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cagey
relating to the use of cleverness and dishonesty
calamity
disaster, catastrophe
calling
vocation
campaign
participation as a candidate in a political election
candor
honesty, frankness
capitulate
to give up or surrender in battle
capsize
to overturn a boat in a waterway
carcass
the body of a dead animal
carnivorous
relating to animal that consume meat
cask
a round wooden container used for storing alcoholic beverages; barrel
catch
to hear, to understand
cavity
a small hole in something
censure
to experience public criticism by one's colleagues
champion
to support a cause or campaign strongly
chant
to sing in a monotonous voice, esp. during religious worship
chaperon
an individual who accompanies or goes with another
charge (with)
to accuse an individual of the commission of a crime
charming
exceptionally pleasant, as if magical
chaste
pure or clean in character, esp. sexually
chew
to move the teeth together and apart when eating
chortle
to laugh
cinder
a small grey fragment which remains after a fire is extinguished
civilian
an individual not on duty in the armed services
clandestine
being done or carried out in secrecy
clarify
to make clear in meaning
classify
to place into groups or categories
clip
to cut quickly, esp. with scissors
clot
the formation of blood into a hardened lump
clutter
a disorganised collection of various items
coax
to influence, persuade, or manipulate; cajole
cog
a small tooth-like piece on a wheel-shape gear
cogent
logical and credible
collaboration
the action of working together with others; cooperation
colossal
amazing or incredible in size
comb
to search extensively for something, esp. with difficulty
commemorate
to serve as a reminder for events of particular historical significance
commence
to begin, to start
commended
deserving of special praise, notice, or attention
commentary
a systematic explanation of events
commercial
relating to business or finance
commodity
any item that can be bought and sold in the marketplace
compassion
the state of being full of mercy
compel
to cause or bring our through force or pressure
component
an integral or necessary part of something
comprehensive
complete, all-inclusive
compress
to apply with great pressure
compulsory
required, necessary, obligatory, mandatory
concatenation
the series of items linked in different orders
concentrate
a product that has been reduced in size as a result of dehydration
concoction
a food or drink that has been prepared from combination of ingredients which are often mysterious or unknown
condone
to view as unimportant; to overlook
conducive
beneficial, helpful
confection
any sweet or dessert; food made with sugar
confession
the admission of guilt or wrongdoing
confidential
secret, private, personal
confine
to cause to become limited in room or space
conflagration
a great fire
conform
to agree to or comply with a standard
congregation
a gathering of individuals
conjugation
the formation of pairs or groups
consensus
agreement by members of a group
consistency
1) texture, firmness; 2) the quality of not changing
console
to soothe or comfort
consolidate
to join together, unite, merge
conspicuous
noticeable; capable of drawing attention
constituent
a citizen of a particular political district who is eligible to vote in elections
consumer
an individual who buys goods in the marketplace
consummate
to bring to a conclusion
contagious
infectious; transmitted from one individual to another
contaminate
to cause to become infected, polluted, or poisoned
contemplate
to think about or consider
contemporary
modern, current
contend
to deal with; to manage a difficult situation
contempt
hatred or disgust, enmity
contiguous
adjoining; neighboring; sharing a common boundary; adjacent
contingent
dependent upon unpredictable causes or events
contravene
to oppose or act against the desires of wishes of another individual
contrition
the feeling of deep sorrow or regret about one's wrongdoings; remorse; penitence
contrive
to devise or plan, esp. in artistic form
controversial
relating to discussion in or disagreement among the public with respect to a specific topic
recuperate
to recover health after an extended illness or operation; convalesce
convict
to send a criminal to prison for his crime
convivial
cheerful; friendly
cooperation
the action of working together with others; collaboration
coordinate
to act or work together
cordial
friendly; affable, winsome, amiable
core
relating to the basic or central part
cork
a porous substance that is commonly used to seal the tops of bottles of wine
counterfeit
false copies (e.g. of paper money)
coup
a revolutionary group that seeks to overthrow an existing government, esp. with the use of violence
covert
hidden or secretive
cover-up
the action of hiding despicable or blameworthy actions or events
coy
flirtatious or playful
crate
a wooden box-like container
creep
an obnoxious or unpleasant person
crevice
a narrow crack
crimson
dark red
cripple
to cause a permanent injury or infirmity
culminate
to bring to a conclusion
cultivation
the process of preparing the land for planting
cumbersome
troublesome, difficult, heavy
cumulative
the total sum of separate parts
cunning
relating to the use of dishonesty and manipulation to achieve one's ambitions; sly; sneaky
custody
control or guardianship over a person by an individual in authority