Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Butchered (adjective) 
relating to slaughtering and dressing for market or killing in a barbarous manner 
The fossils include two adult males and one child and are estimated to be 160,000 years
old. They were found among stone tools and butchered hippopotamus bones.
Callisthenic (adjective) 
fitness exercises
After doing some boxing style punch drills and after flicking your wrists, you can also do
some callisthenic exercises such as sit ups, crunches, and push ups.

Camouflage (noun) 
to change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of
The color pattern of the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake is due to its environment, as
it helps to camouflage the snake in the sand or rocks.

Campaign (noun) 
an organized effort to accomplish a purpose
Miguel Cervantes worked to get Barrack Obama elected in the political campaign.

Canal (noun) 
man-made waterway for inland navigation or irrigation 
Many slow moving rivers feed many canals that irrigate farmlands.

Candor (noun) 
unreserved, honest, or sincere expression
Her look of candor depicts a sense or realness to her characters, which is why she is a
talented actress.  

Canister (noun) 
an often cylindrical container for holding a usually specified object or substance 
Mayor Mehmet Ozhaseki said a gas canister had likely exploded in the kitchen, causing
the building's collapse. 

Canvas (noun) 
a firm closely woven cloth usually of linen, hemp, or cotton used for clothing, sails, etc.  
Before the invention of nylon and other synthetic fabrics, tents were made of canvas.

Capability (noun) 
physical, mental, financial, or legal power to perform
The evidence seems to overwhelmingly state that there is indeed a critical period by
which learning must commence in order to afford the learner the chance to achieve
native-like capabilities.

Capacity (noun) 
maximum amount of work that can be produced or contained
There is a natural decline of physical working capacity with age, but regular exercise
can reduce this rate of decline.   

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