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Section 3: Letter C. c c c in this case is the written abbreviation
of cent. A fractional monetary unit of several countries. We haven't got a cent.
cabinet c . a . b . i . n . e . t . cabinet. cabinet means a piece of furniture resembling
a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers. A medicine cabinet.
cable c . a . b . l . e . cable. cable means a telegram sent abroad. A 10000 volt cable.
cake c . a . k . e . cake. cake means a soft sweet food made from or based on a mixture
of flour and sugar and eggs. A chocolate cake. calculate c . a . l . c . u . l . a . t . e
. calculate. calculate means make a mathematical calculation or computation. We haven't really
calculated the cost of the vacation yet. calculation c . a . l . c . u . l . a . t
. i . o . n . calculation. calculation means the procedure of calculating. The calculation
of their assets. call c . a . l . l . call. call means a telephone
connection. He placed a phone call to London. be called be called. be called means given
or having a specified name. A building in Cardiff is called the Temple of Peace.
calm c . a . l . m . calm. calm means not agitated; without losing self-possession.
Spoke in a calm voice calmly c . a . l . m . l . y . calmly. calmly
means with self-possession. He spoke calmly to the rioting students.
camera c . a . m . e . r . a . camera. camera means equipment for taking photographs. They
make a video with their camera. camp c . a . m . p . camp. camp means temporary
living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers. Live in or as if in a tent.
Wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling. Can we go camping again this summer?
campaign c . a . m . p . a . i . g . n . campaign. campaign means a series of actions advancing
a principle or tending toward a particular end. He supported populist campaigns.
can c . a . n . can. can means it is possible for somebody or something to do something.
Airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint. Can you call back tomorrow?
cannot c . a . n . n . o . t . cannot. cannot is a negative form of can. Mrs. Armstrong
regrets that she cannot accept your kind invitation. could c . o . u . l . d . could. could is
used as the past tense of can to say what someone was able to do in the past. By the
time she was eight, she could read Greek and Latin.
cancel c . a . n . c . e . l . cancel. cancel means postpone indefinitely or annul something
that was scheduled. We had to cancel our vacation plans.
cancer c . a . n . c . e . r . cancer. cancer means any malignant growth or tumor caused
by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. The cancer has spread to his stomach.
candidate c . a . n . d . i . d . a . t . e . candidate. candidate means a politician
who is running for public office. A presidential candidate.
candy c . a . n . d . y . candy. candy means a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often
combined with fruit or nuts. A box of candies. cap c . a . p . cap. cap means a tight-fitting
headdress. A school cap. capable c . a . p . a . b . l . e . capable.
capable means having capacity or ability. Capable of walking on two feet.
capacity c . a . p . a . c . i . t . y . capacity. capacity means ability to perform or produce.
The capacity of a metal to be fused. capital c . a . p . i . t . a . l . capital.
capital means the most important town or city of a country. Cairo is the capital of Egypt.
captain c . a . p . t . a . i . n . captain. captain means an officer holding a rank below
a major but above a lieutenant. The captain gave the order to abandon ship.
capture c . a . p . t . u . r . e . capture. capture means succeed in representing or expressing
something intangible. Capture the essence of Spring.
car c . a . r . car. car means a motor vehicle with four wheels. He needs a car to get to
work. card c . a . r . d . card. card means one
of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games
or for telling fortunes. He collected cards and traded them with the other boys.
care c . a . r . e . care. care means the work of providing treatment for or attending
to someone or something. Feel concern or interest. The old car needs constant care. I really
care about my work. take care take care. take care means be careful,
prudent, or watchful. Take care when you cross the street!
care for care for. care for means provide treatment for. The nurses cared for the bomb
victims. career c . a . r . e . e . r . career. career
means the general progression of your working or professional life. He had a long career
in the law. careful c . a . r . e . f . u . l . careful.
careful means exercising caution or showing care or attention. They were careful when
crossing the busy street. carefully c . a . r . e . f . u . l . l . y
. carefully. carefully means taking care or paying attention. They watched carefully.
careless c . a . r . e . l . e . s . s . careless. careless means marked by lack of attention
or consideration or forethought or thoroughness. It was a careless mistake.
carelessly c . a . r . e . l . e . s . s . l . y . carelessly. carelessly means without
care or concern. Carelessly raised the children's hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment.
carpet c . a . r . p . e . t . carpet. carpet means floor covering consisting of a piece
of thick heavy fabric. My bedroom carpet is green.
carrot c . a . r . r . o . t . carrot. carrot means deep orange edible root of the cultivated
carrot plant. A pound of carrots. carry c . a . r . r . y . carry. carry means
move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body. You must
carry your camping gear. case c . a . s . e . case. case means an occurrence
of something. It was a case of bad judgment. in case in case. in case means if there happens
to be need. I have money, just in case. cash c . a . s . h . cash. cash means money
in the form of bills or coins. There is a desperate shortage of hard cash.
cast c . a . s . t . cast. cast means the actors in a play. Put or send forth. Cast
a spell. castle c . a . s . t . l . e . castle. castle
means a large and stately mansion. A medieval castle.
cat c . a . t . cat. cat means feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability
to roar. The big cats. catch c . a . t . c . h . . catch. catch means
discover or come upon accidentally. perceive with the senses quickly. She caught her son
eating candy. category c . a . t . e . g . o . r . y . category.
category means a collection of things sharing a common attribute. There are two classes
of detergents. cause c . a . u . s . e . cause. cause means
events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something. Give rise to.
