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co-author |ˈkoˌɑːθər| — be a co-author on (a book, a paper)

co-ed |ˈkoʊ ed| — a female student at a coeducational college or university

co-occur  — go with, fall together

co-occurrence  — an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

co-op |ˈkoʊ ɑːp| — a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners

co-opt |koʊ ˈɒpt| — choose or elect as a fellow member or colleague

co-optation |ˌkəʊɒpˈteɪʃən| — the selection of a new member (usually by a vote of the existing membership)

co-ordinate |kəʊˈɔːdnɪt| — a number that identifies a position relative to an axis

co-pilot |ˈkəʊˈpaɪlət| — a relief pilot on an airplane

co-respondent |ˌkoʊ rɪˈspɒndənt| — the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding

co-star |ˌkoʊ ˈstɑːrr| — one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film

co-worker |ˈkoʊˌwɜrkər| — an associate that one works with

coach |koʊtʃ| — (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

coaching |ˈkoʊtʃɪŋ| — the job of a professional coach

coachman |ˈkoʊtʃmən| — a man who drives a coach (or carriage)

coadjutor |koʊˈædʒətər| — an assistant to a bishop

coagulant |koʊˈæɡjələnt| — an agent that produces coagulation

coagulate |koʊˈæɡjuleɪt| — change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

coagulated |koʊˈæɡjʊleɪtɪd| — transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass

coagulation |koʊˌæɡjuˈleɪʃn| — the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid

coal |koʊl| — fossil fuel consisting of carbonized vegetable matter deposited in the Carboniferous period

coal-black |ˈkəʊlˈblæk| — of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal

coal-fired |ˈkəʊlfaɪəd| — fueled by burning coal

coalesce |ˌkoʊəˈles| — mix together different elements

coalescence |ˌkoʊəˈlesəns| — the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts

coalhole |ˈkəʊlhəʊl| — a bin for holding coal

coalition |ˌkoʊəˈlɪʃn| — an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty

coalman |ˈkoʊlmən| — someone who delivers coal

coalpit |ˈkoʊlpɪt| — a mine where coal is dug from the ground

coaming |ˈkoʊmɪŋ| — a raised framework around a hatchway on a ship to keep water out

coarse |kɔːrs| — lacking refinement or cultivation or taste

coarse-grained |ˈkɔːsɡreɪnd| — composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency

coarsely |ˈkɔːrsli| — in coarse pieces

coarsen |ˈkɔːrsn| — make or become coarse or coarser

coarsened |ˈkɔːrsənd| — made coarse or crude by lack of skill

coarseness |ˈkɔːrsnəs| — language or humor that is down-to-earth

coast |koʊst| — the shore of a sea or ocean

coastal |ˈkoʊstl| — of or relating to a coast

coaster |ˈkoʊstər| — a resident of a coastal area

coastguard |ˈkoʊstɡɑːrd| — a military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters

coastland |ˈkəʊs(t)lənd| — land in a coastal area

coastline |ˈkoʊstlaɪn| — the outline of a coast

coastward  — in the direction of the coast

coastwise |ˈkoʊstwaɪz| — by way of, or along the coast

coat |koʊt| — an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors

coated |ˈkoʊtɪd| — having or dressed in a coat

coatee |koʊˈtiː| — a short close-fitting coat

coating |ˈkoʊtɪŋ| — a thin layer covering something

coattail |ˈkotˌtel| — the loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist

coauthor |ˈkoˌɑːθər| — a writer who collaborates with others in writing something

coax |koʊks| — a transmission line for high-frequency signals

coaxal |koʊˈæksəl| — having a common axis

coaxial |ˌkoˈæksiəl| — having a common axis

coaxing |ˈkoʊksɪŋ| — flattery designed to gain favor

cob |ˌsiː oʊ ˈbiː| — nut of any of several trees of the genus Corylus

cobalt |ˈkoʊbɔːlt| — a hard ferromagnetic silver-white bivalent or trivalent metallic element; a trace element in plant and animal nutrition

cobber |ˈkɑːbər| — Australian term for a pal

cobble |ˈkɑːbl| — rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads

cobbler |ˈkɑːblər| — a person who makes or repairs shoes

cobblers |ˈkɑːblərz| — nonsense

cobblestone |ˈkɑːblstoʊn| — rectangular paving stone with curved top; once used to make roads

cobnut |ˈkɑːbˌnʌt| — small nut-bearing tree much grown in Europe

cobra |ˈkoʊbrə| — venomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood

cobweb |ˈkɑːbweb| — a fabric so delicate and transparent as to resemble a web of a spider

cobwebby |ˈkɑːbˌwebiː| — so thin as to transmit light

coca |ˈkoʊkə| — a South American shrub whose leaves are chewed by natives of the Andes; a source of cocaine

cocaine |koʊˈkeɪn| — a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive

cocainize |koʊˈkeɪnaɪz| — anesthetize with cocaine

cocci |ˈkɑːksaɪ| — any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria

coccus |ˈkɑːkəs| — any spherical or nearly spherical bacteria

coccyx |ˈkɑːksɪks| — the end of the vertebral column in humans and tailless apes

cochin |ˈkoˌtʃɪn| — Asian breed of large fowl with dense plumage and feathered legs

cochineal |ˈkɑːtʃəniːl| — a red dyestuff consisting of dried bodies of female cochineal insects

cochlea |ˈkoʊkliə| — the snail-shaped tube (in the inner ear coiled around the modiolus) where sound vibrations are converted into nerve impulses by the organ of Corti

cochlear |ˈkɑːkliər| — of or relating to the cochlea of the ear

cock |kɑːk| — obscene terms for penis

cock-a-doodle-doo |ˌkɑːk ə ˌduːdl ˈduː| — an imitation of the crow of a cock

cock-a-hoop |ˌkɒk ə ˈhuːp| — exhibiting self-importance

cockade |kɑːˈkeɪd| — an ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat

Cockaigne |kɑːˈkeɪn| — (Middle Ages) an imaginary land of luxury and idleness

cockamamie |ˈkɑːkəmeɪmi| — informal term for ridiculous and implausible

cockatoo |ˈkɑːkətuː| — white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds

cockatrice |ˈkɑːkətrɪs| — monster hatched by a reptile from a cock's egg; able to kill with a glance

cockchafer |ˈkɑːktʃeɪfər| — any of various large European beetles destructive to vegetation as both larvae and adult

cockcrow |ˈkɑːkkroʊ| — the first light of day

cocker |ˈkɑːkər| — a small breed with wavy silky hair; originally developed in England

cockerel |ˈkɑːkərəl| — a young domestic cock; not older than one year

cockeyed |ˈkɑːkaɪd| — turned or twisted toward one side

cockfight |ˈkɑːkˌfaɪt| — a match in a cockpit between two fighting cocks heeled with metal gaffs

cockfighting |ˈkɑːkfaɪtɪŋ| — participation in the sport of matching gamecocks in a cockfight

cockhorse |ˌkɒkˈhɔːrs| — anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)

cockiness |ˈkɑːkinəs| — offensive boldness and assertiveness

cockle |ˈkɑːkl| — common edible European bivalve

cockleshell |ˈkɒklʃel| — a small light flimsy boat

cockloft |ˈkɑːkˌlɔːft| — a small loft or garret

cockney |ˈkɑːkni| — a native of the east end of London

cockpit |ˈkɑːkpɪt| — compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft

cockroach |ˈkɑːkroʊtʃ| — any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests

cockscomb |ˈkɑːkskoʊm| — garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers

cocksfoot |ˈkɑːksfʊt| — widely grown stout Old World hay and pasture grass

cocksucker |ˈkɑːksʌkər| — a person who performs fellatio

cocksure |ˌkɑːkˈʃʊr| — marked by excessive confidence

cocksureness  — total certainty or greater certainty than circumstances warrant

cocktail |ˈkɑːkteɪl| — a short mixed drink

cocky |ˈkɑːki| — overly self-confident or self-assertive

cocky-leeky |ˈkɒkɪˈliːkɪ| — soup made from chicken boiled with leeks

coco |ˈkoˌkoʊ| — tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics

cocoa |ˈkoʊkoʊ| — a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot

cocoanut |ˈkəʊkənʌt| — large hard-shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk

coconut |ˈkoʊkənʌt| — the edible white meat of a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries

cocoon |kəˈkuːn| — silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs

cod |ˌsiː oʊ ˈdiː| — the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)

coda |ˈkoʊdə| — the closing section of a musical composition

coddle |ˈkɑːdl| — treat with excessive indulgence

code |koʊd| — a set of rules or principles or laws (especially written ones)

codeine |ˈkoʊdiːn| — derivative of opium; used as an antitussive (to relieve coughing) and an analgesic (to relieve pain)

coder |ˈkodər| — a person who designs and writes and tests computer programs

codex |ˈkoʊdeks| — an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.

codfish |ˈkɑːdfɪʃ| — lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached

codger |ˈkɑːdʒər| — used affectionately to refer to an eccentric but amusing old man

codicil |ˈkɑːdəsl| — a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will

codification |ˌkɑːdɪfɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act of codifying; arranging in a systematic order

codify |ˈkɑːdɪfaɪ| — organize into a code or system, such as a body of law

coding |ˈkoʊdɪŋ| — act of writing in code or cipher

codling |ˈkɒdəlɪŋ| — young codfish

codon |ˈkəʊdɒn| — a specific sequence of three adjacent nucleotides on a strand of DNA or RNA that specifies the genetic code information for synthesizing a particular amino acid

codswallop |ˈkɑːdzwɑːləp| — nonsensical talk or writing

coeducation |ˌkoʊˌedʒʊˈkeɪʃən| — education of men and women in the same institutions

coeducational |ˌkoʊɪdjəˈkeɪʃənəl| — attended by members of both sexes

coefficient |ˌkoʊɪˈfɪʃnt| — a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

coenobite |ˈsiːnəˌbaɪt| — a member of a religious order living in common

coequal |koˈiːkwəl| — having the same standing before the law

coerce |koʊˈɜːrs| — to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means

coercion |koʊˈɜːrʒn| — the act of compelling by force of authority

coercive |koʊˈɜːrsɪv| — serving or intended to coerce

coeval |koʊˈiːvl| — a person of nearly the same age as another

coexist |ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪst| — coexist peacefully, as of nations

coexistence |ˌkoʊɪɡˈzɪstəns| — existing peacefully together

coexistent |ˈkəʊɪɡˈzɪstənt| — existing at the same time

coextensive |koʊɪkˈstensɪv| — being of equal extent or scope or duration

coffee |ˈkɔːfi| — a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans

coffer |ˈkɔːfər| — an ornamental sunken panel in a ceiling or dome

cofferdam |ˈkɔːfərˌdæm| — large watertight chamber used for construction under water

coffin |ˈkɔːfɪn| — box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

cog |kɑːɡ| — a subordinate who performs an important but routine function

cogency |ˈkoʊdʒənsi| — persuasive relevance

cogent |ˈkoʊdʒənt| — powerfully persuasive

cogged |kɒɡd| — having cogs

cogitable |ˈkɑːdʒɪtəbəl| — capable of being thought about

cogitate |ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪt| — consider carefully and deeply; reflect upon; turn over in one's mind

cogitation |ˌkɑːdʒɪˈteɪʃn| — a carefully considered thought about something

cogitative |ˈkɑːdʒɪteɪtɪv| — given to cogitation

cognac |ˈkoʊnjæk| — high quality grape brandy distilled in the Cognac district of France

cognate |ˈkɑːɡneɪt| — one related by blood or origin; especially on sharing an ancestor with another

cognation |kɑːɡˈneɪʃən| — line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family

cognition |kɑːɡˈnɪʃn| — the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

cognitive |ˈkɑːɡnətɪv| — of or being or relating to or involving cognition

cognitively |ˈkɒɡnətɪvli| — with regard to cognition

cognizable |ˈkɑːɡnɪzəbəl| — capable of being known

cognizance |ˈkɑːɡnɪzəns| — having knowledge of

cognizant |ˈkɑːɡnɪzənt| — (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

cognize |ˈkɑːɡnaɪz| — be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about

cognomen |kɒgˈnoʊmən| — a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

cognoscente |ˌkɑːnjəˈʃentiː| — an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

cognoscible  — capable of being known

cogwheel |ˈkɑːɡwiːl| — a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

cohabit |koʊˈhæbɪt| — share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple

cohabitation |ˌkoʊˌhæbɪˈteɪʃn| — the act of living together and having a sexual relationship (especially without being married)

cohere |koʊˈhɪr| — come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation

coherence |koʊˈhɪrəns| — the state of cohering or sticking together

coherency |ˌkoʊˈhɪərənsi| — the state of cohering or sticking together

coherent |koʊˈhɪrənt| — capable of thinking and expressing yourself in a clear and consistent manner

coherently |koʊˈhɪrəntli| — in a coherent manner

cohesion |koʊˈhiːʒn| — the state of cohering or sticking together

cohesive |koʊˈhiːsɪv| — causing cohesion

cohesiveness |koʊˈhiːsɪvnəs| — the state of cohering or sticking together

coho |ˈkohoʊ| — fatty pinkish flesh of small salmon caught in the Pacific and Great Lakes

cohort |ˈkoʊhɔːrt| — a company of companions or supporters

coif |kɔɪf| — the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

coiffeur |kwɑːˈfɝːr| — a man hairdresser

coiffure |kwɑːˈfjʊr| — the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

coign |koin| — expandable metal or wooden wedge used by printers to lock up a form within a chase

coil |kɔɪl| — a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops

coin |kɔɪn| — a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

coinage |ˈkɔɪnɪdʒ| — coins collectively

coincide |ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪd| — go with, fall together

coincidence |koʊˈɪnsɪdəns| — an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental

coincident |koʊˈɪnsɪdənt| — occurring or operating at the same time

coincidental |koʊˌɪnsɪˈdentl| — occurring or operating at the same time

coincidentally |koʊˌɪnsɪˈdentəli| — happening at the same time

coinciding |ˌkoʊɪnˈsaɪdɪŋ| — occurring or operating at the same time

coiner |ˈkoinər| — a maker of counterfeit coins

coir |ˈkɔɪər| — stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut

coital  — of or relating to coitus or copulation

coition |koʊˈɪʃən| — sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur

coitus |ˈkoʊɪtəs| — sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur

coke |koʊk| — carbon fuel produced by distillation of coal

col |kɑːl| — a pass between mountain peaks

cola |ˈkoʊlə| — large genus of African trees bearing kola nuts

colander |ˈkɑːləndər| — bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods

