CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1976

CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1976

English (Précis and Composition) 1976

Par: 
Meaning: the same as or equal to someone or something
Use in sentence: The regeneration of the city's downtown dock front will put it on a par with Nice or Cannes.

At a par:
Meaning: A term that refers to a bond, preferred stock or other debt obligation that is trading at its face value.
Use in sentence: Due to ever-changing interest rates, financial instruments almost never trade exactly at par..

Compliment: 
Meaning: remark that expresses approval, admiration or respect
Use in sentence: I take it as a compliment when people say I look like my mother.

Complement:
Meaning: to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
Use in sentence: The music complements her voice perfectly.

Complacent: 
Meaning: Satisfied
Use in sentence: We can't afford to become complacent about any of our products.

Complaisant:
Meaning: willing to please; affably agreeable; obliging 
Use in sentence: Can we really sit back and watch the suffering of a whole nation and be so complaisant?

State: 
Meaning: a country or its government
Use in sentence: Britain is one of the member states of the European Union.

Government:
Meaning: the group of people who officially control a country
Use in sentence: The government is expected to announce its/their tax proposals today.

Eminent:
Meaning: famous, respected or important
Use in sentence: An eminent historian

Prominent:
Meaning: very well-known and important
Use in sentence: The government should be playing a more prominent role in promoting human rights.

Below: 
Meaning: in a lower position
Use in sentence: From the top of the skyscraper the cars below us looked like insects.

Beneath:
Meaning: in or to a lower position
Use in sentence: Jeremy hid the letter beneath a pile of papers.

Portly: 
Meaning: fat and round
Use in sentence: He was a portly figure in a tight-fitting jacket and bow tie.

Comely:
Meaning: describes a woman who is attractive in appearance
Use in sentence: She is very comely.

Setup:
Meaning: the way in which something is set up
Use in sentence: This allows simplified setup of Local Area Networking devices.

Set upon:
Meaning: to attack someone
Use in sentence: He was set upon by a vicious dog.

Shall: 
Meaning: used instead of 'will' when the subject is 'I' or 'we'
Use in sentence: Shall we be able to get this finished today, do you think?

Will:
Meaning: used to talk about what is going to happen in the future, especially things that you are certain about or things that are planned
Use in sentence: Clare will be five years old next month.

Sink: 
Meaning: to (cause something or someone to) go down below the surface or to the bottom of a liquid or soft substance
Use in sentence: Enemy aircraft sank two battleships.

Drown:
Meaning: to (cause to) die by being unable to breathe under water
Use in sentence: He drowned in a boating accident.

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