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one who forms and expresses judgments of the merits, faults, value or truth of a matter; one who specializes especially professionally in the evaluation and appreciation of literary or artistic works (a film critic; a dance critic); one who tends to make harsh or carping.judgments; a faultfinder

of, relating.to.or.being a turning point or specially important juncture.(a critical phase; a critical decision); crucial, decisive, indispensable, vital (a component critical to the operation of); characterized by careful, exact.evaluation.and judgment (critical analysis; critical thinking); also, inclined to judge severely and find fault, as the ancient Israelites did regarding Moses; hypercritical, faultfinding, captious, carping; to be critical of someone or something means to criticize them (the report is highly critical of the trial judge; critical remarks he made about the referee)
critical thinking.noun,.plural.critical thinkings
not blindly accepting arguments and conclusions, such as living but being unawakened, that is, being blinded to truths important to live better and beyond, but rather, being of the mind to examine assumptions and being careful what one agrees to; being of the mind to look for hidden values, evaluate evidence and assessing conclusions:.Ephesians 3:10,18,19.
criticalness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)

critical analysis.noun,.plural.critical analyses
an appraisal based on careful analytical.evaluation; also called critical appraisal.noun,.plural.critical appraisals

critical path analysis (CPA).noun,.plural.critical path analyses
a critical path is the minimum time required to complete a project; it's useful to put planned project activities on a chart that consists essentially of a series of circles, each of which represents a particular part of a project and lines representing the activities that link these parts together

criticize, criticized, criticizing, criticizes.verbs
transitive verb use.to find fault with (criticized the decision as unrealistic); critique; to judge the merits and faults of; analyze and evaluate
intransitive verb use.to act as a critic
making judgments; finding fault (dumb ass parents are those constantly finding fault with their children, always having criticisms)

nonsense; foolish talk; a worn out decrepit wreck; severely impaired and disabled (that story is nothing but a crock); something spoken or written that is unbelievable, unfair, untrue etc

an Earthenware.vessel (a crockpot)
an electric slow cooker

if you describe something as crucial, you mean it is extremely.important; something is crucial because so much else depends on it; extremely important or essential as resolving a crisis; decisive.(a crucial step); marked by final determination of a doubtful.issue (the crucial game of a series); significant
synonyms.acute, critical

a severe test or trial; a container made of heat resistant substance, as graphite, for melting ores, metals, etc.

a crypto as used in crypto currencies is a name used to describe a token, which is a representation of the value used to acquire the token

any of various yeast like fungi of the genus Cryptococcus, commonly occurring in the soil and including certain pathogenic species, such as the causative agent of.cryptococcosis, an infectious disease that is caused by a fungus (Cryptococcus neoformans), the disease being called.cryptococcal meningitis.and characterized by the production of lesions in subcutaneous.tissues, joints and especially the lungs, brain and meninges and often by pneumonia or meningitis

culpably, culpable, culpably.adjectives
guilty; meriting condemnation or blame especially as wrong or harmful (culpable negligence
culpableness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)
synonyms.blameworthy, reprehensible

culminate, culminated, culminating, culminates.intransitive verbs
to come to completion; end (years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion); to reach its highest point or altitude; climax
transitive verb use-to bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion
culminant, culminated.adjectives
at the highest point or altitude; culminating 
reaching the highest point or altitude; culminating; the highest point; that in which a thing culminates

has same meaning as encumber; (welcome to English) burdensome; heavy; unwieldy; clumsy
cumber, cumbered, cumbering, cumbers.transitive verbs
to weigh down; burden (was cumbered with many tasks); to hamper or hinder, as by being in the way (was cumbered by wearing heavy equipment; weeds cumbered the garden paths)
(he cumbersomely walked down the street carrying a large unwieldy box)
cumbrousness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)
a hindrance; an encumbrance

increasing or enlarging by successive addition; acquired by or resulting from accumulation; following successively; consecutive (cumulative sentences)
cumulativeness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)

dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge) or in attaining an end; displaying keen.insight (a cunning observation); characterized by wiliness and trickery (cunning schemes); sly
cunningness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)

rapidly and often superficially performed or produced; hasty; a cursory glance or examination is a brief one in which you do not pay much attention to detail (she cast a cursory glance at the menu, then flapped it shut)
cursoriness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)

an interval of time during which a characteristic, often regularlyrepeated event or sequence of events occurs (Sunspots increase and decrease in intensity in an 11-year cycle); any event that occurs.repeatedly and regularly over time, such as the motions of the hands of a clock, Earth's rotation, oxygen carbon dioxide cycle, water rain cycle, action of tides, waves, solar cycle, etc.; a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon (a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons; the cycle of birth and growth); cycle can refer to a single completed recurring event and to a sequence of such events; a bicycle, motorcycle or similar vehicle
Botany:.a circular or whorled arrangement of flower parts such as those of petals or sepals
cycle, cycled, cycling, cycles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to occur in or pass through a cycle; to move in or as if in a cycle; to ride a bicycle, motorcycle or similar vehicle
transitive verb use.to use in or put through a cycle (cycled the heavily soiled laundry twice; cycling the recruits through eight weeks of basic training)

