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compact
  • n  a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
  • n  a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  • n  a small and economical car
  • v  have the property of being packable or of compacting easily
    This powder compacts easily
  • v  compress into a wad
  • v  make more compact by or as if by pressing
  • v  squeeze or press together
  • a  closely and firmly united or packed together
    compact soil
    compact clusters of flowers
  • s  having a short and solid form or stature
    a wrestler of compact build
  • s  briefly giving the gist of something
    a compact style is brief and pithy
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companionable
  • s  suggestive of companionship
    a companionable pet
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companionate
  • s  like a companion
    companionate marriage
    a companionate dog
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comparable
  • a  able to be compared or worthy of comparison
  • s  conforming in every respect
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comparable with
  • s  similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
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comparative
  • n  the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
    `faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'
    `less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'
    `more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'
  • a  relating to or based on or involving comparison
    comparative linguistics
  • a  estimated by comparison; not absolute or complete
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compartmental
  • s  divided up into compartments or categories
    most sciences have become woefully compartmentalized
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compartmentalised
  • v  separate into isolated compartments or categories
  • s  divided up into compartments or categories
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compartmentalized
  • v  separate into isolated compartments or categories
  • s  divided up into compartments or categories
    most sciences have become woefully compartmentalized
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compartmented
  • a  divided up or separated into compartments or isolated units
    a compartmented box
    the protected and compartmented society of Beacon Hill"- John Mason Brown
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compassionate
  • v  share the suffering of
  • a  showing or having compassion
    heard the soft and compassionate voices of women
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compatible
  • a  able to exist and perform in harmonious or agreeable combination
    a compatible married couple
    her deeds were compatible with her ideology
  • a  capable of being used with or connected to other devices or components without modification
  • s  capable of forming a homogeneous mixture that neither separates nor is altered by chemical interaction
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compelling
  • v  force somebody to do something
  • v  necessitate or exact
  • s  driving or forcing
    compelling ambition
  • s  tending to persuade by forcefulness of argument
    new and compelling evidence
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compendious
  • s  briefly giving the gist of something
    a short and compendious book
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compensated
  • v  adjust for
  • v  make amends for; pay compensation for
    She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident
  • v  make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  • v  make reparations or amends for
  • v  do or give something to somebody in return
  • v  make payment to; compensate
  • s  receiving or eligible for compensation
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competent
  • a  properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
    a competent typist
  • s  adequate for the purpose
    a competent performance
  • a  legally qualified or sufficient
    a competent court
    competent testimony
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competitive
  • a  involving competition or competitiveness
    competitive games
    to improve one's competitive position
  • s  subscribing to capitalistic competition
  • s  showing a fighting disposition
    highly competitive sales representative
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