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cartoon a drawing or series of drawings that make people laugh or think; comic strip. Cartoons often have words to show what a character is thinking or saying or to help explain what is happening. [1/2 definitions]
case1 the real facts; what is true or actual. [1/5 definitions]
censor an official who decides what art, movies, or books may be published. A censor works for a government, religion, or other organization, and promotes its ideas. [1/3 definitions]
colonialism the practice that a country is engaged in when it takes over another country and sets up its own government and colony there. A "colony" is what the country is called that is taken over by the more powerful country. Colonialism serves the purpose of creating wealth and power for the ruling country.
compact1 shortened, but still containing what is most important. [1/6 definitions]
comply to do what is asked or demanded; act in agreement with a rule (sometimes followed by "with").
conservative old-fashioned; showing a liking for what has always been. [1/6 definitions]
content1 what something is made of or is full of. [1/4 definitions]
content2 wanting no more than what one has; satisfied. [1/2 definitions]
criticism the act of judging what is good or bad in something. [1/2 definitions]
criticize to judge what is good or bad in. [1/2 definitions]
critique a discussion about what is good or bad in something. [2/3 definitions]
cross section a sample of typical parts that show what the whole is like. [1/2 definitions]
crow's-nest a small platform near the top of a ship's mast. A person stands in the crow's-nest to see what is happening on and around the ship.
crystal ball a globe of glass or crystal used by fortune-tellers to tell what will happen in the future. In stories, crystal balls are often used by witches or wizards.
culture the quality of knowing and caring about art, literature, good manners, and what goes on in the world. [1/4 definitions]
cup what a cup holds. [1/5 definitions]
custom (plural but used with a singular verb) the process in which official people inspect goods and question travelers about what things they are bringing into a country, or the place where this is done. [1/4 definitions]
deduction the process of finding an answer by using what is already known to be true. [1/3 definitions]
defer2 to give in to what someone else wants or thinks.
deficit The amount by which something is less than what is needed. A deficit of money is caused by spending more than has been taken in.