Here I am again with a complicated sentence for me of course. I would be thankful if you could let me know what bellow sentence mean.
Defying the perception of it as a novelty substance for parties and gimmicks, the element actually has many vital applications in society.
I saw it when I was reading paragraph C in below website.
takeielts.britishcouncil.org/pt/ … c/readin-1
Contrary to the perception of it as something new/unfamiliar that can only be demonstrated at parties as a device intended to attract attention, the element actually has many vital applications in society.
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In fact I was able to understand the first part and you kindly paraphrase all the sentence.
Thanks a lot.