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GRE | List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet ‘C’

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Please refer for Set-2: List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet-b

Set-3 :
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘C’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:

No Root Meaning Examples Meaning
1 cred believe / make trust credulous believing easily
incredible unbelievable
credence trust / acceptance
creditor a person/firm that gives credit
2 cide kill genocide killing of race / ethnic group
homicide killing of human
regicide killing of king
fratricide killing of one’s brother
infanticide killing of infant
3 chron time chronicle a detailed record of events over time
chronology schedule of events
4 cycl circle / ring cyclone a storm with circling winds
cycle a sequence that is repeated
5 co together converge come together
coercion compulsion / forcing
coagulate congeal
6 cord heart concord harmony
cordial heartfelt
discord conflict
7 corporis body corporeal bodily
corpulent obese
incorporate absorb
8 circum around circumvent get around / elude
circumspect prudent
circumlocution indirect or roundabout expression
circuitous roundabout
circumscribe encompass
9 counter against contradict in opposition
controvert argue about something
counteract prevent / restrain
10 culpa blame exculpate clear from blame
culpable blameworthy

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Last Updated : 25 May, 2020
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