Nouns - 6(251-300)



Catharsis (n):  kuh-thahr-sis
Catharsis is getting rid of unhappy memories or strong emotions such as anger or sadness by expressing them in some way = cleansing, expurgation
Music is a means of catharsis for me

Cathartic (n):  kuh-thahr-sis
The  purging  of  the  emotions  or  relieving  of  emotional  tensions,  esp  through  certain  kinds  of  art,  as  tragedy  or  music = purgative
Music is a means of catharsis for me

Cavalcade (n):  kav-uhl-keydkav-uhl-keyd
A cavalcade is a procession of people on horses or in cars or carriages = drill
The VIP cavalcade usually causes traffic jams in the city

Caveat (n):  kav-ee-aht
A caveat is a warning of a specific limitation of something such as information or an agreement  = warning, proviso
The Principal has issued a cavet to all school students regarding misbehaviour in classrooms

Celibacy (n):  sel-uh-buh-see (255)
Celibacy is the state of being celibate = chastity, continence
Bhishma of Mahabharata had taken a vow to observe celibacy

Censor (n):  sen-ser
If someone in authority censors letters or the media, they officially examine them and cut out any information that is regarded as secret = remove
The book had been heavily censored

Centaur (n):  sen-tawr
In classical mythology, a centaur is a creature with the head, arms, and body of a man, and the body and legs of a horse
The centaur babies had fallen asleep

Centurion (n):  sen-toor-ee-uhn
an army officer of ancient Rome, who was in charge of about 100 soldiers
Each of these buildings once housed a century of eighty men and its centurion

Certitude (n):  sur-ti-tood, -tyood
Certitude is the same as certainty = firmness
It is impossible to predict the outcome of the negotiations with any degree of certitude

Cessation (n):  se-sey-shuhn (260)
The cessation of something is the stopping of it = stopping
The cessation of project resulted in people’s anger

Cession (n):  sesh-uhn
The act of giving up land, property, or rights, especially to another country after a war, or something that is given up in this way = give
The cession of Kashmir to Pakistan is impossible

Caste (n):  kast, kahst
A caste is one of the traditional social classes into which people are divided in a Hindu society
Most of the upper castes worship the Goddess Kali

Casuistry (n):  kazh-oo-uh-stree
Casuistry is the use of clever arguments to persuade or trick people = motivate
The salesman made the woman to buy the washing machine with his causistry

Caucus (n):   kaw-kuhs
A caucus is a group of people within an organization who share similar aims and interests or who have a lot of influence

Celerity (n):  suh-ler-i-tee (265)
speed; rapidity = pace
Narain Kartikeyan’s celerity made him the fatest Indian on road

Chaff (n):  chaf, chahf
If you separate the wheat from the chaff or sort the wheat from the chaff
you decide which people or things in a group are good or important and which are not
One should learn to separate the chaff from the main content before presenting anything in a public

Chagrin (n) :  shuh-grin
Chagrin is a feeling of disappointment, upset, or annoyance, perhaps because of your own failure
Imagine my chargin when I discovered that I;d been wrong all along

Chalice (n):  chal-is
A chalice is a large gold or silver cup with a stem Chalices are used to hold wine in the Christian service of Holy Communion = goblet, consecrated cup

Chaos (n): key-os
Chaos is a state of complete disorder and confusion
The new road construction has caused total chaos in the city

Chiromancy (n):  kahy-ruh-man-see (270)
Art of telling fortunes by reading the hand = palmistry

Chord (n) :  kawrd
A chord is a number of musical notes played or sung at the same time with a pleasing effect

Choreography (n):  kawr-ee-og-ruh-fee
Choreography is the inventing of steps and movements for ballets and other dances = art of dancing
Shyamak Dawar’s style of choreography is quite flamboyant

Chameleon (n):  kuh-mee-lee-uhn
A chameleon is a kind of lizard whose skin changes colour to match the colour of its surroundings

Charlatan (n):  shahr-luh-tn
You describe someone as a charlatan when they pretend to have skills or knowledge that they do not really possess = quack, impostor
The doctor who was trusted by several patients, turned out to be a charltan

Charisma (n):  kuh-riz-muh (275)
You say that someone has charisma when they can attract, influence, and inspire people by their personal qualities = appeal
He lacks charisma

