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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Jul
02
2013

conclave

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conclave

kan kleIv
kang kleIv

noun

1. a secret, private, or confidential meeting or gathering.
example: Some of the ship’s officers met in a conclave to discuss the competence of the captain.

2. the private meeting of the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church for the purpose of electing the pope.

3. a meeting of associated people.