Words To Improve And Enlarge Your English Vocabulary List C


Cabalism n. Superstitious Devotion To One’S Religio
Cabinet n. The Body Of Men Constituting The Official Advisors Of The Executive Head Of A Natio
Cacophony n. A Disagreeable, Harsh, Or Discordant Sound Or Combination Of Sounds Or Tones.
Cadaverous adv. Resembling A Corpse.
Cadence n. Rhythmical Or Measured Flow Or Movement, As In Poetry Or The Time And Pace Of Marching Troops.
Cadenza n. An Embellishment Or Flourish, Prepared Or Improvised, For A Solo Voice Or Instrument.
Caitiff adv. Cowardly.
Cajole v. To Impose On Or Dupe By Flattering Speech.
Cajolery n. Delusive Speech.
Calculable adv. That May Be Estimated By Reckoning.
Calculus n. A Concretion Formed In Various Parts Of The Body Resembling A Pebble In Hardness.
Callosity n. The State Of Being Hard And Insensible.
Callow adv. Without Experience Of The World.
Calorie n. Amount Of Heat Needed To Raise The Temperature Of 1 Kilogram Of Water 1 Degree Centigrade.
Calumny n. Slander.
Calvary n. The Place Where Christ Was Crucified.
Calvinism n. The System Of Doctrine Taught By John Calvi
Calvinize v. To Teach Or Imbue With The Doctrines Of Calvinism.
Came n. A Leaden Sash-Bar Or Grooved Strip For Fastening Panes In Stained-Glass Windows.
Cameo n. Any Small Engraved Or Carved Work In Relief.
Campaign n. A Complete Series Of Connected Military Operations.
Canaanite n. A Member Of One Of The Three Tribes That Dwelt In The Land Of Canaan, Or Western Palestine.
Canary adv. Of A Bright But Delicate Yellow.
Candid adv. Straightforward.
Candor n. The Quality Of Frankness Or Outspokenness.
Canine adv. Characteristic Of A Dog.
Canon n. Any Rule Or Law.
Cant v. To Talk In A Singsong, Preaching Tone With Affected Solemnity.
Cantata n. A Choral Compositio
Canto n. One Of The Divisions Of An Extended Poem.
Cantonment n. The Part Of The Town Or District In Which The Troops Are Quartered.
Capacious adv. Roomy.
Capillary n. A Minute Vessel Having Walls Composed Of A Single Layer Of Cells.
Capitulate v. To Surrender Or Stipulate Terms.
Caprice n. A Whim.
Caption n. A Heading, As Of A Chapter, Section, Document, Etc.
Captious adv. Hypercritical.
Captivate v. To Fascinate, As By Excellence. Eloquence, Or Beauty.
Carnage n. Massacre.
Carnal adv. Sensual.
Carnivorous adv. Eating Or Living On Flesh.
Carouse v. To Drink Deeply And In Boisterous Or Jovial Manner.
Carrion n. Dead And Putrefying Flesh.
Casual adv. Accidental, By Chance.
Casualty n. A Fatal Or Serious Accident Or Disaster.
Cataclysm n. Any Overwhelming Flood Of Water.
Cataract n. Opacity Of The Lens Of The Eye Resulting In Complete Or Partial Blindness.
Catastrophe n. Any Great And Sudden Misfortune Or Calamity.
Cathode n. The Negative Pole Or Electrode Of A Galvanic Battery.
Catholicism n. The System, Doctrine, And Practice Of The Roman Catholic Church.
Catholicity n. Universal Prevalence Or Acceptance.
Cat-O-Nine-Tails n. An Instrument Consisting Of Nine Pieces Of Cord, Formerly Used For Flogging In The Army And Navy.
Caucus n. A Private Meeting Of Members Of A Political Party To Select Candidates.
Causal adv. Indicating Or Expressing A Cause.
Caustic adv. Sarcastic And Severe.
