|1||convoke||(verb) call together; "The students were convened in the auditorium"|
|2||convoluted||(adjective satellite) highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by lab|
(adjective satellite) rolled or coiled together; "a convoluted shell"
|3||cord||(noun) a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"|
(noun) a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
(noun) a light insulated conductor for household use
(noun) a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet
(verb) bind or tie with a cord
(verb) stack in cords; "cord firewood"
|4||cordial||(noun) strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal|
(adjective satellite) diffusing warmth and friendliness; "an affable smile"; "an amiable gathering"; "cordial relations"; "a cordial greeting"; "a genial host"
(adjective satellite) sincerely or intensely felt; "a cordial regard for his visitor's comfort"; "a cordial abhorrence of waste"; "a fervent hope"
(adjective satellite) showing warm and heartfelt friendliness; "gave us a cordial reception"; "a hearty welcome"
|5||cordon||(noun) adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord|
(noun) cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
|6||corporeal||(adjective) having material or physical form or substance; "that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett|
(adjective satellite) affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit; "bodily needs"; "a corporal defect"; "corporeal suffering"; "a somatic symptom or somatic illness"
|7||correlate||(noun) either of two correlated variables|
(verb) bring into a mutual, complementary, or reciprocal relation; "I cannot correlate these two pieces of information"
(verb) to bear a reciprocal or mutual relation; "Do these facts correlate?"
(adjective satellite) mutually related
|8||corroboration||(noun) confirmation that some fact or statement is true|
|9||countenance||(noun) the appearance conveyed by a person's face; "a pleasant countenance"; "a stern visage"|
(noun) the human face (`kisser' and `smiler' and `mug' are informal terms for `face' and `phiz' is British)
(noun) formal and explicit approval; "a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement"
(verb) consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam"
|10||counterfeit||(noun) a copy that is represented as the original|
(verb) make a copy of with the intent to deceive; "he faked the signature"; "they counterfeited dollar bills"; "She forged a Green Card"
(adjective) not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
|11||countervail||(verb) oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions; "This will counteract the foolish actions of my colleagues"|
(verb) compensate for or counterbalance; "offset deposits and withdrawals"
|12||covert||(noun) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"|
(noun) a flock of coots
(adjective) secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
(adjective satellite) of a wife; under the protection of her husband
|13||covetous||(adjective satellite) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greed|
(adjective satellite) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
|14||cower||(verb) show submission or fear|
(verb) crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain"
|15||craven||(noun) an abject coward|
(adjective satellite) lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser
|16||crease||(noun) a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade|
(noun) a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface; "his face has many lines"; "ironing gets rid of most wrinkles"
(noun) an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
(verb) become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't wrinkle"
(verb) scrape gently; "graze the skin"
(verb) make wrinkled or creased; "furrow one's brow"
(verb) make wrinkles or creases into a smooth surface; "The dress got wrinkled"
|17||credulity||(noun) tendency to believe readily|
|18||credulous||(adjective) disposed to believe on little evidence; "the gimmick would convince none but the most credulous"|
(adjective satellite) showing a lack of judgment or experience; "so credulous he believes everything he reads"
|19||crush||(noun) the act of crushing|
(noun) temporary love of an adolescent
(noun) a dense crowd of people
(noun) leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
(verb) break into small pieces; "The car crushed the toy"
(verb) become injured, broken, or distorted by pressure; "The plastic bottle crushed against the wall"
(verb) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
(verb) make ineffective; "Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination"
(verb) crush or bruise; "jam a toe"
(verb) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
(verb) humiliate or depress completely; "She was crushed by his refusal of her invitation"; "The death of her son smashed her"
(verb) come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
|20||cryptic||(adjective satellite) having a puzzling terseness; "a cryptic note"|
(adjective satellite) having a secret or hidden meaning; "cabalistic symbols engraved in stone"; "cryptic writings"; "thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther
(adjective satellite) of an obscure nature; "the new insurance policy is written without cryptic or mysterious terms"; "a deep dark secret"; "the inscrutible workings of Providence"; "in its mysterious past it encompasses all the dim origins of life"- Rachel Carson; "rituals t
|21||cumbersome||(adjective satellite) not elegant or graceful in expression; "an awkward prose style"; "a clumsy apology"; "his cumbersome writing style"; "if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?"|
(adjective satellite) difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"
|22||curmudgeon||(noun) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas|
|23||curriculum||(noun) an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"|
|24||cursory||(adjective satellite) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"|
|25||curtail||(verb) place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"|
(verb) terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
|26||cynic||(noun) someone who is critical of the motives of others|
(noun) a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control
|27||dart||(noun) a sudden quick movement|
(noun) a tapered tuck made in dressmaking
(noun) a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
(verb) move with sudden speed; "His forefinger darted in all directions as he spoke"
(verb) move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
(verb) run or move very quickly or hastily; "She dashed into the yard"
|28||daunt||(verb) cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"|
|29||dawdler||(noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind|
|30||dearth||(noun) an insufficient quantity or number|
(noun) an acute insufficiency
|31||debacle||(noun) a sudden and violent collapse|
(noun) a sound defeat
(noun) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
|32||decorous||(adjective) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"|
(adjective satellite) according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
|33||decorum||(noun) propriety in manners and conduct|
|34||decree||(noun) a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"|
(verb) decide with authority; "The King decreed that all first-born males should be killed"
(verb) issue a decree; "The King only can decree"
|35||decry||(verb) express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"|
|36||defer||(verb) submit or yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure"|
(verb) hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam"
|37||deference||(noun) a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"|
(noun) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
(noun) courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
|38||deferential||(adjective satellite) showing deference|
|39||defiance||(noun) a defiant act|
(noun) intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude
(noun) a hostile challenge
|40||deflect||(verb) impede the movement of (an opponent or a ball); "block an attack"|
(verb) draw someone's attention away from something; "The thief distracted the bystanders"; "He deflected his competitors"
(verb) turn aside
(verb) turn from a straight course , fixed direction, or line of interest
(verb) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert a strike"
|41||defy||(verb) challenge; "I dare you!"|
(verb) resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
(verb) elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation"
|42||degrade||(verb) lower the grade of something; reduce its worth|
(verb) reduce the level of land, as by erosion
(verb) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; "She tends to put down younger women colleagues"; "His critics took him down after the lecture"
|43||delineate||(verb) describe in vivid detail|
(verb) make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
(verb) trace the shape of
(verb) determine the essential quality of
(verb) delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
(adjective) represented accurately or precisely
|44||deluge||(noun) the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"|
(noun) a heavy rain
(noun) an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
(verb) fill or cover completely, usually with water
(verb) charge someone with too many tasks
(verb) fill quickly beyond capacity; as with a liquid; "the basement was inundated after the storm"; "The images flooded his mind"
|45||demagogue||(noun) an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience|
|46||demur||(noun) (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings|
(verb) take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
(verb) enter a demurrer
|47||denigrate||(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"|
(verb) belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"
|48||denouement||(noun) the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work|
(noun) the outcome of a complex sequence of events
|49||denounce||(verb) speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"|
(verb) give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
(verb) announce the termination of, as of treaties
(verb) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
|50||dent||(noun) an impression in a surface (as made by a blow)|
(noun) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
(noun) a depression scratched or carved into a surface
(verb) make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car"