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cladistics.noun
a system of classification.based on the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
cladistic.adjective
cladistically.adverb
clade.noun,.plural.clades
a group of organisms, such as a species, whose members share homologous features derived from a common.ancestor

charade.noun,.plural.charades
a readily.perceived.pretense; a travesty (went through the charade of a public apology); a game in which words or phrases are represented in pantomime, sometimes syllable by syllable, until they are guessed by the other players

convince, convinced, convincing, convinces.transitive verbs
to bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action; persuade
convincement, convincer.nouns,.plurals.convincements, convincers
convincible.adjective
convincing.adjective
serving to convince (a convincing argument; a convincing manner); believable; plausible-(a convincing story); valid
convincingly.adverb
conviningness.noun

conviction.noun,.plural.convictions
the state of being convinced; certainty; a fixed or strong belief; opinion; the judgment of a jury that a person is innocent of charges or guilty of a crime as charged (the jury was completely convicted of her innocence)
convictional.adjective

convict, convicted, convicting, convicts.verbs
transitive verb use.in law, to find or prove someone guilty of an offense or crime, often by the verdict of a court (the jury convicted the defendant); to show or declare to be blameworthy (his remarks convicted him of a lack of sensitivity); to make aware of one's sinfulness or guilt (she was convicted in mind that it was important to stay in the same city as her parents)
intransitive verb use.to return a verdict of guilty in a court
convict.noun,.plural.convicts
in law, a person found or declared guilty of an offense or crime; a person serving a sentence of imprisonment
convict.adjective
found guilty; convicted

captivate, captivated, captivating, captivates.transitive verbs
to attract and hold by charm, beauty or excellence
captivation, captivator.nouns,.plurals.captivations, captivators

clack, clacked, clacking, clacks.verbs
intransitive verb use.to chatter thoughtlessly or at length; to cackle or cluck, as a hen; to make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces
transitive verb use-to cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound
clack.noun,.plural.clacks
thoughtless, prolonged talk; chatter; a clacking sound (the clack of an old fashioned typewriter); something that makes a clacking sound
clacker.noun,.plural.clackers

crap.noun,.plural.craps
worthless nonsense (poorly made junk is crap); rubbish; excrement; an act of defecating; a game of craps
crappy.noun
if you describe something as crappy, you think it is of inferior or very poor quality
crapped, crapping, craps.intransitive verbs
to defecate

crapshoot.noun
a risky.undertaking; difficult to estimate.results

calamity.noun,.plural.calamities
an event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress or severe.affliction; a disaster (a hurricane would be a calamity for this low-lying coastal region); dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy
calamitous.adjective
causing or involving calamity; disastrous
calamitously.adverb
calamitousness.noun

crook.adjective
not honest; crooked; out of order; faulty; of poor quality; inferior

covert.adjective
not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated or shown (covert military operations); covert funding for the rebels; secret; covered or covered over; sheltered; a covering or cover; a covered place or shelter; a hiding place 
covertly.adverb
covertness.noun

coarse, coarser, coarsest.adjectives
of low, common or inferior.quality; lacking in delicacy or refinement.(coarse manners; vulgar or indecent (coarse language); consisting of large particles; not fine in texture
coarsely.adverb
coarseness.noun

certain.adjective
definite; specific; fixed (set aside a certain sum each week; felt a certain wave of joy after working through resentments); you use certain to indicate that you are referring to one particular thing, person or group, although you are not saying exactly which it is (there will be certain people who'll say, I told you so!; leaflets have been air dropped telling people to leave certain areas); sure to come or happen; unavoidable; inevitable.(it is certain the Sun rises each day); if you make certain that something is the way you want or expect it to be, you take action to ensure that it is (firstly, they must make certain that their pension needs are sufficient)
certain.pronominal
an indefinite but limited number; some (certain of the products are of better quality)
make certain.idiom
to take action ensuring that something happens; to have all doubts answered; to establish.whether something is indeed.correct
for certain.idiom
without doubt

certainly.adverb
undoubtedly; definitely.(this is certainly not my writing); by all means; of course (you may certainly join us for lunch); surely (hey certainly are competent workers)

certainty.noun, plural.certainties
the fact, quality or state of being certain.(the certainty of the sun rising each day)

cultivate, cultivated, cultivating, cultivates.transitive verbs
to grow or tend (a plant or crop); nurture; to form and refine, as by education; to seek the acquaintance or goodwill of; make friends with; to improve and prepare (land), as by plowing or fertilizing, for raising crops; till (till the land); to loosen or dig soil around (growing plants)
cultivatable.adjective

cultivation.noun
the act of cultivating; the state of being cultivated; refinement; culture

