Latin Love, Vol II: cadere – 13 Words

casualty

someone injured or killed in an accident

Details of casualties from Tuesday’s fighting were not immediately available, but both military and rebel sources said the shelling had caused further deaths.
deciduous

shedding foliage at the end of the growing season

Cuttings of deciduous trees and shrubs succeed best if planted early in autumn while the soil still retains the solar heat absorbed during summer.Various
cataract

disease that involves the clouding of the lens of the eye

“People can regain vision right away after cataract surgery,” he said.
catalogue

a complete list of things, usually arranged systematically

Why are there no estimated prices in the catalogues?
category

a collection of things sharing a common attribute

You’ll often hear the expression that items “fall” into a particular category. This expression is a throwback to the etymology of ” category,” as having to do with falling.
cascade

a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls

Cascading delays held up flights at some of nation’s busiest airports, including New York, Baltimore and Washington.Time (Apr 28, 2013)
cadence

a recurrent rhythmical series

Mr. Stone is a pastor’s son who grew up singing in church, and every so often he offered preacherly cadences.New York Times (Nov 10, 2011)
coincide

happen simultaneously

Othello opened at the Olivier Theatre on Tuesday – coinciding with Shakespeare’s 23 April birthday.
homicide

the killing of a human being by another human being

A spokeswoman for the city medical examiner said the death had been ruled a homicide by asphyxiation.
decadent

marked by excessive self-indulgence and moral decay

Barking Frog pastry chef Matt Kelley will show you how to make some easy decadent desserts like chocolate passion fruit parfait at home.Seattle Times (Feb 15, 2012)
catastrophe

an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

But imagine if two catastrophes strike at the same time.Scientific American (Feb 6, 2013)
recidivism

habitual relapse into crime

The recidivism rate within three years for all former federal inmates is around 41 percent.
catapult

hurl as if with a sling

The Olympics are expected to catapult women’s boxing into the limelight.New York Times (Feb 11, 2012)

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