5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.
- b reckon; calculate
He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
- c close; squeeze; contract
She compressed the package under her arm.
- d participation; involvement
You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long; you would be wise to admit your
- 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
- element; ingredient
I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same time.
- private meeting
He was present at all their conclaves as an unofficial observer.
- 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.
- brief, comprehensive summary
This text can serve as a compendium of the tremendous amount of new material being developed in this
- admit; hield
Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede that she was right.
5 True/False questions
composure → bear one's self; behave
He comported himself with great dignity.
conciliatory → reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
complaisant → trying to please; obliging
The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant manner.
compatible → something fit to be eaten
The roast turkey and other comestibles, the wines, and the excellent service made this Thanksgiving dinner
concise → brief and compact
When you define a new word, be concise; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember.