5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a surrender
The enemy was warned to capitulate or face annihilation.
- b meat-eating
The lion is a carnivorous animal.
- c good-fellowship-friendship
- d unit of weight for precious stones; measure of fineness of gold
He gave her a diamond that weighed three carats and was mounted in an eighteen-carat gold band.
- e fault-finding; captious; critical
(Welcoming constructive criticism, Lexy appreciated her editor's comments, finding them free of carping.)
5 Multiple choice questions
- fickle; incalculable
The storm was capricious and changed course constantly.
- any ulcerous sore; any evil (bệnh viêm loét, mục nát)
Poverty is a canker in the body politic; it must be cured.
She was an unpredictable creature, acting on caprice, never taking thought of the consequences.
- agent that brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
Many chemical reactions cannot take place without the presence of a catalyst.
- like a corpse; pale
From his cadaverous appearance, we could see how the disease had ravaged him.
5 True/False questions
castigation → punishment; severe criticism
Sensitive even to mild criticism, Woolf could not bear castigation that she found in certain reviews.
callous → youthful; immature
In that youthful movement, the leaders were only a little less callow than their immature followers.
cajole → one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society, social stratification; prestige (giai cấp)
(The differences created by caste in India must be wiped out if true democracy is to prevail in that country.)
carafe → destruction of life (sự tàn sát)
The carnage that can be caused by atomic warfare adds to the responsibilities of our statesmen.
canine → a 1.shrewd, smart;2. thrifty