5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a blame; criticize
He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.
- b procession; parade (đoàn diễu hành)
As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was motley group.
- c machine that separates substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
- 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.
- 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
- courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
- bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
- in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
- angelic; innocent-looking
With her cheerful smile and rosy cheeks, she was a particularly cherubic child.
- 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
celibate → 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)
cessation → stopping
The workers threatened a cessation of all activities if their demands were not met.
cavalier → goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
chronicle → report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
cerebration → pertaining 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.)