5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a 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.
- b Roman army officer
Because he was in command of a company of one hundred soldiers, he was called a centurion.
- c vexation; disappointment
Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin.
- d courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
- e thought
Mathematics problems sometimes require much cerebration.
5 Multiple choice questions
- transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
- yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
- machine that separates substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
- (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
- bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
5 True/False questions
champion → lizard that changes color in different situations
Like the chameleon, he assumed the political coloration of every group he met.
chauvinist → boorish; rude; insensitive; insensible; vulgar; coarse
Dismayed by his churlish manners at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
catholic → universal; wide-ranging liberal, global, world-wide (rộng khắp)
He was extremely catholic in his taste and read everything he could find in the library.
chronicle → long established, as a disease
The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches and nausea(chứng ói mửa, vomit) to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment. (kinh niên)
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.)