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1

credo

he announced his credo in his first editorial: statement of belief(s), article of faith, doctrine, creed, axiom, dogma, tenet, canon; theory, thesis, premise, conviction, position; ideology, code of belief.

2

crescendo

noun
• the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound: Deborah's voice was rising to a crescendo .
• a progressive increase in force or intensity: a crescendo of misery.

verb
increase in loudness or intensity: the reluctant cheers began to crescendo.

3

crimson

adjective
of a rich deep red color inclining to purple: she blushed crimson with embarrassment.
noun
a rich deep red color inclining to purple.
verb [ no obj. ]
(of a person's face) become flushed, esp. through embarrassment: my face crimsoned and my hands began to shake.

4

crystallize

1 minerals crystallize at different temperatures: form crystals, solidify, harden.
2 the idea crystallized in her mind: become clear, become definite, take shape, materialize, coalesce; informal jell.

5

cuddle

noun
a prolonged and affectionate hug.

verb
she picked up the baby and cuddled him: hug, embrace, clasp, hold tight, hold/fold in one's arms, snuggle.

6

cue

the blinking blue light is my cue to lower the volume: signal, sign, indication, prompt, reminder; nod, word, gesture.

7

culinary

related to cooking

8

cum

combined with; also used as (used to describe things with a dual nature or function): a study-cum-bedroom.

9

cumulus

a cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude.

10

curdle

separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps: making cheese by curdling milk.

11

curio

a rare, unusual, or intriguing object.

12

cursory

hasty and therefore not thorough or detailed: a cursory glance at the figures.

13

cynical

believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity: her cynical attitude.

14

cynicism

an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism: public cynicism about politics.