They are trying to determine the cause of the crash. Cause a commotion.
CD C . D . CD. CD means a digitally encoded recording on an optical disk that is smaller
than a phonograph record. He bought the CD after hearing 10-second clips of each of the
songs on the Internet. cease c . e . a . s . e . cease. cease means
at one o'clock the rain had ceased. At one o'clock the rain had ceased.
ceiling c . e . i . l . i . n . g . ceiling. ceiling means the overhead upper surface of
a room. He hated painting the ceiling. celebrate c . e . l . e . b . r . a . t . e
. celebrate. celebrate means celebrate, as of holidays or rites. Celebrate Christmas.
celebration c . e . l . e . b . r . a . t . i . o . n . celebration. celebration means
a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event.the celebration of
marriage. cell c . e . l . l . cell. cell means any
small compartment. The cells of a honeycomb. cell phone
cell phone. cell phone means is an electronic telecommunications device with the same basic
capability as a conventional fixed line telephone. He has bought a new cell phone.
cent c . e . n . t . cent. cent means a fractional monetary unit of several countries. We haven't
got a cent. center c . e . n . t . e . r . center. center
means an area that is approximately central within some larger region. It is in the center
of town. cm c . m . cm. cm is the written abbreviation
for centimetre or centimetres. A metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter.
He has grown 3 cm this year. central c . e . n . t . r . a . l . central.
central means serving as an essential component. The central cause of the problem.
century c . e . n . t . u . r . y . century. century means a period of 100 years. Solid
blocks of tea were used as currency in Siberia until the 19th century.
ceremony c . e . r . e . m . o . n . y . ceremony. Ceremony means a formal event performed on
a special occasion. A ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor.
certain c . e . r . t . a . i . n . certain. certain means having or feeling no doubt or
uncertainty. Felt certain of success. certainly c . e . r . t . a . i . n . l . y
. certainly. certainly means definitely or positively. The results are certainly encouraging.
uncertain u . n . c . e . r . t . a . i . n . uncertain. uncertain means in an unsteady
manner. The wounded soldier was swinging uncertainly on his legs.
certificate c . e . r . t . i . f . i . c . a . t . e . certificate. certificate means
an official document that you receive when you have completed a course of study or training.
He held several valuable certificate. chain c . h . a . i . n . chain. chain means
a series of things depending on each other as if linked together. The chain of command.
chair c . h . a . i . r . chair. chair means a seat for one person. He put his coat over
the back of the chair and sat down. chairman c . h . a . i . r . m . a . n . chairman.
chairman means the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization. Address your
remarks to the chairman. challenge c . h . a . l . l . e . n . g . e
. challenge. challenge means a demanding or stimulating situation. They reacted irrationally
to the challenge of Russian power. chamber c . h . a . m . b . e . r . chamber.
chamber means a natural or artificial enclosed space. The members left the council chamber.
chance c . h . a . n . c . e . chance. chance means a possibility due to a favorable combination
of circumstances. Now is your chance. change c . h . a . n . g . e . change. change
means an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another.
The change was intended to increase sales. channel c . h . a . n . n . e . l . channel.
channel means a television station and its programs. A satellite TV channel.
chapter c . h . a . p . t . e . r . chapter. chapter means a subdivision of a written work.
He read a chapter every night before falling asleep.
character c . h . a . r . a . c . t . e . r . character. character means an imaginary
person represented in a work of fiction. She is the main character in the novel.
characteristic c . h . a . r . a . c . t . e . r . i . s . t . i .c. characteristic. characteristic
means a prominent aspect of something. Generosity is one of his best characteristics.
charge c . h . a . r . g . e . charge. charge means a pleading describing some wrong or
offense. He was arrested on a charge of larceny. in charge of in charge of. in charge of means
having responsibility for. The officer in charge of the investigation.
charity c . h . a . r . i . t . y . charity. charity means a foundation created to promote
the public good. Many charities sent money to help the victims of the famine.
chart c . h . a . r . t . chart. chart means a visual display of information. Make a chart
of.chart the territory. chase c . h . a . s . e . chase. chase means
go after with the intent to catch. The policeman chased the mugger down the alley.
chat c . h . a . t . chat. chat means an informal conversation. Talk socially without exchanging
too much information. I was chatting to him the other day.
cheap c . h . e . a . p . cheap. cheap means relatively low in price or charging low prices.
