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Barron's GRE with sentences -Wordlist C 4/5

A complete list of Barron's GRE Wordlist, with meanings and sentences. The series has the entire wordlist split by alphabets, and also a mega complete wordlist, of all 3757 words. This is Wordlist C.
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colossal
huge
Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
colossus
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.
comatose
in a coma; extremely sleepy
The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
combustible
easily burned
After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible
materials be kept in safe containers.
comely
attractive; agreeable
I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich and homely one.
comestible
something fit to be eaten
The roast turkey and other comestibles, the wines, and the excellent service made this Thanksgiving dinner
particularly memorable.
comeuppance
rebuke; deserts
After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his comeuppance.
comity
courtesy; civility
A spirit of comity should exist among nations.
commandeer
to draft for military purposes; to take for public use
The policeman commandeered the first car that approached and ordered the driver to go to the nearest
hospital.
commemorative
remembering; honoring
The new commemorative stamp honors the late Martin Luther King, Jr.
commensurate
equal in extent
Your reward will be commensurate with your effort.
commiserate
feel or express pity or sympathy for
Her friends commiserated with the widow.
commodious
spacious and comfortable
After sleeping in a small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite commodious.
communal
held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
compact
agreement; contract
The signers of the Mayflower Compact were establishing a form of government.
compact
tightly packed; firm; brief
His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
compatible
harmonious; in harmony with
They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.
compelling
overpowering; irresistible in effect
The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
leniency won over the jury.
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
field.
compensatory
making up for; repaying
Can a compensatory education program make up for the inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?
compilation
listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.
complacent
self-satisfied
There was a complacent look on his face as he examined his paintings.
complaisant
trying to please; obliging
The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.
complement
complete; consummate; make perfect
The waiter recommended a glass of port to complement the cheese.
compliance
conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield
The design for the new school had to be in compliance with the local building code.
compliant
yielding
He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.
complicity
participation; involvement
You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
involvement immediately.
component
element; ingredient
I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same time.
comport
bear one's self; behave
He comported himself with great dignity.
composure
mental calmness
Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.
compound
combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.
comprehensive
thorough; inclusive
This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the SAT.
compress
close; squeeze; contract
She compressed the package under her arm.
comprise
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.
compromise
adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.
compunction
remorse
The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
compunction for his heinous crime.
compute
reckon; calculate
He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
concatenate
link as in a chain It is difficult to understand how these events could concatenate as they did without outside assistance.
concave
hollow
The back-packers found partial shelter from the storm by huddling against the concave wall of the cliff.
concede
admit; hield
Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.
conceit
whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
phrase.
concentric
having a common center
The target was made of concentric circles.
conception
beginning; forming of a idea
At the first conception of the work, he was consulted.
concerted
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.
concession
an act of yielding
Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain concessions.
conciliatory
reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
concise
brief and compact
When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.
conclave
private meeting
He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.
conclusive
decisive; ending all debate
When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
mysterious thief.
concoct
prepare by combining; make up in concert
How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
concomitant
that which accompanies
Culture is not always a concomitant of wealth.
concord
harmony
Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
life in concord.
concur
agree Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?
concurrent
happening at the same time
In America, the colonists were resisting the demands of the mother contry; at the concurrent moment in
France, the middle class was sowing the seeds of rebellion.
condescend
bestow courtesies with a superior air
The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.
condign
adequate; deservedly severe
The public approved the condign punishment for the crime.
condiments
seasonings; spices
Spanish food is full of condiments.
condole
express sympathetic sorrow
His friends gathered to condole with him over his loss.
condone
overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
Unlike Widow Douglass, who condoned Huck's minor offenses, Miss Watson did nothing but scold.
conducive
helpful; contributive
Rest and proper diet are conducive to good health.
conduit
aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.