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5 Matching questions

  1. compromise
  2. compendium
  3. conceit
  4. comely
  5. condign
  1. a whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
    He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
    phrase.
  2. b adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
    Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.
  3. c adequate; deservedly severe
    The public approved the condign punishment for the crime.
  4. d attractive; agreeable
    I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich and homely one.
  5. e brief, comprehensive summary
    This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
    field.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
    Unlike Widow Douglass, who condoned Huck's minor offenses, Miss Watson did nothing but scold.
  2. in a coma; extremely sleepy
    The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
  3. reconciling; soothing
    She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
  4. spacious and comfortable
    After sleeping in a small roadside cabins, they found their hotel suite commodious.
  5. private meeting
    He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.

5 True/False questions

  1. compliantyielding
    He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.

          

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

          

  3. concertedharmony
    Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
    life in concord.

          

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

          

  5. complaisanttrying to please; obliging
    The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.