Basic Vocabulary Starts with C
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(n) a serious examination and judgment of something; "constructive criticism is always appreciated"

(n) a written evaluation of a work of literature

(n) disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

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(n) an integrated course of academic studies; "he was admitted to a new program at the university"

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(n) (architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure

(n) a vertical structure standing alone and not supporting anything (as a monument or a column of air)

(n) a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands

(n) an article giving opinions or perspectives

(n) a line of (usually military) units following one after another

(n) a linear array of numbers one above another

(n) anything tall and thin approximating the shape of a column or tower; "the test tube held a column of white powder"; "a tower of dust rose above the horizon"; "a thin pillar of smoke betrayed their campsite"

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(v) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

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(n) a field on which the buildings of a university are situated

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(s) promoting construction or creation; "creative work"

(a) having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination"

(s) having the power to bring into being

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(v) make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something; "He had finally convinced several customers of the advantages of his product"

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(r) in a close relation or position in time or space; "the onsets were closely timed"; "houses set closely together"; "was closely involved in monitoring daily progress"

(r) in a close manner; "the two phenomena are intimately connected"; "the person most nearly concerned"

(r) in an attentive manner; "he remained close on his guard"

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(n) a violent throw

(n) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

(n) the act of throwing dice

(n) object formed by a mold

(n) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

(n) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

(n) the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

(n) the actors in a play

(n) the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

(v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

(v) formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

(v) choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"

(v) throw forcefully

(v) get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

(v) put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

(v) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"

(v) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

(v) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They ro

(v) deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"

(v) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

(s) (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold

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(n) a distinguishing quality

(n) any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions

(n) a prominent aspect of something; "the map showed roads and other features"; "generosity is one of his best characteristics"

(n) the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm; in the expression log 643 = 2.808 the characteristic is 2

(a) typical or distinctive; "heard my friend's characteristic laugh"; "red and gold are the characteristic colors of autumn"; "stripes characteristic of the zebra"

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(v) assign great social importance to; "The film director was celebrated all over Hollywood"; "The tenor was lionized in Vienna"

(v) have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"

(v) celebrate, as of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

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(n) toiletry consisting of any of various substances resembling cream that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

(n) the part of milk containing the butterfat

(n) the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"

(v) add cream to one's coffee, for example

(v) remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"

(v) put on cream, as on one's face or body; "She creams her face every night"

(v) make creamy by beating; "Cream the butter"

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(n) a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire

(n) a television system transmitted over cables

(n) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

(n) a telegram sent abroad

(n) television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver

(n) a nautical unit of depth

(v) send cables, wires, or telegrams

(v) fasten with a cable; "cable trees"

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(n) a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

(n) the chamber of a nuclear reactor containing the fissile material where the reaction takes place

(n) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

(n) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

(n) a small group of indispensable persons or things; "five periodicals make up the core of their publishing program"

(n) an organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality

(n) the center of an object; "the ball has a titanium core"

(n) the central part of the Earth

(n) a cylindrical sample of soil or rock obtained with a hollow drill

(v) remove the core or center from; "core an apple"

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(a) exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavi

(s) with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"

(s) mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money"

(s) cautiously attentive; "careful of her feelings"; "heedful of his father's advice"

(s) full of cares or anxiety; "Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

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(n) someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime

(s) guilty of crime or serious offense; "criminal in the sight of God and man"

(s) involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"

(s) bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; "a criminal waste of talent"; "a deplorable act of violence"; "adultery is as reprehensible for a husband as for a wife"

(a) relating to crime or its punishment; "criminal court"

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(n) a person of nearly the same age as another

(s) belonging to the present time; "contemporary leaders"

(s) characteristic of the present; "contemporary trends in design"; "the role of computers in modern-day medicine"

(s) occurring in the same period of time; "a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation"; "the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"

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(v) call in an official matter, such as to attend court

(v) advance evidence for

(v) commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

(v) repeat a passage from; "He quoted the Bible to her"

(v) refer to for illustration or proof; "He said he could quote several instances of this behavior"

(v) make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

(v) refer to; "he referenced his colleagues' work"

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(a) relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"

(s) embarrassingly stingy

(s) of very poor quality

(s) tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

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(n) a secondary representation of an original; "she made a copy of the designer dress"

(n) matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials

(n) a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

(n) material suitable for a journalistic account; "catastrophes make good copy"

(v) make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture by Rembrandt"

(v) biology: reproduce or make an exact copy of; "replicate the cell"; "copy the genetic information"

(v) reproduce someone's behavior or looks; "The mime imitated the passers-by"; "Children often copy their parents or older siblings"

(v) copy down as is; "The students were made to copy the alphabet over and over"

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