It would have been cheap at twice the price cheaply c . h . e . a . p . l . y . cheaply.
cheaply means in a cheap manner. A cheaply dressed woman approached him in the bar.
cheat c . h . e . a . t . cheat. cheat means deprive somebody of something by deceit. Someone
who leads you to believe something that is not true. We were cheated by their clever-sounding
scheme. check c . h . e . c . k .. check. check means
a written order directing a bank to pay money. He paid all his bills by check.
cheek c . h . e . e . k . cheek. cheek means either side of the face below the eyes. He
kissed her on both cheeks. cheerful c . h . e . e . r . f . u . l . cheerful.
cheerful means being full of or promoting cheer. As cheerful as anyone confined to a
hospital bed could be. cheerfully c . h . e . e . r . f . u . l . l
. y . cheerfully. cheerfully means in a cheerful manner. He cheerfully agreed to do it.
cheese c . h . e . e . s . e . cheese. cheese means a solid food prepared from the pressed
curd of milk. A cheese sandwich. chemical c . h . e . m . i . c . a . l . chemical.
chemical means produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules. Relating
to or used in chemistry. Chemical engineer. chemist c . h . e . m . i . s . t . chemist.
chemist means a scientist who specializes in chemistry. You can obtain the product from
all good chemists. chemistry c . h . e . m . i . s . t . r . y
. chemistry. chemistry means the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition
of substances and their properties and reactions. A degree in chemistry.
chest c . h . e . s . t . chest. chest means box with a lid; used for storage; usually
large and sturdy. A treasure chest. chew c . h . e . w . chew. chew means to bite
food into small pieces in your mouth with your teeth to make it easier to swallow. Chew
your food and don't swallow it! chicken c . h . i . c . k . e . n . chicken.
chicken means a large bird that is often kept for its eggs or meat. They keep chickens in
the back yard. chief c . h . i . e . f . chief. chief means
a person who exercises control over workers. If you want to leave early you have to ask
the chief. child c . h . i . l . d . child. child means
a young person of either sex. She writes books for her child.
childhood c . h . i . l . d . h . o . o . d . childhood. childhood means the time of person's
life when they are a child. She had a wonderful childhood.
chin c . h . i . n . chin. chin means the protruding part of the lower jaw. He rubbed
his chin thoughtfully. chip c . h . i . p . chip. chip means a small
fragment of something broken off from the whole. A chip of rock caught him in the eye.
chocolate c . h . o . c . o . l . a . t . e . chocolate. chocolate means a food made from
roasted ground cacao beans. A chocolate cake. choice c . h . o . i . c . e . choice. choice
means the person or thing chosen or selected. He was my choice for mayor.
choose c . h . o . o . s . e . choose. choose means pick out, select, or choose from a number
of alternatives. Choose a good husband for your daughter.
chop c . h . o . p . chop. chop means cut into pieces. Chop meat.
church c . h . u . r . c . h . church. church means a building where Christians go to worship.
A church tower. cigarette c . i . g . a . r . e . t . t . e
. cigarette. cigarette means finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper for smoking. To light
a cigarette. circle c . i . r . c . l . e . circle. circle
means ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length. He calculated the circumference
of the circle. circumstance c . i . r . c . u . m . s . t
. a . n . c . e . circumstance. circumstance means a condition that accompanies or influences
some event or activity. The company reserves the right to cancel this agreement in certain
circumstances. citizen c . i . t . i . z . e . n . citizen.
citizen means a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community. She's
Italian by birth but is now an Australian citizen.
city c . i . t . y . city. city means a large and densely populated urban area. Ancient
Troy was a great city. civil c . i . v . i . l . civil. civil means
occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state. Civil branches of government.
claim c . l . a . i . m . claim. claim means assert or affirm strongly. An assertion of
a right.He claimed that he killed the burglar. His claim asked for damages.
class c . l . a . s . s . class. class means people having the same social or economic
status. An emerging professional class. classic c . l . a . s . s . i . c . classic.
classic means characteristic of the classical artistic and literary traditions. A classic
novel. classroom c . l . a . s . s . r . o . o . m
. classroom. classroom means a room in a school where lessons take place. The use of computers
in the classroom. clean c . l . e . a . n . clean. clean means
free from dirt or impurities. Make clean by removing dirt.children with clean shining
faces. The dentist cleaned my teeth. clear c . l . e . a . r . clear. clear means
clear to the mind. Become clear. A clear explanation. The sky cleared after the storm.
clearly c . l . e . a . r . l . y . clearly. clearly means without doubt or question. They
were clearly lost. clerk c . l . e . r . k . clerk. clerk means
someone who keeps records or accounts in an office. A clerk in a commercial firm.
click c . l . i . c . k . click. click means move or strike with a noise. Depression of
a button on a computer mouse. He clicked on the light.
client c . l . i . e . n . t . client. client means someone who pays for goods or services.
The company required clients to pay substantial fees in advance.
climate c . l . i . m . a . t . e . climate. climate means the weather in some location
averaged over some long period of time. The dank climate of southern Wales.
climb c . l . i . m . b . climb. climb means go upward with gradual or continuous progress.
Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
clock c . l . o . c . k . clock. clock means a timepiece that shows the time of day. It
was ten past six by the kitchen clock. close c . l . o . s . e . close. close means
the temporal end. They were playing better at the close of the season.
closely c . l . o . s . e . l . y . closely. closely means in a close relation or position
in time or space. The onsets were closely timed.
closet c . l . o . s . e . t . closet. closet means a small room or cabinet used for storage
space. A closet full of beautiful clothes. cloth c . l . o . t . h . cloth. cloth means
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers.
Woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC.
clothes c . l . o . t . h . e . s . clothes. clothes means clothing in general. He always
bought his clothes at the same store. clothing c . l . o . t . h . i . n . g . clothing.
clothing means a covering designed to be worn on a person's body. The high cost of food,
clothing and shelter. cloud c . l . o . u . d . cloud. cloud means
any collection of particles or gases that is visible. The sun went behind a cloud.
club c . l . u . b . club. club means a formal association of people with similar interests.
He joined a golf club. centimeter c . e . n . t . i . m . e . t . e
. r . centimeter. centimeter means a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a
meter. He has grown three centimeters this year.
coach c . o . a . c . h . coach. coach means a person who gives private instruction. A
maths coach. coal c . o . a . l . coal. coal means a hard
black mineral that is burnt to produce heat. I put more coal on the fire.
coast c . o . a . s . t . coast. coast means the shore of a sea or ocean. Islands off the
west coast of Ireland. coat c . o . a . t . coat. coat means an outer
garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down. I need a new winter coat
. code c . o . d . e . code. code means a set
of numbers, letters, or symbols that shows what something is or gives information about
it. Every item found on the archaeological dig is given a code number .
coffee c . o . f . f . e . e . coffee. coffee means a beverage consisting of an infusion
of ground coffee beans. He ordered a cup of coffee.coin c . o . i . n . coin. coin means
a metal piece used as money. A pound coin. cold c . o . l . d . cold. cold means having
a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness. If you are cold,
turn up the heat. coldly c . o . l . d . l . y . coldly. coldly
means in a cold unemotional manner. He looked at everybody coldly and sarcastically.
collapse c . o . l . l . a . p . s . e . collapse. collapse means break down, literally or metaphorically.
The business collapsed. colleague c . o . l . l . e . a . g . u . e
. colleague. colleague means a person who is member of your class or profession. The
surgeon consulted his colleagues. collect c . o . l . l . e . c . t . collect.
collect means get or gather together. The young girl were collecting firewood.
collection c . o . l . l . e . c . t . i . o . n . collection. collection means. She is
collecting a lot of data for her thesis. The collection of wristwatches is a hobby.
college c . o . l . l . e . g . e . college. college means an institution of higher education
created to educate and grant degrees. He got interested in politics when he was in college.
color c . o . l . o . r . color. color means a visual attribute of things that results
from the light they emit or transmit or reflect. A white color is made up of many different
wavelengths of light colored c . o . l . o . r . e . d . colored.
colored means having color or a certain color. Colored crepe paper.
column c . o . l . u . m . n . column. column means a line of units following one after
another. Temple is supported by marble columns. combination c . o . m . b . i . n . a . t
. i . o . n . combination. combination means a collection of things that have been combined.
Many course combinations are possible. combine c . o . m . b . i . n . e . combine.
combine means put or add together. Combine resources.
come c . o . m . e . come. come means travel toward something or somebody or approach something
or somebody. Come with me to the Casbah. comedy c . o . m . e . d . y . comedy. comedy
means light and humorous drama with a happy ending. She is watching a comedy film.
comfort c . o . m . f . o . r . t . comfort. comfort means a state of being relaxed and
feeling no pain. He is a man who enjoys his comfort.
comfortable c . o . m . f . o . r . t . a . b . l . e . comfortable. comfortable means
providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief. The antihistamine made her feel
more comfortable. comfortably c . o . m . f . o . r . t . a
. b . l . y . comfortably. comfortably means in mental comfort; without stress. He works
comfortably on three continents. uncomfortable u . n . c . o . m . f . o . r
. t . a . b . l . e . uncomfortable. uncomfortable means conducive to or feeling mental discomfort.
This kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable.
command c . o . m . m . a . n . d . command. command means the power or authority to command.
Be in command of. The general commanded a huge army.
comment c . o . m . m . e . n . t . comment. comment means a statement that expresses a
personal opinion or belief. From time to time she contributed a personal comment on his
account. commercial c . o . m . m . e . r . c . i . a
. l . commercial. commercial means a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television. Connected
with or engaged in or sponsored by or used in commerce or commercial enterprises. Commercial
TV. commission c . o . m . m . i . s . s . i . o
. n . commission. commission means a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of
an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid. He works on commission.
commit c . o . m . m . i . t . commit. commit means give entirely to a specific person.
She committed herself to the work of God. commitment c . o . m . m . i . t . m . e . n
. t . commitment. commitment means the act of binding yourself to a course of action.
His long commitment to public service. committee c . o . m . m . i . t . t . e . e
. committee. committee means a special group delegated to consider some matter. She's on
the management committee. common c . o . m . m . o . n . common. common
means having no special distinction or quality. It is common knowledge that she lives alone.
in common in common. in common means sharing equally with another or others. We have several
things in common. commonly c . o . m . m . o . n . l . y . commonly.
commonly means under normal conditions. Commonly she was late.
communicate c . o . m . m . u . n . i . c . a . t . e . communicate. communicate means
transmit information. Please communicate this message to all employees.
communication c . o . m . m . u . n . i . c . a . t . i . o . n. communication. communication
means the activity of communicating. They could not act without official communication
from Moscow. community c . o . m . m . u . n . i . t . y
. community. community means a group of people living in a particular local area. The team
is drawn from all parts of the community. company c . o . m . p . a . n . y . company.
