5 Written questions
4 Matching questions
- chasten chastise
- a mythical figure, half man and half horse
I was particularly impressed by the statue of the centaur in the Roman Hall of the museum.
- b abyss, hole, cavity, hollow, aperture
They could not see the bottom of the chasm.
- c trickery, deception( sự ngụy biện bịp bợm)
Your deceitful tactics in this case are indications of chicanery.
- d punish; chasten; discipline
I must chastise you for this offense.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried
Though the late Havelock Ellis wrote extensively about sexual customs and was considered an expert in such matters, recent studies maintain he was celibate throughout his life.(abstain: kiêng khem)
- (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
- 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.
- critical; captious; carping
censorious people delight in casting blame.
5 True/False questions
censure → blame; criticize
He was censured for his inappropriate behavior.
chaste → 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)
caustic → 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.
caulk → 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."
chronicle → report; record (in chronological order)
The gossip columnist was paid to chronicle the latest escapades of the socially prominent celebrities.