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  • c   noun the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet* ; (music) the keynote of the scale of C major* ; a general purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system* ; street names for cocaine* ; a unit of electrical charge equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of 1 ampere in 1 second* ; a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature* ; an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds* ;a base found in DNA and RNA and derived from pyrimidine; pairs with guanine* ; one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)* ; the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
  • cabbage   noun any of various types of cabbage* ; any of various cultivars of the genus Brassica oleracea grown for their edible leaves or flowers* ; informal terms for money* ; verb make off with belongings of others
  • cacao   noun tropical American tree producing cacao beans
  • cacao bean   noun seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • cactus   noun any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
  • caffeine   noun a bitter alkaloid found in coffee and tea that is responsible for their stimulating effects
  • calamine   noun a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
  • calcium   noun a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
  • calcium carbonate   noun a salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
  • calcium chloride   noun a deliquescent salt; used in de icing and as a drying agent
  • calendula   noun any of numerous chiefly annual herbs of the genus Calendula widely cultivated for their yellow or orange flowers; often used for medicinal and culinary purposes
  • calif   noun the civil and religious leader of a Muslim state considered to be a representative of Allah on earth
  • california   noun a state in the western United States on the Pacific; the 3rd largest state; known for earthquakes
  • california black oak   noun large deciduous tree of the Pacific coast having deeply parted bristle tipped leaves
  • california live oak   noun highly variable often shrubby evergreen oak of coastal zone of western North America having small thick usually spiny toothed dark green leaves
  • california sycamore   noun tall tree of Baja California having deciduous bark and large alternate palmately lobed leaves and ball shaped clusters of flowers
  • calloused   adj. having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear
  • calm   adj. (of weather) free from storm or wind* ; not agitated; without losing self possession* ; living without undue worry; taking life easy* ; noun steadiness of mind under stress* ; verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation* ; make calm or still* ; cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to* ; make steady
  • camphor   noun a resin obtained from the camphor tree; used in making celluloid and liniment
  • canary grass   noun Canary Islands grass; seeds used as feed for caged birds
  • candid   adj. openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness* ; informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared* ; characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  • candida   noun any of the yeastlike imperfect fungi of the genus Candida
  • candida albicans   noun a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth or the skin or the intestines or the vagina
  • candy apple   noun an apple that is covered with a candy like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
  • candy cane   noun a hard candy in the shape of a rod (usually with stripes)
  • cantaloupe   noun a variety of muskmelon vine having fruit with a tan rind and orange flesh* ; the fruit of a cantaloup vine; small to medium sized melon with yellowish flesh
  • capsaicin   noun colorless pungent crystalline compound derived from capsicum; source of the hotness of hot peppers of the genus Capsicum such as chili and cayenne and jalapeno
  • captopril   noun a drug (trade name Capoten) that blocks the formation of angiotensin in the kidneys resulting in vasodilation; used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure
  • carabiner   noun an oblong metal ring with a spring clip; used in mountaineering to attach a rope to a piton or to connect two ropes
  • carafate   noun medicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers; said to bind to the ulcer site and coat it
  • carbon dioxide   noun a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis
  • cardigan   noun slightly bowlegged variety of corgi having rounded ears and a long tail* ; knitted jacket that is fastened up the front with buttons or a zipper
  • cardiospermum   noun tendril climbing herbs or shrubs whose seeds have a white heart shaped spot
  • cardizem   noun a calcium blocker (trade name Cardizem) used in treating hypertension or angina or heart failure
  • careless   adj. effortless and unstudied* ; marked by lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful* ; (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration
  • carob   noun powder from the ground seeds and pods of the carob tree; used as a chocolate substitute* ; evergreen Mediterranean tree with edible pods; the biblical carob* ; long pod containing small beans and sweetish edible pulp; used as animal feed and source of a chocolate substitute
  • carp   noun any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae* ;the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised* ;verb raise trivial objections
  • carrot   noun promise of reward as in "carrot and stick"* ; orange root; important source of carotene* ; perennial plant widely cultivated as an annual in many varieties for its long conical orange edible roots; temperate and tropical regions* ; deep orange edible root of the cultivated carrot plant
