5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
- 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.
- c whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
- d beginning; forming of a idea
At the first conception of the work, he was consulted.
- e in a coma; extremely sleepy
The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
5 Multiple choice questions
- feel or express pity or sympathy for
Her friends commiserated with the widow.
- held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
- brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
- mental calmness
Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.
- combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.
5 True/False questions
complement → self-satisfied
There was a complacent look on his face as he examined his paintings.
compute → reckon; calculate
He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
compunction → remorse
The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
compunction for his heinous crime.
compact → tightly packed; firm; brief
His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
conduit → aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.