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1

chide

v. to express mild disapproval of (someone) : to scold (someone) gently Some of my chinese friends chide me for overidealizing china.

2

choreography

n. the art or job of deciding how dancers will move in a performance Mr.Z edites the choreography for his dance team every week.

3

cavort

verb

1. to jump or move around in a lively manner

The curious tourist watched otters cavort in the stream.

 

2. to spend time in an enjoyable and often wild or improper way — usually + with

The movie star was often criticized by the media for cavorting with other celebrities

4

censure

noun

1. official strong criticism

The developing country was censured by the UN for abusing people's human rights.

5

canny

adj. Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.

As a canny person, Mr. Tang considered every possibility of the situation.

6

candor

n. the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression; candidness

Mr. Tang was someone with candor and he would never lie to us.

7

Camaraderie

noun. a feeling of good friendship among the people in a group

The members of the basketball teams established great camaraderie after training so long together.

8

Calumny

noun. an untrue statement that is made to damage someone's reputation

Mr. Tang spread calumnies and rumors about Jessica, damaging her reputation.

9

capitulate

verb. surrender under agreed conditions

We will never capitulate to pressure from outside.

10

carp

verb. raise trivial objections

It would be wise not to carp or criticize .

11

canvass

to ask (the people in an area) what they think about a candidate, project, idea, etc.

We go to every house to canvass voters.

12

capacious

able to hold or contain a lot : large in capacity

The van is capacious.

13

chronicle

n. a description of events in the order that they happened

a historical account of events arranged in order of time usually without analysis or interpretation

This is a chronicle of America Civil War.

14

chronological

adj. arranged in the order that things happened or came to be

These paintings were arranged in chronological order.

15

calibrate

v; Mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale ofreadings:

 

The depth in the swimming pool was calibrate in cm. 

16

callous

adj Showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregardfor others:

 

his callous comments on the sad event made my shiver

17

caucus

n.

a closed political meeting

e.x: The caucus of the political party takes 3 months to make a dicision.

v.

meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

e.x: The president caucuses a meeting at the White House.

18

catalyze

v.

speed up (reaction)

ex: The enzyme can catalyze the reaction and make the process shorter.

19

cerebal

Adjective.

1. Of the cerebrum of the brain

Example Sentence:

Normally the left cerebal hemisphere of the brain controls the right side of the body.

 


 

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chaos

noun.

    1. Complete disorder and confusion

                2. the formless and disordered state of    matter before the creation of the cosmos

                3. (physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

Example Sentence:

We should've stopped this plan right away since it will cause a chaos.