Inscrutable – Word Of The Day For IELTS Writing & Speaking

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Inscrutable – Word Of The Day For IELTS Writing & Speaking

Inscrutable /ɪnˈskruːtəbl/ (a): if a person or their expression is inscrutable, it is hard to know what they are thinking or feeling, because they do not show any emotion; impossible to understand or interpret

Synonyms: enigmatic, unreadable, mysterious

Antonyms: transparent, straightforward, obvious, understandable


  • The judges kept wearing the same inscrutable expression during the whole panel interview, which almost made me lose my nerve.
  • Peter’s inscrutable look gave nothing away throughout the press conference when his company was alleged to have committed tax evasion and bribery.
  • After confessing his motives and crime, the serial killer gave the officers an inscrutable, yet cruel smile.

Lose somesone’s nerve: to fear doing something

Allege (v): to state something as a fact but without giving proof

Tax evasion (n): the illegal nonpayment or underpayment of tax

Bribery (n) the giving or taking of bribes


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