Part 1.

brigand
an armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band
buoyant
tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas
busk
play music in a public place and solicit money for it
catastrophe
a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
chronicle
a record or narrative description of past events
circumscribe
draw a geometric figure around another figure

 

Part 2.

clip
a small fastener used to hold loose articles together
clique
an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cognomen
the name used to identify the members of a family
collegial
having authority vested equally among colleagues
comity
a state or atmosphere of harmony or mutual civility
congenital
present at birth but not necessarily hereditary

 

Part 3.

conspiracy
a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act
consternation
sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion
convalescent
returning to health after illness or debility
corrode
cause to deteriorate due to water, air, or an acid
credibility
the quality of being believable or trustworthy
deferential
showing courteous regard for people's feelings

 

Part 4.

delegate
a person appointed or elected to represent others
disarray
untidiness, especially of clothing and appearance
dispel
to cause to separate and go in different directions
dispersed
distributed or spread over a considerable extent
dissipate
cause to separate and go in different directions
distasteful
highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust

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2020-04-17