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Caaba |ˈkɑːbə| — (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

cab |kæb| — a compartment at the front of a motor vehicle or locomotive where driver sits

cabal |kəˈbæl| — a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

cabala |ˈkæbʌlə| — an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret

cabalistic |ˌkæbʌˈlɪstɪk| — having a secret or hidden meaning

cabana |kəˈban(y)ə| — a small tent used as a dressing room beside the sea or a swimming pool

cabaret |ˌkæbəˈreɪ| — a spot that is open late at night and that provides entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and food and drink

cabbage |ˈkæbɪdʒ| — any of various types of cabbage

cabbala |kəˈbaːlə| — an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret

cabby |ˈkæbi| — someone who drives a taxi for a living

cabdriver |ˈkæbˌdrɑɪvər| — someone who drives a taxi for a living

cabin |ˈkæbɪn| — small room on a ship or boat where people sleep

cabinet |ˈkæbɪnət| — a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

cabinetmaker |ˈkæbɪnətmeɪkər| — a woodworker who specializes in making furniture

cabinetwork |ˈkæbʌnɪtˌwɜːrk| — woodwork finished by hand by a cabinetmaker

cable |ˈkeɪbl| — a telegram sent abroad

cablegram |ˈkeɪbəlˌɡræm| — a telegram sent abroad

cabman |ˈkabman| — someone who drives a taxi for a living

caboodle |kəˈbuːdl| — any collection in its entirety

caboose |kəˈbuːs| — the area for food preparation on a ship

cabotage |ˈkæbətɪdʒ| — the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders

cabriolet |ˈkæbrioʊleɪ| — small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood

cabstand |ˈkabstand| — a place where taxis park while awaiting customers

cacao |kəˈkaʊ| — tropical American tree producing cacao beans

cachalot |ˈkæʃʌˌlɑːt| — large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris

cache |kæʃ| — a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)

cachectic |kəˈkektik| — relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia

cachet |kæˈʃeɪ| — an indication of approved or superior status

cachexy |kəˈkeksɪ| — any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

cachou |ˈkæʃuː| — a scented lozenge used to sweeten the breath (e.g. to conceal the odor of tobacco)

cacique |kəˈsiːk| — black-and-red or black-and-yellow orioles of the American tropics

cackle |ˈkækl| — the sound made by a hen after laying an egg

cackler |ˈkæklər| — a hen that has just laid an egg and emits a shrill squawk

cacophony |kəˈkɑːfəni| — a loud harsh or strident noise

cactaceae  — constituting the order Opuntiales

cactus |ˈkæktəs| — any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines

cacuminal |kəˈkjuːmənl| — pronounced with the tip of the tongue turned back toward the hard palate

cad |kæd| — someone who is morally reprehensible

cadaster  — a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation

cadastral |kəˈdastrəl| — of or relating to the records of a cadastre

cadastre |kəˈdasˌtər| — a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land; made for the purpose of taxation

cadaver |kəˈdævər| — the dead body of a human being

cadaveric |kəˈdævərɪk| — of or relating to a cadaver or corpse

cadaverous |kəˈdævərəs| — very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

caddie |ˈkædi| — an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player

caddish |ˈkædɪʃ| — offensively discourteous

caddy |ˈkædi| — a can for storing tea

cadence |ˈkeɪdns| — (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

cadency |ˈkeɪdnsiː| — a recurrent rhythmical series

cadenza |kəˈdenzə| — a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music

cadet |kəˈdet| — a military trainee (as at a military academy)

cadge |kædʒ| — ask for and get free; be a parasite

cadger |ˈkædʒər| — someone who mooches or cadges (tries to get something free)

cadmium |ˈkædmiəm| — a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

cadre |ˈkædri| — a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement

caducous |kəˈduːkəs| — shed at an early stage of development

caecum |ˈsiːkəm| — the cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens

Caesar |ˈsiːzər| — conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)

caesarean |sɪˈzeriən| — the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)

Caesarian |sɪˈzeərɪən| — the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)

caesium |ˈsiːziəm| — a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

caesura |siˈzjʊrə| — a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

cafe |kæˈfeɪ| — a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold

cafeteria |ˌkæfəˈtɪriə| — a restaurant where you serve yourself and pay a cashier

caff |kæf| — informal British term for a cafe

caffeine |ˈkæfiːn| — a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects

caftan |ˈkæftæn| — a woman's dress style that imitates the caftan cloaks worn by men in the Near East

cage |keɪdʒ| — an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept

cagey |ˈkeɪdʒi| — showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

cahoot |kəˈhuːt| — collusion

caiman |ˈkeɪmən| — a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly

Cain |ˈkeɪn| — (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God

cairn |kern| — a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path

cairngorm |ˈkernɡɔːrm| — a smoky yellow or brown quartz

caisson |ˈkeɪsən| — an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

caitiff |ˈkeɪtɪf| — a cowardly and despicable person

cajole |kəˈdʒoʊl| — influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

cajolery |kəˈdʒoʊləri| — flattery intended to persuade

cajolingly  — in a cajoling manner

cake |keɪk| — a block of solid substance (such as soap or wax)

cakewalk |ˈkeɪkwɔːk| — a strutting dance based on a march; was performed in minstrel shows; originated as a competition among Black dancers to win a cake

calabash |ˈkæləbæʃ| — round gourd of the calabash tree

calamitous |kəˈlæmɪtəs| — (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

calamity |kəˈlæməti| — an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

calamus |ˈkaləməs| — any tropical Asian palm of the genus Calamus; light tough stems are a source of rattan canes

calash |kəˈlæʃ| — a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century

calcareous |kælˈkeriːəs| — composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk

calceolaria |kælsiːəˈleriːə| — any garden plant of the genus Calceolaria having flowers with large inflated slipper-shaped lower lip

calcic |ˈkalsik| — derived from or containing calcium or lime

calciferol |kælˈsɪfəˌroʊl| — a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

calcification |ˈkælsɪfaɪ| — a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)

calcify |ˈkælsɪfaɪ| — become impregnated with calcium salts

calcimine |ˈkælsʌˌmaɪn| — a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings

calcination |ˌkælsɪˈneɪʃən| — the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature

