Pair of Words: Meaning and Sentence from Choral to Capital, Capitol

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Choral

Meaning: of a chorus or a choir,

Sentence: Choral singing became a matter of national pride.

Coral

Meaning: the hard, stony skeleton secreted by certain marine polyps.

Sentence: What you will not find here are pristine corals.

Cue

Meaning: a signal for someone to do something

Sentence: They started washing up, so that was our cue to leave the party.

Conscious

Meaning: to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present

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

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

Sentence: Within a few short years he was a trusted confidant.

Confidante

Meaning: a woman or girl confidant

Sentence: Within a few short years he was a trusted confidant.

Compliment

Meaning: remark that expresses approval, admiration or respect

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

Sentence: The music complements her voice perfectly.

Compare

Meaning: to examine or look for the difference between two or more things Sentence: If you compare house prices in the two areas, it’s quite amazing how different they are.

Contrast

Meaning: an obvious difference between two or more things

Sentence: The antique furnishing provides an unusual contrast to the modernity of the building.

Canon

Meaning: a Christian priest with special duties in a cathedral

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

Sentence: Instead of eight machine guns, it now had twelve, or four 20mm cannon.

Caret

Meaning: a mark (‸) used in writing or in correcting proof, to show where something is to be inserted

Sentence: Some screen readers use the system caret to determine which area of the screen to read or magnify.

Carat

Meaning: a unit for measuring the weight of jewels

Sentence: 24-carat gold is the purest.

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.

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.

Counsel

Meaning: to give advice, especially on social or personal problems

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, to represent a particular group of people, or to run a particular organization

Sentence: This play is supported by a grant from the local arts council.

Canvas

Meaning: a piece of cloth used by artists for painting on, usually with oil paints, or the painting itself

Sentence: These two canvases by Hockney would sell for £500 000.

Canvass

Meaning: to try to get political support or votes, especially by visiting all the houses in an area

Sentence: I’ve been out canvassing for the Labor Party every evening this week.

Compliment

Meaning: remark that expresses approval, admiration or respect

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

Sentence: The music complements her voice perfectly.

Capital

Meaning: a city which is the center of government of a country or smaller political area

Sentence: Australia’s capital city is Canberra.

Capitol

Meaning: the building in which a state legislature meets

Sentence: A state legislature will meet in a capitol building.

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