5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a boorish; rude; insensitive; insensible; vulgar; coarse
Dismayed by his churlish manners at the party, the girls vowed never to invite him again.
- b 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.
- c scold (la rầy)
Grandma began to chide Steven for his lying.
- d machine that separates substances by whirling them
At the dairy, we employ a centrifuge to separate cream from milk.
- e warm by rubbing
The collar chafed his neck.
5 Multiple choice questions
- casual and offhand; arrogant; presumptuous; impudent
Sensitive about having her ideas taken lightly, Marcia felt insulted by Mark's cavalier dismissal of her suggestion.
- 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.
- 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.)
The workers threatened a cessation of all activities if their demands were not met.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
choleric → goblet; consecrated cup
In a small room adjoining the cathedral, many ornately decorated chalices made by the most famous European goldsmiths were on display.
celibate → having minute hairs(có mao)
The paramecium is a ciliated, one-celled animal.
censor → overseer of morals; person who eliminates inappropriate matter(người kiểm duyệt)
Soldiers dislike having their mail read by a censor but understand the need for this precaution.
cede → transfer; yield title to (nhượng lại)
I intend to cede this property to the city.
cavil → quibble; complaint
I respect your sensible criticisms, but I dislike the way you cavil about unimportant details.