Barrons_GRE_A-D_Part_07.txt

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  1. chicanery
    trickery; deception
  2. chide
    scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
  3. chimerical
    fantastically improbable; highly unrealistic; N. chimera: unreal fancy; fire-breathing female creature
  4. chisel
    swindle or cheat; N: wedgelike tool for cutting
  5. chip
    lose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
  6. chivalrous
    courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
  7. choleric
    hot-tempered; bad-tempered; irritable; easily angered; CF. cholera
  8. choreography
    art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances
  9. chore
    daily domestic task (such as cleaning, cooking, and shopping); unpleasant task
  10. chortle
    chuckle with delight; N.
  11. chuckle
    laugh quietly
  12. chronic
    long established as a disease
  13. chronicle
    report; record (in chronological order)
  14. churlish
    boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
  15. ciliated
    having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
  16. cipher
    nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
  17. circlet
    small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
  18. circuitous
    roundabout
  19. circuit
    closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
  20. circumlocution
    indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
  21. circumscribe
    limit; confine; draw a line around
  22. circumspect
    prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
  23. circumvent
    outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
  24. cistern
    reservoir or water tank
  25. citadel
    fortress
  26. cite
    quote; commend; Ex. cited for bravery in an official record
  27. civil
    having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic
  28. clairvoyant
    having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance
  29. hindsight
    understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
  30. clamber
    climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
  31. clamor
    loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
  32. clandestine
    secret
  33. chaperon
    older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
  34. clangor
    loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
  35. clapper
    striker (tongue) of a bell
  36. clap
    strike the palms of the hands together with a sudden explosive sound; come together suddenly with a sharp sound; put or send promptly; Ex. clap the thief in jail; N: clapping; loud or explosive sound; CF. applause
  37. clarion
    shrill, trumpetlike sound; kind of trumpet used in former times
  38. claustrophobia
    fear of being locked in
  39. clavicle
    collarbone
  40. scrimmage
    disorderly fight between two or more people
  41. cleave
    split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
  42. cleft
    N: split
  43. clemency
    disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
  44. clich\'e
    phrase dulled in meaning by repetition; platitude; ADJ. clich\'ed
  45. bromide
    platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
  46. clientele
    body of customers
  47. climactic
    relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
  48. clime
    climate
  49. clique
    small exclusive group of people
  50. cloister
    monastery or convent
  51. clout
    great influence (especially political or social); hard blow with fist
  52. cloying
    distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
  53. coagulate
    congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
  54. clot
    half-solid lump formed from a liquid (or blood); V.
  55. pudding
    hot sweet dish
  56. coalesce
    combine; fuse; N. coalescence
  57. coalition
    partnership; league; union of separate political parties
  58. coda
    concluding section of a musical or literary composition
  59. coddle
    treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
  60. codicil
    supplement to the body of a will; later addition to a will
  61. codify
    arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs
  62. coercion
    use of force to get someone to object; compelling; V. coerce
  63. coeval
    living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
  64. cog
    tooth projecting from a wheel
  65. cogent
    convincing
  66. cogitate
    think over; ponder
  67. cognate
    having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
  68. cognitive
    having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
  69. cognizance
    knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
  70. cohabit
    live together
  71. cohere
    stick together
  72. cohesion
    tendency to keep together
  73. cohorts
    group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
  74. coiffure
    hairstyle
  75. coin
    make coins; invent or fabricate (a word or phrase); N. coinage: word or phrase recently invented
  76. coincidence
    the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental
  77. colander
    utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
  78. collaborate
    work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
  79. collage
    work of art put together from fragments
  80. scrap
    small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel
  81. scraps
    leftover food
  82. scrappy
    quarrelsome
  83. collate
    examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
  84. collateral
    security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
  85. collation
    a light meal; collating
  86. colloquial
    pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
  87. colloquy
    informal discussion; conversation
  88. collusion
    conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude
  89. colossal
    huge
  90. colossus
    gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
  91. comatose
    in a coma; extremely sleepy
  92. coma
    deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow
  93. combustible
    easily burned; N. CF. combustion
  94. comely
    attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
  95. homely
    not good-looking; unattractive
  96. comestible
    something fit to be eaten
  97. comeuppance
    deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
  98. deserts
    what someone deserves
  99. comity
    courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
  100. commandeer
    take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes

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