CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 2001

CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 2001


Brooch:
Meaning: a small piece of jewelry with a pin at the back that is fastened to a woman's clothes
Sentence: She wore a small silver brooch.
Broad:
Meaning: very wide
Sentence: We walked down a broad avenue lined with trees.
Collision:
Meaning: an accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force
Sentence: There has been a collision on the southbound stretch of the motorway.
Collusion:
Meaning: agreement between people to act together secretly or illegally in order to deceive or cheat someone
Sentence: It is thought that they worked in collusion with the terrorist network.
Fain:
Meaning: glad; ready
Sentence: He is fain to do all things himself.
Feign:
Meaning: to pretend to feel something, usually an emotion
Sentence: You know how everyone feigns surprise when you tell them how old you are.
Hoard:
Meaning: to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
Sentence: During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies.
Horde:
Meaning: a large group of people
Sentence: Hordes of students on bikes made crossing the road difficult.
Illusion:
Meaning: an idea or belief which is not true
Sentence: He had no illusions about his talents as a singer.
Delusion:
Meaning: when someone believes something that is not true
Sentence: He's under the delusion that he will be promoted this year.
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
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
Sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.
Prescribe:
Meaning: to say what medical treatment someone should have
Sentence: The drug is often prescribed for ulcers.
Proscribe:
Meaning: to not allow something
Sentence: The Athletics Federation has banned the runner from future races for using proscribed drugs.
Respectfully:
Meaning: in a way that shows you want to be polite or honor someone Sentence: As the body was carried through the crowd, people drew back respectfully.
Respectively:
Meaning: relating or belonging to each of the separate people or things you have just mentioned
Sentence: In the 200 meters, Lizzy and Sarah came first and third respectively.
Complacent:
Meaning: Satisfied
Sentence: We can't afford to become complacent about any of our products.
Complaisant:
Meaning: willing to please; affably agreeable; obliging
Sentence: Can we really sit back and watch the suffering of a whole nation and be so complaisant?
Corporal:
Meaning: of the human body; bodily; physical:
Sentence: Nowadays it is not the custom to inflict corporal punishment in schools.
Corporeal:
Meaning: Of a material nature; tangible.
Sentence: Corporeal need such as food and drink should receive due measure of attention.

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