Hard SAT Words - Group 2

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a. drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness


Spelling Word: bacchanalian
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n. teasing conversation; good-humored, playful conversation


Spelling Word: badinage
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n. legal officer to whom some degree of authority


Spelling Word: bailiff
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n. sudden loud noise, as of an explosion; sudden loud blow or bump; sudden burst of action


Spelling Word: bang
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a. good-natured ridiculing; cleverly amusing in tone


Spelling Word: bantering
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n. trader; one who trades goods for other goods without involving money


Spelling Word: barterer
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v. let down; restrain; lessen force or intensity of; moderate


Spelling Word: bate
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v. hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows


Spelling Word: batter
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n. small, often round piece of material, such as glass, plastic, or wood, that is pierced for stringing or threading


Spelling Word: bead
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n. line traveled by a particle beam in an accelerator


Spelling Word: beamline
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a. completely happy and contented; showing or producing exalted joy


Spelling Word: beatific
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n. blessedness; state of extreme happiness


Spelling Word: beatitude
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v. keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still


Spelling Word: becalm
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v. signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance


Spelling Word: beckon
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v. make less visible; obscure or blur; darken with or as if with clouds


Spelling Word: becloud
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v. adorn or ornament in a showy fashion


Spelling Word: bedeck
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v. ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery


Spelling Word: bedizen
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v. wet thoroughly; stain with mud; soil or wet by dragging in dirt, mud, moist places


Spelling Word: bedraggle
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ad. in advance; early; at an earlier or preceding time


Spelling Word: beforehand
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v. confuse thoroughly; becloud and confuse, as with liquor; make stupid with alcohol


Spelling Word: befuddle
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n. something enormous in size or power


Spelling Word: behemoth
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v. besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops


Spelling Word: beleaguer
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a. warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative


Spelling Word: bellicose
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v. regret strongly; express disapproval of


Spelling Word: bemoan
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a. confused; lost in thought; preoccupied


Spelling Word: bemused
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v. surround with hostile forces; crowd around; cause to feel distressed or worried


Spelling Word: besiege
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a. beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason


Spelling Word: bestial
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v. signify; indicate; be a visible sign of; give evidence of


Spelling Word: betoken
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v. become engaged to marry; promise to marry


Spelling Word: betroth
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n. large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail


Spelling Word: bevy
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v. lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes


Spelling Word: bewilder
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a. composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches


Spelling Word: bicameral
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a. every two years; lasting or living for two years


Spelling Word: biennial
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a. swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms


Spelling Word: billowing
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n. any of various naturally occurring impure mixtures of hydrocarbons


Spelling Word: bitumen
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n. temporary encampment; a site where people on holiday can pitch tent


Spelling Word: bivouac
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n. flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart


Spelling Word: blandishment
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n. loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light


Spelling Word: blare
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a. depressing, sombre, cold


Spelling Word: bleak
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v. draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; turn pale, as if in fear


Spelling Word: blench
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a. suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled


Spelling Word: blighted
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v. to take by surprise


Spelling Word: blindside
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n. short heavy club, usually of wood; heavy-headed weapon


Spelling Word: bludgeon
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v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion


Spelling Word: bolster
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n. attack with missiles; continuous attack with shot and shell upon a town, fort, or other position


Spelling Word: bombardment
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a. pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning


Spelling Word: bombastic
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v. raise or lift by pushing up from behind or below; increase; raise


Spelling Word: boost
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n. small enclosed compartment with a window, used to separate the occupant from others; small stall for the display and sale of goods


Spelling Word: booth
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n. any particle that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics but not the Pauli exclusion principle


Spelling Word: boson
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n. a collection of compromised computers that is slowly built up then unleashed as a DDOS attack or used to send very large quantities of spam


Spelling Word: botnet
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n. liberality in giving; something that is given liberally; goodness, kindness


Spelling Word: bounty
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a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull


Spelling Word: bovine
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v. edit by omitting or modifying parts considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly


Spelling Word: bowdlerize
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v. move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move in various directions


Spelling Word: brandish
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a. of brownish, tawny colour, with streaks, spots, or patterns


Spelling Word: brindled
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a. rising like bristles; showing irritation


Spelling Word: bristling
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a. having or covered with protective barbs or others; very irritable


Spelling Word: bristly
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v. cook by direct exposure to heat over fire; subject to great heat; be subjected to the action of heat; be greatly heated


Spelling Word: broil
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n. children in one family; young of certain animals


Spelling Word: brood
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n. short and sometimes occasional encounter or experience


Spelling Word: brush
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n. pirate; robber upon the sea


Spelling Word: buccaneer
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a. rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation


Spelling Word: bucolic
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n. clowning; arts and practices of buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures


Spelling Word: buffoonery
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a. offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing


Spelling Word: bumptious
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v. mismanage; blunder; work or act in clumsy, awkward, or blundering manner


Spelling Word: bungle
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v. to develop or grow rapidly


Spelling Word: burgeon
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v. make shiny by rubbing; polish


Spelling Word: burnish
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n. treasurer or keeper of funds; purser or treasurer of college or other community


Spelling Word: bursar
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n. treasury, especially of a public institution or religious order; scholarship granted to a university student in need


Spelling Word: bursary
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v. support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence


Spelling Word: buttress
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n. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests


Spelling Word: cabal
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a. discordant; inharmonious; sounding harshly; ill-sounding


Spelling Word: cacophonous
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n. any of various succulent, spiny, usually leafless plants native mostly to arid regions


Spelling Word: cactus
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a. like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body


Spelling Word: cadaverous
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n. rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat


Spelling Word: cadence
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v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering


Spelling Word: cajole
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n. large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron


Spelling Word: caldron
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a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers


Spelling Word: callow
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a. capable of producing heat; causing heat; heating


Spelling Word: calorific
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n. small box or case for tea, coffee, etc


Spelling Word: canister
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v. remove parts of machine for use in other similar machines; consume another of one's own type or kind


Spelling Word: cannibalize
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a. having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle; knowing; cautious; cunning; shrewd


Spelling Word: canny
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a. ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious


Spelling Word: cantankerous
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n. story or poem set to music that can be sung by chorus


Spelling Word: cantata
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n. part or division of poem of some length


Spelling Word: canto
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n. crime, especially theft, or a narrative about such a crime


Spelling Word: caper
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v. to use something to one's benefit for advantage


Spelling Word: capitalize
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v. surrender; end all resistance; give up; go along with or comply


Spelling Word: capitulate
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v. to cause to overturn (usually a vessel)


Spelling Word: capsize
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a. intended to confuse in an argument


Spelling Word: captious
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v. charm; enthrall; seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to enemy


Spelling Word: captivate
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a. of, relating to, or involving the heart and the blood vessels


Spelling Word: cardiovascular
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v. lean to one side, as a ship under press of sail; sway from side to side


Spelling Word: careen
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a. worn or burdened with care; showing the signs of long-term stresses


Spelling Word: careworn
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n. large reindeer native to northern North America


Spelling Word: caribou
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n. massive slaughter, as in war; massacre; corpses, especially of those killed in battle


Spelling Word: carnage
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a. fault-finding; excessive complaining; of unreasonable criticism or censure


Spelling Word: carping
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n. a combination of independent business organizations formed to regulate production, pricing, and marketing of goods by the members


Spelling Word: cartel
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n. one who makes maps or charts


Spelling Word: cartographer
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v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication


Spelling Word: castigate
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n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water


Spelling Word: cataclysm
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v. increase the status of something rapidly; shoot forth or launch


Spelling Word: catapult
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n. disease of the eye causing its opacity and, unless treated, leading to blindness


Spelling Word: cataract
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n. shout of disapproval; shout or whistle expressing dislike, especially from crowd or audience


