Callous – Word Of The Day For IELTS

WORD OF THE DAY - CALLOUS

Callous – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Callous: (Adjective) /ˈkæləs/

Definition:

not caring that other people are suffering

Synonyms: 

Apathetic, Careless, Heartless

Antonyms:

Caring, Sensitive, Concerned

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“The company showed callous disregard for the safety of their employees.”
“We were shocked at the callous disregard for human life ”

For IELTS Writing:
“The press, in its callous, cynical way, was suspicious of the pro-gram at first and called it pure symbolism.”

Exercise:

Choose the following words to fill in the blank: isolated, topics, classics, dynamic, sole, adapt, couple, prohibits, finite, identical.

  1. Disney’s early cartoon features are now considered _______________ in the field of animation.
  2. I’ll be ready in a _______________ of minutes.
  3.  Victoria has enacted a new bylaw which _______________ smoking in all public buildings.
  4.  _______________ twins develop from the equal division of a fertilized egg.
  5.  Our oil and gas reserves are _______________, so we must take steps to develop alternative energy sources.
  6.  The _______________ economy of the U. S. is the envy of the world.
  7.  The murderer’s _________ lack of remorse shocked the jury.
  8.  After the birth of her little brother, Sophie was shocked to find that she was no longer the _______________ object of her parents’ affection.
  9.  It has taken my family a long time to _______________ to the cold of Canada.
  10.  The better your English language skills, the more you are able to talk about difficult _______________.

Answer keys:

  1. classics
  2. couple
  3. prohibits
  4. identical
  5. finite
  6. dynamic
  7. callous
  8. sole
  9. adapt
  10. topics

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