Engender – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Engender – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Engender: (Verb) /ɪnˈdʒendər/

Definition:

to be the cause of a situation or feeling

Synonyms: 

Arouse, Beget, Generate

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“A magic bridle may be used to tame a kelpie temporarily, though this will engender great rage in the creature.”
“Although the plot failed, the reaction it engendered is significant.”
“That sudden creativity has engendered its own literature.”

For IELTS Writing:
“This failure must be ascribed, more than anything else, to the arrogant over-confidence engendered by our early victories.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

fabricated, perfection, engender, glossy, gluttony, settlement

  1. They have facts, figures, glossy brochures, ……………. lawyers and beatific smiles.
  2. It was a very entertaining, albeit …………………. film
  3. She has committed several sins, greed and ……………… being high on the list
  4. The veggies were cooked to …………….., with no distracting crunchiness to contend with, and the flavors blended together gloriously.
  5. The treaty guaranteed the peaceful ……………….. of disputes between the two countries.
  6. This new reality helped …………………….. a more sensitive ecclesial approach to the plight of Catholics in broken marriages.

Answer keys:

  1. glossy
  2. fabricated
  3. gluttony
  4. perfection
  5. settlement
  6. engender

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