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beatify
v. To make supremely happy.
beatitude
n. Any state of great happiness.
beau
n. An escort or lover.
becalm
v. To make quiet.
beck
v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
bedaub
v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bedeck
v. To cover with ornament.
bedlam
n. Madhouse.
befog
v. To confuse.
befriend
v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
beget
v. To produce by sexual generation.
begrudge
v. To envy one of the possession of.
belate
v. To delay past the proper hour.
belay
v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
belie
v. To misrepresent.
believe
v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
belittle
v. To disparage.
belle
n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
bellicose
adj. Warlike.
belligerent
adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
bemoan
v. To lament
benediction
n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
benefactor
n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
benefice
n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
beneficent
adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
beneficial
adj. Helpful.
beneficiary
n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
benefit
n. Helpful result.
benevolence
n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.
benevolent
adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
benign
adj. Good and kind of heart.
benignant
adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
benignity
n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
benison
n. Blessing.
bequeath
v. To give by will.
bereave
v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
berth
n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
beseech
v. To implore.
beset
v. To attack on all sides.
besmear
v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
bestial
adj. Animal.
bestrew
v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
bestride
v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
bethink
v. To remind oneself.
betide
v. To happen to or befall.
betimes
adv. In good season or time.
betroth
v. To engage to marry.
betrothal
n. Engagement to marry.
bevel
n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees.
bewilder
v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
bibliomania
n. The passion for collecting books.
bibliography
n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
bibliophile
n. One who loves books.
bibulous
adj. Fond of drinking.
bide
v. To await.
biennial
n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
bier
n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
bigamist
n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
bigamy
n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
bight
n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
bilateral
adj. Two-sided.
bilingual
adj. Speaking two languages.
biograph
n. A bibliographical sketch or notice.
biography
n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
biology
n. The science of life or living organisms.
biped
n. An animal having two feet.
birthright
n. A privilege or possession into which one is born.
bitterness
n. Acridity, as to the taste.
blase
adj. Sated with pleasure.
blaspheme
v. To indulge in profane oaths.
blatant
adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
blaze
n. A vivid glowing flame.
blazon
v. To make widely or generally known.
bleak
adj. Desolate.
blemish
n. A mark that mars beauty.
blithe
adj. Joyous.
blithesome
adj. Cheerful.
blockade
n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
boatswain
n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
bodice
n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
bodily
adj. Corporeal.
boisterous
adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bole
n. The trunk or body of a tree.
bolero
n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
boll
n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
bolster
v. To support, as something wrong.
bomb
n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
bombard
v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
bombardier
n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
bombast
n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
boorish
adj. Rude.
bore
v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.
borough
n. An incorporated village or town.
bosom
n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
botanical
adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
botanize
v. To study plant-life.
botany
n. The science that treats of plants.
bountiful
adj. Showing abundance.
bowdlerize
v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
bowler
n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
boycott
v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
brae
n. Hillside.
braggart
n. A vain boaster.
brandish
v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
bravado
n. An aggressive display of boldness.
bravo
interj. Well done.
bray
n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
braze
v. To make of or ornament with brass.
brazier
n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
breach
n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
breaker
n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
breech
n. The buttocks.
brethren
n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
brevity
n. Shortness of duration.
bric-a-brac
n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
bridle
n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
brigade
n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
brigadier
n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
brigand
n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.
brimstone
n. Sulfur.
brine
n. Water saturated with salt.
bristle
n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
Britannia
n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
Briticism
n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
brittle
adj. Fragile.
broach
v. To mention, for the first time.
broadcast
adj. Disseminated far and wide.
brogan
n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
brogue
n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
brokerage
n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
bromine
n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
bronchitis
n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
bronchus
n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
brooch
n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
brotherhood
n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
browbeat
v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
brusque
adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
buffoon
n. A clown.
buffoonery
n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
bulbous
adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
bullock
n. An ox.
bulrush
n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
bulwark
n. Anything that gives security or defense.
bumper
n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
bumptious
adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
bungle
v. To execute clumsily.
buoyancy
n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
buoyant
adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
bureau
n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
bureaucracy
n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
burgess
n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
burgher
n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
burnish
v. To make brilliant or shining.
bursar
n. A treasurer.
bustle
v. To hurry.
butt
v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
butte
n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
buttress
n. Any support or prop.
by-law
n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
cabal
n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cabalism
n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
cabinet
n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
cacophony
n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
cadaverous
adj. Resembling a corpse.
cadence
n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
cadenza
n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
caitiff
adj. Cowardly.
cajole
v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
cajolery
n. Delusive speech.
calculable
adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
calculus
n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
callosity
n. The state of being hard and insensible.
callow
adj. Without experience of the world.
calorie
n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
calumny
n. Slander.
Calvary
n. The place where Christ was crucified.
Calvinism
n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
Calvinize
v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
came
n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
cameo
n. Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
campaign
n. A complete series of connected military operations.
