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5 Matching questions

  1. chary
  2. cavalcade
  3. censure
  4. centrifuge
  5. cathartic
  1. a blame; criticize
    He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.
  2. b procession; parade (đoàn diễu hành)
    As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was motley group.
  3. c machine that separates substances by whirling them
    At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
    chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
  2. bantering; joking
    Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
  3. in utter disorder
    He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
  4. angelic; innocent-looking
    With her cheerful smile and rosy cheeks, she was a particularly cherubic child.
  5. 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.

5 True/False questions

  1. celibateabstaining 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)

          

  2. cessationstopping
    The workers threatened a cessation of all activities if their demands were not met.

          

  3. cavaliergoblet; consecrated cup
    In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.

          

  4. chroniclereport; record (in chronological order)
    The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.

          

  5. cerebrationpertaining to the brain or intellect(a. 1. thuộc não, thuộc suy nghĩ 2. intellectual
    The content of philosophical works is cerebral in nature and requires much thought.)

          

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