- CABAL Dictionary lookup
: A small group of persons engaged in plotting - a cabal of prominent persons united to overthrow the government.
Synonyms: junto, faction
- CACOPHONOUS Dictionary lookup
: Unharmonious sounding - a cacophonous blare of trumpets, noisy and discordant.
Synonyms: dissonant, discordant, blatant, strident, raucous Antonyms: mellifluous, euphonious, dulcet
- CADAVEROUS Dictionary lookup
: Corpselike; hence, haggard, pale -His face appeared cadaverous from long imprisonment.
Synonyms: ghastly, gaunt, pallid (noun: pallor), wan, ashen
- CALLOUS Dictionary lookup
: Unfeeling or insensitive - made callous by long suffering.
Synonyms: insensible, obdurate
- CANDID Dictionary lookup
(noun: CANDOR): Frank, outspoken; impartial a candid reply that could hardly be more forthright.
Synonyms: artless, ingenuous, unbiased
Antonyms: guileful, evasive
- CANTANKEROUS Dictionary lookup
: Ill-natured; quarrelsome – showed a cantankerous and sullen disposition.
Synonyms:petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful
Antonyms:amiable, affable, equable
- CAPRICIOUS Dictionary lookup
: Inclined, through some whim or fancy change the mind, purpose, or actions suddenly - a capricious person, undependable in mood or temper.
Synonyms:fickle, fitful, changeable, erratic, inconstant, crotchety, whimsical, mercurial
Antonyms:steadfast, constant, even-tempered
- CAPTIOUS Dictionary lookup
: Quick to find fault about trifles- a captious critic pouncing on slight laws.
Synonyms:hypercritical, carping, carviling, censorious
- CARICATURE Dictionary lookup
: A picture or other description of a person which exaggerates ludicrously one or more of his distinctive features - not a realistic portrait but a malicious caricature.
98. CASTIGATE: To punish or criticize severely - castigated for using improper language.
Synonyms:reprove, upbraid, reprehend, censure, reprimand, chasten
Antonyms:commend, eulogize, laud
- CELESTIAL Dictionary lookup
: Pertaining to the sky; heavenly-a celestial pageant of bright stars.
Synonyms:ethereal; (noun) firmament
- CHAUVINIST Dictionary lookup
. An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country.
- CHICANERY Dictionary lookup
: Trickery, deception,- practised chicanery all his shady dealings.
Synonyms:duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge
- CHRONIC Dictionary lookup
: Continuing a long time; habitual-a. chronic complaint, persisting for years.
Synonyms:persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant
Antonyms:intermittent, sporadic, infrequent
- CIRCUMSPECT Dictionary lookup
: Cautious - looked about him circumspectly.
Synonyms:prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary
Antonyms:rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foothardy, temerarious, headstrong
- CIRCUMVENT Dictionary lookup
: To gain an advantage by the use of trick to evade by the use of deception; to go around - circumvented the law by evasive practices.
Synonyms:thwart, balk, outwit, delude
- CIVIL Dictionary lookup
- Of or having to do with citizens or the state - We I civil duties as well as civil liberties.
- Polite, courteous - answered in a civil fashion.
Synonyms: respectful, gracious
106. CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy - a clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
Synonyms: vociferous, obstreperous, blatant, raucous, strident
Antonyms: muted, quiet
- CLANDESTINE Dictionary lookup
: Secret; stealthy - a clandestine meeting known only to a few.
Synonyms: furtive, covert, surreptitious
Antonyms: overt, manifest, above-board
- CLEMENT Dictionary lookup
: Merciful; gentle - a clement judge who tempered justice with leniency.
Synonyms: compassionate, forbearing
Antonyms: relentless, ruthless
- COALITION Dictionary lookup
(verb: COALESCE): Alliance; merging of various units into one unit - three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.
Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion
- COERCION Dictionary lookup
: Compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will - rendered his services without the slightest coercion.
Synonyms: constraint, restraint, impelling
- COGENT Dictionary lookup
: Having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason - persuaded by cogent arguments.
- COLLUSION Dictionary lookup
: Working together secretly for an evil purpose - acted in collusion to overthrow the government.
Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination
- COMMODIOUS Dictionary lookup
: Roomy - a commodious apartment.
Synonyms: spacious, capacious, ample
- COMPATIBLE Dictionary lookup
: Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible.
Synonyms: congruous, consistent
Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible
- COMPENDIUM Dictionary lookup
(adj.: COMPENDIOUS): A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work - a compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.
