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149 terms

Gruber's SAT Words CI-CONT

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cipher
person or thing of no value; zero
circuitous
roundabout; indirect
circumlocution
roundabout way of speaking
circumscribe
to encircle; to limit or confine
circumspect
cautious; careful
circumvent
to surround or entrap; to go around or bypass
citadel
a fortress
cite
to quote a passage, book, author, etc; to refer to an example
civility
politeness
clairvoyant
having great insight; keenly perceptive
clamber
to climb with effort or difficulty
clamor
noise
clandestine
secretive; private
clangor
harsh ringing sound
clarify
to make clear
clarion
clear and shrill
claustrophobia
fear of enclosed spaces
cleave
to split something apart; to stick or cling to something
cleft
split; divided
clemency
mercy; leniency
cliché
a trite or worn-out expression
clientele
customers
clime
climate; region
clique
a small, exclusive group
cloistered
secluded; confined
clout
power; influence
cloven
divided; split
coadjutor
assistant; helper
coalesce
to blend; to merge; to fuse
coddle
to treat tenderly
coerce
to force
coffer
a strongbox
cog
a gear tooth; a minor part
cogent
convincing
cogitate
to think; to consider carefully
cognate
related; relevant
cognizant
aware
cognomen
family name; last name
coherent
logically connected; consistent
cohesive
tending to stick
cohort
colleague; associate; partner
coincide
to occur simultaneously
collaborate
to work together; to cooperate
collage
collection of various bits and pieces
collate
to put together in order
collateral
security for payment of a loan
colloquial
informal
colloquy
conversation
collusion
conspiracy; agreement to commit a wrongful act
colossal
huge; enormous
combative
eager to fight; argumentative
combustible
capable of catching fire easily
comely
attractive
commemorative
honoring; remembering
commence
to begin
commendation
praise
commensurate
to proportionate
commiserate
to express pity for
commodious
roomy; spacious
communal
shared; pertaining to a group of people
compact
firmly packed; a treaty
compassion
pity; sympathy
compatible
agreeable; harmonious
compel
to force
compendium
brief summary
compensatory
paying back; making up for
complacent
self-satisfied
complement
to make whole; to complete
compliant
yielding; submissive
complicity
partnership in a wrongful act
components
ingredients; elements
composure
calmness of mind or manner
compulsory
required
compunction
uneasiness; remorse
compute
to calculate; to estimate
concave
hollow; curved inward
concede
to admit; to grant
concentrate
to think deeply; to increase in strength or degree
concentric
having a common center
conception
a beginning; original idea or plan
concession
allowance; the act of yielding
conciliate
to soothe the anger of; to win over
concise
brief and to the point
conclave
secret meeting
concoct
to invent; to devise
concomitant
accompanying; attending
concord
agreement; harmony
concourse
a crowd; a wide street
concur
to agree
condescend
to lower oneself to an inferior's level
condign
deserved; suitable
condiment
seasoning; spices
condolence
expression of sorrow
condone
to excuse; to overlook
conducive
tending to or leading to
conduit
pipe or tube through which fluid or electricity passes
confidant
a close, trusted friend
configuration
shape; arrangment
confiscate
to seize by way of penalty
conflagration
a large and destructive fire
confluent
merging; flowing together
conformity
agreement; doing the same as others
confounded
confused; amazed
congeal
to freeze solid; to thicken
congenial
friendly; agreeable
congenital
existing at birth
conglomerate
mass; cluster; corporation
congregate
to gather; to assemble
congruent
in agreement
coniferous
bearing cones
conjecture
to guess
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
conjure
to call upon or to command a devil or spirit to practice magic; cast a spell on
connivance
to pretend ignorance of another's wrong-doing; conspiracy
connoisseur
an expert
connote
to suggest or imply
connubial
pertaining to marriage
consanguinity
close relationship, usually by blood
consecrate
to make holy
consensus
general agreement, especially of opinion
consol
a musical panel or unit; to comfort
consolidate
to combine; to make or become solid
consonant
in agreement or harmony
consort
a husband or wife; to associate or join
consternation
sudden confusion; panic
constituents
voters; supporters
constraints
restrictions; limits
constrict
to shrink; to bind
construe
to analyze; to interpret
consummate
to complete; perfect
contagious
likely to spread; infectious
contaminant
substance that pollutes or infects
contemn
to regard with scorn or contempt
contemporary
happening in the same time period; current
contemptuous
scornful
contentious
ready to argue; quarrelsome
contest
(three meanings) a competitive game; to dispute; to compete
contiguous
nearby; neighboring
contingent
possible
contort
to twist; to distort
contraband
smuggled or stolen goods
contrary
opposite
contravene
to go against; to oppose
contretemps
an embarrassing occurrence
contrite
sorrowful; penitent
controversial
debatable; questionable
contumacious
disobedient; obstinate
contumely
rudeness
contusion
a bruise