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Cacophonous

Unpleasant or harsh sounding

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Cadge

To beg; sponge

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Callous

Thick skinned; insensitive

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Calumny

False and malicious accusation; slander

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Canard

False, deliberately misleading story

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Canon

An established principle; a basis or standard for judgement; a group of literary works

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Cant

Insincere talk; language of a particular group

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Cantankerous

Irritable; ill-humored

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Capricious

Fickle

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Captious

Fault finding; intended to entrap, as in an argument

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Cardinal

Of foremost important

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Carnal

Of the flesh or body; related to physical appetites

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Carping

To find fault; complain

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Cartography

Science of making maps

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Caste

Any of the hereditary social classes of Hindu society ; social stratification

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Castigation

Punishment; chastisement; criticism

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Cataclysm

A violent upheaval that causes great destruction and change

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Catalyst

Something causing change

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Categorical

Absolute; without exception

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Caucus

Smaller group within an organization

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Causal

Involving a cause

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Caustic

Sarcastically biting; burning

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Celestial

Concerning the sky or heavens; sublime

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Centrifugal

Moving away from a center

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Centripetal

Moving or directed toward a center

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Champion

To defend or support

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Chasten

To correct by punishment or reproof; to restrain or subdue

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Chicanery

Trickery; fraud

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Chivalry

The qualities idealized by knighthood such as bravery and gallantry toward women

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Churlish

Rude; boorish

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Circuitous

Roundabout

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Clairvoyant

One who can predict the future; psychic

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Clamor

Noisy outcry

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Clique

A small, exclusive group

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Cloister

To confine; seclude

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Coagulate

Thicken; congeal

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Coalesce

To cause to become one

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Coda

Concluding part of a literary or musical composition; something that summarizes or concludes

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Codify

To systemize

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Cognizant

Informed; conscious; aware

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Collage

Artistic composition of materials pasted over a surface; an assemblage of diverse elements

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Commensurate

Proportional

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Compendium

Brief, comprehensive summary

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Complacent

Self satisfied

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Complaisant

Overly polite; willing to please; obliging

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Complement

Something that completes it makes up a whole

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Compliant

Yielding

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Compunction

Uneasiness caused by guilt

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Concave

Curving inward

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Conciliatory

Overcoming distrust or hostility

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Concoct

To invent

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Concomitant

Existing concurrently

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Condone

To overlook voluntarily; forgive

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Confound

To baffle; perplex; mix up

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Congenial

Similar in tastes and habits; friendly; a suited to

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Conjugal

Pertaining to marriage agreement

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Connoisseur

A person possessing expert knowledge or training; a person of informed and discriminating taste

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Conscript

Person compulsorily enrolled for military service

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Consecrate

To declare sacred

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Contend

To assert

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Contentious

Quarrelsome; causing quarrels

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Contiguous

Touching; neighboring; connecting without a break

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Continence

Self control; abstention from sexual activity

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Contrite

Very sorrowful for a wrong

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Contumacious

Disobedient; rebellious

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Conundrum

Riddle; puzzle with no solution

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Convention

Practice widely observed in a group; custom; accepted technique or device

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Converge

To approach; come together; tend to meet

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Convex

Curved outward

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Convivial

Sociable

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Convoluted

Twisted; complicated

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Copious

Abundant; plentiful

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Coquette

Woman who flirts

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Cornucopia

Horn overflowing with fruit and grain; state of abundance

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Cosmology

Study of the universe as a totality; theory of the origin and structure of the universe

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Covert

Hidden; secret

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Covetous

Desiring something owned by another

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Cozen

To mislead by trick or fraud; deceive

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Craven

Cowardly

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Credence

Acceptance of something as true

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Credo

Statement of belief; intimidate; dishearten