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Patrick's GRE Prep 601-700

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centrifugal
radiating, departing from the center
centripetal
tending toward the center
cerebral
pertaining to the brain or intellect, intellectual rather than emotional
cerebration
thought, working of the brain
ceremonious
marked by formality, extremely formal and polite
certitude
certainty
cessation
stoppage
cession
yielding to another, ceding
chafe
warm by rubbing, make sore by rubbing
chaff
1) worthless products of an endeavor; 2) husk; 3) material ejected to deflect radar waves; 4) barter
chaffing
bantering, joking
chagrin
annoyance and disappointment, vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
chalice
goblet, consecrated cup
chameleon
1) lizard that changes color to camouflage; 2) person given to facile or expedient change in ideas or appearance
champion
V. 1) challenge, defy, advocate, uphold; N. 2) winner, one who shows marked superiority; 3) one that does battle for another's rights or honor; 4) warrior, fighter; 5) aggressive advocate or defender
charisma
magnetic charm or appeal, a personal magic of leadership arousing popular support and enthusiasm
charlatan
quack, fraud, faker
chary
cautious, unwilling to take risks, sparing or restrained about giving
chase
N. 1) pursuit; 2) something pursued; V. 3) pursue, hunt; 4) cause to flee, drive; 5) rush, hasten
chassis
framework to which components are attached
chaste
1) celibate; 2) pure, clean; 3) modest, austere
chasten
discipline, punish in order to correct
chastise
punish as by severe beating, criticize severely
chauvinist
blindly devoted patriot, zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex
check (n.)
1) criterion, inspection, investigation; 2) stop motion, curb, or restrain; 3) written order instructing a bank to make a payment; 4) a slip indicating the amount due; 5) a square in a pattern resembling a checkerboard; 6) a ticket or token showing ownership or confirming payment; 7) a counter in various games; 8) a mark typically placed beside an item to show it has been noted or addressed; 9) a crack or break
check (v.)
1) to put a chess king in check; 2) slow or bring to a stop, brake; 3) restrain or diminish the action or force of, control; 4) to compare with a source, original, or authority, verify; 5) consign to a common carrier, leave for safekeeping; 6) to mark into squares; 7) cause to crack; 8) to halt through caution, uncertainty, or fear, stop; 9) investigate conditions; 10) prove to be consistent or truthful
checkered
marked by great changes in fortune, especially marked by many problems or failures
cherubic
angelic, innocent-looking
chicanery
trickery, deception
chide
scold, rebuke
chimerical
fantastically improbable, highly unrealistic
chisel
N. 1) wedgelike tool for cutting; V. 2) swindle or cheat
chivalrous
courteous, faithful, brave
choleric
hot-tempered, bad-tempered, irritable, easily angered
choreography
art of representing dances in written symbols, arrangement of dances
chortle
chuckle with delight
chronicle
report, record
chronic
marked by long duration or frequent recurrence, always present or encountered
churlish
boorish, rude
ciliated
having minute hairs
cipher
N. 1) nonentity, worthless person or thing, zero; 2) secret code; V. 3) encode
circlet
small ring, band of gold, silver, or jewels (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
circuitous
roundabout
circumlocution
indirect or roundabout expression
circumscribe
limit, confine, draw a line around
circumspect
prudent, cautious, acting after careful thought
circumvent
1) outwit, defeat by behaving more cleverly, baffle; 2) avoid, get around
cistern
reservoir or water tank
cite
quote, command
civil
1) having to do with citizens (as opposed to military or religious affairs); 2) courteous and polite
clairvoyant
having foresight or perception beyond the normal range
clamber
climb by crawling with difficulties, scramble
clamor
N. 1) loud continuous noise; continuous demand or complain made by a large group of people; V. 2) express (a demand) continually and loudly
clandestine
secret
clangor
loud resounding noise, sound of repeated clanging
clapper
striker (tongue) of a bell
clap
1) strike the hands together with a loud sound; 2) loud explosive sound; 3) put or send promptly
clarion
1) loud and clear, brilliantly clear; 2) shrill trumpet-like sound or the medieval trumpet that makes such a sound
clavicle
collarbone
scrimmage
disorderly fight between two or more people, a practice sports match
cleave
1) split, tear; 2) adhere, stick, be loyal to
cleft
N.1) a fissure, split; ADJ. 2) partially split or divided
clemency
1) disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; 2) mildness as in the weather
cliche
phrase dulled in meaning by repetition, platitude
bromide
1) commonplace or boring person; 2) hackneyed statement or notion; 3) chemical compound used to calm excitement
clime
climate
cloister
N. 1) monastery or convert; 2) a secluded place; 3) a covered passage on the side of a court usually having one side walled and the other an open arcade or colonade; V. 4) seclude from the world in or as if in a _____________
clout
1) great influence; 2) hard blow with the fist
cloying
1) distasteful (because excessive); 2) excessively sweet or sentimental
coagulate
congeal, thicken, clot
coalesce
combine, fuse, grow together
coalition
partnership, league, union of separate political parties
coda
concluding section of a musical or literary composition
coddle
1) treat gently, indulge excessively, pamper, baby; 2) cook in water just below the boiling point
codicil
supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
codify
arrange (laws or rules) as a code, classify
code
1) system of words or symbols used instead of ordinary writing; 2) collection of laws, rules; 3) established social customs
coercion
use of force to get someone to object, compelling influence
coeval
living at the same time as, contemporary, existing during the same period of time, of the same age
cog
N. 1) tooth projecting from a wheel or a tenon; 2) a subordinate but integral person or part; V. 3) to direct the fall of dice fraudulently; 4) to connect by mortises or tenons
tenon
a projecting member of a piece of wood or other material for insertion into a mortise to make a joint; 2) to unite by a ______; 3) to cut or fit for insertion into a mortise
mortise
1) a hole, groove, or slot into or through which some other part of an arrangement of parts fits, especially a cavity as cut into a piece of material (as timber) to receive a tenon; 2) to join and fasten securely; 3) to cut or make a mortise in
cogent
1) having the power to compel or constrain; 2) convincing, pertinent, relevant
cogitate
think over, ponder
cognate
1) having a common origin, related linguistically; 2) related by blood; 3) similar or akin in nature
cognitive
having to do with knowing, perceptions related to mental processes
cognizance
knowledge, awareness
cohabit
live together
cohere
stick together
cohesion
tendency to keep together
cohort
1) group of people who share some common quality; 2) an armed band, a roman military unit between 300 and 600 soldiers
coiffure
hairstyle
coin
V. 1) make coins; 2.) invent or fabricate ( a word or phrase); N. 3) small metal pieces used as currency; 4) word or phrase recently invented
coincidence
1) the chance occurrence of two seemingly unconnected events at the same time; 2) the rate at which two phenomenon correspond/occur together
colander
utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
collage
work of art put together from fragments
collation
a light meal, sorting or ordering
comatose
in a coma, extremely sleepy
comeuppance
just deserts, well-deserved punishment or misfortune, rebuke
collaborate
1) work together; 2) cooperate treasonably with the enemy