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SAT Word List: CANTANKEROUS to CHARY

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cantankerous (adjective)
having a difficult, uncooperative, or stubborn disposition
captious (adjective)
marked by the tendency to point out trivial faults; intended to confuse in an argument
cataclysmic (adjective)
severely destructive
catalyst (noun)
something that provokes or speeds up significant change, especially without being affected by the consequences
caucus (noun)
a closed committee within a political party; a private committee meeting
caustic (adjective)
biting, sarcastic
cede (verb)
to surrender possession of something
celerity (noun)
speed, haste
censorious (adjective)
critical; tending to blame and condemn
certitude (noun)
assurance, freedom from doubt
cessation (noun)
a temporary or complete halt
chary (adjective)
watchful, cautious; extremely shy