Haughty – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Haughty – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Haughty: (Adjective) /ˈhɔːti/

Definition:

behaving in a proud unfriendly way

Synonyms: 

Stuck-up, Snob, Pompous

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“Jessica turned away with a haughty look on her face.”
“People thought of him as being haughty and difficult to talk to.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Under different circumstances, this would have sounded patronizing, a wilted bouquet tossed by a haughty victor.”

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

fabricated, perfection, united, glossy, gluttony, settlement

  1. Rand …………………… from comment on the scandal involving his opponent.
  2. As a repentant ………………, I pledge to swear off this hallucinogen
  3. Only three of the 20 homes in his street had escaped the burglars and the ……………..
  4. Most were reluctant, defensive, or simply ……………….. to blow their own trumpet.
  5. She flicked him a ……………… smile, then strode briskly on.
  6. As long as any advert does not bring the profession into …………….. nor is in bad taste then it is permissible.

Answer keys:

  1. refrain
  2. sinner
  3. wrecker
  4. hesitant
  5. haughty
  6. disrepute

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