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Flashcards in Words 8/19/12 Deck (100)
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cleave

to fasten tightly; to split or divide

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clemency

forgiveness, mercy

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climactic

pertaining to the highest or most important point

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clinch

to make final, to settle

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clout

power and influence over other people; a powerful blow

6

cloy

to become weary with an excess of something

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coagulate

to cause to become thickened

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coalesce

to unite, to grow together

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coddle

to overprotect, to pamper

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codger

an eccentric old guy

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coerce

to force someone by threatening or overpowering him

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cogent

very convincing

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cogitate

to think very careful

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cognizant

conscious, aware

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cohort

friend or associate

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coiffure

hairdo

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collate

to assemble in proper order

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collateral

security offered for payment of a debt

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colloquial

street language

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collusion

a secret agreement, conspiracy

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combustible

easy to excite

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comity

social harmony

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commemorate

to honor a memory in a special way

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commensurate

proportionate, equal

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commiserate

to feel or express sympathy for someone's unhappiness

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commodity

something bought and sold

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compatible

able to function in harmony with others

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compendium

a concise summary

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compensate

to be equivalent to

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competent

qualified and capable

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compile

to collect and arrange together

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complacent

self-satisfied

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complaisant

amenable, cordial

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compliant

willingness to adhere

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complicity

sharing in wrongdoing

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compliment

an admiring remark

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compote

dessert of fruit cooked in syrup

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compunction

remorse

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concave

curved inward like the interior of a sphere

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concede

to admit unwillingly that something is true

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concentric

of circles of spheres having the same center

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concert

a shared purpose

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conclave

gathering of a group, secret assembly

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concomitant

accompanying, happening together and connected with

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condescend

to patronize

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condone

to allow to happen

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conducive

promoting, contributing

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confederate

an accomplice

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confer

to give, grant, or bestow

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confidant

person with whom one can share feelings and secrets

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confiscate

to take or seize by authority

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conflagration

a large destructive fire

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confluence

flowing together

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conform

to make the same

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confound

to confuse and surprise, to amaze

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confraternity

brotherhood

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congeal

to jell, to change from a liquid to a solid state

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congenital

hereditary

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conjoin

to join or act together

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conjugal

connected with marriage

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connive

to conspire, to join secretly in a plot

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connote

to convey, to imply

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connubial

relating to marriage

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conscript

to register, to enlist

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consecrate

to make or declare sacred

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consign

to deliver, transfer

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consolidate

to combine into a whole

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consonant

in agreement, harmonious

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conspiracy

a secret plot

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consternation

a feeling of anxiety, shock, or confusion; a state of dismay

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constituency

a group of supporters for anything

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construe

to interpret

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consummate

perfectly skillful

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contemptuous

disdainful, scornful

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contentious

quarrelsome

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contingent

dependent upon

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contort

to twist or bend

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contraband

smuggled illegal goods

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contravention

contrary, opposition

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contretemps

an unlucky event

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contrived

false, artificial, not spontaneous

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controvert

to dispute, oppose by reasoning

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contumely

arrogantly

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conundrum

a dilemma

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converge

to come together

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converse

the opposite

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convex

curved like an exterior sphere

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convey

to express, communicate

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conviction

a determined belief

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convivial

sociable

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copious

abundant, plentiful

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cornucopia

an abundance

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corollary

something that results from something else

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corporal

related to the body as in punishment

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corporeal

tangible, material

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corpulent

fat, obese

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corroborate

to support, confirm

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corrosive

causing something to be destroyed

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corrugated

shaped or bent into ridges

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counsel

advice