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  1. consternation sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion
  2. conspicuous consumption buying expensive services and products in order to flaunt your wealth
  3. counterdemonstration a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration
  4. alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  5. reconsideration thinking again about a choice previously made
  6. inconsideration the quality of failing to be considerate of others
  7. Swiss Confederation a landlocked federal republic in central Europe
  8. consideration the process of giving careful thought to something
  9. concentration the spatial property of being crowded together
  10. consumer research marketing research that yields information about the motives and needs of different classes of consumers
  11. genetic constitution the particular alleles at specified loci present in an organism
  12. Carter administration the executive under President Carter
  13. consubstantiation the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine
  14. consumer finance company a finance company that makes loans to people who have trouble getting a bank loan
  15. consecration sanctification of something by dedicating it to God
  16. Articles of Confederation a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens
  17. misconstruction a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions (often deliberately)
  18. consecutive operation the sequential execution of operations one after another
  19. economic consumption (economics) the utilization of economic goods to satisfy needs or in manufacturing
  20. molar concentration concentration measured by the number of moles of solute per liter of solution