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Congenital
(kun JEN uh tul)

Describing a trait or condition acquired between conception and birth; innate

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Congregate
(KAHN grih gayt)

To come together

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Conjecture
(kun JEK chur)

To guess; to deduce or infer on slight evidence

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Conjure
(KAHN jur)

To summon or bring into being as if by magic

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Connoisseur
(kahn uh SUR)

An expert, particularly in matters of art or taste

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Consecrate
(KAHN suh krayt)

To make or declare sacred

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Consensus
(kun SEN sus)

Unanimity or general agreement

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Consonant
(KAHN suh nunt)

Harmonious; in agreement

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Construe
(kun STROO)

To interpret

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Consummate
(kun SUM it)

Perfect; Complete; Supremely skillful

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Contentious
(kun TEN shus)

Argumentative; Quarrelsome

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Contiguous
(kun TIG yoo us)

Side by side; Adjoining

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Contingent
(kun TIN junt)

Dependent; Possible

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Contrite
(kun TRYTE)

Admitting guilt; Especially feeling remorseful

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Contrived
(kun TRYVED)

Artificial; Labored

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Conventional
(kun VEN shun nul)

Common; Customary; Unexceptional

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Convivial
(kun VIV ee ul)

Fond of partying; Festive

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Copious
(KOH pee us)

Abundant; Plentiful

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Corollary
(KOR uh leer ee)

Something that follows; A natural consequence

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Corroborate
(kuh ROB uh rayt)

To Confirm; To back up with evidence

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Cosmopolitan
(kahz muh PAHL uh tun)

At home in many places or situation; internationally sophisticated

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Countenance
(KOWN tuh nuns)

Face; Facial expression, especially an encouraging one

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Coup
(koo)

A brilliant victory or accomplishment; The violent overthrow if a government by a small internal group.

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Covenant
(KUV uh nunt)

A solemn agreement; A contract; A pledge

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Covert
(KOV urt)

Secret; Hidden

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Covet
(KUV it)

To wish for enviously

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Credulous
(KREJ uh lus)

Eager to believe; Gullible

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Criterion
(krye TEER ee un)

Standard; Basis for judgment

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Cryptic
(KRIP tik)

Mysterious; Mystifying

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Culinary
(KYOO luh ner ee)

Relating to cooking or the kitchen

A cooking school is sometimes called a Culinary Institute.

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Culminate
(KUL muh nayt)

To climax; To reach full effect

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Culpable
(KUL puh bul)

Deserving blame; Guilty

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Cursory
(KUR suh ree)

Hasty; Superficial

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Curtail
(kur TAYL)

To shorten; To cut short

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Cynic
(SIN ik)

One who deeply distrusts human nature; one who believes humans are motivated only by selfishness