Lesson 7 (121-140)

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*conjecture

n. L. com-together + jacere - to throw: inference from defective or presumptive evidence; a conclusion deduced by surmise or guesswork; guess

connive

to pretend ignorance of or fail to take action against something one ought to oppose; to be indulgent or in secret sympathy; wink; to cooperate secretly or have a secret understanding; conspire; intrigue

connoisseur

n. expert; one who understands the details, technique; or principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge; one who enjoys with discrimination and appreciation of subtleties

consecrate

to induct into a permanent office with a religious rite; to make or declare sacred; to devote to a purpose with or as if with deep solemnity or dedication; to make inviolable or venerable

construe

to understand or explain the sense or intention of usually in a particular way or with respect to a given set of circumstances

consummate

adj. perfect; extremely skilled and accomplished; of the highest degree; to make (marital union) complete by sexual intercourse

contiguous

adj. touching along a boundary or at a point; touching or connected throughout in an unbroken sequence

contrite

adj. feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming

*convivial

adj. L. com-together + vivere-to live: relating to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company

copious

adj. yielding something abundantly; plentiful in number; present in large quantity; taking place on a large scale

corroborate

to support with evidence or authority; make more certain

covert

adj. not openly shown, engaged in, or avowed; veiled

*covetous

adj. L. cupere-to desire; marked by inordinate desire for wealth or possessions or for another's possessions; having a craving for possession

crass

adj. coarse in nature or behavior; unrefined; gross; being beneath one's dignity; guided by or indicative of base or materialistic values

craven

adj./n. lacking the least bit of courage; contemptibly fainthearted; n. cravenness

*credence

n. L. credere-to believe; a mental acceptance as true or real; credibility

*credulous

adj. L. credere-to believe; ready to believe especially on slight or uncertain evidence

*culpable

adj. L. culpare-to blame; meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful

cumbersome

adj. unwieldy because of heaviness and bulk

*cupidity

n. L. cupere-to desire; inordinate desire for wealth; greed; strong desire; lust

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