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ability:
 
n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill
ablaze:
 
a. Syn. burning; radiant; bright
burning; radiant; bright; keenly excited ; resembling flame in brilliance or color
abolish:
 
v. Syn. cancel; annul
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
abolitionist:
 
n.
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery
abound:
 
v.
be full of; be plentiful
abrupt:
 
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
absorb:
 
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention
abut:
 
v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent
academician:
 
n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation
access:
 
n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance
accessibility:
 
n.
attribute of being easy to meet or deal with
accessory:
 
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
acclaim:
 
v. Syn. applaud
applaud; announce with great approval
accompaniment:
 
n.
act of accompanying someone or something
accompanying:
 
a. Syn. attendant; concomitant
attendant; concomitant
accomplishment:
 
n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment
accordion:
 
n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
account:
 
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event
accredit:
 
v. Syn. authorize; commission
authorize; commission; give credit for
accuse:
 
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn
acquisition:
 
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
acronym:
 
n. Syn. abbreviation
abbreviation
addict:
 
v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to
addictive:
 
a.
causing or characterized by addiction
additive:
 
n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement
adjacent:
 
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near
adjoin:
 
v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on
adjust:
 
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate
adobe:
 
n. Syn. clay; brick
clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick
adolescent:
 
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
adopt:
 
v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
adoption:
 
n.
act of accepting with approval
advent:
 
n. Syn. arrival
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important
affiliate:
 
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate
affirm:
 
v. Syn. assert; confirm
assert; confirm
affliction:
 
n. Syn. calamity; distress; misfortune; pain
cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress
affordable:
 
a.
able to pay for
agitation:
 
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance
air:
 
v.
be broadcast on television or radio
airborne:
 
a. Syn. aloft
aloft; flying; in the air
alignment:
 
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance
allocate:
 
v. Syn. assign
assign; distribute according to plan
alloy:
 
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate
ally:
 
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator
aloof:
 
a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
amaze:
 
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder
amazing:
 
a. Syn. awesome; astounding; surprising
awesome; astounding; surprising
ambition:
 
n. Syn. aspiration
aspiration
ambitious:
 
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
amend:
 
v. Syn. correct; improve
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors
amendment:
 
n. Syn. correction; revision
correction; revision
amplification:
 
n.
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail
amplify:
 
v. Syn. intensify; increase
broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase
analogous:
 
a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike
analyze:
 
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine
anatomy:
 
n. Syn. dissection
detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
ancestral:
 
a.
inherited or inheritable by established rules
annex:
 
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit
annihilate:
 
v. Syn. destroy
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
annoying:
 
a. Syn. bothersome; troublesome; irritating
bothersome; troublesome; irritating
antedate:
 
v.
be earlier in time; go back further
anthology:
 
n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors
antibiotic:
 
a. Syn. antibacterial
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections
anticipate:
 
v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
antique:
 
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
apologize:
 
v.
beg pardon
appeal:
 
n. Syn. attraction; charm
attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
appealing:
 
a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming
appetite:
 
n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink
applaud:
 
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
applicant:
 
n. Syn. candidate
candidate
application:
 
n. Syn. diligence
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
appoint:
 
v. Syn. designate; nominate
designate; nominate
appraisal:
 
n. Syn. assessment; evaluation
assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth
appreciable:
 
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
considerable; perceptible
appreciate:
 
v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
approach:
 
n. Syn. access; method
access; method
appropriate:
 
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
approximate:
 
v. Syn. approach
approach; come near
approximately:
 
ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly
aquatic:
 
a. Syn. watery
consisting of, relating to, or being in water
arc:
 
n.
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape
arduous:
 
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
demanding great effort or labor; difficult
armory:
 
n. Syn. arsenal
arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured
arrangement:
 
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order
ascend:
 
v. Syn. climb; mount
climb; mount
ascending:
 
a. Syn. climbing; rising
climbing; rising
asphyxiate:
 
v.
deprive of oxygen to the extent of producing death or very serious symptoms; suffocate
aspiration:
 
n. Syn. ambition; longing
ambition; longing
aspiring:
 
a. Syn. ambitious; enthusiastic
ambitious; enthusiastic
assault:
 
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught
assemblage:
 
n.
a group of persons together in one place
assert:
 
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
assess:
 
