CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1981 to 1985

CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1981 to 1985

CSS English (Précis and Composition) 1982


Mitigate:
Meaning: to make something less harmful, unpleasant or bad
Use in sentence: It is unclear how to mitigate the effects of tourism on the island.
Alleviate:
Meaning: to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
Use in sentence: The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.
Persecute:
Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone
Use in sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.
Prosecute:
Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime
Use in sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.
Popular:
Meaning: liked, enjoyed or supported by many people
Use in sentence: She's the most popular teacher in school.
Populace:
Meaning: the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place
Use in sentence: Some studies show that workers in the nuclear industry are more likely than the general populace to get cancer.
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: 1)
Excite:
Meaning: to make someone have strong feelings of happiness and enthusiasm
Use in sentence: Nothing about my life excites me at present.
Incite:
Meaning: to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent
Use in sentence: She was expelled for inciting her classmates to rebel against their teachers.
Voracity:
Meaning: excessive desire to eat
Use in sentence: On reaching the ship they were offered some bread, which they devoured with a voracious appetite.
Veracity:
Meaning: the quality of being true, honest or accurate
Use in sentence: The veracity of the second claim can be tested against the findings of archeology.
Virtuous:
Meaning: having good moral qualities and behavior
Use in sentence: He described them as a virtuous and hard-working people.
Virtual:
Meaning: describes something that can be done or seen using a computer and therefore without going anywhere or talking to anyone
Use in sentence: In tests, we have found the virtual machine runs at a reasonable speed.
Exceptional:
Meaning: much greater than usual, especially in skill, intelligence, quality, etc
Use in sentence: The Company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.
Exceptionable:
Meaning: offensive or upsetting
Use in sentence: This action is normally only taken in exceptionable circumstances.

English (Précis and Composition) 1983

Illusion:
Meaning: an idea or belief which is not true
Use in sentence: He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.
Allusion:
Meaning: something that is said or written that is intended to make you think of a particular thing or person
Use in sentence: Her novels are packed with literary allusions. (Pair Repeated: 1)
Ardor:
Meaning: great enthusiasm or love
Use in sentence: Similarly, the Japanese seem to have less ardor for luxury goods than in the boom years of the late 90s.
Order:
Meaning: the way in which people or things are arranged
Use in sentence: The children lined up in order of age/height.
Conquer:
Meaning: to take control or possession of foreign land, or a group of people, by force
Use in sentence: The Spanish conquered the New World in the 16th century.
Concur:
Meaning: to agree with someone or have the same opinion as someone else
Use in sentence: The new report concurs with previous findings.
Cite: 
Meaning: to mention something as proof for a theory or as a reason why something has happened
Use in sentence: She cited three reasons why people get into debt.
Site:
Meaning: a place where something is, was, or will be built, or where something happened, is happening, or will happen
Use in sentence: The council hasn’t yet chosen the site for the new hospital.
Addict:
Meaning: a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful
Use in sentence: There are a reported two million male cocaine addicts in the US.
Edict:
Meaning: an official order, especially one which is given in a forceful and unfair way
Use in sentence: Most shops are ignoring the government's edict against Sunday trading.
Proceed:
Meaning: to continue as planned
Use in sentence: His lawyers have decided not to proceed with the case.
Precede:
Meaning: to be or go before something or someone in time or space
Use in sentence: It would be helpful if you were to precede the report with an introduction.
Right:
Meaning: correct
Use in sentence: You got three answers right and two wrong.
Rite:
Meaning: a set of fixed words and actions
Use in sentence: You have to go through an initiation rite before you become a full member.
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.

English (Précis and Composition) 1984

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English (Précis and Composition) 1985
Eminent:
Meaning: famous, respected or important
Use in sentence: An eminent historian
Imminent:
Meaning: coming or likely to happen very soon
Use in sentence: A strike is imminent.
Deference:
Meaning: respect and politeness
Use in sentence: He treats her with such deference.
Difference:
Meaning: the way in which two or more things which you are comparing are not the same
Use in sentence: What's the difference between an ape and a monkey?
Eligible:
Meaning: having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions
Use in sentence: Only people over 18 are eligible to vote.
Illegible:
Meaning: impossible or almost impossible to read because of being very untidy or not clear
Use in sentence: His writing is almost illegible.
Judicial:
Meaning: involving a court of law
Use in sentence: The defense team will seek a judicial review of the sentence.
Judicious:
Meaning: having or showing reason and good judgment in making decisions
Use in sentence: We should make judicious use of the resources available to us. 
President:
Meaning: the person who has the highest political position in a country which is a republic and who, in some of these countries, is the leader of the government
Use in sentence: The President of France.
Precedent:
Meaning: an action, situation or decision which has already happened
Use in sentence: There are several precedents for promoting people who don't have formal qualifications.
Superficial:
Meaning: never thinking about things that are serious or important
Use in sentence: He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.
Superfluous:
Meaning: more than is needed or wanted
Use in sentence: The report was marred by a mass of superfluous detail.
Immigrant:
Meaning: a person who has come to a different country in order to live there permanently
Use in sentence: Illegal immigrants are sent back across the border if they are caught.
Emigrant:
Meaning: a person who emigrates
Use in sentence: There was only a small number of emigrants on board.
Rightful:
Meaning: A rightful position or claim is one which is morally or legally correct
Use in sentence: Don't forget that I am the rightful owner of this house.
Righteous:
Meaning: morally correct
Use in sentence: He was regarded as a righteous and holy man.
Contemptible:
Meaning: deserving contempt
Use in sentence: Her behavior was contemptible.
Contemptuous:
Meaning: expressing contempt
Use in sentence: He was very contemptuous of 'popular' writers, whom he described as having no talent.
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.


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