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champion
v. support militantly
chaotic
adj. in utter disorder
charisma
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of a political leader
charlatan
n. quack; pretender to knowledge
chary
adj. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving
chasm
n. abyss
chaste
adj. pure; virginal; modest
chasten
v. discipline; punish in order to correct
chastise
v.punish
chauvinist
n. blindly devoted patriot
check
v. stop motion; curb or restrain
checkered
adj. marked by changes in fortune
cherubic
adj. angelic; innocent-looking
chicanery
n. trickery; deception
chide
v. scold
chimerical
adj. fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative
chisel
n. wedgelike tool for cutting
chisel
v. swindle or cheat; cut with a chisel
chivalrous
adj. courteous; faithful; brave
choleric
adj. hot-tempered
choreography
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chronic
adj. long established as a disease
chronicle
v. report; record (in chronological order)
churlish
adj. boorish; rude
cipher
n. secret code
cipher
n. nonentity; worthless person or thing
circuitous
adj. roundabout
circumlocution
n. indirect or roundabout expression
circumscribe
v. limit; confine
circumspect
adj. prudent; cautious
circumvent
v. outwit; baffle
cite
v. quote; command
civil
adj. having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite
clairvoyant
adj, n. having foresight; fortuneteller
clamber
v. climb by crawling
clamor
n. noise
clandestine
adj. secret
clangor
n. loud, resounding noise
clasp
n. fastening device; firm grip
cleave
v. split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to
cleft
n. split
clemency
n. disposition to be lenient; mildness, as of the weather
clench
v. close tightly; grasp
cliché
n. phrase dulled in meaning by repetition
clientele
n. body of customers
climactic
adj. relating to the highest point
clime
n. region; climate
clip
n. section of filmed material
clique
n. small exclusive group
cloister
n. monastery or convent
clout
n. great influence (especially political or social)
cloying
adj. distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental
clump
n. cluster or close group (of bushes, trees); mass; sound of heavy treading
coagulate
v. thicken; congeal; clot
coalesce
v. combine; fuse
coalition
n. partnership; league; union
coddle
v. to treat gently
codify
v. arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify
coercion
n. use of force to get someone to obey
cogent
adj. convincing
cogitate
v. think over
cognate
adj. related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature
cognitive
adj. having to do with knowing or perceiving; related to the mental processes
cognizance
n. knowledge
cohere
v. stick together
cohesion
n. tendency to keep together
coiffure
n. hairstyle
coin
v. make coins; invent or fabricate
coincidence
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance