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Colander (n.)

a metal or plastic container with a perforated bottom, for draining and straining foods.

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Bivouac (n.)

a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
the place used for such an encampment.

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Captious (adj.)

apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please.

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Cavil (v.)

to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily (usually followed by at or about ): He finds something to cavil at in everything I say.

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Balk/Baulk (v.)

to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at ): He balked at making the speech.

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Caprice (n.)

Whim or sudden change of mood/ behavior. She was unpredictable, acting on caprice.

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Carafe (n.

a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.

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Collage (n.)

an assemblage or occurrence of diverse elements or fragments in unlikely or unexpected juxtaposition: The experimental play is a collage of sudden scene shifts, long monologues, musical interludes, and slapstick.

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Carapace (n.)

a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle.

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Cavalier (adj.)

haughty, disdainful, or supercilious: an arrogant and cavalier attitude toward others.

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Carafe (n.)

a wide-mouthed glass or metal bottle with a lip or spout, for holding and serving beverages.

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Clavicle (n.)

a bone of the pectoral arch.
(in humans) either of two slender bones, each articulating with the sternum and a scapula and forming the anterior part of a shoulder; collarbone.

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Carapace (n.)

a bony or chitinous shield, test, or shell covering some or all of the dorsal part of an animal, as of a turtle.

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Colander (n.)

a metal or plastic container with a perforated bottom, for draining and straining foods.

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Bivouac (n.)

a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire.
the place used for such an encampment.

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Aphasia (n.)

the loss of a previously held ability to speak or understand spoken or written language, due to disease or injury of the brain.

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Baleful (adj.)

full of menacing or malign influences; pernicious.
Obsolete . wretched; miserable.

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Animadversion (n.)

an unfavorable or censorious comment: to make animadversions on someone's conduct.
the act of criticizing.

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Arboretum (n.)

a plot of land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.

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Badinage (n.)

light, playful banter or raillery.
— verb (used with object)

to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.

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Bacchanalia (adj.)

(sometimes used with a plural verb) a festival in honor of Bacchus. Compare Dionysia.
(lowercase) a drunken feast; orgy.