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Charlatan

N. Quack; pretender to knowledge

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Chary

Adj. Cautious; Sparing or restrained about giving

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Chaste

Adj. Pure; virginal; modest

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Chasten

V. Discipline; punish in order to correct

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Chauvinist

N. Blindly devoted patriot

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Checkered

Adj. Marked by changes in fortune

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Chicanery

N. Trickery; deception

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Chimerical

Adj. Fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

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Chisel

V. Swindle or cheat; cut with a chisel

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Choleric

Adj. Hot-tempered

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Chronic

Adj. Long established as a disease

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Cipher

N. Non-entity; worthless person or thing

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Circuitous

Adj. Roundabout

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Circumlocution

N. Indirect or roundabout expression

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Circumscribe

V. Limit; confine

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Circumspect

Adj. Prudent; cautious

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Circumvent

V. Outwit; baffle

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clandestine

Adj. Secret

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Clangor

N. Loud, resounding noise

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Cleave

V. Split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to

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Cleft

N. Split

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Clemency

N. Disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather

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Clime

N. Region; climate

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Cloister

N. Monastery or convent

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Clout

N. Great influence (especially political or social)

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Cloying

Adj. Distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental

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Coagulate

V. Thicken; congeal; clot

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Coalesce

V. Combine; fuse

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Codify

V. Arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify

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Cogent

Adj. Convincing