5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
- b private meeting of members of a party to select officers or determine policy (cuộc họp kín)
(At the opening of Congress the members of the Democratic Party held a caucus to elect the majority leader of the House and the party whip.)
- c yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
- d 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."
- e boorish; rude; insensitive; insensible; vulgar; coarse
Dismayed by his churlish manners at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
5 Multiple choice questions
- to make watertight (by plugging seams) (hàn,bít chỗ hở) (When water from the shower leaked into the basement, we knew it was time to caulk the tiles at the edges of the shower stall.)
- abyss, hole, cavity, hollow, aperture
They could not see the bottom of the chasm.
His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric nature.
- mythical figure, half man and half horse
I was particularly impressed by the statue of the centaur in the Roman Hall of the museum.
- Roman army officer
Because he was in command of a company of one hundred soldiers, he was called a centurion.
5 True/False questions
centigrade → denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
On the centigrade thermometer, the freezing point of water is zero degrees.(chia trăm độ, bách phân a.)
chronic → long established, as a disease
The doctors were finally able to attribute his chronic headaches and nausea(chứng ói mửa, vomit) to traces of formaldehyde gas in his apartment. (kinh niên)
chafe → 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)
chicanery → trickery, deception( sự ngụy biện bịp bợm)
Your deceitful tactics in this case are indications of chicanery.
cavil → quibble; complaint
I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.