cold |koʊld| — a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

cold-blooded |koʊld ˈblʌdɪd| — without compunction or human feeling

cold-shoulder |koʊld ˈʃoʊldər| — pay no attention to, disrespect

coldly |ˈkoʊldli| — lacking warmth of feeling; in a cold, unemotional manner

coldness |ˈkoʊldnəs| — the sensation produced by low temperatures

cole |ˈkol| — a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

coleslaw |ˈkoʊlslɔː| — basically shredded cabbage

colewort |ˈkəʊlwəːt| — a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head

colic |ˈkɑːlɪk| — acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)

colicky |ˈkɑːləkiː| — suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal

Coliseum |ˌkɑːləˈsiːəm| — an oval large stadium with tiers of seats; an arena in which contests and spectacles are held

colitis |kəˈlaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the colon

collaborate |kəˈlæbəreɪt| — work together on a common enterprise of project

collaboration |kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃn| — act of working jointly

collaborationist |kəˌlæbəˈreɪʃənɪst| — someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force

collaborative |kəˈlæbəreɪtɪv| — accomplished by collaboration

collaborator |kəˈlæbəreɪtər| — someone who assists in a plot

collage |kəˈlɑːʒ| — a paste-up made by sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form an artistic image

collagen |ˈkɑːlədʒən| — a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling

collapsable |kəˈlæpsəbəl| — capable of collapsing or being collapsed

collapse |kəˈlæps| — an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

collapsible |kəˈlæpsəbl| — capable of collapsing or being collapsed

collar |ˈkɑːlər| — a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

collarbone |ˈkɑːlərboʊn| — bone linking the scapula and sternum

collate |kəˈleɪt| — compare critically; of texts

collateral |kəˈlætərəl| — a security pledged for the repayment of a loan

collation |kəˈleɪʃn| — a light informal meal

colleague |ˈkɑːliːɡ| — an associate that one works with

collect |kəˈlekt| — a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

collected |kəˈlektɪd| — in full control of your faculties

collecting |kəˈlektɪŋ| — the act of gathering something together

collection |kəˈlekʃn| — several things grouped together or considered as a whole

collective |kəˈlektɪv| — members of a cooperative enterprise

collectively |kəˈlektɪvli| — in conjunction with; combined

collectivism |kəˈlektɪvɪzəm| — Soviet communism

collectivist |kəˈlektɪvɪst| — a person who belongs to the political left

collectivization |kəˌlektɪvəˈzeɪʃən| — the organization of a nation or economy on the basis of collectivism

collector |kəˈlektər| — a person who collects things

colleen |kɑːˈliːn| — an Irish girl

college |ˈkɑːlɪdʒ| — the body of faculty and students of a college

collegial |kəˈliːdʒiəl| — characterized by or having authority vested equally among colleagues

collegian |kəˈliːdʒən| — a student (or former student) at a college or university

collegiate |kəˈliːdʒiət| — of or resembling or typical of a college or college students

collet |ˈkɑːlət| — a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting

collide |kəˈlaɪd| — be incompatible; be or come into conflict

collider |kəˈlaɪdər| — an accelerator in which two beams of particles are forced to collide head on

collie |ˈkɑːli| — a silky-coated sheepdog with a long ruff and long narrow head developed in Scotland

collier |ˈkɑːliər| — someone who works in a coal mine

colliery |ˈkɑːliəri| — a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

colligate |ˈkɑːlɪɡeɪt| — make a logical or causal connection

collimation  — the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope

collision |kəˈlɪʒn| — (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together

collocate |ˈkɑːləkət| — have a strong tendency to occur side by side

collocation |ˌkɑːləˈkeɪʃn| — a grouping of words in a sentence

collodion |kəˈlodiən| — a colorless syrupy solution of pyroxylin in ether and alcohol; used as a coating for wounds or photographic films

collogue |kəˈloʊɡ| — confer secretly

colloid |ˈkɑːlɒjd| — a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension

colloidal |kəˌlɔɪdəl| — of or relating to or having the properties of a colloid

colloquial |kəˈloʊkwiəl| — characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

colloquialism |kəˈloʊkwiəlɪzəm| — a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

colloquium |kəˈloʊkwiəm| — an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting

colloquy |ˈkɑːləkwi| — a conversation especially a formal one

collude |kəˈluːd| — act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose

collusion |kəˈluːʒn| — secret agreement

collusive |kəˈluːsɪv| — acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

colly |ˈkɑːli| — make soiled, filthy, or dirty

collyrium |kəˈlɪrɪəm| — lotion consisting of a solution used as a cleanser for the eyes

collywobbles |ˈkɑːliwɑːblz| — severe gastroenteritis of unknown etiology; characterized by severe colic and vomiting and diarrhea

Colombian |kəˈləmbiən| — a native or inhabitant of Colombia

colon |ˈkoʊlən| — the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted

colonel |ˈkɜːrnl| — a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

colonial |kəˈloʊniəl| — a resident of a colony

colonialism |kəˈloʊniəlɪzəm| — exploitation by a stronger country of weaker one; the use of the weaker country's resources to strengthen and enrich the stronger country

colonialist |kəˈloʊniəlɪst| — a believer in colonialism

colonist |ˈkɑːlənɪst| — a person who settles in a new colony or moves into new country

colonization |ˌkɑːlənəˈzeɪʃn| — the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

colonize |ˈkɑːlənaɪz| — settle as a colony; of countries in the developing world

colonized |ˈkɑːləˌnaɪzd| — inhabited by colonists

colonizer |ˈkɑːləˌnaɪzər| — someone who helps to found a colony

colonnade |ˌkɑːləˈneɪd| — structure consisting of a row of evenly spaced columns

colonoscopy |ˌkəʊləˈnɒskəpi| — visual examination of the colon (with a colonoscope) from the cecum to the rectum; requires sedation

colony |ˈkɑːləni| — a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

colophon |ˈkɑːləfən| — a publisher's emblem printed in a book (usually on the title page)

colophony |ˈkɑːləˌfoʊniː| — translucent brittle substance produced from pine oleoresin; used especially in varnishes and inks and on the bows of stringed instruments

color |ˈkʌlər| — a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect

coloration |ˌkʌləˈreɪʃn| — the timbre of a musical sound

coloratura |ˌkʌlərəˈtʊrə| — a lyric soprano who specializes in coloratura vocal music

colorcast  — a television program that is broadcast in color

colorectal |ˌkəʊləʊˈrɛkt(ə)l| — relating to or affecting the colon and the rectum

colored |ˈkʌlərd| — having skin rich in melanin pigments

colorful |ˈkʌlərfəl| — having much or varied color

coloring |ˈkʌlərɪŋ| — a digestible substance used to give color to food

colorless |ˈkʌlərləs| — lacking in variety and interest

colors |ˈkʌlərz| — a flag that shows its nationality

colossal |kəˈlɑːsl| — so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe

Colosseum |ˌkɑːləˈsiːəm| — a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80

colossus |kəˈlɑːsəs| — someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful

colostrum |kəˈlɑːstrəm| — milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition

colour |ˈkʌlər| — any material used for its color

colour-blind |ˈkʌlə blaɪnd| — unable to distinguish one or more chromatic colors

colouration |ˌkʌləˈreɪʃən| — the timbre of a musical sound

colourcast |ˈkʌləkɑːst| — a television program that is broadcast in color

coloured |ˈkʌlərd| — favoring one person or side over another

colourful |ˈkʌlərfl| — striking in variety and interest

colouring |ˈkʌlərɪŋ| — a digestible substance used to give color to food

colourless |ˈkʌlərləs| — lacking in variety and interest

colours |ˈkʌlərz| — a distinguishing emblem

colt |koʊlt| — a young male horse under the age of four

colter |ˈkoltər| — a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil

coltish |ˈkoʊltɪʃ| — given to merry frolicking

coltsfoot |ˈkoltsˌfʊt| — tufted evergreen perennial herb having spikes of tiny white flowers and glossy green round to heart-shaped leaves that become coppery to maroon or purplish in fall

coluber |ˈkɒljʊbə| — racers

columbarium |ˌkɑːləmˈberiːəm| — a birdhouse for pigeons

Columbian |ˌkoˈləmbiən| — of or relating to Christopher Columbus

columbine |ˈkɑːləmbaɪn| — a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains

column |ˈkɑːləm| — a line of units following one after another

columnar |kəˈlʌmnər| — having the form of a column

columned |ˈkɑːləmd| — having or resembling columns; having columns of a specified kind (often used as a combining form)

columnist |ˈkɑːləmnɪst| — a journalist who writes editorials

colza |ˈkɑːlzə| — Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

coma |ˈkoʊmə| — a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness; usually the result of disease or injury

comatose |ˈkoʊmətoʊs| — in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli

comb |koʊm| — a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair

comb out |ˈkoʊm ˈaʊt| — remove unwanted elements

comb-out |ˈkoʊm aʊt| — the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

combat |ˈkɑːmbæt| — an engagement fought between two military forces

combatant |ˈkɑːmbətənt| — someone who fights (or is fighting)

combative |kəmˈbætɪv| — inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

comber |ˈkomər| — a person who separates and straightens the fibers of cotton or wool

combination |ˌkɑːmbɪˈneɪʃn| — a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities

combinative |ˈkɑːmbəneɪtɪv| — relating to or involving combinations

combinatorial |kəmˌbaɪnəˈtɔːriːəl| — relating to or involving combinations

combinatory  — relating to or involving combinations

combine |kəmˈbaɪn| — harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field

combined |kəmˈbaɪnd| — made or joined or united into one

combing |ˈkoʊmɪŋ| — the act of drawing a comb through hair

combo |ˈkɑːmboʊ| — a small band of jazz musicians

combust |kəmˈbʌst| — cause to burn or combust

combustibility |kəmˌbʌstəˈbɪlɪtɪ| — the quality of being capable of igniting and burning

combustible |kəmˈbʌstəbl| — a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

combustion |kəmˈbʌstʃən| — a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

come |kʌm| — the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

come about |ˈkəm əˈbaʊt| — come to pass

come across |ˈkəm əˈkrɒs| — find unexpectedly

come along |ˈkəm əˈlɔːŋ| — come into being or existence, or appear on the scene

come apart |ˈkəm əˈpɑːrt| — become separated into pieces or fragments

come around |ˈkəm əˈraʊnd| — change one's position or opinion

come away |ˈkəm əˈweɪ| — come to be detached

come back |ˈkəm ˈbæk| — be restored

come by |ˈkəm baɪ| — visit informally and spontaneously

come down |ˈkəm ˈdaʊn| — move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

come forward |ˈkəm ˈfɔːrwərd| — make oneself visible; take action

come in |ˈkəm ɪn| — to come or go into

come off |ˈkəm ˈɒf| — come to be detached

come on |ˈkəm ɑːn| — appear or become visible; make a showing

come out |ˈkəm ˈaʊt| — appear or become visible; make a showing

come over |ˈkəm ˈoʊvr̩| — communicate the intended meaning or impression

come round |ˈkəm ˈraʊnd| — change one's position or opinion

come through |ˈkəm θruː| — penetrate

come to |ˈkəm tuː| — cause to experience suddenly

come together |ˈkəm təˈɡeðər| — come together, as if in an embrace

come up |ˈkəm ʌp| — bring forth, usually something desirable

come-at-able |ˌkʌm ˈæt əbəl| — capable of being attained or accomplished

comeback |ˈkʌmbæk| — a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)

comedian |kəˈmiːdiən| — a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

comedienne |kəˌmiːdiˈen| — a female actor in a comedy

comedo |ˈkɑːmɪˌdoʊ| — a black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin

comedown |ˈkʌmdaʊn| — decline to a lower status or level

comedy |ˈkɑːmədi| — light and humorous drama with a happy ending

comeliness |ˈkʌmlɪnəs| — the quality of being good looking and attractive

comely |ˈkʌmli| — according with custom or propriety

comer |ˈkʌmər| — someone with a promising future

comestible |kəˈmestɪbl| — any substance that can be used as food

comet |ˈkɑːmət| — (astronomy) a relatively small extraterrestrial body consisting of a frozen mass that travels around the sun in a highly elliptical orbit

cometary |ˈkɑːməˌteri| — of or relating to or resembling a comet

comeuppance |kʌmˈʌpəns| — an outcome (good or bad) that is well deserved and fitting

comfit |ˈkʌmfɪt| — candy containing a fruit or nut

comfort |ˈkʌmfərt| — a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain

comfortable |ˈkʌmftəbl| — more than adequate

comfortably |ˈkʌmftəbli| — in mental comfort; without stress

comforter |ˈkʌmfərtər| — a person who commiserates with someone who has had misfortune

comforting |ˈkʌmfərtɪŋ| — providing freedom from worry

comfortless |ˈkʌmfərtləs| — without comfort

comforts |ˈkʌmfərts| — things that make you comfortable and at ease

comfy |ˈkʌmfi| — providing or experiencing physical well-being or relief (`comfy' is informal)

comic |ˈkɑːmɪk| — a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

comical |ˈkɑːmɪkl| — arousing or provoking laughter

comicality |ˌkɒmɪˈkælɪtɪ| — the quality of being comical

coming |ˈkʌmɪŋ| — the act of drawing spatially closer to something

comity |ˈkoˌmɪti| — a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect

comma |ˈkɑːmə| — a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence

command |kəˈmænd| — an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

commandant |ˈkɑːməndænt| — an officer in command of a military unit

commandeer |ˌkɑːmənˈdɪr| — take arbitrarily or by force

commander |kəˈmændər| — an officer in command of a military unit

Commander-in-Chief |kəˈmɑːndərɪnˈtʃiːf| — the officer who holds the supreme command

commanding |kəˈmændɪŋ| — used of a height or viewpoint

commandment |kəˈmændmənt| — something that is commanded

commando |kəˈmændoʊ| — a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit-and-run raids

commemorate |kəˈmeməreɪt| — celebrate by some ceremony or observation

commemoration |kəˌmeməˈreɪʃn| — a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something

commemorative |kəˈmeməreɪtɪv| — an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person

commence |kəˈmens| — take the first step or steps in carrying out an action

commencement |kəˈmensmənt| — the time at which something is supposed to begin

commend |kəˈmend| — express approval of

commendable |kəˈmendəbl| — in an admirable manner

commendation |ˌkɑːmenˈdeɪʃn| — an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

commensal |kəˈmensl| — either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent

commensurable |kəˈmens(ə)rəb(ə)l| — capable of being measured by a common standard

commensurate |kəˈmenʃərət| — corresponding in size or degree or extent

comment |ˈkɑːment| — a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

commentary |ˈkɑːmənteri| — a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

commentate |ˈkɑːmənteɪt| — make a commentary on

commentator |ˈkɑːmənteɪtər| — an expert who observes and comments on something

commerce |ˈkɑːmɜːrs| — transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

commercial |kəˈmɜːrʃl| — a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television

commercialism |kəˈmɜːrʃlɪzəm| — transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

