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/'kæləs/ a.
emotionally hardened; unfeeling; toughened
He had worked in the hospital for so many years that he was [___] to the suffering in the wards.


Spelling Word: callous
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/'kændɪd/ a. Syn. straightforward; frank
straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial
In private, I gave them my [___] opinion.


Spelling Word: candid
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/kændə(r)/ n. Syn. frankness
frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
Jack can carry [___] too far: when he told Jill his honest opinion of her, she nearly slapped his face.


Spelling Word: candor
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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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/kærɪkə'tjʊə(r)/ n. Syn. distortion; burlesque
representation that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect
The [___] he drew yesterday emphasized a personal weakness of the people he burlesqued.


Spelling Word: caricature
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/sɪ'lɛstɪəl/;/sə'lZstʃl/ a. Syn. heavenly
relating to the sky or the heavens; supremely good; god or angel
She spoke of the [___] joys that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.


Spelling Word: celestial
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/klæn'dɛstɪn/ a. Syn. secret
secret; conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
After avoiding their chaperon, the lovers had a [___] meeting.


Spelling Word: clandestine
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/koʊə'lɛs/ v. Syn. combine; fuse; mix
combine; fuse; grow together; come together so as to form one whole; unite
Through it all, he tries to cling to a trembling grip on reality, as love and pain [___] into a shocking.


Spelling Word: coalesce
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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'dʒi:nɪəl/ a. Syn. compatible
compatible
Thus ideas already in consciousness always repel the entry uncompatible idea and make entry of the [___] idea.


Spelling Word: congenial