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2500 GRE Most Used Words And GAT Vocabulary With Sentence

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Bog similar to a swamp but it is a collection of large stagnant water that is usually located on a higher level than what is around it Scientists put on their wading boots so that they could march up the incline to test the plant life in the bog.
Boggle To hesitate as if in fear or doubt, to baffle or confuse someone’s mind Difficult math equations and tricky logic questions were enough to boggle the minds of the students.
Bogus sham; counterfeit; not genuine The jewelry store owner was arrested for selling bogus diamonds as genuine gems
Boisterous noisy; restraint Your boisterous actions at church cannot be tolerated.
Bolster give greatly needed support, to make something stronger or bolder In order to bolster its profits, the computer company is cutting its workforce.
Bombast high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people. he was bombasting talking without any meaning
Boor an insensitive or inconsiderate individual Jack was such a boor he would not even hold a door for his mother.
Boorish crude; rude, bad-mannered, rude, or insensitive After annoying all the cocktail waitresses for two hours, the boorish drunk was finally thrown out of the bar
Bourgeois characteristic of the social middle class Although he came from a poor family, Charles always acted bourgeois when he was out with his friends.
Braggart boastful, an individual who brags a great deal Since Jim does not want to be seen as a braggart, he never talks about the expensive gifts he receives from his father.
Brash hasty rush; cheeky; saucy, assertive in an aggressive way that often comes across as unpleasant Because Anna is so brash at work, she often offends people with her aggressive personality.
Brass yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc) a brass plate on the door
Brawny well-built; strong It was easy for the brawny men to move the grand piano.
Brazen made of brass, bold and without shame In a brazen assault, the gang fired their weapons at the policeman.
Breach a violation of an agreement, opening; broken place; breaking According to the teacher-district contract, teachers who tutor their own students for money commit a breach of conduct.
Brevity the quality of expressing something in very few words; briefness The president made his points with praiseworthy brevity.
Brisk very active and quick A brisk jog helped to clear my mind.
Bristle to display indications of being angry Because my daughter is disabled, I tend to bristle when people make fun of individuals with disabilities.
Brittle easily broken Because elderly people have brittle bones, they frequently injure themselves.
Broach bring up; announce; begin to talk about, to mention a topic for debate or discussion The confused boy was afraid to broach the subject of his homosexuality to his parents.
Brobdingnagian gigantic, huge The brobdingnagian hamburger was so large that it would not fit inside my mouth for a bite
Brood the offspring or youngsters in a household unit Because my wife is pregnant, our brood will be increasing in February.
Brook to tolerate; endure, a body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream Oscar and I prefer to fish at the quiet brook because it is less crowded than the beach.
Brummagem Cheap and showy a vile Brummagem substitute for the genuine article
Brusque blunt in manner or speech to the point of harshness, unfriendly What did I do to make you so brusque with me?
Bulwark an object that acts as a shield Vaccines act as a bulwark against many childhood diseases.
Buoyant able to float; light-hearted, joyful and self-assured, When I talked to my doctor, he was buoyant about my weight loss under the new diet.a buoyant substance
Bureaucracy Government by bureaus or their administrators or officer The bureaucracy of the legislative government is delaying the passage of much needed educational funding.
Burgeon grow forth send out buds, to grow and expand rapidly As car prices go down, car dealers are expecting sales to burgeon.
Burlesque A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody The burlesque war film depicts our president as a kid playing with toy soldiers
Burnish to polish; rub to a shine I applied car polish to my Porsche repeatedly, making sure to burnish it to perfection.
Buttress something that gives support; brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it For over two centuries, the U.S. Constitution has been a buttress for the government.
Byline a line in a newspaper naming the writer of an article his byline appeared in the first issue
Cabal a scheme or plot a group of plotters, a collection of people who come together to work against something or someone A number of board members were part of the cabal that sought to remove the company founder from his position as chairman
Cacophony an unpleasant mixture of loud sounds When the actor walked into the theater, there was a cacophony of screams from the reporters.
