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canal.noun,.plural.canals
an artificial waterway or artificially improved river used for travel, shipping or irrigation
Anatomy:.in anatomy, a tube, duct or passageway
canal, canaled, canaling, canals.transitive verbs
to dig an artificial waterway through (canal an isthmus); to provide with an artificial waterway or waterways

capstan.noun,.plural.capstans
in nautical.terms, an apparatus used for hoisting weights, consisting of a vertical spool-shaped cylinder that is rotated manually or by machine and around which a cable is wound; a small cylindrical shaft used to drive magnetic tape at a constant speed in a tape recorder

collaborate, collaborated, collaborating, collaborates.intransitive verbs
to work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort
collaboration.noun,.plural.collaborations
collaborative.adjective
collaborator.noun,.plural.collaborators

compass.noun,.plural.compasses
see the contrived word 'encompass'; a compass is a device used to determine.geographic direction, usually.consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally.mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the magnetic field of Earth (when one gets his moral compass aligned, he or she is able to receive guidance from God by means of the DNA.aerial within him or her and know what's of love or what's of bad to evil); another device, such as a radio compass or a gyrocompass, used for determining geographic direction; also an inverted V-shaped device kids use in school for describing circles or circular arcs and for taking measurements, consisting of a pair of rigid, end-hinged legs, one of which is equipped with a pen, pencil or other marker and the other with a sharp point providing a pivot about which the drawing leg is turned; an enclosing line or boundary; a circumference (the dog was outside the compass of the fence); range or scope, as of comprehension or perception; to include or constitute (a survey that compassed a wide range of participants); if something compasses particular things, it includes them (his repertoire compassed everything from Bach to Schoenberg); to embrace; to encompass a place means to completely surround or cover it (the map shows the rest of the western region, compassing nine states); to include a wide range of ideas, subjects, etc. (the study compasses the social, political and economic aspects of the situation; the new houses compassed two parks that were there before construction); to form a circle or ring around; surround; to enclose; envelop
compass, compassed, compassing, compasses.transitive verbs
to make a circuit of; circle (the sailboat compassed the island); to surround; encircle; to comprehend; to accomplish; reach
compass.adjective
forming a curved.configuration; semicircular
compassable.adjective

costume.noun,.plural.costumes
a prevalent.fashion of dress, including.garments, accessories and hairstyle; a style of dress characteristic of a particular country, period or people, often worn in a play or at a masquerade; an outfit or a disguise worn on Halloween or similar.occasions (dressed up as a gigantic chicken, she won the prize for the best costume); a set of clothes.appropriate for a particular occasion or season
costume, costumed, costuming, costumes.transitive verbs
to put a costume on; dress; to design or furnish costumes for

clank.noun,.plural.clanks
a metallic sound, sharp and hard but not resonant (the clank of chains)
clank, clanked, clanking, clanks.intransitive verbs
to make a sharp, hard, metallic sound
clanky.adjective

conquer, conquered, conquering, conquers.verbs
transitive verb use.to defeat or subdue by effort (Paul the apostle had an issue and found the way to conquer it:.Romans 7:24,25); to gain or secure control of (sanitary engineers conquered the problem of most diseases that lingered over centuries; a singer who conquered the operatic world); to overcome or surmount by physical, mental or moral.toughness (he finally conquered his fear of heights); defeat
intransitive verb use.to be victorious; win
conquerable.adjective
conqueror.or.conquerer.noun,.plural.conquerors.or.conquerers

conquest.noun,.plural.conquests
the act or process of conquering; victory; one that has been captivated or overcome (the pianist made a conquest of every audience for which she played)

cogent.adjective
appealing to the intellect or reasoning.abilities; convincing (a cogent argument); valid
cogency.noun,.plural.cogencies
cogently.adverb

cask.noun,.plural.casks
a sturdy.cylindrical.container for storing.liquids; a barrel; the quantity that such a container can hold

cf..adverb
an abbreviation meaning 'compare'. It is short for the word confer and instructs the reader to compare one thing with another; cf. is used in writing to introduce something that should be considered in connection with the subject you are discussing

cambium.noun,.plural.cambiums
a lateral.meristem in most vascular plants that forms.parallel.rows of cells resulting in secondary.tissues either as secondary growth or as cork
cambial.adjective

cork.noun,.plural.corks
the lightweight, elastic outer bark of the cork oak, used especially for bottle closures, insulation, floats and crafts; something made of cork, especially a bottle stopper (wine bottles use corks); a small float used on a fishing line or net to buoy up the line or net or to indicate when a fish bites
Botany: in botany, a nonliving, water-resistant protective tissue that is formed on the outside of the cork cambium in the woody stems and roots of many seed plants; in this sense, also called phellem, meaning cork
cork, corked, corking, corks.transitive verbs
to stop or seal with or as if with a cork; to restrain or check; hold back (he tried to cork his anger); to blacken with a burnt cork

candy-ass or candy ass.noun,.plural.candy-asses or candy asses
a timid, cowardly or despicable person; a sissy; a wimp
candy-ass.adjective
candy-assed.adjective

cordon.noun,.plural.cordons
a line of people, military posts or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it; a cord or braid worn as a fastening or an ornament; a ribbon usually worn diagonally across the breast as a badge of honor or a decoration
cordon, cordoned, cordoning, cordons.transitive verbs
to form a cordon around an area so as to prevent movement in or out

Cartesian coordinate system.noun a three-dimensional.coordinate system in which the coordinates of a point in space are its distances from each of three perpendicular lines that intersect at an origin; why not two-dimensional?
Cartesian.adjective
of or relating to the philosophy or methods of Descartes
Cartesianism.noun

compartment.noun,.plural.compartments
a compartment is one of the separate.parts of an object that is used for keeping things in (the secret compartment of my jewel box); one of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided; a separate room, section or chamber (a storage compartment)
compartmental.adjective
compartment, compartmented, compartmenting, compartments.transitive verbs
to compartmentalize
compartmentalize, compartmentalized, compartmentalizing, compartmentalizes.transitive verbs
to compartmentalize something.means to divide it into separate sections (traditionally men have tried to compartmentalize their lives, never letting their personal lives encroach upon their work responsibilities); to separate into distinct parts, categories or compartments
compartmentalization.noun,.plural.compartmentalizations
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