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  1. cabaln.A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose
  2. cabalismn.Superstitious devotion to one's religion
  3. cabinetn.The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation
  4. cacophonyn.A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones
  5. cadaverousadj.Resembling a corpse
  6. cadencen.Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops
  7. cadenzan.An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument
  8. caitiffadj.Cowardly
  9. cajolev.To impose on or dupe by flattering speech
  10. cajoleryn.Delusive speech
  11. calculableadj.That may be estimated by reckoning
  12. calculusn.A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness
  13. callosityn.The state of being hard and insensible
  14. callowadj.Without experience of the world
  15. calorien.Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade
  16. calumnyn.Slander
  17. Calvaryn.The place where Christ was crucified
  18. Calvinismn.The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin
  19. Calvinizev.To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism
  20. camen.A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows
  21. cameon.Any small engraved or carved work in relief
  22. campaignn.A complete series of connected military operations
  23. Canaaniten.A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine
  24. canaryadj.Of a bright but delicate yellow
  25. candidadj.Straightforward
  26. candorn.The quality of frankness or outspokenness
  27. canineadj.Characteristic of a dog
  28. canonn.Any rule or law
  29. cantv.To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity
  30. cantatan.A choral composition
  31. canton.One of the divisions of an extended poem
  32. cantonmentn.The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered
  33. capaciousadj.Roomy
  34. capillaryn.A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells
  35. capitulatev.To surrender or stipulate terms
  36. capricen.A whim
  37. captionn.A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc
  38. captiousadj.Hypercritical
  39. captivatev.To fascinate, as by excellence.eloquence, or beauty
  40. carcassn.The dead body of an animal
  41. cardiacadj.Pertaining to the heart
  42. cardinaladj.Of prime or special importance
  43. caretn.A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted
  44. caricaturen.a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted
  45. carnagen.Massacre
  46. carnaladj.Sensual
  47. carnivorousadj.Eating or living on flesh
  48. carousev.To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner
  49. carrionn.Dead and putrefying flesh
  50. cartilagen.An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence
  51. cartridgen.A charge for a firearm, or for blasting
  52. casten.The division of society on artificial grounds
  53. castigatev.To punish
  54. casualadj.Accidental, by chance
  55. casualtyn.A fatal or serious accident or disaster
  56. cataclysmn.Any overwhelming flood of water
  57. cataractn.Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness
  58. catastrophen.Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity
  59. cathoden.The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery
  60. Catholicismn.The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church
  61. catholicityn.Universal prevalence or acceptance
  62. cat-o-nine-tailsn.An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy
  63. caucusn.A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates
  64. causaladj.Indicating or expressing a cause
  65. causticadj.Sarcastic and severe
  66. cauterizev.To burn or sear as with a heated iron
  67. cedev.To pass title to
  68. censorn.An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication
  69. censoriousadj.Judging severely or harshly
  70. censusn.An official numbering of the people of a country or district
  71. centenaryadj.Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years
  72. centilitern.A hundredth of a liter
  73. centimetern.A length of one hundredth of a meter
  74. centurionn.A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army
  75. cerealadj.Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds
  76. ceremonialadj.Characterized by outward form or ceremony
  77. ceremoniousadj.Observant of ritual
  78. cessationn.Discontinuance, as of action or motion
  79. cessionn.Surrender, as of possessions or rights
  80. chagrinn.Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors
  81. chameleonadj.Changeable in appearance
  82. chanceryn.A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court
  83. chaosn.Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion
  84. characteristicn.A distinctive feature
  85. characterizev.To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities
  86. charlatann.A quack
  87. chasmn.A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface
  88. chastenv.To purify by affliction
  89. chastisev.To subject to punitive measures
  90. chastityn.Sexual or moral purity
  91. chateaun.A castle or manor-house
  92. chatteln.Any article of personal property
  93. checkv.To hold back
  94. chiffonn.A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc
  95. chivalryn.The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices
  96. choleran.An acute epidemic disease
  97. cholericadj.Easily provoked to anger
  98. choraladj.Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir
  99. Christn.A title of Jesus
  100. christenv.To name in baptism
  101. Christendomn.That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed
  102. chromaticadj.Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color
  103. chronologyn.The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events
  104. chronometern.A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision
  105. cipherv.To calculate arithmetically.(also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
  106. circulatev.To disseminate
  107. circumferencen.The boundary-line of a circle
  108. circumlocutionn.Indirect or roundabout expression