Synonyms: synopsis, digest, precis, abstract, epitome
- COMPENSATION Dictionary lookup
: Payment for services - just compensation for his labor.
Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument
- COMPLACENT Dictionary lookup
: Self-satisfied - looked on his own performance with a complacent smile.
- COMPUNCTION Dictionary lookup
: Regret for wrongdoing - displayed slight compunction for his misdeed.
Synonyms: contrition, penitence, atonement, remorse, qualm
- CONCEDE Dictionary lookup
: To yield; to admit as true; to grant - conceded victory to a superior force.
Synonyms: acquiesce, capitulate
- CONDIGN Dictionary lookup
: Well-deserved (applied chiefly to punishment) - received condign punishment for his crime.
121. CONDOLE (noun: CONDOLENCE): To express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune - condoled with each other in their grief.
Synonyms: commiserate, show compassion, solace
- CONFEDERATE Dictionary lookup
(noun): A person allied with others for a special purpose (frequently a bad one) - joined his confederate in secret enterprise.
Synonyms: collaborator, accomplice
(adj.): United or allied in a conspiracy - two confederate groups hurrying to their rendezvous.
- CONGENIAL Dictionary lookup
:(1) Possessing similar interests and tastes; able to get on well with others - congenial people with similar backgrounds.
- CONJECTURE Dictionary lookup
: To guess - Without facts, we can only conjecture about his guilt.
Synonyms: surmise, presume
- CONSECRATE Dictionary lookup
(1) To set apart as sacred - consecrate the battlefield with a monument to the dead heroes. Synonyms: hallow, sanctify Antonym: desecrate
(2) To devote or dedicate to some aim - consecrated his life to teaching.
- CONSENSUS Dictionary lookup
. General agreement - The consensus of the committee was that no action should be taken.
128. CONSTERNATION: Amazement; lack of courage caused by fearful prospect - The threat struck deep consternation into John.
Synonyms: dismay, bewilderment
129. CONSTRUE (noun: CONSTRUCTION): To interpret, explain the sense of, or analyze - construed the statement to his own advantage.
130. CONSUMMATE (adj.): Perfect or highly accomplished - achieved with consummate skill.
Antonyms: botched. bungled, inept
(verb): To complete, bring to perfection - consummated the deal without delay.
131. CONTEMPTUOUS: Expressive of contempt (an emotion involving anger and disgust) - cast a contemptuous look at his subordinate.
Synonyms: supercilious, scornful, disdainful, contumelious
132. CONVIVIAL: Festive; gay - a convivial party.
Synonyms: jovial, jocund, mirthful
Antonyms: lugubrious, dolorous, mirthless
133. COPIOUS: Plentiful - shed copious tears at the bad news.
Synonyms. profuse, bountiful, abundant
Antonyms: meager, scant
134. CORPULENT: Fat - corpulent due to excessive eating.
Synonyms: obese, portly
Antonyms: gaunt, lank, emaciated, peaked
135. COSMOPOLITAN (noun): One who is at home in all countries - A cosmopolitan can feel at ease anywhere in the world.
(adj.): Free from local prejudices - a world-wide traveler, cosmopolitan in tastes and attitudes.
Antonyms: parochial, provincial
136. COTERIE: A group of people joined by common interests a coterie of select friend.
137. COUNTENANCE (noun): A face - His countenance expressed his complete disgust.
- CRASS Dictionary lookup
: Coarse and stupid - displayed crass ignorance.
139. CRAVEN (noun): Coward - the deed of a craven, motivated by fear.
- CURT Dictionary lookup
: Rudely abrupt -offended by the curt response.
Synonyms: blunt, brusque, bluff
Antonyms: affable, civil
152. CYNICAL: Sneeringly distrustful of the good motives or conduct of others - belittled the hero with a cynical remark.
Synonyms: sarcastic, surly
153. DEARTH: Scarcity - a dearth of news, brought about by censorship.
Antonyms: plethora, abundance
154. DEFERENCE: Submitting to the wishes or judgment of another - yielded out of deference to the old man.
Synonyms: respect, complaisance, veneration
155. DEITY: A god -The sun was a deity to ancient peoples.
156. DELECTABLE: Very pleasing - a delectable meal, tastefully prepared.
157. DELETE: To erase or cancel, take out or remove - deletedan offensive phrase.
Synonyms: expunge, censor, efface, eradicate
158. DELINEATE: To sketch or portray - striking features, delineated by a master artist.
159. DELINQUENT (noun): An offender - found to be a delinquent by the court.
(adj.): Failing to fulfill an obligation - too many people who are delinquent in meeting their civic duties.