Basic Vocabulary Starts with C
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(n) a medium to dark brown color

(n) a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee

(n) a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans; "he ordered a cup of coffee"

(n) any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans

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(n) the officer who presides at the meetings of an organization; "address your remarks to the chairperson"

(v) act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"

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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 Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Christ; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland

(n) period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6

(v) spend Christmas; "We were christmassing in New York"

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(n) someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

(n) anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

(n) a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

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(n) demand for something as rightful or due; "they struck in support of their claim for a shorter work day"

(n) an informal right to something; "his claim on her attentions"; "his title to fame"

(n) an established or recognized right; "a strong legal claim to the property"; "he had no documents confirming his title to his father's estate"; "he staked his claim"

(n) an assertion of a right (as to money or property); "his claim asked for damages"

(n) an assertion that something is true or factual; "his claim that he was innocent"; "evidence contradicted the government's claims"

(n) a demand especially in the phrase "the call of duty"

(v) take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; "the accident claimed three lives"; "The hard work took its toll on her"

(v) assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing; "He claimed that he killed the burglar"

(v) lay claim to; as of an idea; "She took credit for the whole idea"

(v) ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example; "They claimed on the maximum allowable amount"

(v) demand as being one's due or property; assert one's right or title to; "He claimed his suitcases at the airline counter"; "Mr. Smith claims special tax exemptions because he is a foreign resident"

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(n) the act of competing as for profit or a prize; "the teams were in fierce contention for first place"

(n) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

(n) the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

(n) a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers; "business competition can be fiendish at times"

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(n) the act of counting; "the counting continued for several hours"

(n) a nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl

(n) the total number counted; "a blood count"

(v) include as if by counting; "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"

(v) take account of; "You have to reckon with our opponents"; "Count on the monsoon"

(v) have faith or confidence in; "you can count on me to help you any time"; "Look to your friends for support"; "You can bet on that!"; "Depend on your family in times of crisis"

(v) name or recite the numbers; "The toddler could count to 100"

(v) determine the number or amount of; "Can you count the books on your shelf?"; "Count your change"

(v) show consideration for; take into account; "You must consider her age"; "The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient"

(v) have weight; have import, carry weight; "It does not matter much"

(v) put into a group; "The academy counts several Nobel Prize winners among its members"

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(n) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

(v) assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

(v) get or bring together; "accumulate evidence"

(v) call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"

(v) get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"

(v) gather or collect; "You can get the results on Monday"; "She picked up the children at the day care center"; "They pick up our trash twice a week"

(s) payment due by the recipient on delivery; "a collect call"; "the letter came collect"; "a COD parcel"

(r) make a telephone call or mail a package so that the recipient pays; "call collect"; "send a package collect"

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(v) provide; "The city has to put up half the required amount"

(v) contribute to some cause; "I gave at the office"

(v) bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program"

(v) be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

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(n) a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

(a) following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ

(a) relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian rites"

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(n) a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

(n) an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"

(v) to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(v) cause to herd, drive, or crowd together; "We herded the children into a spare classroom"

(v) approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"

(v) fill or occupy to the point of overflowing; "The students crowded the auditorium"

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(n) a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

(n) a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

(n) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

(v) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness; "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

(v) become smaller or draw together; "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

(v) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"

(v) make or become more narrow or restricted; "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

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

(v) enter into a contractual arrangement

(v) make smaller; "The heat contracted the woollen garment"

(v) squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

(v) engage by written agreement; "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

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(n) a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs every night"; "he p

(n) stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"

(n) a playing card in the minor suit of clubs (having one or more black trefoils on it); "he led a small club"; "clubs were trumps"

(n) a building occupied by a club; "the clubhouse needed a new roof"

(n) golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball

(n) a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together; "each club played six home games with teams in its own division"

(n) a formal association of people with similar interests; "he joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society"; "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today"

(v) strike with a club or a bludgeon

(v) gather and spend time together; "They always club together"

(v) unite with a common purpose; "The two men clubbed together"

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(n) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(n) the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information; "they could not act without official communication from Moscow"

(n) a connection allowing access between persons or places; "how many lines of communication can there be among four people?"; "a secret passageway provided communication between the two rooms"

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(n) any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system

(n) a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China

(a) of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures; "Chinese food"

(a) of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language; "the Taiwanese capital is Taipeh"

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(v) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; "A child would complete the family"

(v) come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(v) write all the required information onto a form; "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"

(v) complete a pass

(v) complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"

(a) having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set pf the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

(a) having all four whorls or principal parts--sepals and petals and stamens and carpels (or pistils); "complete flowers"

(s) having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"

(s) perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; "a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"

(s) highly skilled; "an accomplished pianist"; "a complete musician"

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(n) a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"

(n) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

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(n) temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"

(n) temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers; "level ground is best for parking and camp areas"

(n) a prison for forced laborers; "China has many work camps for political prisoners"

(n) a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months; "city kids get to see the country at a summer camp"

(n) shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

(n) something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality; "the livingroom was pure camp"

(n) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(n) a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"

(v) give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

(v) establish or set up a camp

(v) live in or as if in a tent; "Can we go camping again this summer?"; "The circus tented near the town"; "The houseguests had to camp in the living room"

(s) providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities; "they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect"; "campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's"

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(n) a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"

(n) an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs"

(n) an incompatibility of dates or events; "he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings"

(n) a disagreement or argument about something important; "he had a dispute with his wife"; "there were irreconcilable differences"; "the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats"

(n) opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"

(n) opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot); "this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing"

(n) a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests; "his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post"; "a conflict of loyalties"

(v) go against, as of rules and laws; "He ran afould of the law"; "This behavior conflicts with our rules"

(v) be in conflict; "The two proposals conflict!"

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