culture.noun, plural.cultures
the totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions and all other products of human work and thought; these patterns, traits and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, ethnicity or population, make up the flow of quality denoting a higher level  society; development of the intellect through training or education; enlightenment resulting from such training or education; a high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training; special training and development (voice culture for singers and actors); the growing of microorganisms, tissue cells or other living matter in a specially prepared nutrient medium; such a growth or colony, as of bacteria
cultural.adjective
of or relating to culture or cultivation
culturally.adverb
cultured.adjective
educated, polished and refined; cultivated; produced under artificial and controlled conditions (cultured pearls)
culture, cultured, culturing, cultures.transitive verbs
to cultivate; to grow (microorganisms or other living matter) in a specially prepared nutrient medium; to use a substance as a medium for culture (culture milk)

catabolism.noun,.plural.catabolisms
the metabolic breakdown of complex.molecules into simpler ones, often resulting in a release of energy
catabolically.adverb

current.adjective
belonging to the present time (current events); happening now; being in progress now

current.noun,.plural.currents
a steady, smooth onward movement (a current of air from a fan; a current of spoken words); flow; electrically
currently.adverb
currentness.noun

chaste, chaster, chastest.adjectives
morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest; not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal; pure or simple in design or style
chastely.adverb
chasteness.noun

chatter, chattered, chattering, chatters.verbs
intransitive verb use.to talk rapidly, incessantly and on trivial subjects; jabber; to utter a rapid series of short, inarticulate, speechlike sounds (birds chattering in the trees); to click quickly and repeatedly (our teeth chattered from the cold); to vibrate or rattle while in operation (power drill will chatter if the bit is loose)
transitive verb use.to utter in a rapid, usually thoughtless way (chattered a long reply)
chatter.noun,.plural.chatters
idle, trivial talk; sharp, rapid sounds made by some birds and animals; a series of quick rattling or clicking sounds
chatterer.noun
chat, chatted, chatting, chats.intransitive verbs
to converse in an easy, familiar.manner; talk lightly and casually (light conversation is ...)
chat.noun,.plural.chats
an informal, light conversation; any of several birds known for their chattering call, as of the genera Saxicola or Icteria

construe, construed, construing, construes.verbs
transitive verb use.to adduce or explain the meaning of; interpret (construed my smile as assent); to analyze the structure of a clause or sentence; to use syntactically (the noun fish can be construed as singular or plural); to translate, especially aloud (I don't understand this; just give me a minute to construe the meaning of what he wrote; I don't want to misconstrue his intent)
intransitive verb use.to analyze grammatical structure; to be subject to grammatical analysis
construe.noun
interpretation or translation

cease, ceased, ceasing, ceases.verbs
transitive verb use.to put an end to; discontinue (the factory ceased production); stop
intransitive verb use.to come to an end; stop (the renewing of the universe is a process that never ceases); to stop performing an activity or action; desist
cease.noun
cessation; pause (we worked without cease to get the project finished on time)
ceaseless.adjective
without stop or pause; constant; continual
ceaselessly.adverb
ceaselessness.noun
cessation.noun
a bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing (a cessation of work to allow for holidays)

chaff.noun
trivial or worthless matter; thin, dry bracts or scales, especially (the dry bracts enclosing mature grains of wheat and some other cereal grasses, removed during threshing); finely cut straw or hay used as fodder; the scales or bracts borne on the receptacle among the small, individual flowers of many plants in the composite family
chaffy.adjective

chaff, chaffed, chaffing, chaffs.verbs
transitive verb use.to make fun of in a good-natured way; tease
intransitive verb use.to engage in playful teasing; banter
chaff.noun
good-natured teasing; banter

cram, crammed, cramming, crams.verbs
transitive verb use.to force, press or squeeze into an insufficient space; stuff; to fill too tightly
intransitive verb use.to study hastily for an impending examination (was up late cramming for the history exam)
cram.noun
a group that has been crammed together; a crush
crammer.noun,.plural.crammers

cramp.noun,.plural.cramps
a sudden, involuntary, spasmodic muscular contraction causing pain, often occurring in the leg or shoulder as the result of strain or chill (leg cramps can be allieviated by bringing the toes toward the belly button; cramps above the heart by rubbing one way toward the heart and if below the heart, one way up to it); birthing cramps are the spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs
cramp, cramped, cramping, cramps
transitive verb use.to affect with or as if with a cramp
intransitive verb use.to suffer from or experience cramps

cramp, cramped, cramping, cramps.transitive verbs
to shut in so closely as to restrict the physical freedom of (we were cramped in the tiny cubicle); crammed
cramp.adjective
restricted; narrowed (there was this cramp in the road on our journey through the mountains which slowed us down); difficult to read or decipher (the letters were of a cramp writing style)

clamp.noun, plural.clamps
any of various devices used to join, grip, support or compress mechanical or structural parts; any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together
clamp, clamped, clamping, clamps.transitive verbs
to fasten, grip tightly or support with or as if with a clamp
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