company means an institution created to conduct business. He only invests in large well-established
companies. compare c . o . m . p . a . r . e . compare.
compare means examine and note the similarities or differences of. We compared notes after
we had both seen the movie. comparison c . o . m . p . a . r . i . s . o
. n . comparison. comparison means examining resemblances or differences. No comparison
between the two books. compete c . o . m . p . e . t . e . compete.
compete means measure oneself against others. Several companies are competing for the contract.
competition c . o . m . p . e . t . i . t . i . o . n . competition. competition means
the act of competing as for profit or a prize. Business competition can be fiendish at times.
competitive c . o . m . p . e . t . i . t . i . v . e . competitive. competitive means
involving competition or competitiveness. To improve one's competitive position.
complain c . o . m . p . l . a . i . n . complain. complain means express complaints, discontent,
displeasure, or unhappiness. My mother complains all day.
complaint c . o . m . p . l . a . i . n . t . complaint. complaint means a reason for
not being satisfied. The most common complaint is about poor service.
complete c . o . m . p . l . e . t . e . complete. complete means come or bring to a finish or
an end. She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree.
completely c . o . m . p . l . e . t . e . l . y . completely. completely means to a complete
degree or to the full or entire extent. It was completely different from what we expected.
complex c . o . m . p . l . e . x . complex. complex means a conceptual whole made up of
complicated and related parts. The complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created
a new town. complicate c . o . m . p . l . i . c . a . t
. e . complicate. complicate means make more complicated. There was a new development that
complicated the matter. complicated c . o . m . p . l . i . c . a
. t . e . d . complicated. complicated means difficult to analyze or understand. Complicated
Middle East politics. component c . o . m . p . o . n . e . n . t
. component. component means an abstract part of something. Jealousy was a component of
his character. computer c . o . m . p . u . t . e . r . computer.
computer means a machine for performing calculations automatically. A personal computer.
concentrate c . o . n . c . e . n . t . r . a . t . e . concentrate. concentrate means
direct one's attention on something. Please concentrate on your studies and not on your
hobbies. concentration c . o . n . c . e . n . t . r
. a . t . i . o .n . concentration. concentration means the ability to direct all your effort
and attention on one thing. This book requires a great deal of concentration.
concept c . o . n . c . e . p . t . concept. concept means an abstract or general idea
inferred or derived from specific instances. Children basically have no concept of time
until they reach a certain age. concern c . o . n . c . e . r . n . concern.
concern means something that interests you because it is important or affects you. The
safety of the ship is the captain's concern. concerned c . o . n . c . e . r . n . e . d
. concerned. concerned means feeling or showing worry or solicitude. Was concerned about the
future. concerning c . o . n . c . e . r . n . i . n
. g . concerning. concerning means about or relating to. The facts concerning Marr's car
crash. concert c . o . n . c . e . r . t . concert.
concert means a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging.
The concert attracted both children and adults alike.
conclude c . o . n . c . l . u . d . e . conclude. conclude means decide by reasoning. We concluded
that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house.
conclusion c . o . n . c . l . u . s . i . o . n . conclusion. conclusion means a position
or opinion or judgment reached after consideration. A conclusion unfavorable to the opposition.
concrete c . o . n . c . r . e . t . e . concrete. concrete means a strong hard building material
composed of sand and gravel and cement and water. A concrete floor.
condition c . o . n . d . i . t . i . o . n . condition. condition means a state at a
particular time. The current condition of the arms negotiations.
conduct c . o . n . d . u . c . t . conduct. conduct means direct the course of; manage
or control. You cannot conduct business like this.
conference c . o . n . f . e . r . e . n . c . e . conference. conference means a large
official meeting. The hotel is used for exhibitions, conferences and social events.
confidence c . o . n . f . i . d . e . n . c . e . confidence. confidence means freedom
from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities. His confidence in his superiority did not
make him popular. confident c . o . n . f . i . d . e . n . t
. confident. confident means having or marked by confidence or assurance. His manner is
more confident these days. confidently c . o . n . f . i . d . e . n
. t . l . y . confidently. confidently means in a confident manner. We have to do what
is right confidently. confirm c . o . n . f . i . r . m . confirm.
confirm means establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. His story confirmed
my doubts. conflict c . o . n . f . l . i . c . t . conflict.
conflict means a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests. His conflict
of interest made him ineligible for the post. confront c . o . n . f . r . o . n . t . confront.
confront means oppose, as in hostility or a competition. You must confront your opponent.
confuse c . o . n . f . u . s . e . confuse. confuse means be confusing or perplexing to;
cause to be unable to think clearly. These questions confuse even the experts.
confusing c . o . n . f . u . s . i . n . g . confusing. confusing means causing confusion
or disorientation. Being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child.
confused c . o . n . f . u . s . e . d . confused. confused means perplexed by many conflicting
situations or statements. She felt confused on the first day of school.
confusion c . o . n . f . u . s . i . o . n . confusion. confusion means a mental state
characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. A confusion of impressions.
congratulations c . o . n . g . r . a . t . u . l . a . t . i . o .n.s. congratulations.
congratulations means an expression of approval and commendation. He always appreciated congratulations
for his work. congress c . o . n . g . r . e . s . s . congress.
congress means a large formal meeting. International congress of trades unions.
connect c . o . n . n . e . c . t . connect. connect means connect, fasten, or put together
two or more pieces. Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
connection c . o . n . n . e . c . t . i . o . n . connection. connection means a relation
between things or events. There was a connection between eating that pickle and having that
nightmare. conscious c . o . n . s . c . i . o . u . s
. conscious. conscious means knowing and perceiving. Became conscious that he was being followed.
unconscious u . n . c . o . n . s . c . i . o . u . s . unconscious. unconscious means
not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead.
