Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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May
05
2014

abscond

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

əb skand
intransitive verb

to leave suddenly and secretly, esp. to avoid observation or capture.
The king hanged the leader of the rebellion, while his followers attempted to abscond from the city.
The thief was able to abscond with confidential files.