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comprehensive

adj. of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive

His face was a road map of emotion, traveling from puzzled, to comprehensive and then on to frustration.

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concoct

v. to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery

I hung up before he could concoct some other scheme.

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condolence

Noun. an expression of sympathy with another's grief

He sent a message of condolence to his friend's family.

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condone

Verb. excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with

He cannot condone the use of violence in homes and schools.

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contrite

adj.  feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming

Ex. The 

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conundrum

n. a confusing or difficult problem

Ex. Myriad archaeologists provided different answer to the conundrum of how ancient people were able to build such massive structures without the benefit of today's knowledge and technology, but there had not yet a fixed answer. 

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Commodious

 
 

adj. 

1. spacious and convenient; roomy

The commodious house had plenty of space for the children to play.

2. ample or adequate for a particular purpose

The artist worked in a commodious studio.

 
 

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Complacency

 
 

noun

a feeling of quiet pleasure or security often while unaware of some potential danger, defect,or the like; self-satisfaction or smug satisfactionwith an existing situation, condition, etc.

He was lured into complacency and wasn't aware of the danger he was in.

 
 

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connive

verb

1. to secretly help someone do something dishonest or illegal

The politician connived with the official to sell state documents.

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constituent

noun

1. any one of the people who live and vote in an area : a member of a constituency

The senator received calls from constituents who supported the bill.

 

2. one of the parts that form something

The secret ingredient constituents of the delicious dish.

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confection

n. the act of creating something by compounding or mixing a variety of components.

The architectural confection of western and eastern attracts the tourists.

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concomitant
adj

happening at the same time as something else

Mr. Tang's power expands again with the concomitant growth of his dog

Luka. They are called "Luvengers" together.

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concord

noun

formal : a state in which people or things agree with each other and exist together in a peaceful way

Ex. Mr. Tang and Luka live in a peace and concord.

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constrain

verb.

1. Compel or force (someone) to follow a particular course of action

Example Sentence:

The prisoners were constrained to hang themselves on the trees.

 

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contusion

noun

A region of injured tissue or skin in which blood capillaries have been ruptured; a bruise

Example Sentence:

Majot types of injuries are contusions when relating to sports.

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commendation

Formal or official praise:the film deserved the highest commendation

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commensurate

Corresponding in size or degree; in proportion:salary will be commensurate with age and experience

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 contemporaneous

adj. If two events or situations are contemporaneous, they happen or exist during the same period of time.

 

Ex: The confession was not a precise record taken down contemporaneously during the interview.

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congruity

n.

the quality of agreeing

e.x: They have reached congruity on solving the tax problem.

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contravene

v. To contravene a law or rule means to do something that is forbidden by the law or rule.

 

 

Ex: The government has lent millions of pounds to debt-ridden banks in contravention of local banking laws.