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ability
ablaze
abolish
abolitionist
abound
abrupt
absorb
abut
academician
access
accessibility
accessory
acclaim
accompaniment
accompanying
accomplishment
accordion
account
accredit
accuse
acquisition
acronym
addict
addictive
additive
adjacent
adjoin
adjust
adobe
adolescent
adopt
adoption
advent
affiliate
affirm
affliction
affordable
agitation
air
airborne
alignment
allocate
alloy
ally
aloof
amaze
amazing
ambition
ambitious
amend
amendment
amplification
amplify
analogous
analyze
anatomy
ancestral
annex
annihilate
annoying
antedate
anthology
antibiotic
anticipate
antique
apologize
appeal
appealing
appetite
applaud
applicant
application
appoint
appraisal
appreciable
appreciate
approach
appropriate
approximate
approximately
aquatic
arc
arduous
armory
arrangement
ascend
ascending
asphyxiate
aspiration
aspiring
assault
assemblage
assert
assess
assessment
assistance
assuredly
astonished
astound
astronomer
astronomy
atmosphere
atom
attachment
attain
attend
attendance
attendant
attention
attire
attraction
attractive
auditorium
autobiography
available
avocation
awkward
backdrop
balance
ballet
bandmaster
bang
bankrupt
bar
barbecue
barn
baroque
barren
basement
basin
beaded
behavior
beleaguer
belie
bellows
benefit
betray
bicameral
biography
bison
blame
blaze
bleak
blend
blight
bluff
blush
board
bold
bonanza
boom
boon
boundless
bouquet
breach
breath
brilliance
brilliantly
brim
bronze
brook
bunch
buzz
buzzer
bypass
cabinetmaker
calculate
calibration
cancellation
canopy
canyon
cardinal
carve
carving
cassette
cast
casting
catalyst
catastrophe
catching
categorize
caterpillar
cathedral
caution
cautious
cavern
celebrity
cell
chagrin
chamber
charcoal
charitable
checkout
chef
chill
chilly
chivalry
choir
choke
chop
chord
chore
choreography
chorus
chromosphere
chronological
cider
civility
civilization
claim
clam
clap
classification
classify
clergy
clergyman
clip
clog
clumsy
clutch
coalesce
codify
coherent
cohesive
coil
coinage
coincident
collapse
collective
collide
collision
colloquialism
colonel
combination
combine
combustible
combustion
comet
comical
commander
commentary
commentator
committed
communication
compact
compaction
companion
compete
competent
competitiveness
complacence
complement
complex
complexity
complicated
complication
compound
compress
compressed
compression
compromise
computation
concede
conceive
conception
conceptual
concerto
concise
conciseness
conclusive
condemn
condemnation
condensation
condense
conduct
conductor
cone
confederacy
confederate
confer
confess
confident
configuration
confirmation
confluence
conform
conformity
confront
congenial
conglomerate
congratulation
congregate
conifer
conjecture
conscientious
conscious
conservatism
consideration
consonant
consort
consortium
constellation
constituent
construction
consultant
consume
container
contender
contention
context
continental
contour
contract
contraction
contradict
contrast
controversial
controversy
conventional
converge
conversational
converse
conversion
convert
converter
convex
convinced
coop
coordinate
core
cornet
corps
correspond
corresponding
corrode
corrosion
corruption
counsel
couple
courthouse
courtship
cowhand
cozy
crab
crack
crater
credence
credential
credit
creditor
crimson
crosscut
crumble
crystalline
crystallization
crystallize
cubism
cucumber
culture
cupboard
curious
curriculum
custodian
cylinder

Word and Definition List


ability: Read
n. Syn. capacity; skill
capacity; skill

ablaze: Read
a. Syn. burning; radiant; bright
burning; radiant; bright; keenly excited ; resembling flame in brilliance or color

abolish: Read
v. Syn. cancel; annul
cancel; put an end to; destroy completely

abolitionist: Read
n.
a reformer who favors abolishing slavery

abound: Read
v.
be full of; be plentiful

abrupt: Read
a. Syn. sudden; unforeseen
broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another

absorb: Read
v. Syn. monopolize; receive
assimilate or incorporate; suck or drink up; occupy full attention

abut: Read
v. Syn. adjoin
border upon; adjoin; touch or end at one end or side; lie adjacent

academician: Read
n.
a scholar who is skilled in academic disputation

access: Read
n. Syn. approach
approach; entry; entrance

accessibility: Read
n.
attribute of being easy to meet or deal with

accessory: Read
n. Syn. adjunct; appendage
additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item

