compunction N. /后悔/remorse. The judge was especially severe in his sentencing because he felt that the criminal
had shown no compunction for his heinous crime.
compute V. /计算/reckon; calculate. He failed to compute the interest, so his bank balance was not accurate.
concave ADJ. / 空的/hollow. The back-packers found partial shelter from the storm by huddling against the concave
wall of the cliff.
concede V. /勉强，让步，屈从/admit; yield. Despite all the evidence Monica had assembled, Mark refused to concede
that she was right.
conceit N. /自负，自大;离奇古怪的想法/vanity or self-love; whimsical idea; extravagant metaphor. Although Jack was
smug and puffed up with conceit, he was an entertaining companion, always expressing himself in amusing conceits and witty turns of phrase.
concentric ADJ. /同心/having a common center. The target was made of concentric circles.
conception N. /开始，构思/beginning; forming of an idea. At the first conception of the work, he was consulted.
concerted ADJ. /协调的/mutually agreed on; done together. All the Girl Scouts made a concerted effort to raise funds
for their annual outing. When the movie star appeared, his fans let out a concerted sigh.
concession N. /让步/an act of yielding. Before they could reach an agreement, both sides had to make certain
conciliatory ADJ. /抚慰，调和/reconciling; soothing. She was still angry despite his conciliatory words. conciliate, V.
concise ADJ. /简练/brief and compact. When you define a new word, be concise: the shorter the definition, the easier it
is to remember.
conclusive ADJ. /确实的，决定性的/decisive; ending all debate. When the stolen books turned up in John‟s locker, we
finally had conclusive evidence of the indence of the indentity of the mysterious thief.
concoct V. /调合，调制/prepare by combining; make up in concert. How did the inventive chef ever concoct such a
strange dish? concoction, N.
concomitant N. /伴随物/that which accompanies. Culture is not always a concomitant of wealth. also ADJ. concord N. /和谐，一致/harmony; agreement between people or things. Watching Tweedledum and Tweedledee battle,
Alice wondered at their lack of concord.
concur V. /同时发生/agree. Did you concur with the decision of the court or did you find it unfair?
concurrent ADJ. / 并发的/happening at the same time. In America, the colonists were resisting the demands of the
mother country; at the concurrent moment in France, the middle class was sowing the seeds of rebellion.
condemn V. /判刑，声讨/censure; sentence; force or limit to a particular state. In My Cousin Vinnie, Vinnie's fiancée
condemned Vinnie for mishandling his cousin Tony's defense. If Vinnie didn't do a better job defending Tony, the judge would condemn Tony to death, and Vinnie would be condemn θ d to cleaning toilets for a living.
condense V. /浓缩，精简/make more compact or dense; shorten or abridge; reduce into a denser form. If you squeeze
a slice of Wonder Bread, taking out the extra air, you can condense it into a pellet the size of a sugar cube. If you cut out the unnecessary words from your essay, you can condense it to a paragraph. As the bathroom cooled down, the steam from the shower condensed into droplets of water.
condescend V. /谦逊，屈尊/act conscious of descending to a lower level; patronize. Though Jill had been a star
softball player in college, when she played a pickup game at the park she never condescended to her less experienced teammates.condescension, N.
condiments N. /调味品/seasonings; spices. The chef seasoned the dish with so much garlic that we could hardly
taste the other condiments.