c as in cat

Before a, o, u After “short” i
 Rarely after other vowels

cab

cad

cam

can

cap

cat

cob

cod

cog

con

cop

cot

cub

cud

cup

cut

(but k as in kale) Column 7

act

bract

clack

clad

clag

clam

clamp

clan

clang

clank

clap

clash

clast

clef

cleft

click

cliff

cling

clink

clip

clock

clod

clog

clomp

clonk

clop

clot

cloth

club

cluck

clump

clung

clunk

crab

crack

crag

cram

cramp

crank

crash

crass

cred

crept

cress

crest

crib

crick

crimp

crisp

crock

croft

crop

cross

cruck

crump

crush

crust

crux

duct

fact

mulct

pact

sect

tact

tract

antic

arctic

attic

basic

caustic

chronic

civic

classic

cleric

clinic

colic

comic

cosmic

critic

cryptic

cubic

cyclic

cynic

cystic

drastic

epic

ethic

ethnic

fabric

frolic

Gallic

garlic

gastric

gothic

graphic

hectic

logic

lyric

magic

manic

medic

metric

mimic

music

mystic

mythic

nitric

Nordic

optic

panic

pelvic

peptic

physic

picnic

public

relic

rubric

rustic

scenic

sceptic (UK)

skeptic (US)

seismic

septic

sonic

static

tactic

tonic

toxic

traffic

tragic

tunic

But k as in sputnik (Column 6)

acetic

acidic

acoustic

acrylic

agnostic

allergic

anarchic

angelic

antarctic

aquatic

Arabic

arithmetic

arsenic

arthritic

artistic

ascetic

athletic

atomic

authentic

autistic

ballistic

barbaric

basaltic

biotic

botanic

catholic

ceramic

chaotic

chromatic

climactic

climatic

colonic

concentric

cosmetic

demonic

dichotic

didactic

dogmatic

domestic

dramatic

dynamic

dynastic

dyslexic

eccentric

eclectic

ecstatic

elastic

electric

emphatic

endemic

erotic

erratic

euphoric

exotic

extrinsic

fanatic

fantastic

forensic

frantic

frenetic

galactic

genetic

genomic

Germanic

gigantic

harmonic

hepatic

heraldic

heretic

heroic

heuristic

holistic

horrific

hygienic

hypnotic

hysteric

idyllic

intrinsic

ionic

ironic

italic

kinetic

laconic

lethargic

linguistic

logistic

lunatic

magnetic

masonic

mechanic

melodic

metallic

monastic

mosaic

myopic

narcotic

neurotic

nomadic

nostalgic

numeric

obstetric

organic

osmotic

pacific

pathetic

pedantic

phonemic

phonetic

platonic

poetic

polemic

politic

pragmatic

prognostic

prolific

prophetic

prosaic

quadratic

republic

robotic

romantic

sadistic

sarcastic

sardonic

satanic

scholastic

semantic

simplistic

somatic

spasmodic

specific

sporadic

statistic

strategic

stylistic

syllabic

symbolic

symmetric

symphonic

synaptic

synoptic

syntactic

synthetic

systemic

systolic

tectonic

terrific

thematic

thoracic

titanic

traumatic

volcanic

But k as in refusenik (Column 6)

academic

aerodynamic

alcoholic

algebraic

alphanumeric

altruistic

anachronistic

analgesic

antagonistic

anthropomorphic

antibiotic

antiseptic

apathetic

apocalyptic

apologetic

apostolic

aristocratic

aromatic

asymmetric

asymptomatic

atmospheric

atomistic

autocratic

automatic

autonomic

axiomatic

bibliographic

bureaucratic

carcinogenic

cartographic

cataclysmic

catalytic

catastrophic

characteristic

charismatic

cinematic

claustrophobic

cytoplasmic

democratic

demographic

deterministic

diabetic

diagnostic

diagrammatic

dialectic

diplomatic

diuretic

econometric

economic

egocentric

electromagnetic

electronic

embryonic

endoscopic

enigmatic

enthusiastic

epidemic

epileptic

episodic

esoteric

ethnographic

evangelistic

fatalistic

futuristic

gastronomic

geographic

geometric

geriatric

hedonistic

hegemonic

hemiplegic

hemispheric

homophobic

humanistic

hydroelectric

hydrophobic

hypertropic

idealistic

idiomatic

idiopathic

idiosyncratic

idiotic

impressionistic

individualistic

inelastic

inorganic

isotopic

isotropic

journalistic

legalistic

logarithmic

macroeconomic

macroscopic

masochistic

materialistic

mechanistic

melodramatic

messianic

metabolic

metamorphic

microeconomic

microscopic

monolithic

monopolistic

monosyllabic

moralistic

narcissistic

nasogastric

nationalistic

naturalistic

neolithic

oceanic

operatic

optimistic

orthographic

pancreatic

panoramic

parametric

parasitic

paternalistic

pathogenic

patriotic

pedagogic

periodic

peripatetic

peristaltic

pessimistic

phenotypic

philanthropic

philharmonic

philosophic

photographic

pluralistic

polyphonic

polytechnic

pornographic

postsynaptic

prehistoric

probabilistic

problematic

prophylactic

realistic

ritualistic

scientific

semiotic

socioeconomic

stratospheric

supersonic

symbiotic

sympathetic

symptomatic

systematic

taxonomic

technocratic

telepathic

telescopic

therapeutic

thermodynamic

transatlantic

ultrasonic

unrealistic

unscientific

unsympathetic

vitriolic

workaholic

But k as in apparatchik (Column 6)

alec

amnesiac

aphrodisiac

arc

armagnac

bloc

bivouac

brainiac

cardiac

chic

coeliac

cognac

croc

disc

doc

elegiac

franc

havoc

insomniac

kleptomaniac

lac

lilac

mac

maniac

manioc

medevac

megalomaniac

orc

pic

postdoc

pyromaniac

sac

sec

sic

spec

tarmac

tic

vac

Vic

zinc

zodiac

Also k as in yak (Column 6)

 

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