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 feel or express pity or sympathy for
Her friends commiserated with the widow.
- c reconciling; soothing
She was still angry despite his conciliatory words.
- d harmonious; in harmony with
They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over unimportant matters.
- e listing of statistical information in tabular or book form
The compilation of available scholarships serves a very valuable purpose.
5 Multiple choice questions
- mental calmness
Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.
- remembering; honoring
The new commemorative stamp honors the late Martin Luther King, Jr.
- adjust; endanger the interests or reputation of
Your presence at the scene of the dispute compromises our claim to neutrality in this matter.
- aqueduct; passageway for fluids
Water was brought to the army in the desert by an improvised conduit from the adjoining mountain.
- overpowering; irresistible in effect
The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the defense attorney's compelling arguments for
leniency won over the jury.
5 True/False questions
concoct → prepare by combining; make up in concert
How did the inventive chef ever concoct such strange dish?
compliant → conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield
The design for the new school had to be in compliance with the local building code.
conclusive → decisive; ending all debate
When the stolen books turned up in John's locker, we finally had conclusive evidence of the identity of the
commandeer → held in common; of a group of people
When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing their communal property.
colossal → gigantic 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.