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DateWord Description
31 Aug 2014contradistinction
  • Distinction by contrast; as, "sculpture in contradistinction to painting."
28 Nov 2016contemporaneous
  • Originating, existing, or occurring at the same time.
9 Aug 2018contemporaneous
  • 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.
15 Nov 2018conspectus
  • 1. A general sketch or survey of a subject.
    2. 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 Apr 2018connubial
  • Of or pertaining to marriage, or the marriage state; conjugal; nuptial.

29 Aug 2015congeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.
20 Aug 2018congeries
  • A collection; an aggregation.

26 Jun 2014confute
  • To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false.
13 Jun 2018confute
  • 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 Jan 2018confluence
  • 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.

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.
4 Oct 2016conflate
  • To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
  • To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.
7 Nov 2018conflate
  • 1. To bring together; to fuse together; to join or meld.
    2. To combine (as two readings of a text) into one whole.

11 Dec 2018conflagration
  • 1. A large and destructive fire; a general burning.
    2. Something like a conflagration; conflict; war.

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 Jul 2018concinnity
  • 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 May 2018concatenation
  • 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 May 2018compunction
  • 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 Apr 2018complaisant
  • Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.

4 Nov 2016complaisant
  • Exhibiting a desire to please; obliging; compliant.
29 Jun 2018commodious
  • 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.
2 Jan 2015comestible
  • Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent -- noun: Something suitable to be eaten; -- usually in the plural.
28 Feb 2016comely
  • Pleasing or agreeable to the sight; good-looking.
  • Suitable or becoming; proper; agreeable.
9 Mar 2014collude
  • To act in concert; to conspire; to plot.
19 Jan 2015colloquial
  • characteristic of informal spoken language or conversation; "wrote her letters in a colloquial style"; "the broken syntax and casual enunciation of colloquial English"; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.
2 Apr 2016collegial
  • Characterized by or having authority or responsibility shared equally by each of a group of colleagues.
  • Characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops.
  • Of or relating to a college or university; collegiate.
  • Characterized by camaraderie among colleagues.
16 Dec 2018collegial
  • 1. Characterized by or having authority or responsibility shared equally by each of a group of colleagues.
    2. Characterized by equal sharing of authority especially by Roman Catholic bishops.
    3. Of or relating to a college or university; collegiate.
    4. Characterized by camaraderie among colleagues.

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