  109. circumnavigatev.To sail quite around
  110. circumscribev.To confine within bounds
  111. circumspectadj.Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration
  112. citadeln.Any strong fortress
  113. citev.To refer to specifically
  114. claimantn.One who makes a claim or demand, as of right
  115. clairvoyancen.Intuitive sagacity or perception
  116. clamorousadj.Urgent in complaint or demand
  117. clann.A tribe
  118. clandestineadj.Surreptitious
  119. clangorn.Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor
  120. clarifyv.To render intelligible
  121. clarionn.A small shrill trumpet or bugle
  122. classifyv.To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences
  123. clearancen.A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail
  124. clemencyn.Mercy
  125. clementadj.Compassionate
  126. close-hauledadj.Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible
  127. clothiern.One who makes or sells cloth or clothing
  128. clumsyadj.Awkward of movement
  129. coagulatev.To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment
  130. coagulantadj.Producing coagulation
  131. coalescencen.The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product
  132. coalitionn.Combination in a body or mass
  133. coddlev.To treat as a baby or an invalid
  134. codiciln.A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will
  135. coercev.To force
  136. coercionn.Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical
  137. coerciveadj.Serving or tending to force
  138. cogentadj.Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience
  139. cognateadj.Akin
  140. cognizantadj.Taking notice
  141. coherev.To stick together
  142. cohesionn.Consistency
  143. cohesiveadj.Having the property of consistency
  144. coincidev.To correspond
  145. coincidencen.A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident
  146. coincidentadj.Taking place at the same time
  147. collaboratev.To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits
  148. collapsev.To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail
  149. collapsibleadj.That may or can collapse
  150. colleaguen.An associate in professional employment
  151. collectiveadj.Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum
  152. collectorn.One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like
  153. collegiann.A college student
  154. collidev.To meet and strike violently
  155. colliern.One who works in a coal-mine
  156. collisionn.Violent contact
  157. colloquialadj.Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary
  158. colloquialismn.Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation
  159. colloquyn.Conversation
  160. collusionn.A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose
  161. colossusn.Any strikingly great person or object
  162. comelyadj.Handsome
  163. comestibleadj.Fit to be eaten
  164. comicaladj.Funny
  165. commemoratev.To serve as a remembrance of
  166. commentaryn.A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work
  167. comminglev.To blend
  168. commissariatn.The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs
  169. commissionv.To empower
  170. commitmentn.The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping
  171. committaln.The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
  172. commodityn.Something that is bought and sold
  173. commotionn.A disturbance or violent agitation
  174. commutev.To put something, especially something less severe, in place of
  175. comparableadj.Fit to be compared
  176. comparativeadj.Relative
  177. comparisonn.Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness
  178. compensatev.To remunerate
  179. competencen.Adequate qualification or capacity
  180. competentadj.Qualified
  181. competitiveadj.characterized by rivalry
  182. competitorn.A rival
  183. complacencen.Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings
  184. complacentadj.Pleased or satisfied with oneself
  185. complaisancen.Politeness
  186. complaisantadj.Agreeable
  187. complementv.To make complete
  188. complexadj.Complicated
  189. compliantadj.Yielding
  190. complicatev.To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with
  191. complicationn.An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner
  192. complicityn.Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer
  193. complimentv.To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise
  194. componentn.A constituent element or part
  195. comportv.To conduct or behave (oneself)
  196. composuren.Calmness
  197. comprehensibleadj.Intelligible
  198. comprehensionn.Ability to know
  199. comprehensiveadj.Large in scope or content
  200. compressv.To press together or into smaller space
  201. compressibleadj.Capable of being pressed into smaller compass
  202. compressionn.Constraint, as by force or authority
  203. comprisev.To consist of
  204. compulsionn.Coercion
  205. compulsoryadj.Forced
  206. compunctionn.Remorseful feeling
  207. computev.To ascertain by mathematical calculation
  208. concedev.To surrender
  209. conceitn.Self-flattering opinion
  210. conceivev.To form an idea, mental image or thought of
  211. concerton.A musical composition
  212. concessionn.Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim
  213. conciliatev.To obtain the friendship of
  214. conciliatoryadj.Tending to reconcile
  215. conclusiveadj.Sufficient to convince or decide
  216. concordn.Harmony
  217. concordancen.Harmony
  218. concurv.To agree
  219. concurrencen.Agreement
  220. concurrentadj.Occurring or acting together
  221. concussionn.A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow
  222. condensationn.The act or process of making dense or denser
  223. condensev.To abridge
  224. condescendv.To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors
  225. condolencen.Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune
  226. conducev.To bring about
  227. conduciveadj.Contributing to an end
  228. conductibleadj.Capable of being conducted or transmitted
  229. conduitn.A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid
