Words That Start With C: Boost Your Vocabulary with These Choices

Discover a comprehensive list of words starting with the letter ‘C’ to enhance your vocabulary and improve your writing skills.

  1. Cabal- a secret political faction or intrigue.
  2. Cache- a collection of items stored in a hidden place.
  3. Cacophony- a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
  4. Cajole- persuade by flattery or coaxing.
  5. Calamity- an event causing great and sudden damage or distress.
  6. Camaraderie- mutual trust and friendship among people.
  7. Candid- truthful and straightforward; frank.
  8. Canine- relating to or resembling a dog.
  9. Cantankerous- bad-tempered and argumentative.
  10. Capacious- having a lot of space inside; roomy.
  11. Capricious- given to sudden changes in mood or behavior.
  12. Captivate- attract and hold the interest and attention of.
  13. Carcinogenic- having the potential to cause cancer.
  14. Cardinal- of prime importance; fundamental.
  15. Carnivorous- feeding on other animals.
  16. Cascading- pouring down rapidly and in large quantities.
  17. Castigate- reprimand (someone) severely.
  18. Catalyst- a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction.
  19. Catharsis- the process of releasing strong or repressed emotions.
  20. Caucus- a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement.
  21. Caustic- able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action.
  22. Caveat- a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.
  23. Celestial- positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space.
  24. Censor- an official who examines materials to suppress parts deemed objectionable.
  25. Censure- express severe disapproval of (someone or something).
  26. Ceremony- a formal religious or public occasion.
  27. Chagrin- distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.
  28. Chameleon- a small lizard known for changing color.
  29. Chaos- complete disorder and confusion.
  30. Charismatic- exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others.
  31. Charlatan- a person falsely claiming to have special knowledge or skill.
  32. Chastise- rebuke or reprimand severely.
  33. Chicanery- the use of trickery to achieve political, financial, or legal purpose.
  34. Chivalrous- courteous and gallant, especially towards women.
  35. Choleric- bad-tempered or irritable.
  36. Choreography- the sequence of steps and movements in dance or figure skating.
  37. Chortle- laugh in a breathy, gleeful way.
  38. Chronic- persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.
  39. Chronicle- a factual written account of important or historical events.
  40. Churlish- rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
  41. Cipher- a secret or disguised way of writing.
  42. Circumspect- wary and unwilling to take risks.
  43. Circumvent- find a way around (an obstacle).
  44. Clairvoyant- a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events.
  45. Clamor- a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
  46. Clandestine- kept secret or done secretively.
  47. Clarion- a shrill, narrow-tubed war trumpet.
  48. Clemency- mercy; lenience.
  49. Cliché- a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of original thought.
  50. Climactic- relating to or constituting a climax.
  51. Clinch- confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  52. Clique- a small group of people with shared interests or other similarities.
  53. Cloister- a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral.
  54. Coalesce- come together to form one mass or whole.
  55. Cobbler- a person who mends shoes as a job.
  56. Cohabit- live together and have a sexual relationship without being married.
  57. Coherent- logical and consistent.
  58. Colloquial- used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal.
  59. Collusion- secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy.
  60. Colossal- extremely large or great.
  61. Combustion- the process of burning something.
  62. Commence- begin; start.
  63. Commiserate- express or feel sympathy or pity.
  64. Commodious- roomy and comfortable (especially of furniture or a building).
  65. Communal- shared by all members of a community.
  66. Compact- closely packed together; dense.
  67. Comparative- perceptible by comparison; relative.
  68. Complacent- showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  69. Complement- a thing that adds new qualities to something in a way that improves it or makes it more attractive.
  70. Complexion- the natural color, texture, and appearance of a person’s skin.
  71. Compulsion- the action or state of forcing or being forced to do something.
  72. Concave- curved inward.
  73. Concede- admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  74. Concise- giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words.
  75. Conclave- a private meeting, especially one of Roman Catholic cardinals convened to elect a new pope.
  76. Concomitant- naturally accompanying or associated.
  77. Concord- agreement or harmony between people or groups.
  78. Concurrent- existing, happening, or done at the same time.
  79. Condolence- an expression of sympathy, especially on the occasion of a death.
  80. Conduit- a channel for conveying water or other fluid.
  81. Conflagration- an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.
  82. Conflate- combine into one.
  83. Congenial- pleasant because of qualities or interests that are similar to one’s own.
  84. Conglomerate- a number of different things or parts that are put or grouped together to form a whole but remain distinct entities.
  85. Congruent- in agreement or harmony.
  86. Conjecture- an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.
  87. Conjure- call upon (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual.
  88. Connive- secretly allow (something considered immoral, illegal, wrong, or harmful) to occur.
  89. Connoisseur- an expert judge in matters of taste.
  90. Consecrate- make or declare (something) sacred.
  91. Consensus- general agreement.
  92. Consonant- in agreement or harmony with.
  93. Conspicuous- standing out so as to be clearly visible.
  94. Conspiracy- a secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
  95. Constellation- a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern.
  96. Consternation- feelings of anxiety or dismay.
  97. Constrain- compel or force (someone) toward a particular course of action.
  98. Construct- build or make (something, typically a building, road, or machine).
  99. Consult- seek information or advice.
  100. Consummate- showing a high degree of skill and flair; complete or perfect.

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