acclaim: Read
v. Syn. applaud
applaud; announce with great approval

accompaniment: Read
n.
act of accompanying someone or something

accompanying: Read
a. Syn. attendant; concomitant
attendant; concomitant

accomplishment: Read
n. Syn. achievement; fulfillment
achievement; fulfillment

accordion: Read
n.
a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; reeds that are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player

account: Read
n. Syn. report; description
narrative or record of events; reason given for a particular action or event

accredit: Read
v. Syn. authorize; commission
authorize; commission; give credit for

accuse: Read
v. Syn. blame; condemn
blame; condemn

acquisition: Read
n. Syn. acquirement; attainment
act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

acronym: Read
n. Syn. abbreviation
abbreviation

addict: Read
v.
cause someone to become dependent; indulge in; be devoted to

addictive: Read
a.
causing or characterized by addiction

additive: Read
n. Syn. addition; supplement
addition; supplement

adjacent: Read
a. Syn. adjoining; neighboring
adjoining; neighboring; close to; lying near

adjoin: Read
v. Syn. attach
be next to; be contiguous to; border on

adjust: Read
v. Syn. adapt; regulate
adapt; regulate

adobe: Read
n. Syn. clay; brick
clay; brick ;sun-dried brick; structure built with this type of brick

adolescent: Read
n.
a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;

adopt: Read
v. Syn. accept
accept; take on; raise; take into one's family

adoption: Read
n.
act of accepting with approval

advent: Read
n. Syn. arrival
coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important

affiliate: Read
v. Syn. associate; incorporate
associate; incorporate

affirm: Read
v. Syn. assert; confirm
assert; confirm

affliction: Read
n. Syn. calamity; distress; misfortune; pain
cause or condition of pain, suffering, or distress

affordable: Read
a.
able to pay for

agitation: Read
n. Syn. anxiety; disturbance
anxiety; extreme emotional disturbance

air: Read
v.
be broadcast on television or radio

airborne: Read
a. Syn. aloft
aloft; flying; in the air

alignment: Read
n. Syn. arrangement; association; alliance
arrangement; association; alliance

allocate: Read
v. Syn. assign
assign; distribute according to plan

alloy: Read
v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; mix; make less pure; lessen or moderate

ally: Read
n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator

aloof: Read
a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote

amaze: Read
v. Syn. stun; astonish; shock
astonish; affect with wonder

amazing: Read
a. Syn. awesome; astounding; surprising
awesome; astounding; surprising

ambition: Read
n. Syn. aspiration
aspiration

ambitious: Read
a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement

amend: Read
v. Syn. correct; improve
change for the better; improve; remove faults or errors

amendment: Read
n. Syn. correction; revision
correction; revision

amplification: Read
n.
addition of extra material or illustration or clarifying detail

amplify: Read
v. Syn. intensify; increase
broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make larger or more powerful; increase

analogous: Read
a. Syn. comparable
comparable; similar or alike

analyze: Read
v. Syn. diagnose; examine; analyze
diagnose; examine

anatomy: Read
n. Syn. dissection
detailed analysis; branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals

ancestral: Read
a.
inherited or inheritable by established rules

annex: Read
v. Syn. attach
append or attach; take possession of; incorporate into an existing political unit

annihilate: Read
v. Syn. destroy
destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence

annoying: Read
a. Syn. bothersome; troublesome; irritating
bothersome; troublesome; irritating

antedate: Read
v.
be earlier in time; go back further

anthology: Read
n. Syn. collection
book of literary selections by various authors

antibiotic: Read
a. Syn. antibacterial
of or relating to chemical substance that kills microorganisms and cures infections

anticipate: Read
v. Syn. expect; predict
act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict

antique: Read
n. Syn. relic; curio
any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion

apologize: Read
v.
beg pardon

appeal: Read
n. Syn. attraction; charm
attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge

appealing: Read
a. Syn. attractive; charming
attractive; charming

appetite: Read
n. Syn. desire
instinctive physical desire, especially one for food or drink

applaud: Read
v. Syn. clap; acclaim
acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands

applicant: Read
n. Syn. candidate
candidate

application: Read
n. Syn. diligence
close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance

appoint: Read
v. Syn. designate; nominate
designate; nominate

appraisal: Read
n. Syn. assessment; evaluation
assessment; evaluation; the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

appreciable: Read
a. Syn. considerable; perceptible
considerable; perceptible

appreciate: Read
v. Syn. admire; value
be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of

