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Complacent– pleased, especially with oneself or one’s merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied.

Complaisant– inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant.



Complement-  something that completes or makes perfect.

Compliment-  an expression of praise, commendation, or admiration.


Condemn-  to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure or to force into a specific state or activity.

Contemn- to treat or regard with disdain, scorn, or contempt.


Cache- a hiding place, especially one in the ground, for ammunition, food, treasures, etc.

Cachet- a distinguishing mark or feature; stamp: superior status; prestige.


Cavalry- the part of a military force composed of troops that serve on horseback.

Calvary– the place just outside the walls of Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified.



Capital– the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.

Capitol-  means the building in Washington, D.C., used by the Congress of the U.S. for its sessions.




  • Condemnation– strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
  • Commendation- the act of commending; recommendation; praise.


Confidant- a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.

Confidante– a woman to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed.

Confident– having strong belief or full assurance; sure.


Conscience– the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action.

Conscientious– careful and painstaking; particular; meticulous; scrupulous.

Conscious- having the mental faculties fully active.


Contemptible– deserving of or held in contempt; despicable.

Contemptuous– showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.




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