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cladistics-noun
a system of classification based on the phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of groups of organisms
cladistic-adjective
cladistically-adverb

clade-noun
a group of organisms, such as a species, whose members share homologous features derived from a common ancestor

charade-noun
a readily perceived pretense; a travesty (went through the charade of a public apology); a game in which words or phrases are represented in pantomime, sometimes syllable by syllable, until they are guessed by the other players

convince, convinced, convincing, convinces-transitive verbs
to bring by the use of argument or evidence to firm belief or a course of action; persuade
convincement, convincer-nouns
convincible-adjective
convincing-adjective
serving to convince (a convincing argument; a convincing manner); believable; plausible-(a convincing story); valid
convincingly-adverb
conviningness-noun

conviction-noun
the state of being convinced; certainty; a fixed or strong belief; opinion; the judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged; the state of being found or proved guilty
convictional-adjective

captivate, captivated, captivating, captivates-transitive verbs
to attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; charm
captivation, captivator-nouns

contemn, contemned, contemning, contemns-transitive verbs
to view with contempt; contemner-noun

clack, clacked, clacking, clacks-verbs
intransitive use-to chatter thoughtlessly or at length; to cackle or cluck, as a hen; to make an abrupt, sharp sound, as in the collision of two hard surfaces
transitive use-to cause to make an abrupt, sharp sound
clack-noun
thoughtless, prolonged talk; chatter; a clacking sound (the clack of an old-fashioned typewriter); something that makes a clacking sound
clacker-noun

crap-noun
worthless nonsense; rubbish; excrement; an act of defecating
intransitive use-crapped, crapping, craps
to defecate; a game

calamity-noun, plural-calamities
an event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster (a hurricane would be a calamity for this low-lying coastal region); dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy

crook-adjective
not honest; crooked; out of order; faulty; of poor quality; inferior

covert-adjective
not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown (covert military operations); covert funding for the rebels; secret; covered or covered over; sheltered; a covering or cover; a covered place or shelter; a hiding place 
covertly-adverb
covertness-noun

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