calcine |ˈkælsaɪn| — heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces

calcium |ˈkælsiəm| — a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals

calculable |ˈkælkjələbl| — able to be calculated or estimated

calculate |ˈkælkjuleɪt| — make a mathematical calculation or computation

calculated |ˈkælkjuleɪtɪd| — carefully thought out in advance

calculating |ˈkælkjuleɪtɪŋ| — acting with a specific goal

calculation |ˌkælkjuˈleɪʃn| — the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

calculative  — acting with a specific goal

calculator |ˈkælkjuleɪtər| — an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

calculus |ˈkælkjələs| — a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body

caldron |ˈkɔːrldrən| — a very large pot that is used for boiling

Caledonia |ˌkæləˈdoʊniə| — the geographical area (in Roman times) to the north of the Antonine Wall; now a poetic name for Scotland

calefaction |kalɪˈfakʃ(ə)n| — the property of being warming

calefactory |ˌkælʌˈfæktʌriː| — serving to heat

calendar |ˈkælɪndər| — a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year

calender |ˈkaləndər| — a machine that smooths or glazes paper or cloth by pressing it between plates or passing it through rollers

calendula |kəˈlenjələ| — any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes

calf |kæf| — young of domestic cattle

calfskin |ˈkæfskɪn| — fine leather from the skin of a calf

caliber |ˈkæləbər| — a degree or grade of excellence or worth

calibrate |ˈkælɪbreɪt| — make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

calibrated |ˈkæləˌbretəd| — marked with or divided into degrees

calibration |ˌkælɪˈbreɪʃn| — the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

calibre |ˈkælɪbər| — a degree or grade of excellence or worth

caliche |kəˈliːtʃiː| — crust or layer of hard subsoil encrusted with calcium-carbonate occurring in arid or semiarid regions

calico |ˈkælɪkoʊ| — coarse cloth with a bright print

calif |ˌkæləˈfɔːrnjə| — the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth

Californian |ˌkæləˈfɔːrnjən| — a native or resident of California

californium |ˌkælɪˈfɔːrniəm| — a radioactive transuranic element; discovered by bombarding curium with alpha particles

caliper |ˈkælɪpər| — an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)

caliph |ˈkeɪlɪf| — the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth

caliphate |ˈkeɪlɪfeɪt| — the era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community

calisthenics |ˌkæləsˈθenɪks| — the practice of calisthenic exercises

calk |ˈkɔːk| — a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping

calkin |ˈkælˌkɪn| — a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping

call |kɔːl| — a telephone connection

call back |ˈkɒl ˈbæk| — cause to be returned

call down |ˈkɒl ˈdaʊn| — summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

call forth |ˈkɒl ˈfɔːrθ| — evoke or provoke to appear or occur

call in |ˈkɒl ɪn| — summon to enter

call off |ˈkɒl ˈɒf| — postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

call on |ˈkɒl ɑːn| — have recourse to or make an appeal or request for help or information to

call out |ˈkɒl ˈaʊt| — utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy

call up |ˈkɒl ʌp| — an order to report for military duty

caller |ˈkɔːlər| — a social or business visitor

calligrapher |kəˈlɪɡrəfər| — someone skilled in penmanship

calligraphist  — someone skilled in penmanship

calligraphy |kəˈlɪɡrəfi| — beautiful handwriting

calling |ˈkɔːlɪŋ| — the particular occupation for which you are trained

calliper |ˈkælɪpər| — an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)

callisthenics |ˌkælɪsˈθenɪks| — the practice of calisthenic exercises

callosity |kæˈlɒsɪti| — an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

callous |ˈkæləs| — make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals

calloused |ˈkæləst| — having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear

callousness |ˈkæləsnəs| — devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness

callow |ˈkæloʊ| — young and inexperienced

callus |ˈkæləs| — an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot)

calm |kɑːm| — steadiness of mind under stress

calm down |ˈkɑːm ˈdaʊn| — become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

calming |ˈkɑːmɪŋ| — the act of appeasing (as by acceding to the demands of)

calmly |ˈkɑːmli| — with self-possession (especially in times of stress)

calmness |ˈkɑːmnəs| — steadiness of mind under stress

calomel |ˈkaləməl| — a tasteless colorless powder used medicinally as a cathartic

caloric |kəˈlɔːrɪk| — relating to or associated with heat

calorie |ˈkæləri| — a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food

calorific |ˌkæləˈrɪfɪk| — heat-generating

calorimeter |ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtər| — a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat

caltrop |ˈkaltrəp| — tropical annual procumbent poisonous subshrub having fruit that splits into five spiny nutlets; serious pasture weed

calumet |ˈkalyəˌmet| — a highly decorated ceremonial pipe of Amerindians; smoked on ceremonial occasions (especially as a token of peace)

calumniate |kəˈlʌmnɪeɪt| — charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone

calumniation |kəˌlʌmniːˈeɪʃən| — a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

calumniatory |kəˈlʌmniːəˌtɔːriː| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

calumnious |kəˈlʌmniːəs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign

calumny |ˈkæləmni| — a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

Calvados |ˌkælvəˈdoʊs| — dry apple brandy made in Normandy

Calvary |ˈkælvəri| — a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified

calve |kæv| — release ice

Calvinism |ˈkælvɪnɪzəm| — the theological system of John Calvin and his followers emphasizing omnipotence of God and salvation by grace alone

calvinist |ˈkælvɪnɪst| — an adherent of the theological doctrines of John Calvin

calx |kalks| — a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide

calypso |kəˈlɪpsoʊ| — rare north temperate bog orchid bearing a solitary white to pink flower marked with purple at the tip of an erect reddish stalk above 1 basal leaf

calyx |ˈkeɪlɪks| — (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

cam |kæm| — a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River

camaraderie |ˌkɑːməˈrɑːdəri| — the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

camarilla |kæmʌˈrɪlə| — a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

camber |ˈkæmbər| — a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)

cambium |ˈkæmbiːəm| — a formative one-cell layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth

Cambodian |kæmˈboʊdɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Cambodia

