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/kə'dævərəs/ a. Syn. pale
like corpse; pale; Having appearance or color of dead human body
By his [___] appearance, we could see how the disease had ravaged him.

Spelling Word: cadaverous
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/'kæstɪgeɪt/ v. Syn. punish
criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
When the teacher threatened that she would [___] the mischievous boys if they didn't behave, they shaped up in a hurry.

Spelling Word: castigate
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/'ʃoʊvɪnɪst/ n.
person with prejudiced belief in superiority of own kind
A [___] cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be.

Spelling Word: chauvinist
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/ʃɪ'keɪnərɪ/ n. Syn. trickery; deception
mean or unfair artifice to obscure truth; deception by trickery or sophistry
Those sneaky lawyers misrepresented what occurred, made up all sorts of implausible alternative scenarios to confuse the jurors, and in general depended on [___] to win the case.

Spelling Word: chicanery
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/kə'moʊdɪəs/ a.
spacious and comfortable; fit; proper; convenient
After sleeping in small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite [___].

Spelling Word: commodious
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/kən'doʊləns/ n.
expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
The FBI has seized a two-page, handwritten letter of [___] sent by Jacqueline Kennedy to the widow of Robert F. Kennedy shortly after he was assassinated in 1968.

Spelling Word: condolence
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/kən'sɛnsəs/ n. Syn. Agreement; accord
general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole
The main [___] from the group was to center on students and their parents.

Spelling Word: consensus
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/kən'strʌkʃ(ə)n/ n.
act of constructing or building something
The work, funded by the European Union, is aimed at finding out exactly how the Lagoon functions before the [___] of a Thames-style barrier of steel gates.

Spelling Word: construction
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/kən'tɛmptjʊəs/ a. Syn. scornful
scornful; expressing contempt; showing a lack of respect
The diners were intimidated by [___] manner of the waiter.

Spelling Word: contemptuous
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/'kaʊntɪnəns/ v. Syn. approve; tolerate
give sanction or support to; tolerate or approve
He refused to [___] such rude behavior on their part.

Spelling Word: countenance