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Flashcards in Barrons 4 Deck (152)
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Concomitant

n. existing concurrently

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Compliant

adj. yielding

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Conjugal

adj. pertaining to marriage agreement

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Compunction

n. uneasiness caused by guilt

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Concave

adj. curving inward

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Conciliatory

adj. overcoming distrust or hostility

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Concoct

v. to invent

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Compendium

n. brief, comprehensive summary

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Complaisant

adj. overly polite; willing to please; obliging

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Complement

n. something that completes or makes up a whole

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Cloister

v. to confine; seclude

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Cloistered

adj. shut away from the world

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Chasten

v. to correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

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Caustic

adj. sarcastically biting; burning

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Centrifugal

adj. moving away from a center

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Centripetal

adj. moving or directed towarrd a center

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Caucus

n. smaller group within an organization

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Castigation

n. punishment; chastisement; criticism

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Carping

v. to find fault; complain

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Carnal

adj. of the flesh or body; related to physical appetites

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Captious

adj. faultfinding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

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Cant

n. insincere talk; language of a particular group

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Callous

adj. thick-skinned; insensitive

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Canon

n. an established principle; a basis or standard for judgment; a group of literary works

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Burnish

v. to polish

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Cadge

v. to beg; sponge

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Bovine

adj. cowlike

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Brazen

adj. bold; shameless

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Broach

v. to mention for the first time

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Beneficent

adj. kindly; doing good