Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Championing (noun) 
to aid the cause by approving or favoring
His speeches and writings (especially a newspaper series signed "Novanglus" in 1775)
articulating the colonial cause and his brilliant championing of American rights in
Congress caused Thomas Jefferson to call him the "Colossus of Independence."

Charm (noun)   
the power or quality or attracting
And whereas a lot of eastern and San Francisco investors lost money, this has become
one of the enduring charms of Death Valley, adding a human dimension to the natural

Cherish (verb) 
the recognize the value of; to have the highest regard for
Americans cherish the freedom of owning a car.

Chivalry (noun) 
respectful attention, especially toward women
Cervantes's book was read as a parody of novels of chivalry until the Romantics
revealed its true importance as a novel. 

Chlorophyll (noun) 
green pigment found in plant cells
Many types of seaweed and other plants that do not appear to be green also have
chlorophyll and therefore can convert the sun's energy into food.

Chronicle (verb) 
a recounting of past events
The Titanic, though largely a fictional romance movie, is believed to chronicle some
historical events of the doomed ship.

Cipher (noun) 
a totally insignificant person
Dead due to the extreme cold, a cipher’s body was found in the snow just outside of

 Circle (noun) 
a group of people sharing an interest, activity, or achievement
An electronic funds transfer system called E.F.T. in banking circles is replacing the
paperwork in banking processes. 

Circuit (noun) 
a course, process, or journey that ends where it began or repeats itself
The radio talk show host is going a public speaking circuit for the next months.

Circulated (adjective) 
something which is passed out
The New York Times is one of the most widely circulated US newspapers. 

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