small bit or fragment; discarded waste material; fight; Ex. a scrap of paper/cloth; V: break into parts for disposal; discard as worthless; fight; quarrel
examine and compare in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order (the sheets of a book before they are bound)
security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations;an association of nations for their mutual benefit.
take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes; appropriate; seize; confiscate; impound
current of air (through a room or to a fire); act of pulling roads; act of swallowing liquid or amount of liquid swallowed at a time
remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp; im reminiscence of something
honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
equal in extent; of the same size; from com- 'together' + mensuratus, past participle of mensurare 'to measure.'
feel or express pity or sympathy for; sympathize; 'commiserated,' from the verb commiserari, from com- 'with' + miserari 'to lament' (from miser 'wretched' ).
small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious; a list of items, a litany of items (litany also means bhajan type of chanting); list of pending items
assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
readily acting in accordance with a rule, order, or the wishes or others; yielding; comforming to requirements
bear one's self; behave; Ex. comport oneself; N. comportment; comport oneself) formal conduct oneself; behave; comport with) accord with; agree with : the actions that comport with her own liberal views
combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
mutually agreed on; done together by agreement; Ex. concerted effort; CF. in concert: working together
an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
that which accompanies; Ex. Deafnes is a frequent concommitant of old age; ADJ: existing or happening together with something else
(derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
self-assurance; calm unworried feeling based on a strong belief in one's abilities; strong belief in the ability of a person or plan; trust or faith in a person or thing; something confided; secret; Ex. confidence in your ability; Ex. I'm telling you this in confidence; Ex. exchange confidences about their boyfriends; ADJ. confident
spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer
harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance