buxom ADJ. /丰满;充满活力;欢快/plump; vigorous; jolly. The soldiers remembered the buxom nurse who had always
been so pleasant to them.
cabal N. /内阁/small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests. The cabal was defeated when
their scheme was discovered.
cache N. /藏身之处/hiding place. The detectives followed the suspect until he led them to the cache where he had
stored his loot. He had cached the cash in a bag for trash: it was a hefty sum.
cacophonous ADJ. /不和谐/discordant; inharmonious. Do the students in the orchestra enjoy the cacophonous
sounds they make when they're tuning up? I don't know how they can stand the racket. cacophony, N.
cadaver N. /尸体/corpse. In some states, it is illegal to dissect cadavers.
cadaverous ADJ. /尸体似的，苍白的/like a corpse; pale. By his cadaverous appearance, we could see how the disease
had ravaged him.
cadence N. /平仄，重音/rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat. Marching down the road, the troops sang out,
following the cadence set by the sergeant.
cajole V. /哄骗，勾引/coax; wheedle. Diane tried to cajole her father into letting her drive the family car. cajolery, N. calamity N. /灾难，不幸/disaster; misery. As news of the calamity spread, offers of relief poured in to the stricken
calculated ADJ. /预先计划好的，算好的;合适的/deliberately planned; likely. Lexy's choice of clothes to wear to the debate
tournament was carefully calculated. Her conventional suit was one calculated to appeal to the conservative judges.
caldron N. /大锅/large kettle. "Why, Mr. Crusoe," said the savage heating the giant caldron, "we'd love to have you for
caliber N. /能力;品质/ability; quality. Einstein's cleaning the blackboards again? Albert, quit it! A man of your caliber
shouldn't have to do such menial tasks.
calligraphy N. /漂亮的书法/beautiful writing; excellent penmanship. As we examine ancient manuscripts, we become
impressed with the calligraphy of the scribes.
callous ADJ. /硬心肠的，无情的/hardened; unfeeling. He had worked in the hospital for so many years that he was
callous to the suffering in the wards. callus, N.
callow ADJ. /年幼，稚嫩;无经验/youthful; immature; inexperienced. As a freshman, Jack was sure he was a man of the
world; as a sophomore, he made fun of freshmen as callow youths. In both cases, his judgment showed just how callow he was.
calorific ADJ. /产热的/heat-producing. Coal is much more calorific than green wood.
calumny N. /诽谤;中伤/malicious misrepresentation; slander. He could endure his financial failure, but he could not
bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.
camaraderie N. /友情/good-fellowship. What he loved best about his job was the sense of camaraderie he and his
cameo N. /贝壳上的浮雕;特写(演员)/shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film.
Don't bother buying cameos from the street peddlers in Rome: the carvings th ey sell are clumsy jobs. Did you enjoy Bill Murray's cameo in Little Shop of Horrors? He was onscreen for only a minute, but he cracked me up.
camouflage V. /伪装/disguise; conceal. In order to rescue Han Solo, Princess Leia camouflaged herself in the
helmet and cloak of a space bandit.
candor N. /开诚布公;坦率/frankness; open honesty. Jack can carry candor too far: when he told Jill his honest opinion
of her, she nearly slapped his face. candid, ADJ.
canine ADJ. /狗的/related to dogs; dog-like. Some days the canine population of Berkeley seems almost to outnumber
the human population,