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* cabinet - n. a group of ministers that helps lead a government
* call - v. to give a name to ("I call myself John."); to ask for or request ("They called for an end to the fighting.")
* calm - ad. quiet; peaceful; opposite tense
* camera - n. a device for taking pictures
* camp - n. a place with temporary housing
* campaign - n. a competition by opposing political candidates seeking support from voters; a connected series of military actions during a war
* can - v. to be able to; to have the right to; n. a container used to hold liquid or food, usually made of metal
* cancel - v. to end; to stop
* cancer - n. a disease in which dangerous cells grow quickly and destroy parts of the body
* candidate - n. a person who seeks or is nominated for an office or an honor
* capital - n. the official center of a government; the city where a country's government is
* capture - v. to make a person or animal a prisoner; to seize or take by force; to get control of
* car - n. a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; an automobile; a part of a train
* care - v. to like; to protect; to feel worry or interest
* career - n. a chosen profession; a person’s working life (“The actor’s career lasted for thirty years.”)
* careful - ad. acting safely; with much thought
* carry - v. to take something or someone from one place to another
* case (court) - n. a legal action
* case (medical) - n. an incident of disease ("There was only one case of chicken pox at the school.")
* cat - n. a small animal that often lives with humans
* catch - v. to seize after a chase; to stop and seize with the hands
* cause - v. to make happen; n. the thing or person that produces a result
* ceasefire - n. a halt in fighting, usually by agreement
* celebrate - v. to honor a person or event with special activities
* center - n. the middle of something; the place in the middle; a place that is the main point of an activity
* century - n. one hundred years
* ceremony - n. an act or series of acts done in a special way established by tradition
* chairman - n. a person leading a meeting or an organized group
* champion - n. the best; the winner
* chance - n. a possibility of winning or losing or that something will happen
* change - v. to make different; to become different
* charge - v. to accuse someone of something, usually a crime; n. a statement in which someone is accused of something
* chase - v. to run or go after someone or something
* cheat - v. to get by a trick; to steal from
* cheer - v. to shout approval or praise
* chemicals - n. elements found in nature or made by people; substances used in the science of chemistry
* chemistry - n. the scientific study of substances, what they are made of, how they act under different conditions, and how they form other substances
* chief - n. the head or leader of a group; ad. leading; most important
* child - n. a baby; a boy or girl
* children - n. more than one child
* choose - v. to decide between two or more
* circle - n. a closed shape that has all its points equally distant from the center, like an "O"
* citizen - n. a person who is a member of a country by birth or by law
* city - n. any important large town
* civilian - ad. not military
* civil rights - n. the political, economic and social rights given equally to all people of a nation
* claim - v. to say something as a fact
* clash - n. a battle; v. to fight or oppose
* class - n. a group of students who meet to study the same subject; also, a social or economic group. ("They were members of the middle class.")
* clean - v. to make pure; ad. free from dirt or harmful substances ("clean water")
* clear - ad. easy to see or see through; easily understood
* clergy - n. a body of officials within a religious organization
* climate - n. the normal weather conditions of a place
* climb - v. to go up or down something by using the feet and sometimes the hands
* clock - n. a device that measures and shows time
* close - v. to make something not open; ad. near to
* cloth - n. a material made from plants, chemicals, animal hair and other substances
* clothes - n. what people wear
* cloud - n. a mass of fog high in the sky
* coal - n. a solid black substance used as fuel
* coalition - n. forces, groups or nations joined together
* coast - n. land on the edge of the ocean
* coffee - n. a drink made from the plant of the same name
* cold - ad. not warm; having or feeling great coolness or a low temperature
* collapse - v. to fall down or inward suddenly; to break down or fail suddenly in strength, health or power. (“The building collapsed in the earthquake.” “The government collapsed after a vote in parliament.”)
