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5 Matching questions

  1. complicity
  2. compunction
  3. compound
  4. conducive
  5. comatose
  1. a in a coma; extremely sleepy
    The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
  2. b participation; involvement
    You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
    involvement immediately.
  3. c helpful; contributive
    Rest and proper diet are conducive to good health.
  4. d remorse
    The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
    compunction for his heinous crime.
  5. e combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
    The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. overpowering; irresistible in effect
    The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
    leniency won over the jury.
  2. prepare by combining; make up in concert
    How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
  3. decisive; ending all debate
    When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
    mysterious thief.
  4. harmony
    Watching Tweediedum and Tweedledee battle, Alice wondered why the two brothers could not manage to
    life in concord.
  5. whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
    He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
    phrase.

5 True/False questions

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

          

  2. compilationlisting of statistical information in tabular or book form
    The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.

          

  3. conclaveprivate meeting
    He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.

          

  4. compriseclose; squeeze; contract
    She compressed the package under her arm.

          

  5. compendiuminclude; 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.