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censor

one that condemns or censures

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cerebral

intellectual rather than emotional

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chagrin

keen feeling of annoyance, embarrassment

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champion

to fight for, defend, or support

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characterization

description of qualities

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charismatic

possessing personal charm

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chasten

to correct by punishment

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chicanery

a trick

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chronological

arranged in order if time

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churlishness

rudeness. having a bad disposition

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circumscribe

to limit. 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

disposition to show mercy, esp. toward an enemy

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coagulate

to cause transformation of into a soft, semisolid, or solid

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coalition

alliance (temporary) of people, parties, or nations

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cogent

convincing. appealing to the intellect or powers of reasoning

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coherent

sticking together

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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

public. shared by the people of a community

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compilation

something that is compiled such as a report or data

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complaisant

exhibiting a desire to please

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complicity

involvement as an accomplice in a crime

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compromised

to have been exposed to danger

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compunction

strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

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concession

acknowledgement or admission

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conciliate

to overcome the distrust. appease

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condemn

to express strong disapproval of

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condescension

assumption of equality with an inferior

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condoned

to overlook, forgive, or disregard (offense) without protest

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confluence

gathering at one point

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confond

to cause to become confused

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conjecture

guess based on incomplete evidence

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consensus

general agreement

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contemporary

current. modern

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contemptuous

feeling contempt. scornful

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contentious

quarrelsome. given to contention

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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 from one place to another. transport. to communicate

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convivial

sociable. fond of feasting, drinking, and good company

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copious

large in quantity. abundant

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cordial

friendly

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cosmopolitan

having elements from all over the world

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covet

to feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's)

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craven

cowardly. characterized by fear

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credible

capable of being believed

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credulous

gullible

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culled

to remove rejected members or parts from

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cultivate

to nurture. foster. to promote the growth of

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cupidity

excessive desire for wealth

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curators

one that manages or oversees. administrative director of a museum collection or library

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curmudgeon

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 and it integrity of others

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dalliance

frivolous spending of time. playful flirtation

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daunting

discouraging

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dearth

scarce supply. lack

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debase

to lower in rank, dignity, or significance

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decorum

appropriateness of behavior

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decry

to condemn openly. to denounce as worthless

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deficient

insufficient

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defile

to debase the pureness. corrupt

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defray

to pay

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deft

skillful

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deign

to think it appropriate to one's dignity

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delinquent

failing to do what the law requires. overdue in payment

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demystify

to make less mysterious. clarify

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de notation

indication

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denounce

to condemn openly as being evil

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derisive

mocking

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derivation

process of deriving. historical origin and development of a word

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desecrate

to violate the sacredness if

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despise

to regard with contempt or scorn

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deterred

to prevent or discourage from acting, as in fear or doubt

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devotee

an enthusiast

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devour

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

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dichotomy

division into two contradictory parts

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dictum

authoritative statement

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diffidence

timidity or shyness

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digress

to turn aside from the main subject

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dilettante

a dabbler (not serious) in art or a field

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diligent

marked by painstaking effort

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diminish

to make smaller or lessen

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dirge

funeral song

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discern

to detect. to perceive with the eyes or intellect

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discomfited

to make uneasy or perplexed

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disconcerted

to disarrange. to upset

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discrepancy

disagreement. difference

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discreet

showing prudence and wise self restraint

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discrete

separate. individual

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discriminate

having the ability to see the distinctions

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disdain

to regard or treat with arrogant contempt

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disillusionment

the act of disenchanting. having no illusion

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disingenuous

not straightforward

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disparaging

belittle.