Cadge to beg; to get by begging By flirting with the bartender, the pretty girl was able to cadge free drinks.
Cajole use flattery or deceit to persuade Using dry tuna, I was able to cajole the kitten out of the corner.
Caldron a situation characterized by instability and strong emotions, a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire. a cauldron of repressed anger
Calibrate Before weighing substances in the lab, you should calibrate the scale to make sure it’s properly balanced. The hospital pharmacist knows how important it is to calibrate the IV medications correctly.
Calipers metal supports attached to the legs measuring instrument I have buy new calipers
Calisthenics simple exercises that are performed by people to stay fit but don’t require the use of equipment The pool calisthenics program allows those wanting to lose weight to burn calories through water based exercises
Callow immature, lacking in life experience Since the callow baker was new to cake decorating, she did not know how to properly frost the multi-layer cake.
Calumny slander; aspersion, a false statement made to damage someone’s reputation The editor refused to publish the calumny that could possibly destroy the politician’s career.
Candid frank; straight-forward Because the politician made a candid speech, he earned the respect of the voters.
Candor the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression The politician’s candor and honesty made him the favorite candidate in the election.
Canonical according to or ordered by canon law the canonical rites of the Roman Church
Cant insincere talk/jargon, the unique vocabulary used by a specific group of people The older woman did not understand the modern cant spoken by her grandchildren.
Cantankerous bad-tempered/quarrelsome Although Jenna’s father can be quite cantankerous at times, he will do anything to make her happy.
Canvass discuss thoroughly sort of touting, to seek out support from people Because my aunt is active in politics, she never fails to canvass her neighborhood in support of her favorite candidates.
Capacious having the ability to hold a great amount When Janet bought a capacious home, she was finally able to use all the furniture she had been keeping in storage.
Capitulate to give in; to surrender under certain terms If Henry does not capitulate and turn himself in to authorities, he will spend the rest of his life running.
Caprices a sudden and unaccountable change of mood or behaviour. her caprices made his life impossible
Cardinal fundamental; of the greatest importance The judge explained, “The cardinal action for any plaintiff in a lawsuit is to bring evidence to court.”
Caret sign a mark (‸, ⁁) placed below the line to indicate a proposed insertion in a text
Carping having the tendency to complain or criticize My carping mother-in-law is constantly criticizing my housekeeping skills.
Carrion flesh of a deceased animal My sister is a strict vegetarian who refuses to eat carrion.
Cartographer an individual who specializes in the creation of maps The cartographer decided to fly over the area before creating a geographical representation of the terrain.
Castigate to chastise; correct by punishing My mother was a cruel woman who never missed an opportunity to castigate my father
Castigation severe punishment, to criticize someone or something severely My mother was a cruel woman who never missed an opportunity to castigate my father.
Cataclysmic (of a natural event) large-scale and violent a cataclysmic earthquake
Catalyst substance that causes speeding up The enzyme was the catalyst that triggered the chemical reaction.
Catharsis the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions music is a means of catharsis for them
Caucus a gathering of individuals who come together to work for a shared objective – generally political in nature I wonder what names will come up as possible presidential candidates during next month’s electoral caucus.
Caulk a waterproof filler and sealant, used in building work and repairs use silicone caulk to ensure that you have an all-season moisture seal
Caustic biting sarcastic Because my uncle was a mean man, he took pleasure in making caustic statements to people.
Cavalcade a procession, a procession of things, usually related to movement he parade will be brought to a close by a group of veterans driving a cavalcade of antique vehicles.
Cavern a large cave or chamber Because it was so dark inside the cavern, the hikers couldn’t see the bats hanging from the top of the cave.
Celerity quickness of motion; speed The slave will be punished if his celerity is not fast enough for his master.
Censorious extremely critical Although I found the painting very unappealing, I smiled at the artist and kept my censorious thoughts to myself.
