1. chicanery
    trickery; deception
  2. chide
    scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
  3. chimerical
    fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
  4. chisel
    swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
  5. chip
    lose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
  6. chivalrous
    courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
  7. choleric
    hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
  8. choreography
    art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
  9. chore
    daily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
  10. chortle
    chuckle with delight; N.
  11. chuckle
    laugh quietly
  12. chronic
    long established as a disease
  13. chronicle
    report; record (in chronological order)
  14. churlish
    boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
  15. ciliated
    having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
  16. cipher
    nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
  17. circlet
    small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
  18. circuitous
  19. circuit
    closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
  20. circumlocution
    indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
  21. circumscribe
    limit; confine; draw a line around
  22. circumspect
    prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
  23. circumvent
    outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
  24. cistern
    reservoir or water tank
  25. citadel
  26. cite
    quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
  27. civil
    having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
  28. clairvoyant
    having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
  29. hindsight
    understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
  30. clamber
    climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
  31. clamor
    loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
  32. clandestine
  33. chaperon
    older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
  34. clangor
    loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
  35. clapper
    striker (tongue) of a bell
  36. clap
    strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
  37. clarion
    shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
  38. claustrophobia
    fear of being locked in
  39. clavicle
  40. scrimmage
    disorderly fight between two or more people
  41. cleave
    split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
  42. cleft
    N: split
  43. clemency
    disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
  44. clich\'e
    phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
  45. bromide
    platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
  46. clientele
    body of customers
  47. climactic
    relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
  48. clime
  49. clique
    small exclusive group of people
  50. cloister
    monastery or convent
  51. clout
    great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
  52. cloying
    distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
  53. coagulate
    congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
  54. clot
    half-solid lump formed from a liquid (or blood); V.
  55. pudding
    hot sweet dish
  56. coalesce
    combine; fuse; N. coalescence
  57. coalition
    partnership; league; union of separate political parties
  58. coda
    concluding section of a musical or literary composition
  59. coddle
    treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
  60. codicil
    supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
  61. codify
    arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
  62. coercion
    use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
  63. coeval
    living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
  64. cog
    tooth projecting from a wheel
  65. cogent
  66. cogitate
    think over; ponder
  67. cognate
    having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
  68. cognitive
    having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
  69. cognizance
    knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
  70. cohabit
    live together
  71. cohere
    stick together
  72. cohesion
    tendency to keep together
  73. cohorts
    group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
  74. coiffure
  75. coin
    make coins; invent or fabricate (a word or phrase); N. coinage: word or phrase recently invented
  76. coincidence
    the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
  77. colander
    utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
  78. collaborate
    work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
  79. collage
    work of art put together from fragments
  80. scrap
    small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel
  81. scraps
    leftover food
  82. scrappy
  83. collate
    examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
  84. collateral
    security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
  85. collation
    a light meal; collating
  86. colloquial
    pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
  87. colloquy
    informal discussion; conversation
  88. collusion
    conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
  89. colossal
  90. colossus
    gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
  91. comatose
    in a coma; extremely sleepy
  92. coma
    deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow
  93. combustible
    easily burned; N. CF. combustion
  94. comely
    attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
  95. homely
    not good-looking; unattractive
  96. comestible
    something fit to be eaten
  97. comeuppance
    deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
  98. deserts
    what someone deserves
  99. comity
    courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
  100. commandeer
    take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
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