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Word Book C - 2

catch [(1) to seize after a chase; (2) to stop and seize with the hands]

He runs so fast that no one can catch him. (1)

Catch the ball and throw it back to me. (2)

cause [(1) to make happen; (2) the thing or person that produces a result] 

Too much rain caused the flood. (1)

The cause of the flood was too much rain. (2)

ceasefire [a halt in fighting, usually by agreement]  

The ceasefire stopped the fighting.

celebrate [to honor a person or event with special activities]  

I think we should have a party to celebrate your birthday.

center [(1) the middle of something; (2) the place in the middle; (3) a place that is the main point of an activity]  

There was a hole in the center of the target. (1)

The chair sat at the center of the room. (2)

The experts checked the nuclear center for radiation leaks. (3)

century [one hundred years]  

This is the first year of the 21st century.

ceremony [an act or series of acts done in a special way established by tradition]  

The new president took the oath of office at the inaugural ceremony in front of the capitol.

chairman [a person leading a meeting or an organized group]  

The party chairman led the meeting.

champion [(1) the best; (2) the winner]  

John is a champion swimmer. (1)

The New York Yankees were the champions of professional baseball in the first year of the new century. (2)

chance [a possibility of winning or losing or that something will happen] 

We have a good chance of getting home before dark.

change [(1) to make different; (2) to become different]  

Will you change your decision? (1)

His voice changed last year. (2)

charge [(1) to accuse someone of something, usually a crime; (2) a statement in which someone is accused of something]  

She was charged with stealing a car. (1)

The charge was false. (2)

chase [to run or go after someone or something]  

The dog chased the cat around the house.

cheat [(1) to get by a trick; (2) to steal from]  

He cheated on the history examination. (1)

The dishonest lawyer became rich by cheating the people that he represented. (2)

cheer [to shout approval or praise]  

The crowd cheered every time their team scored.

chemicals [(1) elements found in nature or made by people; (2) substances used in the science of chemistry]  

Oxygen and hydrogen are the chemicals that form water. (1)

Do you read the list of chemicals listed in the foods you eat? (2)

chemistry [the scientific study of substances, what they are made of, how they act under different conditions, and how they form other substances] 

How many years did you study chemistry?

chief [(1) the head or leader of a group; (2) leading; (3) most important]  

Mr. Thompson is the new chief of our tax office. (1)

The chief cause of lung cancer is smoking. (2)

The chief reason he got the job was his experience with tax issues. (3)

child [(1) a baby; (2) a boy or girl]  

The child was born with the disease. (1)

Every child, boy or girl, should have an equal chance to succeed. (2)

children [more than one child]  

Sixty children were chosen to go to a camp in the mountains.

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