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collusion
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n. a secret agreement for any illegal purpose; conspiracy
They're in collusion with the government and just want a piece of the pie like everyone else.
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colonize
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v. migrate to and settle in; plant
Portuguese attempts to colonize Asia were generally unsuccessful, though it did retain major colonies in Africa until the mid-twentieth century.
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combine
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v. blend; fuse; merge
Re-branded as one-army recruitment, the latest drive will, for the first time, combine recruiting to both the regular and territorial army.
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commerce
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n. trade; business; intellectual exchange or social interaction
The underlying objective is to make international commerce easier and cheaper and to boost incomes around the world.
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committee
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n. special group delegated to consider some matter
He was director of the central bank's monetary policy committee, which sets Brazil's interest rates.
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community
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n. society; a group of people living in the same locality and under the same government
Where governments manage public life, human freedom in a community is compromised.
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commuter
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n. someone who regularly travels from home in a suburb to work in a city
Vancouver is increasingly becoming a commuter city.
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compact
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n. small and economical car; small cosmetics case
I decide to buy a compact because a small car helps to save gas.
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comparable
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a. similar or equivalent; being of equal regard; worthy of being ranked with
People whose jobs are comparable in difficulty should receive similar pay.
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comparative
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a. relative; based on, or involving comparison
Elsewhere in the report which covers a wide range of comparative data, girls continue to reduce the gender gap in educational performance.
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compensation
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n. something given or received as payment as for a service or loss or injury
There are an estimated 86000 survivors worldwide, and almost half of them could be eligible for payments from the compensation fund.
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compensatory
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a. serving to compensate or as compensation; making amends; repaying
Can a compensatory education program make up for the inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?
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competition
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n. struggle; rivalry; an act of competing as for a profit prize
There she's against tough competition such as Meryl Streep, but this award will give her extra momentum towards what's undoubtedly the bigger prize in movies.
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complement
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n. something that completes or makes up a whole or brings to perfection
I think we show complement each other on the court because we're both extremely positive.
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complementary
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a. serving to fill out or to complete; supplying mutual needs or offsetting mutual lacks
John and Lisa's skills are complementary; he's good at following a daily routine, while she's great at handling emergencies.
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complicated
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a. difficult to analyze or understand
Legally this is a hugely complicated case, and it will take months for the judge to reach the verdict.
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comply
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v. yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish
Everyone should comply with the law.
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compose
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v. write; create; make or create by putting together parts or elements
As you begin to compose, improvise on that melody and see where it naturally wants to take you.
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comprehend
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v. take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp
In case you are too stupid to comprehend, the policies of this administration are ruining our country.
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comprehensible
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a. understandable; readily comprehended or understood; intelligible
A good programmer makes her code look so simple and comprehensible that any other programmer can understand it and appreciate it.
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