Lay unconscious on the floor. consequence c . o . n . s . e . q . u . e
. n . c . e . consequence. consequence means a phenomenon that follows and is caused by
some previous phenomenon. The magnetic consequence was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
conservative c . o . n . s . e . r . v . a . t . i . v . e . conservative. conservative
means resistant to change. The conservative views of his parents.
consider c . o . n . s . i . d . e . r . consider. consider means think about carefully. You
must consider her age. considerable c . o . n . s . i . d . e . r
. a . b . l . e . considerable. considerable means large or relatively large in number
or amount or extent or degree. The economy was a considerable issue in the campaign.
considerably c . o . n . s . i . d . e . r . a . b . l . y . considerably. considerably
means to a great extent or degree. The house has fallen considerably in value.
consideration c . o . n . s . i . d . e . r . a . t . i . o . n . consideration. consideration
means the process of giving careful thought to something. Consideration of the traffic
problem took more than an hour. consistent c . o . n . s . i . s . t . e . n
. t . consistent. consistent means always behaving in the same way, or having the same
opinions, standards. She's not very consistent in the way she treats her children.
consist c . o . n . s . i . s . t . consist. consist means to be formed from two or more
things or people. The buffet consisted of several different Indian dishes.
constant c . o . n . s . t . a . n . t . constant. constant means continually recurring or continuing
without interruption. Constant repetition of the exercise.
constantly c . o . n . s . t . a . n . t . l . y . constantly. constantly means without
variation or change. Constantly kind and gracious. construct c . o . n . s . t . r . u . c . t
. construct. construct means make by combining materials and parts. Some eccentric constructed
an electric brassiere warmer. construction c . o . n . s . t . r . u . c
. t . i . o . n . construction. construction means the act of constructing something. During
the construction we had to take a detour. consult c . o . n . s . u . l . t . consult.
consult means get or ask advice from. They had to consult before arriving at a decision.
consumer c . o . n . s . u . m . e . r . consumer. consumer means a person who uses goods or
services. A consumer society. contact c . o . n . t . a . c . t . contact.
contact means close interaction. They claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial
beings. contain c . o . n . t . a . i . n . contain.
contain means include or contain; have as a component. The record contains many old
songs from the 1930's. container c . o . n . t . a . i . n . e . r
. container. container means any object that can be used to hold things. Food will last
longer if kept in an airtight container. contemporary c . o . n . t . e . m . p . o
. r . a . r . y . contemporary. contemporary means characteristic of the present. Contemporary
trends in design. content c . o . n . t . e . n . t . content.
content means what a communication that is about something is about. He tipped the contents
of the bag onto the table. contest c . o . n . t . e . s . t . contest.
contest means an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants.
To enter a contest. context c . o . n . t . e . x . t . context.
context means the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event. The historical
context. continent c . o . n . t . i . n . e . n . t
. continent. continent means one of the large landmasses of the earth. Pioneers had to cross
the continent on foot. continue c . o . n . t . i . n . u . e . continue.
continue means continue a certain state, condition, or activity. We continued to work into the
night. continuous c . o . n . t . i . n . u . o . u
. s . continuous. continuous means continuing in time or space without interruption. A continuous
line has no gaps or breaks in it. continuously c . o . n . t . i . n . u . o
. u . s . l . y . continuously. continuously means at every point. The function is continuously
differentiable. contract c . o . n . t . r . a . c . t . contract.
contract means a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by
law. A contract for the supply of vehicles. contrast c . o . n . t . r . a . s . t . contrast.
contrast means the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared. There is an obvious
contrast between the cultures of East and West.
contrasting c . o . n . t . r . a . s . t . i . n . g . contrasting. contrasting means
strikingly different; tending to contrast. Contrasting (or contrastive) colors.
contribute c . o . n . t . r . i . b . u . t . e . contribute. contribute means contribute
to some cause. I contributed at the office. contribution c . o . n . t . r . i . b . u
. t . i . o . n . contribution. contribution means any one of a number of individual efforts
in a common endeavor. I am proud of my contribution to the team's success.
control c . o . n . t . r . o . l . control. control means the ability to make someone
or something do what you want. She lost control of her car on the ice.
in control. in control. in control means to direct or manage an organization. He's reached
retiring age, but he's still firmly in control. under control under control. under control
means be being dealt with successfully. Don't worry-everything's under control!
controlled c . o . n . t . r . o . l . l . e . d . controlled. controlled means restrained
or managed or kept within certain bounds. The controlled release of water from reservoirs.
uncontrolled u . n . c . o . n . t . r . o . l . l . e . d . uncontrolled. uncontrolled
means not being under control; out of control. The greatest uncontrolled health problem is
AIDS. convenient c . o . n . v . e . n . i . e . n
. t . convenient. convenient means suited to your comfort or purpose or needs. A convenient
excuse for not going. convention c . o . n . v . e . n . t . i . o
. n . convention. convention means a large formal assembly. Political convention.
