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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Mar
05
2014

beleaguer

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

li gər

transitive verb
1. to lay siege to by surrounding with troops; besiege.
example: The army beleaguered the city, and within days it fell.

2. to beset with hardships or difficulties.
example: The bombing of the city beleaguered the citizens for months.
example: Beleaguered by problems at work, he had little time for his family.