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charge card see credit card.
chargé d'affaires a foreign service official who takes charge of diplomatic business whenever an ambassador or minister is temporarily absent. [2 definitions]
charger a thing or person that charges. [3 definitions]
chariness frugality or miserliness. [2 definitions]
chariot in ancient times, a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle driven from a standing position. [3 definitions]
charioteer one who drives a chariot. [2 definitions]
charisma an unusual ability to influence people and arouse devotion. [2 definitions]
charismatic having unusually strong personal allure or appeal; marked by charisma. [3 definitions]
charitable generous in donations or benevolent actions for needy persons. [3 definitions]
charity something given to a needy person or persons; alms. [5 definitions]
charivari see shivaree.
charlatan one who deceitfully claims to possess a particular skill or expertise; fraud; quack.
Charlemagne a king of the Franks and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (742-814).
Charles Chaplin an English-born actor, director, and producer, esp. of U.S. films (b.1889--d.1977).
Charles Darwin an English naturalist and writer who developed theories of biological evolution (b.1809--d.1882).
Charles de Gaulle a French general and president of France from 1959 to 1969 (b.1890--d.1970).
Charles Dickens popular and acclaimed English novelist, best known for the novels Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Carol (b.1812--d.1870).
Charleston the capital of West Virginia. [3 definitions]
charley horse a painful cramp in a muscle caused by overexertion or by a blow.
charlock a weed with yellow flowers and a hairy stem, often found in grain fields; wild mustard.
charlotte a dessert made by lining a mold with cake, which is then filled with custard, cooked fruit, or whipped cream.