conceded — admitted
Bethany conceded defeat when she saw the poll numbers where not favoring her political team.
conceptive — capable of conceiving
He was conceptive when it came to math, I think he might be a genius.
conciliate — to reconcile, to overcome distrust
The kids wanted the parents to conciliate, not divorce.
contumely — rude behavior, or language, an insult
Whenever Bob was among friends, he would act in a contumely fashion, which I detested.
cogent — convincing, persuasive
The idea of global warming is a very cogent theory.
cognizance — having knowledge of something, being aware
When in big crowds I have cognizance about my unique appearance because they stare at me.
confluence — a point where two things merge, like a river, for example
I see the confluence of long hours of studying and practicing when I do well on a test.
congruous — appropriate, in harmony, suitable
Our religious backgrounds where congruous to our marriage values.
conspicuous — obvious, easy to see
The rip in the curtain was conspicuous.
consternation — dismay
With deep consternation, I left my boyfriend because he was a jerk.
constituent — a person represented by an elected official
The constituents vote every 4 years.
construe — to interpret, to make sense of
Sometimes our emotional states are not easy to construe.
contemplated — thought about, considered
I contemplated for hours about the dress I would wear on the first date.
contingent — dependent on events or circumstances
My admission to nursing school is contingent on how well I do on the PSB.
conventional — generally agreed on
Conventional wisdom says to pay your bills before you go shopping.
conversant — knowledgeable, skilled in, familiar
Betty is very conversant about fitness as she is a personal trainer.
corporeal — of the body, something tangible, able to be touched
Corporeal punishment is administered to convicted killers.
corroborate — to confirm or support
Tony can corroborate Jen's whereabouts that night as he was with her.
corrupt — to perverse, to cause someone to being dishonest
The uncle would not corrupt his nephew by showing him how to buy cigarettes illegally.
criterion — standard or rule
The company outlined the criterion for all it's new hires.
crucial — very important
It is crucial not to exceed the dosage on medications.
cursory — quick, superficial, or hasty glance
I took a cursory glance at the report and vowed to look it over later at dinner.