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
11
2013

consternation

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consternation

kan stər neI shən

noun

surprise and alarm, leading to panic, deep disappointment, or total confusion.
example: To the consternation of some conservative groups, it was announced that women would no longer be banned from Navy submarines.