5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a 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.
- b vexation; disappointment
Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin.
- c hot-tempered
His flushed, angry face indicated a choleric nature.
- d (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
- e 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.)
5 Multiple choice questions
- divine gift; great popular charm or appeal (uy tín)
Political commentators have deplored the importance of a candidate's charisma in these days of television campaigning.
- 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.
- burn with hot iron or caustic
In order to prevent infection, the doctor cauterized the wound.
- 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."
- bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
5 True/False questions
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)
chasten chastise → 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)
celestial → speed; rapidity; velocity
Hamlet resented his mother's celerity in remarrying within a month after his father's death.
centurion → mythical figure, half man and half horse
I was particularly impressed by the statue of the centaur in the Roman Hall of the museum.
chaotic → in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.