Practice Words: c


call
verb
to give a name to (“I call myself John.”); to ask for or request (“They called for an end to the fighting.”)
calm
adjective
quiet; peaceful; opposite tense
camel
noun
a large animal used in desert countries to carry people and things
camera
noun
a device for taking pictures
camp
noun
a place with temporary housing
can
noun
a container used to hold liquid or food, usually made of metal
can
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cancel
verb
to announce that a planned event or activity will not happen; to end a business agreement with someone
cancer
noun
a disease in which dangerous cells grow quickly and destroy parts of the body
candidate
noun
a person who seeks or is nominated for an office or an honor
capital
noun
the official center of a government; the city where a country’s government is
capital
adjective
the large letters used at the beginning of names or to begin a sentence in writing
capture
verb
to make a person or animal a prisoner; to seize or take by force; to get control of
car
noun
a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; an automobile; a part of a train
care
verb
to like; to protect; to feel worry or interest
carry
verb
to take something or someone from one place to another
case
noun
(court) a legal action; (medical) an incident of disease (“There was only one case of chicken pox at the school.”); an example of something (“It was a case of a wrong decision”); a box-shaped container used for transporting things; in case: conj. to guard against the possibility that.. (“I will come in case you need me”).
cassette
noun
a small container that has recording tape in it
cat
noun
a small animal that often lives with humans
catch
verb
to seize after a chase; to stop and seize with the hands
cause
verb
to make happen
cause
noun
the thing or person that produces a result
celebrate
verb
to honor a person or event with special activities
cell
noun
a small mass of living material that is part of all plants and animals
cent
noun
a small unit of money in many countries, such as the US (100 cents = 1 dollar)
center
noun
the middle of something; the place in the middle; a place that is the main point of an activity
century
noun
one hundred years
ceremony
noun
an act or series of acts done in a special way established by tradition
champion
noun
the best; the winner
chance
noun
a possibility of winning or losing or that something will happen
change
verb
to make different; to become different
change
noun
the act or result of making something different
chapter
noun
one of the parts into which a book is divided
character
noun
the particular mix of qualities that make someone a particular kind of person, “She has a pleasant character.”; a person in a book, play, film, etc.
charge
verb
to accuse someone of something, usually a crime
charge
noun
a statement in which someone is accused of something
chase
verb
to run or go after someone or something
cheat
verb
to behave in a dishonest way in order to win or get an advantage (“he cheated on the test”); to get something by using a trick
cheer
verb
to shout approval or praise
chemicals
noun
elements found in nature or made by people; substances used in the science of chemistry
chemistry
noun
the scientific study of substances, what they are made of, how they act under different conditions, and how they form other substances
chest
noun
the front part of the body that is between the neck and stomach, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
chief
noun
the head or leader of a group
chief
adjective
leading; most important
child
noun
a baby; a boy or girl
chin
noun
the part of your face below your mouth, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
choose
verb
to decide between two or more possibilities
Christ
noun
'the one [person] chosen and prepared by God' a title of Jesus which comes from the Greek language
Christian
noun
a person who believes in, and follows, Jesus Christ
church
noun
a community of Christians who meet together to worship; a building for Christian worship
circle
noun
a closed shape that has all its points equally distant from the center, like an “O”
circumcise
verb
to cut off the skin at the end of the male sex organ (this is a religious rule in some religions, but not the Christian religion)
citizen
noun
a person who is a member of a country by birth or by law
city
noun
any important large town
claim
verb
to say something as a fact, even if it has not been proven

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clash
noun
a battle
clash
verb
to fight or oppose
class
noun
a group of students learning together; a group of people in a society who share the same social and economic position
clean
verb
to remove dirt, dust, or bacteria from something; to make pure
clean
adjective
without any dirt or marks; containing nothing harmful (“clean water”), opposite dirty
clear
adjective
easy to see or see through; easily understood
clear
verb
to free from all barriers
climate
noun
the normal weather conditions of a place
climb
verb
to go up or down something by using the feet and sometimes the hands
clock
noun
a device that measures and shows time
close
verb
to make something not open
close
adjective
near to
cloth
noun
a material made from plants, chemicals, animal hair and other substances
clothes
noun
what people wear
cloud
noun
a mass of fog high in the sky
coal
noun
a solid black substance used as fuel
coast
noun
land on the edge of the ocean
coat
noun
an item of clothing worn over other clothes
coffee
noun
a drink made from the plant of the same name
coin
noun
money in the form of a piece of metal
cold
adjective
not warm; having or feeling great coolness or a low temperature
collect
verb
to bring or gather together in one place; to demand and receive (“collect taxes”)
college
noun
a small university
color
noun
the different effects of light on the eye, making blue, red, brown, black, yellow and others
column
noun
a tall stone supporting a large building; something with a tall narrow shape (“The column of soldiers marched into town”, “A newspaper page is divided into eight columns”.)
