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71 terms

Paideia Dictionary List # 9

(Letter of the Alphabet c)
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chutney
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chyle
(homonym: kyle) lymph that is milky in appearance due to the presence of emulsified fats.
chymotrypsin
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cilantro
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Cimmerian
(near homonym: Sumerian) marked by intensity of darkness or gloom: stygian.
cinematheque
(Could be confused with cinematic.) A small movie in theater specializing in avant-grade films.
cinephile
(homonym: sinophile) a devotee of motion pictures.
cinerary
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cinque
(homonym:sink) five; especially: the number five in dice or cards.
cinquecento
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circuit
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circulate
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circulus
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cirrhosis
(homonyms and near homonym: psorosis, sorosis and xerosis) a chronic progressive disease of the liver that is characterized by an excessive formation of connective tissue followed by hardening and contraction.
cis
(homonym and near homonym: sis and cyst) having or characterized by certain atoms or groups on the same side of the molecule.
citizen
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civics
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clambake
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clandestinely
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clarinet
(Could be confused with differently pronounced variant clarionet.) An orchestral and band instrument having a cylindrical tube with moderately flaring end and a strong flexible violinlike tone.
clatter
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clausewitz
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clavicle
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clematis
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clepsydra
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clergy
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clerisy
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clever
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climatologist
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clinquant
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closet
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cloture
(Could be confused with closure.) the ending or limitation of debate in a legislative body by calling for a vote or by other authorized methods.
clumsy
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cluster
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cnidarian
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coagulate
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coaler
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coalmouse
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cobweb
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coccolithophore
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coccygeal
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cochlear
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codicil
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coexistence
(Could be confused with noun coexistents.) The state of living in peace with each other especially as a matter of policy.
cofeature
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cognate
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coinage
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coincidence
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colcannon
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coleta
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collaborator
(Could be confused with collaborateur.) One who cooperates with or assists usually willingly an enemy of one's country (as an invading or occupying force.)
collapse
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collateral
(The definition provided is not the one most commonly associated with this word.) Placed or regarded as side by side: parallel, coordinate, or corresponding in position, order, time, or significance.
collation
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colleen
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college
(The definition provided is not the most commonly used for this word.) An organized group of persons engaged in a common pursuit, having a common duty or role and sometimes a charter or special rights and privileges.
colligate
(near homonym: collocate) bind, unite, or group together often according to a subsuming principle.
collision
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collocate
(near homonym: colligate) set or arrange in a place or position; especially:
collywobbles
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colonel
(homonym: kernel) an army, marine, or air force officer ranking below a brigadier general and above a lieutenant colonel and entitled to the insignia of a silver eagle.
colonial
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colony
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colorless
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comandancia
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combatant
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combative
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combust
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combustible
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comedienne
(Could be confused with comedian.) An actress who plays in dramas of light and amusing character and typically with a happy ending.
commando
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