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creep

/krip/ (v)

Move very quietly so nobody will hear you.

Example:

As a teenager, I used to creep out of the house at night so I could see my friends.

circus

/ˈsərkəs/ (n)

A show with animals and human performers that travel to different places to entertain families.

Example:

When I was a child, I used to love seeing the elephants at the circus.

cadaver

/kəˈdævər/ (n)

A dead human body.

Example:

Cadavers are used to train students in medical school.

clockwise

/ˈklɑkwaɪz/ (n)

The direction in which the hands on a clock move.

Example:

The directions say to the cream into my skin in a clockwise movement.

cinch

/sɪntʃ/ (n informal)

Something easy to do or complete.

Example:

That exam was a cinch! I didn’t even need to study.

clobber

/ˈklɑbər/(v informal)

Hit somebody very hard.

Example:

John clobbered Mark in the stomach…and for no reason!

castoffs

/ˈkæstɔfs/ (n)

Cloths or goods you do not want anymore.

Example:

I usually give my castoffs to charity stores.

chip in

/ˈtʃɪp ɪn/ (phr v)

Share the cost of something.

Example:

We each chipped in $10 for Mark’s birthday present.

chintzy

/ˈtʃɪntsi/(adj informal)

Poorly made and cheap.

Example:

Why did I buy this this chintzy chair? The leg just broke off!

commute

/kəˈmyut/ (v)

Travel back and forth to work.

Example:

As the price of gas goes up, more people are using public transport to commute to work.

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