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40 terms

Wordsmart 6

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Charlatan
fraud; quack; con man
Chasm
a deep, gaping hole; a gorge
Chastise
to inflict punishment on; to discipline
Chicanery
Trickery; deceitfulness; artifice; especially legal or political
Chimera
an illusion; a foolish fancy
Choleric
hot-tempered; quick to anger
Chronic
constant; lasting a long time; inveterate
Chronicle
a record of events in order of time; a history
Circuitous
Round about; not following a direct path
Circumlocution
an indirect expression; use of wordy or evasive language
Circumscribe
To draw a line around; to set the limits; to define; to restrict.
Circumspect
cautious
Circumvent
To frustrate as though by surrounding
Civil
polite; civilized; courteous
Clemency
mercy; forgiveness; mildness
Cliche
an overused saying or idea
Clique
an exclusive group bound together by some shared quality or interest
Coalesce
To come together as one; to fuse; to unite ;
Coerce
to force someone to do or not to do something
Cogent
powerfully convincing
Cognitive
Dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses; mental
Cognizant
aware; conscious
Coherent
holding together; making sense
Colloquial
conversational; informal in language
Collusion
conspiracy; secret cooperation
Commensurate
equal; proportionate
Compelling
forceful; causing to yield
Compendium
A summary; an abridgment
Complacent
self-satisfied; overly pleased with oneself; contented to a fault
Complement
to complete or fill up; to be the perfect counterpart
Complicity
participation in wrongdoing; the act of being an accomplice
Comprehensive
covering or including everything
Comprise
to consist of
Conciliatory
making peace; attempting to resolve a dispute through goodwill
Concise
brief and to the point; succinct
gn/gno
know
chron
time
circu
around, on all sides
cis
cut
co/col/com/con
with, together