  230. confectioneryn.The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy
  231. confederacyn.A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid
  232. confederaten.One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement
  233. conferv.To bestow
  234. confereen.A person with whom another confers
  235. confessorn.A spiritual advisor
  236. confidantn.One to whom secrets are entrusted
  237. confidev.To reveal in trust or confidence
  238. confidencen.The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another
  239. confidentadj.Assured
  240. confinementn.Restriction within limits or boundaries
  241. confiscatev.To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury
  242. conflagrationn.A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like
  243. confluencen.The place where streams meet
  244. confluentn.A stream that unites with another
  245. conformancen.The act or state or conforming
  246. conformableadj.Harmonious
  247. conformationn.General structure, form, or outline
  248. conformityn.Correspondence in form, manner, or use
  249. confrontv.To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles
  250. congealv.To coagulate
  251. congenialadj.Having kindred character or tastes
  252. congestv.To collect into a mass
  253. congregatev.To bring together into a crowd
  254. coniferousadj.Cone-bearing trees
  255. conjecturen.A guess
  256. conjoinv.To unite
  257. conjugaladj.Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons
  258. conjugateadj.Joined together in pairs
  259. conjugationn.The state or condition of being joined together
  260. conjunctionn.The state of being joined together, or the things so joined
  261. connivev.To be in collusion
  262. connoisseurn.A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art
  263. connotev.To mean; signify
  264. connubialadj.Pertaining to marriage or matrimony
  265. conquerv.To overcome by force
  266. consanguineousadj.Descended from the same parent or ancestor
  267. consciencen.The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct
  268. conscientiousadj.Governed by moral standard
  269. consciousadj.Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks
  270. conscriptv.To force into military service
  271. consecratev.To set apart as sacred
  272. consecutiveadj.Following in uninterrupted succession
  273. consensusn.A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons
  274. conservatismn.Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things
  275. conservativeadj.Adhering to the existing order of things
  276. conservatoryn.An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation
  277. consignv.To entrust
  278. consigneen.A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted
  279. consignorn.One who entrusts
  280. consistencyn.A state of permanence
  281. consolev.To comfort
  282. consolidatev.To combine into one body or system
  283. consonancen.The state or quality of being in accord with
  284. consonantadj.Being in agreement or harmony with
  285. consortn.A companion or associate
  286. conspicuousadj.Clearly visible
  287. conspiratorn.One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose
  288. conspirev.To plot
  289. constablen.An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace
  290. constellationn.An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars
  291. consternationn.Panic
  292. constituencyn.The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body
  293. constituentn.One who has the right to vote at an election
  294. constrictv.To bind
  295. consuln.An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country
  296. consulaten.The place in which a consul transacts official business
  297. consummatev.To bring to completion
  298. consumptionn.Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc
  299. consumptiveadj.Designed for gradual destruction
  300. contagionn.The communication of disease from person to person
  301. contagiousadj.Transmitting disease
  302. contaminatev.To pollute
  303. contemplatev.To consider thoughtfully
  304. contemporaneousadj.Living, occurring, or existing at the same time
  305. contemporaryadj.Living or existing at the same time
  306. contemptibleadj.Worthy of scorn or disdain
  307. contemptuousadj.Disdainful
  308. contendern.One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry
  309. contiguityn.Proximity
  310. contiguousadj.Touching or joining at the edge or boundary
  311. continencen.Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion
  312. contingencyn.Possibility of happening
  313. contingentadj.Not predictable
  314. continuancen.Permanence
  315. continuationn.Prolongation
  316. continuityn.Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development
  317. continuousadj.Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence
  318. contortv.To twist into a misshapen form
  319. contrabandn.Trade forbidden by law or treaty
  320. contradictionn.The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said
  321. contradictoryadj.Inconsistent with itself
  322. contrapositionn.A placing opposite
  323. contravenev.To prevent or obstruct the operation of
  324. contributionn.The act of giving for a common purpose
  325. contributorn.One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose
  326. contriteadj.Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin
  327. contrivancen.The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose
  328. contrivev.To manage or carry through by some device or scheme
  329. controlv.To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over
  330. controllern.One who or that which regulates or directs
  331. contumaciousadj.Rebellious
  332. contumacyn.Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority
  333. contusev.To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin
  334. contusionn.A bruise
  335. convalescev.To recover after a sickness
  336. convalescencen.The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease
  337. convalescentadj.Recovering health after sickness
