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