  • carvedilol   noun beta blocker that can reduce the progression of heart failure in individuals whose disease is not advanced
  • cascarilla   noun West Indian shrub with aromatic bark
  • casein   noun a milk protein used in making e.g. plastics and adhesives* ; a water base paint made with a protein precipitated from milk
  • cashew   noun kidney shaped nut edible only when roasted* ; tropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
  • cashew nut   noun kidney shaped nut edible only when roasted
  • cashmere   noun a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat* ; the wool of the Kashmir goat* ; an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
  • castor canadensis   noun a variety of beaver found in almost all areas of North America except Florida
  • castor oil   noun a purgative extracted from the seed of the castor plant; used in paint and varnish as well as medically
  • catapres   noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • catfish   noun any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth* ; flesh of scaleless food fish of the southern United States; often farmed* ; large ferocious northern deep sea food fishes with strong teeth and no pelvic fins
  • cattail   noun tall erect herbs with sword shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes
  • cauliflower   noun compact head of white undeveloped flowers* ; a plant having a large edible head of crowded white flower buds
  • caulophyllum thalictroides   noun tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
  • cavalier   adj. given to haughty disregard of others* ; noun a royalist supporter of Charles I during the English Civil War* ; a gallant or courtly gentleman
  • cayenne pepper   noun a long and often twisted hot red pepper* ;ground pods and seeds of pungent red peppers of the genus Capsicum* ; plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red
  • cc   noun a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter
  • cedar   noun any cedar of the genus Cedrus* ; durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests* ; any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars
  • cedar elm   noun elm of southern United States and Mexico having spreading pendulous corky branches
  • cefadroxil   noun a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
  • cefotaxime   noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Claforan) used for severe infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • ceftazidime   noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade names Fortaz and Tazicef) used to treat moderate infections
  • ceftriaxone   noun a parenteral cephalosporin (trade name Rocephin) used for severe infection of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract
  • cefuroxime   noun a cephalosporin that can be given parenterally (trade name Zinacef) or orally by tablets (trade name Ceftin); indicated for infections of the lungs or throat or ears or urinary tract or meninges
  • celebrex   noun a Cox 2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract
  • celecoxib   noun a Cox 2 inhibitor (trade name Celebrex) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract
  • celery   noun stalks eaten raw or cooked or used as seasoning* ;widely cultivated herb with aromatic leaf stalks that are eaten raw or cooked
  • cephalexin   noun an oral cephalosporin (trade names Keflex and Keflin and Keftab) commonly prescribe for mild to moderately severe infections of the skin or ears or throat or lungs or urinary tract
  • cerebral palsy   noun a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
  • cereus   noun genus of much branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
  • chagrined   adj. feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self conscious
  • charley horse   noun a muscular cramp (especially in the thigh or calf) following vigorous exercise
  • cheerfulness   noun the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom* ; a feeling of spontaneous good spirits
  • cheiranthus cheiri   noun perennial of southern Europe having clusters of fragrant flowers of all colors especially yellow and orange; often naturalized on old walls or cliffs; sometimes placed in genus Erysimum
  • chelone glabra   noun showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
  • chenopodium vulvaria   noun European goosefoot with strong scented foliage; adventive in eastern North America
  • cherry   adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies* ; noun a red fruit with a single hard stone* ; any of numerous trees and shrubs producing a small fleshy round fruit with a single hard stone; many also produce a valuable hardwood* ; wood of any of various cherry trees especially the black cherry* ; a red the color of ripe cherries
  • cherry plum   noun small Asiatic tree bearing edible red or yellow fruit; used in Europe as budding stock
  • chestnut   adj. (of hair) of a golden brown to reddish brown color* ;noun a dark golden brown or reddish brown horse* ; a small horny callus on the inner surface of a horse's leg* ; edible nut of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea* ; any of several attractive deciduous trees yellow brown in autumn; yield a hard wood and edible nuts in a prickly bur* ; wood of any of various chestnut trees of the genus Castanea
  • chestnut oak   noun an oak having leaves resembling those of chestnut trees
  • chicken   adj. easily frightened* ; noun a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl* ; a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops* ; the flesh of a chicken used for food* ; a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy washy
