Barron's GRE Wordlist 10 Colaborate-Congenital

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collaborate

work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy

n collage

work of art put together from fragments

s scrap

small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel

s scraps

leftover food

s scrappy

quarrelsome

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

n collation

a light meal; collating

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;brobdingnagian;gargantuan

colossus

gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance; OP-figurine-tiny

n comatose

in a coma; extremely sleepy

s coma

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

combustible

easily burned; N. CF. combustion

comely

windsome=attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance

s homely

not good-looking; unattractive

comestible

something fit to be eaten; eatables; viands; esculant

n comeuppance

deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke

s deserts

what someone deserves

n comity

courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations;an association of nations for their mutual benefit.

commandeer

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

s draft

first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript

s draught

current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time

n commemorative

remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp; im reminiscence of something

s commemorate

honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war

commensurate

equal in extent; of the same size; from com- 'together' + mensuratus, past participle of mensurare 'to measure.'

commiserate

feel or express pity or sympathy for; sympathize; 'commiserated,' from the verb commiserari, from com- 'with' + miserari 'to lament' (from miser 'wretched' ).

commodious

spacious and comfortable; its commodius here so i can accomodate

n communal

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

s commune

small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature

compact

pact;agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement;

compatible

harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together

compelling

overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel

s compulsion

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

s compulsory

obligatory; that must be done

s compulsive

resulting from compulsion

compendium

brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious; a list of items, a litany of items (litany also means bhajan type of chanting); list of pending items

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; Ex. compile a dictionary

complacency

self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent

s smug

self-satisfied; 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

n comport

bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment; comport oneself) formal conduct oneself; behave; comport with) accord with; agree with : the actions that comport with her own liberal views

s deport

send out of the country; behave; N. deportation, deportment

s bearing

deportment; connection

composure

mental calmness

compound

combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex

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

n compromise

adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.

compunction

remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt

compute

reckon; calculate

s reckon

count; calculate; regard as; think; suppose

concatenate

link as in a chain

concave

hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex

concede

admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal

conceit

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

s vain

full of self-admiration; conceited; without result; unsuccessful; N. vanity

concentric

having a common center

conception

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

n concerted

mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together

concession

an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire

conciliatory

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

concise

brief and compact

n 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; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction

concomitant

that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else

concord

harmony; accord

s 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; N. condolence: sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow

condone

overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse

conducive

helpful; contributive; V. conduce; Ex. conduce to/towards

conduit

aqueduct; passageway for fluids

n confidant(confidante)

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

s confide

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

s 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; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident

s confidential

spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary

confine

shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits; N. confinement

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

conformity

harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance

n confound

confuse; puzzle

congeal

freeze; coagulate

congenial

pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather

congenital

existing at birth

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