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Circumlocution

An indirect expression
Use of wordy or evasive language

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Circumscribe

To draw a line around
To set the limits
To define
To restrict

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Circumspect

Cautious

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Circumvent

To frustrate as though by surrendering

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Civil

Polite
Civilized
Courteous

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Clemency

Mercy
Forgiveness
Mildness

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Cliché

An overused saying or idea

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Clique

An exclusive group bound together by some shared quality or interest

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Coalesce

To come together as one
To fuse
To unite

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Coerce

To force someone to do or not to do something

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Cogent

Powerfully convincing

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Cognitive

Dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses
Mental

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Cognizant

Aware
Conscious

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Coherent

Holding together
Making sense

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Colloquial

Conversational
Informal in language

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Collusion

Conspiracy
Secret cooperation

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Commensurate

Equal
Proportionate

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Compelling

Forceful
Causing to yield

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Compendium

A summary
An abridgment

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Complacent

Self-satisfied
Overly pleased with oneself
Content to a fault

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Complement

To complete or fill up
To be the perfect counterpart

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Complicity

Participation in wrongdoing
The act of being an accomplice

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Comprehensive

Covering or including everything

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Comprise

To consist of

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Conciliatory

Making peace
Attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill

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Concise

Brief and to the point
Succinct

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Concord

Harmony
Agreement

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Concurrent

Happening at the same time
Parallel

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Condescend

To stoop to someone else's level, usually in an offensive way

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Condone

To overlook
To permit to happen

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Conducive

Promoting

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Confluence

A flowing together, especially of rivers
The place where they begin to flow together

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Congenial

Agreeably suitable
Pleasant