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5 Matching questions

  1. conception
  2. conceit
  3. compelling
  4. conciliatory
  5. comatose
  1. a reconciling; soothing
    She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
  2. b overpowering; irresistible in effect
    The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
    leniency won over the jury.
  3. c whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
    He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
  4. d beginning; forming of a idea
    At the first conception of the work, he was consulted.
  5. e in a coma; extremely sleepy
    The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. feel or express pity or sympathy for
    Her friends commiserated with the widow.
  2. held in common; of a group of people
    When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
  3. brief, comprehensive summary
    This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
  4. mental calmness
    Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.
  5. combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
    The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.

5 True/False questions

  1. complementself-satisfied
    There was a complacent look on his face as he examined his paintings.


  2. computereckon; calculate
    He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.


  3. compunctionremorse
    The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
    compunction for his heinous crime.


  4. compacttightly packed; firm; brief
    His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.


  5. conduitaqueduct; passageway for fluids
    Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.