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Canto
one of the main or larger divisions of a long poem.
the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
poem divisions
Capitulate
capitulant
capitulator,
To surrender unconditionally
To give up resistance.


He finally capitulated and agreed to do the job my way.

Syn: yield, acquiesce, accede, give in.

Anto:stand firm, stand one's ground, fight, defend
Agree, accede to
Caprice
Capricious
changeableness, contrariety, crotchet, fad, fancy, fickleness, fitfulness, freak, humor, impulse, inconsistency, inconstancy, jerk, kink, mood, notion, peculiarity, perversity, quirk, rib*, temper, thought, vagary, vein, whim, whimsy

Antonyms: blueprint, plan, scheme, strategy
change/whim
Capricious
Caprice
capriciously, adverb
capriciousness, noun
Synonyms 1. variable, flighty, mercurial.fickle.
Antonyms 1. steady, constant, consistent.
fickle.
Captious

cap·tious·ly, adverb
cap·tious·ness, noun
acrimonious, antankerous,carping, caviling, cavillous, censorious, contrary, crabby, cross, demanding, deprecating, disparaging, exacting, exceptive, fault-finding, finicky, hypercritical, irritable, nagging, nit-picking, overcritical, peevish, perverse, petulant, sarcastic, testy, touchy


Antonyms: commendatory, complimentary, encouraging, flattering, praising
critical
Carafe
a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.

Synonyms: canteen, carafe, cruet, decanter, ewer, flagon, flask, glass, jar, jug, phial, soldier, urn, vacuum bottle, vial
container
Carapace

carapaced, adjective
carapacial
a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle.

"He used to worry that Sarah would age the same way, develop the same brittle carapace" (Anne Tyler).
covering
careen

ca·reened, ca·reen·ing, ca·reens
Synonyms: bend, lean, lurch, pitch, sway, tilt
Antonyms: straighten

He careened through foreign territories on a desperate kind of blitz" (Anne Tyler).
tilt
carillon


car·il·lonned, car·il·lon·ning, car·il·lons
Synonyms: angelus, bell-lyra, chimes, glockenspiel, gong, peal, tintinnabulation, tocsin

1. a set of stationary bells hung in a tower and sounded by manual or pedal action, or by machinery.
2. a set of horizontal metal plates, struck by hammers, used in the modern orchestra.
bells
carnal

car·nal·i·ty, car·nal·ness, car·nal·ism, noun
car·nal·ly,
Synonyms: animal, bodily, corporal, corporeal, earthly, fleshly, genital, impure, lascivious, lecherous, lewd, libidinous, licentious, lustful, physical, prurient, salacious, sensual, sensuous, temporal, unchaste, venereal, voluptuous, vulgar, wanton, worldly
Antonyms: chaste, godly, moral, pure, spiritual
erotic
carousal
Synonyms: affair, bender, blind*, bout*, carousal, compotation, drunk*, fling, jag*, orgy*, tear, time, toot*
Antonyms: nibble

1. A riotous drinking party.
2. Boisterous drunken merrymaking or revelry.
spree
carping

carp·ing·ly,
carped, carp·ing, carps
Synonyms: bellyaching*, caviling, censorious, critical, criticizing, deprecatory, disparaging, fault-finding, griping, grouchy, grousing, grumbling, hypercritical, kvetching*, moaning, nagging, niggling, nit-picking*, overcritical, quibbling, scathing, whining
Antonyms: complimentary, forgiving
1. characterized by fussy or petulant faultfinding; querulous: carping criticism.
–noun
2. petty faultfinding.
complaining
carrion
1. dead and putrefying flesh.
2. rottenness; anything vile.
–adjective
3. feeding on carrion.

Synonyms: body, bones*, cadaver, carcass, carrion, cold meat, loved one, mort*, remains, stiff*, the deceased
Antonyms: live person, living person
corpse/body(dead)
cataclysm

cataclysmic,cataclysmal adj., cataclysmically
1. any violent upheaval, esp. one of a social or political nature.
2. Physical Geography. a sudden and violent physical action producing changes in the earth's surface.
3. an extensive flood; deluge.

Synonyms: calamity, cataract, catastrophe, collapse, convulsion, crunch*, curtains*, debacle, deluge, disaster, disturbance, double trouble*, flood, flooding, holy mess*, inundation, misadventure, overflow, torrent, tragedy, unholy mess*, upheaval, woe
Antonyms: boon, good fortune, happiness, miracle
disaster
catapult
Synonyms: ballista, heaver, hurler, pitcher, propeller, shooter, sling, slingshot, tosser, trebuchet

Antonyms: catch, receive
shooter/send off/propel
catcall

catcalled, catcalling, catcalls
a cry expressing disapproval
utter catcalls at

Syn: boo, Bronx cheer*, derision, gibe, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry*, shout, whistle
heckle
catechism

cat·e·chis·mal
1. Ecclesiastical.
a. an elementary book containing a summary of the principles of the Christian religion, esp. as maintained by a particular church, in the form of questions and answers.
b. the contents of such a book.
2. a similar book of instruction in other subjects.
3. a series of formal questions put, as to political candidates, to bring out their views.
4.catechetical instruction.
belief
caucus
Synonyms: conclave, convention, council, gathering, get-together, meeting, parley, session

Antonyms: entirety, total, whole

scattering
assembly
caulk
Synonyms: barricade, block, blockade, bolt, caulk, clog, close, dam, deadbolt, dike, fasten, fence, jam, latch, lock, plug, seal, secure, trammel, wall
Antonyms: free, loosen, open, unfasten, unlock
secure
caustic
Synonyms: abrasive, acerbic, acid, acrid, alkaline, astringent, biting, corroding, corrosive, erosive, keen, mordant, pungent, tart
Antonyms: calm, mild, smooth, soothing, sweet
burning
sarcastic
irritating
bitter, sharp, or sour
hateful
cauterize

cau·ter·i·za·tion
to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, esp. for curative purposes; treat with a cautery.

