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cabinet [a group of ministers that helps lead a government]  

The President meets every week with his cabinet.

call [(1) to give a name to; (2) to ask for or request]  

I call myself John. (1)

They called for an end to the fighting. (2)

calm [(1) quiet; (2) peaceful; (3) opposite of tense]  

The calm crowd waited for the president to speak. (1)

The city was calm after two days of rioting. (2)

Can you remain calm in a tense situation? (3)

camera [a device for taking pictures]  

Your camera takes very good pictures. 

camp [a place with temporary housing]  

The refugee camp provides temporary shelter, food and medical care.

campaign [(1) a competition by opposing political candidates seeking support from voters; (2) a connected series of military actions during a war] 

Presidential campaigns are much too long and cost too much. (1)

The Allied campaigns won the war in Europe and Asia. (2)

can [(1) to be able to; (2) to have the right to; (3) a container used to hold liquid or food, usually made of metal]  

The two sides can meet on Tuesday. (1)

I can live anywhere I wish in this country because that is my right. (2)

I bought three cans of vegetables at the food store. (3)

cancel [(1) to end; (2) to stop]  

Who cancelled the agreement? (1)

Mary cancelled her plans to have a party next week. (2)

cancer [a disease in which dangerous cells grow quickly and destroy parts of the body]  

Scientists continue to find better ways to treat many kinds of cancer.

candidate [a person who seeks or is nominated for an office or an honor] 

Each political party has nominated a candidate for president.

capital [(1) the official center of a government; (2) the city where a country's government is]  

The capital of the government is in Washington. (1)

Washington is the capital of the United States. (2)

capitalism [an economic system in which the production of most goods and services is owned and operated for profit by private citizens or companies]  

In the United States, capitalism has produced the world's strongest economy.

capture [(1) to make a person or animal a prisoner; (2) to seize or take by force; (3) to get control of]  

Police captured the terrorist before he could explode the bomb. (1)

Rebel forces captured the city. (2)

Democrats won the election and captured control of Congress. (3)

car [(1) a vehicle with wheels used to carry people; (2) an automobile; (3) a part of a train]  

Electric street cars were replaced with buses many years ago. (1)

Fred's and Martha's new car will carry six people. (2)

That train has 57 flat cars and 12 box cars. (3)

care [(1) to like; (2) to protect; (3) to feel worry or interest]  

Jim told Laura that he cared for her and would like to see her again. (1)

His mother told him to take care of his younger brother. (2)

Would you care if I borrowed your car? (3)

careful [(1) acting safely; (2) with much thought]  

Please be careful when you drive. (1)

He was careful to choose exactly the right words. (2)

carry [to take something or someone from one place to another]  

Would you carry this bag for me, please?

case (court) [a legal action]  

The judge will call your case next.

case (medical) [an incident of disease]  

There was only one case of chicken pox at the school.

cat [a small animal that often lives with humans]  

My cat climbed that tree and is afraid to come down.



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