Advanced Vocabulary

Advanced Word Stock for UPSC and English Traninee SET 19

Advanced Word Stock with Printable Flashcards Set 19 PDF  IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency Advanced Word Stock  will you master any English language exam in the world.

 

Compound: (v) To put together, as elements or parts; to form a whole; combine

Her character was compounded in equal parts of meanness and intelligence.

 

Comprehend: (v) To understand; grasp mentally

His lectures are always so difficult to comprehend.

 

Compromise: (v) To meet halfway in a dispute, each side giving up part of its demands

It is hoped that a compromise will’be worked out in today’s talk.

 

Conceive: (v) To think of or originate as a concept or idea; imagine;

My father still conceives of me as a small child.

 

Concentric: (adj.)

Having a centre in common

The target was made of concentric circles.

 

Concession: (n) Admission, compromise, acknowledgement

The prime minister has made it clear that no concession will be made to the strikers.

 

Conciliate: (v) To win over; overcome unfriendliness

He has succeeded in conciliating his worst enemy.

 

Constrain: (v) To compel; bring about by force

As an artist he didn’t consider himself constrained by the same rules of social conduct as other people.

 

Contemporary: (adj.) Modern; existing at the same time

My studies were devoted almost entirely to contemporary literature.

 

Contemptuous: (adj.) Scornful; disdainful; insolent; defiant

He gave a contemptuous laugh.

 

Contender: (n) One who competes

The battle for party leadership grew more intensive when a fourth contender was proposed.

 

Contingent: (adj.) Dependent for effect on something that may or may not occur

Our success is contingent on your support.

 

Contortion: (n) Twisting or writhing in unusual postures

They danced with the most amazing bodily contortions.

 

Contradict: (v) To deny; to assert the opposite

He has contradicted his earlier statement.

 

Contravene: (v) To come into conflict with; oppose; contradict

The penalties for contravening that law are very serious.

 

Conventional: (adj.) Customary; usual; traditional; also, commonplace

Most people have a conventional approach to social problems.

 

Conversant: (adj.) Well-informed; familiar with

I am not conversant with the rides of chess.

 

Convulse: (v) To shake or agitate violently; throw into confusion

Heavy snow has convulsed the entire region.      .

 

Cordial: (adj.) Friendly; warm and hearty; sincere

The queen gave her subjects a cordial smile.

Cordiality: (n) Sincere graciousness, politeness

He welcomed us with cordiality.  .

 

Cascade: (n) A fall of water

The rain formed a cascade against the windshield.

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