Monday, August 13, 2012

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Corporate (adjective) 
being a commercial organization
Corporate interviewers are looking for applicants who display purpose and
commitment to their future occupation. 

Corpse (noun) 
the physical frame of a dead person or animal
Zurbaran attempted to capture the fact that it is a corpse by painting a somewhat
frightening face. 

Correlate (verb) 
to come or bring together in one’s mind or imagination
One of his students found that scores on these tests did not correlate with class standing
among undergraduates at Columbia University.

Corrode (verb) 
to eat away by degrees as if by gnawing; especially : to wear away gradually usually by 
chemical action;  to weaken or destroy gradually : to undermine 
CO2 might corrode concrete plugs meant to seal wells.

Costume (noun) 
clothes or other personal effects, such as make-up, worn to conceal one’s identity
To celebrate Halloween, children dress up in costumes and go house to house asking for

Counterpart (noun)  
something possessing the same or almost the same characteristics as something else 
In Roman mythology, Mercury is the god of commerce, travel, and thievery, the Roman
counterpart of the Greek god Hermes, the messenger of the Gods.  

Countless (adjective) 
too great to be calculated
Indeed, fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident has turned up in ice cores, as has
dust from violent desert storms countless millennia ago.

Coupe (noun) 
a 2-door automobile often seating only two persons; also : one with a tightly spaced rear 
The Corvette Coupe, from the United States, is a popular sports car. 

Covet (verb)
characterized as having an inordinate desire for what belongs to another
He is the only art critic to have twice won America's most coveted award for art
criticism, the Frank Jewett Mather Award, given by the College Art Association.  

Cowhand (noun) 
a cowboy; one who tends cows
In the 1800's, some worked as cowhands on ranches in Montana, during which they
experienced devastating snowstorms and temperatures as cold as -40 F. 

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