communal ADJ. /公共的/held in common; of a group of people. When they were divorced, they had trouble dividing
their communal property.
compact N. /合约，合同/agreement; contract. The signers of the Mayflower Compact were establishing a form of
compact ADJ. /紧密的，结实的/tightly packed; firm; brief. His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to
comparable ADJ. /相似的/similar. People whose jobs are comparable in difficulty should receive comparable pay. compatible ADJ. /和谐的/harmonious; in harmony with. They were compatible neighbors, never quarreling over
unimportant matters. compatibility, N.
compelling ADJ. /强制的/overpowering; irresistible in effect. The prosecutor presented a well-reasoned case, but the
defense attorney's compelling arguments for leniency won over the jury.
compensatory ADJ. /补偿/making up for; repaying. Can a compensatory education program make up for the
inadequate schooling he received in earlier years?
compile V. /聚集，积累，汇集/assemble; gather; accumulate. We planned to compile a list of the words most frequently
used on SAT I examinations.
complacency N. /自满;装模作样/self-satisfaction; smugness. Full of complacency about his latest victories, he looked
smugly at the row of trophies on his mantelpiece. complacent, ADJ.
complaisant ADJ. /彬彬有礼;殷勤/trying to please; obliging. The courtier obeyed the king's orders in a complaisant
complement V. /补足;完善/complete; consummate; make perfect. The waiter recommended a glass of port to
complement the cheese. also N.
*complementary ADJ. /补足的，完善的/serving to complete something. John and Lisa's skills are complementary. he's
good at following a daily routine, while she's great at improvising and handling emergencies. Together they make a great team.
compliance N. /顺从/readiness to yield; conformity in fulfilling requirements. Bullheaded Bill was not noted for easy
compliance with the demands of others. As an architect, however, Bill recognized that his design for the new school had to be in compliance with the local building code.
compliant ADJ. /顺从/yielding. Because Joel usually gave in and went along with whatever his friends desired, his
mother worried that he might be too compliant.
complicity N. /共犯，共同/participation; involvement. You cannot keep your complicity in this affair secret very long;
you would be wise to admit your involvement immediately.
component N. /成分/element; ingredient. I wish all the components of my stereo system were working at the same
composure N. /镇定，沉着/mental calmness. Even the latest work crisis failed to shake her composure.
compound V. /混合;组合;增加/combine; constitute; pay interest; increase. The makers of the popular cold remedy
compounded a nasal decongestant with an antihistamine. also N.
comprehensive ADJ. /全面的/thorough; inclusive. This book provides a comprehensive review of verbal and math
skills for the SAT.
compress V. /压缩/close; squeeze; contract. She compressed the package under her arm.
comprise V. /包括/include; consist of. If the District of Columbia were to be granted statehood, the United States of
America would comprise fifty-one states, not just fifty.
compromise V. /危害;妥协/adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of.
Sometimes the presence of a neutral third party can help adversaries compromise their differences. Unfortunately,you're not neutral; therefore, your presence here compromises our chances of reaching an agreement. also N.