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cantankerous
  • s  stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate
  • s  having a difficult and contrary disposition
    a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"- Dorothy Sayers
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canted
  • v  heel over
  • s  departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
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cantering
  • v  ride at a canter
  • v  go at a canter, of horses
  • v  ride at a cantering pace
  • a  riding at a gait between a trot and a gallop
    the cantering soldiers
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capable
  • a  (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    capable of winning
    capable of hard work
    capable of walking on two feet
  • s  possibly accepting or permitting
    a passage capable of misinterpretation
  • a  (followed by `of') having the temperament or inclination for
    no one believed her capable of murder
  • s  having the requisite qualities for
  • s  have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    a capable administrator
    children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable
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capacious
  • s  large in capacity
    she carried a capacious bag
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caparisoned
  • v  put a caparison on
  • s  clothed in finery (especially a horse in ornamental trappings)
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capetian
  • n  a member of the Capetian dynasty
  • a  of or relating to the French dynasty founded by Hugh Capet
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capillary
  • n  a tube of small internal diameter; holds liquid by capillary action
  • n  any of the minute blood vessels connecting arterioles with venules
  • a  of or relating to hair
  • s  long and slender with a very small internal diameter
    a capillary tube
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capital
  • n  assets available for use in the production of further assets
  • n  wealth in the form of money or property owned by a person or business and human resources of economic value
  • n  a seat of government
  • n  one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
    printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases
  • n  a center that is associated more than any other with some activity or product
    the crime capital of Italy
    the drug capital of Columbia
  • n  the federal government of the United States
  • n  a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  • n  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  • s  first-rate
    a capital fellow
    a capital idea
  • s  of primary importance
    our capital concern was to avoid defeat
  • s  uppercase
    capital A
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capitalist
  • n  a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • n  a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
  • a  of or relating to capitalism or capitalists
    a capitalist nation
    capitalistic methods and incentives
  • a  favoring or practicing capitalism
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capitalistic
  • a  favoring or practicing capitalism
  • a  of or relating to capitalism or capitalists
    capitalistic methods and incentives
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capitate
  • n  the wrist bone with a rounded head shape that articulates with the 3rd metacarpus
  • s  being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip
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capitular
  • a  of or pertaining to an ecclesiastical chapter
    capitular estates
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cappadocian
  • a  of or pertaining to Cappadocia or its people or culture
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capped
  • v  lie at the top of
    Snow capped the mountains
  • v  restrict the number or amount of
  • s  used especially of front teeth having (artificial) crowns
    capped teeth gave her a beautiful smile
  • s  covered as if with a cap or crown especially of a specified kind
    cloud-capped mountains
    brown-capped mushrooms
    snow-capped peaks
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capricious
  • s  changeable
    a capricious summer breeze
  • s  determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
    a capricious refusal
    authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious
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