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Cacophony (n)

Harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance, noise, racket, dubstep

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Jarring

incongruous in a striking way, clashing

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Dissonance

lack of harmony among musical notes

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Kakos (Greek)

Bad

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Phone (Greek)

Sound

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Cadge (v)

to sponge, beg, or mooch

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Cajole (v)

to coax, inveigle, wheedle, sweet-talk, blandish

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inveigle

persuade someone to do something by means of deception or flattery

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Wheedle

employ endearments or flattery in order to persuade

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Calumniate (v)

to slander, make a false accusation

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Calumny

to slander, aspersion

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Canon (n)

An established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature

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Canonical

following or in agreement w/ accepted, traditional standards (Religious)

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Capricious (adj)

inclined to change ones mind impulsively, erratic; unpredictable, sudden change in mood or behavior

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Cardinal (adj)

of basic importance or consequence; primary, fundamental

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Caret (n)

an insertion mark (^) used by editors and proofreaders to indicate that it "is lacking"

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Carnality (n)

Something relating to the body or flesh

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Carnal

(desires) are those that relate to bodily or sexual appetite

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Carnage

physical remains

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Castigation (n)

severe criticism or punishment/verbal reprimand

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Catalyst (n)

a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical RxN w/o itself changing; a person or thing that causes change

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Catalyze

to act as a catalyst, to bring about

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Causality (n)

the relationship between cause and effect

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Caustic (adj)

burning or stinging; causing corrosion, sarcastic in a bitter way

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Censure (v)

to criticize severely; to officially rebuke; (n) expression severe disapproval of someone or something

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Censorious (adj)

tending to or expressing censure

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Chaos (n)

a condition of confusion or unpredictability

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Chaotic (adj)

the state of chaos

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Chary (adj)

wary; cautious; sparing

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Chasten (v)

to chastise or correct; subdue

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Chastened (adj)

corrected, punished, or humbled

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Chauvinist (n)

one blindly devoted to a group which one is a member

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Chic (adj)

(Sheek) stylish & fashionable; sophistication in dress

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Chicanery (n)

trickery or subterfuge

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Subterfuge

deceit used in order to acheive one's goal

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Subter-(Latin)

beneath

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Chimera (n)

an illusion

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Chimerical

illusory or improbable

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Choleric (adj)

tending toward anger

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Churlish (adj)

boorish, vulgar, loutish; difficult and intractable; rude in a mean-spirited way

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Boorish

Rough and bad-mannered

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Loutish

uncouth and aggressive

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Coalesce (v)

to come together; to fuse or unite

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Coda (n)

Concluding section to a musical or Literary piece, something that concludes or completes

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Cogent (adj)

appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing; (of an argument or case) clear, logical, & convincing

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Co-(Latin)

Together

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Agere (Latin)

drive

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Color (v)

to change as if by dyeing, influence, distort, or glass over

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Commensurate (adj)

matching, corresponding, or proportionate in degree, size, amount, or other property

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Com-(Latin)

Together

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Mensurare (Latin)

to measure

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Complaisance (n)

the willingness to comply w/ the wishes of others

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Complaisant

Willingness to please

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Complasent

self-satisfied

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Confounded (v)

to cause to be confused; to frustrate

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Connoisseur (n)

An informed and astute judge in matters of taste; expert

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Consequential (adj)

Pompous, self-important (secondary definition)

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Contemn (v)

to scorn or despise

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Condemn

to pronounce judgement against

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Contentious (adj)

argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement

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Contiguous (adj)

sharing a border; touching; adjacent

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Contrite (adj)

regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness

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Penitence

The action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentance

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Contrition

Regret or remorse

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Convention (n)

a generally agreed-upon practice or attitude

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Convoluted (adj)

Complex or complicated

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Corrigible (adj)

capable of being set right, correctable, reparable

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Corrigibility (n)

the capacity to set right

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Incorrigible

Not reformable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant

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Contenance (v)

To approve of or tolerate, admit as acceptable or possible; (n) facial expression or composure

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Cozen (v)

to deceive, beguile, hoodwink

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Craven (adj)

Contemptibly fainthearted, pusillanimous, lacking and courage, cowardly

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Credulous (adj)

tending to believe too readily; gullible

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Crescendo (n)

a gradual increase in intensity, particularly in music

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Culpable (adj)

deserving blame

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Culpability

blameworthiness

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Exculpate

Show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing

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ex-

out, from

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Culpa (Latin)

blame

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Cynicism (n)

an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness/self-interest; a cynic