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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. compute
  2. compress
  3. condescend
  4. complicity
  5. conduit
  1. a aqueduct; passageway for fluids
    Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.
  2. b reckon; calculate
    He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
  3. c close; squeeze; contract
    She compressed the package under her arm.
  4. d participation; involvement
    You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
    involvement immediately.
  5. e bestow courtesies with a superior air
    The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. element; ingredient
    I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same time.
  2. private meeting
    He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.
  3. 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.
  4. brief, comprehensive summary
    This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
  5. admit; hield
    Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.

5 True/False questions

  1. composurebear one's self; behave
    He comported himself with great dignity.


  2. conciliatoryreconciling; soothing
    She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.


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


  4. compatiblesomething fit to be eaten
    The roast turkey and other comestibles, the wines, and the excellent service made this Thanksgiving dinner
    particularly memorable.


  5. concisebrief and compact
    When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.