commercialization |kəˌmɜːrʃələˈzeɪʃn| — the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce

commercialize |kəˈmɜːrʃlaɪz| — exploit for maximal profit, usually by sacrificing quality

commercially |kəˈmɜːrʃəli| — in a commercial manner

commie |ˈkɑːmi| — a socialist who advocates communism

comminate  — curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

commination |ˌkɒmɪˈneɪʃən| — prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday

comminatory |ˈkɒmɪnətr̩i| — containing warning of punishment

commingle |kəˈmɪŋɡl| — mix or blend

comminute |ˈkɑːməˌnuːt| — reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

commiserate |kəˈmɪzəreɪt| — to feel or express sympathy or compassion

commiseration |kəˌmɪzəˈreɪʃn| — a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others

commiserative |kəˈmɪzərətɪv| — feeling or expressing sympathy

commissar |ˌkɑːmɪˈsɑːr| — an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit

commissariat |ˌkɑːmɪˈseriət| — a stock or supply of foods

commissary |ˈkɑːmɪseri| — a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)

commission |kəˈmɪʃn| — a special group delegated to consider some matter

commissionaire |kəˌmɪʃəˈner| — a uniformed doorman

commissioned |kəˈmɪʃənd| — given official approval to act

commissioner |kəˈmɪʃənər| — a government administrator

commissioning |kəˈmɪʃənɪŋ| — the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

commit |kəˈmɪt| — perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

commitment |kəˈmɪtmənt| — the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose

committal |kəˈmɪtl| — the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

committed |kəˈmɪtɪd| — bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude

committee |kəˈmɪti| — a special group delegated to consider some matter

committeeman |kəˈmɪtimən| — a man who is a member of committee

commixture |kəˈmɪkstʃər| — the act of mixing together

commode |kəˈmoʊd| — a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

commodious |kəˈmoʊdiəs| — large and roomy (`convenient' is archaic in this sense)

commodity |kəˈmɑːdəti| — articles of commerce

commodore |ˈkɑːmədɔːr| — a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral

common |ˈkɑːmən| — a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

commonage |ˈkɑːmənɪdʒ| — property held in common

commonality |ˌkɑːməˈnæləti| — a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank

commonalty |ˈkɒmənəlti| — a class composed of persons lacking clerical or noble rank

commoner |ˈkɑːmənər| — a person who holds no title

commonly |ˈkɑːmənli| — under normal conditions

commonness |ˈkɒmənnəs| — the state of being that is commonly observed

commonplace |ˈkɑːmənpleɪs| — a trite or obvious remark

commons |ˈkɑːmənz| — a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area

commonsense |ˌkɑːmənˈsens| — exhibiting native good judgment

commonweal |ˈkɑːmənˌwiːl| — the good of a community

commonwealth |ˈkɑːmənwelθ| — the official name of some states in the United States (Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and Virginia and Kentucky) and associated territories (Puerto Rico)

commotion |kəˈmoʊʃn| — a disorderly outburst or tumult

communal |kəˈmjuːnl| — for or by a group rather than individuals

communalize |ˈkɒmjʊn(ə)lʌɪz| — make something the property of the commune or community

commune |ˈkɑːmjuːn| — the smallest administrative district of several European countries

communicable |kəˈmjuːnɪkəbl| — (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection

communicant |kəˈmjuːnɪkənt| — a person entitled to receive Communion

communicate |kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt| — transmit information

communicating |kəˈmjuːnəˌketɪŋ| — the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

communication |kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃn| — the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information

communications |kəˌmjuːnəˈkeɪʃənz| — the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

communicative |kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtɪv| — of or relating to communication

communicator |kəˈmjuːnɪkeɪtər| — a person who communicates with others

communicatory |kəˈmjuːnəkəˌtɔːriː| — able or tending to communicate

communion |kəˈmjuːniən| — the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist

communique |kəˈmjuːnəˌke| — an official report (usually sent in haste)

communism |ˈkɑːmjunɪzəm| — a form of socialism that abolishes private ownership

communist |ˈkɑːmjənɪst| — a member of the communist party

communistic |ˌkɒmjʊˈnɪstɪk| — relating to or marked by communism

community |kəˈmjuːnəti| — a group of people living in a particular local area

commutability  — exchangeability by virtue of being replaceable

commutable |kəˈmjuːtəbl| — capable of being exchanged for another or for something else that is equivalent

commutation |ˌkɑːmjuˈteɪʃn| — the travel of a commuter

commutator |ˈkɑːmjuteɪtər| — switch for reversing the direction of an electric current

commute |kəˈmjuːt| — a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work

commuter |kəˈmjuːtər| — a passenger train that is ridden primarily by passengers who travel regularly from one place to another

comp |kɑːmp| — an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge

compact |ˈkɑːmpækt| — a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

companion |kəmˈpæniən| — a friend who is frequently in the company of another

companionable |kəmˈpæniənəbl| — suggestive of companionship

companionate |kəmˈpanyənət| — like a companion

companionship |kəmˈpæniənʃɪp| — the state of being with someone

companionway |kəmˈpæniənweɪ| — a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship

company |ˈkʌmpəni| — an institution created to conduct business

comparability |ˌkɑːmpərəˈbɪləti| — qualities that are comparable

comparable |ˈkɑːmpərəbl| — conforming in every respect

comparably |ˈkɑːmpərəbli| — in a comparable manner or to a comparable degree

comparative |kəmˈpærətɪv| — the comparative form of an adjective or adverb

comparatively |kəmˈpærətɪvli| — in a relative manner; by comparison to something else

compare |kəmˈper| — qualities that are comparable

comparison |kəmˈpærɪsn| — the act of examining resemblances

compartment |kəmˈpɑːrtmənt| — a space into which an area is subdivided

compass |ˈkʌmpəs| — navigational instrument for finding directions

compassion |kəmˈpæʃn| — a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering

compassionate |kəmˈpæʃənət| — share the suffering of

compatibility |kəmˌpætəˈbɪləti| — a feeling of sympathetic understanding

compatible |kəmˈpætəbl| — capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction

compatriot |kəmˈpeɪtiət| — a person from your own country

compeer |ˈkɒmpɪər| — a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

compel |kəmˈpel| — force somebody to do something

compelling |kəmˈpelɪŋ| — driving or forcing

compendious |kəmˈpendiəs| — briefly giving the gist of something

compendium |kəmˈpendiəm| — a publication containing a variety of works

compensate |ˈkɑːmpenseɪt| — adjust for

compensation |ˌkɑːmpenˈseɪʃn| — something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

compere |ˈkɒmpeər| — British term for someone who introduces television acts or cabarets etc

compete |kəmˈpiːt| — compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

competence |ˈkɑːmpɪtəns| — the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

competency |ˈkɑːmpətənsi| — the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

competent |ˈkɑːmpɪtənt| — adequate, but not outstanding or exceptional

competently |ˈkɑːmpɪtəntli| — with competence; in a competent capable manner

competition |ˌkɑːmpəˈtɪʃn| — a business relation in which two parties compete to gain customers

competitive |kəmˈpetətɪv| — subscribing to capitalistic competition

competitively |kəmˈpetətɪvli| — in competition

competitiveness |kəmˈpetətɪvnəs| — an aggressive willingness to compete

competitor |kəmˈpetɪtər| — the contestant you hope to defeat

compilation |ˌkɑːmpɪˈleɪʃn| — something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)

compile |kəmˈpaɪl| — get or gather together

compiler |kəmˈpaɪlər| — a person who compiles information (as for reference purposes)

complacence |kəmˈpleɪsəns| — the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complacency |kəmˈpleɪsnsi| — the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself

complacent |kəmˈpleɪsnt| — contented to a fault with oneself or one's actions

complain |kəmˈpleɪn| — express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

complainant |kəmˈpleɪnənt| — a person who brings an action in a court of law

complainer |kəmˈpleɪnər| — a person given to excessive complaints and crying and whining

complaint |kəmˈpleɪnt| — an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

complaisance |kəmˈpleɪzəns| — a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others

complaisant |kəmˈpleɪzənt| — showing a cheerful willingness to do favors for others

complement |ˈkɑːmplɪment| — a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction

complemental  — acting as or providing a complement (something that completes the whole)

complementarity |ˌkɒmplɪmɛnˈtarɪti| — a relation between two opposite states or principles that together exhaust the possibilities

complementary |ˌkɑːmplɪˈmentri| — either one of two chromatic colors that when mixed together give white (in the case of lights) or grey (in the case of pigments)

complete |kəmˈpliːt| — come or bring to a finish or an end

completed |kəmˈpliːtəd| — successfully completed or brought to an end

completely |kəmˈpliːtli| — to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

completeness |kəmˈpliːtnəs| — the state of being complete and entire; having everything that is needed

completion |kəmˈpliːʃn| — (American football) a successful forward pass in football

complex |kəmˈpleks| — a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts

complexion |kəmˈplekʃn| — the coloring of a person's face

complexity |kəmˈpleksəti| — the quality of being intricate and compounded

compliance |kəmˈplaɪəns| — acting according to certain accepted standards

compliant |kəmˈplaɪənt| — inclined to comply

complicate |ˈkɑːmplɪkeɪt| — make more complicated

complicated |ˈkɑːmplɪkeɪtɪd| — difficult to analyze or understand

complication |ˌkɑːmplɪˈkeɪʃn| — the act or process of complicating

complicity |kəmˈplɪsəti| — guilt as an accomplice in a crime or offense

compliment |ˈkɑːmplɪmənt| — a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration

complimentary |ˌkɑːmplɪˈmentri| — costing nothing

compliments |ˈkɑːmpləments| — (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare

complin |ˈkɒmplɪn| — last of the seven canonical hours just before retiring

compline |ˈkɒmplɪn| — last of the seven canonical hours just before retiring

complot |ˈkɒmplɒt| — engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

comply |kəmˈplaɪ| — act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes

component |kəmˈpoʊnənt| — an abstract part of something

comport |kəmˈpɔːrt| — behave well or properly

comportment |kəmˈpɔːrtmənt| — dignified manner or conduct

compose |kəmˈpoʊz| — form the substance of

composed |kəmˈpoʊzd| — serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress

composer |kəmˈpoʊzər| — someone who composes music as a profession

composing |kəmˈpoʊzɪŋ| — the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole

composite |kəmˈpɑːzət| — a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts

composition |ˌkɑːmpəˈzɪʃn| — the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole

compositional |ˌkɑːmpəˈzɪʃənəl| — arranging or grouping

compositor |kəmˈpɑːzɪtər| — one who sets written material into type

compost |ˈkɑːmpoʊst| — a mixture of decaying vegetation and manure; used as a fertilizer

composure |kəmˈpoʊʒər| — steadiness of mind under stress

compote |ˈkɑːmpoʊt| — dessert of stewed or baked fruit

compound |ˈkɑːmpaʊnd| — a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

comprehend |ˌkɑːmprɪˈhend| — get the meaning of something

comprehended |ˌkɑːmprəˈhendəd| — fully understood or grasped

comprehensible |ˌkɑːmprɪˈhensəbl| — capable of being comprehended or understood

comprehension |ˌkɑːmprɪˈhenʃn| — an ability to understand the meaning or importance of something (or the knowledge acquired as a result)

comprehensive |ˌkɑːmprɪˈhensɪv| — an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge

comprehensively |ˌkɑːmprɪˈhensɪvli| — in an all-inclusive manner

comprehensiveness |ˌkɒmprɪˈhensɪvnəs| — completeness over a broad scope

compress |kəmˈpres| — a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)

compressed |kəmˈprest| — pressed tightly together

compressibility |kəmˌpresəˈbɪlɪtiː| — the property of being able to occupy less space

compressible |kəmˈpresɪbəl| — capable of being easily compressed

compressing |kəmˈpresɪŋ| — applying pressure

compression |kəmˈpreʃn| — an increase in the density of something

compressor |kəmˈpresər| — a mechanical device that compresses gasses

comprise |kəmˈpraɪz| — be composed of

compromise |ˈkɑːmprəmaɪz| — a middle way between two extremes

compromiser |ˈkɑːmprəˌmaɪzər| — a negotiator willing to compromise

comptroller |kənˈtroʊlər| — someone who maintains and audits business accounts

compulsion |kəmˈpʌlʃn| — an urge to do or say something that might be better left undone or unsaid

compulsive |kəmˈpʌlsɪv| — a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things

compulsory |kəmˈpʌlsəri| — required by rule

compunction |kəmˈpʌŋkʃn| — a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

computable |kəmˈpjuːtəbl| — may be computed or estimated

computation |ˌkɑːmpjuˈteɪʃn| — the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

computational |ˌkɑːmpjuˈteɪʃənl| — of or involving computation or computers

compute |kəmˈpjuːt| — make a mathematical calculation or computation

computer |kəmˈpjuːtər| — a machine for performing calculations automatically

computerization |kəmˌpjuːtərəˈzeɪʃən| — the control of processes by computer

computing |kəmˈpjuːtɪŋ| — the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

comrade |ˈkɑːmræd| — a friend who is frequently in the company of another

comradely |ˈkɒmreɪdli| — heartily friendly and congenial

comradery  — the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

comradeship |ˈkɑːmrædʃɪp| — the quality of affording easy familiarity and sociability

con |kɑːn| — an argument opposed to a proposal

concatenate |kənˈkætəˌnet| — combine two strings to form a single one

concatenation |kənˌkætəˈneɪʃn| — the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in a linked series

concave |kɑːnˈkeɪv| — curving inward

concavity |kɑːnˈkævəti| — a shape that curves or bends inward

concavo-concave |kɒnˈkeɪvəʊˈkɒnkeɪv| — concave on both sides

concavo-convex |kɒnˈkeɪvəʊˈkɒnveks| — concave on one side and convex on the other with the concavity being greater than the convexity

conceal |kənˈsiːl| — prevent from being seen or discovered

concealed |kənˈsiːld| — not accessible to view

concealment |kənˈsiːlmənt| — the condition of being concealed or hidden

concede |kənˈsiːd| — admit (to a wrongdoing)

conceit |kənˈsiːt| — feelings of excessive pride

conceited |kənˈsiːtɪd| — characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

conceitedly |kənˈsiːtɪdli| — with conceit; in a conceited manner

conceivable |kənˈsiːvəbl| — capable of being imagined

conceivably |kənˈsiːvəbli| — within the realm of possibility

conceive |kənˈsiːv| — have the idea for

concenter  — bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

concentrate |ˈkɑːnsntreɪt| — the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore

concentrated |ˈkɑːnsntreɪtɪd| — of or relating to a solution whose dilution has been reduced

concentration |ˌkɑːnsnˈtreɪʃn| — the strength of a solution; number of molecules of a substance in a given volume

concentre |kɑːnˈsentər| — bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions

concentric |kənˈsentrɪk| — having a common center

concentrical  — having a common center

concentricity |kɑːnsənˈtrɪsɪtiː| — the quality of having the same center (as circles inside one another)

concept |ˈkɑːnsept| — an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

conception |kənˈsepʃn| — an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

conceptual |kənˈseptʃuəl| — being or characterized by concepts or their formation

conceptualization |kənˈseptʃwələˌzeʃən| — inventing or contriving an idea or explanation and formulating it mentally

conceptualize |kənˈseptʃuəlaɪz| — have the idea for

conceptually |kənˈseptʃuəli| — in a conceptual manner

concern |kənˈsɜːrn| — something that interests you because it is important or affects you

concerned |kənˈsɜːrnd| — involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in

concert |ˈkɑːnsərt| — a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging

concerted |kənˈsɜːrtɪd| — involving the joint activity of two or more

concertina |ˌkɑːnsərˈtiːnə| — coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle

concerto |kənˈtʃɜːrtoʊ| — a composition for orchestra and a soloist

concession |kənˈseʃn| — a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business

concessionaire |kənˌseʃəˈner| — someone who holds or operates a concession

concessioner |kənˈseʃənər| — someone who holds or operates a concession

concessive |kənˈsesɪv| — of or pertaining to concession

conch |kɑːntʃ| — any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip

concha |ˈkɑːntʃə| — (anatomy) a structure that resembles a shell in shape

concierge |kɔːnˈsjerʒ| — a French caretaker of apartments or a hotel; lives on the premises and oversees people entering and leaving and handles mail and acts as janitor or porter

conciliate |kənˈsɪlieɪt| — cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

conciliation |kənˌsɪliˈeɪʃn| — the state of manifesting goodwill and cooperation after being reconciled

conciliator |kənˈsɪlieɪtər| — someone who tries to bring peace

conciliatory |kənˈsɪliətɔːri| — making or willing to make concessions

concise |kənˈsaɪs| — expressing much in few words

conciseness |kənˈsaɪsnəs| — terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words

concision |kənˈsɪʒən| — terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words

conclave |ˈkɑːŋkleɪv| — a confidential or secret meeting

conclude |kənˈkluːd| — decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

concluding |kənˈkluːdɪŋ| — occurring at or forming an end or termination

conclusion |kənˈkluːʒn| — a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

conclusive |kənˈkluːsɪv| — forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question

conclusively |kənˈkluːsɪvli| — in a conclusive way

concoct |kənˈkɑːkt| — make a concoction (of) by mixing

concoction |kənˈkɑːkʃn| — any foodstuff made by combining different ingredients

concomitance |kənˈkɑːmɪtəns| — occurrence or existence together or in connection with one another

concomitant |kənˈkɑːmɪtənt| — an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

concord |ˈkɑːŋkɔːrd| — capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river

concordance |kənˈkɔːrdəns| — a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole

concordant |kənˈkɔːrdənt| — in keeping

concordat |kənˈkɔːrdæt| — a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

concourse |ˈkɑːŋkɔːrs| — a large gathering of people

concrete |ˈkɑːŋkriːt| — a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

concretely |ˈkɑːŋkriːtli| — in concrete terms

concretion |kənˈkriːʃən| — the formation of stonelike objects within a body organ (e.g., the kidneys)

concretize |ˈkɑːnkrəˌtaɪz| — make something concrete

concubinage |kanˈkjuːbənədʒ| — cohabitation without being legally married

concubine |ˈkɑːŋkjubaɪn| — a woman who cohabits with an important man

concupiscence |kənˈkjuːpɪsns| — a desire for sexual intimacy

concupiscent |kɑːnˈkjuːpɪsənt| — vigorously passionate

concur |kənˈkɜːr| — be in accord; be in agreement

concurrence |kənˈkɜːrəns| — agreement of results or opinions

concurrency  — agreement of results or opinions

concurrent |kənˈkɜːrənt| — occurring or operating at the same time

concurrently |kənˈkɜːrəntli| — overlapping in duration

concuss |kənˈkʌs| — shake violently

concussion |kənˈkʌʃn| — injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness

condemn |kənˈdem| — express strong disapproval of

condemnation |ˌkɑːndemˈneɪʃn| — an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable

condemnatory |kənˈdemnətɒri| — containing or imposing condemnation or censure

condensate |ˈkɑːndənˌset| — a product of condensation

condensation |ˌkɑːndenˈseɪʃn| — (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

condense |kənˈdens| — undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

condenser |kənˈdensər| — an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge

condescend |ˌkɑːndɪˈsend| — behave in a patronizing and condescending manner

condescending |ˌkɑːndɪˈsendɪŋ| — (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

condescension |ˌkɑːndɪˈsenʃn| — the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

condign |kənˈdaɪn| — fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment

condiment |ˈkɑːndɪmənt| — a preparation (a sauce or relish or spice) to enhance flavor or enjoyment

condition |kənˈdɪʃn| — a state at a particular time

conditional |kənˈdɪʃənl| — qualified by reservations

conditionality |kənˌdɪʃəˈnæləti| — the state of being conditional

conditioned |kənˈdɪʃənd| — physically fit

conditioner |kənˈdɪʃənər| — exercise that conditions the body

conditioning |kənˈdɪʃənɪŋ| — a learning process in which an organism's behavior becomes dependent on the occurrence of a stimulus in its environment

conditions |kənˈdɪʃənz| — the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process

condo |ˈkɑːndoʊ| — one of the dwelling units in a condominium

condole |kənˈdoʊl| — express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death

condolence |kənˈdoʊləns| — an expression of sympathy with another's grief

condolent  — expressing sympathy with a person who experienced the death of a loved one

condom |ˈkɑːndəm| — contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse

condominium |ˌkɑːndəˈmɪniəm| — one of the dwelling units in a condominium

condonation |ˌkɒndoʊˈneɪʃən| — a pardon by treating the offender as if the offense had not occurred

condone |kənˈdoʊn| — excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

condor |ˈkɑːndɔːr| — the largest flying birds in the western hemisphere

conduce |kənˈdjuːs| — be conducive to

conducive |kənˈduːsɪv| — tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

conduct |kənˈdʌkt| — manner of acting or controlling yourself

conductance |kənˈdʌktəns| — a material's capacity to conduct electricity; measured as the reciprocal of electrical resistance

conducting |kənˈdəktɪŋ| — the way of administering a business

conduction |kənˈdʌkʃn| — the transmission of heat or electricity or sound

conductive |kənˈdʌktɪv| — having the quality or power of conducting heat or electricity or sound; exhibiting conductivity

conductivity |ˌkɑːndʌkˈtɪvəti| — the transmission of heat or electricity or sound

conductor |kənˈdʌktər| — the person who leads a musical group

conductress |kənˈdʌktrəs| — a woman conductor

conduit |ˈkɑːnduɪt| — a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

cone |koʊn| — any cone-shaped artifact

coney |ˈkoʊni| — black-spotted usually dusky-colored fish with reddish fins

confab |ˈkɑːnfæb| — an informal conversation

confabulate |ˌkənˈfæbjʊleɪt| — unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory

confabulation |kənˌfæbjəˈleɪʃən| — an informal conversation

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

confection |kənˈfekʃn| — a food rich in sugar

confectioner |kənˈfekʃənər| — someone who makes candies and other sweets

confectionery |kənˈfekʃəneri| — candy and other sweets considered collectively

confederacy |kənˈfedərəsi| — the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861

confederate |kənˈfedərət| — a supporter of the Confederate States of America

confederation |kənˌfedəˈreɪʃn| — the state of being allied or confederated

confer |kənˈfɜːr| — have a conference in order to talk something over

conferee |ˌkɑːnfəˈriː| — a person on whom something is bestowed

conference |ˈkɑːnfərəns| — a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)

conferment |kənˈfɝːmənt| — the act of conferring an honor or presenting a gift

conferva |kɑːnˈfɜːrvə| — any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water

confess |kənˈfes| — confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure

confessedly |kənˈfesɪdli| — as acknowledged

confession |kənˈfeʃn| — an admission of misdeeds or faults

confessional |kənˈfeʃənl| — a booth where a priest sits to hear confessions

confessor |kənˈfesər| — a priest who hears confession and gives absolution

confetti |kənˈfeti| — small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)

confidant |ˈkɑːnfɪdænt| — someone to whom private matters are confided

confidante |ˈkɑːnfəˌdænt| — a female confidant

confide |kənˈfaɪd| — reveal in private; tell confidentially

confidence |ˈkɑːnfɪdəns| — freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities

confident |ˈkɑːnfɪdənt| — persuaded of; very sure

confidential |ˌkɑːnfɪˈdenʃl| — entrusted with private information and the confidence of another

confidentiality |ˌkɑːnfɪˌdenʃiˈæləti| — the state of being secret

confidentially |ˌkɑːnfɪˈdenʃəli| — in a confidential manner

confidently |ˈkɑːnfɪdəntli| — with confidence; in a confident manner

confiding |kənˈfaɪdɪŋ| — willing to entrust personal matters

configuration |kənˌfɪɡjəˈreɪʃn| — an arrangement of parts or elements

configure |kənˈfɪɡjər| — set up for a particular purpose

confine |kənˈfaɪn| — place limits on (extent or amount or access)

confined |kənˈfaɪnd| — being in captivity

confinement |kənˈfaɪnmənt| — concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child

confines |ˈkɑːnˌfaɪnz| — a bounded scope

confining |kənˈfaɪnɪŋ| — restricting the scope or freedom of action

confirm |kənˈfɜːrm| — establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

confirmation |ˌkɑːnfərˈmeɪʃn| — additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

confirmative |kənˈfɜːmətɪv| — serving to support or corroborate

confirmatory |kənˈfɝːməˌtɔːri| — serving to support or corroborate

confirmed |kənˈfɜːrmd| — of persons; not subject to change

confirming |kənˈfɝːmɪŋ| — serving to support or corroborate

confiscate |ˈkɑːnfɪskeɪt| — take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

confiscation |ˌkɑːnfɪˈskeɪʃn| — seizure by the government

confiture |ˈkɑːnfɪˌtʃʊr| — preserved or candied fruit

conflagration |ˌkɑːnfləˈɡreɪʃn| — a very intense and uncontrolled fire

conflate |kənˈfleɪt| — mix together different elements

conflict |ˈkɑːnflɪkt| — an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

conflicting |kənˈflɪktɪŋ| — in disagreement

confluence |ˈkɑːnfluəns| — a place where things merge or flow together (especially rivers)

confluent |kanˈfluːənt| — a branch that flows into the main stream

conflux |ˈkɑːnfləks| — a flowing together

conform |kənˈfɔːrm| — be similar, be in line with

conformable |kənˈfɔːrməbl| — quick to comply

conformably  — in a conformable manner

conformation |ˌkɑːnfɔːrˈmeɪʃn| — a symmetrical arrangement of the parts of a thing

conforming |kənˈfɔːrmɪŋ| — adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

conformist |kənˈfɔːrmɪst| — someone who conforms to established standards of conduct (especially in religious matters)

conformity |kənˈfɔːrməti| — correspondence in form or appearance

confound |kənˈfaʊnd| — be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

confounded |kənˈfaʊndɪd| — perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

confoundedly |kənˈfaʊndɪdli| — in a perplexed manner

confounding |kənˈfaʊndɪŋ| — that confounds or contradicts or confuses

confrere  — a person who is member of one's class or profession

confront |kənˈfrʌnt| — oppose, as in hostility or a competition

confrontation |ˌkɑːnfrənfrʌnˈteɪʃn| — a bold challenge

confrontational |ˌkɑːnfrənˈteɪʃənəl| — of or relating to confrontation

Confucian |kənˈfjuːʃən| — a believer in the teachings of Confucius

Confucianism |kənˈfjuːʃənɪzəm| — the teachings of Confucius emphasizing love for humanity; high value given to learning and to devotion to family (including ancestors); peace; justice; influenced the traditional culture of China

confuse |kənˈfjuːz| — mistake one thing for another

confused |kənˈfjuːzd| — perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

confusedly |kənˈfjuːzɪdli| — in a confused manner

confusing |kənˈfjuːzɪŋ| — causing confusion or disorientation

confusion |kənˈfjuːʒn| — disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

confutation |ˌkɒnfjuːˈteɪʃən| — the speech act of refuting conclusively

confute |kənˈfjuːt| — prove to be false

conge |ˈkɑːnʒeɪ| — (architecture) a concave molding

congeal |kənˈdʒiːl| — become gelatinous

congealment  — the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing

congee |ˈkɑːndʒiː| — a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast

congelation |kɑːndʒəˈleɪʃən| — the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing

congener |ˈkɑːndʒənər| — a minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor its distinctive character

congeneric |ˌkɑːndʒəˈnerɪk| — an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)

congenerical |ˌkɒndʒɪˈnerɪkəl| — belonging to the same genus

congenerous |kənˈdʒenərəs| — belonging to the same genus

congenial |kənˈdʒiːniəl| — (used of plants) capable of cross-fertilization or of being grafted

congeniality |kənˌdʒiniˈæləti| — compatibility between persons

congenially |kənˈdʒiːnɪəli| — in a congenial manner

congenital |kənˈdʒenɪtl| — present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development

conger |ˈkɑːŋɡər| — large dark-colored scaleless marine eel found in temperate and tropical coastal waters; some used for food

congeries |kɑːnˈdʒiːriːz| — a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together

congest |kənˈdʒest| — become or cause to become obstructed

congested |kənˈdʒestɪd| — overfull as with blood

congestion |kənˈdʒestʃən| — excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part

congestive |kənˈjestiv| — relating to or affected by an abnormal collection of blood or other fluid

conglobate |kɑːnˈɡloʊbeɪt| — assume a globular shape

conglomerate |kənˈɡlɑːmərət| — a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

conglomeration |kənˌɡlɑːməˈreɪʃn| — a rounded spherical form

conglutination |kənˌɡluːtɪˈneɪʃən| — healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones

Congolese |ˌkɒŋɡəˈliːz| — a native or inhabitant of the Republic of the Congo

congou |ˈkɑːŋɡuː| — black tea grown in China

congratulate |kənˈɡrætʃuleɪt| — say something to someone that expresses praise

congratulation |kənˌɡrætʃuˈleɪʃn| — the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration

congratulations |kənˌɡrætʃəˈleɪʃənz| — an expression of approval and commendation

congratulatory |kənˈɡrætʃələtɔːri| — expressive of sympathetic pleasure or joy on account of someone's success or good fortune

congregant |ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡ(ə)nt| — a member of a congregation (especially that of a church or synagogue)

congregate |ˈkɑːŋɡrɪɡeɪt| — come together, usually for a purpose

congregation |ˌkɑːŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃn| — a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

congregational |ˌkɑːŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃnəl| — relating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation

Congregationalism |kɑːŋriːˈɡeɪʃənəˌˌlɪzəm| — system of beliefs and church government of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing

congress |ˈkɑːŋɡrəs| — the legislature of the United States government

congressional |kənˈɡreʃənl| — of or relating to congress

Congressman |ˈkɑːŋɡrəsmən| — a member of the United States House of Representatives

congruence |ˈkɑːŋɡruəns| — the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

congruent |ˈkɑːŋɡruənt| — corresponding in character or kind

congruity |kənˈɡruːəti| — the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

congruous |ˈkɒŋɡrʊəs| — suitable or appropriate together

conic |ˈkɑːnɪk| — (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone

conical |ˈkɑːnɪkl| — relating to or resembling a cone

conifer |ˈkɑːnɪfər| — any gymnospermous tree or shrub bearing cones

coniferous |kəˈnɪfərəs| — of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves

conjectural |kənˈdʒektʃərəl| — based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence

conjecture |kənˈdʒektʃər| — a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)

conjoin |kənˈdʒɔɪn| — make contact or come together

conjoint |kənˈdʒɔɪnt| — consisting of two or more associated entities

conjugal |ˈkɑːndʒəɡl| — of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband

conjugate |ˈkɑːndʒəɡeɪt| — a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A

conjugation |ˌkɑːndʒəˈɡeɪʃn| — the state of being joined together

conjunct |kənˈdʒʌŋkt| — bound in close association

conjunction |kənˈdʒʌŋkʃn| — the temporal property of two things happening at the same time

conjunctiva |ˌkɑːndʒəŋkˈtaɪvə| — a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

conjunctive |kənˈdʒʌŋktɪv| — an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

conjunctivitis |kənˌdʒʌŋktɪˈvaɪtɪs| — inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye

conjuncture |kənˈdʒʌŋktʃər| — a critical combination of events or circumstances

conjuration |ˌkɒndʒʊˈreɪʃən| — a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

conjure |ˈkʌndʒər| — summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

conjurer |ˈkʌndʒərər| — someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

conjuror |ˈkʌndʒərər| — someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience

conk |kɑːŋk| — informal term for the nose

conk out |ˈkɑːŋk ˈaʊt| — stop operating or functioning

conker |ˈkɑːŋkər| — the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut

conn |ˈkɑːn| — conduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane

connate |ˈkɑːneɪt| — related in nature

connatural |kəˈnætʃʌrəl| — similar in nature

connect |kəˈnekt| — connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

connected |kəˈnektɪd| — being joined in close association

connectedness |kəˈnektɪdnəs| — the state of being connected

connection |kəˈnekʃn| — a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)

connective |kəˈnektɪv| — an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences

connectivity |ˌkɑːnekˈtɪvɪti| — the property of being connected or the degree to which something has connections

connector |kəˈnektər| — an instrumentality that connects

connexion |kəˈnekʃən| — a connecting shape

conniption |kəˈnɪpʃn| — a display of bad temper

connivance |kəˈnaɪvəns| — agreement on a secret plot

connive |kəˈnaɪv| — encourage or assent to illegally or criminally

connoisseur |ˌkɑːnəˈsɜːr| — an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

connotation |ˌkɑːnəˈteɪʃn| — what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

connote |kəˈnoʊt| — express or state indirectly

connubial |kəˈnuːbiəl| — of or relating to marriage or to the relationship between a wife and husband

conoid |ˈkoʊnɔɪd| — a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point

conquer |ˈkɑːŋkər| — bring under control by force or authority

conquering |ˈkɑːŋkərɪŋ| — the act of conquering

conqueror |ˈkɑːŋkərər| — someone who is victorious by force of arms

conquest |ˈkɑːŋkwest| — the act of conquering

conquistador |kɑːnˈkwɪstədɔːr| — an adventurer (especially one who led the Spanish conquest of Mexico and Peru in the 16th century)

consanguine |kɑːnˈsæŋɡwɪn| — related by blood

consanguineous |kɑːnsæŋˈɡwɪniːəs| — related by blood

consanguinity |ˌkɒnsæŋˈɡwɪnɪti| — (anthropology) related by blood

conscience |ˈkɑːnʃəns| — motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions

conscience-smitten |ˈkɒnʃns smɪtən| — affected by conscience

conscienceless |ˈkɒnʃənslɪs| — lacking a conscience

conscientious |ˌkɑːnʃiˈenʃəs| — characterized by extreme care and great effort

conscientiousness |ˌkɒnʃɪˈenʃəsnəs| — the quality of being in accord with the dictates of conscience

conscionable  — acceptable to your conscience

conscious |ˈkɑːnʃəs| — intentionally conceived

consciously |ˈkɑːnʃəsli| — with awareness

consciousness |ˈkɑːnʃəsnəs| — an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation

conscript |kənˈskrɪpt| — someone who is drafted into military service

conscription |kənˈskrɪpʃn| — compulsory military service

consecrate |ˈkɑːnsɪkreɪt| — appoint to a clerical posts

consecrated |ˈkɑːnsəˌkretəd| — made or declared or believed to be holy; devoted to a deity or some religious ceremony or use

consecration |ˌkɑːnsɪˈkreɪʃn| — a solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)

consecutive |kənˈsekjətɪv| — in a consecutive manner

consensual |kənˈsenʃuəl| — existing by consent

consensus |kənˈsensəs| — agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole

consent |kənˈsent| — permission to do something

consentaneous |ˌkɑːnsenˈteɪniːəs| — in complete agreement

consentient |kənˈsenʃənt| — in complete agreement

consequence |ˈkɑːnsəkwens| — a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

consequent |ˈkɑːnsəkwənt| — occurring with or following as a consequence

consequential |ˌkɑːnsəˈkwenʃl| — having important issues or results

consequentially |ˌkɒnsɪˈkwenʃəli| — having consequence

consequently |ˈkɑːnsəkwentli| — (sentence connectors) because of the reason given

conservancy |kənˈsɜːrvənsi| — a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river

conservation |ˌkɑːnsərˈveɪʃn| — an occurrence of improvement by virtue of preventing loss or injury or other change

conservationist |ˌkɑːnsərˈveɪʃənɪst| — someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution

conservatism |kənˈsɜːrvətɪzəm| — a political or theological orientation advocating the preservation of the best in society and opposing radical changes

conservative |kənˈsɜːrvətɪv| — a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas

conservatively |kənˈsɜːrvətɪvli| — in a conservative manner

conservatoire |kənˈsɜːrvətwɑːr| — a schoolhouse with special facilities for fine arts

conservator |kənˈsɜːrvətər| — the custodian of a collection (as a museum or library)

conservatory |kənˈsɜːrvətɔːri| — the faculty and students of a school specializing in one of the fine arts

conserve |kənˈsɜːrv| — fruit preserved by cooking with sugar

conserved |kənˈsɝːvd| — protected from harm or loss

consider |kənˈsɪdər| — deem to be

considerable |kənˈsɪdərəbl| — large or relatively large in number or amount or extent or degree

considerably |kənˈsɪdərəbli| — to a great extent or degree

considerate |kənˈsɪdərət| — showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

considerateness |kənˈsɪdərətnəs| — kind and considerate regard for others

consideration |kənˌsɪdəˈreɪʃn| — the process of giving careful thought to something

considered |kənˈsɪdərd| — carefully weighed

consign |kənˈsaɪn| — commit forever; commit irrevocably

consignee |ˌkɒnsaɪˈniː| — the person to whom merchandise is delivered over

consigner |kənˈsaɪnər| — the person who delivers over or commits merchandise

consignment |kənˈsaɪnmənt| — goods carried by a large vehicle

consignor |kənˈsaɪnər| — the person who delivers over or commits merchandise

consist |kənˈsɪst| — originate (in)

consistence |kənˈsɪstəns| — a harmonious uniformity or agreement among things or parts

consistency |kənˈsɪstənsi| — the property of holding together and retaining its shape

consistent |kənˈsɪstənt| — the same throughout in structure or composition

consistently |kənˈsɪstəntli| — in a systematic or consistent manner

consistory |kənˈsɪstəri| — a church tribunal or governing body

consolation |ˌkɑːnsəˈleɪʃn| — the comfort you feel when consoled in times of disappointment

consolatory |kənˈsɒlətəri| — affording comfort or solace

console |kənˈsoʊl| — a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall

consolidate |kənˈsɑːlɪdeɪt| — unite into one

consolidated |kənˈsɑːləˌdetəd| — joined together into a whole

consolidation |kənˌsɑːlɪˈdeɪʃn| — combining into a solid mass

consonance |ˈkɑːnsənəns| — the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words

consonant |ˈkɑːnsənənt| — a speech sound that is not a vowel

consonantal |ˌkɑːnsəˈnɑːntəl| — being or marked by or containing or functioning as a consonant

consort |ˈkɑːnsɔːrt| — the husband or wife of a reigning monarch

consortium |kənˈsɔːrtiəm| — an association of companies for some definite purpose

conspectus |kənˈspektəs| — an overall summary

conspicuous |kənˈspɪkjuəs| — without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious

conspicuously |kənˈspɪkjuəsli| — in a manner tending to attract attention

conspiracy |kənˈspɪrəsi| — a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act

conspirator |kənˈspɪrətər| — a member of a conspiracy

conspiratorial |kənˌspɪrəˈtɔːriəl| — relating to or characteristic of conspiracy or conspirators

conspire |kənˈspaɪər| — engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together

constable |ˈkɑːnstəbl| — a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff

constabulary |kənˈstæbjəleri| — the force of policemen and officers

constancy |ˈkɑːnstənsi| — the quality of being enduring and free from change or variation

constant |ˈkɑːnstənt| — a quantity that does not vary

constantly |ˈkɑːnstəntli| — without variation or change, in every case

constellate |ˈkɑːnstəˌleɪt| — scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

constellation |ˌkɑːnstəˈleɪʃn| — an arrangement of parts or elements

consternation |ˌkɑːnstərˈneɪʃn| — fear resulting from the awareness of danger

constipate |ˈkɑːnstəˌpet| — impede with a clog or as if with a clog

constipated |ˈkɑːnstɪpeɪtɪd| — have difficult or incomplete or infrequent evacuation of the bowels

constipation |ˌkɑːnstɪˈpeɪʃn| — irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis

constituency |kənˈstʃuənsi| — the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

constituent |kənˈstʃuənt| — an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system

constitute |ˈkɑːnstətuːt| — form or compose

constituted |ˈkɑːnstəˌtuːtəd| — brought about or set up or accepted; especially long established

constitution |ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːʃn| — law determining the fundamental political principles of a government

constitutional |ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːʃənl| — a regular walk taken as a form of exercise

constitutionalism |ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəlɪzəm| — a constitutional system of government (usually with a written constitution)

constitutionally |ˌkɑːnstəˈtuːʃənəli| — according to the constitution

constitutive |ˈkɑːnstɪtuːtɪv| — constitutional in the structure of something (especially your physical makeup)

constrain |kənˈstreɪn| — compel to behave in a certain way

constrained |kənˈstreɪnd| — lacking spontaneity; not natural

constrainedly |kənˈstreɪnədli| — in a constrained manner

constraint |kənˈstreɪnt| — the state of being physically constrained

constrict |kənˈstrɪkt| — squeeze or press together

constriction |kənˈstrɪkʃn| — a narrowing that reduces the flow through a channel

constrictor |kənˈstriktər| — any of various large nonvenomous snakes that kill their prey by crushing it in its coils

constringe  — become tight or as if tight

construct |kənˈstrʌkt| — an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances

construction |kənˈstrʌkʃn| — the act of constructing something

constructive |kənˈstrʌktɪv| — emphasizing what is laudable or hopeful or to the good

constructively |kənˈstrʌktɪvli| — in a constructive manner

constructivism |kənˈstrəktəˌvizəm| — an abstractionist artistic movement in Russia after World War I; industrial materials were used to construct nonrepresentational objects

constructivist |kənˈstrəktəvist| — an artist of the school of constructivism

constructor |kənˈstrəktər| — someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)

construe |kənˈstruː| — make sense of; assign a meaning to

consuetude |ˈkɑːnswɪˌtuːd| — a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law

consuetudinary |kɑːnswɪˈtuːdneriː| — a manual describing the customs of a particular group (especially the ceremonial practices of a monastic order)

consul |ˈkɑːnsl| — a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country

consular |ˈkɑːnsələr| — having to do with a consul or his office or duties

consulate |ˈkɑːnsələt| — diplomatic building that serves as the residence or workplace of a consul

consulship |ˈkɑːnsəlˌʃɪp| — the post of consul

consult |kənˈsʌlt| — get or ask advice from

consultancy |kənˈsʌltənsi| — the practice of giving expert advice within a particular field

consultant |kənˈsʌltənt| — an expert who gives advice

consultation |ˌkɑːnslˈteɪʃn| — a conference (usually with someone important)

consultative |kənˈsʌltətɪv| — giving advice

consultatory  — giving advice

consultive  — giving advice

consumable |kənˈsuːməbl| — may be used up

consume |kənˈsuːm| — eat up completely, as with great appetite

consumer |kənˈsuːmər| — a person who uses goods or services

consumerism |kənˈsuːmərɪzəm| — the theory that an increasing consumption of goods is economically beneficial

consuming |kənˈsuːmɪŋ| — very strong; urgently felt

consummate |ˈkɑːnsəmət| — fulfill sexually

consummation |ˌkɑːnsəˈmeɪʃn| — the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse

consumption |kənˈsʌmpʃn| — the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

consumptive |kənˈsʌmptɪv| — a person with pulmonary tuberculosis

contact |ˈkɑːntækt| — close interaction

contagion |kənˈteɪdʒən| — any disease easily transmitted by contact

contagious |kənˈteɪdʒəs| — easily diffused or spread as from one person to another

contain |kənˈteɪn| — include or contain; have as a component

contained |kənˈteɪnd| — gotten under control

container |kənˈteɪnər| — any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

containment |kənˈteɪnmənt| — a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

contaminant |kənˈtæmɪnənt| — a substance that contaminates

contaminate |kənˈtæmɪneɪt| — make impure

contaminated |kənˈtæməˌnetəd| — rendered unwholesome by contaminants and pollution

contamination |kənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃn| — the state of being contaminated

contemn |kənˈtem| — look down on with disdain

contemplate |ˈkɑːntəmpleɪt| — look at thoughtfully; observe deep in thought

contemplation |ˌkɑːntəmˈpleɪʃn| — a long and thoughtful observation

contemplative |kənˈtemplətɪv| — a person devoted to the contemplative life

contemporaneity |kəntempərəˈniːɪtiː| — the quality of being current or of the present

contemporaneous |kənˌtempəˈreɪniəs| — occurring in the same period of time

contemporaneously |kənˌtempəˈreɪniəsli| — during the same period of time

contemporaneousness  — the quality of being current or of the present

contemporary |kənˈtempəreri| — a person of nearly the same age as another

contemporize |kənˈtempəˌraɪz| — happen at the same time

contempt |kənˈtempt| — lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike

contemptible |kənˈtemptəbl| — deserving of contempt or scorn

contemptuous |kənˈtemptʃuəs| — expressing extreme contempt

contemptuously |kənˈtemptʃuəsli| — without respect; in a disdainful manner

contend |kənˈtend| — maintain or assert

contender |kənˈtendər| — the contestant you hope to defeat

content |ˈkɑːntent| — (usually plural) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

contented |kənˈtentɪd| — satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are

contention |kənˈtenʃn| — a point asserted as part of an argument

contentious |kənˈtenʃəs| — inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

contentment |kənˈtentmənt| — happiness with one's situation in life

contents |ˈkɑːntents| — (usually plural) everything that is included in a collection and that is held or included in something

conterminous |kɒnˈtɝːmɪnəs| — connecting without a break; within a common boundary

contest |ˈkɑːntest| — an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

contestant |kənˈtestənt| — a person who participates in competitions

contestation |ˌkɑːnteˈsteɪʃən| — a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

contested |kənˈtestəd| — disputed or made the object of contention or competition

context |ˈkɑːntekst| — discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

contextual |kənˈtekstʃuəl| — relating to or determined by or in context

contextually |kənˈtekstʃuəli| — in a manner dependent on context

contiguity |ˌkɑːntɪˈɡjuːəti| — the attribute of being so near as to be touching

contiguous |kənˈtɪɡjuəs| — very close or connected in space or time

continence |ˈkɒntɪnəns| — the exercise of self constraint in sexual matters

continent |ˈkɑːntɪnənt| — one of the large landmasses of the earth

continental |ˌkɑːntɪˈnentl| — of or pertaining to or typical of Europe

contingency |kənˈtɪndʒənsi| — a possible event or occurrence or result

contingent |kənˈtɪndʒənt| — a gathering of persons representative of some larger group

continual |kənˈtɪnjuəl| — having no interruptions

continually |kənˈtɪnjuəli| — seemingly without interruption

continuance |kənˈtɪnjuəns| — the act of continuing an activity without interruption

continuant |kənˈtɪnjuənt| — consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract

continuation |kənˌtɪnjuˈeɪʃn| — the act of continuing an activity without interruption

continue |kənˈtɪnjuː| — continue a certain state, condition, or activity

continued |kənˈtɪnjuːd| — without stop or interruption

continuing |kənˈtɪnjuːɪŋ| — remaining in force or being carried on without letup

continuity |ˌkɑːntəˈnuːəti| — uninterrupted connection or union

continuous |kənˈtɪnjuəs| — continuing in time or space without interruption

continuously |kənˈtɪnjuəsli| — at every point

continuum |kənˈtɪnjuəm| — a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts

contort |kənˈtɔːrt| — twist and press out of shape

contortion |kənˈtɔːrʃən| — the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

contortionist |kənˈtɔːrʃənɪst| — an acrobat able to twist into unusual positions

contour |ˈkɑːntʊr| — a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height

contra |ˈkɑːntrə| — a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua

contraband |ˈkɑːntrəbænd| — goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law

contrabandist |ˈkɑːntrəˌbændɪst| — someone who imports or exports without paying duties

contrabass |ˈkɑːntrəbeɪs| — largest and lowest member of the violin family

contraception |ˌkɑːntrəˈsepʃn| — birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery

contraceptive |ˌkɑːntrəˈseptɪv| — an agent or device intended to prevent conception

contraclockwise  — in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

contract |ˈkɑːntrækt| — a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

contracted |ˈkɑːntræktəd| — reduced in size or pulled together

contractile |kənˈtræktaɪl| — capable of contracting or being contracted

contractility |ˌkɑːntrækˈtɪlɪtiː| — the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

contracting |ˈkɑːntræktɪŋ| — becoming infected

contraction |kənˈtrækʃn| — (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)

contractor |kənˈtræktər| — someone (a person or firm) who contracts to build things

contractual |kənˈtræktʃuəl| — relating to or part of a binding legal agreement

contradict |ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkt| — be in contradiction with

contradiction |ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkʃn| — opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

contradictory |ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktəri| — two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time

contradistinction |ˌkɑːntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃn| — a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast

contradistinguish |ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋɡwɪʃ| — distinguish by contrasting qualities

contrail |ˈkɑːntreɪl| — an artificial cloud created by an aircraft; caused either by condensation due to the reduction in air pressure above the wing surface or by water vapor in the engine exhaust

contraindication |ˌkɒntrəˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən| — (medicine) a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment

contralateral |ˌkɒntrəˈlat(ə)r(ə)l| — on or relating to the opposite side (of the body)

contralto |kənˈtræltoʊ| — a woman singer having a contralto voice

contraption |kənˈtræpʃn| — a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

contrapuntal |ˌkɑːntrəˈpʌntl| — relating to or characteristic of or according to the rules of counterpoint

contrapuntist |kɑːntrəˈpʌntɪst| — a composer who specializes in counterpoint

contrariety |ˌkɒntrəˈraɪəti| — the relation between contraries

contrariness |ˈkɑːntrerinəs| — deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline

contrariwise |kənˈtreriwaɪz| — in a contrary disobedient manner

contrary |ˈkɑːntreri| — a relation of direct opposition

contrast |ˈkɑːntræst| — the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

contrasting |kənˈtræstɪŋ| — strikingly different; tending to contrast

contrasty |ˈkɒntrɑːsti| — having sharp differences between black and white

contravene |ˌkɑːntrəˈviːn| — go against, as of rules and laws

contravention |ˌkɑːntrəˈvenʃn| — coming into conflict with

contretemps |ˈkɑːntrətɑ̃ː| — an awkward clash

contribute |kənˈtrɪbjuːt| — bestow a quality on

contributing |kənˈtrɪbjuːtɪŋ| — tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

contribution |ˌkɑːntrɪˈbjuːʃn| — the effort contributed by a person in bringing about a result

contributor |kənˈtrɪbjətər| — someone who contributes (or promises to contribute) a sum of money

contributory |kənˈtrɪbjətɔːri| — tending to bring about; being partly responsible for

contrite |kənˈtraɪt| — feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

contritely |kənˈtraɪtli| — in a rueful manner

contrition |kənˈtrɪʃn| — sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

contrivance |kənˈtraɪvəns| — a device or control that is very useful for a particular job

contrive |kənˈtraɪv| — make or work out a plan for; devise

contrived |kənˈtraɪvd| — showing effects of planning or manipulation

contriver |kənˈtraɪvər| — a person who makes plans

control |kənˈtroʊl| — power to direct or determine

controllable |kənˈtroʊləbl| — capable of being controlled

controlled |kənˈtroʊld| — restrained or managed or kept within certain bounds

controller |kənˈtroʊlər| — someone who maintains and audits business accounts

controlling |kənˈtroʊlɪŋ| — able to control or determine policy

controversial |ˌkɑːntrəˈvɜːrʃl| — marked by or capable of arousing controversy

controversialist |ˌkɒntrəˈvɝːʃəlɪst| — a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy

controversy |ˈkɑːntrəvɜːrsi| — a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement

controvert |ˈkɑːntrəvɜːrt| — be resistant to

contumacious |ˌkɑːntuˈmeɪʃəs| — wilfully obstinate; stubbornly disobedient

contumacy |ˈkɒntjʊməsi| — willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court

contumelious |ˌkɒntjuːˈmiːlɪəs| — arrogantly insolent

contumely |kɒnˈtuːməli| — a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

contuse |kənˈtjuːz| — injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of

contusion |kənˈtuːʒn| — an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration

conundrum |kəˈnʌndrəm| — a difficult problem

conurbation |ˌkɑːnɜːrˈbeɪʃn| — an aggregation or continuous network of urban communities

convalesce |ˌkɑːnvəˈles| — get over an illness or shock

convalescence |ˌkɑːnvəˈlesns| — gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

convalescent |ˌkɑːnvəˈlesnt| — a person who is recovering from illness

convection |kənˈvekʃn| — the transfer of heat through a fluid (liquid or gas) caused by molecular motion

convene |kənˈviːn| — meet formally

convener |kənˈviːnər| — the member of a group whose duty it is to convene meetings

convenience |kənˈviːniəns| — the state of being suitable or opportune

conveniences |kənˈviːnjənsəz| — things that make you comfortable and at ease

convenient |kənˈviːniənt| — suited to your comfort or purpose or needs

conveniently |kənˈviːniəntli| — in a convenient manner

convent |ˈkɑːnvent| — a religious residence especially for nuns

conventicle |kənˈven(t)ək(ə)l| — a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship

convention |kənˈvenʃn| — a large formal assembly

conventional |kənˈvenʃənl| — conforming with accepted standards

conventionalism |kənˈvenʃəˌnlɪzəm| — orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional

conventionality |kənˌvenʃəˈnælɪti| — conformity with conventional thought and behavior

conventionalize |kənˈvenʃəˌnlaɪz| — make conventional or adapt to conventions

conventionalized  — using artistic forms and conventions to create effects; not natural or spontaneous

conventionally |kənˈvenʃənəli| — in a conventional manner

conventual |kənˈventʃuːəl| — of communal life sequestered from the world under religious vows

converge |kənˈvɜːrdʒ| — be adjacent or come together

convergence |kənˈvɜːrdʒəns| — the occurrence of two or more things coming together

convergent |kənˈvɜːrdʒənt| — tending to come together from different directions

converging |kənˈvɝːdʒɪŋ| — the act of converging (coming closer)

conversance |kənˈvɜːsəns| — personal knowledge or information about someone or something

conversant |kənˈvɜːrsnt| — (usually followed by `with') well informed about or knowing thoroughly

conversation |ˌkɑːnvərˈseɪʃn| — the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

conversational |ˌkɑːnvərˈseɪʃənl| — characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation

conversationalist |ˌkɑːnvərˈseɪʃənələst| — someone skilled at conversation

converse |kənˈvɜːrs| — a proposition obtained by conversion

conversely |ˈkɑːnvɜːrsli| — with the terms of the relation reversed

conversion |kənˈvɜːrʒn| — an event that results in a transformation

convert |kənˈvɜːrt| — a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief

converter |kənˈvɜːrtər| — a device for changing one substance or form or state into another

convertibility |ˌkɑːnvərtəˈbɪləti| — the quality of being exchangeable (especially the ability to convert a currency into gold or other currencies without restriction)

convertible |kənˈvɜːrtəbl| — a car that has top that can be folded or removed

convex |ˈkɑːnveks| — curving or bulging outward

convexity |kənˈveksɪti| — the property possessed by a convex shape

convexo-concave |kənˈveksoʊkɑːnˈkeɪv| — convex on one side and concave on the other with the convexity being greater than the concavity

convexo-convex |kənˈveksɑːkɑːnˈveks| — convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil

convey |kənˈveɪ| — (of information) make known; pass on

conveyance |kənˈveɪəns| — document effecting a property transfer

conveyancer |kənˈveɪənsər| — a lawyer who specializes in the business of conveying properties

conveyancing |kənˈveɪənsɪŋ| — act of transferring property title from one person to another

conveyer |kənˈveɪər| — a person who conveys (carries or transmits)

conveyor |kənˈveɪər| — a person who conveys (carries or transmits)

convict |kənˈvɪkt| — a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

conviction |kənˈvɪkʃn| — an unshakable belief in something without need for proof or evidence

convince |kənˈvɪns| — make (someone) agree, understand, or realize the truth or validity of something

convinced |kənˈvɪnst| — persuaded of; very sure

convincing |kənˈvɪnsɪŋ| — causing one to believe the truth of something

convincingly |kənˈvɪnsɪŋli| — in a convincing manner

convivial |kənˈvɪviəl| — occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company

conviviality |kənˌvɪviˈæləti| — a jovial nature

convocation |ˌkɑːnvəˈkeɪʃn| — a group gathered in response to a summons

convoke |kənˈvoʊk| — call together

convolute |ˈkɑːnvəˌluːt| — curl, wind, or twist together

convoluted |ˈkɑːnvəluːtɪd| — rolled longitudinally upon itself

convolution |ˌkɑːnvəˈluːʃn| — the shape of something rotating rapidly

convolve |kənˈvɑːlv| — curl, wind, or twist together

convolvulus |kənˈvɑːlvjələs| — any of numerous plants of the genus Convolvulus

convoy |ˈkɑːnvɔɪ| — a procession of land vehicles traveling together

convulse |kənˈvʌls| — make someone convulse with laughter

convulsion |kənˈvʌlʃn| — a sudden uncontrollable attack

convulsive |kənˈvʌlsɪv| — affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm

cony |ˈkoʊni| — any of several small ungulate mammals of Africa and Asia with rodent-like incisors and feet with hooflike toes

coo |kuː| — the sound made by a pigeon

cook |kʊk| — someone who cooks food

cookbook |ˈkʊkbʊk| — a book of recipes and cooking directions

cooked |ˈkʊkt| — having been prepared for eating by the application of heat

cooker |ˈkʊkər| — a utensil for cooking

cookery |ˈkʊkəri| — the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

cookhouse |ˈkʊkhaʊs| — the area for food preparation on a ship

cookie |ˈkʊki| — any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

cooking |ˈkʊkɪŋ| — the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

cooky |ˈkʊki| — the cook on a ranch or at a camp

cool |kuːl| — the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature

cool off |ˈkuːl ˈɒf| — become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation

coolant |ˈkuːlənt| — a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another

cooler |ˈkuːlər| — a refrigerator for cooling liquids

coolie |ˈkuːli| — (ethnic slur) an offensive name for an unskilled Asian laborer

cooling |ˈkuːlɪŋ| — the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature

coolly |ˈkuːlli| — in a composed and unconcerned manner

coolness |ˈkuːlnəs| — calm and unruffled self-assurance

coon |kuːn| — an eccentric or undignified rustic

coop |kuːp| — a farm building for housing poultry

coop in |ˈkuːp ɪn| — confine in or as if in a coop

coop up |ˈkuːp ʌp| — confine in or as if in a coop

cooper |ˈkuːpər| — United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)

cooperate |koʊˈɑːpəreɪt| — work together on a common enterprise of project

cooperation |koʊˌɑːpəˈreɪʃn| — joint operation or action

cooperative |koʊˈɑːpərətɪv| — a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners

cooperatively |koʊˈɑːpərətɪvli| — in close cooperation

cooperator |koʊˈɒpəreɪtər| — an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

coordinate |koʊˈɔːrdɪneɪt| — a number that identifies a position relative to an axis

coordinated |koʊˈɔrdənˌeɪt̬ɪd| — operating as a unit

coordinating |ˌkoʊˈɔːdɪneɪtɪŋ| — serving to connect two grammatical constituents of identical construction

coordination |koʊˌɔːrdɪˈneɪʃn| — the skillful and effective interaction of movements

coordinator |koʊˈɔːdɪneɪtə| — someone whose task is to see that work goes harmoniously

coot |kuːt| — slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks

cootie |ˈkuːtiː| — a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings

cop |kɑːp| — uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

cop out |ˈkɑːp ˈaʊt| — choose not to do something, as out of fear of failing

copaiba |koʊˈpeɪbə| — an oleoresin used in varnishes and ointments

copal |ˈkoʊpəl| — a brittle aromatic resin used in varnishes

copartner |ˌkoʊˈpɑːtnə| — a joint partner (as in a business enterprise)

copartnership |koʊˈpɑːrtnəʃɪp| — a partnership in which employees get a share of the profits in addition to their wages

cope |koʊp| — brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

copeck |ˈkoʊpek| — 100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia

Copernican |kəˈpɝːnəkən| — of radical or major importance

copestone |ˈkəʊpstəʊn| — a final touch; a crowning achievement; a culmination

copier |ˈkɑːpiər| — apparatus that makes copies of typed, written or drawn material

copilot |ˈkoʊˌpɑɪlət| — a relief pilot on an airplane

coping |ˈkoʊpɪŋ| — brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

copious |ˈkoʊpiəs| — large in number or quantity (especially of discourse)

copper |ˈkɑːpər| — a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor

copper-bottomed |ˌkɒpə ˈbɒtəmd| — having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper

copperhead |ˈkɑːpərhed| — common coppery brown pit viper of upland eastern United States

copperplate |ˈkɑːpərpleɪt| — a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings

coppersmith |ˈkɑːpərˌsmɪθ| — someone who makes articles from copper

coppery |ˈkɑːpəri| — of something having the color of copper

coppice |ˈkɑːpɪs| — a dense growth of bushes

copra |ˈkɑːprə| — the dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted

copse |kɑːps| — a dense growth of bushes

Copt |kɒpt| — an Egyptian descended from the ancient Egyptians

Coptic |ˈkɑːptɪk| — the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia; written in the Greek alphabet

copula |ˈkɑːpjələ| — an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence

copulate |ˈkɑːpjuleɪt| — engage in sexual intercourse

copulation |ˌkɑːpjuˈleɪʃn| — sexual activity between individuals, especially the insertion of a man's penis into a woman's vagina until orgasm and ejaculation occur

copulative |ˈkɒpjʊlətɪv| — an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence

copy |ˈkɑːpi| — a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record)

copybook |ˈkɑːpibʊk| — a book containing models of good penmanship; used in teaching penmanship

copycat |ˈkɑːpikæt| — someone who copies the words or behavior of another

copyhold |ˈkɒpɪhoʊld| — a medieval form of land tenure in England; a copyhold was a parcel of land granted to a peasant by the lord of the manor in return for agricultural services

copyholder |ˈkɒpɪhoʊldər| — mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor

copying |ˈkɑːpiɪŋ| — an act of copying

copyist |ˈkɑːpiɪst| — someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts

copyreader |ˈkɑːpiˌridər| — an editor who prepares text for publication

copyright |ˈkɑːpiraɪt| — a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work

coquet |koʊˈket| — talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

coquetry |ˈkoʊkɪtri| — playful behavior intended to arouse sexual interest

coquette |koʊˈket| — a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

coquettish |koʊˈketɪʃ| — like a coquette

coracle |ˈkɔːrəkl| — a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain

coral |ˈkɔːrəl| — a variable color averaging a deep pink

corbel |ˈkɔːrbl| — (architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)

cord |kɔːrd| — a line made of twisted fibers or threads

cordage |ˈkɔːrdɪdʒ| — the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords

cordate |ˈkɔːrdeɪt| — (of a leaf) shaped like a heart

corded |ˈkɔːrdɪd| — of textiles; having parallel raised lines

cordial |ˈkɔːrdʒəl| — strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal

cordiality |ˌkɔːrdɪˈælɪti| — a cordial disposition

cordially |ˈkɔːrdʒəli| — in a hearty manner

cordite |ˈkɔːrdaɪt| — explosive powder (nitroglycerin and guncotton and petrolatum) dissolved in acetone and dried and extruded in brown cords

cordless |ˈkɔːrdləs| — not having a cord

cordon |ˈkɔːrdn| — a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

cordovan |ˈkɔːrdəvən| — a fine leather originally made in Cordoba, Spain

cords |ˈkɔːrdz| — cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth

corduroy |ˈkɔːrdərɔɪ| — a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

corduroys |ˈkɔːrdərɔɪz| — cotton trousers made of corduroy cloth

core |kɔːr| — a small group of indispensable persons or things

coreopsis |kɔːriːˈɑːpsɪs| — any of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America

coriaceous |kɔːriːˈeɪʃəs| — resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable

Corinthian |kəˈrɪnθiən| — a man devoted to the pursuit of pleasure

corium |ˈkɔːrɪəm| — the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

cork |ˈkɔːrk| — outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.

corkage |ˈkɔːrkɪdʒ| — a charge added at a restaurant for every bottle of wine served that was not bought on the premises

corked |kɔːrkt| — (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin

corker |ˈkɔːrkər| — (dated slang) a remarkable or excellent thing or person

corking |ˈkɔːrkɪŋ| — very good

corkscrew |ˈkɔːrkskruː| — a bottle opener that pulls corks

corkwood |ˈkɔːrˌkwʊd| — very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood

corky |ˈkɔːrki| — (of wine) tainted in flavor by a cork containing excess tannin

cormorant |ˈkɔːrmərənt| — large voracious dark-colored long-necked seabird with a distensible pouch for holding fish; used in Asia to catch fish

corn |kɔːrn| — tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times

corncob |ˈkɔːrnˌkɑːb| — the hard cylindrical core that bears the kernels of an ear of corn

corncrake |ˈkɔːrnkreɪk| — common Eurasian rail that frequents grain fields

cornea |ˈkɔːrniə| — the transparent dome-shaped anterior portion of the outer covering of the eye; it covers the iris and pupil and is continuous with the sclera

corned |kɔːrnd| — (used especially of meat) cured in brine

cornel |ˈkɔːrnəl| — a tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers

cornelian |kɔːrˈniːlɪən| — a translucent red or orange variety of chalcedony

corneous |ˈkɔːrniːəs| — made of horn (or of a substance resembling horn)

corner |ˈkɔːrnər| — a place off to the side of an area

cornered |ˈkɔːrnərd| — forced to turn and face attackers

cornerstone |ˈkɔːrnərstoʊn| — the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

cornet |ˈkɔːrnɪt| — a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

cornfield |ˈkɔːrnfiːld| — a field planted with corn

cornflour |ˈkɔːrnflaʊər| — starch prepared from the grains of corn; used in cooking as a thickener

cornflower |ˈkɔːrnflaʊər| — plant of southern and southeastern United States grown for its yellow flowers that can be dried

cornice |ˈkɔːrnɪs| — a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing

Cornish |ˈkɔːrnɪʃ| — a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall

cornmeal |ˈkɔːrnmiːl| — coarsely ground corn

cornpone |ˈkɔːrnpoʊn| — cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)

cornstalk |ˈkɔːrnsˌtɔːk| — the stalk of a corn plant

cornucopia |ˌkɔːrnjuˈkoʊpiə| — a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity

corny |ˈkɔːrni| — dull and tiresome but with pretensions of significance or originality

corolla |kəˈrɑːlə| — (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth

corollary |ˈkɔːrəleri| — a practical consequence that follows naturally

corona |kəˈroʊnə| — the outermost region of the sun's atmosphere; visible as a white halo during a solar eclipse

coronach |ˈkɔːɑːənəæ| — a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

coronal |kəˈroʊnəl| — flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes

coronary |ˈkɔːrəneri| — obstruction of blood flow in a coronary artery by a blood clot (thrombus)

coronate |ˈkɔːrəˌneɪt| — invest with regal power; enthrone

coronation |ˌkɔːrəˈneɪʃn| — the ceremony of installing a new monarch

coroner |ˈkɔːrənər| — a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes

coronet |ˌkɔːrəˈnet| — a small crown; usually indicates a high rank but below that of sovereign

corporal |ˈkɔːrpərəl| — a noncommissioned officer in the Army or Air Force or Marines

corporality |kɔːpəˈralɪti| — the quality of being physical; consisting of matter

corporate |ˈkɔːrpərət| — possessing or existing in bodily form

corporation |ˌkɔːrpəˈreɪʃn| — a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

corporatism |ˈkɔːrpərətɪzəm| — control of a state or organization by large interest groups

corporatist |ˈkɔːrpərəˌtɪst| — a supporter of corporatism

corporeal |kɔːrˈpɔːriəl| — affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit

corporeality |kɔːˌpɔːrɪˈælɪtɪ| — the quality of being physical; consisting of matter

corposant |ˈkɔːrpəzænt| — an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere

corps |kɔːr| — an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions and their support

corpse |kɔːrps| — the dead body of a human being

corpulence |ˈkɔːrpjələns| — the property of excessive fatness

corpulent |ˈkɔːrpjələnt| — excessively fat

corpus |ˈkɔːrpəs| — capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

corpuscle |ˈkɔːrpʌsl| — (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

corpuscular |kɔːrˈpʌskjʊlər| — of or relating to corpuscles

corral |kəˈræl| — a pen for cattle

correct |kəˈrekt| — make right or correct

corrected |kəˈrektəd| — having something undesirable neutralized

correction |kəˈrekʃn| — the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

correctional |kəˈrekʃənl| — concerned with or providing correction

corrective |kəˈrektɪv| — a device for treating injury or disease

correctly |kəˈrektli| — in an accurate manner

correctness |kəˈrektnəs| — conformity to fact or truth

correlate |ˈkɔːrələt| — either of two or more related or complementary variables

correlated |ˈkɔːrəˌletəd| — mutually related

correlation |ˌkɔːrəˈleɪʃn| — a reciprocal relation between two or more things

correlational  — relating to or employing correlation

correlative |kəˈrelətɪv| — either of two or more related or complementary variables

correspond |ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːnd| — be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

correspondence |ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndəns| — communication by the exchange of letters

correspondent |ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndənt| — someone who communicates by means of letters

corresponding |ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndɪŋ| — accompanying

correspondingly |ˌkɔːrəˈspɑːndɪŋli| — in a corresponding manner

corrida |kɒˈriːdə| — a Spanish or Portuguese or Latin American spectacle; a matador baits and (usually) kills a bull in an arena before many spectators

corridor |ˈkɔːrɪdɔːr| — an enclosed passageway; rooms usually open onto it

corrigenda |ˌkɒrɪˈdʒendə| — a list of printing errors in a book along with their corrections

corrigendum |ˌkɔːrɪˈdʒendəm| — a printer's error; to be corrected

corrigible |ˈkɒrɪdʒəbəl| — capable of being corrected or set right

corroborant |kəˈrɑːbərənt| — used of a medicine that is strengthening

corroborate |kəˈrɑːbəreɪt| — establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

corroboration |kəˌrɑːbəˈreɪʃn| — confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence

corroborative |kəˈrɑːbərəˌtɪv| — serving to support or corroborate

corroboratory |kəˈrɒbərətərɪ| — serving to support or corroborate

corrode |kəˈroʊd| — cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

corroded |kəˈroʊdɪd| — eaten away as by acid or oxidation

corrosion |kəˈroʊʒn| — a state of deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical action

corrosive |kəˈroʊsɪv| — a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)

corrugate |ˈkɔːrəˌɡet| — fold into ridges

corrugated |ˈkɔːrəɡeɪtɪd| — shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

corrugation |ˌkɒrəˈɡeɪʃən| — a ridge on a corrugated surface

corrupt |kəˈrʌpt| — corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

corruptibility |kəˌrʌptəˈbɪlɪti| — the capability of being corrupted

corruptible |kəˈrʌptəbəl| — capable of being corrupted

corruption |kəˈrʌpʃn| — lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

corsage |kɔːrˈsɑːʒ| — an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

corsair |kɔːrˈser| — a pirate along the Barbary Coast

corselet |ˈkɔːrslɪt| — a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece

corset |ˈkɔːrsɪt| — a woman's close-fitting foundation garment

corslet |ˈkɔːrslɪt| — a piece of body armor for the trunk; usually consists of a breastplate and back piece

cortege |kɔˈteʒ| — a funeral procession

Cortes |ˈkɔːrts| — Spanish conquistador who defeated the Aztecs and conquered Mexico (1485-1547)

cortex |ˈkɔːrteks| — the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum

cortical |ˈkɔːrtɪkl| — of or relating to a cortex

corticosteroid |ˌkɔːrtɪkoˈsteˈrɔɪd| — a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response

cortisol |ˈkɔːtɪsɒl| — an adrenal-cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism

corundum |kəˈrʌndəm| — very hard mineral used as an abrasive

coruscate |ˈkɔːrəskeɪt| — reflect brightly

coruscation |ˌkɒrəˈskeɪʃən| — the occurrence of a small flash or spark

corvee |kɔːrˈveɪ| — unpaid labor (as for the maintenance of roads) required by a lord of his vassals in lieu of taxes

corvette |kɔːrˈvet| — a highly maneuverable escort warship; smaller than a destroyer

corvine |ˈkɔːrvaɪn| — relating to or resembling a crow

corymb |ˈkɔːrɪmb| — flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height; outer flowers open first

corymbose |kəˈrɪmboʊs| — resembling a corymb

cos |kəz| — ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle

cosecant |koʊˈsiːkənt| — ratio of the hypotenuse to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle

coseismal |koʊˈsaɪsməl| — being where earthquake waves arrive simultaneously

cosh |kɑːʃ| — a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people

cosher |ˈkoʊʃər| — conforming to dietary laws

cosily |ˈkoʊzɪli| — in a cozy manner

cosine |ˈkoʊsaɪn| — ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle

cosiness |ˈkoʊzɪnəs| — a state of warm snug comfort

cosmetic |kɑːzˈmetɪk| — a toiletry designed to beautify the body

cosmetician |ˌkɒzməˈtɪʃən| — someone who sells or applies cosmetics

cosmetologist |ˌkɑːzməˈtɑːlədʒəst| — an expert in the use of cosmetics

cosmetology |ˌkɑːzməˈtɑːlədʒi| — the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin

cosmic |ˈkɑːzmɪk| — inconceivably extended in space or time

cosmogony |kɑːzˈmɑːɡəni| — the branch of astrophysics that studies the origin and evolution and structure of the universe

cosmography |kɑːzˈmɑːɡrəfi| — the science that maps the general features of the universe; describes both heaven and earth (but without encroaching on geography or astronomy)

cosmological |ˌkɑːzməˈlɑːdʒɪkl| — pertaining to the branch of astronomy dealing with the origin and history and structure and dynamics of the universe

cosmologist |kɒzˈmɒlədʒi| — an astronomer who studies the evolution and space-time relations of the universe

cosmology |kɑːzˈmɑːlədʒi| — the metaphysical study of the origin and nature of the universe

cosmonaut |ˈkɑːzmənɔːt| — a person trained to travel in a spacecraft

cosmopolitan |ˌkɑːzməˈpɑːlɪtən| — a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

cosmopolite |kɑːzˈmɑːpəˌlaɪt| — a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

cosmos |ˈkɑːzmoʊs| — everything that exists anywhere

Cossack |ˈkɒsək| — a member of a Slavic people living in southern European Russia and Ukraine and adjacent parts of Asia and noted for their horsemanship and military skill; they formed an elite cavalry corps in czarist Russia

cosset |ˈkɑːsɪt| — treat with excessive indulgence

cost |kɔːst| — the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor

cost-effective  — productive relative to the cost

costal |ˈkɑːstl| — of or relating to or near a rib

costermonger |ˈkɑːstərmʌŋɡər| — a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow

costing |ˈkɔːstɪŋ| — cost accounting

costive |ˈkɒstɪv| — retarding evacuation of feces; binding; constipating

costless |ˈkɒstlɪs| — costing nothing

costliness |ˈkɒstlɪnəs| — the quality possessed by something with a great price or value

costly |ˈkɔːstli| — entailing great loss or sacrifice

costs |ˈkɑːsts| — pecuniary reimbursement to the winning party for the expenses of litigation

costume |ˈkɑːstuːm| — the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball

costumier |kɑːsˈtuːmieɪ| — someone who designs or supplies costumes (as for a play or masquerade)

cosy |ˈkoʊzi| — a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm

cot |kɑːt| — a sheath worn to protect a finger

cotangent |koʊˈtændʒʌnt| — ratio of the adjacent to the opposite side of a right-angled triangle

cote |koʊt| — a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons)

coterie |ˈkoʊtəri| — an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

coterminous |koʊˈtɜːrmɪnəs| — being of equal extent or scope or duration

cotillion |kəˈtilyən| — a ball at which young ladies are presented to society

cottage |ˈkɑːtɪdʒ| — a small house with a single story

cottager |ˈkɑːtɪdʒər| — someone who lives in a cottage

cottar |ˈkɒtər| — a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands

cotter |ˈkɑːtər| — a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands

cottier |ˈkɑːtiər| — a medieval English villein

cotton |ˈkɑːtn| — soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

cotton on |ˈkɑːtən ɑːn| — understand, usually after some initial difficulty

cotton up |ˈkɑːtən ʌp| — ingratiate oneself to; often with insincere behavior

cottontail |ˈkɒtnteɪl| — common small rabbit of North America having greyish or brownish fur and a tail with a white underside; a host for Ixodes pacificus and Ixodes scapularis (Lyme disease ticks)

cottonweed |ˈkɒtənwiːd| — an American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts

cottony |ˈkɑːtniː| — resembling cotton; as soft as cotton

cotyledon |ˌkɒtɪˈliːdən| — embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants

couch |kaʊtʃ| — an upholstered seat for more than one person

couchette |kuːˈʃet| — a compartment on a European passenger train; contains 4 to 6 berths for sleeping

cougar |ˈkuːɡər| — large American feline resembling a lion

cough |kɔːf| — a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

cough out |ˈkɑːf ˈaʊt| — discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth

cough up |ˈkɑːf ʌp| — give reluctantly

coulisse |kuːˈliːs| — a flat situated in the wings

coulomb |ˈkuːlɑːm| — a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second

coulter |ˈkoʊltə| — a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil

council |ˈkaʊnsl| — a body serving in an administrative capacity

councillor |ˈkaʊnsələr| — a member of a council

councilman |ˈkaʊnslmən| — a man who is a council member

counsel |ˈkaʊnsl| — a lawyer who pleads cases in court

counseling |ˈkaʊnsəlɪŋ| — something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

counselling |ˈkaʊnsəlɪŋ| — something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

counsellor |ˈkaʊnsələr| — someone who has supervisory duties at a summer camp

counselor |ˈkaʊnsələr| — someone who gives advice about problems

count |kaʊnt| — the total number counted

count on |ˈkaʊnt ɑːn| — judge to be probable

count out |ˈkaʊnt ˈaʊt| — declare the loser

countable |ˈkaʊntəbl| — that can be counted

countdown |ˈkaʊntdaʊn| — counting backward from an arbitrary number to indicate the time remaining before some event (such as launching a space vehicle)

countenance |ˈkaʊntənəns| — the appearance conveyed by a person's face

counter |ˈkaʊntər| — table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted

counteract |ˌkaʊntərˈækt| — act in opposition to

counteraction |ˌkaʊntəˈrækʃən| — action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action

counteractive |ˌkaʊntəˈræktɪv| — opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action

counterattack |ˈkɑʊntərəˌtæk| — an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.

counterattraction |ˌkaʊntərəˈtrækʃən| — a rival attraction

counterbalance |ˌkaʊntərˈbæləns| — a weight that balances another weight

counterblast |ˈkaʊntərblæst| — a vigorous and unrestrained response

counterblow |ˈkaʊntərˌbloʊ| — a return blow; a retaliatory blow

countercharge |ˈkaʊntərˌtʃɑːrdʒ| — a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser

countercheck |ˈkæʊntəˌtʃek| — a check that restrains another check

counterclaim |ˈkaʊntərkleɪm| — a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action

counterclockwise |ˌkaʊntərˈklɑːkwaɪz| — in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock

counterculture |ˈkaʊntərkʌltʃər| — a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture

counterespionage |ˌkɑːwntəˈrespiənadʒ| — spying on the spies

counterfeit |ˈkaʊntərfɪt| — a copy that is represented as the original

counterfeiter |ˈkaʊntərˌfɪtər| — someone who makes copies illegally

counterfoil |ˈkaʊntərfɔɪl| — the part of a check that is retained as a record

counterinsurgency |ˌkɑːwntəˌrɪnˈsɝːdʒənsi| — actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency

counterintelligence |ˌkɑːwntəˌrɪnˈtelɪdʒəns| — intelligence activities concerned with identifying and counteracting the threat to security posed by hostile intelligence organizations or by individuals engaged in espionage or sabotage or subversion or terrorism

counterintuitive  — contrary to what common sense would suggest

counterirritant |ˌkaʊntəˈrɪrɪtənt| — a medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation

counterman |ˈkoun(t)ərmən| — someone who attends a counter (as in a diner)

countermand |ˈkaʊntərmænd| — a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command

countermarch |ˈkæʊntəmɑːrtʃ| — (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route

countermeasure |ˈkaʊntərmeʒər| — an action taken to offset another action

countermine |ˈkaʊntəmaɪn| — (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the enemy

counteroffensive |ˈkaʊntərəfensɪv| — a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force

counterpane |ˈkaʊntərpeɪn| — decorative cover for a bed

counterpart |ˈkaʊntərpɑːrt| — a person or thing having the same function or characteristics as another

counterplot |ˈkaʊntəplɑːt| — a plot intended to subvert another plot

counterpoint |ˈkaʊntərpɔɪnt| — a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies

counterpoise |ˈkoun(t)ərˌpoiz| — a weight that balances another weight

counterproductive |ˌkaʊntərprəˈdʌktɪv| — tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

counterrevolution |ˌkɑːwntərrevəˈluːʃən| — a revolution whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by a previous revolution

counterrevolutionary |ˌkɑːwntərrevəˈluːʃəˌneri| — a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution

countersign |ˈkaʊntərsaɪn| — a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group

countersink |ˈkaʊntəsɪŋk| — a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface

counterterrorism |ˌkaʊntərˈterərɪzəm| — a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism

countervail |ˈkaʊntəveɪl| — compensate for or counterbalance

counterweight |ˈkaʊntərweɪt| — a weight that balances another weight

countess |ˈkaʊntəs| — female equivalent of a count or earl

counting |ˈkaʊntɪŋ| — the act of counting; reciting numbers in ascending order

countinghouse  — office used by the accountants of a business

countless |ˈkaʊntləs| — too numerous to be counted

countrified |ˈkʌntrifaɪd| — characteristic of rural life

country |ˈkʌntri| — a politically organized body of people under a single government

countryfolk |ˈkʌntriˌfoʊk| — people living in the same country; compatriots

countryman |ˈkʌntrimən| — a man from your own country

countryside |ˈkʌntrisaɪd| — rural regions

countrywide |ˌkʌntriˈwaɪd| — occurring or extending throughout a country or nation

countrywoman |ˈkʌntriwʊmən| — a woman who lives in the country and has country ways

county |ˈkaʊnti| — (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government

coup |kuː| — a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

coupe |kuːˈpeɪ| — a car with two doors and front seats and a luggage compartment

couple |ˈkʌpl| — a pair who associate with one another

coupled |ˈkʌpəld| — joined together especially in a pair or pairs

coupler |ˈkəp(ə)lər| — a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

couplet |ˈkʌplət| — two items of the same kind

coupling |ˈkʌplɪŋ| — a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together

coupon |ˈkuːpɑːn| — a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed

courage |ˈkɜːrɪdʒ| — a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

courageous |kəˈreɪdʒəs| — possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching

courageously |kəˈreɪdʒəsli| — in a courageous manner

courier |ˈkʊriər| — a person who carries a message

course |kɔːrs| — education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings

courser |ˈkɔːrsər| — a huntsman who hunts small animals with fast dogs that use sight rather than scent to follow their prey

coursework |ˈkɔːrswɜːrk| — work assigned to and done by a student during a course of study; usually it is evaluated as part of the student's grade in the course

court |kɔːrt| — an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

court-martial |ˌkɔːrt ˈmɑːrʃəl| — a military court to try members of the armed services who are accused of serious breaches of martial law

courteous |ˈkɜːrtiəs| — exhibiting courtesy and politeness

courtesan |ˈkɔːrtɪzn| — a woman who cohabits with an important man

courtesy |ˈkɜːrtəsi| — a courteous or respectful or considerate act

courthouse |ˈkɔːrthaʊs| — a government building that houses the offices of a county government

courtier |ˈkɔːrtiər| — an attendant at the court of a sovereign

courtliness |ˈkɔːrtlɪnəs| — elegance suggestive of a royal court

courtly |ˈkɔːrtli| — refined or imposing in manner or appearance; befitting a royal court

courtroom |ˈkɔːrtruːm| — a room in which a lawcourt sits

courtship |ˈkɔːrtʃɪp| — a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage)

courtyard |ˈkɔːrtjɑːrd| — an area wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

cousin |ˈkʌzn| — the child of your aunt or uncle

cousin-german |kʌz(ə)nˈdʒəːmən| — the child of your aunt or uncle

couth |kuːθ| — (used facetiously) refinement

covariance |kəʊˈvɛːrɪəns| — (statistics) the mean value of the product of the deviations of two variates from their respective means

cove |koʊv| — a small inlet

coven |ˈkʌvn| — an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches

covenant |ˈkʌvənənt| — a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

coventry |ˈkɑːvəntri| — the state of being banished or ostracized (excluded from society by general consent)

cover |ˈkʌvər| — a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

cover up |ˈkəvər ˌəp| — hide from view or knowledge

cover-up |ˈkəvər ˌəp| — concealment that attempts to prevent something scandalous from becoming public

coverage |ˈkʌvərɪdʒ| — the total amount and type of insurance carried

coverall |ˈkəvəˌrɒl| — a loose-fitting protective garment that is worn over other clothing

covered |ˈkʌvərd| — overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form

covering |ˈkʌvərɪŋ| — a natural object that covers or envelops

coverlet |ˈkʌvərlət| — a decorative bedspread (usually quilted)

covert |ˈkoʊvɜːrt| — a flock of coots

covertly |ˈkʌvərtli| — in a covert manner

covet |ˈkʌvət| — wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person)

coveted |ˈkʌvətəd| — greatly desired

covetous |ˈkʌvətəs| — showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages

covey |ˈkʌvi| — a small collection of people

cow |kaʊ| — female of domestic cattle:

coward |ˈkaʊərd| — a person who shows fear or timidity

cowardice |ˈkaʊərdɪs| — the trait of lacking courage

cowardly |ˈkaʊərdli| — lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted

cowberry |ˈkaʊˌberiː| — low evergreen shrub of high north temperate regions of Europe and Asia and America bearing red edible berries

cowboy |ˈkaʊbɔɪ| — a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

cowcatcher |ˈkaʊkætʃər| — an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

cower |ˈkaʊər| — crouch or curl up

cowfish |ˈkaʊfɪʃ| — trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyes

cowherd |ˈkouhərd| — a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

cowhide |ˈkaʊhaɪd| — leather made from the hide of a cow

cowhouse |ˈkaʊhaʊs| — a barn for cows

cowl |kaʊl| — protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

cowlick |ˈkaʊlɪk| — a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat

cowling |ˈkaʊlɪŋ| — protective covering consisting of a metal part that covers the engine

cowman |ˈkoumən| — a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

cowpox |ˈkaʊpɑːks| — a viral disease of cattle causing a mild skin disease affecting the udder; formerly used to inoculate humans against smallpox

cowpuncher |ˈkaʊpʌntʃə| — a hired hand who tends cattle and performs other duties on horseback

cowrie |ˈkaʊri| — any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells

cowry |ˈkaʊriː| — any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells

cowshed |ˈkaʊʃed| — a barn for cows

cowslip |ˈkaʊslɪp| — early spring flower common in British isles having fragrant yellow or sometimes purple flowers

cox |kɑːks| — either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

coxcomb |ˈkɑːkskoʊm| — a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

coxswain |ˈkɑːksn| — the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew

coy |kɔɪ| — affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way

coyly |ˈkɔɪli| — in a coy manner

coyote |kaɪˈoʊti| — small wolf native to western North America

coypu |ˈkɔɪpuː| — aquatic South American rodent resembling a small beaver; bred for its fur

cozen |ˈkəz(ə)n| — be false to; be dishonest with

cozenage |ˈkʌzənɪdʒ| — a fraudulent business scheme

cozily |ˈkəʊzɪli| — in a cozy manner

coziness |ˈkozinəs| — a state of warm snug comfort

cozy |ˈkoʊzi| — a padded cloth covering to keep a teapot warm