Canaanite
n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
canary
adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.
candid
adj. Straightforward.
candor
n. The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
canine
adj. Characteristic of a dog.
canon
n. Any rule or law.
cant
v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
cantata
n. A choral composition.
canto
n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
cantonment
n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
capacious
adj. Roomy.
capillary
n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
capitulate
v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
caprice
n. A whim.
caption
n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
captious
adj. Hypercritical.
captivate
v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
carcass
n. The dead body of an animal.
cardiac
adj. Pertaining to the heart.
cardinal
adj. Of prime or special importance.
caret
n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
caricature
n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
carnage
n. Massacre.
carnal
adj. Sensual.
carnivorous
adj. Eating or living on flesh.
carouse
v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
carrion
n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
cartilage
n. An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
cartridge
n. A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
caste
n. The division of society on artificial grounds.
castigate
v. To punish.
casual
adj. Accidental, by chance.
casualty
n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
cataclysm
n. Any overwhelming flood of water.
cataract
n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
catastrophe
n. Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
cathode
n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
Catholicism
n. The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
catholicity
n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
cat-o-nine-tails
n. An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
caucus
n. A private meeting of members of a political party to select candidates.
causal
adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.
caustic
adj. Sarcastic and severe.
cauterize
v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
cede
v. To pass title to.
censor
n. An official examiner of manuscripts empowered to prohibit their publication.
censorious
adj. Judging severely or harshly.
census
n. An official numbering of the people of a country or district.
centenary
adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
centiliter
n. A hundredth of a liter.
centimeter
n. A length of one hundredth of a meter.
centurion
n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
cereal
adj. Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
ceremonial
adj. Characterized by outward form or ceremony.
ceremonious
adj. Observant of ritual.
cessation
n. Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
cession
n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
chagrin
n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
chameleon
adj. Changeable in appearance.
chancery
n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
chaos
n. Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
characteristic
n. A distinctive feature.
characterize
v. To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
charlatan
n. A quack.
chasm
n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
chasten
v. To purify by affliction.
chastise
v. To subject to punitive measures.
chastity
n. Sexual or moral purity.
chateau
n. A castle or manor-house.
chattel
n. Any article of personal property.
check
v. To hold back.
chiffon
n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
chivalry
n. The knightly system of feudal times with its code, usages and practices.
cholera
n. An acute epidemic disease.
choleric
adj. Easily provoked to anger.
choral
adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
Christ
n. A title of Jesus
christen
v. To name in baptism.
Christendom
n. That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
chromatic
adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
chronology
n. The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
chronometer
n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
cipher
v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
circulate
v. To disseminate.
circumference
n. The boundary-line of a circle.
circumlocution
n. Indirect or roundabout expression.
circumnavigate
v. To sail quite around.
circumscribe
v. To confine within bounds.
circumspect
adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
citadel
n. Any strong fortress.
cite
v. To refer to specifically.
claimant
n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
clairvoyance
n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.
clamorous
adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.
clan
n. A tribe.
clandestine
adj. Surreptitious.
clangor
n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
clarify
v. To render intelligible.
clarion
n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
classify
v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance; and differences.
clearance
n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
clemency
n. Mercy.
clement
adj. Compassionate.
close-hauled
adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
clothier
n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
clumsy
adj. Awkward of movement.
coagulate
v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
coagulant
adj. Producing coagulation.
coalescence
n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
coalition
n. Combination in a body or mass.
coddle
v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
codicil
n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
coerce
v. To force.
coercion
n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
coercive
adj. Serving or tending to force.
cogent
adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
cognate
adj. Akin.
cognizant
adj. Taking notice.
cohere
v. To stick together.
cohesion
n. Consistency.
cohesive
adj. Having the property of consistency.
coincide
v. To correspond.
coincidence
n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
coincident
adj. Taking place at the same time.
collaborate
v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
collapse
v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
collapsible
adj. That may or can collapse.
colleague
n. An associate in professional employment.
collective
adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
collector
n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
collegian
n. A college student.
collide
v. To meet and strike violently.
collier
n. One who works in a coal-mine.
collision
n. Violent contact.
colloquial
adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
colloquialism
n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
colloquy
n. Conversation.
collusion
n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
colossus
n. Any strikingly great person or object.
comely
adj. Handsome.
comestible
adj. Fit to be eaten.
comical
adj. Funny.
commemorate
v. To serve as a remembrance of.
commentary
n. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
commingle
v. To blend.
commissariat
n. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
commission
v. To empower.
commitment
n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
committal
n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
commodity
n. Something that is bought and sold.
commotion
n. A disturbance or violent agitation.
commute
v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
comparable
adj. Fit to be compared.
comparative
adj. Relative.
comparison
n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
compensate
v. To remunerate.
competence
n. Adequate qualification or capacity.
competent
adj. Qualified.
competitive
adj. characterized by rivalry.
