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3500 ACT Vocabulary (3)

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cabal
cacophonous
cadaverous
cadence
cajole
calamity
caldron
calligraphy
callow
calm
calorific
calumny
camaraderie
cameo
camouflage
campaign
canny
cantankerous
cantata
canter
canto
canvas
canvass
capable
capacious
capitulate
capricious
caption
captious
captivate
carapace
carbohydrate
cardinal
careen
careful
careworn
caricature
carnival
carnivorous
carping
cartographer
castigate
casual
cataclysm
catapult
cataract
catcall
catechism
categorical
category
cater
catharsis
caulk
causal
caustic
caution
cautiously
cavalcade
cavil
cavity
ceaseless
cede
celebrated
celerity
celestial
celibate
censorious
censure
centennial
centigrade
centrifugal
centripetal
centurion
cerebration
ceremonial
ceremonious
ceremony
certitude
cessation
cession
chafe
chaff
chaffing
chagrin
chalice
chameleon
chaos
chaotic
characterize
chart
charter
chary
chasm
chassis
chasten
chastise
chateau
chauvinist
cherish
cherubic
chicanery
chide
chimerical
choleric
chortle
chronic
churlish
cipher
circuit
circuitous
circumlocution
circumscribe
circumspect
circumvent
cistern
citadel
civil
clamber
clamor
clan
clangor
clapper
claustrophobia
cleave
cleft
clench
climactic
clime
clinic
clique
clockwise
cloister
cloying
clump
cluster
clutch
coagulate
coalesce
coddle
codicil
codify
coexist
cogency
cogent
cogitate
cognate
cognitive
cognizance
cohere
coherence
cohesion
coiffure
colander
collaborate
collate
colleague
colloquial
collusion
colony
combustible
comely
comeuppance
comic
commandeer
commemorate
commensurate
comment
commiserate
commission
commissioner
commit
commodious
commodity
commonsense
communal
communicate
comparable
compatible
compel
compensatory
competing
compile
complacency
complaint
complaisant
complementary
compliant
complicity
complimentary
component
composure
comprehension
comprise
compunction
concave
conceal
conceit
concentric
concerted
conciliatory
concise
conclude
concomitant
concomitantly
concrete
condole
condor
confide
confidence
conflagration
conflict
confluence
conformity
confound
confuse
connect
conquer
consanguineous
consciousness
consistency
constant
constantly
consternation
constituent
constitution
constrain
constraint
construct
consumption
contact
contagious
contain
contemptuous
contentious
contiguous
continence
contrived
controvert
contusion
convalesce
convenient
conventionally
converge
conversant
conversation
convex
conveyance
convict
conviction
convivial
convoke
convoluted
cooperative
copious
coquette
cordon
cornucopia
corollary
corporeal
corpulent
correlation
corrode
corrosive
corrugated
costume
coterie
countenance
counterclockwise
counterfeit
countermand
counterpart
countervail
countless
court
coverage
cowboy
cramped
craze
crazy
crevice
crew
cripple
crooked
crystallized
cubic
cue
cull
culminate
cultivate
culvert
cumbersome
cumulative
cupidity
curmudgeon
cursive
cursory
curtail
cynosure


cabal: Read  small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

cacophonous: Read  discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding

cadaverous: Read  like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body

cadence: Read  rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat

cajole: Read  influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering

calamity: Read  event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery

caldron: Read  large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron

calligraphy: Read  beautiful writing; excellent penmanship

callow: Read  youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers

calm: Read  freedom from motion, agitation, or disturbance; tranquility; stillness; quiet; serenity

calorific: Read  capable of producing heat; causing heat; heating

calumny: Read  false statement maliciously made to injure another's reputation; slander

camaraderie: Read  good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates

cameo: Read  piece of jewelry; a small scale used as a jewel for adornment; famous actor's special appearance in a minor role in film

camouflage: Read  exploit natural surroundings to disguise something; conceal

campaign: Read  battle ;a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end

canny: Read  having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle; knowing; cautious; cunning; shrewd

