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Cacophonous

adj. unpleasant- or harsh-sounding
發音不和諧的

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Cacophony

n. a jarring(刺人耳目的), unpleasant noise
雜音

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Cadge

v. to beg; sponge(討得)
乞討,行乞

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Callous

adj. thick-skinned; insensitive
起老繭的;麻木不仁的

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Calumny

n. false and malicious(惡意的) accusation; slander
誹謗

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Canard

n. false, deliberately misleading story
謬傳(尤指惡意編選的)

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Canon

n. an established principle; a basis or standard for judgement; a group of literary works
準則,標準;(某作家的)真作集

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Canonical

adj. belonging to a group of literary works

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Cant

n. insincere talk; language of a particular group
虛假言辭; 行話,隱語

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Cantankerous

adj. irritable; ill-humored
脾氣壞且愛嘮叨的

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Capricious

adj. fickle(易變的)
善變的

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Caprice

n. an inclination to change one's mind compulsively
多變;反覆無常

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Captious

adj. faultfinding(愛挑剔的); intended to entrap, as in an argument
吹毛求疵的;撥弄是非的,強詞奪理的

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Cardinal

adj. of foremost importance
重要的,主要的

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Carnal

adj. of the flesh or body; related to physical appetites
肉體的;世俗的

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Carp

v. to find fault; complain
吹毛求疵

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Cartography

n. science of making maps
地圖製作

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Caste

n. any of the hereditary social classes of Hindu society; social stratification
種姓;等級制度

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Castigation

n. punishment; chastisement(懲戒); criticism

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Cataclysm

n. a violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change
劇烈變動

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Catalyst

n. something causing change
刺激(或促進)因素

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Categorical

adj. absolute; without exception
絕對的;至上的

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Caucus

n. smaller group within an organization
核心小組

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Causal

adj. involving a cause
原因的;因果的

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Caustic

adj. sarcastically biting; burning
(語言)尖刻的;(物質)腐蝕性的

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Celestial

adj. concerning the sky or heavens; sublime(出眾的)
天空的,天國的;精妙的

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Centrifugal

adj. moving away from a center
離心的

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Centripetal

adj. moving or directed toward a center
向心性的

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Champion

v. to defend or support
擁護,支持

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Chasten

v. to correct by punishment or reproof(指責); to restrain or subdue
(為了使人改正或變好而)懲罰;抑制,節制

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Chicanery

n. trickery; fraud
欺騙;詭計

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Chivalry

n. the qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery and gallantry(殷勤) toward women
騎士精神

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Churlish

adj. rude; boorish

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Circuitous

adj. roundabout
迂曲的;繞行的

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Clairvoyant

n. one who can predict the future; psychic

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Clamor

n. noisy outcry
吵鬧聲,喧囂聲;噪聲
v. to cry out noisily
吵鬧,發喧囂聲

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Clique

n. a small, exclusive group

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Cloister

v. to confine(把...局限於); seclude(使隔離)
使與塵世隔絕
n. a monastery or convent(女修道院)
修道院

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Cloistered

adj. shut away from the world
隱居的,與世隔絕的

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Coagulate

v. thicken; congeal(凝固)
凝結;凝固

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Coalesce

v. to cause to become one
聯合﹐合併

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Coda

n. concluding part of a literary or musical composition; something that summarizes or concludes
完結部;結尾

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Codify

v. to systematize
編纂
n - codification
adj - condified

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Cognizant

adj. informed; conscious; aware
認知的

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Collage

n. artistic composition of materials pasted over a surface; an assemblage of diverse elements
拼貼畫

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Commensurate

adj. proportional
與…相當的;相稱的

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Compendium

n. brief, comprehensive summary
概略;概要

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Complacent

adj. self-satisfied
滿足的;自滿的

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Complaisant

adj. overly polite; willing to please; obliging(樂於助人的)
彬彬有禮的;殷勤的

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Complement

n. something that completes or makes up a whole
補充物;配對物

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Compliant

adj. yielding
順從的;應允的

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Compunction

n. uneasiness caused by guilt
內疚;悔恨

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Concave

adj. curving inward
凹面的

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Conciliatory

adj. overcoming distrust or hostility
調和的;和解的

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Concoct

v. to invent
捏造

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Concomitant

adj. existing concurrently
相伴的;共存的

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Condone

v. to overlook voluntarily; forgive
寬恕,原諒

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Confound

v. to baffle(阻撓); perplex(使費解); mix up
使不知所措;使困惑或驚訝;使相混

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Congenial

adj. similar in tastes and habits; friendly; suited to

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Conjugal

adj. pertaining to marriage agreement

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Connoisseur

n. a person possessing expert knowledge or training; a person of informed and discriminating(識別的) taste
行家;鑑賞家

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Conscript

n. person compulsorily enrolled for military service
徵召入伍者
v. to enroll a person for military service
徵召入伍
n - conscription 徵兵;徵兵制度

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Consecrate

v. to declare sacred

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Contend

v. to assert
堅決主張,聲稱

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Contention

n. an assertion
論點,主張

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Contentious

adj. quarrelsome; causing quarrels
愛爭論的;引起爭論的

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Contiguous

adj. touching; neighboring; connecting without a break
接觸的;鄰近的;連續的

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Continence

n. self-control; abstention(戒絕) from sexual activity
自制;禁慾

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Contrite

adj. very sorrowful for a wrong
悔罪的;痛悔的

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Contumacious

adj. disobedient; rebellious
拒不服從的

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Conundrum

n. riddle; puzzle with no solution
謎語;難題

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Convention

n. practice widely observed in a group; custom; accepted technique or device
習俗;傳統手法

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Conventional

adj. customary or commonplace

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Converge

v. to approach; come together; tend to meet
聚集;會合

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Convex

adj. curved outward
凸面的

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Convivial

adj. sociable

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Convoluted

adj. twisted; complicated

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Copious

adj. abundant; plentiful

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Coquette

n. woman who flirts

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Cornucopia

n. horn overflowing with fruit and grain; state of abundance
角狀盛器;大量好東西

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Cosmology

n. study of the universe as a totality; theory of the origin and structure of the universe
宇宙論

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Cosmos

n. the physical universe regarded as a totality

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Cosmic

adj. relating to the physical universe, especially as distinct from Earth, and suggesting infinite vastness

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Covert

adj. hidden; secret
隱藏的;暗地的

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Covetous

adj. desiring something owned by another
垂涎的
v - covet

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Cozen

v. to mislead by trick or fraud; deceive

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Craven

adj. cowardly
怯懦的

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Credence

n. acceptance of something as true
相信;信任

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Credo

n. statement of belief or principle; creed
信條