coven

  1. an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches

    Type Of : assembly

coaxes

  1. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering

    Synonyms : blarney, cajole, inveigle, palaver, sweet-talk, wheedle
    Type Of : persuade
  2. a transmission line for high-frequency signals

    Synonyms : coax cable, coaxial cable
    Type Of : line, transmission line, cable

cavil

  1. raise trivial objections

    Synonyms : carp, chicane
    Type Of : object
  2. an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections

    Synonyms : quibble, quiddity
    Type Of : equivocation, evasion

combustible

  1. a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

    Synonyms : combustible material
    Type Of : fuel
  2. capable of igniting and burning

    Antonyms : noncombustible

cavalry

  1. troops trained to fight on horseback

    Synonyms : horse, horse cavalry
    Type Of : troops, soldiery, military personnel
  2. a highly mobile army unit

    Type Of : army unit

crunch

  1. chew noisily

    Synonyms : munch
    Type Of : jaw, masticate, manducate, chew
    Examples :
    • The children crunched the celery sticks
  2. reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

    Synonyms : bray, comminute, grind, mash
    Type Of : fragmentize, break up, fragment, fragmentise
  3. the act of crushing

    Synonyms : compaction, crush
    Type Of : compressing, compression
  4. make a crushing noise

    Synonyms : crackle, scranch, scraunch
    Type Of : resound, make noise, noise
    Examples :
    • his shoes were crunching on the gravel
  5. press or grind with a crushing noise

    Synonyms : cranch, craunch, grind
    Type Of : press
  6. a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)

    Type Of : situation
    Examples :
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch
  7. the sound of something crunching

    Type Of : noise
    Examples :
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path

competence

  1. the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually

    Synonyms : competency
    Antonyms : incompetence
    Type Of : ability

cosmetic

  1. serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose

    Synonyms : decorative, ornamental
    Examples :
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
  2. serving an aesthetic purpose in beautifying the body

    Synonyms : enhancive
    Examples :
    • cosmetic surgery
  3. a toiletry designed to beautify the body

    Type Of : toiletry, toilet articles

carcinogenic

  1. causing or tending to cause cancer

    Examples :
    • the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals

cough

  1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs that clears the air passages; a common symptom of upper respiratory infection or bronchitis or pneumonia or tuberculosis

    Synonyms : coughing
    Type Of : symptom
  2. exhale abruptly, as when one has a chest cold or congestion

    Type Of : cough up, cough out, expectorate, spit out, spit up
    Examples :
    • The smoker coughs all day