cabal N. /内阁/small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests. The cabal was defeated when their scheme was discovered.
cache N. /藏身之处/hiding place. The detectives followed the suspect until he led them to the cache where he had stored his loot. He had cached the cash in a bag for trash: it was a hefty sum.
cacophonous ADJ. /不和谐/discordant; inharmonious. Do the students in the orchestra enjoy the cacophonous sounds they make when they're tuning up? I don't know how they can standthe racket.
cadaver N. /尸体/corpse. In some states, it is illegal to dissect cadaver.
cadaverous ADJ. /尸体似的，苍白的/like a corpse; pale. By his cadaverous appearance, we could see hothe disease had ravaged him.
cadence N. /平仄，重音/rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat. Marching down the road, thetroops sang out, following the cadence set by the sergean
cajole V. /哄骗，勾引/coax; wheedle. Diane tried to cajole her father into letting her drive the family car.
calamity N. /灾难，不幸/disaster; misery. As news of the calamity spread, offers of relief poured in to thestricken communit.
calculated ADJ. /预先计划好的，算好的;合适的/deliberately planned; likely. Lexy's choice of clothes to wear tothe debate tournament was carefully calculated. Her conventional suit was one calculated to appeal tothe conservative judge.
caldron N. /大锅/large kettle. "Why, Mr. Crusoe," said the savage heating the giant caldron, "we'd lovto have you for dinner!"
caliber N. /能力;品质/ability; quality. Einstein's cleaning the blackboards again? Albert, quit it! A man ofyour caliber shouldn't have to do such menial task.
calligraphy N. /漂亮的书法/beautiful writing; excellent penmanship. As we examine ancientmanuscripts, we become impressed with the calligraphy of the scribe.
callous ADJ. /硬心肠的，无情的/hardened; unfeeling. He had worked in the hospital for so many years that hewas callous to the suffering in the wards.
callow ADJ. /年幼，稚嫩;无经验/youthful; immature; inexperienced. As a freshman, Jack was sure he was a man of the world; as a sophomore, he made fun of freshmen as callow youths. In both cases, his judgment showed just how callow he was.
calorific ADJ. /产热的/heat-producing. Coal is much more calorific than green wood.
calumny N. /诽谤;中伤/malicious misrepresentation; slander. He could endure his financial failure, buthe could not bear the calumny that his foes heaped upon him.
camaraderie N. /友情/good-fellowship. What he loved best about his job was the sense of camaraderie he and his coworkers shared.