5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a artificial; pretended; feigned
His affected mannerisms irritated may of us who had known him before his promotion.
- b flattery; blandishment (sự tâng bốc, sự xu nịnh)
The rock star thrived on the adulation of his groupies and yes-men.
- c confirmation
Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
- d mixture as of metals
alloy of gold are used more frequently than the pure metal.
- e story in which characters are used as symbols; fable
Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the temptations and victories of the human soul.
5 Multiple choice questions
- accidental; casual
He found this adventitious meeting with his friend extremely fortunate.
- payments make to an ex-spouse after divorce (tiền cấp dưỡng sau khi li dị)
Because Tony had supported Tina through medical school, on their divorce he asked the court to award
him $500 a month in alimony.
- intensify; amplify; enlarge; elevate; escalate (đất đai, quyền lực)
The history of the past quarter century illustrates how a President may aggrandize his power to act
aggressively in international affairs without considering the wishes of Congress.
- urge; plead for
The abolitionists advocated freedom for the slaves.
- stir up; disturb (khuấy động)
Her fiery remarks agitated the already angry mob.
5 True/False questions
affiliation → connection; cooperation
His affiliation with the political party was of short duration for he soon disagreed with his colleagues.
advert → refer to; mention
Since you advert to this matter so frequently, you must regard it as important.
alacrity → medieval chemistry (thuật giả kim)
The changing of baser metals into gold was the goal of the students of alchemy.
allude → state without proof
It is alleged that she had worked for the enemy.
agog → ardent; avid; eager (nóng lòng, háo hức)
We were all agog at the news that the celebrated movie star was giving up his career in order to enter a
monastery (tu viện)