5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a bantering; joking
Sometimes his flippant and chaffing remarks annoy us.
- b blindly devoted patriot
A chauvinist cannot recognize any faults in his country, no matter how flagrant they may be.
- c heavenly, mundane
She spoke of the celestial joys that awaited virtuous souls in the hereafter.
- d transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
- e lizard that changes color in different situations
Like the chameleon, he assumed the political coloration of every group he met.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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)
- 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)
- 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.)
- marked by formality (chuộng nghi thức, kiểu cách)
Ordinary dress would be in appropriate at so ceremonious an affair.
- 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 True/False questions
choleric → in utter disorder
He tried to bring order into the chaotic state of affairs.
choreography → art of dancing
Martha Graham introduced a form of choreography that seemed awkward and alien to those who had
been brought up on classic ballet.
chivalrous → courteous; faithful; brave; well-mannered
chivalrous behavior involves noble words and good deeds.
caucus → 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.)
catholic → 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.