CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1979

CSS Past Papers of Solved Pair of Words English (Précis and Composition) 1979

English (Précis and Composition) 1979
Cession:
Meaning: a ceding or giving up (of rights, property, territory, etc.) to another
Use in sentence: The Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) led to further cessions of territory by China.
Session:
Meaning: a formal meeting or series of meetings of an organization such as a parliament or a law court
Use in sentence: The parliamentary session is due to end on May 27th.
Canon:
Meaning: a Christian priest with special duties in a cathedral
Use in sentence: He was first appointed as a residentiary canon and only became Chancellor after several years with us.
Cannon:
Meaning: a large, mounted piece of artillery; sometimes, specif., a large gun with a relatively short barrel, as a howitzer
Use in sentence: Instead of eight machine guns, it now had twelve, or four 20mm cannon.
Barbarism:
Meaning: extremely cruel and unpleasant behavior
Use in sentence: He witnessed some appalling acts of barbarism during the war.
Barbarity:
Meaning: behavior that is very cruel, or a very cruel act
Use in sentence: This barbarity must cease!
Artist:
Meaning: someone who paints, draws or makes sculptures
Use in sentence: Monet is one of my favorite artists.
Artisan:
Meaning: a person who does skilled work with his or her hands
Use in sentence: They were concerned about the skilled artisan, not the factory masses.
Antic:
Meaning: funny, silly or strange behavior
Use in sentence: But the rock-star whose stage antics used to include smashing guitars is older and wiser now.
Antique:
Meaning: something made in an earlier period and collected and valued because it is beautiful, rare, old or of high quality
Use in sentence: My mother collects antiques.
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.
Aspire:
Meaning: to have a strong want or hope to do or have something
Use in sentence: Few people who aspire to fame ever achieve it.
Expire:
Meaning: If something which lasts for a fixed length of time expires, it comes to an end or stops being in use
Use in sentence: Our television license expires next month.
Collision:
Meaning: an accident that happens when two vehicles hit each other with force
Use in 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
Use in sentence: It is thought that they worked in collusion with the terrorist network.
Counsel:
Meaning: to give advice, especially on social or personal problems
Use in sentence: The police have provided experts to counsel local people affected by the tragedy.
Council:
Meaning: a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
Use in sentence: This play is supported by a grant from the local arts council.
Expedient:
Meaning: helpful or useful in a particular situation, but sometimes not morally acceptable
Use in sentence: It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished.
Expeditious:
Meaning: quick
Use in sentence: The bank was expeditious in replying to my letter.Meaning: a ceding or giving up (of rights, property, territory, etc.) to another
Use in sentence: The Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) led to further cessions of territory by China.

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