Cauterize v. To Burn Or Sear As With A Heated Iron.
Cede v. To Pass Title To.
Censor n. An Official Examiner Of Manuscripts Empowered To Prohibit Their Publicatio
Censorious adv. Judging Severely Or Harshly.
Centimeter n. A Length Of One Hundredth Of A Meter.
Centurion n. A Captain Of A Company Of One Hundred Infantry In The Ancient Roman Army.
Cessation n. Discontinuance, As Of Action Or Motio
Cession n. Surrender, As Of Possessions Or Rights.
Chagrin n. Keen Vexation, Annoyance, Or Mortification, As At One’S Failures Or Errors.
Chameleon adv. Changeable In Appearance.
Chancery n. A Court Of Equity, As Distinguished From A Common-Law Court.
Chaos n. Any Condition Of Which The Elements Or Parts Are In Utter Disorder And Confusio
Characteristic n. A Distinctive Feature.
Characterize v. To Describe By Distinctive Marks Or Peculiarities.
Charlatan n. A Quack.
Chasm n. A Yawning Hollow, As In The Earth’S Surface.
Chasten v. To Purify By Affliction.
Chastise v. To Subject To Punitive Measures.
Chiffon n. A Very Thin Gauze Used For Trimmings, Evening Dress, Etc.
Chivalry n. The Knightly System Of Feudal Times With Its Code, Usages And Practices.
Cholera n. An Acute Epidemic Disease.
Choleric adv. Easily Provoked To Anger.
Choral adv. Pertaining To, Intended For, Or Performed By A Chorus Or Choir.
Christ n. A Title Of Jesus
Christen v. To Name In Baptism.
Christendom n. That Part Of The World Where Christianity Is Generally Professed.
Chromatic adv. Belonging, Relating To, Or Abounding In Color.
Chronology n. The Science That Treats Of Computation Of Time Or Of Investigation And Arrangement Of Events.
Circumspect adv. Showing Watchfulness, Caution, Or Careful Consideratio
Citadel n. Any Strong Fortress.
Cite v. To Refer To Specifically.
Clan n. A Tribe.
Clandestine adv. Surreptitious.
Clangor n. Clanking Or A Ringing, As Of Arms, Chains, Or Bells; Clamor.
Clarify v. To Render Intelligible.
Clarion n. A Small Shrill Trumpet Or Bugle.
Clemency n. Mercy.
Clement adv. Compassionate.
Close-Hauled adv. Having The Sails Set For Sailing As Close To The Wind As Possible.
Clothier n. One Who Makes Or Sells Cloth Or Clothing.
Clumsy adv. Awkward Of Movement.
Coagulant adv. Producing Coagulatio
Coagulate v. To Change Into A Clot Or A Jelly, As By Heat, By Chemical Action, Or By A Ferment.
Coalescence n. The Act Or Process Of Coming Together So As To Form One Body, Combination, Or Product.
Coalition n. Combination In A Body Or Mass.
Coddle v. To Treat As A Baby Or An Invalid.
Codicil n. A Supplement Adding To, Revoking, Or Explaining In The Body Of A Will.
Coerce v. To Force.
Coercion n. Forcible Constraint Or Restraint, Moral Or Physical.
Coercive adv. Serving Or Tending To Force.
Cogent adv. Appealing Strongly To The Reason Or Conscience.
Cohesive adv. Having The Property Of Consistency.
Coincide v. To Correspond.
Coincidence n. A Circumstance So Agreeing With Another: Often Implying Accident.
Coincident adv. Taking Place At The Same Time.
Collaborate v. To Labor Or Cooperate With Another Or Others, Especially In Literary Or Scientific Pursuits.
Collapse v. To Cause To Shrink, Fall In, Or Fail.
Collapsible adv. That May Or Can Collapse.
Colleague n. An Associate In Professional Employment.
Collective adv. Consisting Of A Number Of Persons Or Objects Considered As Gathered Into A Mass, Or Sum.
