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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Nov
20
2013

client

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

klaI @nt

noun
definition 1:  one who pays for the services of another, esp. those of a lawyer or other professional.
example:  The lawyer met with her client to talk about their first day in court.
example:  That talent agency has several big stars as their clients.

definition 2:  a nation that is dependent on or under the patronage of another; client state.
example:  These countries were clients of the superpowers during the Cold War.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun client (definition 1)

MODIFIER + client:    corporate ~ , business ~ , prospective ~ , potential ~ , commercial ~ , prestigious ~ , private ~ , overseas ~ , lawyer’s ~ , agency’s ~