Censure expression of blame or disapproval a rebuke The tardy fireman is going to be given a censure by his commander.
Centrifuge a piece of machinery that spins rapidly in order to create a force which separates substances In the nuclear plants, scientists take every precaution as they separate uranium in a centrifuge.
Centurion leader of a unit of 100 soldiers The Roman centurion lead his group of one hundred soldiers into battle.
Cerebral involving the brain or intellect Because of Adam’s intellectual sense of humor, he is the only one who ever laughs at his cerebral jokes.
Certitude the condition of being certain or sure about something Unfortunately, the witness could not describe her attacker’s face with certitude.
Cessation the termination of something Since the bad weather has caused a temporary building cessation, the office building will not be completed on time.
Chagrin vexation, a feeling of being frustrated or annoyed because of failure or disappointment Much to my chagrin, I failed my math test.
Chantey, shanty  a portable shed placed on a frozen lake Sea The river’s edge was covered with shanty after shanty, build by gypsies who decided to stick around for a while.
Charlatan a person who falsely pretends to know or be something in order to deceive people The charlatan pretended to be a doctor so he could go into the hospital and steal prescription drugs.
Charter a government-issued document that provides a group or individual with certain rights The king’s charter gave the colonists the right to set up residence in the new world.
Chary cautious; wary, worry about doing something While Tim has plans to leave college, he is chary about telling his parents of his decision.
Chaste pure, wholesome; pure in thought Because I am very religious, I told my boyfriend we could do nothing more than exchange chaste kisses.
Chastened corrected punished, When I was a child, my parents would chasten me by taking all of my toys.
Chastisement punishment If you bully someone in Mrs. Marshall’s class, she will chastise you and keep you after school.
Chauvinist a blindly devoted patriot a chauvinist rejection of foreign interference
Chicane deception, a sharp double bend created to form an obstacle on a motor-racing track or a road the Austrian’s car flew out of control and spun across the chicane
Chicanery legal trickery/false argument You can smell the chicanery from a dishonest politician.
Chimerical wildly fanciful or imaginative The company was fined when the government discovered it had used chimerical data to get approval for its new drug.
Chisel steel tool for shaping materials A chisel is a bladed tool with a handle that is hammered into a solid material like stone or ice to break off pieces of it.
Choleric easily irritated; grumpy The choleric baby would not stop crying.
Chorales a stately hymn tune, especially one associated with the German Lutheran Church Chorales is associated with german
Chortle loud chuckle of pleasure or amusement As Santa Claus listened to the little boy’s joke, he started to chortle in amusement.
Chronic appearing for a lengthy period of time My anxiety disorder causes me to be a chronic worrier.
Chronicler a person who writes accounts of important or historical events a chronicler of 18th-century American life
Churl bad-tempered person He was the churl with kaleidoscope eyes.
Churlish (adj) boorish, rude; impolite Although Ms. X is a beautiful and talented actress, she has a reputation for being churlish and difficult to get along with.
Circuitous not said or done simply or clearly My boss asked me to simplify the circuitous language for the average reader.
Circumlocution the use of too many words to say something, especially in order to avoid saying something clearly The con man tried to use circumlocution to avoid explaining his real intentions to the wealthy couple.
Circumscribe to limit the range or scope of something to a particular degree When my husband drinks too much, I hide his car keys to circumscribe his capacity to drive.
Circumspect to think carefully before doing or saying anything, in order to avoid risks or consequences; cautious In this day and age, you need to be circumspect about giving out too much personal information on the internet.
Circumvent to avoid or get around something; to bypass If we do not find a way to circumvent this problem, we will not be able to finish the project.
Clairvoyant able to see beyond the range of ordinary observation The psychic’s clairvoyant abilities allowed her to see into the future.
Clamor shout complain with a lot of noise As soon as the people learn about the little boy’s murder, they are going to clamor for justice.
Clandestine done in an unobtrusive manner to avoid detection We waited until after our parents went to sleep to have our clandestine meeting about their surprise party.