Collector n. One Who Makes A Collection, As Of Objects Of Art, Books, Or The Like.
Collegian n. A College Student.
Colloquial adv. Pertaining Or Peculiar To Common Speech As Distinguished From Literary.
Colloquialism n. Form Of Speech Used Only Or Chiefly In Conversatio
Colloquy n. Conversatio
Comestible adv. Fit To Be Eate
Comical adv. Funny.
Commemorate v. To Serve As A Remembrance Of.
Commentary n. A Series Of Illustrative Or Explanatory Notes On Any Important Work.
Commingle v. To Blend.
Commissariat n. The Department Of An Army Charged With The Provision Of Its Food And Water And Daily Needs.
Commission v. To Empower.
Commitment n. The Act Or Process Of Entrusting Or Consigning For Safe-Keeping.
Committal n. The Act, Fact, Or Result Of Committing, Or The State Of Being
Commodity n. Something That Is Bought And Sold.
Commotion n. A Disturbance Or Violent Agitatio
Commute v. To Put Something, Especially Something Less Severe, In Place Of.
Comparable adv. Fit To Be Compared.
Comparative adv. Relative.
Comparison n. Examination Of Two Or More Objects With Reference To Their Likeness Or Unlikeness.
Compensate v. To Remunerate.
Competence n. Adequate Qualification Or Capacity.
Competent adv. Qualified.
Competitive adv. Characterized By Rivalry.
Competitor n. A Rival.
Complicate v. To Make Complex, Difficult, Or Hard To Deal With.
Compute v. To Ascertain By Mathematical Calculation.
Concede v. To Surrender.
Conceit n. Self-Flattering Opinio
Conceive v. To Form An Idea, Mental Image Or Thought Of.
Concerto n. A Musical Compositio
Concession n. Anything Granted Or Yielded, Or Admitted In Response To A Demand, Petition, Or Claim.
Concurrent adv. Occurring Or Acting Together.
Condescend v. To Come Down Voluntarily To Equal Terms With Inferiors.
Condolence n. Expression Of Sympathy With A Person In Pain, Sorrow, Or Misfortune.
Conduce v. To Bring About.
Conducive adv. Contributing To An End.
Conductible adv. Capable Of Being Conducted Or Transmitted.
Conduit n. A Means For Conducting Something, Particularly A Tube, Pipe, Or Passageway For A Fluid.
Confederate n. One Who Is United With Others In A League, Compact, Or Agreement.
Confer v. To Bestow.
Conferee n. A Person With Whom Another Confers.
Confessor n. A Spiritual Advisor.
Confidant n. One To Whom Secrets Are Entrusted.
Confide v. To Reveal In Trust Or Confidence.
Confidence n. The State Or Feeling Of Trust In Or Reliance Upon Another.
Confident adv. Assured.
Confinement n. Restriction Within Limits Or Boundaries.
Confiscate v. To Appropriate (Private Property) As Forfeited To The Public Use Or Treasury.
Conflagration n. A Great Fire, As Of Many Buildings, A Forest, Or The Like.
Congenial adv. Having Kindred Character Or Tastes.
Conjoin v. To Unite.
Conjugal adv. Pertaining To Marriage, Marital Rights, Or Married Persons.
Conjugate adv. Joined Together In Pairs.
Connote v. To Mean; Signify.
Connubial adv. Pertaining To Marriage Or Matrimony.
Conquer v. To Overcome By Force.
Consanguineous adv. Descended From The Same Parent Or Ancestor.
Conscience n. The Faculty In Man By Which He Distinguishes Between Right And Wrong In Character And Conduct.
Consecrate v. To Set Apart As Sacred.
Consecutive adv. Following In Uninterrupted Successio
Conservatory n. An Institution For Instruction And Training In Music And Declamatio
Consign v. To Entrust.