conventional c . o . n . v . e . n . t . i . o . n . a . l . conventional. conventional
means following accepted customs and proprieties. She had strayed from the path of conventional
behavior. conversation c . o . n . v . e . r . s . a
. t . i . o . n . conversation. conversation means the use of speech for informal exchange
of views or ideas or information. A telephone conversation.
convert c . o . n . v . e . r . t . convert. convert means change the nature, purpose,
or function of something. Convert lead into gold.
convince c . o . n . v . i . n . c . e . convince. convince means make agree, understand, or
realize the truth or validity of something. He had finally convinced several customers
of the advantages of his product. cook c . o . o . k . cook. cook means prepare
for eating by applying heat. My husband doesn't cook.
cooking c . o . o . k . i . n . g . cooking. cooking means the act of preparing something
by the application of heat. Cooking can be a great art.
cookie c . o . o . k . i . e . cookie. cookie means any of various small flat sweet cakes.
A glass of milk and a cookie. cool c . o . o . l . cool. cool means neither
warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat. A cool autumn day.
cooperation c . o . o . p . e . r . a . t . i . o . n . cooperation. cooperation means
joint operation or action. Their cooperation with us was essential for the success of our
mission. cope c . o . p . e . cope. cope means come
to terms or deal successfully with. They coped on half a loaf of bread every day.
copy c . o . p . y . copy. copy means copy down as is. The students were made to copy
the alphabet over and over. core c . o . r . e . core. core means the
center of an object. The ball has a titanium core.
corner c . o . r . n . e . r . corner. corner means the point where two lines meet or intersect.the
corners of a rectangle. correct c . o . r . r . e . c . t . correct.
correct means make right or correct. Correct the mistakes.
correctly c . o . r . r . e . c . t . l . y . correctly. correctly means in a correct
manner. He guessed correctly. cost c . o . s . t . cost. cost means be priced
at. These shoes cost $100. cottage c . o . t . t . a . g . e . cottage.
cottage means a small house with a single story. We're staying in a holiday cottage
in Dorset. cotton c . o . t . t . o . n . cotton. cotton
means the fabric made from the cotton plant. The sheets are 100% pure cotton.
cough c . o . u . g . h . cough. cough means exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold
or congestion. The smoker coughs all day. could c . o . u . l . d . could. could means
used as the past tense of 'can'. She said that she couldn't come.
council c . o . u . n . c . i . l . council. council means a meeting of people for consultation.
Emergency council. count c . o . u . n . t . count. count means
determine the number or amount of. Can you count the books on your shelf?
counter c . o . u . n . t . e . r . counter. counter means a long flat surface over which
goods are sold or business is done in a shop. I asked the woman behind the counter if they
had any postcards of the church. country c . o . u . n . t . r . y . country.
country means the territory occupied by a nation. He visited several European countries.
countryside c . o . u . n . t . r . y . s . i . d . e . countryside. countryside means
land that is outside cities and towns. The house had lovely views over open countryside
. county c . o . u . n . t . y . county. county
means a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government. The county
has a population of 12,345 people. couple c . o . u . p . l . e . couple. couple
means a pair of people who live together. A married couple from Chicago.
courage c . o . u . r . a . g . e . courage. courage means a quality of spirit that enables
you to face danger or pain without showing fear. Sue showed great courage throughout
her illness. course c . o . u . r . s . e . course. course
means education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings. He took a course in basket weaving.
of course of course. of course means as might be expected. Of course, the lawyer sent us
a huge bill. court c . o . u . r . t . court. court means
the place where legal trials take place and where crimes are judged. She will appear in
court tomorrow. cousin c . o . u . s . i . n . cousin. cousin
means the child of your aunt or uncle. She's my cousin.
cover c . o . v . e . r . cover. cover means a covering that serves to conceal or shelter
something. Under cover of darkness. covered c . o . v . e . r . e . d . covered.
covered means overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something. Women with
covered faces. covering c . o . v . e . r . i . n . g . covering.
covering means a natural object that covers or envelops. The fox was flushed from its
covering. cow c . o . w . cow. cow means a large female
animal kept on farms to produce milk or beef. A herd of dairy cows.
crack c . r . a . c . k . crack. crack means become fractured; break or crack on the surface
only. The glass cracked when it was heated. cracked c . r . a . c . k . e . d . cracked.
cracked means used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure. A cracked mirror.
craft c . r . a . f . t . craft. craft means the skilled practice of a practical occupation.
He learned his craft as an apprentice. crash c . r . a . s . h . crash. crash means
a serious accident. They are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane.
crazy c . r . a . z . y . crazy. crazy means affected with madness or insanity. A man who
had gone crazy. cream c . r . e . a . m . cream. cream means
a thick yellow-white liquid that rises to the top of milk. Strawberries and cream.
create c . r . e . a . t . e . create. create means make or cause to be or to become. Create
a furor. creation c . r . e . a . t . i . o . n . creation.
creation means the act or process of making something that is new. The process of database
creation. creative c . r . e . a . t . i . v . e . creative.
creative means having the ability or power to create. A creative imagination.
creature c . r . e . a . t . u . r . e . creature. creature means a living organism characterized
by voluntary movement. Strange creatures from outer space.
credit c . r . e . d . i . t . credit. credit means approval. He was given credit for his
work. credit card credit card. credit means a card
that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating, and that
the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered.
