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SSAT VC2 Letter C

SSAT words from the vocabulary cartoons books
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camarderie
n. comradship; friendship
canopy
n. a covering
capitulate
v. to surrender under certain concitions; to give in
carnivore
n. a flesh eating animal
carrion
n. dead and rotting flesh
cascade
n./v. a waterfall; to fall, pour or rush like a waterfall
catacylsm
n. a violent upheaval or change
cataract
n. a large waterfall; a flood; an eye abnormaly
cavalier
adj./n. casual; carefree and nonchalant; arrogant disregard
chastise
v. to discipline; to criticive severely
choleric
adj. hot-tempered; quick to anger
circumspect
adj. cautious; heedful of situations and potential consequences
circumvent
v. to surround; enclose; bypass
clone
n. an exact duplicate
coerce
v. to force someone by threatening or phisically overpowering him/her
confiscate
v. to seize
continuum
n. a continuous whole without clear division into parts
conundrum
n. a dilemma; any problem or puzzle
copious
adj. abundant; plentiful
corpulent
n. fat; obese
courier
n. a messenger
covert
adj. secret; hidden; concealed
crony
n. a close friend or companion
crux
n. main point; the heart of the matter
cryptic
adj. having an ambiguous or hidden meaning
cupidity
n. excessive greed, especially for money
curb
v. to control or check
cursory
adj. rapid and superficial; performed with haste and scant attention to detail