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cacophony

n. harsh sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds

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cadence

n. rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds

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cajole

v. to persuade someone to do something he or she does not want to do

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callow

adj. immature

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candor

n. truthfulness; sincere honesty

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capitalism

n. economic system in which businesses are by private citizens (not by government) and in which the resulting products are sold with relatively little government control

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capitulate

v. to surrender; to give up or give in

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capricious

adj. unpredictable; likely to change at any moment

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caricature

n. a portrait or description that is purposely distorted or exaggerated, often to prove some point about its subject

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castigate

v. to criticize severely; to chastise

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catalyst

n. in chemistry some thing that changes the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being changed; anyone or anything that makes something happen without being directly involved in it

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