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collaborate
v. work together
collage
n. work of art put together from fragments
collate
v. examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order
collateral
n. security given for loan
collation
n. a light meal
colloquial
adj. pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal
colloquy
n. informal discussion
collusion
n. conspiring in a fraudulent scheme
colossal
adj. huge
colossus
n. gigantic statue
comatose
adj. in a coma; extremely sleepy
combustible
adj. easily burned
comely
adj. attractive; agreeable
comestible
n. something fit to be eaten
comeuppance
n. rebuke; deserts
comity
n. courtesy; civility
comandeer
v. to draft for military purposes; to take for public use
commemorative
adj. rmemebering; honoring
*commensurate
adj. corresponding in extent, degree, amount; proportionate
commiserate
v. feel or express pity or sympathy for
commodious
adj. spacious and comfortable
communal
adj. held in common; a group of people
compact (n.)
n. agreement; contract
compact (adj.)
adj. tightly packed; firm; brief
compatible
adj. harmonious; in harmony with
compelling
adj. overpowering; irresistable in effect
*compendium
n. brief. comprehensive summary
compensatory
adj. making up for it; repaying
compilation
n. listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
compile
v. assemble; gather; accumulate
complacency
n. self-satisfaction; smugness
*complaisant
adj. trying to please; overly polite; obliging
complement
v. complete; consummate; make perfect
complementary
adj. serving to complete something
compliance
n. readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements
*compliant
adj. yielding; conforming to requirements
complicity
n. involvement in a crime; participation
component
n. element; ingredient
comport
v. bear one's self; behave
composure
n. mental calmness
compound
v. combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
comprehensive
adj. thorough; inclusive
compress
v. squeeze or press together; make more compact
comprise
v. include; consist of
compromise
v. adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
compunction
n. remorse
compute
v. reckon; calculate
concatenate
v. link as in a chain
concave
adj. hollow
concede
v. admit; yield
conceit
n. vanity or self-love; whimsicle idea; extravagant metaphor
concentric
adj. having a common center
conception
n. beginning; forming of an idea
concerted
adj. mutually agreed on; done together
concession
n. an act of yielding
*conciliatory
adj. reconciling; soothing
concise
adj. brief and compact
conclave
n. private meeting
conclusive
adj. decisive; ending all debate
concoct
v. prepare by combining
concomitant
n. that which accompanies
concord
n. harmony
concur
v. agree
concurrent
adj. happening at the same time
condescend
v. bestow courtesies with a superior air
condign
adj. appropriate; deserved (almost always, in the sense of deservedly severe, as in condign punishment)
condiment
n. food seasoning; spice
condole
v. express sympathetic sorrow
*condone
v. overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
conducive
adj. helpful; contributive
conduit
n. acqueduct; passageway for fluids
confidant
n. trusted friend
confine
v. shut in; restrict
confiscate
v. seize; confiscate
conflagration
n. great fire
conflate
v. meld or fuse; confuse; combine into one
confluece
n. flowing together; crowd
conformity
n. harmony; agreement
*confound
v. confuse; puzzle
congeal
v. freeze; coagulate
congenial
adj. pleasant; friendly
congenital
adj. existing at birth