Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist C 4/5

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A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences. The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words. This is Wordlist C.

colossal

huge
Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.

colossus

gigantic statue
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.

comatose

in a coma; extremely sleepy
The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.

combustible

easily burned
After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible
materials be kept in safe containers.

comely

attractive; agreeable
I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich and homely one.

comestible

something fit to be eaten
The roast turkey and other comestibles, the wines, and the excellent service made this Thanksgiving dinner
particularly memorable.

comeuppance

rebuke; deserts
After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his comeuppance.

comity

courtesy; civility
A spirit of comity should exist among nations.

commandeer

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
hospital.

commemorative

remembering; honoring
The new commemorative stamp honors the late Martin Luther King, Jr.

commensurate

equal in extent
Your reward will be commensurate with your effort.

commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for
Her friends commiserated with the widow.

commodious

spacious and comfortable
After sleeping in a small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite commodious.

communal

held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.

compact

agreement; contract
The signers of the Mayflower Compact were establishing a form of government.

compact

tightly packed; firm; brief
His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.

compatible

harmonious; in harmony with
They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.

compelling

overpowering; irresistible in effect
The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
leniency won over the jury.

compendium

brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
field.

compensatory

making up for; repaying
Can a compensatory education program make up for the inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?

compilation

listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.

complacent

self-satisfied
There was a complacent look on his face as he examined his paintings.

complaisant

trying to please; obliging
The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.

complement

complete; consummate; make perfect
The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.

compliance

conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield
The design for the new school had to be in compliance with the local building code.

compliant

yielding
He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.

complicity

participation; involvement
You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
involvement immediately.

component

element; ingredient
I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same time.

comport

bear one's self; behave
He comported himself with great dignity.

composure

mental calmness
Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.

compound

combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.

comprehensive

thorough; inclusive
This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the SAT.

compress

close; squeeze; contract
She compressed the package under her arm.

comprise

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.

compromise

adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.

compunction

remorse
The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
compunction for his heinous crime.

compute

reckon; calculate
He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.

concatenate

link as in a chain It is difficult to understand how these events could concatenate as they did without outside assistance.

concave

hollow
The back-packers found partial shelter from the storm by huddling against the concave wall of the cliff.

concede

admit; hield
Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.

conceit

whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
phrase.

concentric

having a common center
The target was made of concentric circles.

conception

beginning; forming of a idea
At the first conception of the work, he was consulted.

concerted

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.

concession

an act of yielding
Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain concessions.

conciliatory

reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.

concise

brief and compact
When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.

conclave

private meeting
He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.

conclusive

decisive; ending all debate
When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
mysterious thief.

concoct

prepare by combining; make up in concert
How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?

concomitant

that which accompanies
Culture is not always a concomitant of wealth.

concord

harmony
Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
life in concord.

concur

agree Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?

concurrent

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.

condescend

bestow courtesies with a superior air
The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.

condign

adequate; deservedly severe
The public approved the condign punishment for the crime.

condiments

seasonings; spices
Spanish food is full of condiments.

condole

express sympathetic sorrow
His friends gathered to condole with him over his loss.

condone

overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
Unlike Widow Douglass, who condoned Huck's minor offenses, Miss Watson did nothing but scold.

conducive

helpful; contributive
Rest and proper diet are conducive to good health.

conduit

aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.

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