Difficult words starting with C-II

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  1. ceremonious
    characterized by pomp and stately display
  2. contiguous
    having a common boundary or edge
  3. chisel
    deprive somebody of something by deceit
  4. cohort
    a band of warriors
  5. commiserate
    to feel or express sympathy or compassion
  6. covert
    secret or hidden
  7. convulsion
    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
  8. coy
    showing marked and often playful evasiveness or reluctance
  9. clangor
    a loud resonant repeating noise
  10. cornucopia
    the property of being extremely abundant
  11. cerebral
    of or relating to the brain
  12. chafe
    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  13. climactic
    consisting of or causing a decisive moment
  14. cliche
    a trite or obvious remark
  15. clique
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  16. chaplain
    a clergyman ministering to some institution
  17. crabbed
    annoyed and irritable
  18. cataclysm
    a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
  19. cavalier
    given to haughty disregard of others
  20. caprice
    a sudden desire
  21. conflagration
    a very intense and uncontrolled fire
  22. concord
    a harmonious state of things and of their properties
  23. curmudgeon
    an irascible, cantankerous person full of stubborn ideas
  24. cantankerous
    stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
  25. conscientious
    characterized by extreme care and great effort
  26. culmination
    a concluding action
  27. camaraderie
    the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability
  28. clout
    (boxing) a blow with the fist
  29. canker
    become infected with an ulceration
  30. catechism
    an elementary book summarizing the principles of a religion
  31. comatose
    in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness
  32. conciliatory
    making or willing to make concessions
  33. cringe
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  34. condign
    fitting or appropriate and deserved
  35. coddle
    cook in nearly boiling water
  36. chortle
    a soft partly suppressed laugh
  37. cogent
    powerfully persuasive
  38. concur
    happen simultaneously
  39. cur
    an inferior dog or one of mixed breed
  40. charisma
    personal attractiveness that enables you to influence others
  41. complaisant
    showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others
  42. connivance
    agreement on a secret plot
  43. conjure
    summon into action or bring into existence
  44. clemency
    leniency and compassion shown toward offenders
  45. coin
    make up
  46. conducive
    tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  47. cession
    the act of surrendering possession or control
  48. chaff
    foil in thin strips
  49. consternation
    fear resulting from the awareness of danger
  50. clip
    an instance or single occasion for some event
  51. commandeer
    take arbitrarily or by force
  52. cognate
    related by blood
  53. chauvinist
    a person with a prejudiced belief in his own superiority
  54. controvert
    be resistant to
  55. condescending
    characteristic of those who treat others with arrogance
  56. consummate
    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
  57. condiment
    a preparation to enhance flavor or enjoyment
  58. carping
    persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  59. cerebration
    the process of using one's mind to consider something
  60. cascade
    a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
  61. cloister
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion
  62. checkered
    patterned with alternating squares of color
  63. comeuppance
    an outcome that is well deserved
  64. cathartic
    emotionally purging
  65. cabal
    a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue
  66. censorious
    harshly critical or expressing censure
  67. cavalcade
    a procession of people traveling on horseback
  68. cue
    a reminder for some action or speech
  69. curtail
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end
  70. cajole
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  71. compunction
    a feeling of deep regret, usually for some misdeed
  72. connubial
    relating to the relationship between a wife and husband
  73. creed
    any system of principles or beliefs
  74. countermand
    cancel officially
  75. contagion
    an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted
  76. conscript
    enroll into service compulsorily
  77. conundrum
    a difficult problem
  78. cantata
    a musical composition for voices and orchestra
  79. cognizance
    having knowledge of
  80. countenance
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  81. caulk
    a waterproof filler and sealant used in building and repair
  82. cadaverous
    of or relating to a corpse
  83. carapace
    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms
  84. choir
    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  85. cede
    give over
  86. corroborate
    give evidence for
  87. cherubic
    having a sweet nature befitting an angel
  88. cleave
    come or be in close contact with
  89. cogitate
    consider carefully and deeply
  90. carat
    a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
  91. coalition
    the union of diverse things into one body or form or group
  92. convivial
    occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
  93. commune
    communicate intimately with
  94. coterie
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  95. cordon
    a series of sentinels or posts enclosing some place or thing
  96. copious
    large in number or quantity
  97. chasm
    a deep opening in the earth's surface
  98. collected
    in full control of your faculties
  99. coup
    a sudden and decisive change of government by force
  100. contraband
    distributed or sold illicitly