This bridal and festive costume of Astypalaia, the chrysomándilo, belonged to the Palatianos family and, according to Irini (Rinaki) Palatianou, it had been passed down through four generations starting with her great-grandmother, who was born in about 1850. The chrysomándilo takes its name from the gold-embroidered, pearl-encrusted frontlet of its headdress.
Cache a hidden store of provisions, weapons, treasure etc. Callimastian having beautiful, well-shaped breasts Callithump a noisy, boisterous band or parade Calumny the malicious utterance of false charges or misrepresentation calumny KAL-um-knee a slander or false accusation Canaille the masses; a mob, rabble canard kan-ARD a fabricated story (French=”duck”; morte canard=dead duck) cant kant insincerity Capacious capable of holding much Celerity swiftness, speed Chaffer haggle, exchange, barter Chamfrain the frontlet of an armed horse for a feudal knight, often engraved with designs Chanteuse a female singer of popular songs, especially in a nightclub. chimera ki-MEER-ah (not: chim-er-ah) Originally: a mythical beast; any unreal thing; foolish fancy (adj=chimerical ki-MEER-a-cal) Clinomania (n): “an obsessive desire to lie down.” Example: Without adequate sleep, you’ll suffer from more than clinomania. cloy to grow sick from an abundance of something Cloyer a pickpocket’s accomplice or the one who intrudes into a bunch of thieves to claim a share Colloquy a formal conversation or conference comitatus com-a-TAY-tus loyalty to one’s band or group Concatenate to link together in a series or chain concatenation con-CAT-a-nation things linked together or joined in a chain Congruous being in agreement, harmony or correspondence; conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation; marked or enhanced by harmonious agreement among elements Contemn to view or treat with contempt; scorn copacetic “going just right” Coruscate to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes; sparkle Coruscating to emit sparkles of light; sparkle Cosh a small cottage, hut cosseted KOS-a-ted pampered Coterminous having a common boundary Coven a meeting of witches Crapulous marked by intemperance especially in eating and drinking; sick from excessive indulgence in liquor Croodle to creep close; a faint humming, the low music of birds Cuckold a man whose wife has committed adultery Cupidity inordinate desire for wealth; avarice, greed; strong desire; lust cupidity que-PID-a-tee greed; avarice Cyclopean having the kind of masonry used in preclassical Greek architecture, characterized by large undressed blocks of stone cynosure SIGH-na-shore (from the Greek: “dog’s tail”) center of attention; point to which all eyes are drawn. (Really? From “dog’s tail”? Yes. The “dog’s tail” appears in a constellation, locating the North star, which rivets the attention of sailors at sea. Thus: center of attention.) (see also: sinecure)
[America] well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom.
The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. The frontlet upon her brows would no longer beam with the ineffable splendor of freedom and independence; but in its stead would soon be substituted an imperial diadem, flashing in false and tarnished lustre the murky radiance of dominion and power.
She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.
This is the brilliance/totally depressingly prescient advice that comes right after the better known “[America] goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy” quote. I highly recommend reading the whole speech, linked above.