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consist

con·sist

consist

 
pronunciation:
kn sIst
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: consisted, consisting, consists
definition 1: to be composed or formed (usu. fol. by "of").
The United States consists of fifty states.The test will consist of thirty questions.Paper consists of small fibers, most often derived from wood pulp.He felt his life consisted of nothing but struggle and failure.
similar words:
amount
definition 2: to have a foundation (in something); lie (usu. fol. by "in").
Success consists in hard work.
similar words:
lie
Word Parts
The word consist contains the following part:
sist Latin root that means stand
synonyms:
sta, stat, stant, -stance