Incompatible – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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word of the day by ieltsmaterial - incompatible

Incompatible – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Incompatible: (Noun) /ˌɪnkəmˈpætəbl/

Definition:

Two actions, ideas, etc. that are incompatible are not acceptable or possible together because of basic differences

Synonyms: 

Conflicting, Inappropriate, Unsuitable.

Collocations:

With adverb:largely | somewhat | apparently, seemingly | potentially | simply | basically, fundamentally | clearly | mutually incompatible.
With preposition: incompatible with

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:
“These two objectives are mutually incompatible.”
This behaviour is completely incompatible with his role as a teacher.

For IELTS Writing:
“The hours of the job are incompatible with family life.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: rigidity, format, protocol, vision, manually, suspension, devoted, behalf, incompatible, mutually.

  1. More than 10% of Kenya’s total land area is _______________ to national parks and wildlife reserves.
  2. George Orwell wrote that people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their _______________.
  3. There are numerous dialects spoken in Madagascar, but they are all _______________ understandable.
  4. The accepted _______________ that one is expected to follow when there is an ambulance approaching is to pull over to the side of the road, and stop.
  5. They _______________ moved over a ton of rock from their back yard to make a garden.
  6. Mahatma Gandhi once said that honesty is _______________ with the making of a large fortune.
  7. We’ll need to change the _______________ of our presentation, because they don’t have the software to support a presentation of this kind in the meeting room.
  8. Belief in religion requires a _______________ of rational thought which I am not prepared to make.
  9. The _______________ of these structures makes them vulnerable to cracks in the event of an earthquake.
  10. We need someone who has a _______________ of where this company should be headed for the future.

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