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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. chafe
  2. cavil
  3. chronicle
  4. censorious
  5. chaff
  1. a warm by rubbing
    The collar chafed his neck.
  2. b quibble; complaint
    I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.
  3. c critical; captious; carping
    censorious people delight in casting blame.
  4. d report; record (in chronological order)
    The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.
  5. e (vỏ trấu)
    When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. bantering; joking
    Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
  2. goblet; consecrated cup
    In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
  3. 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)
  4. 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."
  5. angelic; innocent-looking
    With her cheerful smile and rosy cheeks, she was a particularly cherubic child.

5 True/False questions

  1. celerityspeed; rapidity; velocity
    Hamlet resented his mother's celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.

          

  2. catharticburning; 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.

          

  3. cedetransfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
    I intend to cede this property to the city.

          

  4. chicanerycautious; 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. censorblame; criticize
    He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.