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5 Matching Questions

  1. compelling
  2. condole
  3. condiments
  4. comeuppance
  5. comprise
  1. a overpowering; irresistible in effect
    The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
    leniency won over the jury.
  2. b rebuke; deserts
    After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his comeuppance.
  3. c seasonings; spices
    Spanish food is full of condiments.
  4. d express sympathetic sorrow
    His friends gathered to condole with him over his loss.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. reconciling; soothing
    She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
  2. yielding
    He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.
  3. an act of yielding
    Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain concessions.
  4. private meeting
    He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.
  5. helpful; contributive
    Rest and proper diet are conducive to good health.

5 True/False Questions

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


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


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


  4. colossalhuge
    Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.


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


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