5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a mythical figure, half man and half horse
I was particularly impressed by the statue of the centaur in the Roman Hall of the museum.
- b cautious; sparing or restrained about giving, wary
A prudent, thrifty New Englander, DeWitt was as chary of investing money in junk bonds as he was chary of paying people unnecessary compliments.
- c yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
- d curb;restrain;control (kiem che)
Thrusting out her arm, Grandma checked Bobby's lunge at his sister. "Young man," she said, "you'd better check your temper."
- e casual and offhand; arrogant; presumptuous; impudent
Sensitive about having her ideas taken lightly, Marcia felt insulted by Mark's cavalier dismissal of her suggestion.
5 Multiple choice questions
- report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
- divine gift; great popular charm or appeal (uy tín)
Political commentators have deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning.
- to make watertight (by plugging seams) (hàn,bít chỗ hở) (When water from the shower leaked into the basement, we knew it was time to caulk the tiles at the edges of the shower stall.)
- blame; criticize
He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.
- bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
5 True/False questions
causal → private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy (cuộc họp kín)
(At the opening of Congress the members of the Democratic Party held a caucus to elect the majority leader of the House and the party whip.)
cede → scold (la rầy)
Grandma began to chide Steven for his lying.
catholic → purgative (thuốc tẩy thuốc xổ)
Some drugs act as laxatives when taken in small doses but act as cathartics when taken in much larger doses.
chassis → in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
chasten chastise → discipline; punish; chastise in order to correct
Whom God loves, God chastens.