1. cords cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth
  2. key word a significant word used in indexing or cataloging
  3. skywards toward the sky
  4. cards a game played with playing cards
  5. words language that is spoken or written
  6. seawards in the direction of the sea
  7. cowardice the trait of lacking courage
  8. Gordius legendary king of ancient Phrygia who was said to be responsible for the Gordian knot
  9. Cortes Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
  10. backwards in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
  11. Choriotis Australian bustard
  12. keratosis a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin
  13. collards kale that has smooth leaves
  14. Richards English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
  15. get worse deteriorate in health
  16. Carduus genus of annual or perennial Old World prickly thistles
  17. Korda British filmmaker (born in Hungary) (1893-1956)
  18. Cortez Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)
  19. cardhouse an unstable construction with playing cards
  20. guardhouse a military facility that serves as the headquarters for military police and in which military prisoners can be detained