approach: Read
n. Syn. access; method
access; method

appropriate: Read
v. Syn. acquire; allocate
acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use

approximate: Read
v. Syn. approach
approach; come near

approximately: Read
ad. Syn. about; roughly
about; roughly

aquatic: Read
a. Syn. watery
consisting of, relating to, or being in water

arc: Read
n.
continuous portion of a circle; something curved in shape

arduous: Read
a. Syn. hard; strenuous
demanding great effort or labor; difficult

armory: Read
n. Syn. arsenal
arsenal; a place where arms are manufactured

arrangement: Read
n. Syn. composition; order
composition; order

ascend: Read
v. Syn. climb; mount
climb; mount

ascending: Read
a. Syn. climbing; rising
climbing; rising

asphyxiate: Read
v.
deprive of oxygen to the extent of producing death or very serious symptoms; suffocate

aspiration: Read
n. Syn. ambition; longing
ambition; longing

aspiring: Read
a. Syn. ambitious; enthusiastic
ambitious; enthusiastic

assault: Read
n. Syn. attack; onslaught
attack; onslaught

assemblage: Read
n.
a group of persons together in one place

assert: Read
v. Syn. declare
declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly

assess: Read
v. Syn. estimate; judge
estimate value; judge worth of something

assessment: Read
n. Syn. evaluation; judgment
act of judging or assessing; amount determined as payable

assistance: Read
n.
activity of contributing to fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

assuredly: Read
ad. Syn. certainly; undoubtedly
certainly; undoubtedly

astonished: Read
a.
amazed; surprised

astound: Read
v. Syn. surprise; shock
affect with wonder; surprise; shock

astronomer: Read
n.
a physicist who studies astronomy

astronomy: Read
n.
branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole

atmosphere: Read
n. Syn. air
air

atom: Read
n.
a tiny piece of anything; the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element

attachment: Read
n. Syn. preference; affection
a bond, as of affection or loyalty; fond regard; supplementary part; accessory

attain: Read
v. Syn. gain
achieve or accomplish; gain

attend: Read
v.
be present at; go to; take care of; tend

attendance: Read
n.
act of being present

attendant: Read
n. Syn. aide; servant
aide; servant; accompanying; person who participates in a meeting

attention: Read
n. Syn. concentration; care
act or state of attending or heeding; application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought

attire: Read
n. Syn. clothing; dress
clothing; dress

attraction: Read
n. Syn. affinity; appeal
appeal; a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

attractive: Read
a. Syn. appealing; pleasing; inviting; intriguing; tempting
appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting

auditorium: Read
n.
area of theater or concert hall where audience sits

autobiography: Read
n.
biography or story written by yourself

available: Read
a. Syn. free
convenient for use or disposal; not busy, free; obtainable; accessible

avocation: Read
n. Syn. sideline; hobby
activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment

awkward: Read
a. Syn. clumsy; inept
difficult to handle or manage

backdrop: Read
n. Syn. background; setting
background; setting

balance: Read
n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability

ballet: Read
n.
a sort of theatrical representation by dancers

bandmaster: Read
n.
conductor of a band

bang: Read
n.
a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success

bankrupt: Read
v.
cause to become financially ruin; ruin

bar: Read
n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

barbecue: Read
n.
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

barn: Read
n.
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

baroque: Read
a. Syn. embellished; elaborate
complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape

barren: Read
a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

basement: Read
n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room

basin: Read
n.
bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids

beaded: Read
a.
covered with beads of liquid

behavior: Read
n. Syn. conduct; manner
conduct; manner

beleaguer: Read
v. Syn. harass
besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops

belie: Read
v. Syn. contradict
contradict; give a false impression

bellows: Read
n.
a mechanical device that blows air onto a fire to make it burn more fiercely

