5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a in a coma; extremely sleepy
The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
- b participation; involvement
You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
- c helpful; contributive
Rest and proper diet are conducive to good health.
- d remorse
The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
compunction for his heinous crime.
- e combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.
5 Multiple choice questions
- overpowering; irresistible in effect
The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
leniency won over the jury.
- prepare by combining; make up in concert
How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
- decisive; ending all debate
When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
life in concord.
- whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
5 True/False questions
condign → aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.
compilation → listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.
conclave → private meeting
He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.
comprise → close; squeeze; contract
She compressed the package under her arm.
compendium → 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.