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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Jan
17
2014

connive

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

naIv

intransitive verb

1. to join secretly in a plot; conspire (often fol. by with).
The policeman was conniving with the smugglers and sharing their profits.

2. to ignore or fail to report a wrongdoing, and thus tacitly support it (often fol. by at).
She connived at the cheating of her classmates.