Consignee n. A Person To Whom Goods Or Other Property Has Been Entrusted.
Conspicuous adv. Clearly Visible.
Conspirator n. One Who Agrees With Others To Cooperate In Accomplishing Some Unlawful Purpose.
Conspire v. To Plot.
Constituency n. The Inhabitants Or Voters In A District Represented In A Legislative Body.
Constituent n. One Who Has The Right To Vote At An Electio
Constrict v. To Bind.
Consul n. An Officer Appointed To Reside In A Foreign City, Chiefly To Represent His Country.
Consulate n. The Place In Which A Consul Transacts Official Business.
Consummate v. To Bring To Completion.
Consumption n. Gradual Destruction, As By Burning, Eating, Etc., Or By Using Up, Wearing Out, Etc.
Consumptive adv. Designed For Gradual Destructio
Contagion n. The Communication Of Disease From Person To Perso
Contagious adv. Transmitting Disease.
Contaminate v. To Pollute.
Contemplate v. To Consider Thoughtfully.
Contemporaneous adv. Living, Occurring, Or Existing At The Same Time.
Contender n. One Who Exerts Oneself In Opposition Or Rivalry.
Contiguity n. Proximity.
Contiguous adv. Touching Or Joining At The Edge Or Boundary.
Continence n. Self-Restraint With Respect To Desires, Appetites, And Passio
Contort v. To Twist Into A Misshapen Form.
Contraband n. Trade Forbidden By Law Or Treaty.
Contradiction n. The Assertion Of The Opposite Of That Which Has Been Said.
Contradictory adv. Inconsistent With Itself.
Contraposition n. A Placing Opposite.
Contravene v. To Prevent Or Obstruct The Operation Of.
Contribution n. The Act Of Giving For A Common Purpose.
Contributor n. One Who Gives Or Furnishes, In Common With Others, For A Common Purpose.
Contrite adv. Broken In Spirit Because Of A Sense Of Si
Contrivance n. The Act Planning, Devising, Inventing, Or Adapting Something To Or For A Special Purpose.
Contumacious adv. Rebellious.
Convalesce v. To Recover After A Sickness.
Convalescence n. The State Of Progressive Restoration To Health And Strength After The Cessation Of Disease.
Converge v. To Cause To Incline And Approach Nearer Together.
Convergent adv. Tending To One Point.
Conversant adv. Thoroughly Informed.
Conversion n. Change From One State Or Position To Another, Or From One Form To Another.
Convertible adv. Interchangeable.
Convex adv. Curving Like The Segment Of The Globe Or Of The Surface Of A Circle.
Conveyance n. That By Which Anything Is Transported.
Convivial adv. Devoted To Feasting, Or To Good-Fellowship In Eating Or Drinking.
Convolution n. A Winding Motio
Convolve v. To Move With A Circling Or Winding Motion.
Convoy n. A Protecting Force Accompanying Property In Course Of Transportatio
Convulse v. To Cause Spasms In.
Convulsion n. A Violent And Abnormal Muscular Contraction Of The Body.
Copious adv. Plenteous.
Coquette n. A Flirt.
Cornice n. An Ornamental Molding Running Round The Walls Of A Room Close To The Ceiling.
Cornucopia n. The Horn Of Plenty, Symbolizing Peace And Prosperity.
Corollary n. A Proposition Following So Obviously From Another That It Requires Little Demonstratio
Coronation n. The Act Or Ceremony Of Crowning A Monarch.
Coronet n. Inferior Crown Denoting, According To Its Form, Various Degrees Of Noble Rank Less Than Sovereig
Corporal adv. Belonging Or Relating To The Body As Opposed To The Mind.
Corporate adv. Belonging To A Corporatio
Corporeal adv. Of A Material Nature; Physical.
Corps n. A Number Or Body Of Persons In Some Way Associated Or Acting Together.
Corpse n. A Dead Body.
Corpulent adv. Obese.
