Salient – Word Of The Day For IELTS

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Salient – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Salient: (Adjective) /ˈseɪliənt/

Definition:

the salient points of features of something are the most important or most noticeable parts of it

Synonyms: 

Noticeable, Important, Notable

Collocation:

With adverb: most salient
With noun: characteristic/ feature/ points

Example:

For IELTS Speaking:.
“We need now only take note of the most salient features.”
“In Viennese modernism, then, the court aristocracy was, in relation to the Bürgertum, the most salient social class.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Students are prone to explain undesirable features of a system in terms of its most salient characteristics.

Exercise:

Match the word below to complete these sentences.

takeaway, vulnerable, salient, salubrious, waggon, icebox

  1. The existing plant, which was none too …………………, had already attracted much comment.
  2. I’ve asked the restaurant to bring you round a …………………
  3. A servant hitched up a ……………… and drove her the short distance to Mount Pitt.
  4. His victims are ……………………. women whom he can control.
  5. Having rinsed and stowed the fishing gear in the after locker, he reached into the ………………. for a cold beer.
  6. The most ………………….. committees, in our experience, are ones responsible for capital budgeting, strategic planning, and compensation.

Answer keys:

  1. salubrious
  2. takeaway
  3. waggon
  4. vulnerable
  5. icebox
  6. salient

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