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centrifugal

radiating, departing from the center

centripetal

tending toward the center

cerebral

pertaining to the brain or intellect, intellectual rather than emotional

cerebration

thought, working of the brain

ceremonious

marked by formality, extremely formal and polite

certitude

certainty

cessation

stoppage

cession

yielding to another, ceding

chafe

warm by rubbing, make sore by rubbing

chaff

1) worthless products of an endeavor; 2) husk; 3) material ejected to deflect radar waves; 4) barter

chaffing

bantering, joking

chagrin

annoyance and disappointment, vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)

chalice

goblet, consecrated cup

chameleon

1) lizard that changes color to camouflage; 2) person given to facile or expedient change in ideas or appearance

champion

V. 1) challenge, defy, advocate, uphold; N. 2) winner, one who shows marked superiority; 3) one that does battle for another's rights or honor; 4) warrior, fighter; 5) aggressive advocate or defender

charisma

magnetic charm or appeal, a personal magic of leadership arousing popular support and enthusiasm

charlatan

quack, fraud, faker

chary

cautious, unwilling to take risks, sparing or restrained about giving

chase

N. 1) pursuit; 2) something pursued; V. 3) pursue, hunt; 4) cause to flee, drive; 5) rush, hasten

chassis

framework to which components are attached

chaste

1) celibate; 2) pure, clean; 3) modest, austere

chasten

discipline, punish in order to correct

chastise

punish as by severe beating, criticize severely

chauvinist

blindly devoted patriot, zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex

check (n.)

1) criterion, inspection, investigation; 2) stop motion, curb, or restrain; 3) written order instructing a bank to make a payment; 4) a slip indicating the amount due; 5) a square in a pattern resembling a checkerboard; 6) a ticket or token showing ownership or confirming payment; 7) a counter in various games; 8) a mark typically placed beside an item to show it has been noted or addressed; 9) a crack or break

check (v.)

1) to put a chess king in check; 2) slow or bring to a stop, brake; 3) restrain or diminish the action or force of, control; 4) to compare with a source, original, or authority, verify; 5) consign to a common carrier, leave for safekeeping; 6) to mark into squares; 7) cause to crack; 8) to halt through caution, uncertainty, or fear, stop; 9) investigate conditions; 10) prove to be consistent or truthful

checkered

marked by great changes in fortune, especially marked by many problems or failures

cherubic

angelic, innocent-looking

chicanery

trickery, deception

chide

scold, rebuke

chimerical

fantastically improbable, highly unrealistic

chisel

N. 1) wedgelike tool for cutting; V. 2) swindle or cheat

chivalrous

courteous, faithful, brave

choleric

hot-tempered, bad-tempered, irritable, easily angered

choreography

art of representing dances in written symbols, arrangement of dances

chortle

chuckle with delight

chronicle

report, record

chronic

marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, always present or encountered

churlish

boorish, rude

ciliated

having minute hairs

cipher

N. 1) nonentity, worthless person or thing, zero; 2) secret code; V. 3) encode

circlet

small ring, band of gold, silver, or jewels (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)

circuitous

roundabout

circumlocution

indirect or roundabout expression

circumscribe

limit, confine, draw a line around

circumspect

prudent, cautious, acting after careful thought

circumvent

1) outwit, defeat by behaving more cleverly, baffle; 2) avoid, get around

cistern

reservoir or water tank

cite

quote, command

civil

1) having to do with citizens (as opposed to military or religious affairs); 2) courteous and polite

clairvoyant

having foresight or perception beyond the normal range

clamber

climb by crawling with difficulties, scramble

clamor

N. 1) loud continuous noise; continuous demand or complain made by a large group of people; V. 2) express (a demand) continually and loudly

clandestine

secret

clangor

loud resounding noise, sound of repeated clanging

clapper

striker (tongue) of a bell

clap

1) strike the hands together with a loud sound; 2) loud explosive sound; 3) put or send promptly

clarion

1) loud and clear, brilliantly clear; 2) shrill trumpet-like sound or the medieval trumpet that makes such a sound

clavicle

collarbone

scrimmage

disorderly fight between two or more people, a practice sports match

cleave

1) split, tear; 2) adhere, stick, be loyal to

cleft

N.1) a fissure, split; ADJ. 2) partially split or divided

clemency

1) disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; 2) mildness as in the weather

cliche

phrase dulled in meaning by repetition, platitude

bromide

1) commonplace or boring person; 2) hackneyed statement or notion; 3) chemical compound used to calm excitement

clime

climate

cloister

N. 1) monastery or convert; 2) a secluded place; 3) a covered passage on the side of a court usually having one side walled and the other an open arcade or colonade; V. 4) seclude from the world in or as if in a _____________

clout

1) great influence; 2) hard blow with the fist

cloying

1) distasteful (because excessive); 2) excessively sweet or sentimental

coagulate

congeal, thicken, clot

coalesce

combine, fuse, grow together

coalition

partnership, league, union of separate political parties

coda

concluding section of a musical or literary composition

coddle

1) treat gently, indulge excessively, pamper, baby; 2) cook in water just below the boiling point

codicil

supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will

codify

arrange (laws or rules) as a code, classify

code

1) system of words or symbols used instead of ordinary writing; 2) collection of laws, rules; 3) established social customs

coercion

use of force to get someone to object, compelling influence

coeval

living at the same time as, contemporary, existing during the same period of time, of the same age

cog

N. 1) tooth projecting from a wheel or a tenon; 2) a subordinate but integral person or part; V. 3) to direct the fall of dice fraudulently; 4) to connect by mortises or tenons

tenon

a projecting member of a piece of wood or other material for insertion into a mortise to make a joint; 2) to unite by a ______; 3) to cut or fit for insertion into a mortise

mortise

1) a hole, groove, or slot into or through which some other part of an arrangement of parts fits, especially a cavity as cut into a piece of material (as timber) to receive a tenon; 2) to join and fasten securely; 3) to cut or make a mortise in

cogent

1) having the power to compel or constrain; 2) convincing, pertinent, relevant

cogitate

think over, ponder

cognate

1) having a common origin, related linguistically; 2) related by blood; 3) similar or akin in nature

cognitive

having to do with knowing, perceptions related to mental processes

cognizance

knowledge, awareness

cohabit

live together

cohere

stick together

cohesion

tendency to keep together

cohort

1) group of people who share some common quality; 2) an armed band, a roman military unit between 300 and 600 soldiers

coiffure

hairstyle

coin

V. 1) make coins; 2.) invent or fabricate ( a word or phrase); N. 3) small metal pieces used as currency; 4) word or phrase recently invented

coincidence

1) the chance occurrence of two seemingly unconnected events at the same time; 2) the rate at which two phenomenon correspond/occur together

colander

utensil with perforated bottom used for straining

collage

work of art put together from fragments

collation

a light meal, sorting or ordering

comatose

in a coma, extremely sleepy

comeuppance

just deserts, well-deserved punishment or misfortune, rebuke

collaborate

1) work together; 2) cooperate treasonably with the enemy

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