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5 Matching questions

  1. complaisant
  2. compliant
  3. compunction
  4. communal
  5. concise
  1. a remorse
    The judge was especially severe in this sentencing because he felt that the criminal had shown no
    compunction for his heinous crime.
  2. b brief and compact
    When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.
  3. c held in common; of a group of people
    When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
  4. d trying to please; obliging
    The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.
  5. e yielding
    He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. bestow courtesies with a superior air
    The king condescended to grant an audience to the friends of the condemned man.
  2. in a coma; extremely sleepy
    The long-winded orator soon had his audience in a comatose state.
  3. admit; hield
    Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.
  4. 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.
  5. feel or express pity or sympathy for
    Her friends commiserated with the widow.

5 True/False questions

  1. compromiseadjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
    Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.


  2. commodiousgigantic statue
    The legendary Colossus of Rhodes, bronze statue of the sun god that dominated the harbor of the Greek
    seaport, was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.


  3. comprehensivethorough; inclusive
    This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math skills for the SAT.


  4. complicityyielding
    He was compliant and ready to go along with his friends' desires.


  5. commemorativeequal in extent
    Your reward will be commensurate with your effort.