The legendary Colossus of Rhodes, bronze statue of the sun god that dominated the harbor of the Greek
seaport, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
in a coma; extremely sleepy
The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible
materials be kept in safe containers.
something fit to be eaten
The roast turkey and other comestibles, the wines, and the excellent service made this Thanksgiving dinner
After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his comeuppance.
to draft for military purposes; to take for public use
The policeman commandeered the first car that approached and ordered the driver to go to the nearest
The new commemorative stamp honors the late Martin Luther King, Jr.
spacious and comfortable
After sleeping in a small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite commodious.
held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
tightly packed; firm; brief
His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
The signers of the Mayflower Compact were establishing a form of government.
harmonious; in harmony with
They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.
overpowering; irresistible in effect
The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
leniency won over the jury.
brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
making up for; repaying
Can a compensatory education program make up for the inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?
listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.
trying to please; obliging
The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.
complete; consummate; make perfect
The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.
conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield
The design for the new school had to be in compliance with the local building code.
You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same time.
combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.
This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the SAT.
include; consist of
If the District of Columbia were to be granted a statehood, the United States of America would comprise
fifty-onestates, not just fifty.
adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.
The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
compunction for his heinous crime.
link as in a chain It is difficult to understand how these events could concatenate as they did without outside assistance.
The back-packers found partial shelter from the storm by huddling against the concave wall of the cliff.
Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.
whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
mutually agreed on; done together
The girl scouts in the troop made a concerted effort to raise funds for their annual outing, and emitted a
concerted sigh when their leader announced that they had reached their goal.
an act of yielding
Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain concessions.
brief and compact
When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.
decisive; ending all debate
When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
prepare by combining; make up in concert
How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
life in concord.
happening at the same time
In America, the colonists were resisting the demands of the mother contry; at the concurrent moment in
France, the middle class was sowing the seeds of rebellion.
bestow courtesies with a superior air
The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
Unlike Widow Douglass, who condoned Huck's minor offenses, Miss Watson did nothing but scold.