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v. to exchange ideas; to consult with; to bestow (n. conference is a meeting at which people confer)
n. a person with whom secrets or private thoughts are shared (n. confidante: female confidant)
n. the group of voters represented by a politician; a group of supporters for anything (made up of constituents)
v. to gather together; to assemble; to meet (n. convention is an event at which people convene)
n. a twist or turn; the act of twisting or turning (a convoluted plot has lots of twists and turn; a convoluted argument is a complex argument that is hard to follow; v. convolute)
n. a preposition that follow easily and obviously from another; a natural consequence or conclusion (like in geometry)
adj. material; tangible; having substance, like the body (don't get confused with corporal, which means having to do with body; corpulent is a person with lots of body fat; corp is a body of people)
n. a gradual increase in the volume of a sound; a gradual increase in the intensity of anything
adj. dejected; dispirited [think head is crest, when dejected you put your head down, so "crest" (head) + "fallen" (down)]
n. a critical review (can also be a verb; neutral connotation though often used negatively)
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