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censor

one that condemns or censures

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cerebral

intellectual rather than emotional

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chagrin

a keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event

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champion

to fight for, defend, or support

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characterization

a description of qualities or peculiarities

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charismatic

possessing personal magnetism or charm

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chasten

to correct by punishment or reproof; take to task

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chicanery

deception by trickery or sophistry; a trick; a subterfuge

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chronological

arranged in order of time of occurence

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churlishness

rudeness; having a bad disposition; surly; difficult to work with; intractable

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circumscribe

to limit narrowly; restrict

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circumvent

to avoid or get around by artful maneuvering

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civil

not rude

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clemency

a disposition to show mercy

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coagulate

to cause transformation of (a liquid, or solid, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass

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coalition

an alliance, especially a temporary one, of people, factions, parties, or nations

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cogent

appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning; convincing

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coherent

sticking together; cohering

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coin

to devise (a new word or phrase)

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colloquial

informal speech or writing

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commemorate

to honor the memory of with a ceremony

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commendable

to be worthy, qualified, or desirable

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communal

of, belonging to, or shared by the people of a community; public

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compilation

something, such as a set of data, a report, or an anthology, that is compiled

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complaisant

exhibiting a desire or willingness to please; cheerfully obliging

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complicity

involvement as an accomplice in a questionable act or a crime

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compromised

to have been exposed to danger, suspicion, or disrepute

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compunction

a strong uneasiness caused by a sense guilt

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concession

something, such as a point previously claimed in argument, which is later concluded; an acknowledgment or admission

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conciliate

to overcome the distrust or animosity of

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condemn

to express strong disapproval of

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condescension

patronizingly superior behavior or attitude

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condoned

to overlook, forgive, or disregard

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confluence

a gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point

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confound

to cause to become confused or perplexed

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conjecture

a guess based on incomplete evidence

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consensus

general agreement

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contemporary

current; modern

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contemptuous

manifesting or feeling contempt; scornful

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contentious

quarrelsome

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contrite

feeling regret and sorrow for one's sins or offenses

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conversant

familiar, as by study or experience

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convey

to take or carry from one place to another; transport; to communicate or make known; impart

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convivial

sociable

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copious

large in quantity; abundant

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cordial

friendly

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cosmopolitan

having constituent elements from all over the world or from many different parts of the world

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covet

to feel blameworthy desire for

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craven

characterized by abject fear; cowardly

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credible

capable of being believed; plausible

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credulous

gullible

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culled

to remove rejected members or parts from (a herd, for example)

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cultivate

to promote the growth of; to nurture; foster

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cupidity

covetousness or avarice

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curators

one that manages or oversees, as the administrative director of a museum collection or a library

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curmudgeon

an ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions

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cursory

performed with haste and scant attention to detail

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curtailed

to cut short; abbreviate

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cynical

scornful of the motives, virtue or integrity of others

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dalliance

frivolous spending of time; dawdling; playful flirtation

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dautning

discouraging

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dearth

a scarce supply; a lack

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debase

to lower in rank, dignity, or significance

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decorum

appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety

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decry

to condemn openly

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deficient

inadequate in amount or degree; insufficient

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defile

to debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt

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defray

to undertake the payment of (costs or expenses); pay

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deft

skillful

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deign

to think it appropriate to one's dignity; condescend

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delinquent

failing to do what law or duty requires; overdue in payment

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demystify

to make less mysterious; clariy

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denotation

the act of denoting; indication

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denounce

to condemn openly as being evil or reprehensible

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derisive

mocking; jeering

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derivation

the act or process of deriving; the historical origin and development of a word

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desecrate

to violate the sacredness of; profane

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despise

to regard with contempt or scorn

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deterred

to prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt

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devotee

one who is ardently devoted to something; an enthusiast or advocate

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devour

to eat up greedily; to destroy, consume, or waste

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dichotomy

division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions

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dictum

an authoritative, often formal, pronouncement

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diffidence

the quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness

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digress

to turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking; stray

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dilettante

a dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge

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dilligent

marked by persevering, painstaking effort

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diminish

to make smaller or less or to cause to appear so

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dirge

a funeral song

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discern

to perceive with the eyes or intellect; detect

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discomfited

to make uneasy or perplexed

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disconcerted

to upset the self-possession of; to frustrate; disarrange

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discrepancy

divergence or disagreement; difference

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discreet

marked by, exercising, or showing prudence and wise self-restraint in speech and behavior

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discrete

separate; individual

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discriminate

having the ability to see the nuances or subtle distinctions

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disdain

despise

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disillusionment

the act of disenchating

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disingenuous

crafty; not straightforward or candid

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disparaging

belittle