1. cantata
    story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
  2. canter
    slow gallop; V. CF. trot
  3. canto
    division of a long poem
  4. canvass
    determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
  5. capacious
  6. capacity
    mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
  7. capillary
    having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
  8. capitulate
    surrender; give up all resistance
  9. caprice
    whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
  10. capricious
    unpredictable; fickle
  11. caption
    title; chapter heading; text under illustration
  12. captious
    faultfinding; too critical
  13. carafe
    glass water bottle; decanter
  14. carapace
    shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
  15. carat(karat)
    unit of weight for precious stones; measure of the purity of gold
  16. carcinogenic
    causing cancer; N. carcinogen
  17. cardinal
    chief; most important; N: priest; cardinal number: number that shows quantity rather thatn order
  18. cardiologist
    doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
  19. careen
    lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
  20. career
    rush wildly; go at full speed
  21. sway
    swing from side to side; influence (someone) to change one's opinion; N.
  22. caricature
    distortion; burlesque
  23. carillon
    a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
  24. carnage
    destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
  25. carnal
    fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
  26. carnivorous
    meat-eating; N. carnivore; CF. herbivore
  27. carousal
    drunken revel; V. carouse
  28. carping
    petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
  29. carrion
    rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
  30. cartographer
  31. cascade
    small waterfall
  32. caste
    one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
  33. castigation
    punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
  34. casualty
    serious or fatal accident; person killed or wounded in an accident or battle
  35. casual
    happening by chance; irregular; occasional; informal; showing or feeling little interest; Ex. casual reader/labor/remark
  36. cataclysm
    deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
  37. catalyst
    agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis
  38. catapult
    slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
  39. hurl
    throw forcefully; shout out violently
  40. cataract
    great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
  41. catastrophe
    calamity ; disaster
  42. catcall
    shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V.
  43. catechism
    book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
  44. categorical
    without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
  45. qualify
    reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
  46. catharsis
    purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
  47. cathartic
    purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
  48. catholic
    (of likings and interests) universal; general; broad; including many different parts; wide-ranging liberal; Ex. catholic opinions/tastes
  49. caucus
    private meeting of a group of people in a political party to select officers or determine policy; CF. the Caucus club of Boston
  50. caulk(calk)
    make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
  51. causal
    implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
  52. caustic
    burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
  53. cauterize
    burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
  54. cavalcade
    procession of riders or horse-drawn carriages; parade; CF. cavalry
  55. cavalier
    casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
  56. cavil
    quibble; make frivolous objections; find fault unnecessarily
  57. cede
    yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
  58. celerity
    speed; rapidity
  59. celestial
  60. hereafter
    life after death
  61. afterlife
    life after death; later part of one's life
  62. celibate
    abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy
  63. censor
    (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.
  64. censorious
    severely critical
  65. censure
    blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
  66. centaur
    mythical figure, half man and half horse
  67. centigrade
    denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
  68. centrifugal
    radiating; departing from the center
  69. centrifuge
    machine that separates substances by whirling them
  70. centripetal
    tending toward the center
  71. centurion
    Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
  72. cerebral
    pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
  73. cerebration
    thought; working of the brain
  74. ceremonious
    marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
  75. unceremonious
    not done politely without due formalities
  76. certitude
  77. cessation
  78. cession
    yielding to another; ceding
  79. chafe
    warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
  80. chaff
    worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff
  81. chaffing
    bantering; joking
  82. chagrin
    annoyance and disappointment; vexation (caused by humiliation or injured pride)
  83. chalice
    goblet; consecrated cup
  84. chameleon
    lizard that changes color in different situations
  85. champion
    support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
  86. championship
    position of champion; defense or support; competition held to determine a champion
  87. chaotic
    in utter disorder
  88. charisma
    divine gift; great popular charm or appeal; magnetism
  89. charlatan
    quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
  90. chary
    cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
  91. chase
    ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
  92. chasm
    abyss; very deep crack
  93. chassis
    framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
  94. chaste
    morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
  95. chasten
    discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
  96. chastise
    punish as by beating; criticize severely
  97. chauvinist
    blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
  98. check
    stop motion; curb or restrain
  99. checkered(chequered)
    marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
  100. cherubic
    angelic; innocent-looking; N. cherub; CF. seraph: winged angel of the highest order
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