SSC CGL: Word List: Vocabulary C

Word List: C

  • cabal: a scheme or plot, a group of plotters
  • cadge: To beg, to get by begging
  • calipers: Metal supports attached to the legs, measuring instrument
  • calumniate: To slander, present false accusal
  • calumny: Slander, aspersion
  • candid: Frank, straight-forward
  • canvass: Discuss thoroughly; sort of touting
  • capricious-fickle, whimsical, given to change, unpredictable
  • castigate: To chastise, correct by punishing
  • castigation: Severe punishment
  • casual: Happening by chance, careless
  • catalyst: Substance that causes speeding up
  • caustic: Biting, sarcastic
  • censure: Expression of blame or disapproval; a rebuke
  • census: Official counting of the population
  • centurion: Leader of a unit of 100 soldiers
  • chary: Cautious, wary
  • chastened-corrected, punished
  • chastisement: Punishment
  • chauvinist-a blindly devoted patriot
  • chisel: Steel tool for shaping materials
  • churl: Bad-tempered person
  • cite: Give as an example
  • clamor: Shout, complain with a lot of noise
  • cleanse: Make pure, thoroughly clean
  • cling to: Resist separation
  • clot: Half-solid lump formed from liquid
  • cloture: Closing, device (in Parliament) to end a debate by voting
  • coalescing: Coming together and uniting into one substance
  • coax: Get smb to do smth by kindness
  • coddle: Treat with care and tenderness
  • coerce: Compel, to force to make obedient
  • coeval: Of the same period, coexisting
  • cogent: Strong, convincing
  • cogitate: Think deeply, mediate
  • cognition-knowing, awareness (emotionless)
  • cognizant: Being fully aware of
  • coherent: Sticking together
  • colander: Bowl-shaped vessel with many holes used to drain off water
  • collaborate-work in partnership
  • collusion: Secret agreement for a deceitful purpose
  • combustion: Process of burning
  • commemorate: Keep the memory of
  • commend: Praise
  • commendable: Worthy of praise
  • commingle: Mingle together
  • commuter: Person who travels regularly
  • complacently-with self-satisfaction
  • complaisance: Tending to comply, obliging, willingness to please
  • comply: Act in accordance
  • compound: Mix or combine
  • comprise: Be composed of
  • compunction-feeling of regret for one's action
  • conceal: Hide, keep secret
  • conceit: Over-high opinion of, too much pride
  • conciliatory: Reconciling, soothing, comforting, mollifying
  • concord: Agreement or harmony
  • concur-agree in opinion, happen together
  • condense: Increase in density, strength, make laconic
  • condone: Forgive
  • congeal: Make or become stiff and solid
  • conjoin: To join together
  • connoisseur: a person with good judgement (e. g. In art)
  • connotation: Suggestion in addition to
  • consent: Give agreement or permission
  • consequential: Pompous, self important
  • consolation: Consoling or being consoled
  • console-give comfort or sympathy to
  • conspicuous-easily seen; remarkable
  • consternation-surprise and fear, dismay
  • constrict: Make tight or smaller
  • consume: Get to the end of
  • contemn: To scorn or despise
  • contentious: Argumentative, pugnacious, combative, quarrelsome
  • contiguous-touching, neighboring, near
  • contrite: Filled with deep sorrow for wrongdoing
  • contumacious-insubordinate, rebellious
  • conundrum-a riddle, dilemma, enigma
  • conviction: Convincing; firm belief
  • convoke: Call together, summon
  • convoluted: Complicated; coiled, twisted
  • cord: Twisted strands
  • cordial: Warm and sincere
  • cordon: Line (of police acting as a guard)
  • corporeal: Physical; of or for the body
  • correlate-have a mutual relation
  • corroboration-additional, strengthening evidence
  • countenance: To favor or approve of
  • counterfeit: Forgery
  • countervail: Counterbalance
  • covert: Disguised
  • covetous: Eagerly desirous
  • cower: Crouch; shrink back
  • craven: Cowardly
  • crease: Line made by crushing; white line on the ground in cricket
  • credulity: Too great a readiness to believe things
  • credulous: Ready to believe things
  • crush: Press, lose shape, subdue, overwhelm
  • cryptic: Secret, with a hidden meaning
  • cumbersome: Burdensome, heavy and awkward to carry
  • curmudgeon-bad-tempered person
  • curriculum-course of study
  • cursory: Quick, hurried
  • curtail: Make shorter then was planned
  • cynic: Person who see no good in anything
  • cabal: A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose. Cacophony: A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones. Cajole: To impose on or dupe by flattering speech. Callow: Without experience of the world. Calumny: Slander. Candid: Straightforward.
  • cant: To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity. Capacious: Roomy.
  • capitulate: To surrender or stipulate terms. Captious: Hypercritical. Castigate: To punish.
  • cataract: Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness. Caustic: Sarcastic and severe.
  • censure: To criticize severely; also, an expression of disapproval.
  • centurion: A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
  • chagrin: Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
  • chary: Careful; wary; cautious.
  • chicanery: The use of trickery to deceive.
  • circumlocution: Indirect or roundabout expression.
  • coddle: To treat as a baby or an invalid.
  • coerce: To force.
  • coeval: Existing during the same period of time; also, a contemporary. Cogent: Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience. Cogitate: Consider carefully and deeply; ponder. Cognizant: Taking notice.
  • colloquial: Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
  • collusion: A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
  • comestible: Fit to be eaten.
  • commemorate: To serve as a remembrance of:
  • complaisance: Politeness.
  • complement: To make complete.
  • comport: To conduct or behave (oneself).
  • compunction: Remorseful feeling.
  • conceit: Self-flattering opinion.
  • conciliatory: Tending to reconcile.
  • concord: Harmony.
  • concur: To agree.
  • condense: To abridge.
  • conflagration: A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like. Confluence: The place where streams meet. Congeal: To coagulate. Conjoin: To unite.
  • connoisseur: A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art. Console: To comfort. Conspicuous: Clearly visible. Consternation: Panic. Constrict: To bind.
  • consummate: To bring to completion.
  • contiguous: Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
  • contrite: Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
  • contumacious: Rebellious.
  • copious: Plenteous.
  • cornucopia: The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity. Corporeal: Of a material nature; physical.
  • correlate: To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
  • corroboration: Confirmation.
  • counterfeit: Made to resemble something else.
  • countervail: To offset.
  • covert: Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
  • cower: To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
  • crass: Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
  • credulous: Easily deceived.
  • cupidity: Avarice.
  • cursory: Rapid and superficial.
  • curtail: To cut off or cut short.
  • cynosure: That to which general interest or attention is directed.

Discussions & Questions

  • Ablution meaning? ( - on ))

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    Ablution is a sacred act of washing oneself.

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