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coffee [a drink made from the plant of the same name]  

People in Seattle drink lots of coffee.

cold [(1) not warm; (2) having or feeling great coolness or a low temperature]  

The water is too cold for swimming. (1)

This has been a cold winter, with much ice and snow. (2)

collect [(1) to bring or gather together in one place; (2) to demand and receive]  

The driver collected the children after school and brought them home. (1)

Your employer collects taxes for the government every time you are paid. (2)

college [a small university]  

Have you decided where you will attend college?

colony [land controlled by another country or government]  

Hong Kong is no longer a British colony.

color [the different effects of light on the eye, making blue, red, brown, black, yellow and others]  

I love the bright colors of the autumn leaves.

combine [to mix or bring together]  

The new organization combines radio and television broadcasting.

come [(1) to move toward; (2) to arrive]  

Jan is coming home for the holidays. (1)

The two sides came together on a settlement after long and detailed negotiations. (2)

command [(1) to order; (2) to have power over something]  

The general commanded the army to move against the enemy. (1)

The President commands all the military forces. (2)

comment [(1) to say something about; (2) to express an opinion about something]  

Mr. President, please comment about the increased number of terrorist attacks. (1)

He commented about the writers who criticized his new book. (2)

committee [a group of people given special work]  

The committee met three times to decide who should get the special award.

common [(1) usual; (2) same for all]  

He liked to call himself a common man. (1)

The allies united for a common purpose: to win the war. (2)

communicate [(1) to tell; (2) to give or exchange information]  

The chairman communicated that he was not happy with the proposed agreement. (1)

Because we communicate well, we understand each other's situation. (2)

community [a group of people living together in one place or area] 

Our community includes people from many other countries.

company [a business organized for trade, industrial or other purposes]

My friend started an Internet company to repair and sell old musical instruments.

compare [to examine what is different or similar]  

We urge you to compare the price and quality of our products with those of our competitors.

compete [to try to do as well as, or better than, another or others] 

The Internet lets companies compete almost anywhere in the world.

complete [(1) having all parts; (2) ended or finished]  

I have a complete set of recordings by the Beatles. (1)

We completed all the work yesterday. (2)

complex [(1) of or having many parts that are difficult to understand; (2) not simple]  

The trade agreement is the result of some very complex negotiations. (1)

It may seem simple, but it is really complex. (2)



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