5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- chasten chastise
- a speed; rapidity; velocity
Hamlet resented his mother's celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.
- b abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried
Though the late Havelock Ellis wrote extensively about sexual customs and was considered an expert in such matters, recent studies maintain he was celibate throughout his life.(abstain: kiêng khem)
- c burn with hot iron or caustic
In order to prevent infection, the doctor cauterized the wound.
- d burning; sarcastically biting(1. ăn da 2. châm biếm (mockery = sarcasm n.)
The critic's caustic remarks angered the hapless actors who were the subjects of his sarcasm.
- e discipline; punish; chastise in order to correct
Whom God loves, God chastens.
5 Multiple choice questions
- blindly devoted patriot
A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be.
- 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.
- fantastic; highly imaginative
Poe's chimerical stories are sometimes too morbid for reading in bed.
- courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
- denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
On the centigrade thermometer, the freezing point of water is zero degrees.(chia trăm độ, bách phân a.)
5 True/False questions
churlish → goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
cession → yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
choreography → art of dancing
Martha Graham introduced a form of choreography that seemed awkward and alien to those who had
been brought up on classic ballet.
cede → transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
cavil → 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.)