CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1991 to 1995

CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1991 to 1995

English (Précis and Composition) 1991

Access:
Meaning: the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person, or the right to use or look at something
Use in sentence: The only access to the village is by boat.
Excess:
Meaning: an amount which is more than acceptable, expected or reasonable
Use in sentence: An excess of enthusiasm is not always a good thing.
Ascent:
Meaning: when someone or something climbs or moves upwards
Use in sentence: As the plane made its ascent, we saw thick smoke coming from one engine.
Accent:
Meaning: the way in which people in a particular area, country or social group pronounce words
Use in sentence: He's got a strong Scottish accent.
Resources:
Meaning: a useful or valuable possession or quality of a country, organization or person
Use in sentence: The country's greatest resource is the dedication of its workers.
Recourse:
Meaning: using something or someone as a way of getting help, especially in a difficult or dangerous situation
Use in sentence: It is hoped that the dispute will be settled without recourse to litigation.
Weather:
Meaning: the conditions in the air above the Earth such as wind, rain or temperature, especially at a particular time over a particular area
Use in sentence: The weather in the hills can change very quickly, so take suitable clothing.
Whether:
Meaning: if, or not
Use in sentence: I wasn't sure whether you'd like it.
Premier:
Meaning: best or most important
Use in sentence: He's one of the nation's premier scientists.
Premiere:
Meaning: the first public performance of a play or any other type of entertainment
Use in sentence: The world premiere of the opera will be at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
Ingenious:
Meaning: very clever and skillful
Use in sentence: She was ingenious at finding ways to work more quickly.
Ingenuous:
Meaning: honest, sincere and trusting/ showing innocent or childlike simplicity and candidness
Use in sentence: It has to be said it was rather ingenuous of him to ask a complete stranger to look after his luggage. 
Facilitate:
Meaning: to make possible or easier
Use in sentence: The current structure does not facilitate efficient work flow.
Felicitate:
Meaning: to wish happiness to; congratulate
Use in sentence: Asian medal winners to be felicitated next Sunday. (Pair Repeated: 2)
Conscious:
Meaning: to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present
Use in sentence: I think she's very conscious of being the only person in the office who didn't have a university education.
Conscientious:
Meaning: putting a lot of effort into your work/ controlled by or done according to conscience
Use in sentence: She has always been a very conscientious worker. 
Disease:
Meaning: illness of people, animals, plants, etc.
Use in sentence: Starvation and diseases have killed thousands of refugees.
Decease:
Meaning: a person's death
Use in sentence: The house will not be yours till after your mother's decease. 

English (Précis and Composition) 1992

Ascent:
Meaning: when someone or something climbs or moves upwards
Use in sentence: As the plane made its ascent, we saw thick smoke coming from one engine.
Assent:
Meaning: official agreement to or approval of an idea, plan or request
Use in sentence: Once the directors have given their assent to the proposal we can begin. 
Ballot:
Meaning: a system or occasion of secret voting
Use in sentence: They decided to hold a ballot.
Ballet:
Meaning: a type of dancing where carefully organized movements tell a story or express an idea
Use in sentence: By the age of fifteen he had already composed his first ballet.
Corps:
Meaning: a military unit trained to perform particular duties
Use in sentence: The EU could set up the "external action service,” a kind of EU diplomatic corps.
Corpse:
Meaning: a dead body, usually of a person
Use in sentence: In the morning they found his corpse on the ground.
Due:
Meaning: expected to happen, arrive, etc. at a particular time
Use in sentence: The next meeting is due to be held in three months' time.
Dew:
Meaning: drops of water that form on the ground and other surfaces outside during the night
Use in sentence: There was moderate dew on the grass.
Diary:
Meaning: a book with a separate space or page for each day, in which you write down your future arrangements, meetings, etc., or one used to record your thoughts and feelings or what has happened on that day
Use in sentence: Don't forget to write the date of the meeting in your diary.
Dairy: 
Meaning: A commercial establishment for processing or selling milk and milk products.
Use in sentence: Dairy farm may be supplied by water from a nearby spring.
Momentary:
Meaning: lasting for a very short time
Use in sentence: Be careful not to make even momentary short circuits with metal tools.
Momentous:
Meaning: very important because of effects on future events
Use in sentence: Whether or not to move overseas was a momentous decision for the family. 
Route: 
Meaning: a particular way or direction between places
Use in sentence: The route we had planned took us right across Greece.
Rout:
Meaning: to defeat an enemy completely and force them to run away
Use in sentence: The Russian chess team has routed all the rest.
Veil:
Meaning: a piece of thin material worn by women to cover the face or head
Use in sentence: The women wore black veils which covered all but their eyes.
Vale:
Meaning: used in the name of some valleys
Use in sentence: The Vale of Evesham

