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Canteen, n.

A small container used especially by soldiers and hikers for carrying water or other liquids.

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Canter, v.

To move at a smooth gait, especially of a horse, that is slower than a gallop but faster than a trot.

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Capillary, adj.

Resembling a hair: fine, minute, slender.

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Capital, adj.

Highly meritorious: most enjoyable.

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Capsule, n.

A small soluble container, usually made of gelatin, that encloses a dose of an oral medicine or a vitamin.

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Cartilage, n.

A translucent elastic tissue that composes most of the skeleton of the embryos and very young of vertebrates and is for the most part converted into bone in the higher forms.

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Casserole, n.

A dish usually having a cover and a handle and in which food may be baked and served.

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Catastrophe, n.

A sudden, terrible calamity; disaster.

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Caterpillar, n.

The elongated wormlike larva of a butterfly or moth.

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Cauliflower, n.

A garden plant that is closely related to cabbage and is grown for food.

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Celery, n.

A vegetable with leafstalks that are eaten raw or cooked.

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Cement, v.

To join, unite, or cause to adhere by or as if by means of a binding element.

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Census, n.

An official enumeration of the population of a country, city, or other administrative district.

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Ceramic, adj.

Of or relating to the art of fashioning clay into useful or ornamental objects.

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Champagne, adj.

A pale orange yellow to light grayish yellowish brown color.

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Chancellor, n.

A university officer of high rank.

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Character, n.

Personality as represented or realized in fiction or drama.

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Characteristic, adj.

Belonging to or especially typical of the essential nature of.

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Charcoal, n.

A dark-colored or black porous form of carbon used for fuel and various other mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes.

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Chauffeur, n.

One that is employed to operate a motor vehicle for the transportation of persons.

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Chemistry, n.

The science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.

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Chimney, n.

A passage through which smoke and gases escape from a fire or furnace.

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Chocolate, adj.

Of a warm light brown color approximating the color of fresh milk chocolate.

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Chronological, adj.

Arranged in order of time of occurrence.

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Citizen, n.

A person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization to the protection of a state or nation.

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Coalition, n.

The temporary alliance of distinct parties, persons, or states to achieve a common purpose.

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Cocoon, n.

A silky or fibrous protective encasement created by a larval insect for shelter during the pupal stage.

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Colossal, adj.

Of a size, extent, or degree that elicits awe or taxes belief; immense.

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Column, n.

A supporting pillar consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital.

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Communicate, v.

To convey information about; make known.

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Compatible, adj.

Capable of existing together in harmony.

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Concept, n.

A general idea derived or inferred from specific instances or occurrences.

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Condemn, v.

To express strong disapproval of.