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Capitol
The building that serves as a seat of government for the united states congress
Capital
The city that is the seat of the government for a country or state; uppercase letter; main; principle; excellent; first-rate.
may
use for permission
can
use for ability
canvas
heavy cloth
canvass
service opinion
censor
to forbid
sensor
a detector
censure
displeasure
cite
to mention; to quote
sight
vision
site
a piece of land; to assign position to
climactic
to the highest point
climatic
pertaining to the weather
coarse
rough or crude
course
education delivered in a series of lessons; a direction; series of events; move; part of a meal; to hunt with dogs; naturally; area of land (or water) for sports.
compliment
associated with praise
complement
associated with enhancement
compose
to make up; to make
comprise
to consist of; be made of
confidant
a person to which private matters are confined
confidante
alternate spelling of confidant (interchangeable with gender)
confident
to be certain or assured
coral
hard stony substance secreted by certain marine polyps
corral
an enclosure for livestock
council
a committee elected to govern or lead
counsel
advice; to advise
curb
to control; to limit; edging of pavement
kerb
edging of pavement (spelled in British English)
dependant
a person who is dependent on someone else
dependent
contingent on; supported by; relying on
descent
going downwards; a downwards slope; ancestry
decent
civilized; good or adequate
dissent
to argue; a difference of opinion
defuse
to remove the fuse
diffuse
to spread out
definite
known for certain
definitive
conclusive
desert
arid land with little or no vegetation; to abandon
dessert
the sweet course at the end of the meal
discrete
individually distinct
discreet
inconspicuous
disinterested
impartial
uninterested
not interested
dived and dove
can be used interchangeably as the past tense and past participle of the verb dive (US should use dove, UK should use dived)
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