Clemency a decision not to punish someone severely The killer’s wife begged the judge to give her husband clemency so he would be out of prison before she died.
Cliché a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought that old cliché ‘a woman’s place is in the home’
Clientele customers If we don’t treat our clientele well, they won’t return to our store.
Clinch come to grips/settle conclusively They can clinch a wild card with a victory or tie.
Cling to resist separation, hold tightly Eric does not like to swim while wearing an undershirt because wet clothes cling to his body.
Cloistered to isolate from others Although the girl was quite shy, she tried hard to not cloister herself in the corner at parties.
Clot half-solid lump formed from liquid a blood clot
Cloture closing device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting There was a call for cloture on the discussion so voting could begin.
Clumsy awkward in movement or handling, prone to accidents or mistakes I would never trust someone who is clumsy as a surgeon, since such a career requires finesse and precision.
Coagulant a substance that causes blood or another liquid to coagulate an injection of blood coagulant
Coagulation change to a thick and solid state a supplement that inhibits blood coagulation
Coalescing coming together and uniting into one substance, to join into a single mass Olivia stared into the distance and concentrated, hoping that all her random thoughts would somehow coalesce into one brilliant idea.
Coax get somebody to do something by kindness My sister tried to coax me to do her chores by offering me money.
Coda passage that completes a piece of music the first movement ends with a fortissimo coda
Coddle treat with care and tenderness Our teacher was very fair in that she would neither coddle nor chastise her students.
Coerce compel to force to make obedient, to make someone do something by using force or threats The bully tried to coerce the small kids into giving him their lunch money.
Coeval of the same period; coexisting Since my sister and I are twins, we have coeval birthdays.
Cogent strong; convincing Because the child was so young, I worked hard to give her cogent answers to her questions.
Cogitate think deeply mediate, to think hard about; to consider If you cogitate on your destiny for too long, you will miss out on your life.
Cognition the mental courses by which one obtains knowledge through experiences and thoughts In the car accident, Steve acquired a head injury that affected his cognition and prevented him from learning new things.
Cognizant being fully aware of, knowledgeable of something, especially through personal experience Because I have been on a tight budget for two years, I am very cognizant of the importance of using coupons to get the best deals.
Coherent logical and clear If you can’t explain this concept in a more coherent way, I will never be able to understand it.
Cohort a group or band of people a cohort of civil servants patiently drafting legislation”
Colander bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water use colander to drain water
Collage an artistic creation made by sticking many different things together Creating a collage out of all her childhood pictures, Jaleesa used her artistic ability helped her make the perfect mother’s gift.
Collate to put information in a specific order The software program allows people to collate their photographs by dates.
Colloquial involving or using conversation, casual and conversational language Because a job interview is such a serious event, one should not speak to the interviewer in a colloquial tone.
Collusion secret agreement for a deceitful purpose, a private agreement for a dishonest purpose Under the collusion between the crooked cops and the drug dealers, the officers receive fifteen percent of the drug profits.
Combustion process of burning The combustion of leaves can lead to a forest fire if not handled properly.
Comeliness attractiveness; beauty Although she has the comeliness of a model, the short beauty queen is too petite for a runway.
Commemorate keep the memory of The general will commemorate the soldier’s act of heroism by presenting him with a medal
Commensurate in proportion; equal A punishment of 10 years in prison with hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread is not commensurate with the crime.
Commingle mix; blend the part of the brain where the senses commingle
Commodious having plenty of space for what is needed I finally found an inexpensive hotel with rooms that are commodious enough for the whole family.
Commuter person who travels regularly As a commuter in the summertime, Rose made sure she drove a car with a working air conditioner.
Complacent pleased; overly content I am rightfully not complacent with low quality service.
Complaisance marked by an inclination to please or oblige Marsha’s complaisant character made her the perfect servant.
Complaisant trying to please; obliging Marsha’s complaisant character made her the perfect servant.
