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- CANTANKEROUS: Ill-natured; quarrelsome – showed a cantankerous and sullen disposition.
Synonyms: petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful.
Antonyms: amiable, affable, equable.
- CAPRICIOUS: 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: Quick to find fault about trifles- a captious critic pouncing on slight laws. Synonyms: hypercritical, carping, carviling, censorious.
- CARICATURE: 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.
- CASTIGATE: To punish or criticize severely – castigated for using improper language. Synonyms: reprove, upbraid, reprehend, censure, reprimand, chasten.
Antonyms: commend, eulogize, laud.
- CELESTIAL: Pertaining to the sky; heavenly-a celestial pageant of bright stars.
Synonyms: ethereal; (noun) firmament.
- CHAUVINIST. An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country.
- CHICANERY: Trickery, deception,- practised chicanery all his shady dealings.
Synonyms: duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge.
- CHRONIC: Continuing a long time; habitual-a. chronic complaint, persisting for years. Synonyms: persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant.
Antonyms: intermittent, sporadic, infrequent.
- CIRCUMSPECT: Cautious – looked about him circumspectly.
Synonyms: prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary.
Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foothardy, temerarious, headstrong.
- CIRCUMVENT: 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: (1) Of or having to do with citizens or the state – civil duties as well as civil liberties. 2) Polite, courteous – answered in a civil fashion.
Synonyms: respectful, gracious.
- CLAMOROUS: Loud and noisy – a clamorous outburst the crowd outside.
Synonyms: vociferous, obstreperous, blatant, raucous, strident.
Antonyms: muted, quiet.
- CLANDESTINE: Secret; stealthy – a clandestine meeting known only to a few.
Synonyms: furtive, covert, surreptitious.
Antonyms: overt, manifest, above-board.
- CLEMENT: Merciful; gentle – a clement judge who tempered justice with leniency. Synonyms: compassionate, forbearing.
Antonyms: relentless, ruthless.
- COALITION (verb: COALESCE): Alliance; merging of various units into one unit – three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.
Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion.
- COERCION: 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: Having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason – persuaded by cogent arguments.
- COLLUSION: Working together secretly for an evil purpose – acted in collusion to overthrow the government.
Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination.
- COMMODIOUS: Roomy – a commodious apartment.
Synonyms: spacious, capacious, ample.
- COMPATIBLE: Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible.
Synonyms: congruous, consistent.
Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible.
- COMPENDIUM (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: Payment for services – just compensation for his labor.
Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument.
- COMPLACENT: Self-satisfied – looked on his own performance with a complacent smile. Synonym: smug.
- COMPUNCTION: Regret for wrongdoing – displayed slight compunction for his misdeed. Synonyms: contrition, penitence, atonement, remorse, qualm.
- CONCEDE: To yield; to admit as true; to grant – conceded victory to a superior force. Synonyms: acquiesce, capitulate.
- CONDIGN: Well-deserved (applied chiefly to punishment) – received condign punishment for his crime.
- 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.