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5 Matching questions

  1. combustible
  2. comatose
  3. concerted
  4. commensurate
  5. condescend
  1. a 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.
  2. b bestow courtesies with a superior air
    The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.
  3. c easily burned
    After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible
    materials be kept in safe containers.
  4. d in a coma; extremely sleepy
    The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
  5. e equal in extent
    Your reward will be commensurate with your effort.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. express sympathetic sorrow
    His friends gathered to condole with him over his loss.
  3. overpowering; irresistible in effect
    The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
    leniency won over the jury.
  4. overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
    Unlike Widow Douglass, who condoned Huck's minor offenses, Miss Watson did nothing but scold.
  5. 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 True/False questions

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


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


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


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


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


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