A to Z Challenge: C
It's the third day of the A to Z Challenge. Ready to learn some new words with me?
Definition: a center of attention : someone who directs or guides
Sentence: Sally always becomes the cynosure because of her good looks.
Definition: stubbornly defiant or rebellious; disobedient
Sentence: The contumacious woman wouldn't agree to anything the police officer told her to do.
Definition: having an unpleasant sound.
Sentence: Shoppers mingle, traders peddle their wares and children play in the street, all to a cacophonous backdrop of roaring motorbikes and honking cars.
-- Reuters (May 9, 2010)
Definition: produced by a wildly fanciful imagination.
Sentence: Indeed during his wild and chimerical attempts for finding out a golden country, it is not improbable that this brave adventurer visited many different places.
-- Alexander Hewatt
Definition: occurring in the same period of time.
Sentence: In all cases, these materials have been introduced into the cave at some period subsequent to, or contemporaneous with the formation of the cave.
-- Henry Alleyne Nicholson