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SAT Word List 6 and 5 Idiomatic Phrases

bullwark noun (BULL wurk) a defensive wall; something serving as a principal defense
cache noun (kash)a hiding place, or the objects hidden in a hiding place
cacophony noun (kuh KAH fuh nee) harsh sounds
cajole verb (kuh JOHL) to wheedle, coax, or persuade someone to do something they didn't want to
callous adjective (KAL us) unfeeling, insensitive
callow adjective (KAL oh) immature and inexperienced
candor noun (CAN dur) truthfulness, sincere honesty
capacious adjective (kuh PAY shus) roomy, able to hold much
castigate verb (KAS tuh gate) to criticize harshly, usually with the intention of correcting wrongdoing
catapult verb/noun (KAT uh pult) to launch; a device for hurling objects, a slingshot
Foam at the Mouth Used as long ago as the 1400s: to be uncontrollable; to be furious; like a mad dog
Food for Thought Since the 1800s: an interesting idea worth thinking about carefully
Footloose and Fancy-Free Since the 16th Century: not attached to anyone, not involved with anyone romantically, free
Forty Winks Since the 1300s: A short nap
For the Birds Since the early 1900s: worthless, useless, stupid
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