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Cachinnate

to laugh loudly or immoderately.

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Clandestine

—adjective

characterized by, done in, or executed with secrecy or concealment, especially for purposes of subversion or deception; private or surreptitious: Their clandestine meetings went undiscovered for two years.

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Curmudgeon

—noun

a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.

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Cadge

—verb

to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.

to borrow without intent to repay.

to beg or obtain by begging.

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Calumny

—noun, plural cal·um·nies.

a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something: The speech was considered a calumny of the administration.

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Choleric

—adjective

extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible: a choleric disposition.

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Cadaverous

A
Relating to a corpse, corpse like

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Callow

A
Young and inexperienced

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Capitulate

V
Surrender under agreed conditions

To give in

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Castigate

V
Scold in especially harsh way

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Catharsis

N
The experience of releasing emotional tension for refreshment afterwards.

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Chagrin

Sha grin

N
Embarrassment or distress over a failure

V
To cause those feelings

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Chimerical

Kai MAIR ick ul

A
Wildly fanciful and imaginative

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Circuitous

A
Long and roundabout, of a path. Not straight and direct

Of speech, not getting to the point

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Circumlocution

N
Indirect expression, a long complicated way of expressing something.

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Circumspect

A
Cautious, think carefully before doing anything.

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Clemency

N
Compassion from authority figure to rule breaker.

Good casual weather

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Cogent

CO gent

Powerfully persuasive

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Cognizant

A. (Followed by "of")
Aware of something, perceiving

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Collusion

N
Secret agreement or plot

_____are in collusion.

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Commiserate

V
To express sympathy in a group where everyone has those lousy feelings. (Group after layoff)

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Commodious

A
Roomy and large

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Complacent

Content with ones actions, though no one else is. Think couch potato.

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Concede

V
Relinquish, surrender, give over

Acknowledge defeat

Admit to a wrongdoing, or that someone else is right.

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Conciliatory

A
Making someone else less angry

Being willing to make those actions

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Conclave

CON clave

A private secret meeting

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Concord

N
Agreement, of a compromise

Harmonious state of colors and shapes

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Condone

V
To tolerate, to not directly object to

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Conflagration

GRA

N
Huge fire

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Conglomerate
Agglomerate

C-order (like business)
A-chaos (like ecosystem)

V-to accumulate
A-composed of heterogenous elements
N-large group of

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Consolidate

V
To bring all together

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Consternation

N
Sudden fear resulting from awareness of danger

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Consummate

A
Having supreme mastery of a skill

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Contemporaneous

A
Happening at the same time

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Contrite

A
To be feeling guilt, remorse, sorrow for sins or offenses.

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Contrived

A
Showing conspicuous effects of planning or manipulation.

Artificially formal, "trying too hard"

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Convivial

A
Fond of the pleasures of good company.

"The life of the party"

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Copious

A
Large in number (esp. Of notes, discourse)

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Corroborate

V
To back someone else's story.

To attest for, support with evidence to make certain

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Covert/overt

A
Secret or hidden/obvious

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Craven

A
Cowardly, no courage

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Credence

N
Believability, accepted as true

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Crestfallen

A
Low in spirit. You need a hug.

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Culminate

V
To end in a climactic stage (Seahawks culminated in the super bowl)

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Culpable

A
At fault, deserving blame

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Cultivated

A
Polite and civilized

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Cursory

A
Not paying attention to details

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Curtail

V
Stop or slow before proper end or full extent