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2009 UIL Spelling Study Manual/C

Word ListEdit

For words with a * contestants must also know definitions.

196. caballero

A horseman, particularly in the Latin American context

197. cachexia*

A systemic wasting of muscle tissue, with or without loss of fat mass, that accompanies a chronic disease

198. cacoëthes

compulsion, mania

199. cadastre, cadaster

a public survey of land for the purpose of taxation

200. cadaverous*

Corpselike; hinting of death; imitating a cadaver [cadaver - dead body (cadō (“I fall”) as a metaphor for "I die", also source (through comb. form -cida) of the -cide in suicide, homicide etc.))]

201. cahoots*

collusion or collaboration to nefarious ends.

202. Cahuilla

tribe of Native Americans

203. calamari

squid as food, especially cooked in the form of calamari rings

204. calculator

A mechanical or electronic device that performs mathematical calculations

205. calliope (instrument)

A musical organ, consisting of steam whistles played with a keyboard. Often used with merry-go-rounds

206. callosity

A callous demeanour; insensitivity or hardheartedness

207. callowness

he condition of being callow; immaturity.

208. calorimeter

An apparatus for measuring the heat generated or absorbed by either a chemical reaction, change of phase or some other physical change

209. camera-ready

Art or "hard copy" (a document or graphic art) that requires no additional work to be done to it before copies of it can be reproduced. It is commonly used in situations where separate documents will be compiled into a single compilation, such as compiling technical publications into a conference handout.

210. Camorra, camorra

The Neapolitan equivalent of the Mafia

211. campestral

Relating to open fields or uncultivated land.

212. camphor*

(organic chemistry) A white transparent waxy crystalline isoprenoid ketone, with a strong pungent odour, used in pharmacy

213. candor*

the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression [from Latin for "brightness"/"brilliance")

214. canoeing

A water sport involving racing in canoes or kayaks.

215. canorous

melodious, resonant

216. cantankerous

stubborn, cranky, surly

217. caponata

a Sicilian dish of baked aubergines with capers, olives, pine nuts etc, normally served cold

218. capstone

Any of the stones making up the top layer of a wall 2. A crowning achievement

219. carabiniere

member of the Italian Carabinieri

220. caracal

A type of mountain cat, of genus Caracal, native to Southern Africa, Turkestan and India

221. Caracas*

capital of Venezuela

222. carbohydrate

A sugar, starch, or cellulose that is a food source of energy for an animal or plant; a saccharide.

223. Carboniferous, carboniferous

Containing or producing carbon

224. carcinomatosis

(medicine) The widespread presence of carcinomas that have metastasized throughout the body

225. cardiothoracic

Of or pertaining to both the heart and the chest

226. careen*

To lurch or sway violently from side to side.

227. caret

A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something

is to be inserted in the place marked by the caret. 228. carping

Pertaining to excessive complaining.

229. carpophagous

230: Cartesian

Pertaining to Descartes or his mathematical methods

231. caryatidean*

in likeness of a caryatid (a sculpted female figure serving as an architectural support taking the place of a column or pillar)

232. cassation

The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.

233. casus belli*

an act seen as justifying or causing a war

234. catachresis

235. catacomb

236. catatonia

237. catch phrase

238. catharsis

239. cavalcade

240. cavernicolous*

241. cecropia moth*

242. celerity

243. celestial, Celestial

244. cenotaph

245. Cerberus

246. cerebrovascular

247. chacma

248. chador*

249. chalcid*

250. chamfer

251. chancel

252. chandelier

253. charcuterie

254. chargeable

255. chary*

256. cheekiness

257. chenille*

258. chenopod

259. Chickamauga

260. Chinook, chinook

261. chirography

262. cholera

263. chop suey*

264. chorea

265. churlish

266. ciborium

267. cinephile

268. circularity

269. circumfluent

270. cirriped

271. citrine*

272. claque

273. clarification

274. class-conscious

275. clemency*

276. clerihew

277. cloister

278. clubbable, clubable

279. coadjutor

280. coalescent

281. coaxial

282. coccygeal

283. cognomen

284. coiffeuse*

285. coleoptile

286. collaborationist*

287. collage

288. colloquy

289. Colombia

290. colonelcy

291. commemorate*

292. commissariat

293. commodore

294. compatible

295. complicity*

296. complimentary

297. compote

298. compurgation*

299. conchiferous

300. conchoidal*

301. concoct*

302. concordance*

303. concretize*

304. concussive

305. condemnatory

306. confederacy, Confederacy

307. congelation

308. congregant

309. conjugate

310. conjuration

311. consort*

312. consternation

313. constitutionality

314. constraint

315. contemporaneous

316. contextual

317. contraption*

318. contravene

319. contumacy

320. convenable

321. convergent

322. convulsion

323. coolant

324. coquille

325. cordiform*

326. coriander

327. cornice

328. coronagraph, coronograph

329. corporal*

330. corroboree*

331. coruscation

332. corvine

333. Cossack

334. cosset

335. costumier

336. counterclaim

337. counterterroism

338. coup d' état

339. covenantor

340. covertness*

341. cozenage

342. craniosacral

343. crape myrtle, crepe myrtle

344. crêpe de Chine

345. cribbage*

346. criosphinx

347. critique

348. crop-dusting

349. croustade

350. cryonics*

351. cryptogenic

352. ctenoid

353. cuadrilla*

354. cultrate

355. culturati

356. cupidity*

357. cupriferous

358. cuspidor

359. cyclamate

360. cynicism, Cynicism

361. cystic fibrosis

362. cytotoxin*