cognizance N. /认知/knowledge. During the election campaign, the two candidates were kept in full cognizance of
the international situation.
cohere V. / 粘住的/stick together. Solids have a greater tendency to cohere than liquids.
cohesion N. /内聚力;黏度/tendency to keep together. A firm believer in the maxim "Divide and conquer," the evil
emperor, by means of lies and trickery, sought to disrupt the cohesion of the federation of free nations.
coiffure N. /发型/hairstyle. You can make a statement with your choice of coiffure: in the sixties many
African-Americans affirmed their racial heritage by wearing their hair in Afros.
coin V. /铸币;发明;杜撰/make coins; invent or fabricate. Mints coin good money; counterfeiters coin fakes. Slanderers
coin nasty rumors; writers coin words. A neologism is an expression that's been newly-coined.
coincidence N. /巧合/two or more things occurring at the same time by chance. Was it just a coincidence that John
and she had chanced to meet at the market for three days running, or was he deliberately trying to seek her out? coincidental, ADJ.
colander N. /过滤器/utensil with perforated bottom used for straining. Before serving the spaghetti, place it in a
colander to drain it.
collaborate V. /协作，合作/work together. Two writers collaborated in preparing this book.
collage N. /拼贴画/work of art put together from fragments. Scraps of cloth, paper doilies, and old photographs all
went into her collage.
collate V. /校对，整理/examine in order to verify authenticity; arrange in order. They collated the newly found
manuscripts to determine their age.
collateral N. /抵押品/security given for loan. The sum you wish to borrow is so large that it must be secured by
colloquial ADJ. /口语的/pertaining to conversational or common speech. Some of the new, less formal reading
passages on SAT I have a colloquial tone that is intended to make them more appealing to students.
collusion N. /勾结/conspiring in a fraudulent scheme. The swindlers were found guilty of collusion. colossal ADJ. /巨大/huge. Radio City Music Hall has a colossal stage.
comatose ADJ. /昏迷;熟睡/a coma; extremely sleepy. The longwinded orator soon had his audience in a comatose
*combustible ADJ. /易燃的/easily burned. After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner
ordered that all combustible materials be kept in safe containers, also N.
comely ADJ. /清秀，美丽，漂亮;有吸引力的/attractive; agreeable. I would rather have a poor and comely wife than a rich
and homely one.
comeuppance N. /报应/rebuke; deserts. After his earlier rudeness, we were delighted to see him get his
commandeer V. /征用，招募/to draft for military purposes; to take for public use. The policeman commandeered the
first car that approached and ordered the driver to go to the nearest hospital.
commemorate V. /纪念/honor the memory of. The statue of the Minute Man commemorates the valiant soldiers who
fought in the Revolutionary War.
commensurate ADJ. /相当的，相称的/equal in extent. Your reward will be commensurate with your effort. commiserate V. /怜悯，同情/feel or express pity or sympathy for. Her friends commiserated with the widow.
commodious ADJ. /宽敞，舒适/spacious and comfortable. After sleeping in small roadside cabins, they found theirhotel suite commodious.