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Flashcards in PSAT 'C' Words Deck (15):
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Cadence

Stress or pitch in pronunciation

(noun) Syn: accent, tempo

2

Candor

Frankness, sincerity, truthfulness

(noun) Syn: honesty Ant: deceit

3

Claustrofobia

Fear of being in a confined space

(noun)

4

Cardiology

The medical study of the diseases and functioning of the heart

(noun)

5

Caricature

Exaggerated description (writing, drawing), often to make a specific point about the subject

(noun) Syn: distortion, mimicry Ant: documentary

6

Clique

Exclusive group of friends with shared common interests

(noun) Syn: clan, squad Ant: pupulace

7

Caste

A distinct social class or class system

(noun) Syn: status

8

Coerce

To force someone to do something

(verb) Syn: compel

9

Catharsis

An emotional release; purification and renewal

(noun) Syn: cleansing Ant: poisoning

10

Caustic

Acidic; severe, sarcastic

(adjective) Syn: corrosive ANt: kind, mild

11

Charisma

A powerful and irresistible personality

(noun) Syn: charm Ant: repulsion

12

Chasm

A deep gaping hole; an abyss

(noun) Syn: tavine

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Compelling

Forcefully cause attention or action

(adjective) Syn: forcible, coercive Ant: optional

14

Chronicle

To record events in the order of time

(verb) Syn: record Ant: hide

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Circumscribe

To draw a line around: to set the limits: to define: to restrict

(verb) Syn: enclose