cantankerous: Read  ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious

cantata: Read  story or poem set to music that can be sung by chorus

canter: Read  slow gallop; moderate running pace of horse

canto: Read  part or division of poem of some length

canvas: Read  heavy closely woven fabric; background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative

canvass: Read  determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize

capable: Read  having the ability required for a specific task

capacious: Read  capable of containing a large quantity; spacious or roomy

capitulate: Read  surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply

capricious: Read  fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly

caption: Read  title; chapter heading; text under illustration

captious: Read  intended to confuse in an argument

captivate: Read  charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy

carapace: Read  hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

carbohydrate: Read  essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals

cardinal: Read  high church official, ranking just below the pope; dark to deep or vivid red

careen: Read  lean to one side, as a ship under press of sail; sway from side to side

careful: Read  full of care; anxious; solicitous; taking care; giving good heed; watchful; cautious

careworn: Read  worn or burdened with care; showing the signs of long-term stresses

caricature: Read  representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect

carnival: Read  festivity; traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows

carnivorous: Read  eating or feeding on flesh; predatory

carping: Read  fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure

cartographer: Read  one who makes maps or charts

castigate: Read  criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication

cast-iron: Read  extremely robust; rigid; inflexible; made of cast iron

casual: Read  informal; purposeless; occurring by chance

cataclysm: Read  an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water

catapult: Read  slingshot; hurling machine; military machine for hurling missiles, used in ancient and medieval times

cataract: Read  large or high waterfall; eye abnormality

catcall: Read  shout of disapproval; shout or whistle expressing dislike, especially from crowd or audience

catechism: Read  book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer

categorical: Read  absolute; having no exception; of using category or categories

category: Read  group; class; collection of things sharing a common attribute

cater: Read  supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion

catharsis: Read  purging or cleansing of any passage of body

caulk: Read  make watertight by filling in cracks

causal: Read  implying cause-and-effect relationship

caustic: Read  capable of burning, corroding, dissolving, or eating away by chemical action

caution: Read  formal warning in law; close attention to minimize risk

cautiously: Read  gingerly; carefully; in a conservative manner

cavalcade: Read  ceremonial procession or display; succession or series

cavil: Read  criticise for petty or frivolous reasons; raise trivial objections

cavity: Read  hole; cavern; hollow area within the body

ceaseless: Read  incessant; endless; without stop or pause; constant.

cede: Read  yield or formally resign and surrender to another

celebrated: Read  famous; well-known; having illustrious past

celerity: Read  swiftness of action or motion; speed

celestial: Read  relating to the sky or the heavens; supremely good; god or angel

celibate: Read  unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse

censorious: Read  critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure

censure: Read  expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism; blame

centennial: Read  of hundredth anniversary; lasting or aged a hundred years

centigrade: Read  measure of temperature, used widely in Europe

centrifugal: Read  radiating; departing from the center

centripetal: Read  tending toward center; moving or directed toward center or axis

centurion: Read  officer of ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers or minor division

cerebration: Read  act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity

ceremonial: Read  formal or ritual; ceremonious

ceremonious: Read  marked by formality; strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony or ritual

ceremony: Read  formal act or set of acts performed as prescribed by ritual or custom

certitude: Read  state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence

cessation: Read  bringing or coming to end; ceasing

cession: Read  yielding to another; ceding or surrendering

chafe: Read  wear away or irritate by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; annoy; vex

chaff: Read  trivial or worthless matter; thin dry bracts or scales, especially

chaffing: Read  joking; use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule

chagrin: Read  anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

chalice: Read  goblet; bowl-shaped drinking vessel; large drinking cup, often having stem and base

chameleon: Read  lizard that changes color in different situations

chaos: Read  disorder; condition or place of great disorder or confusion; disorderly mass

chaotic: Read  in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization

characterize: Read  distinguish; be characteristic of; be a distinctive trait or mark of

chart: Read  graph; diagram; map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators