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something
assessment:
 
n. Syn. evaluation; judgment
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable
assistance:
 
n.
activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
assuredly:
 
ad. Syn. certainly; undoubtedly
certainly; undoubtedly
astonished:
 
a.
amazed; surprised
astound:
 
v. Syn. surprise; shock
affect with wonder; surprise; shock
astronomer:
 
n.
a physicist who studies astronomy
astronomy:
 
n.
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole
atmosphere:
 
n. Syn. air
air
atom:
 
n.
a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
attachment:
 
n. Syn. preference; affection
a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory
attain:
 
v. Syn. gain
achieve or accomplish; gain
attend:
 
v.
be present at; go to; take care of; tend
attendance:
 
n.
act of being present
attendant:
 
n. Syn. aide; servant
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting
attention:
 
n. Syn. concentration; care
act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought
attire:
 
n. Syn. clothing; dress
clothing; dress
attraction:
 
n. Syn. affinity; appeal
appeal; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
attractive:
 
a. Syn. appealing; pleasing; inviting; intriguing; tempting
appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
auditorium:
 
n.
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits
autobiography:
 
n.
biography or story written by yourself
available:
 
a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible
avocation:
 
n. Syn. sideline; hobby
activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
awkward:
 
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage
backdrop:
 
n. Syn. background; setting
background; setting
balance:
 
n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability
ballet:
 
n.
a sort of theatrical representation by dancers
bandmaster:
 
n.
conductor of a band
bang:
 
n.
a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success
bankrupt:
 
v.
cause to become financially ruin; ruin
bar:
 
n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick
barbecue:
 
n.
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
barn:
 
n.
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals
baroque:
 
a. Syn. embellished; elaborate
complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape
barren:
 
a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
basement:
 
n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room
basin:
 
n.
bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids
beaded:
 
a.
covered with beads of liquid
behavior:
 
n. Syn. conduct; manner
conduct; manner
beleaguer:
 
v. Syn. harass
besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops
belie:
 
v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression
bellows:
 
n.
a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely
benefit:
 
n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
betray:
 
v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly
bicameral:
 
a. Syn. cameral
composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches
biography:
 
n.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life
bison:
 
n.
any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns
blame:
 
v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure
blaze:
 
n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame
bleak:
 
a. Syn. cold; cheerless
cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
blend:
 
n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture
blight:
 
v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
bluff:
 
a.
direct and outspoken but good-natured
blush:
 
v.
become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
board:
 
n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose
bold:
 
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
bonanza:
 
n. Syn. boom
boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
boom:
 
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish
boon:
 
n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request
boundless:
 
a. Syn. infinite; vast
being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast
bouquet:
 
n. Syn. bunch
small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
breach:
 
n. Syn. violation; infringement
breaking of contract or duty
breath:
 
n.
air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
brilliance:
 
n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
cleverness; magnificence
brilliantly:
 
ad. Syn. brightly; radiantly
brightly; radiantly
brim:
 
n. Syn. brink; edge
brink; edge
bronze:
 
n.
an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements
brook:
 
n. Syn. creek; stream
creek; stream
bunch:
 
n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
clump; cluster; gathering
buzz:
 
n.
confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration
buzzer:
 
n.
a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound
bypass:
 
n.
channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel
cabinetmaker:
 
n.
a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;
calculate:
 
v. Syn. compute; determine; estimate
compute; determine; estimate
calibration:
 
n. Syn. adjustment; measurement
adjustment; measurement
cancellation:
 
n.
act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
canopy:
 
n. Syn. covering; umbrella
covering; umbrella
canyon:
 
n.
narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge
cardinal:
 
a. Syn. chief
chief; serving as an essential component
carve:
 
v. Syn. cut; sculpt
cut; sculpt
carving:
 
n.
cutting away parts to create a desired shape
cassette:
 
n.
container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video
cast:
 
v.
assign the roles of; choose at random
casting:
 
n.
choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
catalyst:
 
n. Syn. enzyme; stimulus
agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
catastrophe:
 
n. Syn. calamity; disaster
calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune
catching:
 
a. Syn. contagious; charming; attractive
act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring
categorize:
 
v. Syn. classify; sort
classify; sort
caterpillar:
 
n.
a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
cathedral:
 
n. Syn. church; temple
church; temple
caution:
 
n. Syn. care
care; being attentive to possible danger
cautious:
 
a. Syn. conservative; careful
conservative; careful
cavern:
 
n. Syn. cave
cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave
celebrity:
 
n.
a widely known person
cell:
 
n.
any small compartment
chagrin:
 
n. Syn. embarrassment; disappointment
anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
chamber:
 
n. Syn. cell; compartment; room
cell; compartment; room
charcoal:
 
n.
a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color
charitable:
 
a. Syn. benevolent; kind; humane
benevolent; kind; humane
checkout:
 
n.
counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room
chef:
 
n.
a professional cook
chill:
 
a. Syn. cool
cool; freeze
chilly:
 
a. Syn. cold
cold
chivalry:
 
n.
courtesy towards women
choir:
 
