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cache
hiding place
cacophonous
sounding discordant; terrible and generally unpleasant to listen to; the opposite of euphonious
cadaver
corpse
cajole
to coax
callous
unfeeling; unsympathetic
calumniate
to slander
calumny
slander; defamation
candor
frankness; candidness
cantankerous
ill-natured; quarrelsome
capacious
spacious
capitulate
to surrender
capricious
unpredictable; following whim
captious
fault-finding
carrion
rotting flesh
castigate
to punish
cathartic
cleansing; allowing a release of tension or emotion
caustic
burning; characterized by a bitter wit
cauterize
to burn tissue
cavil
to raise unecessary or trivial objections
celerity
swiftness, speed
celibacy
condition of being celibate
celibate
without sex; unmarried
censor
(v.) to remove innapropriate stuff
(n.) someone who censors things
censure
to criticize; blame
cerebration
thought
chagrin
embarrassment
chaos
state of utter confusion
charlatan
quack; someone who pretends he's someone he's not
chaste
pure; unspoiled; virginal
chicanery
trickery
chimerical
far out; bizarre; really heady
choleric
hot-tempered
churlish
boorish; rude
ciliated
having tiny hairs
circumspect
prudent; cautious
clemency
mildness of temper- especially leniency toward n enemy or sentencing a criminal
cogent
clear; logical; well-thought-out
cogitate
to think about deeply and carefully
cognizant
fully informed and aware; conscious
comely
attractive; agreeable
comestible
food
commensurate
equal; proportionate
commiserate
to sympathize; be miserable together
comport
to behave in a particular way
compunction
strong uneasiness caused by guilt
concupiscence
sexual desire; lust; sensuality
concurrent
at the same time
congenital
existing at birth
conjecture
statement made without adequate evidence
conjugal
pertaining to marriage
contort
twist; bend
contrition
remorse; repentance; bitter regret felt owing to wrongdoing
controversial
of, relating to, or causing dispute
convoke
to call together; to cause to assemble
corp-
a root meaning "body"
corporal
of the body; bodily
corpulent
obese; having a fat body
corroborate
to testify in agreement
countermand
to cancel a command
covert
concealed; secret
cower
to quiver; shrink from fear
crass
uncultured
credulity
gullibility
crestfallen
dejected
crux
main point; central issue; heart of the matter
cull
to select; weed out
cupidity
greed; avarice
dais
raised platform
daunt
to intimidate; frighten
dauntless
bold; unable to be daunted
dearth
scarcity
debase
to lower in quality or value; adulterate
decoy
a lure or bait
defenestration
the act of throwing something out the window
delude
to deceive
demur
to object mildly
demure
reserved; modest
deplete
to lessen the supply or content of
depraved
morally corrupt; debased; perverted
deranged
having a severe mental disorder; being insane
derogate
to detract; to take away
descry
to discern; to catch sight of something that is difficult to catch sight of
desultory
aimless; disconnected; rambling; haphazard
deter
to prevent or discourage from happening
devastate
to ruin by violent action
devoid
completely lacking; void; empty; without
dexterous
skillful in the use of hands or body
diabolical
fiendish; devilish; nastily scheming
diaphanous
translucent; gossamer
discern
to detect by use of the senses
discord
lack of harmony
disparage
to belittle; to reduce in esteem
disseminate
to dispense objects, such as seeds, newspapers; to distribute
distraught
anxious; worried; distressed
divers
several
diverse
distinct; varied; differing
doleful
sad; mournful
drastic
severe
dynamic
energetic; vigorous; forceful