  • chinese   adj. of or pertaining to China or its peoples or cultures* ; of or relating to or characteristic of the island republic on Taiwan or its residents or their language* ; noun any of the Sino Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system* ; a native or inhabitant of Communist China or of Nationalist China
  • chinese elm   noun small fast growing tree native to Asia; widely grown as shelterbelts and hedges* ; fast growing shrubby Asian tree naturalized in United States for shelter or ornament
  • chlordiazepoxide   noun a tranquilizer (trade names Librium and Libritabs) used in the treatment of alcoholism
  • chlorothiazide   noun a diuretic drug (trade name Diuril) used in the treatment of edema and hypertension
  • chlorpromazine   noun a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
  • chlorthalidone   noun a diuretic (trade names Hygroton and Thalidone) used to control hypertension and conditions that cause edema; effective in lowering blood pressure to prevent heart attacks
  • cholesterol   noun an animal sterol that is normally synthesized by the liver; the most abundant steroid in animal tissues
  • chromium   noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
  • cialis   noun virility drug (trade name Cialis) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men
  • cichorium intybus   noun perennial Old World herb having rayed flower heads with blue florets cultivated for its root and its heads of crisp edible leaves used in salads
  • cimetidine   noun a drug (trade name Tagamet) used to treat peptic ulcers by decreasing the secretion of stomach acid
  • cimex lectularius   noun bug of temperate regions that infests especially beds and feeds on human blood
  • cimicifuga racemosa   noun North American bugbane found from Maine and Ontario to Wisconsin and south to Georgia
  • cinchona officinalis   noun Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
  • cineraria maritima   noun stiff much branched perennial of the Mediterranean region having very white woolly stems and leaves
  • cinnamomum   noun Asiatic and Australian aromatic trees and shrubs
  • cinnamon   noun spice from the dried aromatic bark of the Ceylon cinnamon tree; used as rolled strips or ground* ; tropical Asian tree with aromatic yellowish brown bark; source of the spice cinnamon* ;aromatic bark used as a spice
  • cipro   noun an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
  • ciprofloxacin   noun an oral antibiotic (trade name Cipro) used against serious bacterial infections of the skin or respiratory tract or urinary tract or bones or joints
  • circulation   noun the spread or transmission of something (as news or money) to a wider group or area* ; the dissemination of copies of periodicals (as newspapers or magazines)* ; free movement or passage through a series of vessels (as of water through pipes or sap through a plant)* ; movement through a circuit; especially the movement of blood through the heart and blood vessels* ; number of copies of a newspaper or magazine that are sold* ; (library science) the count of books that are loaned by a library over a specified period
  • clam   noun burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness* ; flesh of either hard shell or soft shell clams* ; a piece of paper money worth one dollar* ; verb gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
  • clarify   verb make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating* ; make clear and (more) comprehensible
  • claustrophobia   noun a morbid fear of being closed in a confined space
  • clean   adj. free of drugs* ; free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed* ; not carrying concealed weapons* ; (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense* ; free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits* ; (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers* ; not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination* ; ritually clean or pure* ; thorough and without qualification* ; exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play* ; (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections* ; morally pure* ; without difficulties or problems* ; free from impurities* ; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims* ; free of restrictions or qualifications* ; (of a surface) not written or printed on* ; free from sepsis or infection* ; adv. completely; used as intensifiers* ; in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating* ; noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead* ; verb remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits* ; remove shells or husks from* ; remove while making clean* ; make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from* ; remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely* ; deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.* ; be cleanable* ; clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing* ; remove unwanted substances from* ; clean and tidy up the house
  • cleanse   verb clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing* ;purge of an ideology, bad thoughts, or sins
  • cleanser   noun a preparation used in cleaning something
