5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a warm by rubbing
The collar chafed his neck.
- b quibble; complaint
I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.
- c critical; captious; carping
censorious people delight in casting blame.
- d report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
- e (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
5 Multiple choice questions
- bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
- goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
- curve; ornament a metal surface by indenting
With his hammer, he carefully chased an intricate design onto the surface of the chalice.(indent: khắc khía răng cưa)
- curb;restrain;control (kiem che)
Thrusting out her arm, Grandma checked Bobby's lunge at his sister. "Young man," she said, "you'd better check your temper."
- angelic; innocent-looking
With her cheerful smile and rosy cheeks, she was a particularly cherubic child.
5 True/False questions
celerity → speed; rapidity; velocity
Hamlet resented his mother's celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.
cathartic → 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.
cede → transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
chicanery → 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.
censor → blame; criticize
He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.