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Cabal

small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

Usage

The cabal was defeated when its scheme was discovered.

cabal
Mnemonic

Cabal got together to get rid of baal of their manager

Cache

hiding place; V.

Usage

The cache for his jewelry was hidden under the bed.

cache
Mnemonic

Computer cache all the data in its cache memory (hidden memory)

Cacophonous

discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds

Usage

The cacophonous sound from the bending metal sent shivers up our spines.

cacophonous
Mnemonic

Wife’s sound is like cacophony

Cadaver

corpse; dead human body

Usage

In some states, it is illegal to dissect cadavers.

cadaver

Cadaverous

like a corpse; pale

Usage

From his cadaverous appearance, we could see how the disease had ravaged him.

cadaverous
Mnemonic

That’s my cadaverous car driver

Cadence

rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm

Usage

Marching down the road, the troops sang out, following the cadence set by the sergeant.

cadence
Mnemonic

People dance to the rhythmic rise and fall of the sound beats.

Cadet

student at a military school

Usage

More female staff required due to increase in number of female cadets.

Cajole

persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle

Usage

The salesman will cajole the couple into buying the stereo.

cajole

Calamity

disaster; misery

Usage

The fire in the apartment building was a great calamity.

calamity

Calculated

deliberately planned; likely

Usage

One must take calculated risk in his investments.

calculated
Mnemonic

Calculated risk

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