5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a critical; captious; carping
censorious people delight in casting blame.
- b fantastic; highly imaginative
Poe's chimerical stories are sometimes too morbid for reading in bed.
- c 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.
- d casual and offhand; arrogant; presumptuous; impudent
Sensitive about having her ideas taken lightly, Marcia felt insulted by Mark's cavalier dismissal of her suggestion.
- e yielding to another; ceding(sự nhượng lại)
The cession of Alaska to the United States is discussed in this chapter.
5 Multiple choice questions
- trickery, deception( sự ngụy biện bịp bợm)
Your deceitful tactics in this case are indications of chicanery.
- vexation; disappointment
Her refusal to go with us filled us with chagrin.
- implying a cause-and-effect relationship (thuộc nguyên nhân)
(The psychologist maintained there was a causal relationship between the nature of one's early childhood experiences and one's adult personality.)
- procession; parade (đoàn diễu hành)
As described by Chaucer, the cavalcade of Canterbury pilgrims was motley group.
- (vỏ trấu)
When you separate the wheat from the chaff, be sure you throw out the chaff.
5 True/False questions
celibate → having minute hairs(có mao)
The paramecium is a ciliated, one-celled animal.
chameleon → lizard that changes color in different situations
Like the chameleon, he assumed the political coloration of every group he met.
chivalrous → courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
charlatan → in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
cerebration → pertaining to the brain or intellect(a. 1. thuộc não, thuộc suy nghĩ 2. intellectual
The content of philosophical works is cerebral in nature and requires much thought.)