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contravene to conflict with; act against; oppose; violate. [2 definitions]
contretemps an embarrassing or unfortunate happening; mishap; mischance.
contribute to give individually or with others to a common fund or collective effort. [5 definitions]
contribution the act of contributing. [2 definitions]
contributor one that contributes individually or with others to a common fund or collective effort. [3 definitions]
contributory of or relating to contribution. [2 definitions]
contrite feeling deep guilt for one's wrongdoing or shortcoming and desiring to make amends for it; remorseful; repentant. [2 definitions]
contrition regret for one's own wrongdoing, or for one's offenses against religious mandates.
contrivance the act of contriving. [3 definitions]
contrive to plan cleverly or ingeniously; devise; invent. [5 definitions]
contrived planned or artificial, esp. in an obvious way; not spontaneous.
control to exercise the power to regulate, dominate, or manipulate; command. [9 definitions]
control experiment an experiment in which variables are controlled in order to make clear the effects of varying factors one at a time.
controlled substance any drug whose sale or use is subject to U.S. federal law.
controller one who regulates or controls. [2 definitions]
control rod a rod or bar in a nuclear reactor that contains a neutron-absorbing material, and that is lowered into or raised from the core to control the fission chain reaction.
control tower a tower at an airport from which air traffic is directed by radio.
controversial of, relating to, or characterized by controversy. [3 definitions]
controversy a dispute, esp. a public one, marked by the expression of opposing views; debate. [2 definitions]
controvert to argue in opposition to.
contumacious stubbornly disobedient; insubordinate; rebellious.