catcall N. /嘘声/ shout of disapproval; boo. Every major league pitcher has off days during which he must learn to ignore the catcalls and angry hisses from the crowd.
catechism N. /教义问答手册;FAQ,Q&A/ book for religious instruction; instruction by question and answer. He taught by engaging his pupils in a catechism until they gave him the correct answer.
categorical ADJ. /无条件;直截了当/ without exceptions; unqualified; absolute. Though the captain claimed he was never, never sick at sea, he finally had to qualify his categorical denial: he was "hardly ever" sick at sea.
cater to V. /迎合/ supply something desired (whether good or bad). The chef was happy to cater to the tastes of his highly sophisticated clientele. Critics condemned the movie industry for catering to the public's ever-increasing appetite for violence.
catharsis N. /导泻，通便;疏泄/ purging or cleansing of any passage of the body. Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
catholic ADJ. /一般的，普遍的;天主教/ broadly sympathetic; liberal. He was extremely catholic in his taste and read everything he could find in the library.
caucus N. /核心小组会议(秘密)/ private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy.At the opening of Congress, the members of the Democratic Party held a caucus to elect the Majority Leader of the House and the Party Whip.
caulk V. /填;补漏/ make watertight by filling in cracks. Jack had to caulk the tiles in the shower stall to stop the leak into the basement below.
causal ADJ. /因果关系的/ implying a cause-and-effect relationship. The psychologist maintained there was a causal relationship between the nature of one's early childhood experiences and one's adult personality.causality, N.
caustic ADJ. /腐蚀;挖苦/ burning; sarcastically biting. The critic's caustic remarks angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.
cavalcade N. /队伍/ procession; parade. As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was a motley group.
cavalier ADJ. /随便;傲慢/ offhand or casual; haughty. The disguised prince resented the cavalier way in which the palace guards treated him. How dared they handle a member of the royal family so unceremoniously!
cavil V. /挑剔/ make frivolous objections. It's fine when you make sensible criticisms, but it really bugs me when you cavil about unimportant details. also N.
cede V. /放弃;屈服于;投降/ yield (title, territory) to; surrender formally. Eventually the descendants of England's Henry II were forced to cede their French territories to the King of France.
celebrated ADJ. /名人/ famous; well-known. Thanks to their race to break Roger Maris's home-run record,Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire are two of America's most celebrated baseball players.celebrity, N.