|1||catharsis||(noun) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions|
(noun) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
|2||caustic||(noun) any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue|
(adjective satellite) of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
(adjective satellite) harsh or corrosive in tone; "an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"; "a barrage of acid comments"; "her acrid remarks make her many enemies"; "bitter words"; "blistering criticism"; "caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts
|3||cavil||(noun) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections|
(verb) raise trivial objections
|4||censor||(noun) a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable|
(verb) subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government"
(verb) forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
|5||censure||(noun) harsh criticism or disapproval|
(noun) the state of being excommunicated
(verb) rebuke formally
|6||ceremonious||(adjective satellite) rigidly formal or bound by convention; "their ceremonious greetings did not seem heartfelt"|
|7||cessation||(noun) a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder"|
|8||chafe||(noun) anger produced by some annoying irritation|
(noun) soreness and warmth caused by friction; "he had a nasty chafe on his knee"
(verb) warm by rubbing, as with the hands
(verb) cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
(verb) tear or wear off the skin or make sore by abrading; "This leash chafes the dog's neck"
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"
(verb) feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
(verb) become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
|9||chagrin||(noun) strong feelings of embarrassment|
(verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
|10||charisma||(noun) a personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others|
|11||charlatan||(noun) a flamboyant deceiver; one who attracts customers with tricks or jokes|
|12||chary||(adjective satellite) characterized by great cautious and wariness; "a cagey avoidance of a definite answer"; "chary of the risks involved"; "a chary investor"|
|13||chaste||(adjective) morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"|
(adjective satellite) abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
(adjective satellite) pure and simple in design or style; "a chaste border of conventionalized flowers"
|14||chastise||(verb) censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"|
|15||cherish||(verb) be fond of; be attached to|
|16||chicanery||(noun) the use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)|
|17||chimera||(noun) a grotesque product of the imagination|
(noun) (Greek mythology) fire-breathing she-monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
|18||choleric||(adjective satellite) characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response"|
(adjective satellite) quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander"
(adjective satellite) easily moved to anger; "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
|19||chortle||(noun) a soft partly suppressed laugh|
(verb) laugh quietly or with restraint
|20||circumlocution||(noun) an indirect way of expressing something|
(noun) a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
|21||circumlocutory||(adjective satellite) roundabout and unnecessarily wordy; "had a preference for circumlocutious (or circumlocutory) rather than forthright expression"; "A periphrastic study in a worn-out poetical fashion,/ Leaving one still with the intolerable wrestle/ With words and meaning|
|22||circumspect||(adjective satellite) heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"|
|23||citadel||(noun) a stronghold into which people could go for shelter during a battle|
|24||clandestine||(adjective satellite) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilizati|
|25||clemency||(noun) leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice; "he threw himself on the mercy of the court"|
(noun) good weather with comfortable temperatures
|26||cloture||(noun) a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body|
(verb) terminate debate by calling for a vote; "debate was closured"; "cloture the discussion"
|27||cloying||(adjective satellite) overly sweet|
|28||coagulate||(verb) change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state; "coagulated blood"|
(verb) cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
(adjective satellite) transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass; "coagulated blood"; "curdled milk"; "grumous blood"
|29||coalesce||(verb) mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"|
(verb) fuse or cause to grow together
|30||coda||(noun) the closing section of a musical composition|
|31||coddle||(verb) cook in nearly boiling water; "coddle eggs"|
(verb) treat with excessive indulgence; "grandparents often pamper the children"; "Let's not mollycoddle our students!"
|32||codify||(verb) organize into a code or system, such as a body of law; "Hamurabi codified the laws"|
|33||coffer||(noun) a chest especially for storing valuables|
(noun) an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome
|34||cogent||(adjective satellite) powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"|
(adjective satellite) having the power to influence or convince; "a cogent analysis of the problem"; "potent arguments"
|35||cogitate||(verb) use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"|
(verb) consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
|36||cognate||(noun) a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language|
(noun) one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another
(adjective satellite) related by blood
(adjective satellite) having the same ancestral language; "cognate languages"
(adjective satellite) related in nature; "connate qualities"
|37||cognitive||(adjective) of or being or relating to or involving cognition; "cognitive psychology"; "cognitive style"|
|38||cognizant||(adjective) (usually followed by `of') having knowledge or understanding; "our youth are cognizant of the law"; "I am well aware of his limitations"|
|39||coherent||(adjective satellite) sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"|
(adjective) marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument"
(adjective satellite) capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner; "a lucid thinker"; "she was more coherent than she had been just after the accident"
|40||cohesion||(noun) (physics) the intermolecular force that holds together the molecules in a solid or liquid|
(noun) (botany) the process in some plants of parts growing together that are usually separate (such as petals)
(noun) the state of cohering or sticking together
|41||cohort||(noun) a group people having approximately the same age|
(noun) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
(noun) a company of companions or supporters
|42||collaborate||(verb) work together on a common enterprise of project; "The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well"; "We joined forces with another research group"|
(verb) cooperate as a traitor; "he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris"
|43||colloquial||(adjective satellite) characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of conversational English"|
|44||collusion||(noun) secret agreement|
(noun) agreement on a secret plot
|45||comeliness||(noun) the quality of being good looking and attractive|
|46||commiserate||(verb) to feel or express sympathy or compassion|
|47||commodious||(adjective) large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense); "a commodious harbor"; "a commodious building suitable for conventions"|
|48||communal||(adjective satellite) for or by a group rather than individuals; "dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche; "a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared"; "a group effort"|
(adjective) relating to a small administrative district or community; "communal elections in several European countries"