Cambria |ˈkæmbriə| — one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria

Cambrian |ˈkæmbriən| — from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates

cambric |ˈkæmbrɪk| — a finely woven white linen

camcorder |ˈkæmkɔːrdər| — a portable television camera and videocassette recorder

camel |ˈkæml| — cud-chewing mammal used as a draft or saddle animal in desert regions

camellia |kəˈmiːliə| — any of several shrubs or small evergreen trees having solitary white or pink or reddish flowers

camelopard |ˈkamɪlə(ʊ)pɑːd| — tallest living quadruped; having a spotted coat and small horns and very long neck and legs; of savannahs of tropical Africa

cameo |ˈkæmioʊ| — engraving or carving in low relief on a stone (as in a brooch or ring)

camera |ˈkæmərə| — equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)

cameraman |ˈkæmrəmæn| — a photographer who operates a movie camera

camion |ˈkæmɪən| — a large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides

camisole |ˈkæmɪsoʊl| — a short sleeveless undergarment for women

camlet |ˈkæmlɪt| — a garment made of camlet fabric

camomile |ˈkæməmaɪl| — Eurasian plant with apple-scented foliage and white-rayed flowers and feathery leaves used medicinally; in some classification systems placed in genus Anthemis

camorra |kəˈmɔːrə| — a secret society in Naples notorious for violence and blackmail

camouflage |ˈkæməflɑːʒ| — an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

camouflaged |ˈkæməˌflɑːʒd| — made invisible by means of protective coloring

camp |kæmp| — temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

camp out |ˈkæmp ˈaʊt| — live in or as if in a tent

campaign |kæmˈpeɪn| — a race between candidates for elective office

campaigner |kæmˈpeɪnər| — a politician who is running for public office

campanile |ˌkæmpəˈniːli| — a bell tower; usually stands alone unattached to a building

campanula |kamˈpanyələ| — any of various plants of the genus Campanula having blue or white bell-shaped flowers

campbell |ˈkæmbəl| — United States mythologist (1904-1987)

camper |ˈkæmpər| — someone living temporarily in a tent or lodge for recreation

campestral |kæmˈpestrəl| — of fields or open country

campfire |ˈkæmpfaɪər| — a small outdoor fire for warmth or cooking (as at a camp)

campground |ˈkæmpɡraʊnd| — a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent

camphor |ˈkæmfər| — a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment

camphorated |ˈkæmfəreɪtɪd| — impregnated with camphor

camphoric |kæmˈfɔːrɪk| — relating to or derived from or containing camphor

camping |ˈkæmpɪŋ| — the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp

campion |ˈkæmpiən| — any plant of the genus Silene

campsite |ˈkæmpsaɪt| — a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent

campus |ˈkæmpəs| — a field on which the buildings of a university are situated

camshaft |ˈkæmʃæft| — an engine shaft with cams attached to it

camwood |ˈkæmwʊd| — small shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye

can |kən| — airtight sealed metal container for food or drink or paint etc.

Canaan |ˈkeɪnən| — an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism

Canadian |kəˈneɪdiən| — a native or inhabitant of Canada

canal |kəˈnæl| — (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion

canalicular  — relating to or like or having a canaliculus

canalisation  — the production of a canal or a conversion to canals

canalise |kəˈnælaɪz| — provide (a city) with a canal

canalization |ˌkænəlaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the production of a canal or a conversion to canals

canalize |ˈkænəlaɪz| — provide (a city) with a canal

canard |kəˈnɑːrd| — a deliberately misleading fabrication

canary |kəˈneri| — someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police

Canasta |kəˈnæstə| — a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank

cancan |ˈkænkæn| — a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line

cancel |ˈkænsl| — a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat

cancellated |ˈkænsʌˌleɪtɪd| — having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows

cancellation |ˌkænsəˈleɪʃn| — the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement

cancelled |ˈkænsəld| — (of events) no longer planned or scheduled

cancellous |ˈkansələs| — having an open or latticed or porous structure

cancer |ˈkænsər| — any malignant growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division; it may spread to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system or the blood stream

cancerous |ˈkænsərəs| — relating to or affected with cancer

cancroid |ˈkæŋkrɔɪd| — the most common form of skin cancer

candelabra |ˌkændəˈlɑːbrə| — branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights

candelabrum |ˌkændəˈlɑːbrəm| — branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights

candent  — emitting light as a result of being heated

candescent |kanˈdesənt| — glowing from great heat

candid |ˈkændɪd| — characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

candidacy |ˈkændɪdəsi| — the campaign of a candidate to be elected

candidate |ˈkændɪdət| — a politician who is running for public office

candidature |ˈkændɪdətʃər| — the campaign of a candidate to be elected

candidly |ˈkændɪdli| — (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that

candidness  — the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

candied |ˈkændid| — encrusted with sugar or syrup

candle |ˈkændl| — stick of wax with a wick in the middle

candlelight |ˈkændllaɪt| — the light provided by a burning candle

candlepower |ˈkandlˌpou(ə)r| — luminous intensity measured in candelas

candlestick |ˈkændlstɪk| — a holder with sockets for candles

candlewick |ˈkændlwɪk| — the wick of a candle

candor |ˈkændər| — ability to make judgments free from discrimination or dishonesty

candour |ˈkændər| — the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech

candy |ˈkændi| — a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts

candytuft |ˈkændɪtʌft| — any of various flowering plants of the genus Iberis cultivated for their showy clusters of white to red or purple flowers; native to Mediterranean region

cane |keɪn| — a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

canebrake |ˈkeɪnbreɪk| — a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)

canella  — highly aromatic inner bark of the Canella winterana used as a condiment and a tonic

canicular |kəˈnikyələr| — of or relating to the dog days of summer

canine |ˈkeɪnaɪn| — one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

canister |ˈkænɪstər| — a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm

canker |ˈkæŋkər| — a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

cankerous |ˈkæŋkərəs| — having an ulcer or canker

cankerworm |ˈkaŋkəwəːm| — green caterpillar of a geometrid moth; pest of various fruit and shade trees

cannabis |ˈkænəbɪs| — any plant of the genus Cannabis; a coarse bushy annual with palmate leaves and clusters of small green flowers; yields tough fibers and narcotic drugs

canned |kænd| — recorded for broadcast

cannery |ˈkænəri| — a factory where food is canned

cannibal |ˈkænɪbl| — a person who eats human flesh

cannibalic  — marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage

cannibalism |ˈkænɪbəlɪzəm| — the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind

cannibalistic |ˌkænɪbəˈlɪstɪk| — characteristic of cannibals or exhibiting cannibalism

