Nuance – Word Of The Day For IELTS

word of the day - nuance
word of the day - nuance

Nuance – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Nuance: (Noun) /ˈnuːɑːns/

Definition:

a very slight, hardly noticeable difference in manner, colour, meaning etc

Synonyms: 

Gradation, Nicety, Subtlety.

Collocations:

Subtle nuance

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“These additional flavor layers offer greater opportunities to marry the dish with the subtle nuances of a fine Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.”
“Scientists now understand the subtle nuances of its genetic machinery.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Scientists now understand the subtle nuances of its genetic machinery.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: inherently, cessation, distortion, overlapping, analogous, nuance, mediator, refinements, confinement, scenarios.

  1. In October of 1968, U.S. president Lyndon Johnson ordered the total _______________ of American bombing of North Vietnam.
  2. The latest safety _______________ make this Volvo the best family car available today.
  3. American military personnel are staging various terrorist _______________ in order to better prepare for possible future attacks
  4. The amount of _______________ on the radio depends on how strong the signal is.
  5. Driving a car is not _______________ dangerous even though thousands of people die in accidents each year.
  6. The union has been unable to reach a settlement with the administration, and has asked for the services of a well-known _______________.
  7. Beauty was communication, each mote of light shaded with one _________ of meaning and each meaning had a colour.
  8. Schools are organized like factories, and the educational process is _______________ to commodity production.
  9. Despite his years of _______________ in a prisoner-of-war camp, the old man always had a positive view of life.
  10. If you want to make a darkroom for developing your photos, you’ll need to put _______________ sheets of black paper on the window so that absolutely no light gets through.

Answer keys:

  1. cessation
  2. refinements
  3. scenarios
  4. distortion
  5. inherently.
  6. mediator.
  7. nuance.
  8. analogous.
  9. confinement.
  10. overlapping.

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