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Cabal

a secret group seeking to overturn something

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Cache

a hiding place, stockpile

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Cacophony

a jarring, unpleasant noise

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Cadence

rhythmic flow of poetry, marching beat

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Cajole

to flatter, coax, persuade

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Calamity

disaster, catastrophe

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Calculating

shrewd, crafty

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Callow

immature, lacking sophistication

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Calumny

a false and malicious accusation, mispresentation

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Camaraderie

trust, sociability amongst friends

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Canard

a lie

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Candid

impartial and honest in speech

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Cantankerous

having a difficult, uncooperative, or stubborn disposition

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Capacious

large, roomy, expensive

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Capitulate

to submit completely, surrender

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Capricious

impulsive, whimsical, without much thought

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Captious

marked by the tendency to point out trivial faults, intended to confuse in an argument

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Carnivorous

meat eating

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Carouse

to partake in drunken amusement, drink excessively

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Cartographer

someone who makes maps

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Cartography

science or art of making maps

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Castigate

to punish, chastise, criticize severely

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Cataclysmic

severely destructive

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Catalyst

something that provokes or speeds up significant change, especially without being affected by the consequences

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Catastrophic

of, or relating to, a terrible event or complete failure

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Catharsis

purification, cleansing

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Catholic

universal, broad and comprehensive

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Caucus

a closed committee within a political party, a private committee meeting

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Caustic

biting, sarcastic

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Cavalier

carefree, happy, with lordly disdain

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Cede

to surrender possession of something

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Celerity

speed, haste

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Censor

to examine and suppress information

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Censorious

critical, tending to blame and condemn

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Censure

to find fault with and condemn as wrong, blame

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Centripetal

directed or moving twoard the center

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Cerebral

intellectual

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Certitude

assurance, freedom from doubt

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Cessation

a temporary or complete halt

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Chagrin

shame, embarrassment, humiliation

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Challenge

take exception to, call into question

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Chaos

great disorder or confused situation

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Chapped

reddened by cold or exposure

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Charlatan

quack, fake

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Chary

watchful, cautious, extremely shy

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Chauvinist

someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs

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Cherish

to remember fondly, treat with affection

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Chicanery

trickery, fraud, deception

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Chimerical

fanciful, imaginary, impossible

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Choleric

easily angered, short-tempered

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Chromosome

a threadlike body that carries genes in an organism

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Circuitous

indirect, roundabout

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Circumlocution

roundabout, lengthy way of saying something

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Circumscribe

to encircle, set limits on, confine

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Circumspect

cautious, wary

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Circumvent

to go around, avoid

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Civility

courtesy, politeness

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Clairvoyant

exceptionally insightful, able to fore-see the future

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Clamp

establish by authority

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Clandestine

secretive, concealed for a darker purpose

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Clarity

clearness, clear understanding

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Clemency

merciful leniency

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Cliche

overused expression or idea

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Clientele

body of customers or patrons

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Clique

small exclusive group

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Cloying

sickly sweet, excessive

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Coagulate

to clot, to cause to thicken

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Coalesce

to grow together or cause to unite as one

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Coffer

strongbox, large chest for money

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Cogent

logically forceful, compelling, convincing

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Cognizant

fully informed, conscious

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Coherent

intelligible, lucid, understandable

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Cohesion

act or state of sticking together, close union

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Collaborator

someone who helps on a task

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Collage

assemblage of diverse elements

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Collateral

accompanying

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Colloquial

characteristic of informal speech

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Colloquy

dialogue or conversation, conference

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Collusion

collaboration, complicity, conspiracy

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Colossal

immense, enormous

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Combative

eager to fight

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Combustion

the process of burning

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Comeliness

physical grace and beauty

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Commemorate

to serve as a memorial to

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Commensurate

proportional

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Commentary

series of explanations of interpretations

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Commodious

roomy, spacious

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Commute

to change a penalty to a less severe one

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Comparable

similar or equivalent

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Compassion

sympathy, helpfulness, or mercy

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Compelling

urgently requiring attention, forceful

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Compensate

to repay or reimburse

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Complacence

self-satisfaction, lack of concern

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Complacent

self-satisfied, smug

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Complement

to complete, perfect

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Complex

complicated

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Compliant

submissive, yielding

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Complicity

knowing partnership in wrongdoing

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Composed

serene, calm

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Comprehensible

readily understood

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Comprehensive

very large in scope

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Compulsion

an irrestible impulse to act

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Compunction

feeling of uneasiness caused by guilt or regret

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Compute

to determine by mathematics

