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Flashcards in Deck 9 Deck (25):
1

cerebal

brainy, intellectually refined

2

chaff

worthless stuff

3

channel

to direct, to cause to follow a certain path

4

charlatan

fraud, quack, con man

5

chaste

pure and unadorned

6

chastise

to inflict punishment on, to discipline

7

chicanery

trickery, deceitfulness, artifice

8

chimera

an illusion, a foolish fancy

9

choleric

hot-tempered, quick to anger

10

chortle

to chuckle with glee

11

chronic

constant, lasting for a long time, inveterate

12

chronicle

a record of events in order of time, a history

13

churl

a rude person, a boor

14

chutzpah

brazenness, audacity

15

cipher

zero, a nobody, a code

16

encipher

to put a message into code

17

circuitous

- roundabout, not following a direct path
- circuitous argument is one that rambles around for a while before making a point

18

circumlocation

an indirect expression, use of wordy or evasive language

19

circumvent

overcome (a problem, difficulty, obstacle), typically in a clever and surreptitious way

20

clandestine

concealed or secret

21

cleave

to cling, to split

22

clemency

mercy, forgiveness, mildness

23

cloister

- a covered walk with columns on one side that runs along the perimeter of a courtyard
- secluded place
- a convent or monastery

24

clout

a blow, influence

25

cloy

- disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment
- saccharine