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1
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ced, cess

A

to yield, to go

recede go back, withdraw
antecedent that which goes before
process go forward

2
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celer

A

swift

celerity swiftness
decelerate reduce swiftness
accelerate increase swiftness

3
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cent

A

one hundred

century one hundred years
centennial hundredth anniversary
centipede many-footed, wingless animal

4
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chron

A

time

chronology timetable of events
anachronism a thing out of time sequence
chronicle register events in order of time

5
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cid, cis

A

to cut, to kill

incision a cut(surgical)
homicide killing of a man
fratricide killing of a brother

6
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cit, citat

A

to call, to start

incite stir up, start up
excite stir up
recitation a recalling(or repeating) aloud

7
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civi

A

citizen

civilization society of citizens, culture
civilian member of community
civil courteous

8
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clam, clamat

A

to cry out

clamorous loud
declamation speech
acclamation shouted approval

9
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claud, claus, clos, clud

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to close

claustrophobia fear of close places
enclose close in
conclude finish

10
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cognosc, cognit

A

to learn

agnostic lacking knowledge, skeptical
incognito traveling under assumed name
cognition knowledge

11
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compl

A

to fill

complete filled out
complement that which completes something
comply fulfill

12
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cord

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heart

accord agreement (from the heart)
cordial friendly
discord lack of harmony

13
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corpor

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body

incorporate organize into a body
corporeal pertaining to the body, fleshy
corpse dead body

14
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cred. credit

A

to believe

incredulous not believing, skeptical
credulity gullibility
credence belief

15
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jettison

(v)

A

throw overboard

In order to enable the ship to ride safely through the storm, the captain had to jettison much of his cargo.

16
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jingoist

(n)

A

extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist.

Always bellowing “America first!.” the congressman was such a jingoist you could almost hear the sabers rattling as he marched down the halls.

17
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jocose

(adj)

A

given to joking.

The salesman was so jocose that many of his customers suggested that he become a “stand-up” comic.

18
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jocular

(adj)

A

said or done in jest.

Although Bill knew the boss hated jokes, he couldn’t resist making one jocular remark.

19
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jollity

(n)

A

gaiety; cheerfulness

The festive Christmas dinner was a merry one, and old and young alike joined in the general jollity.

20
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jostle

(v)

A

shove; bump

In the subway he was jostled by the crowds

21
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jovial

(adj)

A

good-natured; merry

A frown seemed out of place on his invariably jovial face.

22
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jubilation

(n)

A

rejoicing

There was great jubilation when the armistice was announced.

23
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judicious

(adj)

A

sound in judgement; wise

At a key moment in his life, he made a judicious investment that was the foundation of his later wealth.

24
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juncture

(n)

A

crisis; joining point.

At this critical juncture, let us think carefully before determining the course we shall follow.

25
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junta

(n)

A

group of men joined in political intrigue; cabal

As soon as he learned of its existence, the dictator ordered the execution of all of the members of the junta.

26
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jurisprudence

(n)

A

science of law.

He was more a student of jurisprudence than a practitioner of the law.

27
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kernel

(n)

A

central or vital part; whole seed( as of corn).

“Watson, buried within this tissue of lies there is a kernel of truth; when i find it, the mystery will be solved.”

28
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kindle

(v)

A

start a fire; inspire

One of the first things Ben learned in the Boy Scouts was how to kindle a fire by rubbing two dry sticks together. Her teacher’s praise for her poetry kindled a spark of hope inside Maya.

29
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kindred

(adj)

A

related; belonging to the same family

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn were kindred spirits, born mischief makers who were always up to some new tomfoolery.

30
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kinetic

(adj)

A

producing motion

Designers of the electric automobile find that their greatest obstacle lies in the development of light and efficient storage batteries, the source of the kinetic energy needed to propel the vehicle.

31
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kleptomaniac

(n)

A

person who has a compulsive desire to steal.

They discovered that the wealthy customer was a kleptomaniac when they caught her stealing some cheap trinkets.

32
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knave

(n)

A

untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel

Any politician nick named Tricky Dick clearly has the reputation of a knave.

33
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knit

(v)

A

contract into wrinkles; grow together.

Whenever David worries, his brow knits in a frown, When he broke his leg, he sat around the house all day waiting for the bones to knit.

34
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knotty

(adj)

A

intricate; difficult; tangled.

What to Watson had been a knotty problem, to Sherlock Holmes was simplicity itself.

35
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laborious

(adj)

A

demanding much work for care