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costume
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n. dress; attire; a set of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
His dark eyes and swarthy skin suited the costume exactly.
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couch
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n. sofa; arrange or dispose as in a bed
His black leather couch looks expensive.
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counsel
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v. give advice to someone; suggest
A pilot study has seen tribal chiefs agree to local community teams' training, who counsel women and have their violent husbands arrested.
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counter
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n. the flat surface on which money is counted, business is transacted; one that is an opposite
There are always long lines in every bank, and the people behind the counter are very busy.
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couple
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n. a male and female associated together; a pair who associate with one another
He caught a married couple from Chicago.
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courtesy
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n. polite behavior; the act of civility or respect; consent or agreement in spite of the fact
They call this pond a lake by courtesy only.
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coward
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n. person who lacks courage to face danger; timid
This coward always hides and points fingers; you never see him in front of any real challenges.
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crack
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v. break into simpler molecules by means of heat; split;  hit forcefully; pass through
The Gates Foundation hopes that its funding will help co-ordinate large-scale collaborative projects that can crack the major scientific problems.
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crash
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n. smash; collision; falling down or in pieces with a loud noise of breaking parts
She heard a little shriek and a fall and a crash of broken glass.
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crawl
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v. move slowly, as people or animals with the body near the ground
The crocodile can crawl along the riverbed.
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create
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v. make or cause to be or to become; invest with a new thing
He plans to create a new company next year.
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credit
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n. arrangement for deferred payment for goods and services; money available for a client to borrow
The proposed treaty would give credit to peasant farmers who developed the crops in the first place.
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creep
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v. move slowly; move stealthily or cautiously
If it makes me grow larger, I can reach the key; and if it makes me grow smaller, I can creep under the door.
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criminal
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n. one who has committed a crime; one who is found guilty by the verdict, confession, or proof
The criminal was sentenced to prison for theft.
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crisis
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n. dangerous situation; crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point
After the crisis the patient either dies or gets better.
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critical
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a. urgently needed; absolutely necessary; essential; acute; crucial; decisive
He says the international community has reached what he calls a critical time in the overall effort to bring stability to Afghanistan.
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crown
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n. ornamental circlet or head covering, made of gold  with jewels and worn as a symbol of sovereignty
Among the many diamonds in your crown is the way people look up to you for guidance and leadership.
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crucial
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a. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; of the greatest importance
The meeting of today is a crucial moment in his career.
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cruise
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v. sail back and forth on the ocean; sail as for the protection of commerce, in search of an enemy, or for pleasure
Several privateers often cruise near the entrance of the channel to search for big cargo.
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crush
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v. press between opposing bodies so as to break or injure; extract or obtain by pressing or squeezing
There's particular concern over reports of human rights abuses committed by the Indonesian security forces in Aceh as they try to crush the separatist movement there.
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