English (Précis and Composition) 1993

Queue:
Meaning: a line of people, usually standing or in cars, waiting for something
Use in sentence: There was a long queue of traffic stretching down the road.
Cue: 
Meaning: a signal for someone to do something
Use in sentence: They started washing up, so that was our cue to leave the party.
Differ:
Meaning: to be not like something or someone else, either physically or in another way
Use in sentence: The twins look alike, but they differ in temperament.
Defer:
Meaning: to delay something until a later time; to postpone
Use in sentence: My bank has agreed to defer the repayments on my loan while I'm still a student.
Conscious:
Meaning: to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present
Use in sentence: I think she's very conscious of being the only person in the office who didn't have a university education.
Conscience:
Meaning: the part of you that judges how moral your own actions are and makes you feel guilty about bad things that you have done
Use in sentence: You didn't do anything wrong - you should have a clear conscience.
Confidant:
Meaning: a person you trust and share your feelings and secrets with
Use in sentence: Within a few short years he was a trusted confidant.
Confidante:
Meaning: a woman or girl confidant
Use in sentence: Within a few short years he was a trusted confidant.
Atheist:
Meaning: someone who believes that God or gods do not exist
Use in sentence: I know an atheist who says ' Oh god!
Agnostic:
Meaning: someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, whether a god exists
Use in sentence: Although he was raised a Catholic, he was an agnostic for most of his adult life.
Loose:
Meaning: not firmly fixed in place
Use in sentence: There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.
Lose:
Meaning: to no longer have something because you do not know where it is, or because it has been taken away from you
Use in sentence: I've lost my ticket.
Briefing:
Meaning: information that is given to someone just before they do something or a meeting where this happens
Use in sentence: They received thorough briefing before they left the country.
Debriefing:
Meaning: to question someone in detail about work they have done for you
Use in sentence: The pilots were thoroughly debriefed after every mission.
Dual:
Meaning: with two parts, or combining two things
Use in sentence: This room has a dual purpose, serving as both a study and a dining room.
Duel:
Meaning: a formal fight in the past, using guns or swords, arranged between two people as a way of deciding an argument
Use in sentence: The composer Strauss was once challenged to a duel.
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. (Pair Repeated: 4)

English (Précis and Composition) 1994

All: 
Meaning: every one (of), or the complete amount or number (of), or the whole (of)
Use in sentence: All animals have to eat in order to live.
Awl: 
Meaning: a small, pointed tool for making holes in wood, leather, etc.
Use in sentence: That awl causes loud noise.
Boy:
Meaning: a male child
Use in sentence: As a young boy, my father used to walk three miles to school.
Buoy:
Meaning: a floating object on the top of the sea, which is used for directing ships and warning them of possible danger
Use in sentence: The zones for swimming and the zones for water sports are clearly marked by buoys.
Fallow:
Meaning: describes land that is not planted with crops, in order to improve the quality of the soil
Use in sentence: Farmers are eligible for government support if they let a certain amount of land lie fallow.
Fellow:
Meaning: describes someone who has the same job or interests as you, or is in the same situation as you
Use in sentence: She introduced me to some of her fellow students.
Jewry:
Meaning: all the Jews
Use in sentence: Dr. Lisa is an expert of Latin American Jewry.
Jury:
Meaning: a group of people who have been chosen to listen to all the facts in a trial in a law court and to decide whether a person is guilty or not guilty
Use in sentence: Police officers aren't usually allowed to be on a jury.
Functional:
Meaning: designed to be practical and useful rather than attractive
Use in sentence: Project work is used to integrate material and make knowledge functional.
Dysfunctional:
Meaning: not behaving or working normally
Use in sentence: The craftsman is likely to seem dysfunctional in a culture of innovation and change.
Yew:
Meaning: an evergreen tree with flat leaves like needles and small red cones, or the wood from this tree
Use in sentence: There is little sound except for the breeze stirring in the churchyard yew trees.
Eue: 
Meaning: Unable to find this word in dictionaries
Use in sentence: An eue passed in his life which made him dull for an year.
Allusive:
Meaning: containing a lot of allusions
Use in sentence: Her music is allusive.
Elusive:
Meaning: difficult to describe, find, achieve or remember
Use in sentence: The answers to these questions remain as elusive as ever.
Ladylike:
Meaning: graceful, controlled and behaving in a way that is socially acceptable for a woman
Use in sentence: Laura is very ladylike and elegant.
Ladyship:
Meaning: a respectful way of referring to or talking to a woman or girl who has the rank of a peer or knight without using her title
Use in sentence: We are honored to welcome your ladyship here tonight.

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