Gruber's SAT Words CI-CONT

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cipher

person or thing of no value; zero

circuitous

roundabout; indirect

circumlocution

roundabout way of speaking

circumscribe

to encircle; to limit or confine

circumspect

cautious; careful

circumvent

to surround or entrap; to go around or bypass

citadel

a fortress

cite

to quote a passage, book, author, etc; to refer to an example

civility

politeness

clairvoyant

having great insight; keenly perceptive

clamber

to climb with effort or difficulty

clamor

noise

clandestine

secretive; private

clangor

harsh ringing sound

clarify

to make clear

clarion

clear and shrill

claustrophobia

fear of enclosed spaces

cleave

to split something apart; to stick or cling to something

cleft

split; divided

clemency

mercy; leniency

cliché

a trite or worn-out expression

clientele

customers

clime

climate; region

clique

a small, exclusive group

cloistered

secluded; confined

clout

power; influence

cloven

divided; split

coadjutor

assistant; helper

coalesce

to blend; to merge; to fuse

coddle

to treat tenderly

coerce

to force

coffer

a strongbox

cog

a gear tooth; a minor part

cogent

convincing

cogitate

to think; to consider carefully

cognate

related; relevant

cognizant

aware

cognomen

family name; last name

coherent

logically connected; consistent

cohesive

tending to stick

cohort

colleague; associate; partner

coincide

to occur simultaneously

collaborate

to work together; to cooperate

collage

collection of various bits and pieces

collate

to put together in order

collateral

security for payment of a loan

colloquial

informal

colloquy

conversation

collusion

conspiracy; agreement to commit a wrongful act

colossal

huge; enormous

combative

eager to fight; argumentative

combustible

capable of catching fire easily

comely

attractive

commemorative

honoring; remembering

commence

to begin

commendation

praise

commensurate

to proportionate

commiserate

to express pity for

commodious

roomy; spacious

communal

shared; pertaining to a group of people

compact

firmly packed; a treaty

compassion

pity; sympathy

compatible

agreeable; harmonious

compel

to force

compendium

brief summary

compensatory

paying back; making up for

complacent

self-satisfied

complement

to make whole; to complete

compliant

yielding; submissive

complicity

partnership in a wrongful act

components

ingredients; elements

composure

calmness of mind or manner

compulsory

required

compunction

uneasiness; remorse

compute

to calculate; to estimate

concave

hollow; curved inward

concede

to admit; to grant

concentrate

to think deeply; to increase in strength or degree

concentric

having a common center

conception

a beginning; original idea or plan

concession

allowance; the act of yielding

conciliate

to soothe the anger of; to win over

concise

brief and to the point

conclave

secret meeting

concoct

to invent; to devise

concomitant

accompanying; attending

concord

agreement; harmony

concourse

a crowd; a wide street

concur

to agree

condescend

to lower oneself to an inferior's level

condign

deserved; suitable

condiment

seasoning; spices

condolence

expression of sorrow

condone

to excuse; to overlook

conducive

tending to or leading to

conduit

pipe or tube through which fluid or electricity passes

confidant

a close, trusted friend

configuration

shape; arrangment

confiscate

to seize by way of penalty

conflagration

a large and destructive fire

confluent

merging; flowing together

conformity

agreement; doing the same as others

confounded

confused; amazed

congeal

to freeze solid; to thicken

congenial

friendly; agreeable

congenital

existing at birth

conglomerate

mass; cluster; corporation

congregate

to gather; to assemble

congruent

in agreement

coniferous

bearing cones

conjecture

to guess

conjugal

pertaining to marriage

conjure

to call upon or to command a devil or spirit to practice magic; cast a spell on

connivance

to pretend ignorance of another's wrong-doing; conspiracy

connoisseur

an expert

connote

to suggest or imply

connubial

pertaining to marriage

consanguinity

close relationship, usually by blood

consecrate

to make holy

consensus

general agreement, especially of opinion

consol

a musical panel or unit; to comfort

consolidate

to combine; to make or become solid

consonant

in agreement or harmony

consort

a husband or wife; to associate or join

consternation

sudden confusion; panic

constituents

voters; supporters

constraints

restrictions; limits

constrict

to shrink; to bind

construe

to analyze; to interpret

consummate

to complete; perfect

contagious

likely to spread; infectious

contaminant

substance that pollutes or infects

contemn

to regard with scorn or contempt

contemporary

happening in the same time period; current

contemptuous

scornful

contentious

ready to argue; quarrelsome

contest

(three meanings) a competitive game; to dispute; to compete

contiguous

nearby; neighboring

contingent

possible

contort

to twist; to distort

contraband

smuggled or stolen goods

contrary

opposite

contravene

to go against; to oppose

contretemps

an embarrassing occurrence

contrite

sorrowful; penitent

controversial

debatable; questionable

contumacious

disobedient; obstinate

contumely

rudeness

contusion

a bruise

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