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canto

division of a long poem

canvass

determine or seek opinions, votes, etc

capacious

spacious

capacity

mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate; role

capillary

having a very fine bore

capitulate

surrender

caprice

whim (sudden idea)

capricious

unpredictable; fickle

caption

title; chapter heading; text under illustration

captious

faultfinding

carafe

glass water bottle; decanter

carapace

shell covering the back( of a turtle, crab. e.t.c)

carat

unit of weight for precious stone; measure of gold's fineness

carcinogenic

causing cancer

cardinal

chief

cardiologist

doctor specializing in ailments of the heart

careen

lurch; sway from side to side

caricature

distortion; burlesque

carillon

set of bells capable of being played

carnage

destruction of life

carnal

fleshly

carnivorous

meat-eating

carousal

drunken level

carping

petty criticism; fault-finding

carrion

rotting flesh of dead body

cartographer

map-maker

cascade

small waterfall

caste

one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society, social stratification; prestige

castigation

punishment; severe criticism

casualty

serious or fatal accident

cataclysm

deluge; upheaval

catalyst

agent that influence the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged

catapult

slingshot; hurling machine

cataract

great waterfall; eye abnormality

catastrophe

calamity; disaster

catcall

shout of disapproval; boo

catechism

book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer

categorical

without exceptions; unqualified; absolute

catharsis

purging or cleansing of any passage of the body

cathartic

purgative

catholic

universal; wide-ranging liberal

caucus

a private meeting of members of a political party to select officers or determine policy

caulk

to make water tight ( by plugging seams)

causal

implying a cause-and-effect relationship

caustic

burning; sarcastically biting

cauterize

burn with hot iron or caustic

cavalcade

procession; parade

cavalier

casual and offhand; arrogant

cavil

make frivolous objections

cede

yield (title, territory) to: surrender formally

celerity

speed; rapidity

celestial

heavenly

celibate

abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried

censor

overseer of morals; person who eliminate inappropriate matter

censorious

critical

censure

blame; criticize

centaur

mythical figure, half man and half horse

centigrade

denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)

centrifugal

radiating; departing from the center

centrifuge

machine that separates substances by whirling them

centripetal

tending toward the center

centurion

Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)

cerebral

pertaining to the brain or intellect

cerebration

thought

ceremonious

marked by formality

certitude

certainty

cessation

stoppage

cession

yielding ( something) to another; ceding

chafe

warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing

chaff

worthless product of an endeavor

chaffing

bantering; joking

chagrin

vexation ( caused by humiliation or injured pride); disappointment

chalice

goblet; consecrated cup

chameleon

lizard that changes color in different situations

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