttress
v. support; prop up
buxom
adj. plump; full- bosomed
cabal
n. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cache
n. hiding place
cacophonous
adj. discordant; inharmonious;

n. cacophony
cadaver
n. corpse
cadaverous
adj. like a corpse; pale
cadence
n. rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat
cajole
v. coax- to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion; wheedle

n. cajolery
caliber
n. ability; quality
callous
adj. hardened; unfeeling
callow
adj. youthful; immature; inexperienced
calorific
adj. heat-producing
calumny
n. malicious misrepresentation; slander
cameo
n. shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
candor
n. frankness; open honesty

adj. candid
cant
n. insincere expressions of piety; jargon of thieves;
cantankerous
adj. ill humored; irritable
cantata
n. story set to music, to be sung by a chorus
canter
n. slow gallop
canvass
v. determine votes, etc
capacious
adj. spacious
capitulate
v. surrender
caprice
n. sudden, unexpected fancy; whim
cardinal
adj. chief
cardiologist
n. doctor specializing in the heart
careen
v. lurch; sway from side to side
caricture
n. exaggerated picture or description; distortion
carnage
n. destruction of life
carnal
adj. fleshly
carping
v. to find fault [carp]

n. a peevish complaint
cartographer
n. map-maker
cascade
n. small waterfall
castigate
v. criticize severely; punish
cataclysm
n. violent upheaval; deluge

adj. cataclysmic
catalyst
n. agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catapult
n. slingshot; hurling machine
cataract
n. great waterfall; eye abnormality
catcall
n. shout of disapproval; boo
catechism
n. book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
categorical
adj. without exceptions; unqualified; absolute
cater to
v. supply something desired (whether good or bad)
catharsis
n. purging or cleansing of any passage of the body
catholic
adj. broadly sympathetic; liberal
caucus
n. private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy
caulk
v. make watertight by filling in cracks
causal
adj. implying a cause-and-effect relationship

n. causality
caustic
adj. burning; sarcastically biting
cavalcade
n. procession; parade
cavalier
adj. offhand or casual; haughty
cavil
v. make frivolous objections
cede
v. yield (title, territory) to; surrender formally
celerity
n. speed; rapidity
celestial
adj. heavenly; relating to the sky
celibate
adj. unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse

n. celibacy
censorious
adj. critical
censure
v. blame; criticize
centigrade
adj. measure of temperature used widely in Europe
centrifugal
adj. radiating; departing from the center
centripetal
adj. tending toward the center
centurion
n. roman army officer
cerebral
adj. pertaining to the brain or intellect
cerebration
n. thought
certitude
n. certainty
cessation
n. stoppage

v. cease
cession
n. yielding to another; ceding
chafe
v. warm by rubbing; make sore (by rubbing)
chaff
n. worthless products of an endeavor; straw
chaffing
adj. bantering; joking
chagrin
n. vexation- a source of irritation or annoyance (caused by humiliation or injured pride); disappointment