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confrontation

a hostile or argumentative meeting or situation between opposing parties:

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congeries

a jumble

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conglomerate

noun
1 the conglomerate was broken up: corporation, company, business, multinational, combine, group, consortium, partnership; firm.
2 a conglomerate of disparate peoples: mixture, mix, combination, amalgamation, union, marriage, fusion, composite, synthesis; miscellany, hodgepodge.
adjective
a conglomerate mass: aggregate, agglomerate, amassed, combined.
verb
the debris conglomerated into planets: coalesce, unite, join, combine, merge, fuse, consolidate, amalgamate, integrate, mingle, intermingle.

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congruous

in agreement or harmony: this explanation is congruous with earlier observations.

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conjecture

speculation, guesswork

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connive

conspire,hand in glove, plot, scheme; informal be in cahoots.

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connote

imply, suggest, indicate, signify, hint at, give the impression of, smack of, be associated with, allude to.

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conscript

verb
they were conscripted into the army: call up, enlist, recruit, draft; historical press, impress.
noun
an army conscript: compulsorily enlisted soldier, recruit, draftee. ANTONYMS volunteer.

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consensus

1 there was consensus among delegates: agreement, harmony, concurrence, accord, unity, unanimity, solidarity; formal concord. ANTONYMS disagreement.
2 the consensus was that they should act: general opinion, majority opinion, common view.

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consolidate

1 we consolidated our position in the market: strengthen, secure, stabilize, reinforce, fortify; enhance, improve.
2 consolidate the results into an action plan: combine, unite, merge, integrate, amalgamate, fuse, synthesize, bring together, unify.

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consort

noun
the queen and her consort: partner, life partner, companion, mate; spouse, husband, wife, helpmate.
verb
he consorted with other women: associate, keep company, mix, go around, spend time, socialize, fraternize, have dealings; informal run around, hang around/out, be thick.

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consortium

many small business owners felt pressured to join the consortium: association, alliance, coalition, union, league, guild, syndicate, federation, confederation, confederacy, conglomerate, cooperative, combine, partnership, affiliation, organization; club, society, congress.

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conspectus

a summary or overview of a subject: five of his works give a rich conspectus of his art.

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conspicuous

a tropical vine with conspicuous blossoms: easily seen, clear, visible, noticeable, discernible, perceptible, detectable; obvious, manifest, evident, apparent, marked, pronounced, prominent, patent, crystal clear; striking, eye-catching, impactful, overt, blatant; distinct, recognizable, unmistakable, inescapable; informal as plain as the nose on one's face, standing/sticking out like a sore thumb.

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constitute

1 farmers constituted 10 percent of the population: amount to, add up to, account for, form, make up, compose.
2 this constitutes a breach of copyright: be equivalent to, be, embody, be tantamount to, be regarded as.
3 the courts were constituted in 1875: inaugurate, establish, initiate, found, create, set up, start, form, organize, develop; commission, charter, invest, appoint, install, empower.

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contagion

the communication of disease from one person to another by close contact: the rooms held no risk of contagion.
• a disease spread in such a way.
• the spreading of a harmful idea or practice: the contagion of disgrace.

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contender

competition, struggle

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contour

the contour of the moon's surface: outline, shape, form; lines, curves, figure; silhouette, profile.

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copious

she took copious notes: abundant, superabundant, plentiful, ample, profuse, full, extensive, generous, bumper, lavish, fulsome, liberal, overflowing, in abundance, many, numerous; informal galore; literary plenteous. ANTONYMS sparse.

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correlate

verb
1 postal codes correlate with geographic location: correspond to/with, match, parallel, agree with, tally with, tie in with, be consistent with, be compatible with, be consonant with, coordinate with, dovetail (with), relate to, conform to; informal square with, jibe with. ANTONYMS contrast.
2 we can correlate good health and physical fitness: connect, analogize, associate, relate, compare, set side by side.

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corroborate

verb
the witness can corroborate Brueller's story: confirm, verify, endorse, ratify, authenticate, validate, certify; support, back up, uphold, bear out, bear witness to, attest to, testify to, vouch for, give credence to, substantiate, sustain. ANTONYMS contradict.

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coruscate

(of light) flash or sparkle: the light was coruscating from the walls.

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cosmology

the science of the origin and development of the universe.

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cosmos

the universe seen as a well-ordered whole: he sat staring deep into the void, reminding himself of his place in the cosmos.
• a system of thought: the new gender-free intellectual cosmos.

an ornamental plant of the daisy family with single dahlialike flowers.

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courtly

he gave a courtly bow: refined, polished, suave, cultivated, civilized, elegant, urbane, debonair; polite, civil, courteous, gracious, well-mannered, well-bred, chivalrous, gallant, gentlemanly, ladylike, aristocratic, dignified, decorous, formal, stately, ceremonious. ANTONYMS uncouth.

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court-martial

a judicial court for trying members of the armed services accused of offenses against military law: they appeared before a court-martial | he was found guilty by court-martial.

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covenant

contract, agreement, undertaking, commitment, guarantee, warrant, pledge, promise, bond, indenture; pact, deal, settlement, arrangement, understanding.

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cower

crouch down in fear: children cowered in terror as the shoot-out erupted.

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craven

cowardly, lily-livered, faint-hearted, chicken-hearted, spineless, timid, timorous, fearful, pusillanimous, weak, feeble; informal yellow, chicken, weak-kneed, gutless, yellow-bellied, wimpish; contemptible, abject, ignominious. ANTONYMS brave.

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credentials

checking the driver's credentials: documents, documentation, papers, identity papers, bona fides, ID, ID card, identity card, passport, proof of identity; certificates, diplomas, certification, references.