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

betray: Read
v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

bicameral: Read
a. Syn. cameral
composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches

biography: Read
n.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

bison: Read
n.
any of several large shaggy-manned humped bovid having large heads and short horns

blame: Read
v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure

blaze: Read
n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame

bleak: Read
a. Syn. cold; cheerless
cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable

blend: Read
n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

blight: Read
v.
blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate

bluff: Read
a.
direct and outspoken but good-natured

blush: Read
v.
become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

board: Read
n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

bold: Read
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

bonanza: Read
n. Syn. boom
boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money

boom: Read
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish

boon: Read
n. Syn. blessing; benefit
blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request

boundless: Read
a. Syn. infinite; vast
being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast

bouquet: Read
n. Syn. bunch
small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

breach: Read
n. Syn. violation; infringement
breaking of contract or duty

breath: Read
n.
air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration

brilliance: Read
n. Syn. cleverness; magnificence
cleverness; magnificence

brilliantly: Read
ad. Syn. brightly; radiantly
brightly; radiantly

brim: Read
n. Syn. brink; edge
brink; edge

bronze: Read
n.
an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

brook: Read
n. Syn. creek; stream
creek; stream

bunch: Read
n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
clump; cluster; gathering

buzz: Read
n.
confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration

buzzer: Read
n.
a signaling device that makes a buzzing sound

bypass: Read
n.
channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel

cabinetmaker: Read
n.
a woodworker who specializes in making furniture;

calculate: Read
v. Syn. compute; determine; estimate
compute; determine; estimate

calibration: Read
n. Syn. adjustment; measurement
adjustment; measurement

cancellation: Read
n.
act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

canopy: Read
n. Syn. covering; umbrella
covering; umbrella

canyon: Read
n.
narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge

cardinal: Read
a. Syn. chief
chief; serving as an essential component

carve: Read
v. Syn. cut; sculpt
cut; sculpt

carving: Read
n.
cutting away parts to create a desired shape

cassette: Read
n.
container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video

cast: Read
v.
assign the roles of; choose at random

casting: Read
n.
choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie

catalyst: Read
n. Syn. enzyme; stimulus
agent which brings about chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged

catastrophe: Read
n. Syn. calamity; disaster
calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune

catching: Read
a. Syn. contagious; charming; attractive
act of seizing or taking hold of; captivating; alluring

categorize: Read
v. Syn. classify; sort
classify; sort

caterpillar: Read
n.
a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth

cathedral: Read
n. Syn. church; temple
church; temple

caution: Read
n. Syn. care
care; being attentive to possible danger

cautious: Read
a. Syn. conservative; careful
conservative; careful

cavern: Read
n. Syn. cave
cave; large underground chamber, as in a cave

celebrity: Read
n.
a widely known person

cell: Read
n.
any small compartment

chagrin: Read
n. Syn. embarrassment; disappointment
anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment

chamber: Read
n. Syn. cell; compartment; room
cell; compartment; room

charcoal: Read
n.
a stick of black carbon material used for drawing; a very dark gray color

charitable: Read
a. Syn. benevolent; kind; humane
benevolent; kind; humane

checkout: Read
n.
counter in a supermarket where you pay for your purchases; the latest time for vacating a hotel room

chef: Read
n.
a professional cook

chill: Read
a. Syn. cool
cool; freeze

chilly: Read
a. Syn. cold
cold

chivalry: Read
n.
courtesy towards women

choir: Read
n.
band or organized company of singers, especially in church service

choke: Read
v. Syn. asphyxiate; suffocate
breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; reduce the air supply

chop: Read
v. Syn. cut; hew
hew; cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax

chord: Read
n.
combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together

chore: Read
n.
a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee

choreography: Read
n.
art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances

chorus: Read
n.
any utterance produced simultaneously by a group

chromosphere: Read
n.
a gaseous layer of the sun's atmosphere

chronological: Read
a.
arranged in order of time of occurrence

cider: Read
n.
beverage made from juice pressed from apples

civility: Read
n.
act of showing regard for others; courteous behavior; politeness; citizenship

civilization: Read
n. Syn. culture
culture

claim: Read
n.
demand for something as rightful or due

clam: Read
v. Syn. tranquilize; soothe
be moist or glutinous; stick or adhere; produce or cause to clang

clap: Read
v. Syn. applaud; slap
applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another

classification: Read
n.
assigning to a class or category

classify: Read
v.
declare unavailable, as for security reasons; arrange or order by classes or categories

clergy: Read
n.
clergymen collectively; body of people ordained for religious service

clergyman: Read
n.
a member of the clergy and a spiritual leader of the Christian Church

clip: Read
v.
cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears; cut off the edge of:

clog: Read
v. Syn. congest; jam
congest; jam

clumsy: Read
a. Syn. awkward; inept
awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude

clutch: Read
n.
device for gripping and holding; tense, critical situation

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

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

coherent: Read
a. Syn. adhesive; cohesive
adhesive; cohesive; sticking together ; logical; sound; capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

cohesive: Read
a.
cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated

coil: Read
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: Read
n.
coins collectively

