Sordid – Word Of The Day For IELTS


Sordid – Word Of The Day For IELTS Speaking And Writing

Sordid: (Adjective) /ˈsɔːrdɪd/


  1. involving immoral or dishonest behaviour
  2. very dirty and unpleasant


Nasty, Disreputable, Shameful


With noun: sordid affair/ story


For IELTS Speaking:
“George Broomham was questioned, but only briefly, before he admitted the whole sordid affair.”
“All concerned should be cross-examined to get to the bottom of the whole sordid affair.”
“Her own sordid story could only be a bad influence on such a young and impressionable mind.”

For IELTS Writing:
“Out of this sordid mix of political short-sightedness and commercial greed, no government emerges with clean hands.”


Choose the following words to fill in the blank: design, range, sordid, perceived, conducted, restricts, administered, finalized, chapter, survey.

  1. His divorce marked the beginning of a new _______________ in his life.
  2. She was wearing a beautiful black dress with a _______________ of red roses down the side.
  3. In response to Indian nuclear weapons testing, Pakistan _______________ its own tests in 1998.
  4. We _______________ the contract this afternoon.
  5. Cigarette smoking is widely _______________ as being the most serious health issue in society today.
  6. She discovered the truth about his ____________ past.
  7. Although we cannot count every star in our galaxy, we can take a _______________ in the region of space near our sun.
  8. A large fence _______________ access to the area.
  9. The Cayman Islands have been _______________ by Jamaica since 1863.
  10. Summertime temperatures in this region _______________ between 20 and 30 degrees.

Answer keys:

1. chapter
2. design
3. conducted
4. finalized
5. perceived
6. sordid
7. survey
8. restricted
9. administered
10. range

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