charter: Read  document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority; contract for commercial leasing of vessel

chary: Read  cautious; sparing or restrained about giving

chasm: Read  deep opening in the earth surface

chassis: Read  rectangular frame attached working parts, as of automobile

chasten: Read  rid of excess; refine or purify; correct by punishment or reproof

chastise: Read  punish, as by beating; criticize severely; rebuke

chateau: Read  impressive country house or castle in France; large country house

chauvinist: Read  person with prejudiced belief in superiority of own kind

cherish: Read  harbor; treasure; treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear

cherubic: Read  angelic; innocent-looking; like a baby; infantile

chicanery: Read  mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry

chide: Read  scold mildly so as to correct or improve; express disapproval

chimerical: Read  fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; imaginative

choleric: Read  hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger

chortle: Read  chuckle with delight; joyful laugh or chuckle; laugh quietly or with restraint

chronic: Read  lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases

churlish: Read  difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable

cipher: Read  secret code; an Arabic numeral or figure; a number

circuit: Read  electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow

circuitous: Read  being or taking a roundabout, lengthy course; going round in a circuit; not direct

circumlocution: Read  indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing

circumscribe: Read  limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle

circumspect: Read  carefully aware of all circumstances; cautious

circumvent: Read  surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit

cistern: Read  reservoir or water tank; vessel to hold water for household uses

citadel: Read  fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle

civil: Read  having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite

clamber: Read  climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; climb by crawling

clamor: Read  noise; loud outcry; expression of discontent or protest

clan: Read  faction; tribe; division of a tribe tracing descent from a common ancestor; a large group of relatives

clangor: Read  loud, resounding noise; sharp, metallic, ringing sound; resonant, clanging sound

clapper: Read  metal striker that hangs inside bell and makes sound by hitting side; someone who applauds

claustrophobia: Read  abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces

cleave: Read  split with or as if with a sharp instrument; pierce or penetrate; remain faithful to

cleft: Read  crack or crevice; a split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin

clench: Read  close tightly; grasp or grip tightly; fasten with a clinch

climactic: Read  relating to the highest point; ascending or leading to climax

clime: Read  region; climate; particular region as defined by its weather or climate

clinic: Read  healthcare facility for outpatient care

clique: Read  small exclusive group of friends or associates

clockwise: Read  in the direction that the hands of a clock move

cloister: Read  place, especially a monastery or convent, devoted to religious seclusion; secluded, quiet place

cloying: Read  distasteful because excessive; excessively sweet or sentimental

clump: Read  cluster or close group of bushes, trees; mass; sound of heavy treading

cluster: Read  group; bunch; group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely

clutch: Read  grasp and hold tightly; attempt to grasp or seize

coagulate: Read  cause transformation of liquid into or as if into soft, semisolid, or solid mass

coalesce: Read  combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite

coddle: Read  treat gently; cook in water just below boiling point

codicil: Read  supplement or appendix, especially to a will

codify: Read  arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize

coexist: Read  exist together, at the same time, or in the same place

cogency: Read  power of proving or of producing belief; quality of being highly probable or convincing; force; credibility

cogent: Read  reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive

cogitate: Read  think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply

cognate: Read  related by blood; having common ancestor; related or analogous in nature, character, or function

cognitive: Read  knowing or perceiving; part of mental functions that deals with logic

cognizance: Read  knowledge or recognition; awareness; range of what one can know or understand

cohere: Read  stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation

coherence: Read  logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; state of cohering or sticking together

cohesion: Read  tendency to keep together

coiffure: Read  hairstyle; head-dress; manner of arranging or dressing hair

colander: Read  bowl-shaped strainer, used to wash or drain foods

collaborate: Read  work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort

collate: Read  examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order

colleague: Read  fellow worker; associate; co-worker

colloquial: Read  of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty

collusion: Read  secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy

colony: Read  region politically controlled by a distant country; a dependency; a community of social insects, as ants, bees