coincident: Read
a.
concerning; simultaneous

collapse: Read
v.
breakdown; failure

collective: Read
a. Syn. common
common; assembled into or viewed as a whole

collide: Read
v.
bump; hit; conflict

collision: Read
n. Syn. crash; impact
crash; conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals

colloquialism: Read
n.
colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

colonel: Read
n.
a commissioned military officer

combination: Read
n. Syn. blend; union
blend; union

combine: Read
v. Syn. blend; fuse; merge
blend; fuse; merge

combustible: Read
a. Syn. flammable; burnable; inflammable
capable of igniting and burning; easily aroused or excited

combustion: Read
n.
act of burning something

comet: Read
n.
an object that goes around the sun

comical: Read
a.
arousing or provoking laughter

commander: Read
n. Syn. chief; leader
chief; leader

commentary: Read
n.
written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

commentator: Read
n.
a writer who reports and analyzes events of the day

committed: Read
a. Syn. dedicated; devoted
dedicated; devoted

communication: Read
n.
activity of communicating; activity of conveying information

compact: Read
a. Syn. compressed; condensed; concise
closely and firmly united or packed together; briefly giving gist of something

compaction: Read
n.
an increase in the density of something

companion: Read
n. Syn. associate; partner
associate; partner

compete: Read
v. Syn. vie; contest; fight
contest; fight

competent: Read
a. Syn. capable; adept
capable; adept

competitiveness: Read
n.
an aggressive willingness to compete

complacence: Read
n. Syn. arrogance; satisfaction
arrogance; satisfaction; feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complement: Read
v. Syn. complete; consummate
complete; consummate; make perfect

complex: Read
a. Syn. intricate; compound
complicated in structure; a whole structure, as a building, made up of interconnected or related structures

complexity: Read
n. Syn. complication
complication

complicated: Read
a. Syn. intricate; circuitous
difficult to analyze or understand

complication: Read
n. Syn. complexity; intricacy
complexity; intricacy; any disease or disorder that occurs during the course of another disease

compound: Read
v. Syn. combine; constitute
combine; mix; constitute; pay interest; increase

compress: Read
v. Syn. squeeze; contract
close; squeeze or press together; contract

compressed: Read
a. Syn. compact
compact

compression: Read
n.
applying pressure; encoding information while reducing the bandwidth or bits required

compromise: Read
v.
adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of

computation: Read
n. Syn. calculation
calculation

concede: Read
v. Syn. admit; yield
admit; yield; give up physical control of another

conceive: Read
v. Syn. design; consider
form or develop in the mind; devise; become pregnant with; begin or originate in a specific way

conception: Read
n. Syn. thought; idea
beginning; forming of an idea; act of conceiving

conceptual: Read
a.
being or characterized by concepts or their formation

concerto: Read
n.
composition for orchestra and a soloist

concise: Read
a. Syn. succinct; terse
brief and compact; expressing much in few words

conciseness: Read
n. Syn. brevity
brevity; terseness and economy in writing and speaking

conclusive: Read
a. Syn. definitive; decisive; final
definitive; decisive; final

condemn: Read
v. Syn. blame; denounce
blame; denounce; express strong disapproval of

condemnation: Read
n. Syn. blame
blame

condensation: Read
n. Syn. compression
compression

condense: Read
v.
change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops; compress or concentrate

conduct: Read
v. Syn. accompany; direct
direct the course of; manage or control; lead or guide

conductor: Read
n.
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat; person who collects fares on a public conveyance

cone: Read
n.
a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

confederacy: Read
n. Syn. alliance
alliance

confederate: Read
n. Syn. ally; collaborator
ally; form a group or unite

confer: Read
v.
bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over

confess: Read
v. Syn. acknowledge; admit
acknowledge; admit

confident: Read
a. Syn. assured
assured; having or marked by assurance

configuration: Read
n.
arrangement of parts or elements; outline

confirmation: Read
n.
additional proof that something that was believed

confluence: Read
n. Syn. conflux; throng
act of two things flowing together; junction or meeting place where two things meet

conform: Read
v.
comply with; follow; fit; meet

conformity: Read
n.
behavior in correspondence with socially accepted standards

confront: Read
v.
be face to face with; oppose in hostility or competition; deal with

congenial: Read
a. Syn. compatible
compatible

conglomerate: Read
n. Syn. assortment
corporation made up of different companies in diversified fields; composing of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

