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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: C (Convex - Cynosure)

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convex
curving outward
conveyance
a vehicle
convivial
friendly; sociable
convoke
to call together
convoluted
twisted; coiled
cope
(with) to deal with; to contend with
copious
plentiful; abundant
coquetry
flirtation
cordial
friendly; courteous
cornucopia
horn of plenty; abundance
corollary
inference; deduction; consequence
corona
crown; bright circle
corporeal
pertaining to the body
corpulent
fat; fleshy
corroborate
to strengthen; to confirm
corrosive
eating away, as an acid
corrugated
wrinkled; furrowed; ridged
cortege
a funeral procession; a group of followers
cosmic
pertaining to the universe; vast
cosmopolitan
worldly-wise; universal
coterie
a close circle of friends
countenance
the face (noun); to permit, tolerate, or approve (verb)
countermand
to cancel an order
counterpart
a copy; a duplicate
coup
a brilliant move; a sudden, successful attack
courier
a messenger
covenant
an agreement; a contract
covert
hidden; secretive
covet
to desire
cower
to tremble in fear
coy
shy; modest
cozen
to trick
crafty
sly; tricky
crass
stupid; unrefined
crave
to desire strongly
craven
cowardly
credence
belief; trust
credible
believable
credulity
readiness to believe; gullibility
creed
a religious belief
crescendo
a gradual increase in intensity or loudness
crestfallen
dejected; humbled
crevice
an opening; a crack
cringe
to shrink back, as in fear
criterion
measure of value; standard for judging
crone
a hag; a withered old woman
crony
a close friend
crotchety
grouchy; eccentric
crucial
extremely important; decisive
crucible
a severe test or trial
crux
the essential part
cryptic
mysterious; secretive
crystallize
to settle; to take on a definite form
cubicle
a small compartment
cudgel
a club; a thick stick
cue
a hint; a signal
cuisine
a style of cooking
culinary
pertaining to cooking
cull
to select; to pick
culminate
to result in; to reach the highest point
culpable
blameworthy
cumbersome
heavy; hard to handle due to size or weight
cumulative
collected; accumulated
cupidity
greed
curb
to control; to check
curry
to try to win favor by flattery
cursive
flowing or running
cursory
superficial; hasty
curtail
to cut short
cynic
one who is critical; a fault-finder
cynosure
the center of attention

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