GMAT word list ‘C’ – 73 Words

chary

characterized by great caution

But they kept things chaste, the openly gay McKellen said, quipping, “We were always in separate beds!”Los Angeles Times (Jun 11, 2015)
charlatan

a flamboyant deceiver

chase

go after with the intent to catch

chasm

a deep opening in the earth’s surface

chassis

the skeleton of a motor vehicle

chasten

correct by punishment or discipline

chaste

abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

chastise

censure severely

chauvinist

a person with a prejudiced belief in his own superiority

checkered

marked by changeable fortune

check

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

cherubic

having a sweet nature befitting an angel

chicanery

the use of tricks to deceive someone

chide

censure severely or angrily

chimerical

like a grotesque product of the imagination

chivalrous

attentive and honorable like an ideal knight

choleric

characterized by anger

choreography

a show involving artistic dancing

chronicle

a record or narrative description of past events

chronic

long-lasting or characterized by long suffering

churlish

rude and boorish

ciliated

having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections

cipher

a person of no influence

cipher

a secret method of writing

circlet

a small ring-shaped object

circuitous

deviating from a straight course

circumlocution

an indirect way of expressing something

circumscribe

restrict or confine

circumspect

careful to consider potential consequences and avoid risk

circumvent

beat through cleverness and wit

citadel

a stronghold for shelter during a battle

cite

make reference to

civil

of or occurring between or among citizens of the state

clairvoyant

someone who can perceive things not present to the senses

clamber

climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

clamor

utter or proclaim insistently and noisily

clandestine

conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

clangor

a loud resonant repeating noise

clapper

metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound

clarion

loud and clear

claustrophobia

a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space

clavicle

bone linking the scapula and sternum

cleave

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

cleft

a long narrow opening

clemency

leniency and compassion shown toward offenders

cliche

a trite or obvious remark

clientele

customers collectively

climactic

consisting of or causing a decisive moment

clime

the weather in some location averaged over a period of time

clique

an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

cloister

residence that is a place of religious seclusion

clout

special advantage or influence

cloying

overly sweet

coagulate

change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

coalesce

fuse or cause to come together

coda

the closing section of a musical composition

coddle

cook in nearly boiling water

codicil

a supplement to a will

codify

organize into a system, such as a body of law

coercion

using force to cause something to occur

coeval

of the same period

cogent

powerfully persuasive

cogitate

consider carefully and deeply

cognate

related by blood

cognitive

relating to or involving the mental process of knowing

cognizance

the state or act of having knowledge of

cog

tooth on the rim of gear wheel

cohere

cause to form a united, orderly, and consistent whole

cohesion

the state of sticking together

cohort

a band of warriors

coiffure

the arrangement of the hair

coincident

occurring or operating at the same time

colander

bowl-shaped strainer used to wash or drain foods
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