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consist

con·sist

consist

 
 
pronunciation:
kn sIst
features:
Word Combinations (verb), 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
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