n.
band or organized company of singers, especially in church service
choke:
 
v. Syn. asphyxiate; suffocate
breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply
chop:
 
v. Syn. cut; hew
hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax
chord:
 
n.
combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
chore:
 
n.
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
choreography:
 
n.
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
chorus:
 
n.
any utterance produced simultaneously by a group
chromosphere:
 
n.
a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere
chronological:
 
a.
arranged in order of time of occurrence
cider:
 
n.
beverage made from juice pressed from apples
civility:
 
n.
act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship
civilization:
 
n. Syn. culture
culture
claim:
 
n.
demand for something as rightful or due
clam:
 
v. Syn. tranquilize; soothe
be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang
clap:
 
v. Syn. applaud; slap
applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another
classification:
 
n.
assigning to a class or category
classify:
 
v.
declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories
clergy:
 
n.
clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service
clergyman:
 
n.
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church
clip:
 
v.
cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:
clog:
 
v. Syn. congest; jam
congest; jam
clumsy:
 
a. Syn. awkward; inept
awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
clutch:
 
n.
device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation
coalesce:
 
v. Syn. combine; fuse; mix
combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
codify:
 
v. Syn. classify
arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize
coherent:
 
a. Syn. adhesive; cohesive
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner
cohesive:
 
a.
cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
coil:
 
n. Syn. ring; roll
a series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding; spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes
coinage:
 
n.
coins collectively
coincident:
 
a.
concerning; simultaneous
collapse:
 
v.
breakdown; failure
collective:
 
a. Syn. common
common; assembled into or viewed as a whole
collide:
 
v.
bump; hit; conflict
collision:
 
n. Syn. crash; impact
crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
colloquialism:
 
n.
colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
colonel:
 
n.
a commissioned military officer
combination:
 
n. Syn. blend; union
blend; union
combine:
 
v. Syn. blend; fuse; merge
blend; fuse; merge
combustible:
 
a. Syn. flammable; burnable; inflammable
capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited
combustion:
 
n.
act of burning something
comet:
 
n.
an object that goes around the sun
comical:
 
a.
arousing or provoking laughter
commander:
 
n. Syn. chief; leader
chief; leader
commentary:
 
n.
written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
commentator:
 
n.
a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
committed:
 
a. Syn. dedicated; devoted
dedicated; devoted
communication:
 
n.
activity of communicating; activity of conveying information
compact:
 
a. Syn. compressed; condensed; concise
closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something
compaction:
 
n.
an increase in the density of something
companion:
 
n. Syn. associate; partner
associate; partner
compete:
 
v. Syn. vie; contest; fight
contest; fight
competent:
 
a. Syn. capable; adept
capable; adept
competitiveness:
 
n.
an aggressive willingness to compete
complacence:
 
n. Syn. arrogance; satisfaction
arrogance; satisfaction; feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
complement:
 
v. Syn. complete; consummate
complete; consummate; make perfect
complex:
 
a. Syn. intricate; compound
complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures
complexity:
 
n. Syn. complication
complication
complicated:
 
a. Syn. intricate; circuitous
difficult to analyze or understand
complication:
 
n. Syn. complexity; intricacy
complexity; intricacy; any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of another disease
compound:
 
v. Syn. combine; constitute
combine; mix; constitute; pay interest; increase
compress:
 
v. Syn. squeeze; contract
close; squeeze or press together; contract
compressed:
 
a. Syn. compact
compact
compression:
 
n.
applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required
compromise:
 
v.
adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of
computation:
 
n. Syn. calculation
calculation
concede:
 
v. Syn. admit; yield
admit; yield; give up physical control of another
conceive:
 
v. Syn. design; consider
form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way
conception:
 
n. Syn. thought; idea
beginning; forming of an idea; act of conceiving
conceptual:
 
a.
being or characterized by concepts or their formation
concerto:
 
n.
composition for orchestra and a soloist
concise:
 
a. Syn. succinct; terse
brief and compact; expressing much in few words
conciseness:
 
n. Syn. brevity
brevity; terseness and economy in writing and speaking
conclusive:
 
a. Syn. definitive; decisive; final
definitive; decisive; final
condemn:
 
v. Syn. blame; denounce
blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of
condemnation:
 
n. Syn. blame
blame
condensation:
 
n. Syn. compression
compression
condense:
 
v.
change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate
conduct:
 
v. Syn. accompany; direct
direct the course of; manage or control; lead or guide
conductor:
 
n.
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat; person who collects fares on a public conveyance
cone:
 
n.
a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
confederacy:
 
n. Syn. alliance
alliance
confederate:
 
n. Syn. ally; collaborator
ally; form a group or unite
confer:
 
v.
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
confess:
 
v. Syn. acknowledge; admit
acknowledge; admit
confident:
 
a. Syn. assured
assured; having or marked by assurance
configuration:
 
n.
arrangement of parts or elements; outline
confirmation:
 
n.
additional proof that something that was believed
confluence:
 
n. Syn. conflux; throng
act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet
conform:
 
v.
comply with; follow; fit; meet
conformity:
 
n.
behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards
confront:
 
v.
be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with
congenial:
 
a. Syn. compatible
compatible
conglomerate:
 
n. Syn. assortment
corporation made up of different companies in diversified fields; composing of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
congratulation:
 
n.
act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
congregate:
 
v.
assemble; convene; gather
conifer:
 
n.
any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones
conjecture:
 
v.
believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
conscientious:
 
a. Syn. diligent; responsible; reliable
diligent; responsible; reliable
conscious:
 
a. Syn. awake
awake; alert
conservatism:
 
n.
a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes
consideration:
 
n.
considerate and thoughtful act
consonant:
 
a. Syn. compatible; harmonious
compatible; harmonious
consort:
 
v. Syn. associate; join; consort with
associate; join
consortium:
 
n.
a group of people or organizations that have agreed to work together
constellation:
 
n. Syn. gathering; cluster
a number of stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name
constituent:
 
n. Syn. component; element; ingredient
component or part; citizen, voter
construction:
 
n.
act of constructing or building something
consultant:
 
n.
an expert who gives advice
consume:
 
v. Syn. devour; eat
devour; eat
container:
 
n. Syn. receptacle
any object that can be used to hold things
contender:
 
n.
contestant you hope to defeat
contention:
 
n. Syn. controversy
competing as for profit or prize
context:
 
n. Syn. circumstance; setting
circumstance
continental:
 
a.
being or concerning or limited to a continent
contour:
 
n. Syn. configuration; outline
configuration; outline
contract:
 
v. Syn. shrink; constrict
constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate
contraction:
 
n.
act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope
contradict:
 
v. Syn. confront; oppose
confront; oppose
contrast:
 
n.
act of distinguishing by comparing differences
controversial:
 
a. Syn. controvertible; disputable
controvertible; disputable
controversy:
 
n. Syn. contention; argument
contentious speech act; argument
conventional:
 
a.
based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact
converge:
 
v. Syn. approach
approach; tend to meet; come together
conversational:
 
a.
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation
converse:
 
v. Syn. chat
chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts
conversion:
 
n. Syn. change; transformation
change; transformation
convert:
 
n. Syn. transform
change something into another form; transform
converter:
 
n.
a device for changing one substance or form or state into another
convex:
 
a. Syn. bulging
curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere
convinced:
 
a.
certain, sure
coop:
 
n.
barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals
coordinate:
 
v. Syn. integrate; harmonize
bring order and organization to; harmonize
core:
 
n. Syn. center; essence
basic, center, or most important part; essence
cornet:
 
n.
a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone
corps:
 
n.
an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
correspond:
 
v.
be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages
corresponding:
 
a.
accompanying
corrode:
 
v.
destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
corrosion:
 
n. Syn. decay; erosion
decay; erosion
corruption:
 
n. Syn. bribery; fraud
bribery; fraud
counsel:
 
v. Syn. advise; suggest
advise; suggest
couple:
 
n. Syn. pair
a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
courthouse:
 
n.
building that houses judicial courts
courtship:
 
n.
a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman
cowhand:
 
n.
a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback
cozy:
 
a. Syn. comfortable; relaxing
comfortable; relaxing
crab:
 
n.
a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply
crack:
 
v.
break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split; hit forcefully; pass through
crater:
 
n.
a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano
credence:
 
n. Syn. credit; faith
credit; faith
credential:
 
n. Syn. certificate; warrant
certificate; warrant
credit:
 
n. Syn. reputation; prestige
arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
creditor:
 
n. Syn. debtor
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
crimson:
 
a. Syn. bloody
bloody
crosscut:
 
a.
a diagonal path; a route shorter than the usual one
crumble:
 
v. Syn. fall apart; disintegrate
break into small pieces; cause to fall in pieces
crystalline:
 
a.
consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals
crystallization:
 
n.
a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
crystallize:
 
v.
assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape
cubism:
 
n.
an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes
cucumber:
 
n.
cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons
culture:
 
n. Syn. civilization
all the knowledge and values shared by a society ; foster; raising of plants or animals
cupboard:
 
n.
a small room or cabinet used for storage space
curious:
 
a. Syn. inquisitive
difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry
curriculum:
 
n. Syn. course; program
course; program
custodian:
 
n. Syn. curator; guardian
curator; guardian
cylinder:
 
n.
cylindrical container