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Cadence

Rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds

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Cajole

To persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do

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Callow

Immature

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Candor

Truthfulness; sincere honesty

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Capitalism

Businesses owned by private citizens, no government control

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Capitulate

To surrender; to give up or give in

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Capricious

Unpredictable; likely to change at any moment

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Caricature

Portrait or description that is distorted or exaggerated

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Castigate

To criticize severely; to chastise

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Categorical

Unconditional; absolute

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Catharis

Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal

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Catholic

Universal; embracing everything

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Caustic

Like Acid; corrosive

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Celibacy

Abstinence from sex

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Censure

Condemn severely for doing something bad

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Cerebral

Brainy; intellectually refined

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Chagrin

Humiliation; embarrassed disappointment

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Charisma

A magical seeming ability to attract followers or inspire the loyalty

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Charlatan

Fraud; quack; Con Man

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Chasm

A deep gaping hole; a gorge

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Chastise

To inflict punishment on; to discipline

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Chicanery

Trickery; deceitfulness; artifice, especially legal or political

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Chimera

An illusion; a foolish fancy

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Choleric

Hot tempered; quick to anger