Venerable – Word Of The Day For IELTS

word of the day - venerable
word of the day - venerable

Venerable – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Venerable: (Adjective) /ˈvenərəbl/

Definition:

a venerable person or thing is respected because of their great age, experience etc – often used humorously

Synonyms: 

Respect, Esteemed, Grand

Collocation:

With adverb: most venerable
With noun: venerable institution/ tradition

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Maybe you still value these venerable institutions, and although you see weaknesses in them you are working to see them changed.”
“The pageantry surrounding the court is a feast of spectacle and venerable tradition.”

For IELTS Writing:
“The attorney-client privilege against compelled testimony is the most venerable privilege in the law.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

version, inquisitive, wrestle, venerable, injected, innovate

  1. Breakspear was both more ………………. and less ostentatious than most colleges
  2. I had trouble understanding the French, so I got the English ………….. of the book from the library and read it
  3. Fireman John Peck grabbed the blade and …………… it off the attacker as he lunged at colleagues.
  4. A drug that is ……………… reaches the brain faster than if it is smoked or sniffed.
  5. Their ability to………………….. has allowed them to compete in world markets.
  6. Jenny was a very …………………… child, always asking “why?”.

Answer keys:

  1. venerable
  2. version
  3. wrestle
  4. injected
  5. innovate
  6. inquisitive

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