SAT words C-D

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hiding place

cacophonous

sounding discordant; terrible and generally unpleasant to listen to; the opposite of euphonious

cadaver

corpse

cajole

to coax

callous

unfeeling; unsympathetic

calumniate

to slander

calumny

slander; defamation

candor

frankness; candidness

cantankerous

ill-natured; quarrelsome

capacious

spacious

capitulate

to surrender

capricious

unpredictable; following whim

captious

fault-finding

carrion

rotting flesh

castigate

to punish

cathartic

cleansing; allowing a release of tension or emotion

caustic

burning; characterized by a bitter wit

cauterize

to burn tissue

cavil

to raise unecessary or trivial objections

celerity

swiftness, speed

celibacy

condition of being celibate

celibate

without sex; unmarried

censor

(v.) to remove innapropriate stuff
(n.) someone who censors things

censure

to criticize; blame

cerebration

thought

chagrin

embarrassment

chaos

state of utter confusion

charlatan

quack; someone who pretends he's someone he's not

chaste

pure; unspoiled; virginal

chicanery

trickery

chimerical

far out; bizarre; really heady

choleric

hot-tempered

churlish

boorish; rude

ciliated

having tiny hairs

circumspect

prudent; cautious

clemency

mildness of temper- especially leniency toward n enemy or sentencing a criminal

cogent

clear; logical; well-thought-out

cogitate

to think about deeply and carefully

cognizant

fully informed and aware; conscious

comely

attractive; agreeable

comestible

food

commensurate

equal; proportionate

commiserate

to sympathize; be miserable together

comport

to behave in a particular way

compunction

strong uneasiness caused by guilt

concupiscence

sexual desire; lust; sensuality

concurrent

at the same time

congenital

existing at birth

conjecture

statement made without adequate evidence

conjugal

pertaining to marriage

contort

twist; bend

contrition

remorse; repentance; bitter regret felt owing to wrongdoing

controversial

of, relating to, or causing dispute

convoke

to call together; to cause to assemble

corp-

a root meaning "body"

corporal

of the body; bodily

corpulent

obese; having a fat body

corroborate

to testify in agreement

countermand

to cancel a command

covert

concealed; secret

cower

to quiver; shrink from fear

crass

uncultured

credulity

gullibility

crestfallen

dejected

crux

main point; central issue; heart of the matter

cull

to select; weed out

cupidity

greed; avarice

dais

raised platform

daunt

to intimidate; frighten

dauntless

bold; unable to be daunted

dearth

scarcity

debase

to lower in quality or value; adulterate

decoy

a lure or bait

defenestration

the act of throwing something out the window

delude

to deceive

demur

to object mildly

demure

reserved; modest

deplete

to lessen the supply or content of

depraved

morally corrupt; debased; perverted

deranged

having a severe mental disorder; being insane

derogate

to detract; to take away

descry

to discern; to catch sight of something that is difficult to catch sight of

desultory

aimless; disconnected; rambling; haphazard

deter

to prevent or discourage from happening

devastate

to ruin by violent action

devoid

completely lacking; void; empty; without

dexterous

skillful in the use of hands or body

diabolical

fiendish; devilish; nastily scheming

diaphanous

translucent; gossamer

discern

to detect by use of the senses

discord

lack of harmony

disparage

to belittle; to reduce in esteem

disseminate

to dispense objects, such as seeds, newspapers; to distribute

distraught

anxious; worried; distressed

divers

several

diverse

distinct; varied; differing

doleful

sad; mournful

drastic

severe

dynamic

energetic; vigorous; forceful

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