cyclic or cyclical.adjective
of, relating.to.or.characterized by cycles (a cyclic pattern of weather changes); recurring or moving in cycles (cyclical history)
Chemistry: of or relating to compounds having atoms arranged in a ring or closed chain structure
Botany: in botany, having parts arranged in a whorl; forming a whorl

collude, colludes, colluded, colluding.intransitive verbs
to act together secretly to achieve a fraudulent, illegal or deceitful purpose; conspire
a secret agreement between two or more parties for a fraudulent, illegal or deceitful purpose; a conspiracy; to collude
acting in secret to achieve a fraudulent, illegal or deceitful goal; collusion

a punishment or retribution that one deserves (we do reap what we may have sown); one's just deserts

cavil, caviled, caviling, cavils.verbs
intransitive verb use.to find fault unnecessarily; raise trivial objections; quibble
transitive verb use.to quibble about; detect petty flaws in
a carping or trivial objection

crestfallen.adjective.comparative.and.superlative.forms more crestfallen; most crestfallen (very sad and disappointed (after losing its last game, the team was crestfallen); dejected; depressed; downcast; dispirited

the highest or culminating point; the peak (the crest of an ocean wave); at the crest of her career; the ridge on a roof; a crest is also a design that is the symbol of a family, a town or a province (the crest on the flag; on the wall is the family crest); a usually.ornamental.tuft, ridge or similar.projection on the head of a bird or other animal; an elevated.irregularly toothed ridge on the stigmas of certain flowers; a plume used as decoration on top of a helmet; the top, as of a hill or wave; the peak; the ridge on a roof
crest, crested, cresting, crests.verbs
transitive verb use.to decorate or furnish with a crest; to reach the crest of (crested the mountain top)
intransitive verb use.to form into a crest or crests (waves cresting over the sea wall); to reach a crest (the swollen river crested at 9 P.M.)

something one's attention is on that in some way is important; a matter that relates to or affects one; affair; regard for or interest in someone or something; a troubled or anxious state of mind arising from solicitude or interest; anxiety
concern, concerned, concerning, concerns.verbs
transitive verb use.to have to do with or relate to (an article that concerns the plight of homeless people); to be of interest or importance to (the line from a farmer's produce to the family table involves many business concerns seldom considered in depth by the consumer; this opportunity concerns all of us); to engage the attention of; involve (we concerned ourselves with accomplishing the task at hand); to cause anxiety or uneasiness in (public servants' manipulations posture finances as requiring greater support; the market is starting to concern its stockholders)
intransitive verb use.to be of importance

curry, curried, currying, curries.transitive verbs
to groom a horse with a currycomb; to prepare tanned.hides for use, as by soaking or coloring
curry favor.idiom
to seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery
curry powder; a blend of spices originating from East India, made with curry powder and combined with food such as with rice, meat, fish or other food; a dish seasoned with curry powder, called 'a curry'
curry, curried, currying, curries.transitive verbs
to season food with curry

confute, confuted, confuting, confutes.transitive verbs
to overwhelm in argument; to prove to be wrong or in error; to refute.decisively(Elijah, big time, confuted the prophets of Baal:.1Kings 18:17-40

confuse, confused, confusing, confuses.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or innerstanding.(one reason why?); being flummoxed; throw off (he was thrown off what he was thinking by the loud noise); to mistake one thing for another confused effusiveness with affection; to make opaque; blur (physics can be confusing to one unfamiliar with its terminology); to assemble without order or sense; jumble
intransitive verb use.to make something unclear or incomprehensible (the new way of learning math only further confused the student)
being.unable to think with clarity or act with an overstanding and with intelligence; lacking.logical.order or sense (a confused set of instructions); chaotic; jumbled (a confused mass of papers on the floor)

the act of confusing or the state of being confused (the map made finding the out of the way town confusing as it missed putting clearly where its location was; the directions asked of a lady in the restaurant were equally confusing); impaired orientation with respect to time, place or person

careful forethought to avoid danger or harm (the car proceeded over the rickety bridge with caution); take heed; a precaution
caution, cautioned, cautioning, cautions.transitive verbs
to advise to take heed; warn or admonish
giving or serving as a warning; admonitory (a cautionary tale; cautionary advice)
showing or practicing caution; careful; tentative or restrained; guarded (felt a cautious optimism that the offer would be accepted)
cautiousness.noun.(normally used without being pluralized)

certify, certified, certifying, certifies.verbs
transitive verb use.to confirm as true, accurate or genuine; to guarantee as meeting a standard (certified organic apples); approve; to acknowledge in writing on the face of a cheque that the signature of the maker is genuine and that there are sufficient funds on deposit for its payment
intransitive verb use.to testify (certify to the facts)

a piece of paper signed by another or others verifying that information contained within it is true; a document.testifying to the truth of something (a certificate of one's assets); a document issued to a person completing a course of study (he received his diploma), got his license and could now practice the profession he had trained for); a document certifying ownership
certificate, certificated, certificating, certificates.transitive verbs
to furnish with, testify to or authorize by a certificate