combustible: Read  capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited

comely: Read  pleasing or attractive to the eye; handsome; graceful

comeuppance: Read  rebuke; punishment or retribution that one deserves; outcome which is justly deserved

comic: Read  arousing or provoking laughter; ridiculous; amusing; humorous

commandeer: Read  force into military service; take for public use; seize for military use; take arbitrarily or by force

commemorate: Read  serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony

commensurate: Read  of the same size, extent, or duration as another

comment: Read  express an opinion; remark

commiserate: Read  feel or express pity or sympathy for

commission: Read  fee for services; group of people appointed to find out about something; authorize

commissioner: Read  person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties; member of a commission

commit: Read  do something that cannot be changed; cause to be admitted

commodious: Read  spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient

commodity: Read  goods; article of trade; advantage; benefit.

commonsense: Read  exhibiting native good judgment

communal: Read  held in common; of a group of people

communicate: Read  send information about; make known; impart; reveal clearly

comparable: Read  similar or equivalent; being of equal regard; worthy to be ranked with

compatible: Read  harmonious; having similar disposition and tastes

compel: Read  force; coerce; necessitate or pressure by force

compensatory: Read  serving to compensate or as compensation; making amends; repaying

competing: Read  engaging in a contest; being in the state of competition, often unintentionally

compile: Read  put together or compose from materials gathered from several sources

complacency: Read  feeling of contented self-satisfaction, especially when unaware of upcoming trouble

complaint: Read  expression of pain, dissatisfaction, or resentment; criticism

complaisant: Read  trying to please; showing cheerful willingness to do favors for others

complementary: Read  serving to fill out or to complete; supplying mutual needs or offsetting mutual lacks

compliant: Read  yielding to request or desire; ready to accommodate; disposed or willing to comply

complicity: Read  participation; involvement as partner or accomplice, especially in crime or other wrongdoing

complimentary: Read  expressing of praise, admiration, or congratulation; given free to repay a favor or as an act of courtesy

component: Read  element; ingredient; abstract part of something

composure: Read  mental calmness; calm or tranquil state of mind

comprehension: Read  grasp; ability to understand

comprise: Read  include; consist of; be composed of

compunction: Read  feeling of deep regret; strong uneasiness caused by a sense of guilt

concave: Read  hollow; curved like inner surface of sphere

conceal: Read  keep from being seen, found, observed, or discovered; secrete

conceit: Read  overly high self-esteem; feelings of excessive pride

concentric: Read  having a common center, circles of different size, one within another

concerted: Read  planned or accomplished together; combined

conciliatory: Read  making or willing to yield, or to make concessions

concise: Read  brief and compact; expressing much in few words

conclude: Read  enclose; reach as an end of reasoning; make final determination ; judge or decide; bring to an end

concomitant: Read  in conjunction with; accompanying; associated with

concomitantly: Read  existing concurrently; in company or combination

concrete: Read  solid mass; covering with cement; hard, strong construction material consisting of sand, conglomerate , and gravel

condole: Read  grieve; express sympathy; speak sympathetically to one in pain, grief, or misfortune

condor: Read  largest flying birds in the western hemisphere; gold coin of some South American countries

confide: Read  disclose; reveal; tell in confidence

confidence: Read  feeling secure or certain about something

conflagration: Read  large destructive fire; burning; large-scale military conflict

conflict: Read  fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events

confluence: Read  act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

conformity: Read  similarity in form or character; agreement

confound: Read  cause to become confused or perplexed; fail to distinguish; mix up

confuse: Read  cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; mix up

connect: Read  join, or fasten together; associate; combine; unite or link together

conquer: Read  gain or acquire by force; take possession of by violent means; gain dominion over

consanguineous: Read  of the same lineage or origin; having common ancestor

consciousness: Read  having knowledge of ; special awareness or sensitivity:

consistency: Read  harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

constant: Read  invariable; repeating; continually occurring; persistent

constantly: Read  in an unchangeable or invariable manner; in every case; perpetually; continually

consternation: Read  intense state of fear or dismay; astonishment combined with terror

