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Cabal

A small, secret group

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Cache

A hiding place

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Cacophony

Harsh or unpleasant sound

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Cadaverous

Pale; ghastly;corpselike

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Cadence

Rhythm

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Caesura

Pause

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Cajole

To coax; to persuade

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Calamitous

Causing trouble or misery; disastrous

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Callow

Young and inexperienced

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Calumny

A false accusation

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Canard

A false story, report, or rumor

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Canny

Shrewd

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Cant

Insincere statements usually made in a singsong tone

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Cantankerous

Bad-tempered; quarrelsome

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Canter

Smooth, easy pace; gallop

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Canvass

To make a survey

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Capacious

Spacious

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Capitulate

To surrender

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Capricious

Erratic; impulsive

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Captious

Hard to please, faultfinding

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Carapace

Shell

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Carcinogenic

Causing cancer

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Cardinal

Principal, chief

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Carren

To swerve

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Carnage

Slaughter; massacre

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Carnal

Sensual; sexual

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Carnivorous

Flesh-eating

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Carouse

To engage in a noisy, drunken party

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Carrion

Decaying flesh

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Carte Blanche

Freedom to use one's own judgement

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Cartel

Association of business firms

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Cartographer

Map maker

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Caste

Social class

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Castigate

To punish

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Cataclysm

A violent change

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Catacomb

Underground burial place

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Cathartic

Cleansing

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Catholic

Universal; wide-ranging

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Caucus

A private meeting

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Caustic

Sarcastic; severely critical, corrosive

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Cavalcade

A procession; a sequence of events

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Cavalier

A haughty and casually indifferent person

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Caveat

A warning

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Cavil

To quibble

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Cavort

To leap about; to frolic

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Celerity

Speed; swiftness

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Celibate

Unmarried

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Centrifugal

Moving away from the center

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Cerebration

Thinking; using one's brain

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Certitude

Sureness; certainty

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Cessation

A stopping; a discontinuance

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Chafe

To irritate, to annoy

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Chagrin

Embarrassment; complete loss of courage

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Champ

To bite impatiently

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Charlatan

A fake, a quack

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Charnel

Cemetery; tomb

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Chary

Careful, cautious

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Chattel

Slave

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Chauvinism

Fanatical devotion to one's country, sex, religion, etc.

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Chicanery

Trickery; deception

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Chide

To scold

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Chimerical

Imaginary; fantastic; unreal

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Chirography

The art of handwriting

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Chivalrous

Courteous; courageous; loyal

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Choleric

Easily angered

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Chronic

Long-lasting

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Churlish

Rude; I'll-bred

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Cipher (sayh-fer)

Person or thing of no value; zero

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Circuitous

Roundabout; indirect

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Circumlocution

Roundabout way of speaking

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Circumscribe

To encircle; to limit or confine

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Circumspect

Cautious; careful

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Circumvent

To surround or entrap; to go around or bypass

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Clairvoyant

Having great insight;keenly perceptive

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Civility

Politeness

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Clamor

Noise

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Clandestine

Secretive; private

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Clarion

Clear

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Cleft

Split; divided

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Clemency

Mercy; leniency

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Clime

Climate; region

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Cloistered

Secluded; confined

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Cloven

Divided; split

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Coadjutor

Assistant; helper

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Coalesce

To blend; to merge; to fuse

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Coffer

A safe, strongbox

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Cogent

Convincing

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Cogitate

Related; relevant

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Cognizant

Aware

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Cognomen

Family name; last name

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Cohort

Colleague; associate; partner

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Collate

To put together

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Colloquial

Informal, like slang

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Colloquy

Conversation

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Collusion

Conspiracy; agreement to commit a wrongful act

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Comely

Attractive

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Commendation

Praise

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Commensurate

Proportionate

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Commiserate

To express pity for

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Compendium

Brief summary

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Complicity

Partnership in a wrongful act

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Compulsory

Required

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Compunction

Uneasiness; remorse

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Concentric

Having a common center

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Conciliate

To soothe the anger of; to win over

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Conclave

Secret meeting

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Concomitant

Accompanying; attending

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Concourse

A crowd; a wide street

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Condescend

To lower oneself to an inferior's level

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Condign

Deserved; suitable

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Condolence

Expression of sorrow

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Conduit

Pipe or tube through which fluid or electricity passes

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Conflagration

Shape; arrangement

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Confluent

Merging; flowing together

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Congeal

To freeze solid; to thicken

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Congenial

Friendly; agreement

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Conjugal

Pertaining to marriage

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Connivance

Pretended ignorance of another's wrong-doing; conspiracy

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Connoisseur

An expert

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Connote

To suggest or imply

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Connubial

Pertaining to marriage

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Consanguinity

Close relationship, usually by blood

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Consecrate

To make holy

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Consternation

Sudden confusing; panic

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Constraints

Restrictions; limits

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Construe

To analyze; to interpret

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Consummate

To complete (verb), perfect (adjective)

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Contemn

To regard with scorn or contempt

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Contemptuous

Scornful

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Contentious

Ready to argue, quarrelsome

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Contiguous

Nearby; nearby

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Contraband

Smuggled or stolen goods

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Contravene

To go against; to oppose

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Contretemps

An embarrassing occurrence

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Contrite

Sorrowful; penitent

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Contumacious

Disobedient; obstinate

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Contumely

Rudeness

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Contusion

A bruise

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Convalesce

To recover from an illness

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Conversant

Familiar with

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Conveyance

A vehicle

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Convivial

Sociable; friendly

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Convoke

To call together

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Coquetry

Flirtation

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Cornucopia

Horn of plenty; abundance

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Corollary

Inference; deduction; consequence

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Corpulent

Fat; fleshy

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Cortège

Funereal procession; group of followers

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Cosmopolitan

Worldly-wise; universal

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Coterie

Close circle of friends

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Countermand

To cancel an order

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Counterpart

Duplicate; copy

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Coup

A brilliant move; a successful and sudden attack

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Coy

Shy; modest

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Cozen

To trick

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Crass

Stupid; unrefined

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Craven

Cowardly

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Credence

Belief; trust

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Crestfallen

Dejected; humbled

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Crone

Hag; withered old woman

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Crotchety

Grouchy; eccentric

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Crux

The essential part

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Culpable

Blameworthy

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Cupidity

Greed

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Cursive

Running or flowing

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Cursory

Superficial; hasty

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Curtail

To cut short

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Cynosure

Center of attention