All major credit cards are accepted at our hotels.
crime c . r . i . m . e . crime. crime means an act punishable by law; usually considered
an evil act. A long record of crimes. criminal c . r . i . m . i . n . a . l . criminal.
criminal means connected with or involving crime. Criminal offences.
crisis c . r . i . s . i . s . crisis. crisis means an unstable situation of extreme danger
or difficulty. They went bankrupt during the economic crisis.
crisp c . r . i . s . p . crisp. crisp means clearly defined. A crisp photographic image.
criterion c . r . i . t . e . r . i . o . n . criterion. criterion means a basis for comparison.
The schools comply with federal criterions. critic c . r . i . t . i . c . critic. critic
means a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works
of art. The critics loved the movie. critical c . r . i . t . i . c . a . l . critical.
critical means urgently needed; absolutely necessary. Critical medical supplies.
criticism c . r . i . t . i . c . i . s . m . criticism. criticism means disapproval expressed
by pointing out faults or shortcomings. The senator received severe criticism from his
opponent. criticize c . r . i . t . i . c . i . z . e
. criticize. criticize means find fault with. The paper criticized the new movie.
crop c . r . o . p . crop. crop means the yield from plants in a single growing season.
Sugar has always been an important crop on the island.
cross c . r . o . s . s . cross. cross means a mark or an object formed by two lines crossing
each other. I've put a cross on the map to show where the hotel is.
crowd c . r . o . w . d . crowd. crowd means a large number of things or people considered
together. A crowd of insects assembled around the flowers.
crowded c . r . o . w . d . e . d . crowded. crowded means overfilled or compacted or concentrated.
A young mother's crowded days. crown c . r . o . w . n . crown. crown means
the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy. The colonies revolted against the
Crown. crucial c . r . u . c . i . a . l . crucial.
crucial means of extreme importance. A crucial moment in his career.
cruel c . r . u . e . l . cruel. cruel means making someone suffer or feel unhappy. His
death was a cruel blow. crush c . r . u . s . h . crush. crush means
to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition. Crush an aluminum can.
cry c . r . y . cry. cry means shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain. She cried
bitterly when she heard the news of his death. ct c . t . ct. ct is the written abbreviation
of cent. It costs 50 cents. cultural c . u . l . t . u . r . a . l . cultural.
cultural means relating to the arts and manners that a group favors. A person of broad cultural
interests. culture c . u . l . t . u . r . e . culture.
culture means a particular society at a particular time and place. Early Mayan culture.
cup c . u . p . cup. cup means a small open container usually used for drinking; usually
has a handle. He put the cup back in the saucer. cupboard c . u . p . b . o . a . r . d . cupboard.
cupboard means a small room or cabinet used for storage space. Kitchen cupboards.
cure c . u . r . e . cure. cure means provide a cure for, make healthy again. The treatment
cured the boy's acne. curious c . u . r . i . o . u . s . curious.
curious means beyond or deviating from the usual or expected. A curious hybrid accent.
curiously c . u . r . i . o . u . s . l . y . curiously. curiously means in a manner differing
from the usual or expected. He's behaving rather curiously.
curl c . u . r . l . curl. curl means form a curl, curve, or kink. The cigar smoke curled
up at the ceiling. curly c . u . r . l . y . curly. curly means
having curls or waves. They envied her naturally curly hair.
current c . u . r . r . e . n . t . current. current means occurring in or belonging to
the present time. Current psychoanalytic theories. currently c . u . r . r . e . n . t . l . y
. currently. currently means at this time or period. He is currently our ambassador
to the United Nations. curtain c . u . r . t . a . i . n . curtain.
curtain means hanging cloth used as a blind, especially for a window. A pair of curtains.
curve c . u . r . v . e . curve. curve means turn sharply; change direction abruptly. The
car curves to the left at the intersection. curved c . u . r . v . e . d . curved. curved
means having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend. The curved tusks of a walrus.
custom c . u . s . t . o . m . custom. custom means an accepted way of behaving or of doing
things in a society or a community. It's a local custom.
customer c . u . s . t . o . m . e . r . customer. customer means someone who pays for goods
or services. Discount prices are offered as an incentive to customers to pay promptly.
customs c . u . s . t . o . m . s . customs. customs means money collected under a tariff.
A customs officer. cut c . u . t . cut. cut means cut down on;
make a reduction in. The employer wants to cut back health benefits.
cute c . u . t . e . cute. cute means attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness
or quaintness. A cute little apartment. cycle c . y . c . l . e . cycle. cycle means
cause to go through a recurring sequence. Cycle the laundry in this washing program.
cycling c . y . c . l . i . n . g . cycling. cycling means the sport of traveling on a
bicycle or motorcycle. My brother has written a number of articles on cycling for our local
newspapers. Thanks for watching! This is all for section
3, go on to section 4 with letter D of this program if you need to. We'll see you next