Charlatan (n):  shahr-luh-tn
You describe someone as a charlatan when they pretend to have skills or knowledge that they do not really possess = lier
The suburbs of India are filled with charlatans making fool of the common man

Chasm (n):  kaz-uhm
If you say that there is a chasm between two things or between two groups of people, you mean that there is a very large difference between them = abyss, gulf, gap
There is still a vaste economic chasm between developing and developed countries

Chassis (n):  chas-ee
A chassis is the framework that a vehicle is built on
The new car chassis offers terrific handling balance

Chattel (n):  chat-l
Chattels are things that belong to you = property
In those dark mevieval base, women were considered to be chattels

Chauvinist  (n):  shoh-vuh-nist (280)
someone, especially a man, who believes that their own sex is better or more important than the other sex
He's a bit of a male chauvinist

Chicanery (n):  shi-key-nuh-ree, chi-
Chicanery is using cleverness to cheat people = trickery
Rajan leads a life of deceit and chicanery

Chiropodist (n):  ki-rop-uh-dist, kahy- or, often, shuh-
A chiropodist is a person whose job is to treat and care for people's feet  = podiatrist
My foot - allergy was treated efficiently by the chiropodist

Chivalry (n) :  shiv-uhl-ree
Chivalry is polite, kind, and unselfish behaviour, especially by men towards women = polite
Rogget seemed to revel in his old- fasioned chivalry

Chronology (n):  kruh-nol-uh-jee
A chronology is an account or record of the times and the order in which a series of past events took place
It is important to establish the chronology of the events

Circlet (n):  sur-klit (285)
a narrow band of gold, silver, or jewels worn around someone's head or arms = ring or band
The girls just pick the flowers and twist them into the circlets they put on their heads

Circumlocution (n):  sur-kuhm-loh-kyoo-shuhn
A circumlocution is a way of saying or writing something using more words than are necessary instead of being clear and direct = indirect
Politicians are experts in circumlocution

Citadel (n):  sit-uh-dl
In the past, a citadel was a strong building in or near a city, where people could shelter for safety = fortress, fortress
The town was situated inside a citadel to protect it from the outside attack

Clairvoyant (n):  klair-voi-uhnt
Someone who is believed to be clairvoyant is believed to know about future events or to be able to communicate with dead people = fortune-teller
He went to the clairvoyant to know about his future

Clamour (n):  klam-er
Chaos is a state of complete disorder and confusion = agitation
After the bombing, there was a public clamor for revenge

Claustrophobia (n):  klaw-struh-foh-bee-uh (290)
Someone who suffers from claustrophobia feels very uncomfortable or anxious when they are in small or enclosed places
I get the feelings of claustrophobia when i will be in elivator

Clavicle (n):  klav-i-kuhl
Your clavicles are your collar bones = collarbone
In a medical textbook, the choice between clavicle and collar-bone can justly be called a matter of stylistic variation

Cleft (n):  kleft
A cleft in a rock or in the ground is a narrow opening in it
= fissure, split
No-one lives up here in the cleft except few animals

Clemency (n):  klem-uhn-see
If someone is granted clemency, they are punished less severely than they could be = kindness
She was granted clemency after killing her violent husband

Clime (n):  klahym
You use clime in expressions such as warmer climes and foreign climes to refer to a place that has a particular kind of climate = atmospheric conditions
He went to simla for cooler clime

Clique (n):  kleek, klik (295)
If you describe a group of people as a clique, you mean that they spend a lot of time together and seem unfriendly towards people who are not in the group = coterie
The club is dominated by a small clique of intellectuals

Cliché (n):  klee-shey
A cliché is an idea or phrase which has been used so much that it is no longer interesting or effective or no longer has much meaning
Every time I ask my dad for money, he always come out with an old cliche, “It doesn’t grow on trees”

Cloister (n):  kloi-ster
A cloister is a covered area round a square in a monastery or a cathedral= convent
St Francis  originally founded the cloister which now encloses a garden and well

Coadjutor (n):  koh-aj-uh-ter
assistant; colleague

Cockade (n):  ko-keyd
a small piece of cloth used as a decoration on a hat to show rank, membership of a club etc

Coda (n):  koh-duh (300)
In music, a coda is the final part of a fairly long piece of music which is added in order to finish it off in a pleasing way = concluding part
The concert concluded with a distinctive coda which pleased the audiance