Spelling Word: catcall
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n. book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer


Spelling Word: catechism
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a. absolute; having no exception; of using category or categories


Spelling Word: categorical
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v. supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion


Spelling Word: cater
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v. make watertight by filling in cracks


Spelling Word: caulk
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a. implying cause-and-effect relationship


Spelling Word: causal
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v. criticise for petty or frivolous reasons; raise trivial objections


Spelling Word: cavil
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v. yield or formally resign and surrender to another


Spelling Word: cede
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a. critical; addicted to censure; severe in making remarks on others, or on their writings or manners; implying or expressing censure


Spelling Word: censorious
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a. measure of temperature, used widely in Europe


Spelling Word: centigrade
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a. radiating; departing from the center


Spelling Word: centrifugal
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a. tending toward center; moving or directed toward center or axis


Spelling Word: centripetal
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n. officer of ancient Roman army, in command of a century of soldiers or minor division


Spelling Word: centurion
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a. intellectual rather than emotional


Spelling Word: cerebral
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n. act of cerebrating; thinking, mental activity


Spelling Word: cerebration
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a. marked by formality; strictly observant of or devoted to ceremony or ritual


Spelling Word: ceremonious
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n. state of being certain; complete assurance; confidence


Spelling Word: certitude
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a. joking; use of light, frivolous language by way of fun or ridicule


Spelling Word: chaffing
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n. goblet; bowl-shaped drinking vessel; large drinking cup, often having stem and base


Spelling Word: chalice
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a. cautious; sparing or restrained about giving


Spelling Word: chary
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v. rid of excess; refine or purify; correct by punishment or reproof


Spelling Word: chasten
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a. angelic; innocent-looking; like a baby; infantile


Spelling Word: cherubic
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n. mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry


Spelling Word: chicanery
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a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger


Spelling Word: choleric
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v. chuckle with delight; joyful laugh or chuckle; laugh quietly or with restraint


Spelling Word: chortle
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n. a Christian ceremony involving baptizing and naming an infant


Spelling Word: christening
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v. dull explosive sound, usually short and repeated, made by or as if by a laboring engine


Spelling Word: chug
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a. difficult to work with; rude; unyielding; unmanageable


Spelling Word: churlish
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ad. approximately, about; commonly abbreviated ca. -- used especially before dates and numerical measures.


Spelling Word: circa
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n. indirect or roundabout expression; evasion in speech or writing


Spelling Word: circumlocution
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v. limit narrowly; confine; draw a line around; encircle


Spelling Word: circumscribe
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n. fortress; fortified place which people could go for shelter during battle


Spelling Word: citadel
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v. climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; climb by crawling


Spelling Word: clamber
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n. a large group of relatives, friends, or associates; a traditional social unit, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor


Spelling Word: clan
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n. loud, resounding noise; sharp, metallic, ringing sound; resonant, clanging sound


Spelling Word: clangor
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a. relating to the highest point; ascending or leading to climax


Spelling Word: climactic
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n. region; climate; particular region as defined by its weather or climate


Spelling Word: clime
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a. distasteful because excessive; excessively sweet or sentimental


Spelling Word: cloying
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v. cause transformation of liquid into or as if into soft, semisolid, or solid mass


Spelling Word: coagulate
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v. combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite


Spelling Word: coalesce
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v. arrange laws, rules as a code; classify; arrange or systematize


Spelling Word: codify
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n. power of proving or of producing belief; quality of being highly probable or convincing; force; credibility


Spelling Word: cogency
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a. reasonable and convincing; based on evidence; forcefully persuasive


Spelling Word: cogent
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v. think earnestly or studiously; meditate; ponder; think deeply


Spelling Word: cogitate
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a. related by blood; having common ancestor; related or analogous in nature, character, or function


Spelling Word: cognate
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n. knowledge or recognition; awareness; range of what one can know or understand


Spelling Word: cognizance
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v. stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation


Spelling Word: cohere