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cabal
a small group
cache
a hiding place
cacophony
unpleasant sound
cadaver
a dead body
cajole
to pursuade
caliber
degree of worth or value
calligraphy
fancy handwriting
callous
unyielding, insensitive
camaraderie
loyalty, friendship
canard
a false story, report, or rumor
candor
honest, openness, frankness
canon
rule
cant
statements made in a singing tone
canter
smooth, easy pace
canvass
to make a survey
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
erratic, impulsive
cardinal
of major importance
careen
to swerve
caricature
an exaggerated portrayal
carrion
decaying flesh
caret blanche
freedom to use one's own judgement
cartel
association of business
castigate
to punish or criticize
cataclysm
a violent change
catacomb
underground burial place
cataract
large waterfall
catharsis
act of purification
caucus
meeting
caustic
severely critical
cauterize
to burn
cavalcade
sequence of events
cavalier
a casually indifferent person
caveat
a warning
cavil
to argue
cavort
to frolic
celerity
swiftness
celibate
unmarried
censure
to criticize or condemn
centrifugal
moving away from the center
certitude
certainty
chafe
to annoy
chaff
worthless material
chagrin
embarrasment
charlatan
fake
chary
careful
chaste
pure
chattel
slave
chauvinism
fanatical devotion
chic
stylish
chicanery
trickery
churish
rude
cipher
a thing of no value
circuitous
indirect
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
citadel
a fortress
clairvoyant
having great insight, keenly perceptive
clamber
to climb with effort/difficulty
clangor
harsh ringing sound
clarion
clear and shrill
cleave
to split something apart
clientele
costomers
clique
small exclusive group
cloistered
secluded, confined
clout
colloquial power
cloven
divided, split
coalesce
to blend, merge, fuse
coddle
to treat tenderly
cogitate
to think, consider carefully
cognate
related, relevant
cognizant
aware of
cohort
colleague, associate, partner
collate
to put together in order
collusion
conspiracy
commensurate
proportionate
compendium
brief summary
complacent
satisfied
complicity
partnership in wrongful act
composure
calmness of mind or manner
compunction
uneasiness, remorese
concave
curved inward
conception
a beginning
concession
allowance
conciliate
to soothe the anger of
conclave
secret meeting
concoct
to invent
concomitant
accompanying
concourse
a crowd, a wide street
concur
to agree with
condescend
to toalk down to someone
condign
deserved
condone
to forgive
conducive
leading to
conflagration
a large fire
confluent
flowing together
congenital
existing at birth
conglomerate
mass, large corporation
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
conjure
to cast a curse/spell
connoisseur
an expert
connote
imply
connubial
relating to marriage
consort
a husband or wife
contentious
argumentative
consternation
confusion or panic
constituents
supporters
consummate
to complete or perfect
contemptuous
scornful
contigent
possible
contrite
sorrowful
contumacious
stubborn, disobedient
contusion
a bruise
conundrum
riddle or puzzle
convene
to assemble
conversant
being familiar with
conveyance
a vehicle
convivial
friendly
coquetry
flirtation
corollary
a deduction
corona
bright circle
corporeal
body, physical
corrugated
wrinkled
cortege
funeral procession
coterie
group of close friends
countermand
to cancel
coy
shy
cozen
to trick
crass
unrefined
credence
belief
crony
close friend
crotchety
grouchy
crux
the essential part
cudgel
club (thick stick)
cull
to pick out
curb
to control
cynic
one who is critical
dais
a platform
dank
cool and wet
dastardy
cowardly, shameful
daunt
to discourage
debauch
to corrupt
debonair
charming
deciduous
not permanent
decrepit
broken down
decry
to denounce
deduce
to reason out
deem
to believe
default
to fail to pay/perform
defer
to postpone
defray
to pay the cost of
defunct
extinct
deign
to lower oneself
delectable
very enjoyable
delineate
to describe
delude
to deceive, to mislead
deluge
a flood
delve
to investigate
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the emotions
demeanor
behavior
demure
shy
denigrate
to ruin one's reputation
denizen
inhabitant
deplore
to regret
depraved
immoral
derelict
abandoned
desecrate
to damage
desiccate
to dry up
desist
to stop
desultory
wandering or rambling
detente (funny mark first 'e')
a lessening of tension
detriment
harm or damage
diadem
crown
dialectic
logical discussion
diaphanous
transparent
dichotomy
division into two parts
dictum
a formal statement
didactic
instructive
diffident
modest
digress
to wander off the subject
dilettante
one who is not an expert
din
loud noise
dint
force or power
disburse
to pay
discomfiture
confusion
disconcert
to upset
disconsolate
wout hope
discreet
cautious
discrepancy
inconsistency
discrete
seperate
disparage
to belittle
dispel
to drive away
disreputable
having a bad reputation
dissemble
to conceal
disseminate
to spread
dissertation
a written essay
dither
confused
diurnal
daily
divest
to take away
doddering
senile
doff
to throw off
doggerel
comic verse
doldrums
low spirits
dole
to give out sparingly
dossier
a complete group of documents
dotage
feeblemindedness
doughty
courageous
douse
to extinguish
dowdy
shabby
doyen
senior member
dregs
leftovers
drivel
foolish talk
droll
amusing in an odd way
duress
force
ebb
to slowly decrease
ebullient
enthusiastic
eccentric
unusual
echelon
level of power
eclectic
choosing from various sources
effete
wornout
efficacy
power to produce an effect
effigy
a likeness
effrotery
shameful boldness
effusion
an uncontrolled display of affection
egaliatrian
belief in the equality of all men
egregious
very bad, outrageous
egress
exit
elegy
a sad poem or speech
elicit
to cause to be revealed
elixir
remedy
ellipsis
saying sentences in a word
elysian
blissful
emanate
to come forth
embezzle
to steal

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