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combineput or add togetherArtistic integrity
combined with savvy pop production has a way of building such rare consensus and knocking down genre and demographic boundaries.
combinationan assemblage of separate parts or qualitiesThe
combination of rising utility bills and higher-than-average healthcare has residents starting to think coal may not be king after all.Forbes (Jan 24, 2012)
comfortthe act of consoling; giving relief in affliction"Things are never so hard as you think they'll be," said his wife in an effort at
comfort.Kauffman, Reginald Wright
compacta signed written agreement between two or more partiesThe new treaty, commonly known as the fiscal
compact, was agreed at a summit.New York Times (Jan 31, 2012)
complementmake perfect or supply what is wantingWorking in tandem, the two have
complemented each other’s styles nicely in churning out yards, with Bradshaw bringing shiftiness and Jacobs bringing power.New York Times (Dec 15, 2011)
concorda harmonious state of things and of their propertiesGrotius was, however, animated by an ardent desire for peace and
conclavea confidential or secret meetingThey follow up circuses and picnics, and make it a point to attend all big gatherings, such as county fairs, races,
conclaves, and congresses.Flynt, Josiah
confluencea place where things merge or flow togetherIt's a familiar narrative, yet each story is unique, contingent on the
confluence of talent and fashion, context and vision.
congregatecome together, usually for a purposeIn another game, the stands caught on fire, interrupting play as evacuating fans
congregated at the 50-yard line.New York Times (Jan 27, 2012)
congregationan assemblage of people or things collected togetherThe
congregation, on Easter Sunday afternoon, after which service the cakes are given, is always very large, many persons coming from the surrounding villages.Andrews, William
connectfasten or put together two or more piecesAt one time this palace was actually
connected with the cathedral by a covered gallery crossing the street.Conybeare, Edward
consensusagreement in the judgment reached by a group as a wholeBut while the diplomats struggled to find
consensus in New York, Syrian forces continued to pound away at rebel positions.New York Times (Jan 31, 2012)
convenemeet formallyThe expected announcement will come just days before the Washington state legislature was scheduled to
convene for its next session.
(updated August 4, 2014)