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Flashcards in c-d Deck (51):
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cynical

distrusting the motives of others

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curt

rudely brief or abrupt in speech or manner

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culpable

deserving blame

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cryptic

mysterious or ambiguous in meaning

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credulous

willing to believe or trust too readily

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cosmopolitan

at home in all the world; sophisticated

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contrive

to plan or scheme

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contrite

showing sincere remorse

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contentious

tending to argument or conflict

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contempt

to regard something as worthless

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conscientious

careful, painstaking

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connoisseur

a person with expert knowledge or taste

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complacent

pleased with oneself

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coerce

use of force or intimidation to get results

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clandestine

done with secrecy or concealment

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cavalier

showing arrogant disregard

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caustic

severely critical or sarcastic

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capricious

subject to or led by whim

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capitulate

to give up resistance

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cantankerous

disagreeable to deal with

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camaraderie

a spirit of friendliness or good-fellowship

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cacophony

harsh, loud, discordant sounds

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duplicity

having deliberate untruth in speech or behavior

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dubious

doubful

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dogmatic

asserting opinions in an arrogant manner

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dissolution

breaking into fragments or parts

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dissent

to disagree or act against

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disseminate

to scatter or spread widely

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disparity

lack of similarity or equality

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disparage

to belitte, or bring reproach or discredit upon

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disgruntled

displeased and discontented

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disconsolate

hopelessly unhappy

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dilatory

tending to delay or procrasinate

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diffident

lacking self-confidence

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diatribe

a bitter attack or criticism

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devoid

not possessing

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despondent

profound hopelessness

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deride

having or expressing contempt or mocking

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deprecate

to express disapproval of

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depravity

moral corruption

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deplore

to regret deeply or strongly

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denuded

to make naked or bare

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demure

shyness or modesty

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deleterious

harmful or injurious

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dejected

depressed in spirit

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deficient

lacking on some characteristic or trait

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deferential

showing deference or respect

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decry

to denounce as faulty or worthless

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decorous

having proper dress, speech, or behavior

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debilitating

to make weak or feable

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dearth

an inadequate supply