Barron's GRE Word List 10 (collaborate-gongenital)

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collaborate

work together; cooperate reasonably with the enemy

collage

work of art put together from fragments

collate

examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)

collateral

security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters

collation

a light meal; collating

collected

composed; calm; self-possessed

colloquial

pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression

colloquy

informal discussion; conversation

collusion

conspiring in a fraudulent scheme to cheat or deceive others; V. collude

colossal

huge

colossus

gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance

coma

deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow

comatose

in a coma; extremely sleepy

combustible

easily burned; N. CF. combustion

comeback

retort; quick clever reply; return to former status

comely

attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance

comestible

something fit to be eaten

comeuppance

deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke

comity

courtesy; civility;

commandeer

take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes

commemorate

honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to;

commemorative

remembering; honoring the memory of;

*commensurate

equal in extent; of the same size

commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for

commodious

spacious and comfortable

commonplace

ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark

commonwealth

nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation

communal

held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune

commune

small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings;

compact

agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise;

compartment

one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided

compassion

sympathy for the suffering of others;

compatible

harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together

compelling

overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something;

*compendium

brief, comprehensive summary;

compensatory

making up for; repaying

compilation

listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling

compile

assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places;

complacency

self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent

*complaisant

trying to please; obliging; willing to please others

complement

complete; consummate; make perfect; N.

complementary

serving to complete something

compliance

conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply

*compliant

readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements

complicity

participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)

component

element; ingredient

comport

bear one's self; behave;

compost

mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer;

composure

mental calmness

compound

combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate;

comprehend

include; understand

comprehensive

broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive

compress

force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.

comprise

include; consist of

compromise

adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position;

compulsion

compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse

compulsive

resulting from compulsion

compulsory

obligatory; that must be done

compunction

remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt

compute

reckon; calculate

concatenate

link as in a chain

concave

hollow; curved inwards;

concede

admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant;

conceit

vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)

concentric

having a common center

conception

beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; : form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception

concerted

mutually agreed on; done together by agreement;

concession

an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place;

*conciliatory

reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)

concise

brief and compact

conclave

private secret meeting

conclusive

decisive; ending all debate

concoct

prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive;

concomitant

that which accompanies;

concord

harmony; accord

concordat

formal agreement

concur

agree; coincide; happen at the same time

concurrent

happening at the same time; in agreement

condescend

(derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior

condign

adequate; (of punishment) severe and well deserved

condiments

seasonings; spices

condole

express condolences; : sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow

*condone

overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse

conducive

helpful; contributive;

conduit

aqueduct; passageway for fluids

confidant(confidante)

trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)

confide

tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about

confidence

self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret;

confidential

spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters;

confine

shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits;

confiscate

seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer

conflagration

great fire

confluence

flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together

conformist

person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group;

conformity

harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity;

*confound

confuse; puzzle

congeal

freeze; coagulate

congenial

pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature;

congenital

existing at birth

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