Compliant observing the requirements and rules,  willing to do what someone wants My friend recently bought a shock collar to make her dog more compliant.
Composure peace of mind When Jane’s wedding dress ripped, she kept her composure and walked down the aisle with her head held high.
Compunction feeling of regret for one’s action, anxiety arising from awareness of guilt The serial killer showed no compunction when his guilty verdict was announced.
Concatenation taking two separately located things and placing them side by side so that they become two things The student’s concatenation of the words ‘air’ and ‘plane’ formed the word airplane.
Conceal hide keep secret Did Mary really think she could conceal her affair from her husband?
Concede to admit something is true or to admit defeat in a contest Since he was trailing behind, the politician decided to concede the election to his opponent.
Conceit over-high opinion of too much pride The conceited man would not stop talking about himself.
Conciliate make calm and content; placate Before mediating between the two parties, the judge attempted to conciliate the plaintiff to prevent unnecessary litigatio
Conciliatory reconciling; soothing; comforting; mollifying The mediator made a conciliatory statement which helped the two parties find common ground.
Concise short The concise exam was greatly appreciated by the exhausted students who had studied all night for the test
Concoct invent, prepare by mixing together, to make something using cleverness or ability Using only his cellphone, the talented filmmaker was able to concoct a wonderful film that won several awards.
Concord agreement or harmony The war will end when the two countries reach a concord on the disputed territory that aligns their borders.
Concur agree in opinion happen together With no other facts on hand, I can only concur with your statement.
Condense increase in density strength make laconic Beat egg yolks until thick; combine with sweetened condensed milk.
Condescend show that one feels superior; be patronizing take care not to condescend to your reader
Condone forgive Good police officers will not condone speeding.
Conduce To bring about nothing would conduce more to the unity of the nation
Confidential intended to be kept secre he dropped his voice to a confidential whisper
Confine keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of (space, scope, or time) within the confines of the hall escape was difficult
Conflagration conflict or war It seems as though the conflagration in the Middle East has been going on for centuries.
Conflate to blend two or more things into one whole The scientist tried to conflate the two chemicals, but they exploded instead of blending.
Confound to mix up or confuse If the nurse does not read the labels, she will confound the medications and possibly harm patients.
Confrontation a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties a confrontation with the legislature
Congeal make or become stiff and solid, to change from a liquid to solid state They refrigerated the liquid gelatin so it would congeal before they ate it.
Congenital existing since birth Her deafness was considered congenital because she was born without hearing.
Congruent matching in type or makeup Eating five chocolate bars is not congruent with your plan for losing weight.
Conifer tree a tree which bears cones and needle-like or scale-like leaves that are typically evergreen
Conjecture an opinion or idea formed without proof or sufficient evidence The jury rejected the attorney’s conjecture about the defendant’s motive because of a lack of evidence.
Conjoin to join together Wedding ceremonies serve to conjoin two separate families.
Conjure to bring into existence, sometimes by magic The magician was able to conjure a rabbit out of his empty top hat.
Conniving discreetly working to complete a dishonest task Alan’s wife is a conniving woman who only married him for his money.v
Connoisseur a person with good judgement (e.g.. in art) Because the psychologist talks to many individuals, she considers herself to be a connoisseur of people and their relationships.
Connotation suggestion in addition to No matter how you look at it, the word lucky will always have a positive connotation.
Connote Suggest or imply in addition to the precise, literal meaning, to imply something in addition to what is apparent A yellow flag on the football field is meant to connote a penalty during the game.
Conscript One who is compulsorily enrolled, often into a military service; a draftee. they were conscripted into the army
Consecrate To declare, or otherwise make something holy. the monks will consecrate the temple as a house of worship.
Consensus general agreement about something Fortunately for homeowners, a consensus has not been reached in favor of a property tax increase.
Consequential pompous self important, significant; important The partial footprint was consequential in solving the case.
