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Capitulate- To surrender under specified conditions; come to terms

bow, buckle under, cave in, cede, come across, concede, defer, fold, surrender, yield

stand firm, stand one's ground, fight, defend

Capricious- Characterized by or subject to whim; impulsive and unpredictable.

arbitrary, careless, changeful, contrary, crotchety, effervescent, erratic, fanciful, fantasmo,

constant, dependable, predictable, stable, steadfast, steady

Censure- An expression of strong disapproval or harsh criticism.

admonishment, admonition, blame, castigation, condemnation, disapproval,

approval, blessing, praise

Clemency-A disposition to show mercy, especially toward an offender or enemy.

charity, clemo, compassion, endurance, equitableness, fairness, forbearance, gentleness, grace, humanity,

cruelty, harshness, mercilessness, severity, strictness, vindictiveness

Commensurate- Of the same size, extent, or duration as another.

adequate, appropriate, coextensive, comparable, compatible, consistent

disproportionate, divergent, inadequate, inappropriate, inconsistent

Commodious- Spacious; roomy

ample, big, capacious, comfortable, convenient,

confined, cramped, small, squeezed, tight,


A.The act of complying with a wish, request, or demand; acquiescence.

B. Medicine. Willingness to follow a prescribed course of treatment.

acquiescence, amenability, assent, complaisance, concession, concurrence, conformity, consent, deference, docility, obedience, observance, passivity, resignation, submission, submissiveness, tractability,

defiance, disagreement, disobedience, dissent, noncompliance, nonconformity

Conciliatory- To overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease.

appeasing, assuaging, calm, civil, disarming, irenic, mollifying, pacific


aggressive, antagonistic, bellicose, belligerent, fighting, stubborn

Concise-Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.

abridged, boiled down, breviloquent, brief, compact, compendiary,


expansive, lengthy, long, long-winded, rambling, redundant, verbose, wordy

Concur- To be of the same opinion; agree: concurred on the issue of preventing crime

accede, accord, acquiesce, assent, band, coadjute, coincide, collaborate,

altercate, argue, differ, disagree, dispute, object, oppose

Condone- To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.

disregard, excuse, forget, forgive, ignore, let pass, okay, overlook, pardon, pass over, remit, wink at

censure, condemn, denounce, forbid, prevent

Connoisseur- A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts.

adept, aesthete, aficionado, appreciator, arbiter, bon vivant, buff, cognoscente, critic, devotee, dilettante,

amateur, dabbler, tyro

Converge-To tend toward or approach an intersecting point: lines that converge.

assemble, coincide, combine, come together, concenter, concentrate,

disperse, diverge, divide, scatter, separate

Conviction- The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged

confidence, creed, doctrine, dogma, eye, faith, feeling, judgment call, mind, opinion, persuasion


disbelief, doubt, uncertainty

Corroborate- To strengthen or support with other evidence; make more certain

approve, authenticate, bear out, certify, check on, check out, check up, declare true, document

contradict, deny, disclaim, refute, reject

Credulity- A disposition to believe too readily

acceptance, allegiance, assent, assurance, belief

dubiosity, skepticism

Criterion- A standard, rule, or test on which a judgment or decision can be based.

archetype, basis, benchmark, canon, example, exemplar, fact, foundation, gauge, law, measure


Cryptic- Having hidden meaning; mystifying.

Having hidden meaning; mystifying.

clear, obvious, open, plain, straightforward

Cursory- Performed with haste and scant attention to detail: a cursory glance at the headlines.

brief, careless, depthless, desultory, fast, half-assed, half-baked, haphazard, hasty, hurried,


complete, comprehensive, in-depth, meticulous, thorough

Debacle- A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.

beating, blue ruin, breakdown, collapse, crack-up, crash, defeasance, defeat, devastation

boon, success, triumph, victory

Debilitate- To sap the strength or energy of; enervate

attenuate, blunt, cripple, devitalize, disable, emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, eviscerate, exhaust,

aid, cure, energize, help, invigorate, mend, strengthen

Debonair- Suave; urbane.

affable, buoyant, casual

awkward, coarse, crude,

Decadence- A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay.

corruption, debasement, decay, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, devolution


Delineate -To draw or trace the outline of; sketch out.

abut, adjoin, bind, circumscribe, communicate, contour, decorate, define,

Be inside, center

Depreyity-Moral corruption or degradation

abandonment, baseness, contamination, corruption, criminality, debasement, debauchery


clean-living, holiness, honor, justice, morality, nobility, purity, uprightness, virtue

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