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DateWord Description
24 Jul 2017conurbation
  • An aggregation or continuous network of urban communities.

20 Feb 2015contumely
  • Rudeness compounded of haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence; despiteful treatment; disdain; contemptuousness in act or speech; disgrace.
16 Marcontumely
  • 1. Rudeness or rough treatment arising from haughtiness and contempt; scornful insolence.
    2. An instance of contemptuousness in act or speech.

17 May 2015contumacious
  • Exhibiting contempt for authority; obstinate; stubbornly disobedient.
  • (Law) Willfully disobedient to the summons or orders of a court.
8 Dec 2015contrite
  • Deeply affected with grief and regret for having done wrong; penitent; as, a contrite sinner.
  • Expressing or arising from contrition; as, contrite words.
11 Maycontretemps
  • An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.

20 Jun 2016contretemps
  • An inopportune or embarrassing situation or event; a hitch.
1 Jan 2014contravene
  • To act or be counter to; to violate.
  • To oppose in argument; to contradict.
18 Dec 2017contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."

31 Aug 2014contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
28 Nov 2016contemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
9 Augcontemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.

23 Feb 2017contemn
  • To regard or treat with disdain or contempt; to scorn; to despise.
21 Mar 2015constitutional
21 Nov 2016conspectus
  • A general sketch or survey of a subject.
  • A synopsis; an outline.
6 Aug 2015consanguineous
  • Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
11 Nov 2017consanguineous
  • Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
6 Mar 2016connubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.
22 Aprconnubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

29 Aug 2015congeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.
20 Augcongeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.

26 Jun 2014confute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
13 Junconfute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.

1 Oct 2017confrere
  • A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; a comrade; an intimate associate.

13 Dec 2015confrere
  • A fellow member of a fraternity or profession; a colleague; an intimate associate.
5 Feb 2015confluence
  • The act of flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams; the place of meeting.
  • Any running together of separate streams or currents; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; hence, a crowd; a coming together of people; a concourse; an assemblage.
5 Janconfluence
  • 1. A flowing or coming together; junction.
    2. The place where two rivers, streams, etc. meet.
    3. A flocking or assemblage of a multitude in one place; a large collection or assemblage.

4 Oct 2016conflate
  • To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
  • To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
15 Dec 2015conflagration
  • A large and destructive fire; a general burning.
  • Something like a conflagration; conflict; war.
22 May 2015confabulation
  • Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
  • (Psychology) A plausible but imagined memory that fills in gaps in what is remembered
21 Mar 2014condign
  • Suitable to the fault or crime; deserved; adequate.
3 Sep 2015concupiscence
  • Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.
24 Nov 2017concupiscence
  • Strong desire, especially sexual desire; lust.

24 May 2014concomitant
  • Accompanying; attendant; occurring or existing concurrently.
23 Julconcinnity
  • 1. Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
    2. Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
    3. An instance of concinnity.

4 Jun 2016concinnity
  • Internal harmony or fitness in the adaptation of parts to a whole or to each other.
  • Studied elegance of design or arrangement -- used chiefly of literary style.
  • An instance of concinnity.
14 Mayconcatenation
  • A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.

19 Aug 2014concatenation
  • A series of links united; a series or order of things depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a succession.
5 Apr 2015compunction
  • A picking of heart; poignant grief proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain; the sting of conscience.
20 Maycompunction
  • 1. Anxiety or deep unease proceeding from a sense of guilt or consciousness of causing pain.
    2. A sting of conscience or a twinge of uneasiness; a qualm; a scruple.

9 Feb 2014comport
  • To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner.
15 Nov 2014complement
  • Something that fills up or completes.
  • The quantity or number required to make up a whole or to make something complete.
  • One of two parts that complete a whole or mutually complete each other; a counterpart.
13 Aprcomplaisant
  • Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.

4 Nov 2016complaisant
  • Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.
29 Juncommodious
  • Comfortably or conveniently spacious; roomy; as, a commodious house.

3 Mar 2016commodious
  • Comfortably or conveniently spacious; roomy; as, a commodious house.
9 Apr 2017commination
  • A denunciation.
  • A threat of punishment.
22 Mar 2016commensurate
  • Equal in measure, extent, or duration.
  • Corresponding in size or degree or extent; proportionate.
  • Having a common measure; commensurable; reducible to a common measure; as, commensurate quantities.
28 Oct 2017comity
  • 1. A state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect, especially between or among nations or people; civility.
    2. The courteous recognition by one nation of the laws and institutions of another.
    3. The group of nations observing international comity.

27 Dec 2014comity
  • a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility and respect.
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