cannikin |ˈkænʌkɪn| — a wooden bucket

cannon |ˈkænən| — a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

cannonade |ˌkænəˈneɪd| — intense and continuous artillery fire

cannonball |ˈkænənbɔːl| — a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

cannoneer |ˌkanəˈnir| — a serviceman in the artillery

canny |ˈkæni| — showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

canoe |kəˈnuː| — small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle

canola |kəˈnoʊlə| — vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids

canon |ˈkænən| — a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy

canonic |kəˈnɑːnɪk| — reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

canonical |kəˈnɑːnɪkl| — reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality

canonization |ˌkænənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — (Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church) the act of admitting a deceased person into the canon of saints

canonize |ˈkænənaɪz| — declare (a dead person) to be a saint

canonized |ˈkænənaɪzd| — accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing

canoodle |kəˈnuːdl| — fondle or pet affectionately

canopy |ˈkænəpi| — the transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit

canorous |kəˈnɔːrəs| — richly melodious

cant |kænt| — stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

Cantabrigian |ˌkæntəˈbrɪdʒiən| — a resident of Cambridge

cantaloup |ˈkæntəluːp| — a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh

cantaloupe |ˈkæntəluːp| — a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh

cantankerous |kænˈtæŋkərəs| — stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

cantata |kænˈtɑːtə| — a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text

canted |ˈkæntɪd| — departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal

canteen |kænˈtiːn| — a flask for carrying water; used by soldiers or travelers

canter |ˈkæntər| — a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop

canterbury |ˈkæntərˌberi| — a town in Kent in southeastern England; site of the cathedral where Thomas a Becket was martyred in 1170; seat of the archbishop and primate of the Anglican Church

canticle |ˈkæntɪkl| — a hymn derived from the Bible

cantilever |ˈkæntɪliːvər| — projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only

cantillate |ˈkantɪleɪt| — recite with musical intonation; recite as a chant or a psalm

cantillation  — liturgical chanting

canto |ˈkæntoʊ| — the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music

canton |ˈkæntən| — a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port

cantonal |ˈkæntənəl| — of or relating to a canton

cantonment |kænˈtɑːnmənt| — temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

canty |ˈkænti| — lively and brisk

Canuck |kəˈnʌk| — informal term for Canadians in general and French Canadians in particular

canvas |ˈkænvəs| — a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

canvass |ˈkænvəs| — the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account

canvasser |ˈkænvəsər| — a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes

canyon |ˈkænjən| — a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall

caoutchouc |ˈkaʊtʃʊk| — an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products

cap |ˌsiː eɪ ˈpiː| — a tight-fitting headdress

cap-a-pie  — at all points from head to foot

capability |ˌkeɪpəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally

capable |ˈkeɪpəbl| — possibly accepting or permitting

capably |ˈkeɪpəbli| — with competence; in a competent capable manner

capacious |kəˈpeɪʃəs| — large in capacity

capacitance |kəˈpæsɪtəns| — an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored

capacitate |kəˈpæsɪteɪt| — make legally capable or qualify in law

capacitor |kəˈpæsɪtər| — an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

capacity |kəˈpæsəti| — capability to perform or produce

caparison |kəˈperəsən| — stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse

cape |keɪp| — a strip of land projecting into a body of water

caper |ˈkeɪpər| — any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis

capercaillie |ˌkæpərˈkeɪli| — large black Old World grouse

capercailzie  — large black Old World grouse

capful |ˈkæpˌfʊl| — the quantity that a cap will hold

capillarity |ˌkæpʌˈlærɪtiː| — a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries

capillary |ˈkæpəleri| — a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action

capital |ˈkæpɪtl| — assets available for use in the production of further assets

capitalism |ˈkæpɪtəlɪzəm| — an economic system based on private ownership of capital

capitalist |ˈkæpɪtəlɪst| — a conservative advocate of capitalism

capitalistic |ˌkapədlˈistik| — favoring or practicing capitalism

capitalization |ˌkæpɪtələˈzeɪʃn| — writing in capital letters

capitalize |ˈkæpɪtəlaɪz| — draw advantages from

capitate |ˈkæpɪˌteɪt| — the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus

capitation |ˌkæpɪˈteɪʃn| — a tax levied on the basis of a fixed amount per person

Capitol |ˈkæpɪtl| — a building occupied by a state legislature

capitulate |kəˈpɪtʃuleɪt| — surrender under agreed conditions

capitulation |kəˌpɪtʃuˈleɪʃn| — a document containing the terms of surrender

capitulum |kəˈpɪtjʊləm| — a dense cluster of flowers or foliage

capon |ˈkeɪpɑːn| — flesh of a castrated male chicken

capote |kəˈpot| — a long overcoat with a hood that can be pulled over the head

caprice |kəˈpriːs| — a sudden desire

capricious |kəˈprɪʃəs| — changeable

Capricorn |ˈkæprɪkɔːrn| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn

caprine |ˈkæpraɪn| — being or pertaining to or resembling a goat or goats

capriole |ˈkæpriːˌoʊl| — (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump

capsicum |ˈkæpsɪkəm| — any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers

capsize |ˈkæpsaɪz| — overturn accidentally

capstan |ˈkæpstən| — a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails

capstone |ˈkæpstoʊn| — a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination

capsule |ˈkæpsl| — a small container

captain |ˈkæptɪn| — an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant

captaincy |ˈkæptənsi| — the post of captain

captainship |ˈkæptʌnˌʃɪp| — the post of captain

caption |ˈkæpʃn| — taking exception; especially a quibble based on a captious argument

captious |ˈkæpʃəs| — tending to find and call attention to faults

captivate |ˈkæptɪveɪt| — attract; cause to be enamored

captivating |ˈkæptɪveɪtɪŋ| — capturing interest as if by a spell

captive |ˈkæptɪv| — a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war

captivity |kæpˈtɪvəti| — the state of being imprisoned

captor |ˈkæptər| — a person who captures and holds people or animals

capture |ˈkæptʃər| — the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

Capuchin |ˈkæpjuːtʃɪn| — a hooded cloak for women

car |kɑːr| — a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

carabineer |ˌkerəbəˈnir| — a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine

carabiner  — an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes

caracal |ˈkerəˌkal| — of deserts of northern Africa and southern Asia

caracole |ˈkærʌˌkoʊl| — make a half turn on a horse, in dressage

caracul |ˈkærʌkəl| — hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur

carafe |kəˈræf| — a bottle with a stopper; for serving wine or water

caramel |ˈkærəmel| — firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk

carapace |ˈkærəpeɪs| — hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles

carat |ˈkærət| — a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg

caravan |ˈkærəvæn| — a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file

caravanserai |ˌkærəˈvænsəraɪ| — an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans

caraway |ˈkærəweɪ| — a Eurasian plant with small white flowers yielding caraway seed

carbamide  — the chief solid component of mammalian urine; synthesized from ammonia and carbon dioxide and used as fertilizer and in animal feed and in plastics

carbide |ˈkɑːrˌbaɪd| — a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element

carbine |ˈkɑːrbaɪn| — light automatic rifle

carbineer |ˌkɑːrbəˈniːr| — a soldier (historically a mounted soldier) who is armed with a carbine

carbohydrate |ˌkɑːrboʊˈhaɪdreɪt| — an essential structural component of living cells and source of energy for animals; includes simple sugars with small molecules as well as macromolecular substances; are classified according to the number of monosaccharide groups they contain

carbon |ˈkɑːrbən| — an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds

carbonaceous |ˌkɑːrbəˈneɪʃəs| — relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon

carbonado |ˌkɑːbəˈneɪdəʊ| — an inferior dark diamond used in industry for drilling and polishing

carbonate |ˈkɑːrbənət| — a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)

carbonic |kɑːrˈbɒnɪk| — relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon

carboniferous |ˌkɑːrbəˈnɪfərəs| — from 345 million to 280 million years ago

carbonization |ˌkɑːrbənaɪˈzeɪʃən| — the destructive distillation of coal (as in coke ovens)

carbonize |ˈkɑːrbənaɪz| — unite with carbon

carborundum |ˌkɑːrbəˈrʌndəm| — an abrasive composed of silicon carbide crystals

carboy |ˈkɑːrbɔɪ| — a large bottle for holding corrosive liquids; usually cushioned in a special container

carbuncle |ˈkɑːrbʌŋkl| — deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets

carburet |ˈkɑːrbəreɪt| — combine with carbon

carburetor |ˈkɑːrbəˌretər| — mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion

carburettor |ˈkɑːrbəreɪtər| — mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion

carcajou |ˈkɑːrkəˌdʒuː| — stocky shaggy-coated North American carnivorous mammal

carcase |ˈkɑːrkəs| — the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

carcass |ˈkɑːrkəs| — the dead body of an animal especially one slaughtered and dressed for food

carcinogen |kɑːrˈsɪnədʒən| — any substance that produces cancer

carcinogenic |ˌkɑːrsɪnəˈdʒenɪk| — causing or tending to cause cancer

carcinoma |ˌkɑːrsɪˈnoʊmə| — any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer

card |kɑːrd| — one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes

cardamom |ˈkɑːrdəməm| — rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning

cardamon  — rhizomatous herb of India having aromatic seeds used as seasoning

cardamum  — aromatic seeds used as seasoning like cinnamon and cloves especially in pickles and barbecue sauces

cardboard |ˈkɑːrdbɔːrd| — a stiff moderately thick paper

cardholder |ˈkɑːrdhoʊldər| — a person who holds a credit card or debit card

cardiac |ˈkɑːrdiæk| — of or relating to the heart

cardigan |ˈkɑːrdɪɡən| — knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper

cardinal |ˈkɑːrdɪnl| — (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

cardiologist |ˌkɑːrdiˈɑːlədʒɪst| — a specialist in cardiology; a specialist in the structure and function and disorders of the heart

cardiology |ˌkɑːrdiˈɑːlədʒi| — the branch of medicine dealing with the heart and its diseases

cardiovascular |ˌkɑːrdioʊˈvæskjələr| — of or pertaining to or involving the heart and blood vessels

cards |ˈkɑːrdz| — a game played with playing cards

cardsharp  — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

cardsharper  — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

care |ker| — the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

careen |kəˈriːn| — pitching dangerously to one side

career |kəˈrɪr| — the particular occupation for which you are trained

careerist |kəˈrɪrɪst| — a professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity

carefree |ˈkerfriː| — free of trouble and worry and care

careful |ˈkerfl| — cautiously attentive

carefully |ˈkerfəli| — taking care or paying attention

caregiver |ˈkerɡɪvər| — a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability

careless |ˈkerləs| — effortless and unstudied

carelessly |ˈkerləsli| — without care or concern

carelessness |ˈkerləsnəs| — the quality of not being careful or taking pains

caress |kəˈres| — a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)

caret |ˈkærət| — a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text

caretaker |ˈkerteɪkər| — a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)

careworn |ˈkerwɔːrn| — showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

carfare |ˈkɑːrˌfer| — the fare charged for riding a bus or streetcar

cargo |ˈkɑːrɡoʊ| — goods carried by a large vehicle

carhop |ˈkɑːrˌhɑːp| — a waiter at a drive-in restaurant

Caribbean |ˌkærɪˈbiːən| — an arm of the Atlantic Ocean between North and South America; the origin of the Gulf stream

caribou |ˈkærɪbuː| — Arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America

caricature |ˈkærɪkətʃər| — a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

caricaturist |ˈkerəkətʃərəst| — someone who parodies in an exaggerated manner

carillon |ˈkærəlɑːn| — set of bells hung in a bell tower

caring |ˈkerɪŋ| — a loving feeling

carious |ˈkeriəs| — (of teeth) affected with cavities or decay

carload |ˈkɑːrloʊd| — a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile

carmaker |ˈkɑːrˌmekər| — a business engaged in the manufacture of automobiles

Carmelite |ˈkɑːrməˌlaɪt| — a Roman Catholic friar wearing the white cloak of the Carmelite order; mendicant preachers

carminative |kɑːrˈmɪnətɪv| — medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing

carmine |ˈkɑːrmaɪn| — a variable color averaging a vivid red

carnage |ˈkɑːrnɪdʒ| — the savage and excessive killing of many people

carnal |ˈkɑːrnl| — marked by the appetites and passions of the body

carnality |kɑːˈnælɪtɪ| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

carnation |kɑːrˈneɪʃn| — Eurasian plant with pink to purple-red spice-scented usually double flowers; widely cultivated in many varieties and many colors

carnelian |kɑːrˈniːliən| — a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony

carnival |ˈkɑːrnɪvl| — a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

carnivore |ˈkɑːrnɪvɔːr| — a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal

carnivorous |kɑːrˈnɪvərəs| — relating to or characteristic of carnivores

carob |ˈkærəb| — long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute

carol |ˈkærəl| — joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ

Caroline |ˈkerəˌlaɪn| — of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England

carom |ˈkærəm| — a glancing rebound

carotene |ˈkærətiːn| — an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver

carotenoid |kəˈrɒtɪnɔɪd| — any of a class of highly unsaturated yellow to red pigments occurring in plants and animals

carotid |kəˈrɑːtəd| — of or relating to either of the two major arteries supplying blood to the head and neck

carotin |ˈkærʌtɪn| — an orange isomer of an unsaturated hydrocarbon found in many plants; is converted into vitamin A in the liver

carousal |kəˈraʊzəl| — revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party

carouse |kəˈraʊz| — revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party

carousel |ˌkærəˈsel| — a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers

carp |kɑːrp| — the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised

carpal |ˈkɑːrpl| — any of the eight small bones of the wrist of primates

carpel |ˈkɑːrpl| — a simple pistil or one element of a compound pistil

carpenter |ˈkɑːrpəntər| — a woodworker who makes or repairs wooden objects

carpentry |ˈkɑːrpəntri| — the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood

carper |ˈkɑːrpər| — someone who constantly criticizes in a petty way

carpet |ˈkɑːrpɪt| — floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

carpetbag |ˈkɑːrpɪtbæɡ| — traveling bag made of carpet; widely used in 19th century

carpetbagger |ˈkɑːrpɪtbæɡər| — an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously

carping |ˈkɑːrpɪŋ| — persistent petty and unjustified criticism

carpus |ˈkɑːrpəs| — a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

carrageen |ˈkærʌˌɡiːn| — dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America

carragheen |ˈkærəɡiːn| — dark purple edible seaweed of the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America

carrel |ˈkærəl| — French surgeon and biologist who developed a way to suture and graft blood vessels (1873-1944)

carrell |kaˈreɪl| — small individual study area in a library

carriage |ˈkærɪdʒ| — a railcar where passengers ride

carriageway |ˈkærɪdʒweɪ| — one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes

carrier |ˈkæriər| — someone whose employment involves carrying something

carrion |ˈkæriən| — the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

carrot |ˈkærət| — deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant

carroty |ˈkærəti| — resembling the bright orange of the root of the carrot plant

carrousel |ˈkerəˌsel| — a conveyer belt that carries luggage to be claimed by air travelers

carry |ˈkæri| — the act of carrying something

carry away |ˈkæri əˈweɪ| — remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state

carry back |ˈkæri ˈbæk| — deduct a loss or an unused credit from taxable income for a prior period

carry forward |ˈkæri ˈfɔːrwərd| — transfer from one time period to the next

carry off |ˈkæri ˈɒf| — be successful; achieve a goal

carry on |ˈkæri ɑːn| — direct the course of; manage or control

carry out |ˈkæri ˈaʊt| — put in effect

carry over |ˈkæri ˈoʊvr̩| — transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another

carry through |ˈkæri θruː| — put in effect

carry-over |ˈoʊvər| — application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation

carryall |ˈkæriːɔːl| — a capacious bag or basket

carsick |ˈkɑːrsɪk| — experiencing motion sickness

cart |kɑːrt| — a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal

cartage |ˈkɑːrtɪdʒ| — the work of taking something away in a cart or truck and disposing of it

carte |ˈkɑːrt| — a list of dishes available at a restaurant

cartel |kɑːrˈtel| — a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service

carter |ˈkɑːrtər| — Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)

Cartesian |kɑːrˈtiːziən| — a follower of Cartesian thought

Carthaginian |ˌkɑːrθəˈdʒɪniən| — a native or inhabitant of ancient Carthage

Carthusian |kɑːrˈθuːʒən| — a member of the Carthusian order

cartilage |ˈkɑːrtɪlɪdʒ| — tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults

cartilaginous |ˌkɑːrtɪˈlædʒɪnəs| — difficult to chew

carting |ˈkɑːrtɪŋ| — the work of taking something away in a cart or truck and disposing of it

cartload |ˈkɑːrtloʊd| — the quantity that a cart holds

cartographer |kɑːrˈtɑːɡrəfər| — a person who makes maps

cartographic |ˌkɑːrtəˈɡræfɪk| — of or relating to the making of maps or charts

cartographical |ˌkɑːtəʊˈɡræfɪkəl| — of or relating to the making of maps or charts

cartography |kɑːrˈtɑːɡrəfi| — the making of maps and charts

carton |ˈkɑːrtn| — the quantity contained in a carton

cartoon |kɑːrˈtuːn| — a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

cartoonist |kɑːrˈtuːnɪst| — a person who draws cartoons

cartouche |kɑːrˈtuːʃ| — a cartridge (usually with paper casing)

cartridge |ˈkɑːrtrɪdʒ| — ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun

cartwheel |ˈkɑːrtwiːl| — a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim

cartwright |ˈkɑːrˌtraɪt| — English clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)

caruncle |ˈkærʌŋkəl| — an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds

carve |kɑːrv| — form by carving

carved |ˈkɑːrvd| — made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)

carvel-built |bɪlt| — (of ships) built with flush (rather than overlapping) hull planks

carven |ˈkɑːvən| — made for or formed by carving (`carven' is archaic or literary)

carver |ˈkɑːrvər| — United States botanist and agricultural chemist who developed many uses for peanuts and soy beans and sweet potatoes (1864-1943)

carving |ˈkɑːrvɪŋ| — a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape

caryatid |ˌkæriˈætɪd| — a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

cascade |kæˈskeɪd| — a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

case |keɪs| — an occurrence of something

case-by-case  — separate and distinct from others of the same kind

case-hardened |ˈkeɪs hɑːrdənd| — used of persons; emotionally hardened

casein |keˈsiːn| — a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives

casement |ˈkeɪsmənt| — a window sash that is hinged (usually on one side)

caseous |ˈkeɪsiːəs| — of damaged or necrotic tissue; cheeselike

casern |kəˈsɜːrn| — military barracks in a garrison town

caseworker |ˈkeɪˌswərkər| — someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)

