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/kæn'tæŋkərəs/ a. Syn. irritable
ill humored; irritable; marked by ill-tempered contradiction or opposition; ugly; malicious
Constantly complaining about his treatment and refusing to cooperate with the hospital staff, he was a [___] patient.


Spelling Word: cantankerous
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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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/'krɒnɪk/ a.
lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
The doctors were finally able to attribute his [___] headaches to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment.


Spelling Word: chronic
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/kɒmpɛn'seɪʃ(ə)n/ n.
something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
There are an estimated 86000 survivors around the world and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the [___] fund.


Spelling Word: compensation
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/kən'dʒɛktʃə(r)/ v.
believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
I can now [___] readily that this streak of light was, in all likelihood, a gleam from a lantern carried by someone across the lawn.


Spelling Word: conjecture
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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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/'kɔ:pjʊlənt/ a. Syn. fat
very fat; large in body; overweight
The [___] man resolved to reduce.


Spelling Word: corpulent
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/'koʊtərɪ/ n.
group that meets socially; an exclusive circle of people with common purpose
After his book had been published, he was invited to join the literary [___] that lunched daily at the hotel.


Spelling Word: coterie
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/'krɛdjʊləs/;/'krɛdʒələs/ a.
apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
They are [___] people who believe in the advertisement.


Spelling Word: credulous