Synonyms: bake, blaze, brand, broil, calcine, cauterize, char, combust, conflagrate, cook, cremate, enkindle, flame, flare, flash, flicker, glow, heat, ignite, incinerate, kindle, light, melt, parch, rekindle, roast, scald, scorch, sear, singe, smoke, smolder, toast, torch, wither
Antonyms: extinguish, put out, quench, smother, wet
adulterate, begrime, defile, dirty, mess, pollute, soil, stain
fire/burn
cavalcade
Synonyms: array, drill, march-past, procession, review, spectacle, train

Antonyms: individual
parade
cavalier

cavalierism, cavalierness,cavalierly
Synonyms: condescending, curt, disdainful, haughty, high-and-mighty*, insolent, lofty, lordly, offhand, overbearing, proud, scornful, supercilious, superior
Antonyms: caring, conscientious, humble, obliging
arrogant
cavil

caviler;caviller,cavilingly; cavillingly, adverb
Synonyms: altercate, argufy, brawl, caterwaul, cavil, dig, disagree, dispute, fall out, fight, hassle, pick at, quarrel, quibble, row, scrap, scrape, spar, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle
Antonyms: agree, concede, concur
argue
centaur

centaurial, centaurian, centauric
1. Classical Mythology. one of a race of monsters having the head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
2. (initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Centaurus.
3. a skillful horseman or horsewoman.
4. (initial capital letter) Rocketry. a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
Alpha Centaury Galaxy
Centurion
1. (in the ancient Roman army) the commander of a century.
Roman Soinyo
cerebration
Synonyms: brainwork, cerebration, consideration, contemplation, deliberation, meditation, reflection, rumination, speculation

Antonyms: carelessness, impulsiveness, thoughtlessness, vacancy, vacuity
thought
ceremonious

ceremonial
Synonyms: civil, courteous, courtly, decorous, deferential, dignified, exact, formal, grandiose, impressive, majestic, moving, precise, proper, punctilious, seemly, solemn, starchy, stately, stiff, striking
Antonyms: casual, informal, relaxed, simple, unceremonious
ritual
chafe
Synonyms: abrade, bark, corrode, damage, erode, excoriate, gall, grate, graze, hurt, impair, inflame, irritate, peel, ruffle, scrape, scratch, skin, wear
Antonyms: cool, protect, relieve, soothe

Synonyms: abrade, anger, annoy, bother, exasperate, exercise, fret, fume, gall, grate, harass, incense, inflame, irk, irritate, itch, offend, provoke, rage, rasp, rub, ruffle, scrape, scratch, vex, worry
Antonyms: appease, calm, make happy, molify, pacify
rub
annoy
chagrin
Synonyms: annoyance, balk, blow, crushing, discomfiture, discomposure, disgruntlement, dismay, disquiet, dissatisfaction, embarrassment, fretfulness, frustration, humiliation, ill-humor, irritation, letdown, mortification, peevishness, shame, spleen, upset, vexation
Antonyms: pride, satisfaction

Synonyms: abash, annoy, confuse, crush, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, disgrace, dismay, disquiet, dissatisfy, embarrass, humiliate, irk, irritate, mortify, peeve, perturb, shame, upset, vex
Antonyms: delight, make happy, please
displeasure
chalice


chaliced
Synonyms: beaker, bowl, cannikin, chalice, cupful, demitasse, draught, drink, goblet, grail, mug, pannikin, potion, stein, taster, teacup, tumbler, vessel
container/cup

a drinking cup or goblet.
censorious

censoriously, adverb
cenoriousness, noun
Synonyms: accusatory, captious, carping, caviling, cavillous, chiding, complaining, condemnatory, condemning, critic, culpatory, denouncing, disapproving, disparaging, fault-finding, hypercritical, overcritical, reprehending, reproaching, severe
Antonyms: acclaiming, complimentary, encouraging, eulogistic, flattering, laudatory, praising
critical
censor
Synonyms: abridge, ban, black out*, blacklist, bleach, bleep*, blue-pencil*, bowdlerize, clean up, conceal, control, cork*, criticize, cut, decontaminate, delete, edit, examine, excise, expurgate, exscind, inspect, launder*, narrow, oversee, purge, purify, refuse transmission, repress, restrain, restrict, review, revile, sanitize, scissor out*, squelch, sterilize, strike out, supervise communications, suppress, withhold
Antonyms: allow, approve, endorse, permit, sanction
forbid
celibate
Synonyms: chaste, continent, frigid, impotent, maiden, pure, single, virgin, virginal, virtuous
Antonyms: promiscuous, sexual, wanton
abstaining
celerity
Synonyms: alacrity, briskness, dispatch, expedition, expeditiousness, fleetness, gait, haste, hurry, hustle, legerity, promptness, quickness, rapidity, speed, speediness, swiftness, velocity
Antonyms: leisureliness, slowness, sluggishness
swiftness