combine
verb
to mix or bring together; to be or work together
come
verb
to move toward; to arrive
command
verb
to order; to have power over something
command
noun
an order
comment
verb
to say something about; to express an opinion about something
common
adjective
usual; happening often; beliefs or ideas shared by many people (“a common purpose”)
communicate
verb
to tell; to give or exchange information
community
noun
a group of people living together in one place or area
company
noun
a business organization that makes, buys or sells good or provides services
compare
verb
to examine two or more things to find what is different or similar
compete
verb
to try to do as well as, or better than, another or others
complete
adjective
having all parts; ended or finished
complete
verb
to finish a job
complex
adjective
having many parts that are difficult to understand; not simple
compound
noun
a substance containing two or more elements
compromise
noun
the settlement of an argument where each side agrees to accept less than first demanded
computer
noun
an electronic machine for storing and organizing information, and for communicating with others
concentrate
verb
to direct all thoughts or efforts toward one thing, (“He concentrated on his homework.”); to come or be together (“The factories are concentrated along the river.”)
concern
noun
interest, worry (“express concern about”)
concern
verb
to fear (“to be concerned”)
condemn
verb
to say a person or action is wrong or bad
condition
noun
something declared necessary to complete an agreement; a person’s health
conference
noun
a meeting
confirm
verb
to approve; to say that something is true
conflict
noun
a disagreement; a battle, especially a long one
congratulate
verb
to praise a person or to express pleasure for success or good luck
connect
verb
to join one thing to another; to unite; to link
conscience
noun
the feeling in a person’s mind which tells him if he is doing right or wrong
consider
verb
to give thought to; to think about carefully
constitution
noun
the written general laws and ideas that form a nation’s system of government
contain
verb
to hold; to include
container
noun
a box, bottle or can used to hold something
continent
noun
any of the seven largest land areas of the world, for example Asia, Africa, South America, Antarctica, etc...
continue
verb
to go on doing or being
control
verb
to decide how things are organized and managed; to limit the spread of something; to have the power to make someone or something do what you want
control
noun
the ability or power to make someone or something do what you want
cook
verb
to heat food before eating it
cool
adjective
almost cold
copy
verb
to make something exactly like another
copy
noun
something made to look exactly like another
corn
noun
a food grain
corner
noun
that part of a room or anything else where two sides meet; sharp bend in a road
corner
verb
to trap a person so he cannot get out
correct
adjective
true; free from mistakes
correct
verb
to change to what is right
cost
noun
the price or value of something (“The cost of the book is five dollars.”)
cost
verb
to be valued at (“The book costs five dollars.”)
cotton
noun
a material made from a plant of the same name
count
verb
to speak or add numbers
country
noun
a nation; the territory of a nation; land away from cities
courage
noun
bravery
court
noun
where trials take place; where judges make decisions about law
cousin
noun
your cousin is the child of the brother or sister of one of your parents
cover
verb
to put something over a person or thing
cover
noun
anything that is put over a person or thing
cow
noun
a farm animal used for its milk
crash
verb
to have an accident in which a vehicle hits something else with a great force; to hit something with great force while moving
crash
noun
an accident in which something (usually a vehicle) hits something else; a very loud noise, often caused by hitting something hard
create
verb
to make; to give life or form to
creature
noun
any living being; an imaginary animal or human, especially one that is very strange or frightening (for example, zombies, aliens, monsters)
credit
noun
an agreement that payments will be made at a later time
crew
noun
a group of people working together
crime
noun
an act that violates a law
criminal
noun
a person who is responsible for a crime
crisis
noun
an extremely important time when something may become much better or worse; a dangerous situation
criticize
verb
to say what is wrong with something or someone; to condemn; to judge
crops
noun
plants that are grown and gathered for food, such as grains, fruits and vegetables
cross
verb
to go from one side to another; to go across
cross
noun
two pieces of wood fixed together in this shape “+”; anything of this shape
crowd
noun
a large group of people gathered in one place
crown
noun
a ceremonial hat that a king wears on his head
crush
verb
to damage or destroy by great weight; to defeat completely
cry
verb
to produce tears from your eyes usually because of sadness or pain, sometimes out of happiness; to shout or say something in a loud voice
culture
noun
all the beliefs, traditions and arts of a group or population
cure
verb
to make healthy again after sickness, often by using medicine and medical treatments (“The doctor can cure the disease.”)
cure
noun
medicine or medical treatment that stops a disease and makes a sick person healthy (“Antibiotics are a cure for infection.”)
current
noun
movement of air, water or electricity
current
adjective
belonging to the present time (“She found the report in a current publication.”)
curtain
noun
a piece of cloth or other material that hangs to protect or hide something
custom
noun
a long-established belief or activity of a people
cut
verb
to divide or injure with a sharp tool; to make less; to reduce