5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a boorish; rude; insensitive; insensible; vulgar; coarse
Dismayed by his churlish manners at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
- b machine that separates substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
- c 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.
- d marked by changes in fortune
During his checkered career he had lived in palatial mansions and in dreary boardinghouses. (vừa thành công vừa thất bại)
- e transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
5 Multiple choice questions
- angelic; innocent-looking
With her cheerful smile and rosy cheeks, she was a particularly cherubic child.
- pure (trong trắng tinh khôi)
Her chaste and decorous garb (clothes) was appropriately selected for the solemnity (seriousness) of the occasion.
- marked by formality (chuộng nghi thức, kiểu cách)
Ordinary dress would be in appropriate at so ceremonious an affair.
- 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)
- 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.)
5 True/False questions
chassis → framework and working parts of an automobile
Examining the car after the accident, the owner discovered that the body had been ruined but that the chassis was unharmed.(khung gầm)
censor → abyss, hole, cavity, hollow, aperture
They could not see the bottom of the chasm.
chronicle → goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
cessation → yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
cavalier → quibble; complaint
I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.