  • clear   adj. of complexion; without such blemishes as e.g. acne* ;clear to the mind* ; free from cloudiness; allowing light to pass through* ; free from confusion or doubt* ; free from clouds or mist or haze* ; characterized by ease and quickness in perceiving* ; clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible* ; (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law* ; free from contact or proximity or connection* ; easily deciphered* ; clear of charges or deductions* ; affording free passage or view* ; free from flaw or blemish or impurity* ; characterized by freedom from troubling thoughts (especially guilt)* ; accurately stated or described* ; freed from any question of guilt* ; (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims* ; free of restrictions or qualifications* ; adv. completely* ; in an easily perceptible manner* ;noun the state of being free of suspicion* ; a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water* ; verb free (the throat) by making a rasping sound* ; remove* ; make a way or path by removing objects* ;remove the occupants of* ; remove (people) from a building* ; rid of instructions or data* ; make clear, bright, light, or translucent* ; make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear* ; settle, as of a debt* ;pass an inspection or receive authorization* ; pass by, over, or under without making contact* ; go away or disappear* ; sell* ; be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts* ; clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.* ; free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment* ; rid of obstructions* ; grant authorization or clearance for* ; pronounce not guilty of criminal charges* ; earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages* ; make as a net profit* ; yield as a net profit* ; go unchallenged; be approved* ;become clear
  • clematis virginiana   noun common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
  • clomiphene citrate   noun a fertility drug (trade name Clomid) that is used to stimulate ovulation and that has been associated with multiple births
  • clonidine   noun an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
  • clopidogrel bisulfate   noun a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
  • close up   adv. very close* ; verb refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent* ; unite or bring into contact or bring together the edges of* ;cease to operate or cause to cease operating* ; block passage through
  • clove   noun spice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground* ; one of the small bulblets that can be split off of the axis of a larger garlic bulb* ; moderate sized very symmetrical red flowered evergreen widely cultivated in the tropics for its flower buds which are source of cloves* ; aromatic flower bud of a clove tree; yields a spice
  • clozapine   noun an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
  • clozaril   noun an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
  • cns   noun the portion of the vertebrate nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord
  • coal tar   noun a tar formed from distillation of bituminous coal; coal tar can be further distilled to give various aromatic compounds
  • coastal   adj. located on or near or bordering on a coast* ; of or relating to a coast
  • cochlearia officinalis   noun a widely distributed arctic cress reputed to have value in treatment or prevention of scurvy; a concentrated source of vitamin C
  • cocklebur   noun any coarse weed of the genus Xanthium having spiny burrs* ; burdock having heart shaped leaves found in open woodland, hedgerows and rough grassland of Europe (except extreme N) and Asia Minor; sometimes cultivated for medicinal and culinary use
  • cockroach   noun any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
  • cocoa   noun powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed* ; a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
  • cocoa bean   noun seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
  • cocoa butter   noun the vegetable fat from the cacao that is extracted from chocolate liquor; the basis for white chocolate* ; a yellow white fat from cocoa beans
  • coconut   noun large hard shelled oval nut with a fibrous husk containing thick white meat surrounding a central cavity filled (when fresh) with fluid or milk* ; the edible white meat a coconut; often shredded for use in e.g. cakes and curries* ; tall palm tree bearing coconuts as fruits; widely planted throughout the tropics
  • cod   adj. payable by the recipient on delivery* ; adv. collecting the charges upon delivery* ; noun major food fish of arctic and cold temperate waters* ; lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached* ; the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)* ; verb harass with persistent criticism or carping* ; fool or hoax
  • codfish   noun major food fish of arctic and cold temperate waters* ;lean white flesh of important North Atlantic food fish; usually baked or poached
  • coffee   noun a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans* ; any of several small trees and shrubs native to the tropical Old World yielding coffee beans* ; a medium brown to dark brown color* ; a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • coffee bean   noun a seed of the coffee tree; ground to make coffee
  • colchicum autumnale   noun bulbous autumn flowering herb with white, purple or lavender and white flowers; native to western and central Europe
  • cold   adj. lacking the warmth of life* ; of a seeker; far from the object sought* ; unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication* ; feeling or showing no enthusiasm* ; having lost freshness through passage of time* ; used of physical coldness; having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration* ; extended meanings; especially of psychological coldness; without human warmth or emotion* ; without compunction or human feeling* ; sexually unresponsive* ; so intense as to be almost uncontrollable* ; no longer new; uninteresting* ; marked by errorless familiarity* ; (color) giving no sensation of warmth* ; noun the sensation produced by low temperatures* ; a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)* ; the absence of heat
