Brain Teaser – Cons

Here are clues to ten words which all start with con-. For instance, “The director of an orchestra, choir, opera or ballet” could lead to “conductor”. Can you identify all ten words?
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1. A performance given by one or more singers or instrumentalists or both.

2. The interchange through speech of information, ideas, etc.; spoken communication.

3. Somebody who is kept in prison as a punishment for a crime.

4. To express pleasure to someone at their success, good fortune, happiness, etc.

5. To give one’s permission for something; to agree to something.

6. Hollowed or rounded inwards like the inside of a bowl.

7. An entertainer who is able to twist their body into spectacularly unnatural positions.

8. A large destructive fire.

9. An index of words used in a single book or all the works of an author.

10. The state of being related by blood or descended from a common ancestor.

How did you do?

0 – 1 Mmmm, not exactly brilliant.
2 – 5 A reasonable stab.
6 – 8 A good showing. But there’s still room for improvement!
9 – 10 You really know your stuff. Well done!

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