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1

harsh or discordant sound; harshness in the sound of words

cacophony

2

to persuade someone to give you (something) for free

cadge

3

the serpent-entwined rod traditionally carried by Hermes, regarded until recently as a symbol of commerce, now regarded as a symbol of the medical profession

caduceus

4

medicinal agent (or properties thereof) producing a feeling of warmth

calefacient

5

regulation/dogma decreed by a church council; list of literary works approved as of higher quality

canon

6

changing often and quickly for no reason in mood

capricious

7

heartburn or mild indigestion

cardialgia

8

rapidity of motion or action/haste; speed

celerity

9

a songstress, esp. at a concert or nightclub

chanteuse

10

fear of money

chrematophobia

11

fantastically visionary or improbable; fanciful, existing only in imagination

chimerical

12

impolite; difficult to work or deal with

churlish

13

done secretly or in a private place

clandestine

14

too sweet, pleasant (as a smell), or emotional

cloying

15

people who have expert knowledge in a subject

cognoscenti (singular:----e)

16

extremely skilled and accomplished, almost to a fault

consummate (adj)

17

feeling or showing regret for bad behavior

contrite

18

sending off a sparkle, flashing light

coruscate

19

of or relating to social events where people mingle in a friendly way

convivial

20

to give someone a lot of care and attention

cosset

21

a group that is exclusive or purpose; clique

coterie

22

conceited fool

coxcomb

23

a person or thing that attracts a lot of attention or interest, something that leads something by being in the center

cynosure