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Glossary of GRE Cabal-Compunction

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cabal
a scheme or group of plotters
cadge
to beg, to get by begging
cajole
use flattery or deceit to persuade
calipers
metal supports attached to the legs, measuring instrument
calumny
slander, aspersion
candid
frank, straight-forward
cant
insincere talk/jargon
cantankerous
bad-tempered / quarrelsome
canvass
discuss thoroughly, sort of touting
castigate
to chastise, correct by punishing
castigation
severe punishment
catalyst
substance that causes speeding up
caustic
biting, sarcastic
censure
expression of blame or disapproval, a rebuke
centurion
leader of a 100-soldier unit
chastened
corrected, punished
chastisement
punished
chicanery
legal trickery, false argument
chisel
steel tool for shaping metals
churl
bad-tempered person
clamor
shout, complain with a lot of noise
clinch
come to grips
settle conclusively
cloture
closing device (In Parliament)
to end a debate by voting
chauvinist
a blindly devoted patriot
coagulation
change to a thick and solid state
coax
get someone to do something by kindness
coda
passage that completes a pice of music
coddle
treat with care and tenderness
coerce
compel, to force, to make obedient
cogent
strong, convincing
cogitate
think deeply, meditate
cognizant
being fully aware of
colander
bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain water
collusion
secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
combustion
process of burning
commemorate
keep the memory of
commodious
having plenty of space for what is needed
complaisance
tending to comply
willingness to please
compunction
feeling of regret for one's actions
chary
cautions, wary
clot
half-solid lump formed from liquid
coalescing
coming together and uniting in one substance
coeval
of the same age, time or duration
co-exisitng

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