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cabal

a small group

cache

a hiding place

cadaver

a dead body

cajole

to persuade

calamitous

causing trouble or disastrous

callow

young and inexperienced

canard

a false story, report, or rumor

candid

truthful, honest

candor

honest; openness, frankness

canny

shrewd

canon

rule

cant

statements made in a singsong tone

cantankerous

bad tempered

canvass

to make a survey

capacious

spacious

capitulate

to surrender

capricious

erratic, impulsive

careen

to swerve

caricature

an exaggerated portrayal

carnage

slaughter

carnal

sensual; sexual

carouse

to engage in a noisy, wild party

carp

to complain

carrion

decaying flesh

caret blanche

freedom to use one's own judgment

castigate

to punish or criticize

cataclysm

a violent change

catharsis

act of purification

catholic

universal, found everywhere

caucus

a meeting

caustic

severely critical

cauterize

to burn

cavalcade

a sequence of events

cavalier

a casually indifferent person

cavil

to argue

cavort

to frolic

celerity

swiftness

celibate

unmarried

censure

to criticize or condemn

centrifugal

moving away from the center

certitude

certainly

cessation

stopping

chafe

to annoy

chaff

worthless material

chagrin

embarassment

charlatan

a fake

chary

careful

chattel

slave

chauvinism

fanatical devotion

chicanery

trickery

chide

criticize

chimerical

imaginary, fantastic, unreal

choleric

easily angered

churlish

rude

cipher

a thing of no value

circuitous

indirect

circumlocution

roundabout way of speaking

circumscribe

to encircle

circumspect

cautious

circumvent

to surround or entrap, to go around or by-pass

clamber

to climb with effort or difficulty

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