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Conceited

holding an unduly high opinion of oneself

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Conceivable

capable of being understood

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Conciliatory

overcoming distrust or hostility

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Concot

to devise using skill and intelligence

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Concomitant

existing concurrently

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Concord

agreement

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Concordant

agreeing

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Condemnation

an expression of strong disapproval

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Condense

to make more concise

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Condescending

possessing an attitude of superiority

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Condole

to grieve, to express sympathy

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Condolence

sympathy for a person's misfortune

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Condone

to pardon or forgive

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Conduit

tube, pipe, or similar passage

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Configuration

arrangement of parts or elements

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Confiscation

seizure by authorities

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Conflagration

big, destructive fire

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Conflict

a clash

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Confluence

the act of two things flowing together, the junction or place where two things meet

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Conformity

similarity in form or character

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Confound

to baffle, perplex

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Confrontational

eager to come face-to-face with

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Congeal

to become thick or solid as a liquid freezing

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Congenital

existing since birth

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Congruity

correspondence, harmony, agreement

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Conjecture

speculation, prediction

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Conjure

to evoke a spirit, cast a spell

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Connoisseur

a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes

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Consanguineous

having the same lineage or ancestry, related by blood

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Consecrate

to declare sacred, dedicate to a goal

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Consensus

agreement of opinion or attitude

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Conservatism

inclination to maintain tradiitional values

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Conserve

use sparingly, protect from loss or harm

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Consolation

something providing comfort or solace for a loss or hardship

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Consonant

consistent with, in agreement with

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Constellation

a collection of stars with a perceived design

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Consternation

an intense state of fear or dismay

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Constituent

component, part, citizen, voter

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Constraint

something that rescticts or confines within prescribed bounds

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Construe

to explain or interpret

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Consummate

accomplished, complete, perfect

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Consumption

the act of eating or taking in

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Contagious

spreading from one to another

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Contaminate

to make impure by contact

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Contemplate

to consider carefully

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Contemporary

belonging to the same period of time

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Contemptuous

scornful, expressing contempt

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Content

satisfied

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Contentious

quarrelsome, disagreeable, belligerent

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Contiguous

sharing a boundary, neighboring

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Continence

self-control, self-restraint

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Contract

acquire

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Contradiction

statement opposite to what was already said

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Contravene

to contradict, deny, act contrary to

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Contrite

deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong

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Contumacious

rebellious

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Conundrum

riddle, puzzle, or problem with no solution

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Convalesce

to gradually recover from an illness

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Convention

general acceptance of practices or attitudes

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Conventional

typical, customary

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Convergence

the state of separate elements joining or coming together

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Convey

to transport, to make known

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Convict

to find guilty of a crime

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Conviction

fixed or strong belief

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Convivial

sociable, fond of eating, drinking, and people

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Convoke

to call together, summon

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Convoluted

twisted, complicated, involved

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Copious

abundant, plentiful

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Coquette

a flirtatious woman

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Cordial

warm and sincere

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Corporeal

having to do with the body, tangible, material

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Corpulence

obesity, fatness, bulkiness

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Corrective

intended to fix, remedy

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Corroborate

to confirm, verify

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Corrosive

gradually destructive

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Cosmopolitan

pertinent or common to the whole world

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Cosset

to pamper, treat with great care

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Coterie

an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose

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Countenance

facial expression, look of approval or support; to favor, support

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Counteract

to oppose the effects by contrary action

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Countermand

to annul, cancel, make a contrary order

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Countervail

to act or react with equal force

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Covert

secretive, not openly shown

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Crafty

underhanded, devious, or deceptive

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Crass

crude, unrefined

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Craven

cowardly

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Credence

acceptance of something as true or real

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Credo

system of principles or beliefs

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Credulous

gullible, trusting

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Crescendo

gradual increase in volume of sound

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Crude

unrefined, natural, blunt, offensive

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Cue

reminder, prompt

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Cull

to select, weed out

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Culpable

guilty, responsible for wrong

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Cumulative

increasing, collective

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Cunning

given to artful deception

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Cupidity

greed

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Curator

overseer of an exhibition, especially in a museum

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Curmudgeon

cranky person

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Curriculum

the syllabus for a particular class or the courses offered by a school

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Cursory

hastily done, superficial

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Curt

hastily done, superficial

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Curtail

to shorten

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Cylindrical

having the form of a cylinder