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Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist C 1/5

A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences. The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words. This is Wordlist C.
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cabal
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
The cabal was defeated when its scheme was discovered.
cache
hiding place
The detectives followed the suspects until he led them to the cache where he had stored his loot.
cacophony
discord
Some people seem to enjoy the cacophony of an orchestra that is tuning up.
cadaver
corpse
cadaverous
like a corpse; pale
From his cadaverous appearance, we could see how the disease had ravaged him.
cadence
rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat
Marching down the road, the troops sang out, following the cadence set by the sergeant.
cajole
coax; wheedle (dỗ ngọt để ai đó làm lợi cho bản thân)
I will not be cajoled into granting your wish.
calamity
disaster; misery
As news of the calamity spread, offers of relief poured in to the stricken community.
caliber
ability; capacity
A man of such caliber should not be assigned such menial tasks.
calligraphy
beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
As we examine ancient manuscripts, we became impressed with the calligraphy of the scribes.
callous
hardened; unfeeling; heartless
(He had worked in the hospital for so many years that he was callous to the suffering in the wards.)
callow
youthful; immature
In that youthful movement, the leaders were only a little less callow than their immature followers.
calorific
heat-producing
Coal is much more calorific than green wood.
calumny
malicious misrepresentation
He could endure his financial failure, but he could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.
camaraderie
good-fellowship-friendship
cameo
shell or jewel carved in relief do trang suc da cham
canard
rumor tin vit
candor
frankness- probity - incorruptibility
canine
related to dogs; doglike
Some days the canine population of Berkeley seems almost to outnumber the human population.
canker
any ulcerous sore; any evil (bệnh viêm loét, mục nát)
Poverty is a canker in the body politic; it must be cured.
canny
a 1.shrewd, smart;2. thrifty
cant
pious phraseology; jargon of criminals
(Angry that the president had slashed the education budget, we dismissed his speech on the importance of education as mere cant. lời đạo đức giả)
cantankerous
ill-humored; irritable- irascible
Constantly complaining about his treatment and refusing to cooperate with the hospital staff, he was a
cantankerous patient.
cantata
story set to music, to be sung by a chorus
The choral society sang the new cantata composed by its leader.
canter
n v. gallop
phi nuoc kieu
canto
division of a long poem
Dante's poetic masterpiece The Divine Comedy is divided into cantos.
canvass
determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.
van dong bau cu
capacious
spacious
In the capacious areas of the railroad terminal, thousands of travelers lingered while waiting for their train.
capillary
having a very fine bore
capitulate
surrender
The enemy was warned to capitulate or face annihilation.
caprice
whim
She was an unpredictable creature, acting on caprice, never taking thought of the consequences.
capricious
fickle; incalculable
The storm was capricious and changed course constantly.
caption
title; chapter heading; text under illustration
I find the captions that accompany these cartoons very clever and humorous.
captious; carping
faultfinding; carping, critical, hypercritical, overcritical
His criticisms were always captious and frivolous, never offering constructive suggestions.
carafe
glass water bottle
With each dinner, the patron receives a carafe of red or white wine.
carapace
shell covering the back (of a turtle, crab, etc) (cái mai)
At the children's zoo, Richard perched on top of the giant turtle's hard carapace as it slowly made its way around the enclosure.
carat
unit of weight for precious stones; measure of fineness of gold
He gave her a diamond that weighed three carats and was mounted in an eighteen-carat gold band.
carcinogenic
causing cancer
Many supposedly harmless substances have been revealed to be carcinogenic.
cardinal
chief
If you want to increase your word power, the cardinal rule of vocabulary-building is to read.
careen
lurch; sway from side to side (lao dao)
The taxicab careened wildly as it rounded the corner.
caricature
distortion; burlesque
buc biem hoa
carillon
set of bells capable of being played
The carillon in the bell tower of the Coca-Cola pavilion at the New York World's Fair provided musical
entertainment every hour.
carnage
destruction of life (sự tàn sát)
The carnage that can be caused by atomic warfare adds to the responsibilities of our statesmen.
carnal
fleshly
thuoc xac thit, thuoc nhuc duc
carnivorous
meat-eating
The lion is a carnivorous animal.
carousal
drunken revel (cuộc chè chén)
The party degenerated into an ugly carousal.
carping
fault-finding; captious; critical
(Welcoming constructive criticism, Lexy appreciated her editor's comments, finding them free of carping.)
carrion
rotting flesh of a dead body
Buzzards are nature's scavengers; they eat the carrion left behind by other predators.
cartographer
map-maker
Though not a professional cartographer, Tolkien was able to construct a map of the fictional world.
cascade
n. small waterfall
caste
one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society, social stratification; prestige (giai cấp)
(The differences created by caste in India must be wiped out if true democracy is to prevail in that country.)
castigation
punishment; severe criticism
Sensitive even to mild criticism, Woolf could not bear castigation that she found in certain reviews.
casualty
serious or fatal accident (tai nạn - nạn nhân)
The number of automotive casualties on this holiday weekend was high.
cataclysm
deluge; upheaval. bien dong lon
catalyst
agent that brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
Many chemical reactions cannot take place without the presence of a catalyst.
catapult
slingshot; hurling machine
Airplanes are sometimes launched from battleships by catapults.
cataract
great waterfall
catastrophe
calamity
The Johnstown flood was a catastrophe.
catechism
book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer
He taught by engaging his pupils in a catechism until they gave him the correct answer.
categorical
without exceptions; unqualified; absolute
Though the captain claimed he was never, never sick at sea, he finally qualified his categorical denial; he
was hardly ever sick at sea.