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cabal
a secret group seeking to overturn something
cacophony
a harsh, jarring noise
calumny
a false and malicious misrepresentation
canard
a lie
candid
impartial and honest in speech
capricious
changing one's mind quickly and often
cartography
the science or art of making maps
castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
catalyst
something that brings about a change in something else
catholic
universal; broad and comprehenseive
caustic
biting in wit
chaos
great disorder; a confused situation
chauvinist
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
chicanery
deception by means of craft or guile
circumspect
cautious; aware of potential consequences
cloying
sickly sweet; excessive
coalesce
to grow together to form a single whole
coffer
a strongbox; a large chest for money
cogent
convincing and well-reasoned
collusion
a collaboration; complicity; conspiracy
condone
to overlook, pardon or disregard
connoisseur
a person with expert knowledge or discriminating tastes
contrite
deeply sorrowful and repentant for a wrong
contumacious
rebellious
convoluted
intricate and complicated
corroborate
to support with evidene
cosset
to pamper; to treat with great care
coterie
an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
craven
lacking courage
credulous
too trusting; gullible
crescendo
steady increase in volume or force
cupidity
greed; strong desire
curmudgeon
a cranky person, usually an old one