Corpuscle n. A Minute Particle Of Matter.
Corroborate v. To Strengthen, As Proof Or Conviction.
Corroboration n. Confirmatio
Corrode v. To Ruin Or Destroy Little By Little.
Corrosion n. Gradual Decay By Crumbling Or Surface Disintegratio
Corrosive n. That Which Causes Gradual Decay By Crumbling Or Surface Disintegratio
Corruptible adv. Open To Bribery.
Corruption n. Loss Of Purity Or Integrity.
Cosmetic adv. Pertaining To The Art Of Beautifying, Especially The Complexio
Cosmic adv. Pertaining To The Universe.
Cosmogony n. A Doctrine Of Creation Or Of The Origin Of The Universe.
Cosmography n. The Science That Describes The Universe, Including Astronomy, Geography, And Geology.
Cosmos n. The World Or Universe Considered As A System, Perfect In Order And Arrangement.
Counter-Claim n. A Cross-Demand Alleged By A Defendant In His Favor Against The Plaintiff.
Counterfeit adv. Made To Resemble Something Else.
Counterpart n. Something Taken With Another For The Completion Of Either.
Countervail v. To Offset.
Counting-House n. A House Or Office Used For Transacting Business, Bookkeeping, Correspondence, Etc.
Countryman n. A Rustic.
Courageous adv. Brave.
Course n. Line Of Motion Or Directio
Courser n. A Fleet And Spirited Horse.
Covey n. A Flock Of Quails Or Partridges.
Cower v. To Crouch Down Tremblingly, As Through Fear Or Shame.
Coxswain n. One Who Steers A Rowboat, Or One Who Has Charge Of A Ship’S Boat And Its Crew Under An Officer.
Crag n. A Rugged, Rocky Projection On A Cliff Or Ledge.
Credible adv. Believable.
Credulous adv. Easily Deceived.
Creed n. A Formal Summary Of Fundamental Points Of Religious Belief.
Crematory adv. A Place For Cremating Dead Bodies.
Crevasse n. A Deep Crack Or Fissure In The Ice Of A Glacier.
Crevice n. A Small Fissure, As Between Two Contiguous Surfaces.
Criterion n. A Standard By Which To Determine The Correctness Of A Judgment Or Conclusio
Critique n. A Criticism Or Critical Review.
Crockery n. Earthenware Made From Baked Clay.
Crucible n. A Trying And Purifying Test Or Agency.
Crusade n. Any Concerted Movement, Vigorously Prosecuted, In Behalf Of An Idea Or Principle.
Crustacean adv. Pertaining To A Division Of Arthropods, Containing Lobsters, Crabs, Crawfish, Etc.
Crustaceous adv. Having A Crust-Like Shell.
Cryptogram n. Anything Written In Characters That Are Secret Or So Arranged As To Have Hidden Meaning.
Crystallize v. To Bring Together Or Give Fixed Shape To.
Cudgel n. A Short Thick Stick Used As A Club.
Culinary adv. Of Or Pertaining To Cooking Or The Kitche
Cull v. To Pick Or Sort Out From The Rest.
Culpable adv. Guilty.
Culprit n. A Guilty Perso
Culvert n. Any Artificial Covered Channel For The Passage Of Water Through A Bank Or Under A Road, Canal.
Cupidity n. Avarice.
Cursive adv. Writing In Which The Letters Are Joined Together.
Cursory adv. Rapid And Superficial.
Curt adv. Concise, Compressed, And Abrupt In Act Or Expressio
Curtail v. To Cut Off Or Cut Short.
Curtsy n. A Downward Movement Of The Body By Bending The Knees.
Cycloid adv. Like A Circle.
Cygnet n. A Young Swa
Cynical adv. Exhibiting Moral Skepticism.
Cynicism n. Contempt For The Opinions Of Others And Of What Others Value.
Cynosure n. That To Which General Interest Or Attention Is Directed.

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