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construe
to explain or give the meaning of or to analyze; An example of construe is to look at evidence to figure out who took the money.
consummate
a complete or fulfilled, or very skillful; consummate any real relationship
contagion
infectious agent
contemplate
to look at something, think about something or meditate about something for a long time
contend
to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge; contending with the threat of supervillain apocalypse
contentious
someone who is argumentative or a situation where there is discord; It will prove most contentious to the labor party itself
contiguous
two things that are connected or touching along one side; contiguous in memory, forming a column of data
continence
self-restraint; continence advisors are employed by an nhs trust
contingent
something that depends on something else happening, or something that is possible or by chance; An example of contingent is the sale of one home going through after the buyer's house is sold; a contingent sale
contort
to twist or bend out very out of shape; contort your face when taste something sour
contraband
illegal goods
contractual
relating to contract; contractual obligations of a language already in use
contrariety
the condition or quality of being contrary
contravene
to go against or contradict; contravene the prohibition of discrimination
contretemp
unfortunate or embarrassing occurrences; had a bad contretemps with kevin the instructor
contrite
feeling or expressing sorrow or regret; contrite heart
contrive
to scheme and cause something to happen or to plan and invent something; contrived an excuse for rounding up many of roger's supporters
controvert
to argue or reason against; controverted subject
contusion
a bruising or being bruised; Cerebral contusions these are bruises to the brain
conundrum
a situation where there is no clear right answer or no good solution; Carol does however solve a conundrum: what does walkwise actually mean?
convene
to bring people together or to come together for a common purpose; the meeting will convene in two minutes
convex
curving outward
convivial
something or someone that is festive and good company; convivial surroundings of the society's traditional home
convocation
a formal gathering of people who have been asked to come together; Five representatives elected by the convocation from its own members
convoke
to call together for a meeting; summon to assemble; convene; convoked the senate
convoluted
very complicted or involved with many details; convoluted plot has been replaced by a far more linear slasher storyline
copious
alot
coquette
a girl or woman who merely from vanity tries to get men's attention and admiration; she plays the coquette 's cheapest trick
cordial
someone who is nice and friendly; cordial greetings to the delegates of these countries
cordon
a line or circle of police, soldiers, forts, ships, etc. stationed around an area to guard it
cornucopia
a cone-shaped container that is overflowing with food and flowers, or an abundance of something; cornucopia of information
corollary
a natural consequence, or a result that naturally follows; This is the inevitable corollary of maintaining the formal powers at their present level
coronation
the ceremony of crowning royalty
corporeal
something related to your body or something physical or tangible; An example of corporeal is punishment is inflicting pain on the body
corps
a group of people working together or under the same organization; a diplomatic corps
corpulent
a person who is fat or obese
cortege
a ceremonial procession, as at a funeral; Six police motorcyclists will escort the cortege to stormont with two police cars following at the rear
coruscate
to give off flashes of light; sparkle; diamonds coruscating in the candlelight
cosset
to make a pet of; fondle; pamper; cosseted life
countenance
facial expression; Be friendly with all and have a smiling countenance always
countervail
to make up for; compensate; countervailing forces
coup
a political uprising; a coup against the government
coterie
a group of people with similar interests; coterie of american writers
courtesan
a prostitute
courtier
an attendant in the court of a king, queen or royalty
covenant
an agreement between members to do a specific thing; ratify the covenant at once
covet
to strongly want something that someone else has; covet good fame
cower
to duck down, crouch or hide in fear; cowering on the closet floor
crass
crude, insensitive and unrefined; crass commercialism of the market
craven
someone or something cowardly; craven surrender to the public sector unions on the retirement age
credence
the probability or chance that something is true; The report was then given more credence by a second internal mod document
credenza
a type of buffet or sideboard
credulity
a willingness to believe things too easily; credulity of children
creed
a belief; assassin's creed
crescendo
something that gradually gets louder;
crestfallen
being very disappointed or depressed; he looks rather crestfallen during the chess game
crevice
a narrow gap or crack; Habitat grows in rock crevices
croon
to hum, sing or say something in a soothing and melodic voice; crooning vocals
cruet
a small glass bottle, as for holding vinegar or oil for the table
crux
the central point of something; crux of the argument
cudgel
a short, thick stick or club; I had with me a short stout cudgel and a long knife
cull
to select from a large number of options; to cull facts from an encyclopedia
culminate
to reach the highest point; habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility
culpable
deserving of blame; culpable in the eyes of millions of people
culvert
a tunnel or a drain under a road or a railway that carries a stream or drainage from one side to the other; culvert tunnel from the location shown in the previous picture
cumbersome
something that is difficult to deal with or handle because of its size or weight; cumbersome to carry all day long
cupidity
extreme greed for money or material possessions.
curmudgeon
a cranky, ill tempered individual; a grumpy old curmudgeon
cursory
something done quickly with only a small attention to detail; cursory inspection
curt
reply that is very short and potentially rude; a curt reply
curtail
to restrict something, stop something or deprive of something; curtail the liberties of others
cynosure
something or someone who is the center of attention; He is in demand and has become the cynosure of all eyes within
dab
a quick touch or pat; dab of glue to stick it down
dais
raised area in a room meant for an honored person or a speaker
dally
to waste time; loiter; we may not dally time with great command
dank
very wet and cold; dank basement
dauntless
fearless or cannot be intimidated; dauntless courage
de facto
in effect
de jure
by right of law
de rigueur
required; necessary
deadpan
an expressionless face; deadpan humor had come with age
dearth
a lack or small supply of something; dearth of creative talent
debacle
a sudden downfall or a total failure; The foreign prisoners debacle has led to further pressures
debase
degrade
debauch
to seduce or corrupt someone's morality; debauched lifestyle
debauchery
extreme indulgence or decadence for pleasure of the senses; this fancy expensive restaurant is a clear debauchery
debilitate
to weaken, make ill or destroy; debilitated patients
debonair
an elegant, gracious and carefree in manner; debonair playboy
debrief
inform, interrogate
debunk
to reveal an untruth or myth for what it is; debunk the myth of safe sex
debutante
a girl or woman making a debut, esp. into society; debutante balls
decadence
the process of decline or decay in society's ethical and moral traditions; And its moral decadence means a decay of conscience
decant
to gradually pour liquid from one container into another without disturbing the sediment; decant it through two or three layers of muslin into another beaker
decathlon
an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
deciduous
something that sheds after a period of time; a deciduous tree
decorous
something done properly and with good taste; decorous manner
decorum
appropriate, polite behavior in society; Your sense of ethics and social decorum is also strong as you strive to be your best
decree
an official order or decision; decree of nullity (conflict)
decrepitude
feebleness or infirmity; decrepitude of old age
decry
to speak out against; I do not decry that i am a expert scientist
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