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Canto

N. Division of a long poem

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Canvass

V. Determine votes, etc.

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Capacious

Adj. Spacious

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Capitulate

V. Surrender

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Capricious

Adj. Unpredictable; fickle; fanciful

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Cardinal

Adj. Chief

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Careen

V. Lurch; sway from side to side

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Carnal

Adj. Fleshy

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Carping

Adj. Finding fault

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Castigate

V. Criticize severely; punish

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Cataclysm

N. Violent upheaval; deluge

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Catalyst

N. Agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged

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Cataract

N. Great waterfall; Eye abnormality

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Catechism

N. Book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer

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Categorical

Adj. Without exceptions; unqualified; absolute

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Catharsis

N. Purging or cleansing of any passage of the body

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Catholic

Adj. Broadly sympathetic; liberal

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Caucus

N. Private meeting of members of the party to select officers or determine policy

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Caulk

V. Make watertight by filling in cracks

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Causal

Adj. Implying a cause-and-effect relationship

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Cavalcade

N. Procession; parade

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Cavalier

Adj. Offhand or casual; haughty

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Cavil

V. Make frivolous objections

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Celerity

N. Speed; rapidity

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Celibate

Adj. Unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse

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Censorious

Adj. Critical

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Censure

V. Blame; criticize

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Centrifugal

Adj. Radiating; departing from the center

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Centripetal

Adj. Tending toward the center

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Cerebration

N. Thought