Wordsmart 6

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Charlatan

fraud; quack; con man

Chasm

a deep, gaping hole; a gorge

Chastise

to inflict punishment on; to discipline

Chicanery

Trickery; deceitfulness; artifice; especially legal or political

Chimera

an illusion; a foolish fancy

Choleric

hot-tempered; quick to anger

Chronic

constant; lasting a long time; inveterate

Chronicle

a record of events in order of time; a history

Circuitous

Round about; not following a direct path

Circumlocution

an indirect expression; use of wordy or evasive language

Circumscribe

To draw a line around; to set the limits; to define; to restrict.

Circumspect

cautious

Circumvent

To frustrate as though by surrounding

Civil

polite; civilized; courteous

Clemency

mercy; forgiveness; mildness

Cliche

an overused saying or idea

Clique

an exclusive group bound together by some shared quality or interest

Coalesce

To come together as one; to fuse; to unite ;

Coerce

to force someone to do or not to do something

Cogent

powerfully convincing

Cognitive

Dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses; mental

Cognizant

aware; conscious

Coherent

holding together; making sense

Colloquial

conversational; informal in language

Collusion

conspiracy; secret cooperation

Commensurate

equal; proportionate

Compelling

forceful; causing to yield

Compendium

A summary; an abridgment

Complacent

self-satisfied; overly pleased with oneself; contented to a fault

Complement

to complete or fill up; to be the perfect counterpart

Complicity

participation in wrongdoing; the act of being an accomplice

Comprehensive

covering or including everything

Comprise

to consist of

Conciliatory

making peace; attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill

Concise

brief and to the point; succinct

gn/gno

know

chron

time

circu

around, on all sides

co/col/com/con

with, together

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