Consign to pass something to another individual so the item can be sold Ginger is going to consign her jewelry to a well-known auction house.
Console give comfort or sympathy to I tried to console my best friend when her husband died.
Conspicuous easily seen remarkable, very easy to notice Standing beside the skinny models, the fat girl looked very conspicuous.
Conspire to make covert plans to perform an illegal or bad deed The students have decided to conspire to steal the test answers.
Consternation surprise and fear; dismay,
a feeling of worry, shock, or fear – often happens when something unexpected happens
I sleep in consternation not knowing where my keys are.
Constrain compel, to restrict, limit or hold back Dave purchased a play pen to constrain his energetic puppy while he was at work.
Constrict make tight or smaller, to narrow or reduce Because I am allergic to peanuts, any contact makes my throat constrict.
Consume get to the end of people consume a good deal of sugar in drinks”
Consummate perfect/make; perfect/complete All the directors wanted to work with Cary because he was a consummate actor who never forgot his lines.
Contemn to scorn or despise If my ex-boyfriend decides to contemn me at the party, I will treat him with the same disdain.
Contemporary quite recent While young people tend to prefer contemporary music, the older generation prefers to listen to music from the 1970’s and the 1980’s.
Contend to argue or challenge Many of the politicians who are opposing the bill contend it will harm the middle class.
Contention a dispute between groups or individuals Does anyone know the point of contention that started the fight between Jim and Bob?
Contentious argumentative pugnacious combative quarrelsome The author wrote a contentious novel which caused a great deal of unrest.
Contiguous touching neighboring near Having a balcony that is contiguous to my bedroom allows me to view the sunrise from my bed.
Contingent depending on whether or not something else occurs The job offer was contingent upon the return of a clean background review.
Contrite filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing The local news was noticeably contrite and apologized to viewers for the countless on-air technical difficulties.
Contrition the state of feeling remorseful and penitent, remorse to show contrition for his crime he offered to do community service
Contumacious insubordinate rebellious, rebellious against laws or those in authority Because the contumacious student refused to obey the principal’s instructions, he was suspended from school.
Contusion a region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise. a dark contusion on his cheek was beginning to swell
Conundrum a riddle dilemma enigma Trying to solve this conundrum is really making my head hurt.
Conventional describing the standard or the norm In many cultures, a handshake is a conventional greeting exchanged between people meeting for the first time.
Conviction convincing firm belief He had such a lack of conviction of his suitability for the job that he skipped the interview entirely.
Convoke call together summon The chairman decided to convoke a meeting to discuss the company’s budget issue.
Convoluted complicated;coiled; twisted, extremely complex and difficult to follow My head began to hurt as I listened to the professor’s convoluted speech.
Cordial warm and sincere If you treat people in a cordial manner, they will treat you well also.
Cordon line (of police acting as a guard), to create a barrier around or from something Since children could get injured on playgrounds, it is essential to cordon off a playground so they don’t have access to it through the fence.
Cornucopia abundant supply The gigantic farmer’s market has a cornucopia of fresh foods.
Corporeal physical of or for the body As Jack reached for the ghost, he realized it was not corporeal when his hands went straight through the shape.
Corpulent having a large bulky body After overeating for months, the skinny girl became somewhat corpulent.
Corpuscle a minute body or cell in an organism, especially a red or white cell in the blood of vertebrates these subparticles at the centre of an antimony corpuscle are fluid and volatile
Correlate have a mutual relation Over the years, scientists have proven that smoking does indeed correlate with cancer.
Corroborate to strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain I prayed my friend would corroborate the lie I told my parents!
Corroboration additional strengthening evidence, evidence which confirms or supports a statement, theory, or finding; confirmation. there is no independent corroboration for this
Corrugated To wrinkle, to fold into parallel folds, grooves or ridges. The roof was made of corrugated material so the rain could flow down easily.
Coruscate sparkle, to give off flashes of light the diamonds began to coruscate in the bright light.
