Nadir – Word Of The Day For IELTS

Word of the day - nadir

Nadir – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Nadir: (Noun) /ˈneɪdɪr/

Definition:

the time when a situation is at its worst

Synonyms: 

Bottom, Base, Low point

Antonym:

Zenith

Collocations:

With verb: Reach nadir

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“The tsar’s fortunes had reached their nadir.”
“If the field continues to decay at its present rate, it will reach its nadir in some 1, 200 years.”

For IELTS Writing:
“On 4 October 1406, when Henry’s government was at its nadir, he finally became keeper of the Privy Seal.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

property, sweeping, nonentity, phoneme, nominal, retrial

  1. At its nadir in 1983, the Alameda colony had only 3 nesting pairs.
  2.  The Earth is a _______________ planet which has been forever changing throughout time.
  3.  People in this generation need to be able to _______________ to change quickly because of the dynamic nature of technological change in modern society.
  4. I like to remind my ESL students that the vocabulary we learn is never _______________: there is always another meaning, another part of speech, another thing we can learn from a new word.
  5.  The genetic material of humans and chimpanzees is 98% _______________
  6. Fatima and Oscar make a lovely _______________.
  7.  There are over 200 satellites orbiting Earth _______________ for the purpose of private communications services, such as pagers, telephones, and computers.
  8. Beach fires are _______________ during the summer months due to the fire hazard.
  9. He injured himself while hiking in an _______________ area of the province and died because he couldn’t get the proper medical care in time.
  10.  American bartenders say they hear more complaints about work than any other _______________.

Answer keys:

  1. rash
  2. dynamic
  3. adapt
  4. finite
  5. identical
  6. couple
  7. solely
  8. prohibited
  9. isolated
  10. topic

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