Vocab 4

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cachet

An official seal
A distinguishing mark or feature
A sign or expression of approval
Superior status; prestige
the wafer capsule for pills

caduceus

The staff carried by Mercury because he was the messenger god
The staff used as the emblem of the medical profession and as the insignia for the army corps

canard

A false or baseless usually derogatory story, report, or rumour
A duck intended for cooking
One of two small lifting wings on a plane

celerity

Swiftness; speed

chary

Cautious or careful; wary
Shy; timid
Fastidious; choosy

Charybdis

A whirlpool in the Straight of Messina
A daughter of Gaea and Poseidon

chattel

A movable article of personal property
Any article of tangible property other then land, buildings, or things tied to land
a slave

chiaroscuro

The distribution of light and shade in a picture

chthonic

Of or pertaining to the deities, spirits, and other beings dwelling under earth

cincture

A belt or girdle
Something that surrounds or encompasses as a girdle does
A fillet at either end of a shaft
To encircle, encompass

circadian

notice or pertaining to rhythmic biological cycles recurring at approximately 24-hour intervals

codicil

A supplement to a will containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc. of something in the will
Any supplement or appendix

coeval

Of the same age, date, or duration; equally old
Coincident

cognoscente

Persons who have superior knowledge and understand of a particular field especially in the fine arts, literature and the world of fashion

mea culpa

Through my fault; my fault

nolo contendere

A defendant's pleading that does not admit quilt but subjects him or her to punishment as though a quilty plea had been entered

non sequitur

An inference or a conclusion that does not follow from the premises
a statement containing an illogical conclusion

outre'

passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre

quid pro quo

One thing in return for another
Something that is given or taken in return for something else; substitute

captious

Apt to notice and make much of trivial faults or defects; faultfinding; difficult to please
Proceeding from a faultfinding or caviling disposition

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