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Cacaphony

Harsh-sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds

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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 he doesn't want to do

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Callow

Immature

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Candor

Truthfulness
Sincere honesty

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Capitalism

An economic system in which businesses are owned by private citizens(not government) and in hitch the resulting products and services are sold with relatively little 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

A portrait or description thy is purposefully distorted or exaggerated, often to prove a point about its subject

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Castigate

To criticize severely
To chastise

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Catalyst

In chemistry: something that changes the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being changed
Anyone or anything that makes something happen without being directly involved in it

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Categorical

Unconditional
Absolute

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Catharsis

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

To 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 and inspire 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

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Chronic

Constant
Long lasting
Inveterate

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Chronicle

A record of events in order of time
A history

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Circuitous

Roundabout
Not following a direct path