Circumspect – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Circumspect – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Circumspect: (Adjective) /ˈsɜːrkəmspekt/

 Definition:

thinking carefully about something before doing it, in order to avoid risk

Synonyms: 

Cautious, Considerate, Discriminating

Collocation:

With adverb: more circumspect

 Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“The governor was usually circumspect when dealing with the media.
“But ministers from the conservative Liberal Democratic party were more circumspect in their criticism.”

For IELTS Writing:
“All such discussions, however, remained quite circumspect.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

circumspect, flimsy, tournament, soulful, circumstances, motivation

  1. Modelling several series at the same time is more appropriate in certain ………………………..
  2. The school claimed that the decision was based on ………….. evidence from an unsatisfactory inspection in April
  3. Economic constraints or limitations can be overcome given a sufficiently high………………to do well by the individual entrepreneur.
  4. He looked at Louis, who stood aside watching Jambo out of wounded, …………….. eyes.
  5. Eighteen teams competed in the annual ………………….. over three nights at Barlaston.
  6. Walesa was …………………………… in discussing his political actions.

Answer keys:

  1. circumstances
  2. flimsy
  3. motivation
  4. soulful
  5. tournament
  6. circumspect

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