cameo N. /贝壳上的浮雕;特写(演员)/shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor rolein a film. Don't bother buying cameos from the street peddlers in Rome: the carvings they sell are clumsyjobs. Did you enjoy Bill Murray's cameo in Little Shop of Horrors? He was onscreen for only a minute, buthe cracked me up.
camouflage V. /伪装/disguise; conceal. In order to rescue Han Solo, Princess Leia camouflaged herself ithe helmet and cloak of a space bandit.
candor N. /开诚布公;坦率/frankness; open honesty. Jack can carry candor too far: when he told Jill hihonest opinion of her, she nearly slapped his face.
canine ADJ. /狗的/related to dogs; dog-like. Some days the canine population of Berkeley seems almost to outnumber the human population.
canny ADJ. /谨慎的;节约的/shrewd; thrifty. The canny Scotsman was more than a match for the swindlers.
cant N. /伪善;黑话/insincere expressions of piety; jargon of thieves. Shocked by news of the minister's extramarital love affairs, the worshippers dismissed his talk about the sacredness of marriage as mere cant. Cant is a form of hypocrisy: those who can, pray; those who cant, pretend.
cantankerous ADJ. /脾气坏;易发怒/ill humored; irritable. Constantly complaining about his treatment and refusing to cooperate with the hospital staff, he was a cantankerous patient.
cantata N. /大合唱;康塔塔/story set to music, to be sung by a chorus. The choral society sang the necantata composed by its leader.
canter N. /慢跑/slow gallop. Because the racehorse had outdistanced its competition so easily, the reporter wrote that the race was won in a canter.
canto N. /(长诗的)分篇/division of a long poem. Dante's poetic masterpiece The Divine Comedy is divided into cantos.
canvass V. /调查;投票/determine votes, etc. After canvassing the sentiments of his constituents, the congressman was confident that he represented the majority opinion of his district.
capacious ADJ. /宽敞的/spacious. In the capacious rotunda of the railroad terminal, thousands of travelers lingered while waiting for their train.
Capacity N. /能力;角色/mental or physical ability; role; ability to accommodate. Mike had the capacity to handle several jobs at once. In his capacity as president of SelecTronics he marketed an electronic dictionary with a capacity of 200,000 words.
capitulate V. /投降/surrender. The enemy was warned to capitulate or face annihilation.
caprice N. /反复无常;一时幻想;奇怪的想法/sudden, unexpected fancy; whim. On a caprice, Jack tried drag-racing, but paid the price-his father took his Chevy Caprice away from him.
capricious ADJ. /反复无常的/unpredictable; fickle. The storm was capricious: it changed course constantly.Jill was capricious, too: she changed boyfriends almost as often as she changed clothes.
caption N. /标题/title; chapter heading; text under illustration. The captions that accompany The Far Side cartoons are almost as funny as the pictures.