5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- chasten chastise
- a 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.
- b 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.)
- c in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
- d punish; chasten; discipline
I must chastise you for this offense.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- machine that separates substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
- having minute hairs(có mao)
The paramecium is a ciliated, one-celled animal.
His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric nature.
- 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.)
- purging or cleansing of any passage of the body(sự tẩy nhẹ)
Aristotle maintained that tragedy created a catharsis by purging the soul of base concepts.
5 True/False questions
chase → pure (trong trắng tinh khôi)
Her chaste and decorous garb (clothes) was appropriately selected for the solemnity (seriousness) of the occasion.
catholic → universal; wide-ranging liberal, global, world-wide (rộng khắp)
He was extremely catholic in his taste and read everything he could find in the library.
checkered → 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)
cavalcade → procession; parade (đoàn diễu hành)
As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was motley group.
chronicle → report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.