  • cold medicine   noun medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
  • colic   noun acute abdominal pain (especially in infants)
  • colitis   noun inflammation of the colon
  • collagen   noun a fibrous scleroprotein in bone and cartilage and tendon and other connective tissue; yields gelatin on boiling
  • combo   noun a small band of jazz musicians
  • comfort   noun a feeling of freedom from worry or disappointment* ; a state of being relaxed and feeling no pain* ; the act of consoling; giving relief in affliction* ; a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state* ; verb lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate* ; give moral or emotional strength to
  • common   adj. having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual* ; belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public* ; commonly encountered* ; being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language* ; of or associated with the great masses of people* ; to be expected; standard* ; common to or shared by two or more parties* ;lacking refinement or cultivation or taste* ; of low or inferior quality or value* ; noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
  • common cold   noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
  • common mugwort   noun European tufted aromatic perennial herb having hairy red or purple stems and dark green leaves downy white below and red brown florets
  • complaining   adj. expressing pain or dissatisfaction of resentment
  • compliance   noun happy friendly agreement* ; the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another* ; acting according to certain accepted standards* ; a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  • compressed   adj. reduced in volume by pressure* ; pressed tightly together* ; flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  • compressed gas   noun gas at a high pressure that can be used as a propellant
  • concord grape   noun slipskin grape; a purple table grape of the northeastern United States
  • conium   noun small genus of highly toxic biennials: hemlock
  • conium maculatum   noun large branching biennial herb native to Eurasia and Africa and adventive in North America having large fernlike leaves and white flowers; usually found in damp habitats; all parts extremely poisonous
  • connective tissue   noun tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
  • conquest   noun success in mastering something difficult* ; the act of conquering* ; an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone
  • constipation   noun irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels; can be a symptom of intestinal obstruction or diverticulitis* ; the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  • control   noun the activity of managing or exerting control over something* ; (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc* ; a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine* ; power to direct or determine* ; the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.* ; a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance* ; a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another* ; discipline in personal and social activities* ; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity* ; a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment* ; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another* ;verb verify by using a duplicate register for comparison* ; exercise authoritative control or power over* ; lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits* ; verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experiments* ; have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of* ; be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something* ; handle and cause to function* ; control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage
  • convallaria majalis   noun low growing perennial plant having usually two large oblong lanceolate leaves and a raceme of small fragrant nodding bell shaped flowers followed by scarlet berries
  • convolvulus arvensis   noun weakly climbing European perennial with white or pink flowers; naturalized in North America and an invasive weed
  • cooling   noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature* ; a mechanism for keeping something cool
  • copper   noun any of various small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae having coppery wings* ; a reddish brown color resembling the color of polished copper* ; a copper penny* ; a ductile malleable reddish brown corrosion resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor* ; uncomplimentary terms for a policeman* ; verb coat with a layer of copper
  • coral   adj. of a strong pink to yellowish pink color* ; noun marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs* ; a variable color averaging a deep pink* ; unfertilized lobster roe; reddens in cooking; used as garnish or to color sauces* ; the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
  • cordia   noun tropical deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs of the family Boraginaceae
  • corgard   noun a beta adrenergic blocking agent (trade name Corgard) that is used to treat hypertension and angina
  • corn   noun something sentimental or trite* ; ears of corn grown for human food* ; tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre Columbian times* ;(Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region wheat in England or oats in Scotland and Ireland)* ; the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal* ; a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill fitting shoes* ;whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn* ; verbpreserve with salt* ; feed (cattle) with corn
