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canto
division of a long poem
canvass
determine or seek opinions, votes, etc
capacious
spacious
capacity
mental or physical ability; ability to accommodate; role
capillary
having a very fine bore
capitulate
surrender
caprice
whim (sudden idea)
capricious
unpredictable; fickle
caption
title; chapter heading; text under illustration
captious
faultfinding
carafe
glass water bottle; decanter
carapace
shell covering the back( of a turtle, crab. e.t.c)
carat
unit of weight for precious stone; measure of gold's fineness
carcinogenic
causing cancer
cardinal
chief
cardiologist
doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
careen
lurch; sway from side to side
caricature
distortion; burlesque
carillon
set of bells capable of being played
carnage
destruction of life
carnal
fleshly
carnivorous
meat-eating
carousal
drunken level
carping
petty criticism; fault-finding
carrion
rotting flesh of dead body
cartographer
map-maker
cascade
small waterfall
caste
one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society, social stratification; prestige
castigation
punishment; severe criticism
casualty
serious or fatal accident
cataclysm
deluge; upheaval
catalyst
agent that influence the pace of a chemical reaction while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catapult
slingshot; hurling machine
cataract
great waterfall; eye abnormality
catastrophe
calamity; disaster
catcall
shout of disapproval; boo
catechism
book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
categorical
without exceptions; unqualified; absolute
catharsis
purging or cleansing of any passage of the body
cathartic
purgative
catholic
universal; wide-ranging liberal
caucus
a private meeting of members of a political party to select officers or determine policy
caulk
to make water tight ( by plugging seams)
causal
implying a cause-and-effect relationship
caustic
burning; sarcastically biting
cauterize
burn with hot iron or caustic
cavalcade
procession; parade
cavalier
casual and offhand; arrogant
cavil
make frivolous objections
cede
yield (title, territory) to: surrender formally
celerity
speed; rapidity
celestial
heavenly
celibate
abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried
censor
overseer of morals; person who eliminate inappropriate matter
censorious
critical
censure
blame; criticize
centaur
mythical figure, half man and half horse
centigrade
denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
centrifugal
radiating; departing from the center
centrifuge
machine that separates substances by whirling them
centripetal
tending toward the center
centurion
Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
cerebral
pertaining to the brain or intellect
cerebration
thought
ceremonious
marked by formality
certitude
certainty
cessation
stoppage
cession
yielding ( something) to another; ceding
chafe
warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing
chaff
worthless product of an endeavor
chaffing
bantering; joking
chagrin
vexation ( caused by humiliation or injured pride); disappointment
chalice
goblet; consecrated cup
chameleon
lizard that changes color in different situations

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