Decry – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Decry – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Decry: (Verb) /dɪˈkraɪ/

Definition:

to state publicly that you do not approve of something

Synonyms: 

Criticise, Blame, Condemn

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Loisel decried the election results.”
“Others may decry competitions for their tendency to emphasise technique over artistry, conformity over originality.”

For IELTS Writing:
“In organisations with scarce resources political activity is inevitable and only the naive decry it.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: achieve, obtained, decry, instituted, credit, residents, evaluated, assist, primary, site.

  1. If I can _______________ you in any way, please let me know.
  2. The government is looking for a _______________ on which to build a new school in this area.
  3. Firemen had to evacuate the elderly _______________ of a local nursing home after smoke was seen coming from one of the rooms.
  4. The English Program has _______________ many changes over the years in an attempt to provide an increasingly better program.
  5. Every employee’s work performance will be _______________ on a yearly basis.
  6. He _______________ a final mark of just over 80%.
  7. We have to give her a lot of _______________ for our success.
  8. The _______________ reason he has done so well at school is that he works incredibly hard.
  9. If you want to _______________ real progress in your speaking skills, you need to speak English as often as possible while you are here.
  10. And baseball will certainly have more critics ready to __________ well-heeled owners buying pennants.

Answer key:

  1. assist.
  2. site.
  3. residents.
  4. instituted.
  5. evaluated.
  6. obtained.
  7. credit.
  8. primary.
  9. achieve.
  10. decry

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