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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Aug
13
2014

aggrandize

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ə graen daIz
1. to increase in size or scope; enlarge; extend.
Plans were made to further aggrandize the palace.
2.  to make, or cause to appear, grander in wealth, stature, power, or influence; exalt.
In his autobiography, the former president aggrandizes his role in the peace agreement.
His service to the king had aggrandized him; he was now a member of the nobility with a large estate.