  • corn smut   noun a smut fungus attacking Indian corn
  • cornus florida   noun deciduous tree; celebrated for its large white or pink bracts and stunning autumn color that is followed by red berries
  • corpus callosum   noun a broad transverse nerve tract connecting the two cerebral hemispheres
  • cortef   noun an adrenal cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • cortex   noun the tissue forming the outer layer of an organ or structure in plant or animal* ; the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
  • cortisol   noun an adrenal cortex hormone (trade names Hydrocortone or Cortef) that is active in carbohydrate and protein metabolism
  • cortisone   noun a corticosteroid hormone (trade name Cortone Acetate) normally produced by the adrenal cortex; is converted to hydrocortisone
  • cotton   noun fabric woven from cotton fibers* ; thread made of cotton fibers* ; erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers* ; soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state* ; verb take a liking to
  • cotton candy   noun a candy made by spinning sugar that has been boiled to a high temperature
  • cotton fiber   noun soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
  • cottonseed   noun seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil
  • cottonwood   noun any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed* ; American basswood of the Allegheny region
  • cough   noun the act of exhaling air suddenly with a noise* ; sudden expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis* ; verb exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion
  • cough drop   noun a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
  • coumadin   noun an anticoagulant (trade name Coumadin) use to prevent and treat a thrombus or embolus
  • count down   verb count backwards; before detonating a bomb, for example
  • counteract   verb oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary actions* ; destroy property or hinder normal operations* ; act in opposition to* ; oppose or check by a counteraction
  • crab   noun a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too deeply* ; decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers* ; the edible flesh of any of various crabs* ; a quarrelsome grouch* ; infests the pubic region of the human body* ; the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about June 21 to July 22* ;(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer* ; verb fish for crab* ; scurry sideways like a crab* ; direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind* ; complain
  • cranberry   noun very tart red berry used for sauce or juice* ; any of numerous shrubs of genus Vaccinium bearing cranberries
  • cream   noun toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin* ; the part of milk containing the butterfat* ; the best people or things in a group* ; verb add cream to one's coffee, for example* ; put on cream, as on one's face or body* ; beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight* ; make creamy by beating* ;remove from the surface
  • creon   noun (Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
  • crest   noun a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal* ; (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet* ; the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave* ; the center of a cambered road* ; the top point of a mountain or hill* ; verbreach a high point* ; lie at the top of
  • cricket   noun a game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs* ; leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together* ; verb play cricket
  • crixivan   noun a protease inhibitor (trade name Crixivan) used for treating HIV
  • crocus sativus   noun Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
  • croup   noun a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing* ; the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks
  • cucumber   noun cylindrical green fruit with thin green rind and white flesh eaten as a vegetable; related to melons* ; a melon vine of the genus Cucumis; cultivated from earliest times for its cylindrical green fruit
  • cucurbita pepo   noun a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes
  • cuprimine   noun a drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
  • curare   noun a toxic alkaloid found in certain tropical South American trees that is a powerful relaxant for striated muscles
  • currant   noun any of several tart red or black berries used primarily for jellies and jams* ; small dried seedless raisin grown in the Mediterranean region and California; used in cooking* ; any of various deciduous shrubs of the genus Ribes bearing currants
  • cutis   noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
  • cv   noun a summary of your academic and work history
  • cyanocobalamin   noun a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia
  • cyclobenzaprine   noun muscle relaxant (trade name Flexeril) used for muscle spasms or acute injury
  • cycloserine   noun an antibiotic that is especially active against the tubercle bacillus
  • cynara scolymus   noun Mediterranean thistlelike plant widely cultivated for its large edible flower head
  • cypress   noun any of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones* ; wood of any of various cypress trees especially of the genus Cupressus
  • cyproheptadine   noun an antihistamine (trade name Periactin) used to treat some allergic reactions
  • cytisus scoparius   noun deciduous erect spreading broom native to western Europe; widely cultivated for its rich yellow flowers

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