congratulation: Read
n.
act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

congregate: Read
v.
assemble; convene; gather

conifer: Read
n.
any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

conjecture: Read
v.
believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

conscientious: Read
a. Syn. diligent; responsible; reliable
diligent; responsible; reliable

conscious: Read
a. Syn. awake
awake; alert

conservatism: Read
n.
a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

consideration: Read
n.
considerate and thoughtful act

consonant: Read
a. Syn. compatible; harmonious
compatible; harmonious

consort: Read
v. Syn. associate; join; consort with
associate; join

consortium: Read
n.
a group of people or organizations that have agreed to work together

constellation: Read
n. Syn. gathering; cluster
a number of stars seen from the Earth as a group and often having a name

constituent: Read
n. Syn. component; element; ingredient
component or part; citizen, voter

construction: Read
n.
act of constructing or building something

consultant: Read
n.
an expert who gives advice

consume: Read
v. Syn. devour; eat
devour; eat

container: Read
n. Syn. receptacle
any object that can be used to hold things

contender: Read
n.
contestant you hope to defeat

contention: Read
n. Syn. controversy
competing as for profit or prize

context: Read
n. Syn. circumstance; setting
circumstance

continental: Read
a.
being or concerning or limited to a continent

contour: Read
n. Syn. configuration; outline
configuration; outline

contract: Read
v. Syn. shrink; constrict
constrict; make smaller; compress or concentrate

contraction: Read
n.
act of decreasing something in size or volume or quantity or scope

contradict: Read
v. Syn. confront; oppose
confront; oppose

contrast: Read
n.
act of distinguishing by comparing differences

controversial: Read
a. Syn. controvertible; disputable
controvertible; disputable

controversy: Read
n. Syn. contention; argument
contentious speech act; argument

conventional: Read
a.
based upon tradition rules; formed by agreement or compact

converge: Read
v. Syn. approach
approach; tend to meet; come together

conversational: Read
a.
characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

converse: Read
v. Syn. chat
chat; talk informally; engage in a spoken exchange of thoughts

conversion: Read
n. Syn. change; transformation
change; transformation

convert: Read
n. Syn. transform
change something into another form; transform

converter: Read
n.
a device for changing one substance or form or state into another

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

convinced: Read
a.
certain, sure

coop: Read
n.
barrel or cask for liquor; enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals

coordinate: Read
v. Syn. integrate; harmonize
bring order and organization to; harmonize

core: Read
n. Syn. center; essence
basic, center, or most important part; essence

cornet: Read
n.
a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone

corps: Read
n.
an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together

correspond: Read
v.
be compatible, similar or consistent; exchange messages

corresponding: Read
a.
accompanying

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

corrosion: Read
n. Syn. decay; erosion
decay; erosion

corruption: Read
n. Syn. bribery; fraud
bribery; fraud

counsel: Read
v. Syn. advise; suggest
advise; suggest

couple: Read
n. Syn. pair
a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another

courthouse: Read
n.
building that houses judicial courts

courtship: Read
n.
a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman

cowhand: Read
n.
a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

cozy: Read
a. Syn. comfortable; relaxing
comfortable; relaxing

crab: Read
n.
a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply

crack: Read
v.
break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split; hit forcefully; pass through

crater: Read
n.
a bowl-shaped opening at the top of a volcano

credence: Read
n. Syn. credit; faith
credit; faith

credential: Read
n. Syn. certificate; warrant
certificate; warrant

credit: Read
n. Syn. reputation; prestige
arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow

creditor: Read
n. Syn. debtor
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists

crimson: Read
a. Syn. bloody
bloody

crosscut: Read
a.
a diagonal path; a route shorter than the usual one

crumble: Read
v. Syn. fall apart; disintegrate
break into small pieces; cause to fall in pieces

crystalline: Read
a.
consisting of or containing or of the nature of crystals

crystallization: Read
n.
a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation

crystallize: Read
v.
assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape

cubism: Read
n.
an artistic movement in France beginning in 1907 that featured surfaces of geometrical planes

cucumber: Read
n.
cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons

culture: Read
n. Syn. civilization
all the knowledge and values shared by a society ; foster; raising of plants or animals

cupboard: Read
n.
a small room or cabinet used for storage space

curious: Read
a. Syn. inquisitive
difficult to please or satisfy; careful or anxious to learn; eager for knowledge; given to research or inquiry

curriculum: Read
n. Syn. course; program
course; program

custodian: Read
n. Syn. curator; guardian
curator; guardian

cylinder: Read
n.
cylindrical container