6001 - 7000 Vocabulary List for Visiting Scholars in the USA - Page 19

Word Type Used in a Sentence Synonym
clang verb The cell door clanged shut. loud metallic sound
noun I heard a clang when the cabinet fell. loud metallic sound
clatter noun From the kitchen came the clatter of dishes. rattling sound
cleanse verb First you should cleanse the wound. free from dirt
cleave verb The axe cleaved the log into two pieces. cut in two with sharp tool
clench verb He clenched his fist in anger. close tightly
clergy noun He was a member of the clergy. ordained for religious duty
click verb The machine clicked as it ran. series of brief, sharp sounds
noun I heard a click as she pushed the button. a brief sharp sound
climax noun The climax came when she spoke. moment of great intensity