Basic Vocabulary Starts with C
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(n) a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax); "a bar of chocolate"

(n) made from or based on a mixture of flour and sugar and eggs

(n) small flat mass of chopped food

(v) form a coat over; "Dirt had coated her face"

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(n) a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"

(n) a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

(n) a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"

(v) provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"

(v) explain or interpret something

(v) make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"

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(n) a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors; "possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores"

(n) a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through; "the fields were crossed with irrigation channels"; "gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street"

(n) a television station and its programs; "a satellite TV channel"; "surfing through the channels"; "they offer more than one hundred channels"

(n) a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

(n) a path over which electrical signals can pass; "a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company"

(n) (often plural) a means of communication or access; "it must go through official channels"; "lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

(n) a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels; "the ship went aground in the channel"

(n) a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

(v) send from one person or place to another; "transmit a message"

(v) direct the flow of; "channel infomartion towards a broad audience"

(v) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

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(n) a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging

(v) settle by agreement; "concert one's differences"

(v) contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement

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(r) without interruption; "the world is constantly changing"

(r) seemingly uninterrupted; "constantly bullied by his big brother"; "was perpetually answering the doorbell"

(r) without variation or change; "constantly kind and gracious"

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(n) a considerate and thoughtful act

(n) kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no consideration for her feelings"

(n) the process of giving careful thought to something

(n) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"

(n) a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting); "consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour"

(n) a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

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(n) an expert who gives advice; "an adviser helped students select their courses"; "the United States sent military advisors to Guatemala"

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(n) an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

(v) reassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"

(v) draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; "construct an equilateral triangle"

(v) put together out of components or parts; "the company fabricates plastic chairs"; "They manufacture small toys"

(v) make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(v) create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts; "construct a proof"; "construct an argument"

(v) create by linking linguistic units; "construct a sentence"; "construct a paragraph"

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(n) the act of convening

(n) orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

(n) something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"

(n) (diplomacy) an international agreement

(n) a large formal assembly; "political convention"

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(n) a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

(n) the stock or handle of a whip

(n) the output of something in a season; "the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores"

(n) a collection of people or things appearing together; "the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas"

(n) the yield from plants in a single growing season

(v) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden"

(v) cut short; "She wanted her hair cropped short"

(v) feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing"

(v) let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

(v) yield crops; "This land crops well"

(v) prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"

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(n) something sentimental or trite; "that movie was pure corn"

(n) ears of corn grown for human food

(n) whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn

(n) annual or biennial grass having erect flower spikes and light brown grains

(n) tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

(n) the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal

(n) a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes

(v) preserve with salt; "corned beef"

(v) feed (cattle) with corn

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(n) the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"

(n) the area within view; "the coast is clear"

(n) a slope down which sleds may coast; "when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course"

(n) the shore of a sea or ocean

(v) move effortlessly; by force of gravity

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(v) deal with (something unpleasant) head on; "You must confront your problems"; "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"

(v) present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize; "We confronted him with the evidence"; "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"; "An enormous dilemma faces us"

(v) oppose, as in hostility or a competition; "You must confront your opponent"; "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"; "The two enemies finally confronted each other"

(v) be face to face with; "The child screamed when it confronted the man in the halloween costume"

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(a) of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"

(s) having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

(s) of the greatest importance; "the all-important subject of disarmament"; "crucial information"; "in chess cool nerves are of the essence"

(s) having crucial relevance; "crucial to the case"; "relevant testimony"

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(s) having the requisite qualities for; "equal to the task"; "the work isn't up to the standard I require"

(a) (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability; "capable of winning"; "capable of hard work"; "capable of walking on two feet"

(a) (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for; "no one believed her capable of murder"

(s) have the skills and qualifications to do things well; "able teachers"; "a capable administrator"; "children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable"

(s) possibly accepting or permitting; "a passage capable of misinterpretation"; "open to interpretation"; "an issue open to question"; "the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation"

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(n) a healthcare facility for outpatient care

(n) meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity

(n) a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists

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(n) a quantity that does not vary

(n) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"

(a) steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

(s) continually recurring or continuing without interruption; "constant repetition of the exercise"; "constant chatter of monkeys"

(s) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standar

(s) persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze"

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(n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

(n) the act of committing a crime

(n) the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

(n) an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

(n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

(n) a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

(n) a group of representatives or delegates

(n) a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission"

(n) the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"

(v) charge with a task

(v) put into commission; equip for service; of ships

(v) place an order for

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(n) availability for use; "the materials at the command of the potters grew"

(n) the power or authority to command; "an admiral in command"

(n) great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"

(n) (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program

(n) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(n) a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

(n) a position of highest authority; "the corporation has just undergone a change in command"

(v) make someone do something

(v) be in command of; "The general commanded a huge army"

(v) demand as one's due; "This speaker commands a high fee"; "The author commands a fair hearing from his readers"

(v) exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces"

(v) look down on; "The villa dominates the town"

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(n) a concentrated example; "the concentrate of contemporary despair"

(n) a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

(n) the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

(v) cook until very little liquid is left; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"

(v) be cooked until very little liquid is left; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"

(v) make (the solvent of a solution) dense or denser

(v) make more concise; "condense the contents of a book into a summary"

(v) compress or concentrate; "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

(v) make central; "The Russian government centralized the distribution of food"

(v) direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

(v) draw together or meet in one common center; "These groups concentrate in the inner cities"

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