caseworm  — insect larva that constructs a protective case around its body

cash |kæʃ| — money in the form of bills or coins

cashable |ˈkæʃəbəl| — able to be converted into ready money or the equivalent

cashbox  — a strongbox for holding cash

cashew |ˈkæʃuː| — tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted

cashier |kæˈʃɪr| — an employee of a bank who receives and pays out money

cashmere |ˈkæʒmɪr| — a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat

casing |ˈkeɪsɪŋ| — the housing or outer covering of something

casino |kəˈsiːnoʊ| — a public building for gambling and entertainment

cask |kæsk| — the quantity a cask will hold

casket |ˈkæskɪt| — box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

casque |kask| — (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor

cassava |kəˈsɑːvə| — a starch made by leaching and drying the root of the cassava plant; the source of tapioca; a staple food in the tropics

casserole |ˈkæsəroʊl| — food cooked and served in a casserole

cassette |kəˈset| — a container that holds a magnetic tape used for recording or playing sound or video

cassia |ˈkæʃiə| — any of various trees or shrubs of the genus Cassia having pinnately compound leaves and usually yellow flowers followed by long seedpods

cassiopeia |ˌkasɪə(ʊ)ˈpiːə| — (Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda

cassock |ˈkæsək| — a black garment reaching down to the ankles; worn by priests or choristers

cassowary |ˈkæsəweri| — large black flightless bird of Australia and New Guinea having a horny head crest

cast |kæst| — the actors in a play

cast about |ˈkæst əˈbaʊt| — search anxiously

cast away |ˈkæst əˈweɪ| — throw or cast away

cast down |ˈkæst ˈdaʊn| — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

cast off |ˈkæst ˈɒf| — get rid of

cast on |ˈkæst ɑːn| — make the first row of stitches when knitting

cast out |ˈkæst ˈaʊt| — expel from a community or group

cast-iron |kæst ˈaɪən| — extremely robust

cast-off |ˈkæst ɒf| — thrown away

castanets |ˌkæstəˈnets| — (used in the plural) a percussion instrument consisting of a pair of hollow pieces of wood or bone (usually held between the thumb and fingers) that are made to click together (as by Spanish dancers) in rhythm with the dance

castaway |ˈkæstəweɪ| — a person who is rejected (from society or home)

caste |kæst| — social status or position conferred by a system based on class

castellated |ˈkæstəleɪtɪd| — having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement

caster |ˈkastər| — a worker who casts molten metal into finished products

castigate |ˈkæstɪɡeɪt| — censure severely

Castilian |kəˈstilyən| — the Spanish language as spoken in Castile

casting |ˈkæstɪŋ| — object formed by a mold

castle |ˈkæsl| — a large and stately mansion

castling |ˈkæsəlɪŋ| — interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

castor |ˈkæstər| — a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux

castrate |ˈkæstreɪt| — a man who has been castrated and is incapable of reproduction

castrated |ˈkæˌstretəd| — deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes

castration |kæˈstreɪʃn| — neutering a male animal by removing the testicles

casual |ˈkæʒuəl| — marked by blithe unconcern

casually |ˈkæʒuəli| — not methodically or according to plan

casualty |ˈkæʒuəlti| — someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

casuist |ˈkæzjʊɪst| — someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious

casuistic |ˌkæzjʊˈɪstɪk| — of or relating to or practicing casuistry

casuistical |ˌkæzjʊˈɪstɪkəl| — of or relating to or practicing casuistry

casuistry |ˈkæʒuɪstri| — argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading

cat |kæt| — feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

cat's-paw |ˈkatspɔː| — a person used by another to gain an end

cataclysm |ˈkætəklɪzəm| — a sudden violent change in the earth's surface

cataclysmic |ˌkætəˈklɪzmɪk| — severely destructive

catacomb |ˈkætəˌkom| — an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)

catafalque |ˈkætəfælk| — a decorated bier on which a coffin rests in state during a funeral

Catalan |ˈkætəlæn| — a native or inhabitant of Catalonia

catalepsy |ˈkætəlepsi| — a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli

cataleptic |ˌkætəˈleptɪk| — a person suffering from catalepsy

catalog |ˈkætəlɔːɡ| — a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things

catalogue |ˈkætəlɔːɡ| — a complete list of things; usually arranged systematically

cataloguer |ˈkætəlɒɡə| — a librarian who classifies publications according to a categorial system

catalysis |kəˈtæləsɪs| — acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction

catalyst |ˈkætəlɪst| — (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

catalytic |ˌkætəˈlɪtɪk| — relating to or causing or involving catalysis

catalyze |ˈkætəˌlaɪz| — change by catalysis or cause to catalyze

catamaran |ˌkætəməˈræn| — a boat with two parallel hulls held together by single deck

catamount |ˈkadəˌmount| — short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur

catamountain  — bushy-tailed wildcat of Europe that resembles the domestic cat and is regarded as the ancestor of the domestic cat

cataplasm |ˈkadəˌplazəm| — a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.

catapult |ˈkætəpʌlt| — a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones

cataract |ˈkætərækt| — an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye

catarrh |kəˈtɑːr| — inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus

catastrophe |kəˈtæstrəfi| — an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

catastrophic |ˌkætəˈstrɑːfɪk| — extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin

catbird |ˈkatbərd| — any of various birds of the Australian region whose males build ornamented structures resembling bowers in order to attract females

catcall |ˈkætkɔːl| — a cry expressing disapproval

catch |kætʃ| — a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

catch on |ˈkætʃ ɑːn| — understand, usually after some initial difficulty

catch up |ˈkætʃ ʌp| — reach the point where one should be after a delay

catchall |ˈkæˌtʃɒl| — an enclosure or receptacle for odds and ends

catcher |ˈkætʃər| — (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

catching |ˈkætʃɪŋ| — (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

catchment |ˈkætʃmənt| — a structure in which water is collected (especially a natural drainage area)

catchpenny |ˈkætʃpeni| — designed to sell quickly without concern for quality

catchword |ˈkætʃwɜːrd| — a favorite saying of a sect or political group

catchy |ˈkætʃi| — having concealed difficulty

catechism |ˈkætəkɪzəm| — a series of question put to an individual (such as a political candidate) to elicit their views

catechist |ˈkadəkəst| — one who instructs catechumens in preparation for baptism (especially one using a catechism)

catechize |ˈkætəkaɪz| — examine through questioning and answering

catechu |ˈkætʌˌtʃuː| — extract of the heartwood of Acacia catechu used for dyeing and tanning and preserving fishnets and sails; formerly used medicinally

catechumen |ˌkætʌˈkjuːmən| — a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist

categorical |ˌkætəˈɡɔːrɪkl| — not modified or restricted by reservations

categorically |ˌkætəˈɡɔːrɪkli| — in an unqualified manner

categorization |ˌkætəɡərəˈzeɪʃn| — a group of people or things arranged by class or category

categorize |ˈkætəɡəraɪz| — place into or assign to a category

category |ˈkætəɡɔːri| — a collection of things sharing a common attribute

catena |kəˈtiːnə| — a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)

catenary |ˈkætˌneriː| — the curve theoretically assumed by a perfectly flexible and inextensible cord of uniform density and cross section hanging freely from two fixed points

catenate |ˈkætˌneɪt| — arrange in a series of rings or chains, as for spores

cater |ˈkeɪtər| — give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

cater-cornered |ˈkeɪtəˌkɔːnəd| — slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line

caterer |ˈkeɪtərər| — someone who provides food and service (as for a party)

catering |ˈkeɪtərɪŋ| — providing food and services

caterpillar |ˈkætərpɪlər| — a wormlike and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth

caterwaul |ˈkætərwɔːl| — the yowling sound made by a cat in heat

catfish |ˈkætfɪʃ| — flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed

catgut |ˈkætɡʌt| — perennial subshrub of eastern North America having downy leaves yellowish and rose flowers and; source of rotenone

catharsis |kəˈθɑːrsɪs| — (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

cathartic |kəˈθɑːrtɪk| — a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

Cathay |kæˈθeɪ| — a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world

cathedra  — a throne that is the official chair of a bishop

cathedral |kəˈθiːdrəl| — any large and important church

catheter |ˈkæθɪtər| — a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

cathode |ˈkæθoʊd| — a negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device

catholic |ˈkæθlɪk| — a member of a Catholic church

Catholicism |kəˈθɑːləsɪzəm| — the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church

catholicity |ˌkæθəˈlɪsɪti| — the beliefs and practices of a Catholic Church

catholicize |kəˈθɑːlɪsaɪz| — cause to adopt Catholicism

cathouse |ˈkatˌhous| — a building where prostitutes are available

cation |ˈkætaɪən| — a positively charged ion

catkin |ˈkætkɪn| — a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence

catling |ˈkætlɪŋ| — a long double-edged knife used for amputations

catmint |ˈkætmɪnt| — hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats

catnap |ˈkætnæp| — sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)

catnip |ˈkatˌnip| — hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats

catoptric |kəˈtɑːptriːk| — of or relating to catoptrics; produced by or based on mirrors

catoptrics |kəˈtɑːptrɪks| — branch of optics dealing with formation of images by mirrors

catsup |ˈketʃəp, ˈkætʃəp| — thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes

cattish |ˈkætɪʃ| — marked by or arising from malice

cattle |ˈkætl| — domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

cattleman |ˈkadlmən| — a man who raises (or tends) cattle

catty |ˈkæti| — any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams)

Caucasian |kɔːˈkeɪziən| — a Caucasian

caucus |ˈkɔːkəs| — a closed political meeting

caudal |ˈkɑːdəl| — resembling a tail

caudate |ˈkɔːdeɪt| — a tail-shaped basal ganglion located in a lateral ventricle of the brain

caul |ˈkɑːl| — part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines

cauldron |ˈkɔːldrən| — a very large pot that is used for boiling

caulescent |kɔːˈlesənt| — (of plants) producing a well-developed stem above ground

cauliflower |ˈkɔːliflaʊər| — a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds

caulk |kɔːk| — a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight

caulking |ˈkɒkɪŋ| — a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight

causal |ˈkɔːzl| — involving or constituting a cause; causing

causality |kɔːˈzæləti| — the relation between causes and effects

causation |kɔːˈzeɪʃn| — the act of causing something to happen

causative |ˈkɔːzətɪv| — producing an effect

cause |kɔːz| — events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

causeless |ˈkɔːzləs| — having no justifying cause or reason

causerie |ˈkoʊzəri| — light informal conversation for social occasions

causeway |ˈkɔːzweɪ| — a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand

causing |ˈkɑːzɪŋ| — the act of causing something to happen

caustic |ˈkɔːstɪk| — any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue

cauterization |ˌkɔːtəraɪˈseɪʃən| — the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

cauterize |ˈkɔːtəraɪz| — burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

cautery |ˈkɔːtəriː| — an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it

caution |ˈkɔːʃn| — the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger

cautionary |ˈkɔːʃəneri| — warding off

cautious |ˈkɔːʃəs| — people who are fearful and cautious

cautiously |ˈkɔːʃəsli| — as if with kid gloves; with caution or prudence or tact

cavalcade |ˌkævlˈkeɪd| — a procession of people traveling on horseback

cavalier |ˌkævəˈlɪr| — a gallant or courtly gentleman

cavalry |ˈkævlri| — troops trained to fight on horseback

cavalryman |ˈkævəlrɪmən| — a soldier in a motorized army unit

cave |keɪv| — a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

cave in |ˈkeɪv ɪn| — the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it

caveat |ˈkæviæt| — a warning against certain acts

caveman |ˈkeɪvmæn| — someone who lives in a cave

cavendish |ˈkævənˌdɪʃ| — British chemist and physicist who established that water is a compound of hydrogen and oxygen and who calculated the density of the earth (1731-1810)

cavern |ˈkævərn| — any large dark enclosed space

cavernous |ˈkævərnəs| — being or suggesting a cavern

caviar |ˈkæviɑːr| — salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre

caviare |ˈkævɪɑːrr| — salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre

cavil |ˈkævl| — an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

caviller |ˈkævɪlə| — a disputant who quibbles; someone who raises annoying petty objections

cavity |ˈkævəti| — a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)

cavort |kəˈvɔːrt| — play boisterously

caw |kɔː| — the sound made by corvine birds

cay |ˈkeɪ| — a coral reef off the southern coast of Florida

cayenne |keɪˈen| — plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red

cayman |ˈkeɪmən| — a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly