Deference – Word of the Day for IELTS Speaking and Writing

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Deference – Word of the Day for IELTS Speaking and Writing

Deference: (Noun) /ˈdefərəns/

Definition :

polite behaviour that shows that you respect someone and are therefore willing to accept their opinions or judgment

Synonyms :

Yielding, Acquiescence, Capitulation.

Collocation :

With verb: show/ treat deference

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Example :

For IELTS Speaking :
“Lewis was annoyed that Adam did not show enough respect and deference to him.
“He treated Dean with extreme deference.”

For IELTS Writing :
“That the other women had never shown any deference to that status was a perennial aggravation.”

Exercise :

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

combination, delicious, defiant, breakup, deliberate, deference.

  1. Alongside stubbornness and negativism, the …………….. child has enormous energy and persistence
  2. But the difference really shows in the ……………….. attempt to abandon traditional forms of school discipline.
  3. When she went home to tea with them she ate …………………. food
  4. The ………………….. of her marriage had a devastating effect on her
  5. At least for a short time, schoolmates often showed ……………………. to their fallen peers.
  6. This distinction, coupled with the previous one, yields four possible……………………..of fact, each needing discussion.

Answer Keys :

  1. defiant
  2. deliberate
  3. delicious
  4. breakup
  5. deference
  6. combination

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