* collect - v. to bring or gather together in one place; to demand and receive ("collect taxes")
* college - n. a small university
* colony - n. land controlled by another country or government
* color - n. the different effects of light on the eye, making blue, red, brown, black, yellow and others
* combine - v. to mix or bring together
* come - v. to move toward; to arrive
* command - v. to order; to have power over something
* comment - v. to say something about; to express an opinion about something
* committee - n. a group of people given special work
* common - ad. usual; same for all ("a common purpose")
* communicate - v. to tell; to give or exchange information
* community - n. a group of people living together in one place or area
* company - n. a business organized for trade, industrial or other purposes
* compare - v. to examine what is different or similar
* compete - v. to try to do as well as, or better than, another or others
* complete - ad. having all parts; ended or finished
* complex - ad. of or having many parts that are difficult to understand; not simple
* compromise - n. the settlement of an argument where each side agrees to accept less than first demanded
* computer - n. an electronic machine for storing and organizing information, and for communicating with others
* concern - n. interest, worry ("express concern about"); v. to fear ("to be concerned")
* condemn - v. to say a person or action is wrong or bad
* condition - n. something declared necessary to complete an agreement; a person's health
* conference - n. a meeting
* - v. to approve; to say that something is true
* conflict - n. a fight; a battle, especially a long one
* congratulate - v. to praise a person or to express pleasure for success or good luck
* Congress - n. the organization of people elected to make the laws of the United States (the House of Representatives and the Senate); a similar organization in other countries
* connect - v. to join one thing to another; to unite; to link
* conservative - n. one who usually supports tradition and opposes great change
* consider - v. to give thought to; to think about carefully
* constitution - n. the written general laws and ideas that form a nation's system of government
* - n. the act of touching or being close to a person or thing (“He was in with animals that had the disease.”) v. to meet or communicate with (“He wanted to his local official.”)
* contain - v. to hold; to include
* container - n. a box, bottle or can used to hold something
* continent - n. any of the seven great land areas of the world
* continue - v. to go on doing or being
* control - v. to direct; to have power over
* convention - n. a large meeting for a special purpose
* cook - v. to heat food before eating it
* cool - ad. almost cold
* cooperate - v. to act or work together
* copy - v. to make something exactly like another; n. something made to look exactly like another
* corn - n. a food grain
* correct - ad. true; free from mistakes; v. to change to what is right
* corruption - n. actions taken to gain money or power that are legally or morally wrong
* cost - n. the price or value of something ("The cost of the book is five dollars."); v. to be valued at ("The book costs five dollars.")
* cotton - n. a material made from a plant of the same name
* count - v. to speak or add numbers
* country - n. a nation; the territory of a nation; land away from cities
* court - n. where trials take place; where judges make decisions about law
* cover - v. to put something over a person or thing; n. anything that is put over a person or thing
* cow - n. a farm animal used for its milk
* crash - v. to fall violently; to hit with great force
* create - v. to make; to give life or form to
* creature - n. any living being; any animal or human
* credit - n. an agreement that payments will be made at a later time
* crew - n. a group of people working together
* crime - n. an act that violates a law
* criminal - n. a person who is responsible for a crime
* crisis - n. an extremely important time when something may become much better or worse; a dangerous situation
* criticize - v. to say what is wrong with something or someone; to condemn; to judge
* crops - n. plants that are grown and gathered for food, such as grains, fruits and vegetables
* cross - v. to go from one side to another; to go across
* crowd - n. a large number of people gathered in one place
* crush - v. to damage or destroy by great weight; to defeat completely
* cry - v. to express or show sorrow or pain
* culture - n. all the beliefs, traditions and arts of a group or population
* cure - v. to improve health; to make well ("The doctor can cure the disease."); n. something that makes a sick person well ("Antibiotics are a cure for infection.")
* curfew - n. an order to people to stay off the streets or to close their businesses
* current - n. movement of air, water or electricity; ad. belonging to the present time ("She found the report in a current publication.")
* custom - n. a long -established belief or activity of a people
* customs - n. taxes on imports
* cut - v. to divide or injure with a sharp tool; to make less; to reduce