  338. convenev.To summon or cause to assemble
  339. conveniencen.Fitness, as of time or place
  340. convergev.To cause to incline and approach nearer together
  341. convergentadj.Tending to one point
  342. conversantadj.Thoroughly informed
  343. conversionn.Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another
  344. convertibleadj.Interchangeable
  345. convexadj.Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle
  346. conveyancen.That by which anything is transported
  347. convivialadj.Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking
  348. convolutionn.A winding motion
  349. convolvev.To move with a circling or winding motion
  350. convoyn.A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation
  351. convulsev.To cause spasms in
  352. convulsionn.A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body
  353. copiousadj.Plenteous
  354. coquetten.A flirt
  355. cornicen.An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling
  356. cornucopian.The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity
  357. corollaryn.A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration
  358. coronationn.The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch
  359. coronetn.Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign
  360. corporaladj.Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind
  361. corporateadj.Belonging to a corporation
  362. corporealadj.Of a material nature; physical
  363. corpsn.A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together
  364. corpsen.A dead body
  365. corpulentadj.Obese
  366. corpusclen.A minute particle of matter
  367. correlatev.To put in some relation of connection or correspondence
  368. correlativeadj.Mutually involving or implying one another
  369. corrigibleadj.Capable of reformation
  370. corroboratev.To strengthen, as proof or conviction
  371. corroborationn.Confirmation
  372. corrodev.To ruin or destroy little by little
  373. corrosionn.Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration
  374. corrosiven.That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration
  375. corruptibleadj.Open to bribery
  376. corruptionn.Loss of purity or integrity
  377. cosmeticadj.Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion
  378. cosmicadj.Pertaining to the universe
  379. cosmogonyn.A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe
  380. cosmographyn.The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology
  381. cosmologyn.The general science of the universe
  382. cosmopolitanadj.Common to all the world
  383. cosmopolitanismn.A cosmopolitan character
  384. cosmosn.The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement
  385. counter-claimn.A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff
  386. counteractv.To act in opposition to
  387. counterbalancev.To oppose with an equal force
  388. counterchargev.To accuse in return
  389. counterfeitadj.Made to resemble something else
  390. counterpartn.Something taken with another for the completion of either
  391. countervailv.To offset
  392. counting-housen.A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc
  393. countrymann.A rustic
  394. courageousadj.Brave
  395. coursen.Line of motion or direction
  396. coursern.A fleet and spirited horse
  397. courtesyn.Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually
  398. covenantn.An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties
  399. covertadj.Concealed, especially for an evil purpose
  400. coveyn.A flock of quails or partridges
  401. cowerv.To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame
  402. coxswainn.One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer
  403. cragn.A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge
  404. craniumn.The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain
  405. crassadj.Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine
  406. cravingn.A vehement desire
  407. creakn.A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound
  408. creameryn.A butter-making establishment
  409. creamyadj.Resembling or containing cream
  410. credencen.Belief
  411. credibleadj.Believable
  412. credulousadj.Easily deceived
  413. creedn.A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief
  414. crematoryadj.A place for cremating dead bodies
  415. crevassen.A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier
  416. crevicen.A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces
  417. criterionn.A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion
  418. critiquen.A criticism or critical review
  419. crockeryn.Earthenware made from baked clay
  420. cruciblen.A trying and purifying test or agency
  421. crusaden.Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle
  422. crustaceanadj.Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc
  423. crustaceousadj.Having a crust-like shell
  424. cryptogramn.Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning
  425. crystallizev.To bring together or give fixed shape to
  426. cudgeln.A short thick stick used as a club
  427. culinaryadj.Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen
  428. cullv.To pick or sort out from the rest
  429. culpableadj.Guilty
  430. culpritn.A guilty person
  431. culvertn.Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal
  432. cupidityn.Avarice
  433. curableadj.Capable of being remedied or corrected
  434. curatorn.A person having charge as of a library or museum
  435. curion.A piece of bric-a-brac
  436. cursiveadj.Writing in which the letters are joined together
  437. cursoryadj.Rapid and superficial
  438. curtadj.Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression
  439. curtailv.To cut off or cut short
  440. curtsyn.A downward movement of the body by bending the knees
  441. cycloidadj.Like a circle
  442. cygnetn.A young swan
  443. cynicaladj.Exhibiting moral skepticism
  444. cynicismn.Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value
  445. cynosuren.That to which general interest or attention is directed

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