competitor
n. A rival.
complacence
n. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
complacent
adj. Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
complaisance
n. Politeness.
complaisant
adj. Agreeable.
complement
v. To make complete.
complex
adj. Complicated.
compliant
adj. Yielding.
complicate
v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
complication
n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
complicity
n. Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
compliment
v. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
component
n. A constituent element or part.
comport
v. To conduct or behave (oneself).
composure
n. Calmness.
comprehensible
adj. Intelligible.
comprehension
n. Ability to know.
comprehensive
adj. Large in scope or content.
compress
v. To press together or into smaller space.
compressible
adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
compression
n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
comprise
v. To consist of.
compulsion
n. Coercion.
compulsory
adj. Forced.
compunction
n. Remorseful feeling.
compute
v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
concede
v. To surrender.
conceit
n. Self-flattering opinion.
conceive
v. To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
concerto
n. A musical composition.
concession
n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
conciliate
v. To obtain the friendship of.
conciliatory
adj. Tending to reconcile.
conclusive
adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.
concord
n. Harmony.
concordance
n. Harmony.
concur
v. To agree.
concurrence
n. Agreement.
concurrent
adj. Occurring or acting together.
concussion
n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
condensation
n. The act or process of making dense or denser.
condense
v. To abridge.
condescend
v. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
condolence
n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
conduce
v. To bring about.
conducive
adj. Contributing to an end.
conductible
adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
conduit
n. A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
confectionery
n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
confederacy
n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
confederate
n. One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
confer
v. To bestow.
conferee
n. A person with whom another confers.
confessor
n. A spiritual advisor.
confidant
n. One to whom secrets are entrusted.
confide
v. To reveal in trust or confidence.
confidence
n. The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
confident
adj. Assured.
confinement
n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.
confiscate
v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
conflagration
n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
confluence
n. The place where streams meet.
confluent
n. A stream that unites with another.
conformance
n. The act or state or conforming.
conformable
adj. Harmonious.
conformation
n. General structure, form, or outline.
conformity
n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
confront
v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
congeal
v. To coagulate.
congenial
adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
congest
v. To collect into a mass.
congregate
v. To bring together into a crowd.
coniferous
adj. Cone-bearing trees.
conjecture
n. A guess.
conjoin
v. To unite.
conjugal
adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
conjugate
adj. Joined together in pairs.
conjugation
n. The state or condition of being joined together.
conjunction
n. The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
connive
v. To be in collusion.
connoisseur
n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
connote
v. To mean; signify.
connubial
adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
conquer
v. To overcome by force.
consanguineous
adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
conscience
n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
conscientious
adj. Governed by moral standard.
conscious
adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
conscript
v. To force into military service.
consecrate
v. To set apart as sacred.
consecutive
adj. Following in uninterrupted succession.
consensus
n. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
conservatism
n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
conservative
adj. Adhering to the existing order of things.
conservatory
n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
consign
v. To entrust.
consignee
n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
consignor
n. One who entrusts.
consistency
n. A state of permanence.
console
v. To comfort.
consolidate
v. To combine into one body or system.
consonance
n. The state or quality of being in accord with.
consonant
adj. Being in agreement or harmony with.
consort
n. A companion or associate.
conspicuous
adj. Clearly visible.
conspirator
n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
conspire
v. To plot.
constable
n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
constellation
n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
consternation
n. Panic.
constituency
n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
constituent
n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
constrict
v. To bind.
consul
n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
consulate
n. The place in which a consul transacts official business.
consummate
v. To bring to completion.
consumption
n. Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
consumptive
adj. Designed for gradual destruction.
contagion
n. The communication of disease from person to person.
contagious
adj. Transmitting disease.
contaminate
v. To pollute.
contemplate
v. To consider thoughtfully.
contemporaneous
adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
contemporary
adj. Living or existing at the same time.
contemptible
adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
contemptuous
adj. Disdainful.
contender
n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
contiguity
n. Proximity.
contiguous
adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
continence
n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
contingency
n. Possibility of happening.
contingent
adj. Not predictable.
continuance
n. Permanence.
continuation
n. Prolongation.
continuity
n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
continuous
adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
contort
v. To twist into a misshapen form.
contraband
n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
contradiction
n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
contradictory
adj. Inconsistent with itself.
contraposition
n. A placing opposite.
contravene
v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
contribution
n. The act of giving for a common purpose.
contributor
n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
contrite
adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
contrivance
n. The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
contrive
v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
control
v. To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
controller
n. One who or that which regulates or directs.
contumacious
adj. Rebellious.
contumacy
n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
contuse
v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
contusion
n. A bruise.
convalesce
v. To recover after a sickness.
convalescence
n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
convalescent
adj. Recovering health after sickness.
convene
v. To summon or cause to assemble.
convenience
n. Fitness, as of time or place.
converge
v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
convergent
adj. Tending to one point.