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DateWord Description
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.

10 Nov 2018cohort
  • 1. A group or band of people.
    2. A companion; an associate.
    3. A group of people sharing a common statistical factor (as age or membership in a class) in a demographic study.
    4. (Roman Antiquity) A body of about 300 to 600 soldiers; the tenth part of a legion.
    5. Any group or body of warriors.

28 Feb 2018cognoscente
  • A person with special knowledge of a subject; a connoisseur.

5 Jun 2015cognoscente
  • An expert in a certain field, especially in the fine arts; a connoisseur.
13 Apr 2014cogitate
  • To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
22 Dec 2018cogitate
  • 1. To think deeply or intently; to ponder; to meditate.
    2. To think about; to ponder on; to meditate upon; to plan or plot.

25 Oct 2014cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.
6 Dec 2017cogent
  • Having the power to compel conviction; appealing to the mind or to reason; convincing.

21 Jan 2018coeval
  • 1. Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.

    noun:
    1. One of the same age; a contemporary.

3 Jun 2014coeval
  • Of the same age; originating or existing during the same period of time -- usually followed by 'with'.
13 May 2016Cockaigne
  • An imaginary land of ease and luxury.
1 Mar 2017cloy
  • To weary by excess, especially of sweetness, richness, pleasure, etc.
7 Mar 2015clinquant
  • Glittering with gold or silver; tinseled.
19 Jul 2016clerisy
  • The well educated class; the intelligentsia.
30 Dec 2018clerisy
  • The well educated class; the intelligentsia.

12 Mar 2014clemency
  • Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
  • An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
  • Mildness, especially of weather.
31 Mar 2018clemency
  • 1. Disposition to forgive and spare, as offenders; mercy.
    2. An act or instance of mercy or leniency.
    3. Mildness, especially of weather.

15 Janclarion
  • 1. A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
    2. The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.

    adjective:
    1. Sounding like the clarion; loud and clear.

22 Sep 2014clarion
  • A kind of trumpet having a clear and shrill note.
  • The sound of this instrument or a sound similar to it.
7 Dec 2013claque
  • A group hired to applaud at a performance.
  • A group of fawning admirers.
14 Feb 2016clamber
  • To climb with difficulty, or on all fours; -- also used figuratively.
27 Sep 2015circumspect
  • Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary.
15 Oct 2014circumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language; a periphrase.
12 May 2017circumlocution
  • The use of many words to express an idea that might be expressed by few; indirect or roundabout language.

23 Sep 2014circumambient
  • Surrounding; being on all sides; encompassing.
16 Aug 2014chthonic
  • dwelling in or under the earth; also, pertaining to the underworld
11 Feb 2016chortle
  • To utter, or express with, a snorting, exultant laugh or chuckle.
25 Mar 2018choleric
  • 1. Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
    2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.

7 Dec 2016choleric
  • Easily irritated; inclined to anger; bad-tempered.
  • Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger.
26 Jan 2018choler
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
17 Mar 2015choler
  • Irritation of the passions; anger; wrath.
23 Feb 2015chimerical
  • Merely imaginary; fanciful; fantastic; wildly or vainly conceived; produced by a wildly fanciful imagination; having, or capable of having, no existence except in thought; as, "chimerical projects".
18 Oct 2018chimerical
  • 1. Merely imaginary; produced by or as if by a wildly fanciful imagination; fantastic; improbable or unrealistic.
    2. Given to or indulging in unrealistic fantasies or fantastic schemes.

27 Jul 2016chimera
  • (Capitalized) A fire-breathing she-monster represented as having a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.
  • Any imaginary monster made up of grotesquely incongruous parts.
  • An illusion or mental fabrication; a grotesque product of the imagination.
  • An individual, organ, or part consisting of tissues of diverse genetic constitution, produced as a result of organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering.
8 Dec 2014chichi
  • affectedly trendy
10 Jan 2018chicanery
  • 1. The use of trickery or sophistry to deceive (as in matters of law).
    2. A trick; a subterfuge.

10 May 2015chicanery
  • The use of trickery to deceive (especially in matters of law).
  • A trick or quibble.
19 Apr 2014chary
  • Wary; cautious.
  • Not giving or expending freely; sparing.
27 May 2018chary
  • 1. Wary; cautious.
    2. Not giving or expending freely; sparing.

13 Sep 2017chagrin
  • 1. Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.

    transitive verb:
    1. To unsettle or vex by disappointment or humiliation; to mortify.

22 Apr 2014chagrin
  • Acute vexation, annoyance, or embarrassment, arising from disappointment or failure.
8 Mar 2018cerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.

26 Nov 2015cerebration
  • The act or product of thinking; the use of the power of reason; mental activity; thought.
26 Dec 2016censure
  • The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
  • An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.
2 Nov 2018censure
  • 1. The act of blaming or finding fault with and condemning as wrong; reprehension; blame.
    2. An official reprimand or expression of disapproval.

    transitive verb:
    1. To find fault with and condemn as wrong; to blame; to criticize severely.
    2. To express official disapproval of.

25 Nov 2016censorious
  • Tending to blame, condemn, or criticize; harshly critical.
  • Implying or expressing harsh criticism or disapproval; as, "censorious remarks."
20 Jan 2014celerity
  • Rapidity of motion or action; quickness; swiftness.
28 May 2016cavort
  • To bound or prance about.
  • To have lively or boisterous fun; to behave in a high-spirited, festive manner.
17 Jun 2017cavil
  • 1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.

    transitive verb:
    1. To raise trivial objections to.

    noun:
    1. A trivial or frivolous objection.

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