Difficult words starting with C-II 100 words

  1. ceremonious
    characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
  2. contiguous
    having a common boundary or edge; abutting; touching
  3. chisel
    deprive somebody of something by deceit
  4. cohort
    a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)
  5. commiserate
    to feel or express sympathy or compassion
  6. covert
    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed
  7. convulsion
    violent uncontrollable contractions of muscles
  8. coy
    showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
  9. clangor
    a loud resonant repeating noise
  10. cornucopia
    the property of being extremely abundant
  11. cerebral
    of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
  12. chafe
    become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
  13. climactic
    consisting of or causing a climax
  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 in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
  23. curmudgeon
    a crusty irascible cantankerous old 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 a canker
  30. catechism
    an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion; written as questions and answers
  31. comatose
    in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli
  32. conciliatory
    making or willing to make concessions
  33. cringe
    draw back, as with fear or pain
  34. condign
    fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment
  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
    a personal attractiveness or interestingness 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, often as if by magic
  44. clemency
    leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
  45. coin
    make up
  46. conducive
    tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
  47. cession
    the act of ceding
  48. chaff
    foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure
  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 the superiority of his or her own kind
  54. controvert
    be resistant to
  55. condescending
    (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  56. consummate
    having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
  57. condiment
    a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment
  58. carping
    persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  59. cerebration
    the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
  60. cascade
    a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
  61. cloister
    residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)
  62. checkered
    patterned with alternating squares of color
  63. comeuppance
    an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved
  64. cathartic
    emotionally purging
  65. cabal
    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
  66. censorious
    harshly critical or expressing censure
  67. cavalcade
    a procession of people traveling on horseback
  68. cue
    an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  69. curtail
    terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent
  70. cajole
    influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
  71. compunction
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  72. connubial
    of or relating to marriage or 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 based on a religious text
  79. cognizance
    having knowledge of
  80. countenance
    the appearance conveyed by a person's face
  81. caulk
    a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight
  82. cadaverous
    of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
  83. carapace
    hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles
  84. choir
    a chorus that sings as part of a religious ceremony
  85. cede
    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  86. corroborate
    give evidence for
  87. cherubic
    having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub
  88. cleave
    come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
  89. cogitate
    consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind
  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; the growing together of parts
  92. convivial
    occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
  93. commune
    communicate intimately with; be in a state of heightened, intimate receptivity
  94. coterie
    an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
  95. cordon
    a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
  96. copious
    large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)
  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 illegally or by force
  100. contraband
    distributed or sold illicitly