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Barron's GRE Word List 10 (collaborate-gongenital)

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collaborate
work together; cooperate reasonably with the enemy
collage
work of art put together from fragments
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
collation
a light meal; collating
collected
composed; calm; self-possessed
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
colossus
gigantic statue; person or thing of great size or importance
coma
deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow
comatose
in a coma; extremely sleepy
combustible
easily burned; N. CF. combustion
comeback
retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
comely
attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
comestible
something fit to be eaten
comeuppance
deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
comity
courtesy; civility;
commandeer
take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
commemorate
honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to;
commemorative
remembering; honoring the memory of;
*commensurate
equal in extent; of the same size
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
commodious
spacious and comfortable
commonplace
ordinary; N: something ordinary or common; trite remark
commonwealth
nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
communal
held in common; public; of a group of people; of a commune
commune
small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings;
compact
agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise;
compartment
one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided
compassion
sympathy for the suffering of others;
compatible
harmonious; in harmony with; able to exist together
compelling
overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something;
*compendium
brief, comprehensive summary;
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;
complacency
self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. 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
comport
bear one's self; behave;
compost
mixture of decaying organic matter used as fertilizer;
composure
mental calmness
compound
combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate;
comprehend
include; understand
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
compromise
adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position;
compulsion
compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
compulsive
resulting from compulsion
compulsory
obligatory; that must be done
compunction
remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
compute
reckon; calculate
concatenate
link as in a chain
concave
hollow; curved inwards;
concede
admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant;
conceit
vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
concentric
having a common center
conception
beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; : form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
concerted
mutually agreed on; done together by agreement;
concession
an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place;
*conciliatory
reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
concise
brief and compact
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;
concomitant
that which accompanies;
concord
harmony; accord
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; : sympathy for someone who has experienced great sorrow
*condone
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
conducive
helpful; contributive;
conduit
aqueduct; passageway for fluids
confidant(confidante)
trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
confide
tell in confidence (to a person one trusts); be confident about
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;
confidential
spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters;
confine
shut in an enclosed space; restrict; keep within limits;
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
conformist
person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group;
conformity
harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity;
*confound
confuse; puzzle
congeal
freeze; coagulate
congenial
pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature;
congenital
existing at birth