Complacent – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Complacent – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Complacent: (Adjective) /kəmˈpleɪsnt/

Definition:

pleased with a situation, especially something you have achieved, so that you stop trying to improve or change things – used to show disapproval

Synonyms: 

Pleased, Satisfied, Self-righteous

Collocations: 

With noun: complacent attitude

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“It is claimed that the lack of competition and market discipline induces a complacent attitude in both management and the workforce”
“As long as the presence of doubt is detected anywhere, neither faith nor knowledge can ever be complacent.
“He said that we have become complacent about child labour, and that the situation is much worse than it appears.”

For IELTS Writing:
“But people do it; then things blow up; then people are careful for a while; then people get complacent.

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

catastrophe, complacent, obligatory, retribution, fireball, aberration

  1. The losses this year are an ………………………….. and the company will continue to grow
  2. The jet exploded in midair and turned into a ……………………..
  3. The Black Sea is facing ecological ……………….. as a result of pollution
  4. It is …………………………… for companies to provide details of their industrial processes.
  5. The 4-0 Vikings had one this week to allow Warren Moon to tell all his young teammates not to get ………………………….
  6. Victims are demanding …………………… for the terrorist attacks.

Answer keys

  1. aberration
  2. fireball
  3. catastrophe
  4. obligatory
  5. complacent
  6. retribution

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