Power Prefix #2: con- 10 words

Learn these ten words beginning with the power prefix "con-" (meaning "together").
More Power Prefix lists:
anti-, fore-, inter-, mis-, pre-, sub-, super-, trans-, and uni-!
ELA Common Core State Standard: "Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word."
  1. concerted
    involving the joint activity of two or more
    Such a concerted campaign of misrepresentation will be hard to chalk up to the actions of a few rogue police officers.
    Newsweek (Sep 13, 2012)
  2. conciliatory
    making or willing to make concessions
    In an apparent conciliatory gesture, Saudi state TV showed King Abdullah welcoming leaders with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at his side.
    BBC (Aug 14, 2012)
  3. concurrently
    overlapping in duration
    France is one of the few countries where fatal accidents automatically prompt criminal probes to run concurrently with investigations by civil authorities.
    BusinessWeek (Mar 17, 2011)
  4. conflate
    mix together different elements
    And most critical to the current crisis, they do not conflate what happened to them last year with what is happening now.
    New York Times (Jan 1, 2011)
  5. conformity
    acting according to certain accepted standards
    The society they live in privileges men over women, family over individuality, conformity over free will.
    The Guardian (Aug 3, 2012)
  6. conglomerate
    a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
    Under Sulzberger's stewardship, the New York Times became a sprawling media conglomerate with newspapers throughout the United States, magazines, television, radio and online properties.
    Reuters (Sep 29, 2012)
  7. congregate
    come together, usually for a purpose
    By offering free, reliable Wi-Fi in public spaces, the city is seeking to focus on places where people congregate.
    Chicago Tribune (Sep 24, 2012)
  8. consensus
    agreement in the judgment or opinion reached by a group as a whole
    The melting pot is an engine of consensus, dissolving differences.
    Time (Sep 26, 2012)
  9. conspire
    act in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose
    The five named suspects are also alleged to have conspired to delete documents on computers and other electronic equipment.
    Newsweek (May 15, 2012)
  10. converge
    move or draw together at a certain location
    On Monday, protesters will converge near the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate Occupy’s anniversary, marking the day they began camping out in Zuccotti Park.
    Salon (Sep 17, 2012)