Arbitrary – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Arbitrary – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Arbitrary: (Adjective) /ˈɑːrbətreri/

Definition:

decided or arranged without any reason or plan, often unfairly

Synonyms: 

Capricious, Discretionary, Erratic

Collocations: 

With adverb: apparently/ entirely/ quite arbitrary
With noun: arbitrary arrest/ decision/ power/ rule/ way

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“To do this he did not need to make any apparently arbitrary appeal to particular revelation or received authority.”
“He lived so much within his own head that the times at which he ate and slept were entirely arbitrary.”
“Non-violent protests outside the jails and the Ministry of the Interior are met with arbitrary arrest.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Casinos sound such arbitrary and decadent places; nobody would want their economy’s fate to be determined in one.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to these definitions.

fluency, arbitrary, accuracy, function, language barrier, translate.

  1. change words from one language to another……………
  2. the ability to do something without making mistakes ……………………..
  3. something that prevents successful communication …………………….
  4. not based on reason or plan ………………………..
  5. the ability to speak without hesitation……………………
  6. work or carry out daily tasks……………………………….

Answer keys:

  1. translate
  2. accuracy
  3. language barrier
  4. arbitrary
  5. fluency
  6. function

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