5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor
He was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of
- b reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
- c 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.
- d aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.
- e 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 Multiple choice questions
- held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
- reckon; calculate
He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
composure → combine; constitute; pay interest; increase
The makers of the popular cold remedy compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine.
colossus → agree Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?
conception → an act of yielding
Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain concessions.
concord → agree Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?
compromise → adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.