constituent: Read  component or part; citizen, voter

constitution: Read  law determining the fundamental political principles of a government; the act of forming something

constrain: Read  restrain; keep within close bounds; confine

constraint: Read  something that restricts or confines within prescribed bounds

construct: Read  form by assembling or combining parts; build; create

consumption: Read  eating or drinking of something

contact: Read  get in touch with; reach

contagious: Read  infectious; of or relating to communicable diseases

contain: Read  include; incorporate; be capable of holding

contemptuous: Read  scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect

contentious: Read  quarrelsome; disagreeable; marked by heated arguments or controversy

contiguous: Read  sharing an edge or boundary; touching; neighboring

continence: Read  self control; self restraint; partial or complete abstention from sexual activity

contrived: Read  artificially formal; obviously planned or calculated; not natural

controvert: Read  oppose with arguments; attempt to prove to be false or incorrect; contradict

contusion: Read  injury that doesn't break the skin

convalesce: Read  recover gradually from an illness

convenient: Read  suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs:; near; accessible

conventionally: Read  in a conventional manner; ordinarily, by convention

converge: Read  approach; tend to meet; come together

conversant: Read  familiar, as by study or experience; able to converse knowledgeably

conversation: Read  general course of conduct; intimate fellowship or association; close acquaintance; informal dialogue

convex: Read  curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere

conveyance: Read  act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation

convict: Read  find or declare guilty

conviction: Read  judgment that someone is guilty of crime; strongly held belief

convivial: Read  festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

convoke: Read  call together; cause to assemble in meeting; convene

convoluted: Read  coiled around; highly involved; intricate

cooperative: Read  done with or working with others

copious: Read  plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply

coquette: Read  flirt; seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

cordon: Read  line around an area to enclose or guard it

cornucopia: Read  goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance

corollary: Read  natural consequence or effect; result

corporeal: Read  bodily; of a material nature; tangible

corpulent: Read  very fat; large in body; overweight

correlation: Read  mutual relationship; interdependence or interconnection relationship

corrode: Read  destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away

corrosive: Read  eating away by chemicals or disease

corrugated: Read  wrinkled; shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

costume: Read  dress; attire; aset of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season

coterie: Read  group that meets socially; an exclusive circle of people with common purpose

countenance: Read  give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve

counterclockwise: Read  in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move

counterfeit: Read  make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge

countermand: Read  cancel; revoke command or order; order or direct in opposition to; prohibit; forbid

counterpart: Read  duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another

countervail: Read  act or react with equal force; ; counteract

countless: Read  innumerable; infinite; too many to count

court: Read  enclosed space; courtyard; uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building

coverage: Read  extent to which something is covered; news as presented by reporters

cowboy: Read  one who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback; one who is reckless or irresponsible

cramped: Read  jammed; stuffed; uncomfortably small or restricted

craze: Read  fine crack in a surface or glaze; short-lived popular fashion; inordinate desire or longing; passion

crazy: Read  affected with madness; insane; deranged

crevice: Read  gap; a long narrow opening

crew: Read  group of people working together, as in spacecraft, ship, plane or train

cripple: Read  person or animal that is partially disabled or unable to use a limb or limb

crooked: Read  having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved

crystallized: Read  having become fixed and definite in form

cubic: Read  having three dimensions

cue: Read  end of a thing; queue; last words of a play actor's speech; hint or intimation; humor

cull: Read  pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from

culminate: Read  reach the highest or most decisive point; rise to summit

cultivate: Read  improve and prepare, as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; promote the growth of

culvert: Read  artificial channel for water; sewer or drain crossing under road

cumbersome: Read  heavy; difficult to handle because of weight or bulk

cumulative: Read  increasing by successive addition

cupidity: Read  greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth

curmudgeon: Read  ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions

cursive: Read  flowing, as writing letters joined one to another without raising pen; running

cursory: Read  casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed

curtail: Read  cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part

cynosure: Read  object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration; something that strongly attracts attention; center of attraction