Coterie a group of individuals who hang out together for a certain reason Our coterie of girls always sits at the best table in the school cafeteria.
Countenance a person’s face or facial expression Even though Janet is a very young woman, her rough countenance makes her appear much older.
Counterfeit forgery, a fake version of an original item The man was arrested for making counterfeit money.
Countervail counterbalance the dominance of the party was mediated by a number of countervailing factors
Covert disguised, hidden or secret The spy went to great lengths to make sure his enemies would not discover his covert plans.
Covet to greatly desire something you lack In the book by Dickens, the miser did nothing but covet money.
Covetous eagerly desirous While I ate, my covetous dog eyed my every bite.
Cower crouch shrink back, to crouch as in fear or shame I can always count on my cat to cower in the corner whenever I turn on the vacuum cleaner.
Coy shy/modest (especially of a girl) From behind her fan, the young woman gave her suitor a coy smile.
Crass without refinement or sensitivity; gross. stupid, vulgar, insensitive If you don’t want to hear crass comments about the way you dress, don’t wear that outfit to the night club.
Cravat piece of linen worn as a necktie, A tie you are wearing beautiful cravat
Crave to feel a powerful desire for something While trying to cut out sweets from her diet, Belle began to desperately crave cake and other sweets.
Craven, cowardly cowardly, Lack of courage My husband James proves he is not craven every time he runs into a burning building to save a stranger.
Crease line made by crushing white line on the ground in cricket he sank into the chair, careful not to crease his dinner jacket
Credible believable; trustworthy As a member of the jury, I didn’t find the witness testimony credible so I disregarded it.
Creditable deserving of praise Although Ellen didn’t win the singing competition, her efforts were creditable enough to earn her a recording contract.
Credulity too great a readiness to believe things Because my brother is a credulous consumer, he is a salesperson’s dream.
Credulous ready to believe things Because my brother is a credulous consumer, he is a salesperson’s dream.
Crepuscular resembling or relating to twilight, active insects in twilight At sunset, the entomologists study the crepuscular insects as they move across the beach.
Cringe to shrink or flinch, as in fear, disgust or embarrassment Because I’m afraid of the dentist, I cringe every time I get my teeth cleaned.
Crockery plates, dishes, cups, and other similar items, especially ones made of earthenware or china plates, dishes, cups, we buyed crickery
Crush press lose shape subdue overwhelm Simply crush aspirin and add the powder to your shampoo if you want to cure your dandruff.
Cryptic secret with a hidden meaning Younger children will find it hard to understand the cryptic directions that go along with the chemistry set.
Cues a signal (as a word, a gesture, or phrase) for somebody to do something she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais
Culpable guilty; deserving blame The judge found the man culpable of the crime and sentenced him to life in prison.
Cumbersome burdensome; heavy and awkward to carry The cumbersome box was too big for the shopping cart.
Curb something that holds back or limits Popping a small piece of candy into your mouth would curb your hunger but only temporarily.
Curmudgeon bad-tempered person My neighbor is a curmudgeon who keeps the soccer balls that accidentally come into his yard.
Curriculum course of study While Sarah was being homeschooled, her mother decided what should be included in the math curriculum.
Cursory quick; hurried After doing a cursory head count, Claire realized that two of the campers were not in their tents.
Curtail make shorter then was planned, to limit something Until the celebrity’s stalker is caught, we will curtail her public appearances.
Cynical distrustful of human nature and motives Helen is a cynical woman who does not trust anyone.
Dabble to casually participate or have an interest in an activity, immerse (one’s hands or feet) partially in water and move them around gently Feeling bored and out of place at the casino, I decided to dabble in a game of poker.
Daguerreotype a photograph taken by an early photographic process employing an iodine-sensitized silvered plate and mercury vapour. My grandfather photo do by Daguerreotype
Dainty pretty/delicate(food)/difficult to please The dainty precious tea cups were so beautiful to behold.

 

 

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